Closer to Him...


I want to be closer
Just don't know how to balance you and the world
I know how whole I would be if I just let you in
because I have been there before
How did I ever go astray?
Realizing I need you in my life and I want you
But my flesh constantly reminds me of what I'll miss
Trying to live the purpose driven life
Temptation grows stronger everyday
Can you be single, saved, and having sex?
Sassy and sanctified?
My soul longs for your embrace
Yet I only call on you when things are tumbling down
I realize I have to change that
Why would I choose worldly pastimes,
over eternal happiness?



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39 comments

MP September 12, 2008 at 9:14 AM

AMEN!!!!! This was really nice and the strange part (because i'm kinda strange myself) is that i read this from the bottom to the top first and it was even better!

Sweet KeiKei September 12, 2008 at 9:15 AM

wordup if i neva felt u before....i soooo feel u on this. i was raised in church so i feel a longing to get back into it. there's no peace like the peace u have when u are one with the Lord 4real

B September 12, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Wooooow, beautiful Eb! A great kick-off to this day. Have a great one!

A Go Bytch September 12, 2008 at 9:23 AM

I really enjoyed this post. I pray your faith fails you not and you can continue to better your relationship with the good man above *hugs*

Go B.

Mizrepresent September 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM

you are, like the rest of us "a work in progress"...and God sees that...just keep praying for guidance and understanding and believe he will provide, and you will indeed be closer. Beautiful poem lady!

MzInspiredMind81 September 12, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Absolutely beautiful and so very true!!

clnmike September 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM

Lol, got some choices to make dont you.

Jada September 12, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Get out of my HEAD! I was going strong for a while now I feel myself being torn all the while my heart wanting to stay strong. Need HIS help. I pray YOUR strength and MINE!

Great piece!

*>Jewels<* September 12, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Testify!!! Great poem and so true.

A.J. Brown September 12, 2008 at 12:22 PM

I sooo feel you!!! Nice piece Eb

Mimi September 12, 2008 at 1:57 PM

I'm really feeling you right now...I'm at this point right now in my life. Don't know how to balance God and the world. Don't know why I put the world and my desires before HIM when he can give me way more than the world can even imagine. SMH, the power of free will :/

Miss Mika September 12, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Sista Keisha is going to flip when she sees this!!

Love it!

Thoughts of a Southern gal September 12, 2008 at 3:08 PM

I'm in the same boat. Just get praying guidance and letting God know you want to be closer to him. It will happen. Believe it!

FREEDOM September 12, 2008 at 4:55 PM

WOW! THAT WAS SO DEEP ON SO MANY LEVELS EB. YOU SUMMED EVERYTHING UP THAT WE AS HUMAN BEINGS ARE FACING AND FEELING IN THIS MODERN DAY RAT RACE...THE STRUGGLES THAT WE FACE ON A DAILY BASIS TO BALANCE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. WELL DONE. JUST EXCELLENT!

HOWEVER, OUR LOVE AND DESIRE ALONG WITH ACTION TO GET "CLOSER TO HIM" IS ALL THAT WE NEED TO KEEP PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER AS WE JOURNEY THRU THIS THING CALLED LIFE! HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE US. WE ARE THE ONES WHO LEAVE HIM!

"IT'S NOT ABOUT YEARS AND DAYS, BUT WHAT WE DO WITH TIME"!

FREEDOM

Keli September 12, 2008 at 5:48 PM

Such true and relevant words...
it's always hard to find that balance...how much of me am I allowed to be if I am truly working to be like Christ.

RealHustla September 12, 2008 at 6:30 PM

He's calling us alllll back to him, Eb.

Ms TooFly September 12, 2008 at 7:16 PM

I know we all question the balance between just simply living life and living the 'right' life.
Im loving this.

Pajnstl September 12, 2008 at 8:08 PM

Eb... i need you to get out my head :)

Nik Snacks September 12, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Hey missy miss. I just randomly fond your blog today. I couldn't stop reading every post! I live in Winston Salem NC (and no, I didn't go to SU LOL) and when I saw your Aggie pride, I had to add your to my reader. Keep on keepin on girly. And thanks for the inspiration. I needed that today :)

FREEDOM September 12, 2008 at 8:33 PM

One more thing Eb and I am so talking to myself right about now too.

If we draw Closer to Him. He is FAITHFUL and Just that HE WILL draw Closer to us!

poison.ivy September 12, 2008 at 8:58 PM

beautiful....simply beautiful

Big Cheekz September 13, 2008 at 12:05 AM

*snap snap snap* that was good & i can definitely relate!

Eb the Celeb September 13, 2008 at 7:27 AM

@ Nik Snacks - NC is like my 2nd home so welcome

thx everyone for the love on this piece

MP September 13, 2008 at 11:30 AM

YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED!!!!!

Obama Mama September 13, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Wow, I feel you, everyday I feel you.

Carmen Renee September 13, 2008 at 8:59 PM

"Can you be... sassy and sanctified?" I ask myself the same question often. Never quite figured it out, lol. But I hope so, because - hate to sound selfish here - I think I'd miss the perspective you give on certain subjects if you got all uptight on us. (That's not a very spiritual response, but... it's the truth. LOL.)
Honestly, though, I feel the struggle. I hope your spirit and soul will be at peace with the path you choose.

Zanade September 13, 2008 at 10:37 PM

Amazing post...

I understand what you mean by saying that. Can a person be saved and be having sex?

How can one find a balance?

When and if you find out please send me an email sister!

Great blog keep it up!

Zanade

sista gp September 14, 2008 at 3:45 PM

lovely piece
we all need to evaluate where we stand with Him and what we need to do/or not do to be closer

Xcentric Pryncess September 14, 2008 at 5:17 PM

love the new look Eb..Im trying to get back into the flow...

Suite B September 14, 2008 at 11:43 PM

WOW...I'm sure you wrote this for you and for a reason that was special to you. But I must tell yo that I needed to read this today at this time right at this moment.

THANKS FOR SHARING

Nola.Divine September 17, 2008 at 4:26 PM

i LOVE this poem Eb! Beautiful! I'd love to spotlight one of your poems on my blog!

Keep writing, keep sharing!

BILLION DOLLAR DREAMS September 18, 2008 at 3:19 PM

i here you on this, in the end only we know what we really want.. thanks for the luv eb the cleb keep your head up girl

Nubian Queen October 31, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Renaissance, Honey, this poem, sweetheart talks to my soul! Every word, every thought. You put in writing the very thing I discuss with The Almight everyday. Thanks for sharing.

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