Soul Food: “I Am The ONE” by Dkresha Adams
About the Author: D’kresha Adams
D’kresha was a student at Lee high school but is now a Freshman at Stillman College. When she isn’t doing school stuff she’s sharing the love of Jesus. D’kresha wants to live in a world where everyone has a love filter and loves Starbucks and summer nights. D’kresha wants a world where everyone has not just facts about Jesus but the truth about him. A world where people not only know about God but know God. D’kresha wants everyone to know that it is in the pain and lows of life that you’re elevated. D’kresha wants the world to know it is in God allowing the ugly experiences that we understand just how beautiful He is and we are through Him!
I am the One
“He will carry the lambs in His arms,holding them close to His heart.” Isaiah 40:11 NLT
“For I have chosen you and will NOT throw you away.” Isaiah 41:9 NLT
I love that He holds us, I love that we could go nowhere that He isn’t already. God has a purpose for all of His children, and I know sometimes we can get so lost in the pain of the process God is allowing to prepare us for our purpose that we completely lose sight of what He’s already promised. We sometimes forget that He is holding us close to His heart and that whatever pain we’re enduring He’s allowing to shape and mold us for what He has in the next moment. I know that this process God has you in right now hurts and it burns, but can I tell y’all that even gold has to go through a horrible process to be prepared for its purpose. He has chosen you and He will NOT throw you away. God hasn’t left you and though this pain you’re going through has you shifted your focus from Him, His focus is ALWAYS on you. We are the one He sent His son for, don’t let the process allow you to forget who He says you are.
I wrote this poem as a response to Isaiah 40:11 “He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart…”
God chose us and would NEVER
throw us away! God is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased my freedom. And I am grateful.
I Am The ONE
I am the ONE he left the ninety nine for.
I am the ONE he called out from the shore into the deep.
I AM THE ONE!
I am the ONE he lured into the wilderness to tenderly speak.
I AM THE ONE!
I am the ONE he calls a lily among the thorns, I am the ONE he was enthralled with before I was even born.
I AM THE ONE!
I am the ONE he calls a tree of life, I am the ONE, the reason he sent his son Christ.
I am the ONE ,the reason for his shed blood.
I am the ONE he intoxicates with love.
I am the ONE!
We are the ONE!
My prayer is that we never forget who we are and that is God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. And that He left the ninety-nine just for us and He holds us close to His heart!
FAITH IN ACTION
I encourage y’all to delight in the process God is allowing you to go through to prepare you for your purpose. I encourage you to remember gold can’t become gold unless it is tested by fire, and the same goes for you! Purpose will come from the pain of your process to your purpose.