About the Book
About the Author
I never set out to write poems, nor did I read poetry.
Naked Before God - Words that express my heart, represents my
time with God. My poetry is the result of the difficult and lonely season in my
life. During this period I had to choose to either react or respond. Not only
did I choose the latter, I also decided to remove the fig leaves from my heart
one layer at a time and get “naked before God.”
I literally bare my inner thoughts, unclothe my issues, uncover
my fears, unmask my ideas and unveil my hopes. I even unshroud my sins --
especially my sins. Bare in mind it’s the little sins that are hidden and
covers us and really holds us down.
Getting naked is difficult enough -- even when no one is
watching. Getting naked before God is much more difficult when God allows us to
permit Him to see your heart open and expose yourself as you willfully uncloak
Becoming naked before God is no doubt difficult both emotionally
and mentally because by our very nature, we can’t tell what it really means to
be naked -- let alone being naked before God. I mean, how do you know if you
are baring your soul before the one and true Living God and not some made up
entity that’s nothing more than a figment of your imagination? I believe that
answer is found in what happens when you begin to remove the mask. It is when
God in turns opens His heart to you.
In every way, these poems are God’s heart being open to me. It
does not necessarily mean the answer is crystal clear. It just means that
somehow it works. You will notice my moment of getting naked in the beginning
of “words that express my heart.” It is then towards the end you will read a
response or answer – that’s God speaking back to my heart. That’s how I know I
got naked before God!
It is critically important to point out that God never speaks
contrary to His Word – The Holy Bible – nor does He speak through any other
than His Son – Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit.
Most of these poems are personal. While other poems are
observations of people who have come into my life. Some of these people I know
well. While other individuals are strangers. These poems represent moments in
time which I was captured by their experience and the words were liberated.
I do not follow the prescribed or standard poetry protocol. I would
not recognize it if I was even looking at it. Remember? This is about me being
naked before God.
Everyone has a naked place that is never safe when opened to
strangers. You simply never know what their reaction will be. I can only hope
that these “words that express my heart” will add a source of courage
and hope to your life and help you to start unclothing yourself and get NAKED….
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