Let Me Not

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This poem was inspired as I thought on recent temptations that shamefully I found myself looking to. I know in my heart that these things hold absolutely nothing for me but sorrow and shame. There is a real hunger and thirst that we must endure for a season that our bellies might be filled with the very best God has in store for us. Please, face the shame and endure the gnawing but for a season. Our God is faithful who has promised! I, as many of you must battle loneliness. It is worth the wait and the pain of having no mate with which to share life.  God has promised to pair me with the best that He has for me. Also, the distractions of this world can rob us of a prayer life, pleasing to God and one which would help see our brothers and sisters set free. To repent is essential in living a victorious life over sin. Repentance is regurgitation of poisoned bread. It cleanses our bellies for the Bread of Life! A life of self-denial is less and less popular, but, as Jesus taught, is required if we are to live victoriously. Let only God lead the way and live victoriously!

Let Me Not

Let me not grow weary when the sun beats hot

Let me not fall short of what You’ve got

For me to do, for me to be

The task designed uniquely for me

Sometimes I wonder if my place is sure

I faint near to fall; can I endure

I’ve no place to go where I have been

So I’ll journey on in the Wilderness Sin

I must resist this torrent, this flood

Continue to wade the muck and the mud

To keep my eyes forward on the Cloud by day

My sweet Lord always guides my way

Let me not grow weary when darkness falls

Let me listen intently for my Saviour’s calls

To know His will and His way for me

Because, despite my eyes, I can not see

I must not drink from the pools all around

Only in my Saviour’s well can Living Water be found

My soul, don’t complain when your thirst is hot

Please wait; drink the water your Saviour’s got

Wander not for the whore’s bread, poisoned but sweet

Cry out to God; He is your meat

Resist to eat the bread that you knew

Belly, gnawing with hunger, eat what is True

Keep your eyes in the night on the Pillar of Fire

Love for you Lord, my burning desire

By: Patrick Brady

About the Author

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I am Patrick Brady, God’s evangelist, gifted by His eternal Spirit through Christ to empower others to witness truth, grace and love. I was saved according to scripture (Romans 10:9,10) at age eleven. Despite this real, new-life experience, I strayed at age sixteen, and like the man described in James 1:6-8, I was a double minded man and unstable in all my ways. However at age 39, I surrendered all, the very thing that God had patiently waited for and encouraged in me. On Aug 15, 2009, just three months after my surrender, He filled me with His Holy Fire to overflow. Now more than six years later, I am not perfect, but without excuse, I am being perfected in Him who is! Ever since, I have been a man on fire, ever learning to walk more perfectly in Christ and for Christ that others might see and be set free through His love.

I seek to walk by faith and to walk by the light of God’s Word made alive in me through His Spirit. I am learning that despite my weakness, God’s message can perfectly pierce the hungry, waiting heart with a burning message of eternal hope and a living salvation meant to catch others aflame with God’s undying love. I encourage all who are “hungry for righteousness” to surrender to God and make Jesus Lord of your life. Welcome Him to fill you to overflow with His Holy Spirit and be baptized in the Holy Ghost, evidenced by speaking in tongues. Being filled you will allow no place for the devil and will be bold to share the power of the gospel and see others filled, just as on the day of Pentecost. Don’t settle for any of man’s religion but go after a fiery relationship with God!

With a Beauty All its Own

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This poem was inspired as I thought on love. God is love. We become enamored by love. Love fills us with boldness to see our world in a beautiful light! Unfortunately love is often unappreciated, abused and perverted. Love truly is what we make of it. If we respect it as something to be treasured above all and worthy of sacrifice, it will grow in us and the heavenly ethereal glow will continue to paint our world in amazing color, despite setbacks, persecutions and pain experienced in its pursuit. “Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not behave itself unseemly. Love is not boastful. Love suffers long. Love believes all things. Love hopes all things. Love never fails.” Treasure love!

