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It’s the glory of God to conceal a matter, the glory of kings to seek it out…

Well, I am here searching,
Practicing my royalty by endeavoring into Your divinity.
It’s a multidimensional, para universal Easter egg hunt.
The end: Unknown. The means: Five plus senses enthralled by Love, yearning for a touch from…
What’s that over there?
I see a little of You in me, Your fingerprint on the tree, Your glory in the flight of the bee…
Or is that just coincidence?
No, no, no.
You see, kings view life from the castle,
We see the bigger picture,
Which ironically is picture in picture to His reality,
Like when you think your TVs big and then you visit the theater down the street…
Mind blown as the vibrant colors tickle your pupils and the surround sound shines on your eardrums.
And that’s just peering out your front door.
Life’s beautiful and You, the Creator, even more so.
The more I press in to You the more my wrinkles disappear.
Pursuits a pleasure when the treasure is lifetime guaranteed,
A life freed from condemnation and guilt.
It’s a promise land of glory You concealed for me to discover…
Well I’m here searching and I found my first egg.

This poem was birthed from another post I wrote called UPDATE: Why Do I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy???

To God Be All The Glory!

I wrote this about a year ago while traveling and God pressed this upon my heart. This poem represents my path to Salvation and accepting the Grace offered through Jesus. Please let me know your thoughts. Be blessed!

This town is the cemetery of dreams past, birthing grounds of a new hope.
Tombstones, monuments to a dead revolution, shaken yet will not last.
I need it to be swept away, never to return.
I’ve been promised an awakening, but will it ever come?

He was savage, lustful, eyes filled with pain.
In that moment hate was declared for the impostor.
Who was this figure set before me?
I turned my back on the me I met in the darkest hour.

A gracious hand held the gavel of justice.
The angel of love wrapped her wings around a wounded soul.
The unworthy nomadic heart of a broken man.
Such grace comes with great guilt.

But hope breaks like the dawn, just in time.
Light is shed on the city, covering as Christ’s blood over His people.
The wellspring of life erupts from the catacombs of the decayed.
The new me hurts no more, as my guiltless soul rejoices.

Rebirth…

“To keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.  But he said to me,“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” -2 Corinthians 12:7-10
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To God Be All The Glory!
A prayerful declaration for your campus or school from my brother Ryan Gunnarson:
Set us ablaze Lord!
This is your campus!
Baptize this place with your mercy.
Rain down your love on this place.
Rise up leaders young and old to war on your behalf.
Rise up oh sleepers!
Rise up oh those who are numb!
Rise up you prayer warriors!
God raise up people who have a zeal for your name,
A greater zeal for your face
A greater zeal for your love
Hahahahahaha a greater zeal for your glory
God come! God come! Holy and precious creator have mercy on this place!
God humble the proud.
… shake the unshaken.
… confound the wise.
… awaken the apathetic.
… satisfy the hungry
… nourish the desperate
… bring joy to the oppressed
…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
… contagious joy that changes a city like Phillip.
Come Lord!
Come with a sword ready to take out the enemy.
God bring truth back to this campus.
Like you breathed into Adam and breathed life into the disciples… God breathe life into these deflated lungs. Breathe life into these dry and weary bodies. God breathe life into these lost and dead souls.
Show us how to live unabandoned
… worship indigified
… pray unceasingly
… follow your direction
… walk boldly and righteously for your name
So I pray Lord…
Mass of dry bones AWAKEN in your name. Awaken the dead Lord.
I pray for power in your name.
I pray for authority in your name.
Help us to understand your never ceasing love for this place God.
Teach us how to join you in this war for lost souls.
Teach us how to fight on our knees.
Raise up bold leaders who will settle for nothing less than your kingdom coming to this place God.
I speak courage over the student body to preach the gospel and use words when necessary.
Raise up radical Johns, radical Peters, radical Phillips who aren’t ashamed of the good news. Boys and girls, professors and students, coaches and players…
More of you God.
Consume this place I ask Lord.
Send your fire that cleanses, your fire that purifies, your fire that changes people.
Raise up a generation that seeks you first, themselves second.
A selfless movement of lovers.
Break our heart for what breaks yours
Break our heart for the lost and the poor
We ask… you answer and open the door
Fill us up… give us more
Awaken us Lord
Breathe life into the walking dead, the diseased Horde
God make us alive in Christ
Give me life. I want a life filled with passion
A life never bored
A life where I live by the TRUTH, live by the sword
Give me a passion to read your word. Live your word. Be your word
… in scripture out Jesus
… in Grace out joy
… in fire out passion
Let your eyes be my eyes
Your mouth be my mouth
Your hands be my hands
Your feet my feet
Your love my love
Your heart cry my heart cry
Your prayers my prayers
Your freedom my freedom
Your breath my breath.
Your heartbeat my heartbeat…
Finish what you started.
Fulfill your promise God.
Revival is coming.
The fire is coming.
The joy is coming.
The army is awakening…
GOD IS COMING!
The day of the Lord is upon us.
Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
He is coming with jealous love in His heart and righteous fire in His eyes.
Make this campus yours Lord.
Make these hearts yours Lord.
Consume us God.
Make us yours…
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

-RG-
January 17th, 2011

Hey everyone!

So this is my new blog. I’m going to use this to do a couple of things: keep you all updated on what Jesus is doing around college campuses in Ohio, spark a prayer movement, and get you involved!

But what does that really mean?

  • Jesus on Campus: God is moving on college campuses all around the country and we are blessed to get to be a part of what’s going on right here in the “Heart of America!” Some of us will be traveling to the different universities with the hope of making disciples for Jesus Christ.
  • The Prayer Movement: Prayer is powerful and will change the spiritual climate of Ohio. I will be updating a list of everyone that we meet that asks for prayer, along with things I feel God puts on my heart. This is also your chance to contact me with any prayers you might have and get added to the list (if you would like). Just check out the prayer page.
  • Time to Get Involved: This is your chance to be a part of what God’s doing in Columbus and around the world. Support us in prayer. My friends and I will be traveling spreading the Gospel, healing the sick, and casting out demons (Mark 16:15-18). I simply ask that whenever you read the blog or think of me, you say a prayer for God’s blessing and power to be over us. If you want to get involved in sponsorship or want to learn how to start walking as Jesus walked, contact me (Facebook, Twitter, Prayer number).

I will also be posting some of my old blogs and poems so be looking out for those too!

God bless!

To God Be All The Glory!