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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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Love of 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:
Learn

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What do I have to learn? From yesterday and today? What about tomorrow? What is it You have to say in all the bumps and bruises from today? There is so much to gain in the day to day. There is so much for my heart to take in, yet I often think I have no ability left to receive.

For a moment my soul is captivated by the kindness of who You are. I remember it’s possible.

I then find myself drowning in the ache of disappointment. Just then, You visit me again. Just when I thought I couldn’t handle one more thing, You said that I’d be okay. You said that You’re my Father and You’ll help me. Somehow, despite myself, I believe You. You are so big yet my finite capacity almost paralyzes me at times. You give me the strength to carry on, to take in and embody all that You long to give to me.

Just when my tent pegs feel stretched to the max, You whisper sweetly to my heart, “Just a little more, a little further, just let Me have a little more of you.”

My heart momentarily responds like Job, thinking You ask more than You deserve of me. A moment passes when I realize how preposterous my heart can be in the most critical of moments.

You whisper again, “I love You. I know all of your ways.” My heart crumbles in a puddle of tears on the floor when I hear You. I remember the deal: I give myself to You, You in turn share Your heart with me. I remind myself that this is what I desire and this is what You desire. I remind myself that this will never be easy but it will be the best script anyone could have written for my life.

I remember Your beautiful affections for Your people. I remember Your immeasurable kindnesses towards me. I remember Your pleasure in my life. I am undone. I forget myself and free fall into You. My heart cries out in gratefulness from the deepest places within my being. Thank You Abba.

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A Prayer for this Desert Journey

A Prayer for this Desert Journey
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It has been a journey, and I continue
I press on
I ask for revelation from the Spirit of the one G-d,
the only One worthy

As I slow down and wait and hope in this desert place
Would You break in
I must have You
Only You can help me process the things I have seen
The things I have experienced
that which my heart has deeply connected with

You are a good G-d
You are a good Father, a wonderful Abba
Truly, You are good to Israel.

May I comprehend and know even more today
Your hesed, the lovingkindness
that lives within the very essence
of who You are, Abba

May I understand and know You
Awesome Creator of all
Wonderful King of the universe
One who forms and fashions the deepest depths of the oceans
The highest heights of the heavens
The most intimate parts of my being
The immeasurable pieces of my heart

Maker of the universe
Fashion in this heart
Understanding of Your heart
Understanding of Your ways,
Your laws, Your holy desires
That I might comprehend
more of who You are
In this journey of knowing
Deeper places of Your unfathomable heart

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A Heart to Love You

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:

Gift

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A Heart to Love You

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This gift You’ve given
The gift of a heart to love You
The gift of intimacy with You
This gift of friendship with G-d
I do not take it lightly

Let me never forgot all You have done
That I might know You
That I might love You
That I might be Yours
All of the days of my life

Thank You for giving me the gift of life
You who are filled with love, with joy, with beauty
Thank You that I find life inside of who You are
That Your life sustains me

Who am I
That You formed and fashioned me in my mother’s womb
To be Your child, Your beloved One
To give myself fully and completely to You in love
To love You with all of my heart, mind, soul and strength

I love You
Let me love You more
Thank You for a heart that has been softened and touched by You,
by Your presence
Thank You for a heart that has been molded and made,
day by day,
into the image of the Creator
Thank You that I am united with You in love

What a beautiful gift You’ve given
Thank You, beloved G-d
Thank You, Abba
Thank You, Melech ha’Olam
There is none like You

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Abba אבא

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Abba, You are here with me
You are always here with me

I love Your ways
Help me to love Your ways more
I love the way of Your heart and the way that You are
I want to be more like You

I want to love You more
Help me to love You more
Help me to be wholeheartedly Yours
In my coming and in my going,
In my freedom and my captivity,
In my joy and in my sorrow,
I want to be wholeheartedly Yours

I want my heart
to connect with Yours
in love and life,
in hope and purity

Visit me Abba
Make me more like You
Spirit of the living God
fall afresh on me today

Let me honor You with all my breath
Let me honor You with all my thoughts
Let me honor You with all my strength
and all my might
and all I am

I love You G-d
There is no one like You

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His Nearness

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:

Visit

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His Nearness

I run around trying to get it all together,
to be more in order, more put together,
more perfect for when You come

The clutter, oh the clutter
Pick it up, put it away, go through it later
Again
The rhythm
Pick it up, put it away, take it back out
and go through it later

Really?
Is that what I do for You?
You knock on the door of my heart
You beckon me, “Come”
Yet, somehow I still want to pick up the mess of my heart
and hide it so that we can really enjoy our time together
because somewhere deep down inside
I believe that Your enjoyment of me
depends on me being good

But who are You?
My mother, my older sister, the friend I’m trying to impress
With my external neatness
When inside I’m anything but that

I remember again,
It’s none of those people
Coming for a visit

Rather, it’s the One who loves me most
He loves me despite myself
It’s the one whose love covers my clutter and brokenness
and moment by moment His whisper frees my soul
and I am less afraid to come near

You knock on the door
Desiring to come to me, to visit me
My heart is awake
Your call stirs me

Your love quickens reality within
I get up
I open the door
The clutter remains
You come in
You visit me
You show me how precious I am to You
There is no turning back
Your love frees me
Your love cleanses me

There is nothing more beautiful
than this
The visitation of G-d upon the soul
The nearness of G-d that is my only good

SOS 5:2

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love freely given

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:

Adore

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To love and care for with deep affection

I love the thought and concept, and even more,
the reality of adoration
of the One G-d who deserves it all

Adoring the One
who gave all for me
Adoring the beautiful uncreated One
Today, moment by moment by moment

He gave me all
He gave me life

I get to receive His love
and pour out myself at His feet
I get to be a fragrant offering on behalf
of the One who has captured my heart
I get to give myself fully and freely
for the sake of the one who consumes my soul

Adoring, capturing, unquenchable love
Given to me from the One who is jealous love

Fill me with Your love
Your love that is burning fire
Your love that is holy desire
The beauty of love given and taken,
shared one with the other
That I get to partake of all of my days

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Given
Life
All
for
Love

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