Jesus Is The Word And The Lord

In the beginning, was the Word
God spoke and the worlds were made
With Him, the world’s foundations laid.
Jesus is the Word and is the Lord

God incarnate, became man
And dwelt among us
The Christ, Jesus
We beheld the I AM

Why do you call Him good?
No one is good but One
So have you seen the Son?
Do you recognize as you should?

Those who saw
Saw the Father above;
His Son, sent in love,
Within Him not a flaw!

Oh, behold His glory!
See that He is life!
There is no strife
With Him, come and see!

Any who do not say that He
Is God come in flesh man
Is not of God – they are damned
An antichrist who seeks to deceive

I profess aloud –
Jesus, God incarnate
He came to compensate
For man’s sin
And will come again
In the clouds

As a judge.


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. John 1:18

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” John 14:9

So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” Mat 19:17

He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Mat 26:39


It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these and it’s great to finally have another to post. This is what resulted from study notes of the Gospel with Refreshing Spirit. (You can view her post right here!) Looking forward to the next one. ❤

He Is Divine, We Are His Branches | A Gospel Study

Humankind was first created to grow into branches. However, the first branches decided that they knew better than the Creator by partaking in something that they were forbidden to do, and thus, tore themselves away from the Tree of Life. They tried to become trees and planted themselves in sin instead.

After this, the offspring of the branches started off tainted. These seeds naturally desired what was dark, leaving their leaves splotched, their branches mottled, their roots rotting. Weeds and thorns grew around them, choking their start, causing them to be thin and pale.

They were destined to die.


They could not save themselves in their own power. Hard as they tried to reach the heavens alone, they were not able to reach beyond the snares and weeds that surrounded them. 

So the Creator sent His own seed to be planted in the earth – blemish free. He grew in wisdom and stature. 

Only this One could save them by reconnecting them to the Tree. The One Who had the Sap of Life flowing through His branches. He gave Himself to die in their place, for any and all who would accept His sacrifice as Truth. They had to have beleaf. (Belief –  couldn’t help myself, sorry. 😆)

He became our Grafter.

The only way that the trees could live was to give up their lives to the Tree. Allow themselves to be cut down, the most painful process. Allow themselves to be lovingly picked up afterward, and grafted onto the Parent tree. Allow the Life from the Parent Tree to flow into them. Become instead of self trees, become humility trees. Or Humilitrees. (I couldn’t resist sorry. 🤣) Otherwise known as… branches.

In this way, the Creator Tree pulled His creation from the death that was the fireplace.


And after they were grafted, they thought they could stay in the Holy Tree’s trunk by producing fruit of their own stick-power. The limbs had not fully grafted yet – they had not accepted that they were branches and had nothing apart from the Divine. In doing so, their connection to the Sap was compromised, and their fruit was rotten and stinky before the Creator.

Only One could strengthen them to bear good fruit. The Tree of Life. The fruit of this Tree was holy, just, merciful, loving, all-knowing, all-seeing, and wonderful.

Only then could any of the traits of the Parent Tree flow into these young saplings. They welcomed the sap. They welcomed the Holy Sap into their limbs and into themselves, glad that they were no longer the dying tree bound for death. They accepted that in their own power, they had no power, but the fruit that came from Him was living and fresh before the Lord.


And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. (Luke 2:52)

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” (John 5:5-8)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:2-3)


Hello and welcome to whatever this was! 🤣 This spawned out of a Gospel study with Olivia at Refreshing Spirit. There are 34 parts to this study, and there will be notes and more stories like this whenever we finish a part. The theme for this was The Condition of the Soul. This was inspired by the verses I shared above. 😊

Metamorphosis

A caterpillar only cares about what it desires
Its lust and its passions fuel its soul’s fires.

But this one was shown a new way to live
Not for itself but to pour out and give –

Because of what was graciously given to it
Loving arms saved it from the bottomless pit.

It built a coffin and got inside, and then
It emerged as a new creature and could abide in Him

By putting off the old man and putting on the new
Sins were left behind and life was renewed!


This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt Anthology week 52 – Emergence. If you’d like to participate, the submission guidelines are here. (The deadline is August 10th!) Special thanks to Olivia for helping me write this one! 😸

Be My Guide (a reblog)

In response to the Daily Post prompt Abide, here is a poem I posted back in September: 🙂

Following Him Beside Still Waters

It seems that with this one, I wanted to see how many times I could rhyme with “guide” and still have a poem that makes sense. XD All joking aside, here is another poem with a very different rhyming pattern. A couple of lines near the middle is based on 2nd Cor:5:17 (Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.) and a couple of lines near the end is based on Gal:2:20 (I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.)

Hope y’all have a great weekend! ♥

Be My Guide

In this wicked world, I abide

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Be My Guide

It seems that with this one, I wanted to see how many times I could rhyme with “guide” and still have a poem that makes sense. XD All joking aside, here is another poem with a very different rhyming pattern. A couple of lines near the middle is based on 2nd Cor:5:17 (Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.) and a couple of lines near the end is based on Gal:2:20 (I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.)

Hope y’all have a great weekend! ♥

Be My Guide

In this wicked world, I abide

It is a bog that threatens to drown us in quicksand
Jesus, pull me out of my sinful ways, here is my hand!

Please, Lord, be my Guide

We’re surrounded by fog so thick that we cannot see
Take my hand, Lord, and out of this confusion, lead me!

Jesus, stay at my side

Noise is so loud that it’s hard to know truth from lies
Help me, Lord Jesus, hear my pleading cries!

In You, Lord, I confide

You know my heart, my soul, my very being
I know that without you, there is no seeing!

For us, You died

So that we, Your children, can live for You
I believe upon Your Son; turn me into a creature anew!

You were crucified

Like a common criminal, The Innocent One
Was punished for sins we have done

I knelt and cried

From my evil ways, He has set me free!
He, The Only Begotten Son, has saved me!

I cannot hide

The Light within shines though my spirit
I must share the Gospel! People must hear it!

In me – You reside

I am crucified with Christ, yet I live; yet, I live not
For Jesus lives in me; we live by the faith of the Son of God

I lose my pride

When we drive on the road of life alone, we hit potholes
But when Jesus is in the driver’s seat, He steers our souls

So it’s a smoother ride