unquenchable passion

All I can say is, “Wow!”  This young guy of 18 years has the fire of God within him!  Read and judge for yourself your own pursuit of God’s presence!  I heard Kelsey recite this spoken word that he created at the Potomac District Fine Arts Festival, and I asked for his permission to share it with you!  Enjoy!  Go deeper!

Be Present in His Presence (Spoken Word for Fine Arts 2013)

by Kelsey Ogbewe (Notes) on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:11pm

See, I’m-caught up in the moment of pure atonement

My heart burns to know the Father more

Alone-I-sit-in this pit-vehemently tearin’ the dirt–yellin’

“Man I really need your presence Lord!” and then the essense of a bloodstained cross materializes

I’m realizin’ “This my way out!”

Man I’m done with this pitiful island

so then I climb-and-I climb-and-I climb-and I climb

‘Till I reach the surface

*sniffs* smell that?

The sweet aroma of freedom is perfect—but yet i’m–unsatisfied

I’m still in need for more that gratifies–my–soul is–searchin’ and lurkin’ for the presence of



Because I need it, it’s as simple as that

And as I’m–cognizant of my environment it begins to fade to black

It’s just me again

Alone, quiet and still

These–words echo in my mind But stop as I hear a whisper from behind–me

Saying–“Go. Walk forward. Trust me and you’ll see.”

I take an early listen as my own spirit testifies to the Holy Spirit whisperin’–my–eyes look down

to my feet then back up again as I begin to weep

With tears of joy *laughs* –’cause I know I’ll find the beauty–that I–seek

So I begin to travail onward

And although my knees are weak

I find myself moving toward–a door that’s cracked open and I take a little peek-through it

I see some burnin’ thistles and adjacent to it I see a well of clear fluid

More like water that’s real bluish

As I step through the threshold I hear a still small voice from the bush of flames

Makin it plain that my aim is not to say here–

It’s to keep it movin’ and I’m choosin’ to go to the next room

Soon-I find myself in His dwelling place

My–face moves to the right and sees living creatures

Cherubim–Each had 4 faces and each had 4 wings and underneath their wing had human hand

Man do ya’ll understand the beauty!?

I turn to my left and see Seraphim crying

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts!

The whole earth is filled with His glory!”

Then I see the King of Kings seated on His great White Throne

I’m unworthy to stand in His presence so I kneel yet I feel right at home

I’m filled with love–peace–and joy

Better than any ecstasy or poppin’ Molly’s

Boy you better believe that I’m sweatin’

‘Cause the All-Consuming Fire is standing right next to me

I hear Him speak

“This is how you finish your race son”

“You need to spend more time with me. You need to abide in me. You need to see my beauty!”

So this is why I’m caught up in the moment of pure atonement

And this is why I need the Father’s heart everyday

“Well done my good and faithful servant”

That’s all I wanna hear Him say

So pray……….


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