hearts to turn & be healed – day 16

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge

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

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Today’s Prompt: Adjust

hearts to turn & be healed

Abba, where my mind is blinded and I cannot see
Adjust my vision
Where my heart cannot enter in
Remove the veil

Your people Israel are Your firstborn
Yet for many years, decades, centuries
We’ve not seen nor understood

How is this, that our minds are blinded and our hearts are not free?
How is this, that we say we want Your heart yet we don’t love our elder brother?
How is it, that blindness of mind and hardness of heart
still prevail?
And we cannot see Your Word clearly at times

Abba, why is it so hard to believe You love us outside of our works?
Why are we so prone to desire being right rather than being righteous?
Abba, we need the cleansing from iniquity and the washing of the Word and the Spirit

We’ve missed so much of what You said about Israel
In our own self-righteousness
Thinking we were better
Yet Abba, we’re not
We need Your mercy
Like Israel needs Your mercy

Please come and adjust our minds, our hearts, our understanding
That eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to turn and be healed,
To love our brother Israel
We would have

That in turn
We would ache for this for Israel
Abba, give Your beloved Israel eyes to see, ears to hear, hearts to turn to You and be healed
Let this be our desire

For Day 13 the labor of His soul go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6z
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

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is this surrender

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:


to secure
to fasten in a safe place
to be kept tightly

My heart beats,
feeling just a bit more alive
in this moment
Because I know He holds me
Every hour, every moment
My lifeline
My G-d holding me
Keeping, Hedging, Holding

I hold on – face like flint
He holds me

Yes, that’s what I say
that’s what I shout

I hold on – won’t turn away
He holds me

When all around
Other voices say
to hold on to every other thing
rather than let go
and let Him hold me
I say, I shout

I hold on – trust
He holds me

No matter what

I hold on – I am Yours, You are mine
He holds me

An intimate word that feels
Your arms wrapped around me

I hold on – crying out, believing
He holds me

A G-d who
Chooses to come and be
to come and dwell

I hold on – is this sweet surrender
He holds me


A Simple Prayer

I think I need to ask You
to help me

I think I just won’t
Just can’t
Make it much further
On my own

I fall upon You
I lean into You
I cannot do it

The same aches
The same loss
Tears at my soul
For the hundredth time
and I can’t seem to
be free

I come to You again
I cry out to You again
I need to You
to help me


the Potter and the clay

I am joining with Lisa Jo Baker 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:


The impossible letting go of what my heart is bound to
bringing an explosion of life deep within my soul
as the release bears the fruit of a life found worthy

I will release every little thing when you ask of me
Help me, G-d
I say, Your boundary lines are perfect
I will hold fast to trust in the G-d invisible,
and surrender to the One who is good

Release my grip,
One finger at a time
And let Him take hold
Breathe life back into all the broken lonely places
Teach my hands to war in the choice to let go
that You can have it all and You can bring life

I choose to release
I choose to let go
Because You are the Potter, I am the clay


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