Category Archives: Jesus

The City 

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If you look left of tge CN Tower, perhaps you’ll see one of the two stars I could spot from my hotel window tonight.

When we make

Our lights

So bright

We can’t see

Your stars

In the night

Then we have

No reference

At all

 

When we make

Our walls

So tall

We can’t see

Your sun

At all

Then we always

Walk in

Shadows

 

Oh LORD,

You are the light

We need

Your reference

In the night

 

Oh LORD,

You are the sun

We need

Your radiance

In sight

 

I can’t imagine

Myself with

No reference

In the shadows

 

Break my city lights.

Tear down my city walls

 

I want

Your direction

 

I want

To see

Your glory

 

© Keely Myles

November 12, 2015

 

After reflection of the night sky here tonight, my heart aches for the thousands of lost people in Toronto. Those who don’t know their Maker. My heart aches for those who don’t have the Light of Jesus all the way across this land. But my heart also aches that I build my own walls and shine my own light instead of living fully alive for Him, and not truly reflecting enough of His glory in my words and in my actions to those around me. How much more should I know Him and follow His guidance? I think there is a correlation between these two dilemmas in my Christian walk.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+6&version=ESV

Truly Repent

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 Being truly sorry
 Is a rare thing.
 Most of us
 Don't care about
 Our own sin.
 We spend
 So much time
 Justifying
 Our choices,
 Our lives;
 Hardly a soul
 Considers their
 Own lies.
 There's very few
 Who like admitting
 Their wrongs.
 We most like
 To live life
 To our own
 Selfish song.
 We have forgotten
 What it means
 To truly repent.
 We would rather
 Compare ourselves
 To the faults
 Of other men.
 Saying, "See,
 I'm better
 Than so-and-so..."
 But before a
 Holy God,
 How's that
 Going to go?
 Perhaps, we better
 Get on our knees,
 And face
 Our Maker
 Before death comes,
 And it's coming
 With speed.
 Perhaps, we ought
 To beat our chests
 And cry aloud
 Being broken
 For once,
 Instead of
 Being proud.
 Perhaps, we need
 To get alone,
 And bow
 Our own hearts
 Before His throne.
 It's time we sought
 Our own need
 For grace,
 And concern ourselves
 With our own
 Possible fate.
© Keely Myles
 February 12, 2015
 Romans 2:1-5

Awakening

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I slept
So hard
I slept
So long
I woke up
With a crack
At dawn
I became
Aware of
What’s been
Going wrong
In my heart
Weighing a ton
Filled until
Fattened
Rich by fraud
I had turned
My back away
From God
Lived for self
Indulging in
Comfortable rot
But this morning
This morning
I woke up
I saw the Son
His brilliance shone
Repented of
Things done
In the darkness
And now I
Can rise anew
He’s made me
Free and strong
I can leave it all
Surrendered finally
To Almighty God!

© Keely Myles
February 2015

“You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” ~James 5:5

“For this reason it says, ‘Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.’” ~Ephesians 5:14

Almost Killed

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Have you ever
 Tried so hard
 Tried too hard
 Tried until
 It almost killed you?
Have you ever
 Wanted something so bad
 Wanted something too much
 Wanted until
 It almost killed you?
Have you ever
 Loved so much
 Loved too deep
 Loved until
 It almost killed you?
Have you ever
 Lost so bad
 Lost too much
 Lost until
 It almost killed you?
Have you ever
 Been loved so bad
 Been loved too much
 Been loved until
 It almost killed you?
Have you ever
 Forgiven so much
 Forgiven too much
 Forgiven until
 It almost killed you?
Have you
 Tried
 Wanted
 Loved
 Lost
 Been loved
 Forgiven?
© Keely Myles 2014
 Luke 22:29-46
 "Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself,
 so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against
 sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood." 
 ~Hebrews 12:3-4