Searching for Truth's Power















Generic words so swiftly spoken.
Designed by pros to fix the broken.
Blindly spewing, like lines of a script,
Never knowing how my heart is ripped.
Taking sacred words, twisting into your own.
Amazing, how you think you've grown.
How wise you are! How I bow to your mind!
How I ignore your words, though well-meaning and kind.

Where is the truth? Where are the people
Who won't just repeat what's heard under every church steeple?
Who will read God's scripture for themselves?
Not just snatch and grab from it whatever sells.
Who will be my friend, and speak truthful words?
Who will tell me something I haven't already heard?

Words of truth and words of grace...
Remove the mask that gives you that generic Christian face!
Quit resting your faith in the words of man,
Rewarmed and removed so far from God's plan.
Your watered-down Bibles may be easy to read,
But they've yet to give me any words I should heed!

There's no real answer in the words that you say
You twist God's true will, so I stand back and pray,
God! I need a friend who can meet me here,
At this point in my life, whom I can call dear.
Someone who understands what I need,
Speak strong, truthful words; plant the right seeds.

Is such a one so hard to find?
Is everyone around me truly so blind?
Is it too much to ask? Am I crazy? Insane?
Is there no one in this world who might feel the same?

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Will you be a truth speaker with me?

CONVERSATION

46 comments:

  1. Uuhhhh hello! You're speaking my language right now girl! I'm in that place with you, struggling with the same things, and praying for that friend who will not judge me for my inadequacies or my passion of the faith, speak truth and life in gentleness, but also just be my friend. I need a friend like that. I'm here! I know we don't always see eye to eye but those differences sharpen us like iron sharpens iron. I think we could be very transparent with each other and form deep friendships if we gave it a chance. Love you! <3

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  2. Beautiful poetry that speaks to me. Friendship is what we all seek and appear to have found on each other's posts. I love your writing and how you've shared the classics with your theme.

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  3. Beautiful words of wisdom! I love your poetry!

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  4. You are a beautiful young woman who is extremely capable of expressing herself very eloquently. A lot of difficult times have a way of working themselves out......given time. Wishing you peace,love and ...of course time..to be well.

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  5. Finding true, godly friendships are not easy, especially for us shy people. You have expressed your feelings very well in this poetry. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. That was very well written. I love poetry. Good way to let a story. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I see a lady who is fed up with the mediocrity of the worldly "christian". Who is looking for an authentic relationship with a true believer who shares the same passions and values.
    Amazing poetry! I love it!

    Miss--

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  8. Great words of wisdom in your poetry that everyone should get a chance to hear. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Soo nice. I actually spent a little more time going around your blog before I read this because I was captivated by the beauty of the quoted messages you put in the corners of this blog. I love your about page too. Oh, I just love your site!! It's simple, nothing fancy going on, but it speaks life and beauty and I am more drawn to these kinds of places than any other.

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  10. Beautiful prose. You truly put your heart in this piece.
    Also, I see you're a jamberry consultant, love their nail wraps!!

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  11. Lovely piece of poetry, you are truly gifted at speaking God's truth in a relatable way!

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  12. Always speak the truth in love, and truth will set you free. Honesty is one of the greatest virtues.

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  13. Beautifully written. I have often heard similar sentiments, but never phrased nearly as eloquently. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Hello there! Beautifull words, verry well writen! Congratulation for your talent and thank you for sharing with others!
    Kiss you!

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  15. This poem was beautifully written! I so feel your pain. God will provide just the right person!

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  16. You have a wonderful sense of prose. I don't come across too many poets in the blogger world these days. I write on one of my blogs from time and time and published a book. I'd like to publish more if I had more hours in the day.

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  17. Your post caught me off guard. I wasn't prepared to think so deeply tonight! Thanks for sharing your beautiful words.

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  18. I am not religious, but I can tell you are a lover of the written word. Love your quotes on your sidebar.

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  19. I like your poem :) I finally found a church where I learned new things, honest and correct things, instead of the same silly sermons I'd been hearing all my life. I'll pray that you find the same spiritual guidance.

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  20. It is so important to be like the Bereans and check everything against Scripture for ourselves, isn't it? My eldest daughter is writing a lot of poetry at the moment, so it was interesting to read yours. Thank you for sharing :-)

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  21. Authentic Christian friendship is hard to find. WE changed churches a year ago and we are now under amazing deep, truth-filled teaching that makes us dig into God's word.

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  22. Beautiful poetry! We are all puzzles, even to ourselves. Figuring the puzzle out and sharing the pieces with those around us is a gift.

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  23. This is beautiful! I'm so thankful for the spiritual sisters in my life. This poem is a great reminder of how much they've blessed me.

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  24. Nice piece, thanks for sharing!

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  25. Beautiful poem filled with so much emotion :)

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  26. This is beautifully written. There are many honest, non-judgmental Christian ladies in my life who love me and tell me the truth when I need to hear it (even though sometimes I don't want to hear it). I feel so thankful for that!

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  27. It truly is hard to find someone who will always be truthful to you no matter the consequences. I've been there and I feel your passion. Lovely, lovely poem. Keep on doing what you're doing!

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  28. A very beautiful written expression. I thank you for your honesty and thank you for putting into words what so many people feel.

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  29. This is beautifully written! You're not alone, I too have been "corrected Biblically" by people twisting God's word. Smile, nod, go read for yourself, and pray.

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  30. Lovely poem! I admire people who can write poetry. It was never something I was really good at :) I am not super religious, but I get what you're saying.

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  31. I most certainly will be!! I love this poem and I love the Truth!! Both are necessities, I think, in life!! How incredible a post this is!! And I love you and your "hunny's" picture!! =)

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  32. I love the way you expressed such a powerful emotion and shared it with us. This goes to show how many avenues we have as bloggers and influencers to get really big ideas out to others and make a movement fly.

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  33. That was so beautiful and powerful. You are so talented! Right now I'm trying to speak truth about my feelings and emotions so that I can be honest with myself and others. It's been difficult but your post was just the push I needed, thank you!

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  34. I enjoyed every word of your poem. I will share with my kids who struggle in school to find souls like their own.

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  35. Stunning and beautifully written.

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  36. This is so rich. Thank you for sharing it here on your blog. Do you mind if I reference it on my blog and link directly here?

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  37. Such a beautiful poem! It takes such strength to share such personal writing. I love to write, but poetry scares me. :) Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  38. Beautiful! You are not alone. In fact, there have been many times I have thought these same thoughts, but never so poetically and eloquently. It is hard to walk the road of "truth" when you feel alone. We women long to have another woman who believes the way we do and isn't afraid to speak the truth to our hearts. It isn't always pleasant, but when my God disciplines me it isn't always pleasant either...even though it is good and right and necessary. My prayer is that God sends that person to touch your heart and your life. God bless you!

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  39. What an amazingly talented writer you are! I absolutely loved this beautiful poem. You tell a truth with your words that just blows me away. I love to write but would never have the nerve to try poetry. Kudos to you!

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  40. You are a talented young lady that isn't afraid to share her thoughts through poetry. It is beautiful.

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  41. I understand where you are coming from. I love www.jw.org for all Bible related questions. Hope you enjoy :-)

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  42. That was a very well-written poem. Also thought-provoking. The search for truth is one in which studying the scriptures is key. I hope you find that friend you're looking for. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Beautiful poetry..hard hitting and sincere.

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