With a Beauty All Its Own

Love is a splendorous thing

It blings and rings and sings

With a beauty all its own

Like the purest garment sewn

With charm elusive and bold

Most grand above the finest gold

Valued priceless by the receiver

A worthless fake by the deceiver

To see it is to believe it

To believe it is to receive it

Too glorious to define

Sweetest grape from the truest vine

Softest thunder clap ever found

The war and peace of it, renowned

Takes patience, long and hope, renewed

To stay neath this glorious rider, ensued

There’s euphoria, task, quiet dedication

Pride, achievement with doses of humiliation

Its a placid lake and roaring sea

In its firm embrace, you learn how to be

You get what you bring to love’s astounding door

Vanity and pride only leave you wanting more

So let truth with humility be the gifts you bring

Steadfast hope and appreciation to your queen or king

Love is a splendorous thing

It blings and rings and sings With a beauty all its own

By: Patrick Brady

Our Knees Win the Victory

kneeling-in-prayer-nto-jesusThis poem was inspired in seeing all the warring that we do against one another for a “good cause”.  Prayer is the name God gave His House which was published by Jesus as He ran out the money changers who had made it a “den of thieves”. We must begin to realize the power of prayer. I have fallen and do at times still fall subject to behaving as if I could see my enemy with the naked eye. Our enemy is never flesh and blood! The world will never get this nor the worldly Christian. However God’s Word makes it plain that our enemy is demonic and a spiritual wickedness. When we really get this, the love of God will spread uncontained like a holy fire routing the enemy  and destroying every stronghold of hell. Prayer, (Communication and Communion with God) is the lawful weapon of a Christian. “The battle is not ours; the battle is the Lords.” Faith working by love which encourages prayer and is encouraged through prayer is the “hammer” that breaks the rock in our path. Let’s pray!

Our Knees Win the Victory

Our knees win the victory

Our knees help us win

Our knees help us see

When all about us seems dim

Jesus defeated Satan

On sweet Calvary

But in the throws of life’s battles

Our knees help us see

The battle is not ours

The battle is the Lord’s

When we surrender our strength

It’s Heaven’s bright Sword

Cuts to shreds our enemy

Makes him bow in defeat

The carnal forsaken

The prisoner set free

The victory is ours

The devil under our feet

A Holy Army wars

When we fall to our knees

The victory is certain

As the cross guarantees

Our warfare is not carnal

Nor enemy mortal man

It’s satan we serve

When we abandon God’s plan

So turn from carnal vengeance

Take authority in Jesus’ name

O’er every hellish devil

Our victory we’ll claim

Speaking faith in God’s power

Filled with the Spirit of God

We’ll wage war in this hour

And o’er our enemy trod

Every principality will fall in defeat

When all captives are set free

Our victory will be complete

In Love-powered faith

Clothed in Christ Our hope of glory

O’er all Heaven’s enemy

We’ll reign victorious

Earth’s fields then well plowed

Prepared for our Groom

His glorious Bride

Will be caught up in the clouds

By: Patrick Brady

Gift of God Within

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This poem was inspired by a sincere desire to love and see loved all others through deed and true sacrifice, despite every carnal challenge one faces. This kind of love is pure and tangible and can only be expressed through Christ and for Christ as we surrender all that others might see God in us. This love is rare and does not weigh what is impossible with man against what is possible with God but simply expresses an undying gratitude for a love received which is undeserved and can never be earned. God is love and love is a consuming fire of selfless expression freely given and not earned but by Him who died for all that we might truly live. Love freely and live!

Gift of God Within

Is it possible to love the sinner

Yet hate the sin

To cherish burdened hearts

Kiss tearstained cheeks

Yet hate the vilest of vile within

I see yes with a hearty amen

Christ is our witness

Image of love’s perfection, clear

God’s mirror of serene calm

Rarest beauty of transcendence, dear

Gilead’s great healing balm

Salvation’s fruit for all the year

How do we love the sinner

We know how to hate the sin

Its keeping the two separate

Which proves difficult time and again

Christ is our witness

God’s gift to humble hearts

Those seeing their own weakness

Not piercing others with darts

Christ Jesus, our forgiveness

God’s key to unlock all sin’s chains

In the face of ultimate repentance

Only love and forgiveness remains

And faith, not in humanity

But in Christ, the power of God

Love God and all His creation

Love the sinner; hate the sin

Freed to love, actively, all others

Empowered through Christ

The gift of God within

By: Patrick Brady