Time to Bloom   1 comment

Only by giving You thanks each day

And with the acknowledgement of Your unfailing love

Can I witness the delight and glory of your Creation

For the spirit of its beauty you have already seeded in my heart

By trusting that all you have made is good

And that each and every one of us

Was uniquely crafted in love by You

We can trust to not withhold our own blossoming

Which are the gifts that you have freely bestowed

Bearing witness is my throbbing pulse

Your guiding love gives my heart no rest

To pursue whatever you deem best

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God is Ever Present   Leave a comment

The distance between us sometimes seems so vast

Although I know that you are here

Your presence closer than my breath

The very breath of life you gave to each of us at birth

 

In your foreknowledge you would know how I’d grow through

Every challenge, every victory, the pains, and the regrets

An adolescent not adhering to your direction I entertained temptations

While by your infinite patience and foreknowledge you knew one day upon awakening I would come to know you and thank you each and every day

 

This may not seem to me to be the most enlightened time

Or the brightest moment in my life

But still I can exclaim with certainty

That I am yours and you are mine with love our guiding force

To satisfy the longing of our closeness that brings to each of us your peace, your love, your rest

 

db

The Power of God’s Love So Healing   1 comment

Is there something I’m not seeing

Up there in the clouds

The sunlight casting shadows

Still they seem the same

But how I see has changed

 

Activities are overtaken

By doctors, tests, an orthopedist and a dentist to add to the rest

Sometimes this blurs my vision

And challenges my faith

But like needing weights for greater muscle

Gives me reason to stand the test

 

Faith grows stronger especially when its tested

She is greater and ever present

To combat any storm

And gives to me new vision

To be inspired not forlorn

 

Let me not forget the power of giving thanks

Like water to a starving plant

Drown me in your love dear God

And saturate my soul with the gift of your living Spirit

May I consider always the needs of others with prayers and the power of your love

This gives me evidence of your presence

And your will and mine in peace become as one

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Here and Now   Leave a comment

An unplanned life is like leaving home and not knowing which way to turn

 

Without the willingness to learn how could we ever grow or change

 

Or even dare to consider that life could be an exciting adventure

 

No matter what the cost all could be lost without the openness to receive all the love and unexpected gifts that God’s gifts of nature always offer

 

Turning what many see as mundane to a supernatural experience

 

Open my eyes oh Lord and pour in your love and enlightenment

 

I implore you to seek my heart to explore

 

Find me here and take me where

 

Only Your guiding hand can lead

 

To prosper and not cause harm

 

Fill each cell with brimming faith

 

If only fear and doubt is my enemy

 

And you have overcome all adversity

 

Then take this life You have freely given

 

That I may return it to You with love and with commitment

 

With all my fears and doubts that are only momentary

 

Your promises are true and heaven is not a dream in some unexpected tomorrow

 

But with You, heaven is here and now

 

db

For the Love of All   1 comment

How could I not believe the nearness of you God

For all that is and was, you have created

And you can see through all creation’s eyes

Today I heard a sermon preached

On the Good Samaritan

Realizing how I am surrounded by your loved ones

And grateful, ever grateful for the love of family

Surrendered in this process

To receive the goodness bestowed

And still to remember that all is a give and take

Love cannot be denied

And must, in this sometimes overwhelming state

Be expressed to love one another

For this is another way of also loving you

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Purpose   2 comments

I wake up each day and remind myself to say “thank you”

Thank you to God, to Life, to Love

For all the reasons worth living for

For the gifts indwelling

Some mined and some yet to find

Discovery is an ever-evolving process

Of who we are or what we may name as meant to be

What, Oh God, do you have in mind for me

Your gifts are many

Your love is born in each and every one of yours

But first I find I must trust

To be vulnerable enough to let go of my will

And invite you into my heart each day

At first awakening with ‘Thank you’

That opens the door of my heart

To hear your reply

My child so sweet and dear and forever mine

Please know how much I love you

And how much I desire to be loved and trusted by you

 

db

 

 

 

Posted July 13, 2019 by doreenbirdsell in Spiritual Impressions

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The Unexpected   2 comments

– The Unexpected –
Sometimes things just don’t add up
Other times things reconcile to a tee
Most important is not to make
Perfectionism an idol
 
Letting go and letting God
Doesn’t mean to not have a care in this Divine process
But rather to trust and be the best steward that I can be
For with the God who loves us more than we could know
Miracles are possible and visible every day
I thank you God for your eyes constantly upon me
And all Your beloved creation
 
All is known by You and nothing can be hidden
Take from me I pray, anything that would obstruct
The good purpose that You’ve planned
 
In my mind choices are preconceived as doors number one, two, or three
But by letting go and letting God
Leaves room on my plate for more
Because with You there’s always that unanticipated door number four
 
God is so much bigger than anything the world can do
I hear your gentle whisper, ‘I am here; and I am loving you’

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