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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Only One Good

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:

Good

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Only One Good

Not one good, except G-d
You alone are good
You alone are worthy
You alone are holy

No matter how hard I try to be good
No matter how hard I try to save myself
No matter how strong I think I am

I fall back on You
And everything makes sense again

There is no one good
There is only You
You alone are good
You alone are G-d
One G-d
One King
One Ruler

No matter what the rulers and kings say
You are the Master of the universe
You are the Holy One of Israel

No matter what theologians say
No matter what philosophers attempt to articulate
You stand
You watch
You wait
You ache
That a broken heart
would turn towards You
A wandering eye
would finally look for You

No matter how proud and arrogant men may be
You stand
You watch
You wait
You ache
That they would fall on their faces
and run into You

You are good
Your ways are good
None,
No, not one compares with You
Beautiful G-d
Beautiful Creator

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This is Real Life

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:

Real

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This is Real Life

You are more real than anything
I’ve ever tasted
You are more real than anything
I could ever have wanted
You are more real than anything
I desired
and all You desire is that I choose You, Your life, Your love
You are more real than all the things I hoped for, wanted, or sought out
Thank You for the essence of who You are, Your authentic love for me

You are more real than any love I’ve ever known
You love is great
Your kindness is unsearchable

G-d of glory
Abba of my heart
Creator of thunder and lightning
G-d of gods
King of the whole earth
Holy One of Israel
There is none like You

Chief among ten thousand
G-d of Abraham,
G-d of Isaac,
G-d of Jacob
You are the one G-d
The real G-d
The living One

The reality of who You are
Penetrating the essence of me
My soul laid bare before You
The reality of Your love
Breathing life into this weary soul
Life for death
Light for darkness
Love for abandonment

You are the beautiful God
Filled with life
There’s nothing more real than You
There’s nothing more authentic than living before You

There is none before You
There is none after You
You love me
I love You
This is real life

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You Know Better

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:

Plan

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You Know Better

You have a beautiful, wonderful awesome plan
Even when I’m concerned You’ve forgotten
You are working
You are moving
You are shifting and changing whatever needs
to be shifted and changed
that You can have Your way
that You can be glorified

Abba, You are so good
Your ways are true and righteous altogether
Your plan is perfect

Show me Your ways
again, more
Show me Your heart, your desires
again, more

O how I love You
O how I desire to walk in Your truth,
Your reality
all the days of my life

Thank You for loving me so
Thank You for knowing best
You are a good, good Abba

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Abba אבא

Abba-Father

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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Kind 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:

Gather

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Kind G-d

You gather me in
You gather Your people home
You gather, You scatter
Holy are You

G-d of the whole earth
Abba to Israel
There is none like You
You scatter, You gather
Holy are You

You’ve called me near
You’ve drawn me in
Your kindness is inexplicable
Your love unrestrained
towards me when I have nothing to bring

This is how You are
This is who You are
You, who formed all things
You, who breathed breath and life came forth
You, who created the heavens and the earth
You, who made me
Who wanted me near

Who is like You?
Great G-d
Beautiful Abba
Lover of my soul
Keeper of my heart

Thank You for gathering me near

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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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