Exquisite

God is good.

But man isn’t.

And once we get it
Through our thick skulls,
We can then realize that He truly is exquisite.

He is.

He is magnificent.
Exponentially triumphant.
He is splendid.
Spectacular and impressive.
Strikingly glorious.
Gorgeously brilliant.

The list is infinite.

And even still, there are no words that can fully
Capture His essence.

He is all that and a bag of Sun Chips.

Yet,
We’ve played the gods of our own covenants.
We’ve screwed up the whole equation
And man has the audacity to blame His commitment.
We’ve pawned off imperfection for a prostituted
One night stand of a doctrine.

Listen,
We’re divided on the issues of women,
Whether or not the Holy Spirit is still active,
Hell, we’re even torn between the issue
Of post tribulation and pre-trib.

It’s hysterically ridiculous.

We’ve taken matters into our own hands
All in the name of religion.
We think benevolence is good just because
We tag on the name, “Christian.”
All the while, Christ left His imprint,
Stained and splattered at His crucifixion.
For us.

He showed the Way, the Truth and the Life
In the midst of our wickedness.
He is the same, yesterday, today and forever
He is eternally consistent.

He visited the temple, but was always among the citizens,
Embracing prostitutes, sinners and depraved men.

And that was His life,
Constantly breathing vitality into humanity’s organs.

Pulsating.

Effortless.

We are the apples of His eyes and we will never be abandoned,
Or forsaken
Or left alone for the wolves enjoyment.
We are the heirs of His eternal inheritance,
And all we have to do is embrace Him.

No signing on the dotted lines
Or making a down payment.
There’s no need for a co-signer
Cause He’s already signed His life
With His blood stained appendages.
His all-powerful omnipotence.
His contagious devotion to our sinful deliverance.

He gave up His seat to dwell with His children.
He denied Himself comfort, security and riches.
He stared death in the face and
Laughed all the way back into heaven.

He secured our position and
Paved the way for salvation.
Humbled Himself for man’s eternal destination.

God is calling His people back into relation.
Once severed, now reconditioned.
Misguided, now realigned with
Purpose, desire and compassion.

We wanted to be gods of our own Eden.
Prematurely plucked fruits of deception.
We convinced ourselves that we were creators
And not creation.

Yes.

We unraveled the spools of redemption.

Yes.

We downgraded the meaning of perfection.

And yes.

We initiated our own assassination…

…But yes.
For the love of His eminence, yes!

He wouldn’t let that happen.
He wouldn’t allow victory for satan and his henchmen.
He wouldn’t bow down for bread and recognition.
He came to our rescue and reinstated our existence.
He spoke life, came to be and, now, spiritually guides
Humanity throughout time’s duration.

He is.

He is Elohim
Adonai and our advocate.
El Shaddai
Jehovah Jireh
And the Horn of Salvation.
He is Father, Son and Spirit.

He is infinite.

And for this.

He truly is
Exquisite.

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5 thoughts on “Exquisite

  1. I wish I was given the gift of the lyrical word because you encompassed everything I’ve been experiencing with God lately. In my journal I wrote in my plain and very boring non-lyrical words the praise I have for God and why I love who he is. He is molding me into a being that needs to learn to walk the words of 1 Corinthians 13.

  2. As usual, Nannette, your kinds words have blessed me so dearly. It actually feels awesome to get back into writing at this capacity. Marissa forced me to work on my 3rd book during my vacation and it’s truly been a God-send. I locked down a new publisher and I’m excited to see the whole process unfold and come to fruition. A friend of mine, Eric Bryant, who wrote the book “Peppermint Filled Piñatas,” just confirmed that he’d write the Forward, so there’s even that much more excitement lingering about.

  3. Can I just saw AMEN!!!

    This is so well written and I love the fact that you held nothing back. I needed to hear this today. I am at a point of uncertainty and wonder what my next steps are… Hearing this reminds me how in the past I tried to take matters in my own hands and of course failed horribly. So now as I ponder these words I am comforted that He who began a good work in us will carry it to completion (Phil 1:6)

    So thank you Derrick for sharing your words with us 🙂

  4. One more thing haha…

    We serve a God who is like no other. When we are able to let go of our own ambition and really let God lead our life it is amazing. I continually fail at this but that is what is so great about our God his grace cover us and we try again.

  5. Thanks for your honesty Cheryl. I think, for far too long, we’ve created an image of God that’s according to our standards. And, when God doesn’t live up to our assumptions, we feel let down. Rather, we should continually lean on what’s already been said about God in His Word and what the Holy Spirit is continually saying about Him throughout time. When we resolve that our standars are flawed and trust in Him, our relational understanding becomes a lot more clearer.

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