Betrothed in Faithfulness

I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked. In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle, I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety. I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness,
and you will acknowledge the Lord. (Hosea 2:17-20 NIV)

Consistency is draining me,

Wearing thin, restraining me,

Sadness has been a constant refrain for me,

This gnawing depression,

At a gnarled repression,

Of the man that You are creating in me.


My lips drip poison,

As if I didn’t have a choice in this,

And Jesus I beg you, heal those that are sick,

Who refuse to hear your voice,

Who don’t think they have a choice.


In my brokenness,

I call to You!

Remove the names of the Baals from my lips.

Let no idol, no ideal, no evil plague this vision you have given me.

Kill all the unholies of unholies in this body,

And crush the principalities that wage war against me!



Does that diminish the masculinity you’ve sparked in me?

Does that make me weak, swooning before the King of Kings,

Well, CHRIST! I wanna get lost in Your eyes,

The ones that watched as You painted the skies,

And as the human part of you dies, to save me from my own wretched demise….


Sweet Jesus! BE MY DEMISE.

Let time and space harmonize,

As I synchronize my life to your image.

That image you carved into my soul,

That will never let me go.

So I beg You.

Great counselor, take what is left of me!

Help me be what You desire for me!


I want to make Your name known,

So that I can look back on every seed that was sown,

And let it humble me,

Pride less overgrown.

Who would’ve known

That You’d trade a life without a home for a throne?

Just to shower me with Your faithfulness.


Remove the names of other gods from my lips.

And let my voice be Yours.




I pray that you would show me how to be faithful to You,

As You have always been faithful to me. 

You are my protector, my provider, the One that romances me,

Even when the darkness of who I am and who I have been is overwhelming.

Free me from my love of other gods,

And let my devotion go only to You. 



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