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Abba’s Son, My Brother

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The prompt is:

First

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Abba’s Son, My Brother

I heard Abba calling my name from a distance and I ran and ran until I jumped right into his arms. I could hardly believe all he had done for me. He treated me like I was his first and his only child. He treated me like I was his favorite. In fact, I decided that his love was so awesome that it was enough for me and every other child. I wanted him to adopt more children so that we could all love each other and love Abba and have a big family.

He held me in his arms. We looked out at the rolling hills and the distant sea. It was all so beautiful. It felt like everything was perfect as Abba held me close. I knew I was safe in his arms.

“Little girl, I have a very important person I want you to meet. Would you like that?” Abba asked, knowing my eagerness to take in anything from Abba.

A grown-up man with an olive color complexion walked up to us. He was medium height and his hair was a sandy brown and shoulder length and he wore the most beautiful clothes. They were white and he wore brown sandals. His deep brown eyes peered at me and it felt like I was looking in Abba’s eyes. The same love I saw in Abba’s eyes was in his eyes. There was both a softness and a fierceness in his eyes and in his gaze as he looked at me. He looked just like Abba.

“Little girl, this is my son. He’s been wanting to meet you for a very long time,” Abba said with a twinkle in his eye, filled with delight to introduce us.

Abba set me down and Abba’s son knelt down to my level. He put his hands out for me to take hold of. I couldn’t help but stare at his hands. They were dark like his complexion. They looked used and abused. I hadn’t seen hands that looked like this before. They seemed much older than he looked. Then I saw something I’d never seen on anyone’s hands before. There were deep scars the same place on each hand near his wrists. The scars looked ancient, and it seemed that the wounds that caused the scars must have been terrible.

I felt so sad for a moment and then I looked back into his eyes. I could feel his love for me the same way I’d felt Abba’s love for me soon after I came to his house. I knew this man who was my older brother loved me a lot. I had waited for so long to meet one of my siblings so I was overjoyed to meet him. I also felt this sadness for him. I didn’t understand why but something about him made me feel so sad.

“Are you hungry? Would you like to eat with us now?” Abba asked, decidedly breaking through the thoughts and emotions I had begun to feel for my brother I had just met.

“Yes! I’m so hungry and so happy to be with both of you!”

The thoughts of sadness left quickly as I anticipated eating with Abba and his son. I was so happy to finally meet my brother.

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unite our hearts to Yours – day 29

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Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Unite

unite our hearts to Yours

Abba, unite our hearts to fear Your name
May You help those who love You
to love what You love
Would You give us Your heart to follow You wholeheartedly
You are a good Abba
You are a wonderful Father

Would You unite our hearts to love those whom You love
Would You awaken us to fully enter in to
Your great desire, Your great longing
Your heart’s desire, the desire of the prophets of old
for Your people Israel

Abba, You are good
You are kind
You are for me, You are for Your firstborn people
Israel
You are for all who love You
You long for all to come to You

You will unite our hearts to fear Your name,
to love Your ways,
to love that which You care for

Abba, may Your burning desire for Israel
Compel our hearts in love
May Your deep affections
Move us into Your fiery desire
May we walk in love and share in Your heart
Thank you Abba

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You do not forget Israel – day 21

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You do not forget Israel

Abba, what is on Your heart for Israel today
I want to daily partner with You for
that which beats deeply within Your heart
Abba, how do You feel about those You deeply desire
How does Your heart burn for Your beloved one

Abba, would You visit those who are hopeless in Tel Aviv today
and show them You love them
Abba, would You visit the captives, the brokenhearted ones throughout the Land
That many would find hope and life in You today

Abba, please show Your beloved ones they are not forgotten
and they are not forsaken
Even as a mother does not forget the child of her womb,
You do not forget Your firstborn child Israel
The one who came after You in the wilderness
in the days of her youth,
in a land not sown
You remember Israel
You remember Your beloved one

Draw Your people home in Your tender mercy
Bring them near in Your lovingkindness
O Abba, Israel needs You
And we long for Israel to know You intimately

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His love is enough – day 14

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Today’s Prompt: Away

His love is enough

I can’t run away
from You,
From Your unrelenting, persevering love
Your love chases me down
When I’m not sure if anyone’s there
or if anyone cares,
Your love wraps all around me
You bring me to my knees
My heart feels Your mercy
The tears begin to fall
No matter the pain, or darkness,
No matter the anguish I’ve known
Your love reaches me
Your love chases me down

You have a son, Father
Your son is Israel
He cannot, will not get away from Your love
Abba, Father
If Your love is enough for me
Your love is enough
Your love is more than enough for Your beloved Son
Your beautiful one
Abba, may Your lovingkindness that chases me down
Bring Your people near once again
May Your tender mercy fall upon their hearts
May Your beautiful love draw them in
Abba, Your love is enough
For all of Israel’s pain and suffering

Israel, He sees, He knows, He comprehends all your ways
Let Him in again
He will heal Your broken heart
He will comfort your shaken soul
He is enough
And His desire is for you, O Israel
Abba longs that you come home

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my perfect Father with a beautiful heart – day 11

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Today’s Prompt: Teach

my perfect Father with a beautiful Heart

Teach me that I may teach others
O great Teacher, show me what’s on Your heart
O great Counselor, I open my heart wide to You
Like clay in the Potter’s hand
I want to be
Moldable, pliable in Your hands
May my heart be soft to Your whisper
Teachable to Your instructions
May my life be wholly Yours

Teach me about Your heart, Abba
Teach me about who You are and how You love
That I can love like You love

Teach me to love my brother
Like You love me
Show me Your love for Your firstborn Israel
More and more,
That I would love Israel like You do
And I would see and patiently long for Israel’s full destiny
That has long been in Your heart

Give me a heart like Yours
Teach me Abba
Day by day by day
May I know Your heart, Your love, Your ways
More and more

Thank You Abba
You have such a beautiful heart

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His Heart Engraved – day 7

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His Heart Engraved

As I began to see the characters change in the guidebook of my life
The pictures and imaginations of my own making slowly fading away
I stood before You, I asked for Your heart
You said, “Okay, that I will give to you. That I love to share. I’m delighted every time you ask.”
You took that map of those peoples, ethnos, nations You placed there
And You emphatically pressed it into my heart, into my being
With one nation, one people at the very center
Israel, Jerusalem, the center of the earth
And the center of Your heart

My heart shifted and my life changed
From that moment on
I bore the peoples before You as an intercessor
I carried Your heart as a prophet
And at the very center was Your firstborn people,
Your chosen ones, Israel, Jacob,
“My Son,” You called him

May the heart of the One G-d,
The desire of Abba, our Father
For His firstborn son, Israel
Be stamped upon our hearts
Be planted deep within us
That we would stand with Him
Looking for the restoration of Israel
All of our days
With all of our hearts

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awakened heart – day 3

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Today’s Prompt: New

Awakened Heart

I continued my journey. It was exhilarating yet heartbreaking at times. Yet I could not go back. I had entered into a deep precious place with my Father. He had invited me in to a new place I hadn’t known before. In the midst of a most difficult season in life, He invited me in to something precious to His heart.

Israel – a people, a son, a child, one He still longed for

Step by step, day by day,
My heart began to open, and see words and stories and ideas,
And a thread woven in and out and through the pages
Of the divine story
I had read many times before,
Yet never seeing what I began to see
As this new day unfolded before me
And my heart fell in love once again

I had run into the heart of my good, good Father
Through a story I hadn’t quite seen before,
I hadn’t understood like I began to understand

My heart began to be moved
By an ancient people
With a rich heritage
And a hope still to come

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