Catching Fire- A Poem by Nikki Waters

You start a fire with grass and wood,
But it seemed my grass and wood would not light;They became damp with the waters of sin.

I tried to light it with the flames of men,
And it worked;
The fire burned big for a second, then the flames quickly dwindled down to nothing.

I needed eternal flames.
Flames I could not create,
Flames that would not be a quick fix from humanity.

So I prayed to The Lord, Rekindle! Rekindle!
It needed not just to be a sorry prayer,
But it needed repentance,
A change in heart.
A sincere I’m sorry and an offering of self to The Lord.
Saying no to Satan,
No to sin,
And yes to salvation.
I give Jesus my temptation,
My hesitation,
And to Satan my resignation.
He can no longer hold against me all of sins citations,

Because in Christ I am a new creation.

Hell will no longer be my destination,
For the Lord made his proclamation,
He gave me restoration,
And in my heart he made a transformation.
To him I yield my consecration,
His spirit empowers to reach from nation to nation,

Through him we can change this generation.


Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Matthew 3:8-10 “Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.