Category Archives: His desire

to trust Him completely

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:

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to trust Him completely

I’m pretty sure I’m G-d’s favorite, or more accurately, I’m favored by G-d. Why do I think that? Because I want to follow Him wholeheartedly and trust Him completely, and because I’m His child.

Israel is G-d’s favored people, even today. No question and no doubt about it. Why? He chose Abraham and made a people to be His own from Abraham through Isaac and Jacob (who became Israel)

G-d was so excited to have a people to be with, to dwell with, to talk with, to walk with, to show all the peoples how wonderful He was. G-d was so happy to have a man, Abraham, say yes to Him and answer Him when He called. Yet Abraham didn’t just answer, Abraham was obedient and followed Him where G-d asked him to go.

It’s always been like this. G-d has always sought out ones after His own heart, ones who desire to trust Him completely, who will follow Him wholeheartedly. G-d always desired to dwell with people, and bring them into His family. He is always the same. He has never changed. He wanted to walk and talk and be with the people He created. He promised Abraham through covenant so many wonderful things and He will not change His mind, because Abraham loved Him and followed Him. He will always keep His word and His promises because this is who He is – faithful.

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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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You Win

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:
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You open the floodgates of heaven
and You deluge my heart with light

You set Your desire upon me
You awaken this muted heart
You breathe and life comes forth
and all aligns

Your desire calls me to come near
I consider what the cost may be

Then I realize once again
Your mercy has stacked the deck
There’s no consideration
That can stand
against Your desire
and Your mercy
for me

You win again

You are more real than anything
Being caught up in Your mercy
causes my heart to stand in wonder
at Your great goodness
that I do not deserve
and I never could earn

The cost of love is everything
for You
and nothing for me
All I must bring
is my complete surrender
to the goodness of who You are

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