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Wide Open Sea

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
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Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 29: Sea

Little girl woke up and she ran to the porch. She looked out far beyond her usual gaze and saw the sea in the distance, past the grassy hills and the tall trees. For some reason, she had never noticed it before today.

She looked back at Abba and saw the delight in his face at her excitement over this newfound discovery. Little girl had always loved the waters and the waves and the sea and now she realized they were closer than she had thought.

Abba knew this about little girl. He knew how exciting this was for her. He anticipated the day he would take her to visit the sea.

Little girl was content to study the beautiful waters that reminded her of forever. Whenever she looked at the wide open sea, she knew there was much more to life than what she understood. She was excited to explore it with Abba one day.

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Hope’s Restoration of the Heart

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Writing Every Day for Thirty-One Days
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Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 28: Hope

Little girl felt so much joy. She anticipated every new day and was excited about every new adventure. She loved every little bit of time she got to be with Abba. She couldn’t believe how everything had changed.

Little girl woke up every morning thinking of what the day had to offer. She went to bed happy and thankful for each and every day.

Little girl began to sense something she had almost lost in the ups and downs of gaining and losing fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. Little girl began to feel hope again. Her time with Abba began to bear the fruit of hope in her heart again.

Little girl had naturally hoped and anticipated good things for much of her short life, yet her hope had slowly been stolen away with the losses she had suffered.

Today and throughout this season with Abba, her hope began to be restored.

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Abba’s Big Love

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Encountering Abba’s Heart

Day 13: Patience

Little girl awoke early and ran down the stairs to find Abba and the rest of the family. She found Abba sitting in his chair where he often sat in the mornings. He was looking out the window at the grassy hills and the trees that had grown steadily over the years.

Abba turned to little girl, his eyes filled with joy, as she approached him. His face radiated with love as she jumped into his lap, as was her normal morning routine.

Little girl would sit on Abba’s lap for what felt like hours to her but it was only a couple of minutes before she would begin to ask questions and talk to him about her dreams or what she wanted to do that day. It was like clockwork and Abba felt great delight every morning as she approached him and talked to him and asked what he thought about the many things on her mind.

Little girl was overjoyed with this life Abba had given her. Even at the tender age of five, she knew it was a beautiful gift to her. She was so thankful for all he had done for her and all he had given to her.

Little girl felt such a depth of love in her heart that she’d never experienced before she met Abba. She’d always believed there was more than what she had known and experienced. She couldn’t imagine what was next and what was to come.

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Desire Transcendent

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:

Dream

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Desire Transcendent

Dream:
A word that fills my heart with joy
because it represents something more, something awesome,
something beautiful that is found within You

What are Your dreams, Abba
What are Your desires
What do I get to do to be a part of all that You have

There is substance found inside of dreams and hope and faith and love
and I want to find this substance
and live with You in the midst of it all

You are beautiful
You are good
and all Your ways are perfect

Your dreams, the plans of Your heart
are always for my good

Your desires, the substance of who You are
and the longings of Your heart
penetrate my being
and fill me with light and life and love

You let me feel what You feel, G-d
You ask me to talk to You
about Your desires, Your longings, the beauty of Your plans,
to bring forth justice, truth and righteousness

You tell me how much You love Your Son,
How much He loves You,
How much You want me to share in this love

This is the dream
the knowledge of the essence of Your heart,
the knowledge of the essence of the affections of the transcendent,
the knowledge of that which is good and righteous and true
that is only found in You

Your heart is good,
You are always good
Your ways always true and righteous

Your ways are higher than mine
Your thoughts greater than mine

You are good and You’ve drawn me into this goodness,
this hope, this dream transcendent
that will bring forth righteousness one day soon

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prepare the way

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:

Prepare

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It’s the time, the day of preparation
Build up the highway
Remove the stones

Prepare the way
for Messiah to come

Prepare the way
for G-d to dwell with man

Prepare the way of one G-d, one Messiah
Prepare the way for the coming King

Im (with) – Anu (us) – El (G-d)
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The way of life
The way of truth
The way of justice and righteousness

Hear O Israel, the Lord our G-d, the Lord is one

Prepare the way
Prepare the way for your coming one
One G-d, one King, one Messiah
The Messiah of Israel
who will bring justice and righteousness to all the earth

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bring Your people home – day 20

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Bring Your People Home

Abba, Your people Israel cannot find You today
Abba, Your firstborn Son is hurting and lost
without You
Abba, would You visit the hearts of the sons of Israel
with Your tender mercy and kindness
Would You show them Your great love for them
Abba, please minister Your heart and Your holy desire
to the ones You love, the ones You made covenant with

You are their merciful Father
Filled with lovingkindness and steadfast mercy,
relenting from harm, patient in love
You are their G-d
They are Your children

O Abba, in my day and in my time
Please bring restoration to Israel
Please bring redemption to Jerusalem
Please raise up a people who love You and love Your people

Abba, raise up friends of Your heart
Raise up ones filled with Your love,
Your Spirit, Your comfort
Abba, raise up a people who love
beyond themselves
Who live in the testimony of who You are,
Who long for Your heart’s desire for Israel
to come to pass
Abba, break in today on the heart of Your people
And draw them home
Bring them near to You once again

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restore Zion – day 18

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Taste

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Abba, connect our hearts with Yours today
Related to Your people Israel
And let our prayers reach Your ears
And reach Your heart
That the answers would rain down upon
Israel today

Abba, good Father of Israel
Would You open eyes to see,
Open ears to hear,
and soften hearts to believe
Would You let many taste and see Your great goodness
to them, and to all

Abba, restore Israel’s vision
Let them see
Restore Israel’s soul
Let them believe
Restore Israel’s hope
May this be an hour of hope restored
Great G-d of hope
G-d who restores the brokenhearted

Abba, would You bring redemption to Zion
Would You pour out restoration like rain,
the former and latter rain together
For Zion’s sake
For Jerusalem
That Zion would shine with righteousness
That Jerusalem would burn with salvation

Abba, this is Your desire
Satisfy Your own heart
Bring Israel home to You

Thank You, great G-d of restoration

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