Living Abundance

Based on this morning’s sermon at House of Prayer which centered on Galatians 6:7-10:

“7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Enchanted Dreams  -  An Echoed Aspiration

Living Abundance
by Michael Romani

Working hard to do my best
In His Word, finding my rest
Seeking out the best I can
Doing what i can as a man
Splashed into the deep end
On that you can depend

Exploring the depths of life
Willing to take on any strife
Finding my way in abundance
Dancing life as the Lord's dance
Finding my way in full definition
Not settling for a lesser rendition

Trusting God so completely
Darkness will not defeat me
Putting my life in God's hands
Taking the yoke of his commands
It's a day to day joyous journey
That is taking me to my destiny

Not so much about always overflowing
But it's a lot about always growing
Lived every moment in His living presence
Feeling every second all the difference
Tears have flown down my aging face
Knowing full well this is my resting place

I've found this one step at a time
Deeper and deeper into the sublime
There in the principle of repetition
Keeping pace in a sacred dedication
In my commitment to all I can be
Finding my way through His Divinity

What I plant, in time, I will reap
What I hold onto, I will keep
Sowing the seeds of goodness
Weeding out all of the darkness
Ridding myself of corruption
Onward, upward to my destination

It's all in the learning to plan
Harvesting this new kind of man
Delighting in the ways of light
Taking me out of darkest night
Keeping my desire in sight
This is the way I keep me right

Setting my goals of pure heart
Is the doing the first of my part
Then acting on these to make it true
There I find my way to see it through
Where my hopes are as with one
Then God helps to find this done

Learning to do right to be right
Is the way to find sheerest delight
In the path that I must walk
I move beyond my sure talk
Cultivating the methods and ways
That bring about my better days

My dear Lord takes me day by day
To commit to that which I say
Not giving up, finishing what I start
Ripping the defeat out of my heart
Finding my victory through perseverance
Life's journey requires much endurance

I've learned over and over one lesson
In reality, it's perhaps the best one
In this world, if it's going to be
Then ultimately it is truly up to me
To make myself my best I must do
All things necessary to make these true

(c) July 30, 2017 Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Czech & Slovak:Synster Creations - Bohemia Regni Wishing Well

To me, it’s an interesting aside that my family credo under my real name is the war cry, “Fortitudine Vincit” which translates as He Conquers By Fortitude.  I have also read it expressed as strength through perseverance.  I think the latter is maybe the more peaceful way?  Either way, it helped form a powerful connection in my soul with the sermon’s topic.  I hope the verse and the poem encourage the souls of those who take the time to read this!




About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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