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From Bible Teacher, Pastor Kenneth L. Birks

Caught in the Father's Pursuit of a Lost Soul

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This poem describes
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Caught in the Father’s Pursuit of a Lost Soul
By Ken L. Birks

In a moment of panic, I cried out in desperation to be free.
I discovered You in captivation as my life flashed before me.
Like a fish with a hook in its mouth, I was caught.
Not ready to submit, I fought the hook, trying to spit it out.
You didn't fight me, but let me run with it, so blind.
Not giving up on me, brought peace to my fragile mind.
Whenever the line jerked, I knew You were still there.

Not ready to be caught, I looked for adventure and excitement.
Why do I run, fighting Your hook, resisting being captured?
Freight train hopping from place to place, I often wondered.
Like a fish with the hook in its mouth, you’d reel me in periodically.
Only to let me go again to my sinful ways and stubbornness.
How long will Your patience last, I wondered, in my distress.

Your patience exhausted me, breaking me down, little by little.
The battle for my soul continued to rage on in non-committal.
My soul grew weary as I encountered a series of disillusionments.
What is it that was resisted  – Your unfailing love or fear of surrender?
Lost in in a maze of mixed up philosophies, I stood in wonder.
What was it that I discovered so long ago that drew me so near?

Sensing the day coming, in stubborness, not giving in, I was denied.
Lost in a state of confusion, I desired, but didn't quite know how.
Blindsided, being caught in a hypnotic trance, I finally decided.
In a moment of intense struggle, worn out from the fight, I caved.
You were there at the end of the road with arms wide open, waiting.

Your patience and kindness took every opportunity, waiting to intercept.
You outwitted my stubbornness and deception without force, drawing me.
You led me to a moment of awe-inspiring revelation as my spirit leapt.
It was You I was looking for all along. Why did I wait, so distraught?
Forever grateful for Your diligent pursuit, a lost soul was now caught.


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Current Poems

1.   Looking Out My Window - January 30, 2017

2.   On the Horizon - February 10, 2017

3.   The Goodness of God - February 23, 2017

4.   Authority From on High - March 4, 2017

5.   Grace that Leads - March 6, 2017

6.   The Peace of God - March 11, 2017

7.   The Voice - March 16, 2017

8.    You are Always There - March 21, 2017

9.    Caught in Pursuit of a Lost Soul - March 23, 2017

10.  Standing at the Crossroads - March 24, 2017

11.  You Alone - March 27, 2017

12.  Clearing the Clutter - March 29, 2017

13.  Journey Into the Invisible Realm - March 31

14.  Knowing God -  April 9, 2017

15.  The Suffering Messiah - April 14, 2017

16.  The Path of the Righteous - April 22, 2017

17.  As Years Go By - April 28, 2017

18.  The Snares of the Enemy - May 4, 2017

19.  The Fragrance of the Lord - May 7, 2017

20.  Changing our Perspective - May 11, 2017

21.  Truth and Error - May 20, 2017

22.   Kingdom Living - May 29, 2017

23.  The Mighty Wind - June 15, 2017

24.  Treasures From Above - June 25, 2017

25.  The Father's Way - June 27, 2017

26.  Sensory Overload - June 29, 2017

27.  Shifting Paradigms - July 5, 2017

28.  The Shifting Shadows of Time - July 9, 2017

29.  Come and Drink - July 31, 2017

30   Come Holy Spirit - August 2, 2017

31.  Faith Erupts - August 11, 2017

32.  Voice Cries in the Wind - Stop & Listen - Aug 19

33.  The Wonders of His Grace - August 22, 2017

34.  Lost in Thought - August 27, 2017

35.  Wings of the Wind & Flames of Fire  - August 31

36.  The Bride of Christ - October 9, 2017

37.  Standing Firm - .October 15, 2017

38.  Destiny in Mind - November 8, 2017

39.  Second Coming of Christ - December 7, 2017

40.  Staring into the Future - December 29, 2017


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The Adventures of
Space and Hobo

By Kenneth L. Birks

Adventures of Space and Hobo - Ken's TestimonyThe Adventures of Space and Hobo tells the story of Ken’s vagabond life after Vietnam. It explores the on-the-ground confusion and chaos of the Vietnam War and its effects on a generation. Named Space by a new friend, Hobo, Ken and his traveling companion hit the road to partake of all the possibilities of that generation in search of adventure and uncharted experiences.They were looking for what was real, authentic, and the invisible mysteries behind it all. The story takes us step by step along the path of an awakening of a lost soul, on his way to finding understanding.

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