Episode 20

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14th Jul 2021

We Are His . . .

We Are His . . .

You write us 

as Your poetry.

We write ourselves 

penned by our actions.

Destiny is within us!

The mystery of our future 

we discover. 

Others may see it . . .

we must have it revealed,

seen through aha moments. 

Hard wired for our mystery, 

we dance with our future . . .

Cheek to cheek 

Stepping HIS song . . .

Waltzing With HIM.

Here's the verse I wrote the poem from.

We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!

Ephesians 2:10 TPT

Reflection 

The beauty of language translation are the meanings of the root word. In this verse the root word for workmanship is Poema which is translated poem or poetry. When you have a revelation of poetries intricacies, the prophetic inferences here are beautiful and very colorful 

God is amazing how he reveals Himself to us individually. There is such depth to our destiny and desires which we don't know are part of us. It's as if we discover ourselves as we walk life out and meet ourselves in the different circumstances of life. We are able to analyze and correct ourselves along the way, with God being our ultimate tutor through The Holy Spirit. 

Here's one of my favorite verses, along with the 100,000 others :)), which describes this process. 

I John 2:27 NKJV,

But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

You can look at this another way. God and us write the script of our lives. All the twists and turns we go through either enhance or correct that script. That's the place where our lives have color and textures added to them and is the beauty of our mystery. 

Imagine your life being painted by an artist using different paint mediums, brushes, and painting knives to etch character into your image. Some will be very bold and with deep color, which will be your main gifting or talent. Other parts will be feathered colors merged and mixed to highlight you as a person with the skill of the artist. This would be the ultimate portrait but not necessarily of your face.

There are many types of poetry writing styles and even mixtures of styles as well. Every one of them is unique as we are. Going back to the artist, imagine the variety of possibilities you would have if 100 artists were given the same project to paint your life?

There are so many rich possibilities invested in you to discover. Don't waste your time comparing yourself with others, find your own hidden treasures. 

Questions 

# God calls you His poetry, how has He written your script? Have you written it down yet?

# If you had to complete this sentence, what would we read? I am going to change the world with or by . . . . . (Fill in the blank)

# Do you enjoy the times of analysis and self-correction? How would you share this revelation with a young believer?

1 Corinthians 4:5 TPT

So resist the temptation to pronounce premature judgment on anything before the appointed time when all will be fully revealed. Instead, wait until the Lord makes his appearance, for he will bring all that is hidden in darkness to light and unveil every secret motive of everyone’s heart. Then, when the whole truth is known, each will receive praise from God.




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About the Podcast

Devotional Christian Poetry
Spiritual Food
I was once a Pastor in a Church that owned a Christian bookstore. One Christmas while I was selecting appropriate gifts for our 5 voluntary staff members, I experienced an encounter with God.
After I selected the gifts God said to me, "put the gifts back and take some blank cards home and give them something from the Pastor's desk!" I was excited about this, as I knew God wanted to speak to each one of them.

What He did then astounded me. After I had finished writing, I realized I had written a prophetic message for each of these loyal volunteers written as a poem! That was the day I realized my gift to write poetry, and since then I haven't stopped writing. The wonderful thing about poetry is, it engages with the reader's emotions and touches the heart.

On this podcast show, you will hear me read one of my poems, inspired and written from a revelation I have received from scripture. A reflection about the poem with 3 questions will follow this to engage and inspire you to take action on all the content. I also reference the scripture I have used, and sometimes I will offer some additional comments.

In Psalms are many examples of poetry that color the truth and enhance our experiences as we read them. In Eph 2:20 the Greek word for workmanship is translated from the root word Poema meaning poem. Quoting from the Passion Translation, we have this root word translated poetry. God calls us his poetry (workmanship) in this version, "We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One".

This beautiful Translation captures so much more of the emotional truth about us. God is not intimidated about using emotional words to capture who we are.

Embracing the language and subtle nuances God uses in His word have always been my delight and inspiration. Poetry brings a fullness to life which often eludes men especially. Men more so because they connect cognitively more than emotionally. Women connect differently as they feel the inferences of the words, whereas men think about the inferences and question them. Both connections are acceptable to God.

For you, as the listening audience to receive the comfort and revelation wrapped in the words of this poetry, I encourage you to adopt a different mindset and feel the words. Let them speak to your heart. Imagine reading the scripture as you would read a love letter from your adoring spouse! Knowing it was a love letter, how would you approach opening that letter?

I have a revelation to share with you about being washed by scripture. Some years ago while meditating on different scripture I realized when I read the passages I don’t read them, the scripture reads Me! It reads my heart, my soul, my principles, and values and becomes my litmus test to my responses and reactions. It tests me to the core!

As an example here in 2 corr 5:17 states the truth; Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. I have italicized the question this scripture asks me. Am I IN Christ? This is about my daily life not just attending a Sunday service. This is not a question to condemn me, it's questioning my focus. Because I am IN CHRIST, my life changes as I am washed by the water of His Word and He is continually being formed within me.

Every one of us is unique and has our own testimonies of our experiences with God. These stories define and speak about our revelations and encounters with Him. My encounter with God was very significant and taught me how to write poetry.

My desire is that my inspired words of poetry wash over you and connect emotionally with you so you receive the benefits of their truths.

This content can be used in study groups and for devotional material.
For more information, please go to my website www.devotionalchristianpoetry.com where there is a free ebook for you to access and my contact links.

About your host

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Lloyd Portman

From as far back as I can remember, I am always fascinated by what makes people tick. Searching behind what drives certain behaviors and finding practical reasons and solutions comes naturally from this fascination.

Having a personal experiential relationship with God was very important to me, rather than a theoretical religious one was my attraction to Him. These experiences started before my conversion and have continued to this day.

After my encounter with God, my poetry was born, and I use poetry to articulate the principles of scripture and the revelations I have experienced.

My podcasts will share these experiences I have had with God during my years of Pastoral ministry and life's school of hard knocks. I encourage you to glean any applicable nuggets and apply your faith to use them, as I used those I heard from other testimonies.

If you want to get in touch with me, please email me at
lloyd5707@gmail.com