Category Archives: a special relationship with Father God

A NOTE ABOUT THIS CRAZY (?) BLOG:

(In poetic form, of course!)

Many folks apparently,

Like this poetry…

But far and away

They come for the array

Of posts re-blogged by me!

I’m sorry–the fault is mine,

For so was I inclined…

Toward building a base

Of readers at a pace,

Shown to work over time.

A vast majority say

The reblogs are why they stay…

Or at least I infer

That from comments heard,

My poetry–well, it’s okay!

There are–how many?–a “few’,

Who look for my limericks too…

Separation doesn’t work–

My ego got jerked–

The experiment was through!

A ratio of four-to-one,

Or higher to which it has come…

Sometimes I regret

My impatience, yet,

It still is a lot of fun!

–Jonathan E. Caswell

Poet and this blog’s Administrator.

 

STANDING STILL VERSUS SITTING STILL

Says God Almighty, “Stand still”

“To see what becomes of My will…”

Deliverance comes

As one of God’s sons,

Standing ready for His will.

Sit when the journey’s complete,

Time to relax–rest the feet–

Gospel shoes on–

Be ready for the dawn–

When we our Savior will meet!

Christ has sat down,

Beside his Father crowned…

Awaiting that day

Those who stand ready are snatched away,

Then the ones ready  sit wearing crowns!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

GOING AHEAD WITH THE PLAN…

Signed my buddy in,

The desk will be neat as a pin…

He likes it clean–

Sanitized, I mean!

For when he ever gets in.

–J.E.C.

 

WORSHIP EQUALS LOVE EXPRESSED!

(Ideas came from this morning’s broadcast of THE BLESSED LIFE, with Robert Morris, on DAYSTAR TV)

Worship is love expressed,

It’s said women do it best…

But as men

We act on it then,

Not as verbal as one might suggest!

We serve in our own way,

Demonstrative in quiet ways…

The Lord Most High

Was once a guy,

He was practical in His praise.

We men have to cut loose

A little, being humble in use…

In praise and prayer

Leading families there,

Raising hands and praising God–no excuse!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

BEAUTIFUL HUMAN CLOTHES MODEL!

Notice in the street,

Comments on clothes you meet…

Bring offense

And a person’s defense,

On remarking their fashion is sweet!

Women do this all the time,

Acceptable with little crying…

But a man

Threatens and can,

Be thought too personally prying!

So glad that Demi Monde

And others don’t mind my response…

Half-way ’round the world

she’s a pretty safe girl,

No way I’d swim that “pond”.

Being nearly sixty years-old,

I suppose I’m being bold…

If I earn their trust

I never will bust,

Out of my harness until I’m too old!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

HEBREWS 1 and 2:

To whom did the Father say, “Son.”

You are my Holy One…

Sent to earth

For human birth,

Announcing salvation has come?

Even in Moses’ time,

clues to this royal line…

Were there to see–

Everybody–

That to the search was inclined.

“Little less than the angels” Jesus,

Came as one of us…

Fulfilling Law–

Only He went that far–

Proving Father God as just.

Who are we to complain,

When  like Christ we endue pain…

Them who died

Totally denied

God though they saw His flame!

Will we believers

Be like those deceivers…

Having the form

But hearts not warmed,

By our holy Redeemer?

Escaping a righteous God,

Without Gospel shoes shod…

Were there snakes

Would we embrace

His comforting chastening rod?

Look to Him on the tree,

Bruised and suffered for thee…

Worship the King

By being,

Known as living the Same!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

CLOTHES DON’T MAKE WHAT YOU ARE!—TERRI SAVELLE-FOY

(https://teri.com/)

(Ideas from a Terri Savelle-Foy Ministries TV broadcast on DAYSTAR…7/13/17)

Terri Savelle-Foy,

Wants women to employ…

Logic to see

Identity,

Not based on clothes or a boy!

Clothes and how one dresses,

Point to inner stresses…

How do you feel

About yourself is real,

And about dressing neat or as messes!

God loves His children so ,

Most don’t realize it’s so…

Self identity

Developed poorly,

In their dressing will show.

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

 

 

THIS JUNE 3RD INSOMNIA

Twenty-eight years in a row,

Rarely (but sometimes) said “no”…

Learning lessons

By Spirit suggestions,

Bringing comfort when we were laid low.

Never easy to live

And share when we’re told to give…

It up for the other–

Why bother,

When together we face so much grief?

Bound by love we are,

Dealing with “crankies” just part…

Of total realm–

God at the helm—

When we trust Him that far.

Not instantly this “one flesh”,

Taking years learning to mesh…

If in the end

We are friends,

We praise God for His wisdom cached.

HAPPY 28TH ANNIVERSARY, HONEY–MY DIANA!

–Jonathan Caswell

PITHY THE LIMERICK WRITER

Limerick writers choose

If they’ll follow news…

Or focus

On certain business,

Poking others views!

Communists in California,

Seen by liberals as normal…

The public’s sucked in

For years this has been,

Their equating has just been acknowledged  in a matter formal!

Or do I focus on Christ—

His world-changing sacrifice…

Both things are true

Yet which to pursue,

Politics ALWAYS bites!

Of the two only Christ,

Reliably offers His lights…

Those other guys

Too often disguise

For whom they are acolytes!

Besides all this we note,

Not everyone’s in the same boat…

Politically involved

No sin resolves,

Politics is mostly getting someone’s goat!

So I choose Christ and will try

To not let my opinions fly…

But don’t worry

I will not curry

Favor of the other side!  🙂

–Jonathan Caswell

HOW INDEED TO HONOR CHRIST?

We are His children you say,

But He speaks–you walk away—

Hypocrites all–

At Christ’s feet fall–

Before ye are burned on that Day!

Burned by your own lust

And mealy-mouthed lack of trust…

All-Mighty God

You noise abroad

As deity gone bust!

Honor the Father and Son,

Shun not the Spirit—be done

With self deception–

There’s no reception

For any double-minded one!

–Jonathan Caswell

(Why make God seem loathsome because of your lukewarm commitment?*)

*The Book of Revelations 3:15-16  (New Testament of the Holy Bible)