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A Call to Love by Elizabeth Brooks: "Prodigal Child"




No matter how human beings try, they cannot shed their skin of origin. They carry every cell, every microcosm of life that conceived them, that housed them, and fed them within and outside the womb; but lost souls can be recovered and pulled out of darkness. Those that I have swaddled and brought up hath my enemy consumed. Lamentation 2:22b (KJV) We do not battle against flesh and blood but principalities. Put on The Christian’s Armor. Put on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11 (KJV)

Some of you have grown wings so you could fly. The intention was not for you to fly so far away in spirit, body and mind. Show God gratitude every day, all day. Think about the blessings you missed from God and how you have broken His heart. Spiritual blessings are not only much more honorable but wisdom is the capacity to love spiritual things.

My wish for you, yes you, is for you to walk in another dimension.

God has what is best for you, all of you - but you must honor him. Don’t forget your spiritual inheritance. These gifts are sacred to God because He breathed His breath which is life into us also. We break God’s heart when we disobey Him. Change your system of love. Put away childish responses and embrace DIVINE HEALTH. Embrace God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit. Don’t compromise your value system. Recognizing your value system is part of the blessing. This is what spiritual growth is. That is when you “get it:” God will bless you with good health in your youth: Not forgiving and being in relationship with your tribe where He placed you, is rebellion against Jesus Christ. You must remember who you are.

Introduce Grace into your life so you can grow in faith. Jesus has forgiven us, He died for our sins. We have forgiven you. Where would we be without His forgiveness? Remember forgiveness is for you, so your heart can heal. Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit by hardening your heart with roots of bitterness. Look inward and honor God by celebrating your family.

Psalm 139:13

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am wonderfully and fearfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. (NIV)

As mother and child we shared an intimacy that you can never recreate from the perspective of a child; that bond , that force of nature thrust you into this world and you breathed your first breath of life. Wonderful! I am willing to speak truth into your life. Oh! wayward ones do not be ashamed. I have discovered that everyone has a path; a journey in life, but as a mother I am trying to hold you up so you can step, instead of crawl… no pretenses, why this is raw.

It does not matter whether your relationships may have deteriorated with or without incident. Come home! “Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:8 (KJV) Come; we will receive you, embrace you, love and cherish you; with all the tears, sorrow and fears, even so with outstretched arms, your father is waiting. Come!

Elizabeth Brooks

Elizabeth P. Brooks is originally from Trinidad and Tobago and now calls Tampa Bay home. She is deeply concerned about human dignity and the need for social justice. She is outgoing, loves the sound of laughter and the power of the word. She is a performance poet and has had several poems and two non-fiction essays published in Indiana Voice Journal. She is the author of a recently published chapbook ,“You May Applaud Now and other poems” and she is currently working on a novel and many other projects. Elizabeth is a reference librarian at Saint Leo University in Dade City, Fla., and volunteers as an adult literacy tutor in Tampa. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post. Elizabeth writes the column "A Call to Love" for Spirit Fire Review. You can visit Elizabeth at her Facebook page here: Elizabeth Brooks

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