Monthly Archives: September 2015

Abba’s Visit

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:
Doubt
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Abba’s Visit

The little girl daily wondered, “Am I safe? Will everything really be okay?”

She kept being told things were okay but it didn’t feel okay. Would she be safe? She couldn’t stop thinking about this. She was scared and having a very hard time not being scared. No matter what they told her, she had a hard time feeling safe.

Little girl thought and thought about it, “If only I can please mama a little bit more. Maybe then everything would be okay. Yes, that’s it. If I can please mama perfectly, things will be okay.”

The little girl tried and tried to do everything right. It still didn’t seem to work. The storm never seemed to end, until one day.

Little girl was playing a game when mama came up to her in a rage. Mama’s hand was raised. Her right hand was above her head about to come down on the little girl.

Then Abba stepped in, right behind mama and pulled her arm back before it descended on little girl. Abba came just in time and stopped mama in her tracks. That was an amazing day for mama and for little girl.

Mama didn’t know what had happened that day but she never hit little girl again after that. She’d get angry sometimes but she would step back and be able to stop herself from entering the storm of rage that had been her standard response for so many years.

Little girl saw Abba step in that day. Mama just knew something had changed. Something had changed in every way for little girl and mama. Mama began to love little girl and care for her in a way she hadn’t before.

Little girl had hoped in Abba for years. Abba finally came to them. Little girl’s prayers to Abba were answered in just a moment.

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The Way of the Heart

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:
Same

The Way of the Heart

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The One whose voice is like thunder
Who causes the mountains to tremble
He is the same G-d who fashioned my being in His hands
and formed my heart with His breath

The way of G-d is the way of the heart
The way of the heart is the way of love
Your ways, O G-d, are filled with life

Abba, please tell me more about your ways,
your laws,
your statutes,
your commands

It’s easy to forget the mystery of the heart of the only good Father to draw us in. His desire for us is that we would be close to Him. The G-d of all creation, the Creator of you and me wants us near. The same One who made my heart and mind, who gave me the ability to love and feel, and to weep and stand in awe, He wants me close.

Yet He doesn’t just want me nearby. He wants me to turn toward Him and talk to Him. He wants me to tell Him about what I love and what I feel and why I’m weeping and why I’m afraid. He wants me to tell Him what moves my heart. He cares about what’s on my heart. As I tell Him all of these things I get to know Him more and I get to love Him more.

He is my Father and He loves it when I talk to Him. No one could have written a better story. No one could have created such a stunning path.

He made me. He knows me. He’s G-d and He’s perfect, yet He wants me close. He wants me near to Him. He wants to prove to me the goodness of His heart, the truth of who He is as Father.

The one and only Maker of heaven and earth is the same one who chooses to prove His love to you and me because He loves us that much.

He’s not waiting for the theologians to articulate a theology of how to be close to Him. He’s not waiting for the self-righteous ones to prove they’re worthy to be in His presence. He’s not waiting for the brilliant minds to concoct a plan to find the closest proximity to Him.

He’s not waiting for the clay to make a better way. He doesn’t need the clay. He’s the potter. He made us for His glory. Abba made us for Himself.

May we run into the heart of the Father
and begin to comprehend the incomprehensible
love of G-d
that we never deserved
and could not have earned

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Friendship with G-d

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:
Yes

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Friendship with G-d

I say Yes to You again today Abba
I say Yes to us again today
I say Yes to this relationship, this friendship
with You and You with me

I want to talk to You like You’re sitting right beside me
I want to love you and express my heart to You
like You’re my best friend
because You are
I want to listen to You and hear the things
that are on Your heart today and tomorrow and every day after

I want to live inside of Your love, Your heart,
Your desires, Your good for my life
I want us to be close, really close
I say Yes to this relationship again today
Please help me
I really need you to help me
to give You my all,
to trust You wholeheartedly
to love You in the way that You’ve designed me to love You

Help me Abba
Help me to love you the way that You love me
I say Yes to You again today Abba
I say Yes to us again today
I say Yes to this relationship, this friendship
with You and You with me

I want to talk to You like You’re sitting right beside me
I want to love you and express my heart to You
like You’re my best friend
because You are
I want to listen to You and hear the things
that are on Your heart today and tomorrow and every day after

I want to live inside of Your love,
Your heart, Your desires, Your good
for my life
I want us to be close, really close
I say yes to this relationship again today
Please help me
I really need you to help me
to give You my all,
to trust You wholeheartedly
to love You in the way that You’ve designed me to love You

Help me Abba
Help me to love you the way that You love me

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You are Always with Me

I am joining with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:
Alone
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You are Always With Me

Alone is without anyone
Walking, living and being without another
on this journey of life
or just for a moment

Sometimes alone feels lacking
Other times alone feels safe
Yet in reality
I am never alone
because You are always with me
You never leave nor forsake me

Whether I feel alone or not
I am never alone
I am not forsaken
I am not forgotten

This is all I really need to know
This is all Israel really needs to know

We are never alone
You are always with us
You are watching over us
and loving us all the time

No matter how alone we feel
We are not
We are never ever alone

You are always with us

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