Poems by Julie Evans

Thursday, February 08, 2007
My friend, Julie Evans, wrote a poem that she said she got after hearing my teaching last night. It blessed me to know that it reached others. Here is the poem.

There’s A Monster In This House

by Julie Evans

I was right when I was a kid

I knew there was a monster

in my house

I knew it wasn’t safe.

The people in charge,

aka my parents,

couldn’t see the monster

because he had cleverly

gotten inside of them.

I spent more time

placating that monster

than I spent

being a kid

or than I spent

growing up.

I was the peacekeeper.

It sounds fantastic

and important

but it’s crippling

and horrible.

The monster that upset

the peace

doesn’t get moved

he gets fed and

put to bed.

I would bounce

from one trauma

to another

like a medic,

but I was only

four feet tall.

inspired by Heather’s teaching February 7, 2007

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Julie said this poem was a response to Pastor Ted’s Sunday sermon.

It’s Time To Move

by Julie Evans

And today the Word of God

went forth and that Word

contained instructions.

It said get ready to move,

leave your nets behind

and come follow Me.

It’s time to move

from a critical spirit

to a spirit of compassion

It’s time to move

from doubt to faith

from sickness to healing

from the natural to the supernatural.

What you may thought was your occupation

may just have been what occupied your time

up until now.

You are no longer who you were

so you no longer are to do what you have been doing.

You’ve been changed

You’ve been called from something

and into something new.

You’ve been given the keys

to the Kingdom

but do you know where they are

and do you know what they are.

Let me remind you.

The keys to Kingdom

are faith in Christ

and knowledge of Christ.

It’s time to use the keys

to go set the captives free

to go and heal the sick

to speak freedom and hope

to those in need.

It’s time to trust that provision

will not run out

that weapons do not have authority

to harm you

and know deep inside yourself

that God is who He said He is

and will do what He said

He will do.

It’s time to move

to get rid of all that junk

that isn’t you and isn’t yours

and doesn’t serve you or Him or me

as we step up, step out and step into power and authority.

It’s time to move

Leave your debts

your customs

and your rituals

behind.

And enter in

be a partaker

of His Divine Nature

which is the Kingdom

the Power

and the Glory

forever and ever.

amen.

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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