Today was not an easy day for me. \nI had work all day, the future on my mind and I knew I was going to have to study for two tests tomorrow. To say the least, it was an exhausting day and still isn’t over! I told my mom earlier that I feel like I have been running a marathon today cause my mind has been turning circles!\nBut on my drive home, Jesus intervened. Like always. Seriously, I am not sure why I get the least bit surprised when He shows up big. He ALWAYS does when I ask for Him!\nThe words of a song softly reminded me that this is not where I belong. Days will be hard, people can be frustrating and life can seem unfair but all this life is but a glimpse of the eternal rewards that await me. So, why worry? \nNo, really. Why?\nAs I allowed myself to actually breathe, rolled my window down and said “thank you Lord” over and over and over again, He simply said back, “Always.”\nGod didn’t show up just today. He didn’t fight for me just today. he didn’t answer my knock on the door just today. That’s Him, every single day. \nGood gosh, I serve an awesome God!\nIn the midst of my calming down, I took a second to write and just thank Him for being so good to me.\nJesus kinda took it from there…\nThis poem is called “The Great I Am.” \nYou offer me this uncanny sense of relief.\nLike a calm wave washes over and I can no longer speak\nYour voice strikes a nerve deep inside of my soul\nReminding me that in your arms is a place of control.\nAfter a hard day, i just want to to be cradled in you\nJust to sit in your lap and take in the view\nChiseled jawline but your soft eyes tell a story\nThey radiate something beyond this human sense of glory\nI begin to look in them and see down a long path up ahead\nBut you reel me back in and as me to just rest instead\nDo you get tired of me asking the same question over and over again\n“How much do you love me even after I sin?”\nBut your reaction, its the same, every single time\nAs you outstretch your arms like the picture in my storybook rhyme\nIt’s you, on the cross, but with no nail wounds to show\nYour smile reminds me of all I ever need to know.\nSo I never will comprehend or understand why\nThe King of the universe loved me enough to die.\nLike he did as blood ran down his face\nThree days later, rising again in all of his grace\nHe told evil, “my father is the almighty, don’t you realize?\nThat your arrows are wasteful and your schemes are all lies\nYou cant stop me or destroy my people here\nMy physical flesh departing doesn’t mean I disappear\nI will reign more than ever as they all will learn\nI am the maker of every ocean and every fire that burns\nAnd their souls will yearn and they’ll be consumed with my love\nAnd your evil cant take them cause they have the peace of a dove\nThey may fall, they may slip but their security isn’t for sell\nI will tell you this softly, I wont waste my voice and yell\nfor My people know their real home and eternal resting place\nyour demons don’t scare them so turn your ugly face\nI am the god of gods and this is a raging war\nMy angels are warriors , you have no idea what is in store\nMaybe in the garden, eve bought into your lies\nWhen you bore your hatrid and was a snake in disguise\nBut victory is ours, we will always prevail\nand you and yours can go straight back to hell.\nSo exhaust yourself as you try and manipulate\nUsing strategies and weapons to cause strife and hate\nMy love outshines it no matter what place you attack\nYou think I am weak but I don’t need a gun on my back\nMy power comes from the highest heavens and the tallest tower\nOnce every one bows on one knee, you will also cower\nAs I watch you cast down into the lake of eternal fire\nAs you wither and suffer and everyone sees you’re a liar\nUntil then, I’ll continue to rest easy cause I know\nMy people are safe cause where they go, I go\nYou have been given your change to realize who is king\nBut now no sympathy, a death song you will sing\nI am Lord of lords, there is no one I fear\nwhen I come back for my bride, the song you will hear\nEvery knee will bow and follow my command\nMy strength and my glory will bestow the great I am.\nMy people hearts will be fulfilled as they prepare to return\nTo the pearly gates of heaven where all their hearts yearn\nAnd life is made perfect and the weak are made strong\nBut for you, lucifer, this is not where you belong.\nI once whispered to them their identity as you laughed in their ear\nBut they’re in my domain now, and you cant enter here.\nThat guy I was just talking about above…yeah, He lives inside of you. \nI’m sorry, did you hear me? \nThe almighty King of Kings, heavenly positioned, author of all faith, Lord of Lords and Great I AM lives in You.\nSoak that in, baby!