Category Archives: joined with You

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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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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the One whom my soul desires

As things get busier and life remains challenging
Stopping and reflecting becomes the forgotten art
between myself and my Maker

In some seasons
loss seems synonymous with life
Death of a loved one,
And seeming forgottenness pervade my reality
Disappointments creep up in my mind
and cause my heart to remember
what may be better left forgotten

The difficulties of life show themselves stronger
than I used to think they would be

Yet, despite it all
And greater than I could have imagined
is You
You are My Maker, My Creator,
You are My Beautiful Friend,
The true and only real Companion of my soul
I found You, You found me
What more could I ever have wanted for
You are the One my soul desires
My Beautiful G-d, My Benevolent Maker

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friend of G-d – day 17

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

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Today’s Prompt:Long

friend of G-d

We’re in this for the long haul
There is a drawing, a compelling, a desire in the heart of G-d
That we would draw in, that we would come near

The living G-d draws us in and longs for us to come close
He draws us near to speak tenderly to our hearts
He brings us close to share His secrets
He shares His secrets with His friends

May we be friends of G-d
May we long to be close to His heart daily
May we be trustworthy with all He shares with us

Abba, show me the deepest things on Your heart
“Daughter,” He says, “I’ll show You what I ache for, what I long for, if you’re willing.”
“Please Abba, I want to be close to You,” was my response.

I opened up the Word and Israel is what He showed me
He put Israel within my heart in order that I may share in His
The people, the place, the Land, His covenants
“Israel, my beloved one, is My firstborn son. I ache and I long to bring Israel back to Me.
The people of Israel are deep within My heart, and I want to share that with you, my precious daughter.”

And the story goes,
He offered me His heart,
He showed me a bit of the deep unto deep
He shared a secret of His heart
I said, “yes” to this calling for which I am called
Daily sharing heart to heart
Daily crying out, waiting, watching, praying
that Israel may come home to Abba

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For Day 14 His love is enough go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6G
For Day 15 LIFE for Israel go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6M
For Day 16 hearts to turn & be healed go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6X

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G-d’s Choice – a Prayer – day 12

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Today’s Prompt: Rest

G-d’s Choice – a Prayer

Today I rest, today I wait
patiently, or not so patiently
for You to have Your way in me
You are the beautiful God
with the beautiful heart
and I have nothing to bring that will add anything to the breathtaking reality
that You chose me
You chose me just because You wanted to
I had nothing to bring to this relationship yet You chose me anyway,
For this I am grateful

My life is poured out onto You
My life work is to learn to rest and wait
before You,
to rest in life now that is teeming with forever,
to hope in love pregnant with eternity

May my life breath
whisper, speak, shout
of who You are
Faithful G-d
Magnificent Father
May my heart be bound to You
My life be wrapped up in Your story
My essence be filled with Your breath, Your Spirit

As I wait, watch, hope and pray
May I see Israel’s forever bound with me
May I know we are linked together
May I live with hope awaiting
Your wonderful love
poured out
Transforming hearts, lives, eternities now and all of my days
For You chose Israel like You chose me
Just because You wanted to, You chose Israel
Would You finish this work You started, in Israel
and in me

For Day 9, joined with You go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-66
For Day 10 aching with G-d go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6a
For Day 11 my perfect Father with a beautiful heart go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6j

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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

For Day 8, change our hearts go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-5Y
For Day 9, joined with You go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-66
For Day 10 aching with G-d go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6a

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aching with G-d – day 10

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Today’s Prompt: Care

aching with G-d

The life of an intercessor
Joining with Your heart
Joining with Your prayers

Waiting, watching, hoping, praying
Absolutely lost, finished,
if You do not answer

A life of desperation
and a life of aching with Him
Acutely caring for the things on His heart
The place of the heart being yoked with the only One
Who can take the burden and share His holy longing

Where are the wailing women today?
Where are those whose lives are marked by weeping and tears,
for the sake of the children, for the sake of Your people?

For the hurt of the daughter of my people I am hurt 1
It is the sound of Rachel weeping for her children
because they are no more 2

Abba, awaken our hearts to see and know,
To love and care,
To carry and be carried by You in the deep unto deep of Your heart
and Your burden

Let me be so close to You,
Hidden in Your heart

Share Your heart with me
I want to bridge the gap

Wail, cry, mourn, rejoice,
Agree with You
Bring redemption nigh, Abba
For Israel, Your Son
And for the sake of the whole earth
That You may be satisfied

1 Jeremiah 8:21
2 Jeremiah 31:15

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For Day 9, joined with You go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-66

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