Archive for the ‘Seeking’ Tag

Heaven’s Rain   2 comments

Disrobe me Lord I pray

Of tempting temporal pacifications

That I might see with Holy Spirit eyes  

And utilize and multiply the gifts of Your design

Make straight the path that leads to You and wide the portal of this heart where hidden treasures lie

Plant my feet and still my heart

And cause my soul to seek

With confidence so centered

To capture and contain all that freely comes from Thee

With rain from heaven soak me with your faith and grace

Always prepared to meet You face to face

Sanctify this temple home to be Your Holy place

Project upon my mind a glimpse of heaven’s glory

Let your thunder roll and lighting shake

Out the dark and dreary dread of night

Make patience work her fruitful task

Growing faith so great to cause the sun to wake

In a blaze of brilliant golden streaks

Where darkness has no place to seek

Turn hearts and minds to follow

On the path that you have promised

With hope to foster faith

In the confidence of Christ

To acknowledge You are here

Each breath and pulse in rhythm

With the ebb and flow of tides

Every wave that touches shore

Speaks in ocean’s tongue

Counting endless blessings

 

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Productive Waiting   2 comments

 

While I am waiting I will stay as busy as can be

I’ll stay and wait

Or stand and wait

Or walk then run then sit again

And sleep and eat between

Maybe write a book

Or see a picture I can snap

I’ll take a course

Learn something new

But all the while be waiting

I’ll not forget to pray

And remember to acknowledge

That while I wait I’m not alone

And although I cannot live tomorrow

To hold it in my memory

For tomorrow lives somehow within

Of the promise of what’s to come

While I live this day with gratitude busily awaiting

 

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Growing Closer to God   2 comments

Oh Lord I Pray

That while I feel as though sometimes confined within the bud

I trust in You with all my heart and incline to you my ear

To listen with faithful waiting

Ever ready for when You call

Without sight of what tomorrow holds

I trust that You are near

And thank You for a glimpse of Your presence here

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The Veil is Torn   Leave a comment

Come to know and to expect the Spirit working in quiet wondrous ways

For angels are always in your presence

Be alert and compassionate seeking how to please

You are precious and valued beyond your imagining and in My constant

 loving sight

There is no need to be guarded with Me

For what you try to conceal will only try to steal your soul

My love cannot be borrowed or purchased

It is a free will offering

To be received and returned willingly

By faith you are healed

By grace you live

By mercy you are forgiven

And the scars of your history are healed

By the forgiveness you allow

Broken hearts give sight to the sufferer

For the cost of true compassion is dear

See Me … for I am always here

In seabirds, sunsets, white capped waves

And in the mirror of your self examination

 

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What is this Life but a Vapor … (James 4:14)   1 comment

There is so much noise out there

Vying for our attention

How do we — How can we

Hear what Inner Spirit has to say

And have our voices heard above the fray

Beware a counterfeit call to action

That may only serve to be a distraction

‘Together We Can’

A well-worn phrase

Rests on wisdom’s page

Taming rage and poisonous resentments

Unified we can burn with new desire

Create new healthy appetites to inspire

With a welcome message that includes all at the table

Matters not if you’re well or able

But what matters first is our willingness

To feed first another

Perhaps astounded we’ll discover that this recipe for empathy

Will relieve our own hunger-pangs and inner grumbling

The greatest offering and hardest one might be

To include those we might deem our enemies

We cannot pray for just ourselves

Or those we love, or like, or haven’t even met

But those we do not love, or like, and haven’t met

Must be met with good intentions just the same

This is as Jesus said the harder thing to do

Yet isn’t what we seek universal harmony

The hope of good for all

Of course there will always be

Self-seekers, ruinous people, and their lies

Beware association and remember to be wise

Even with patience and forgiveness as our lifelong friends

From some people or situations it’s best we be divorced

For love cannot be forced

Noise erects buildings with flimsy sticks soon to turn to dust

Our voices are what will last

Recorded in every listening ear and knowing heart

Then archived for a time beyond this place for which we are set apart

I must seek to choose each word and deed

As though it is the only currency I have to spend

I guarantee the tide will one day turn

And in the silence of mid-tide will come the answer

Racism, criticism, and every other ism yet defined

Will be, can be, must be

Overcome … not left undone

For another generation

Powerless yet powerful

Dependent only upon

The One who made us

And can save us

On the condition of our free will

Which is why we must turn our trust

To the Creator and the Creative that lives in each of us

And with courage take a stand

And if for whatever reason you cannot stand

You can and you must support the ones who can

 

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Nothing Hidden   Leave a comment

There is nothing on this earth or in what we call universe or multiverse

Where You are not

Like smoke and embers rising from the fires of an almighty molten core 

Or the mist that covers the earth each new morning born from the waterfall of Your love

Everywhere and in everything You are

The smoke of your fires seep under the sill of my door

Its threshold useless to prevent You

Sitting here, waiting, knowing You are here

You cover me in a blanket warm

Surround me with Your love

Your Spirit a refreshing mist

Bathes me, washes over me

Caught between what is mortal and immortal

I observe the surrendering of self to Thee

Understanding that free will is necessary

To bow in complete surrender

For all that You require

Is a free will offering

Of my love and my desire

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The Rosetta Spoonbill and the Photographer   Leave a comment

I will allow you to come near

And trust you will not intrude

Although your contraption looks absurd

You stare and speak with kindly words

You say you’re fascinated by my plumage and my bill

 

Our Creator gave me a lifetime lasting covering

With this wonderful added utensil

For I can forage, and I can fly

I can prune my wings and in this warm sun stand here and dry

 

What of you, oh two-legged creature squatting there

With that thing raised to your eye

 

Covered almost head to toe

You must have something to hide

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