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Through My Veins It Flows Like Water; My Faith

Politics aside, there is much more to me. I am passionate about many things and those are the things which sustain me.

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Through my veins...

What does my faith mean to me?

I wish I could explain it, so that naysayers would clearly see

It is not about religion, nor the pomp and circumstance,

it’s not entered into foolishly or by some bizarre happenstance


Through my veins it flows like water; mind, soul, body, taking it all in

Something greater than us sustains me, so that something new in me, may begin

Not to say that I’m made perfect, not to say that I won’t fall

but life’s battles are less impactful, the fear of defeatism is made small


What does my faith mean to me?

If only the perfect words would come, so that all could plainly see

We aren't designed to go it alone, but we alone, must choose our own way

While I don't believe this is all there is, I believe life should be cherished...each and every single day









Just As I Am

One has to be open and willing to receive


The doubters voices grow louder, the distractions are more than a few

They can’t believe in anything greater, so their fear and doubt...well, that is taken out on you

Perhaps the believer and the doubter are both tested in ways we don’t understand or know

A person of faith doesn’t have all the answers, we too are seeking; but seeking the ways in which our faith might grow


So we move through each day working, to be a better person than yesterday

Picking the right foot to put forward, so that we may not stumble {as much} today

When we do, we regroup, we refocus, in God’s word is where we may need to be

For we too are imperfect people, even as we work to help non-believers to see


Seeking out the right words and the message, that might help just one to believe

Takes more than just a believer’s commitment, one has to be open...willing to receive

That’s as plain as I can make it, there are no other words coming to mind to tell

In him you’ll find your redemption, in Christ, your soul will be well!

It Is Well

© 2020 A B Williams

Comments

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 22, 2020:

T, thanks for sharing the video.

I've never heard this before. I guess that's because all of the hate for the man, has been taking up all of the space.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 22, 2020:

Thanks Brenda and Amen!!

I love the song too. Very powerful!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on April 22, 2020:

Goosebumps!!!

The Logician from now on on April 22, 2020:

I hope it flows through Trump’s veins Like water.

https://youtu.be/r8yKhYWPwQU

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 21, 2020:

This is a nice poem.

We definitely need God in our lives right now and if we can reach just one to believe it is a great day.

I love the song by Brantly Gilbert.

Thanks for the share.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 27, 2020:

It belongs!

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 27, 2020:

And another beautiful song, too. :) Added to the hub, that is.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 27, 2020:

Thanks Shannon I will consider that. :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 27, 2020:

You could embed the video in the hub instead of leaving it as a link. Though, I don't know if it fits your hub message exactly. I just thought of this particular hub of yours because the song is about returning to faith and God and such. Or write another poem and include it?

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 27, 2020:

I am not sure if it is newly released or not, I stumbled upon it and felt as if it needed to be shared.

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 27, 2020:

I know what you mean. I'm recalling personal info we've exchanged. But the song is so gut-wrenching precisely because it is about crying out while being broken. I've never been addicted to alcohol or a substance, but I know some who have. Any compassionate person will surely have a reaction to this song. Is it his new single? Or just a new song you've heard and brought to the attention of others?

"Lord, you said come as you are / skin and bones and broken heart / You kept your word / now here I stand/ born again just as I am"

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 27, 2020:

Thank you Shannon for sharing it here.

I was referring to addiction in general, there are so many broken, hurting people.

I've cried out to God too, more than once.

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 27, 2020:

Oh, yes. So many people can relate to it, I'm sure. Not just people who have had a problem with drinking. Plus, I can certainly "feel" the emotion behind being that broken when crying out to God.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WaE0DEk_s8

Reminds me of some other songs too, such as "One of These Days" by Tim McGraw. Or Collin Raye's "Little Rock", if you're talking strictly songs about alcohol addiction.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 27, 2020:

I need to share it here now that you've mentioned it. (unless you have it handy, by chance?)

He pours his heart out doesn't he? It does the same thing to me, thinking about loved ones battling addiction, bad choices, whatever makes them feel as if they aren't worthy....

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 27, 2020:

I just thought I'd stop by to say, "Damn, girl. Why you gotta go and make me get all choked up this morning?" You just had to share that new Brantley Gilbert song, didn't ya? I mean, wow, his voice is amazing in that song and it does it really well, but it's one of those songs jam-packed with emotion.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 20, 2020:

Hi Eric, thank you!

Never being disconnected is a very good place to be.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 20, 2020:

1 Thess 5 is kind of my deal. Ir is just ingrained. Pray without ceasing. For me it is just never being disconnected.

What a wonderful piece this is. Thanks for the lesson.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 20, 2020:

Good morning Paula, thank you. "Faith pulls us up whenever we fall to continue our walk while here"... that's beautiful!

Whoever we are, wherever we stand, whatever our circumstances, it is never hopeless, we just need to hand it over to "HIM who gave us life", it's not complicated and it all starts by having a little faith (like a grain of mustard seed) and watch it grow beyond measure!

Have a great week my friend!

Suzie from Carson City on January 20, 2020:

Inspiration at it's best,Angie......touching and sincere. Faith pulls us up whenever we fall, to continue our walk while here on earth....until that day we go back to HIM who gave us life. Beautifully said, my friend.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 20, 2020:

Good morning Brenda, thank you!

So true.

Christians are imperfect people, trying to be less imperfect than we were yesterday. Simple. But, that doesn't mean that life is made simple. It's comforting to know that we don't go through the valleys alone.

Have a great week!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 19, 2020:

This is a great description. We all have our short comings but we take one day at a time trying to be a better person than the day before.

I do believe we are all challenged. Life is never as simple as it seems for any of us.

Great write.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 19, 2020:

Thank you Shannon! Amen!! I feel the same. I had written the first couple of lines many years ago, shelved it, until today. The rest of it finally came through. :)

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on January 19, 2020:

Thank you so much T, heartfelt!

Shannon Henry from Texas on January 19, 2020:

This is beautiful, Angie. Parts of it remind me of a poem I wrote way back in high school. As lost as I've felt at times, I surely would not have made it without faith. Such a wonderful thing.

The Logician from now on on January 19, 2020:

It takes Courage to bare your soul publicly and you have done so beautifully and with compassion.

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