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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

 

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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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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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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’

New Day   3 comments

God help us with our addiction to news

And also those who’d rather snooze denying what’s apparent

Finding joy and peace and happiness

Is truly a treasure hunt

Worth the seeking and the finding

For You exist even amidst the rubble

Of what we call our troubles

There You are and have always been

Not seeking You is the only sin

For once we do discover You

Doubt and fears become dismissed

Replaced by faith to open hearts that reveal Your Majesty

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God’s Timing   1 comment

Seeking to spend time with You with pen in hand

To connect, to listen, with hope to be inspired

The phone interrupts our discourse

Or so I thought

Hesitation gave way as I answered

To find that this untimely interruption

Was Your calling that I was longing

For the greatest gift of good purpose

Is our usefulness to another

Giving time of self bears the riches of a crown of jewels

My soul is lifted and refreshed by the humble response of the caller who is blest

And I imagine angel scribes in heaven

Making note of our connectedness and kindliness

As they too marvel at the wonder of Your timing

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Two Hearts   1 comment

Lord, I pray before I dress

To consider all that you have blest

Put my thoughts to test

That in You all reliance rests

 

Consider this

And do not miss

What needs to be your daily quest

 

As far as the east is from the west

Is the extent of My love growing greater never less

On this truth You can surely rest

I have endowed you with my very breath

Given you a heart that beats

Ability with hands and feet

Knowledge of me when I speak

 

Welcome me as you would the morning sun

Trusting that the best is yet to come

Upon this path is born a new day bright

Where in your heart there glows a light

You call it love, I call it might

From which comes all that is good in life

 

Make this your engine’s driving force

Our hearts united on this daily course

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