Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Psalm 116 - According to Noir

I love God because he listens to me, listens as I beg always for His mercy. He listens intently as I lay out my case daily before him. Even when Death stared me in the face and the consequences of hell were hard on my heels; up against it when I didn't know which way to turn; that's when I called out to God for help saying, "Please, God!" I cried out, "Save my life!"

God is merciful—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. God took sides with me; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. I said to myself, "Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings. Soul, you've been rescued from death; Eye, you've been rescued from tears; And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling."

I'm striding in the presence of God, even today in these very difficult times and encourage you to do likewise! I stayed faithful, though frustrated, and despite a ton of bad luck.

What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me? I will praise His name and that's all I gotta say about that!

Song of Solomon Chapter 4 - According to Noir

My love, you are gorgeous, so very beautiful -- your eyes are as gentle and faithful as those of a dove as they peer out behind the flowing, shimmering veil of your hair covering your face. Wherever you go, you always command notice—all heads turn in awe and admiration!

Your hair tosses about as gracefully as a flock of goats in the distance streaming down a hillside in the sunshine. Your smile is generous and full -- expressive and strong and clean -- alluring and wonderful and it always warms my heart...

Your lips are jewel red, your mouth elegant and inviting, your veiled cheeks soft and radiant - giving off the most subtle glow of health and beauty.

Your neck; supple, slender, graceful - always adorned with gold, silver, and diamonds is a work of art in and of itself - finding no equal amongst other women or any thing created by the hand of man.

Your breasts are perfect; Ooooh how perfect they are! Moving seductively beneath your camisol like twin deer grazing amongst the first flowers of the Spring.

The sweet, fragrant curves of your body, mmmmm..... the soft, spiced contours of your flesh invite me, and I come. I stay until dawn breathes its light and night slips away.

Baby, you're beautiful from head to toe, my dear love; beautiful beyond compare. To me, you're absolutely flawless!

Proverbs 31 - According to Noir

My brotha, find yourself a good wife! Now, a good wife is very hard to find – almost as rare as finding a raw diamond while walking down the street. She would never even dream of wronging you and you can trust her with everything. She is so selfless, that your concerns are hers and she considers how everything she does effects you.

This woman has an eye for quality and lives to shop – doing so wisely and economically and brings home unique and precious surprises. She makes sure her family’s needs are met as well as organizing her day before heading out. She’s an enterprising woman, buying and selling real estate as a side venture and then re-investing the profits. She is not afraid of working to help support her household either; in fact she looks forward to it and is eager to get her work day started.

Her talents are many; she wears many different hats – seamstress; designing and selling the clothes that she makes, chef, interior decorator, hostess, mother, friend, lover – the home is her domain yet she can put herself together with style. Yes, she can also clean herself up for an outing with her husband. She's quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. She is a woman who knows her worth.

A man who finds such a woman as a wife, will never be disappointed! The way he describes his wife with the other brothas; her business savvy, ability to take care of the home, and the ways she takes care of herself, brings him accolades and great respect. Whenever she speaks you can count on knowing that she definitely has something worthwhile to say, and she always does so with eloquence.

Even their children respect, love, and bless her; echoing every word her husband says about her. In his heart he has even thought, "There are many women out there, good professional women, all capable of doing wonderful things, but this woman, she is one in a million – in a class all her own!"

They say, charm is deceptive and beauty soon fades but the woman who wins the heart of a Godly man is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-GOD. Brotha, give her everything she deserves! Complimenting her continuously is not a bad idea because you know she is well worth it. When you do finally find her, be prepared and do not let her get away!

Psalm 23 - According to Noir

My God watches every thing I do and provides for me all that I need for today. The path my life has been set on is one of peace and serenity and comfort as long as I am obedient to His word. Let me give you the praise!!!

Even when I find myself in the midst of difficult times and I feel pressured and attacked on all sides, He's right there - walking with me! The strength of His love and the assusrance of His good guidance gives me focus and confidence. Who could ever defeat me now!

Those who antagonize me and speak negatively against me behind my back have reason to scoff as they see the many blessings He places in my life and wonder, "Why is he so uplifted when we know all of the troubles going on in his life?" Lord, you bless me beyond all of my expectation!

And I say in my heart, "Lord because you are merciful your unfailing love for me follows me and overcomes me and will be my refuge for as long as I live... and when my time here is up and you call me home, I'll sit in your grace for eternity"


Look Within

I stared in the mirror
as I started my day
with soap on my face
here's what I say
"Who is this man, gazing back at me?"
Does he find something there that I can not see?
Does know about my past
full of heartbreaks and pain
or my tears in the rain
or the many strange thoughts that run through my brain?
Does he know that my heart yearns for a love so unique
that when trying to describe it, no words can I speak.
So I question the man looking right back at me
Will today be the day God and I will agree
and I come face to face with the one just for me?
Or will tomorrow be the best day of my life
and I find what I seek - my best friend or a wife?
Once again in the mirror
That man looking at me
asked a curious question
and then I started to see
The thing I was seeking wasn't
out on the streets,
Hoping that somehow we'd eventually meet
No, that thing I desired was deep down inside
It wasn’t concealed or trying to hide
He was standing right there
With a smile on his face
I gave a smile back, though it seemed out of place
and looked at him again, just in case
So that I would remember
that the god-man in me
was sufficiently capable of
being all he could be
That was the man that I met on this day
Who looked deep within me
and showed me the way