Mannerism

A Scent of Purpose

Well, the day started off a bit sluggish. I had a good night’s sleep, but that didn’t carry over to my rise and whine. But still, I completed my circuit and after breakfast I settled into my pray and play period. What tilted my world was a call from Raleigh, NC from the wife of a life long friend. Yes, my childhood friend had suddenly passed away and the thought left me shaken. I’ve mentioned before about this season of death, and I’m in constant prayer about how to learn and minister forward. Yet the measure of loss and change around me feels unnatural.

It feels as if I’m on the brink of something, not that it’s my time, but something is brewing, and a spiritual scent of purpose is in the air.

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I saw this as my morning walk wore on, the horse head caught my eye. I didn’t readily think of the verse below, but after hearing the about my friend’s returning home, I returned to it and found some comfort in the thought of angelic riders patrolling the earth, and showing God’s continuing concern over us.

“I saw in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen, and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.
~ Zechariah 1:8.

Lord, once again, I come to you with open heart and mind, fill me with Your word and prepare my soul for Your work.

Pray on,
Eddy

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Video

I Surrender All

Live in the freedom of God ~ E.M. (Romans 6:13)
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The official lyric video for Eddy Mann’s song ‘I Surrender All’ from the “Worship in Spirit and Truth” album.

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Poetry

The Judas Kiss

You wake to find another day waiting
Breathing deep you draw the curtains wide
Slowly thoughts start passing through you mind
Something’s very wrong deep down inside
Could it be the thoughts you were thinking?
Could it be the company you know?
Could it be the darkness you’ve been dreaming?
Maybe it’s that Judas kiss you sow
~ E.M.

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Mannerism

Replenished

Enlight253“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)

During my father’s recent home hospice journey, I, the sole caregiver, found myself driven to my breaking point. Push anything to its limits, and it will break down. My ’69 Volkswagen Beetle will attest to that. Proud as she was, there was a limit to what she could withstand, and over time she too fell to the demands that were put on her.

Sleep deprived, I found myself wandering away from some of my basic  daily necessities. I know some who will find this unbelievable, but days passed without me picking up a guitar… or writing,,, or even reading. Irritable, cranky, and certainly tired were all honest descriptive words that could have been attached to my behavior and or mood. Think twenty-eight days with only intermittent sleep.

Serving wasn’t the issue, but seeing clearly was. In my attempt to be all things at all times to my father, I neglected my own health and well being.

“Six days you shall work, but on the seventhly you shall rest.” (Exodus 34:21 ESV)

So as God would have it, eighteen hours before his last breath, I woke from an hour nap to find myself broken health wise. I was unable to think clearly, my throat was sore, and my body was an aching mess.

Now tired I could do, but broken I couldn’t.

Yes, God found a way to school me even in my father’s last waking hours.

Guilty I am for not leaning enough on Him; guilty I am of not heeding His words concerning rest, and guilty I am of not trusting in His love.

“For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” (Jeremiah31:25 ESV)

I went to bed the night after his passing to rest. I went to bed repeating God’s words of wisdom. I went to bed to satisfy my weary soul, and to be replenished.

Pray on,

Eddy

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