Dove of His presence, You have graced and embraced me… Poured the balm of Gilead on open wounds… Taken the sweetness of the cross of Jesus… and dipped me in living waters of sweet contentment and joy. No circumstance… no matter how hard or … Continue reading
I was waiting on God, then
realized God was waiting
on me. I was determined to trust
Him. I chose to believe to see
His goodness in the dark as I do
in the Light.
Like Jacob of old I was clinging with soul-effort…
I will not let you go until you bless me.”
Then He called my name!
The One who called forth
the stars in the universe
You, born again child of mine,
I called you from the valley
gave you increasing faith.
I led you to the mountain-top
where I tested you
more than you could know.
I opened the eyes of your heart
and let you see My Light
shining in the darkness
of your soul.
I waited for the bud of patience
to bloom in your heart,
Praise to move upon your lips,
and deep-down soul rest,
where struggles cease
and joy returns.
I sent Rhema Words,
opened your mind to understand,
Times of waiting are in My Father’s Hands.
Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage;
yes wait for the Lord (Psalm 27:14).
The testing of your faith works patience (James 1:3).
Sometimes I feel spent, weary and worn out.
Then like a child, I come to Jesus.
Believing He cares like no other,
Embraced by His comforting presence.
Drinking fresh living water
flowing from His heart to mine.
“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me,
as the scriptures said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'” John 7: 37-38
He still speaks… to hearts flung open wide, brought near like a child.
Am I listening?
He still reveals…shines light through lens of searching eyes.
Am I seeing?
He’s still longing…waiting from a distance, ready to forgive and heal effects of rejection and brokenness.
Am I receiving?
He’s still listening…for questions yet to be asked and answered.
Am I asking?
He still speaks.
He’s still God and I am not.
This day I come as a child drawing near through the blood of the Lamb, acknowledging His holiness and my unworthiness. Grateful He gives the right to call Him Father. Grateful He’s still Savior and Lord after all these years and all these *bottled up tears, measured, and written down in His book.
I am grateful He still reveals light and love when I lift
the eyes of my heart, repent and return.
For God so *loved…He gave…His Son…
*the exact representation of all the Father is and does.
He never left us…we left Him.
He didn’t abandon us…we abandoned Him.
He didn’t lie…the tempter did…and does.
He still breathes new life, peace and rest, to worn and weary pilgrims.
He still promises weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
He still speaks truth!
What truth do you need to hear to be set free?
Jesus said: “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”
(John 8:32 NLT).
Lent Reflections:*Psalm 56:8, *John 3:16, *Hebrews 1