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Tossed and Pressed by Your Ways

Tossed and Pressed by Your Ways

The tossing and pressing
and pushing of the heart
from here to there
and back again

The attempt to love one another
and live in unity
as one
The most exhausting plan of the ages
to the human condition I’ve found myself in
because I simply want my ways
instead of Yours
I believe my way of going about things will
bring about Your ways
but how can this be

When I go about the faulty plans of man
I will not succeed at bringing Your Kingdom
When I do things my own way
How can You be glorified in the process

When I comprehend Your great goodness
Why would I choose my ways

O God, take me deeper, take me lower
I want to know You more completely
That I would be more like You

O God deliver me from my self-righteous expressions
Yet more
Deliver me from the deep places of self
My ways, my plans, trusting in my own ways instead of Yours

Only if I go low
Can I find You
Servant of all

Only if I am laid bare
Can You fill me
Please come and fill me

I can ask the questions
You can give the answers
or not
You are sovereign
And what I do know for sure
is that You are good

Even in looking at the deepest darkness of man
You come out beautiful
Because You are
and You are the only One good

All the good works of men
Will eventually be seen as they are

Our hunger inside for goodness manifests
You are made known
by the weak things of humanity
Desiring to somehow access the goodness of who You are

Please come and make Yourself known to this weak and fragile one

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I need You again

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:

Give

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Abba, I want to be one who can give and give and give
and not count it as anything compared to
Your great worth
and all You’ve given to me

I want to give beyond what I could naturally give
of my heart, my love, my emotions, my time, my money
I want to live for something bigger, something greater
I want to live for You, Your ways, Your truth, Your reality
I want to live and give of the things of which there is no law
I want to live in peace, joy, patience, kindness

I want to give beyond what seems possible
but I can’t do this without You,
Without Your help, Your Holy Spirit, Your life, You

So I ask today for Your help
Please help me to continue to give of myself
and not hold back, and not withhold
No matter what comes
I want to be like You
Help me to be more like You

I want to know in the core of my being that You will answer
And that You are more real than anything else I’ve ever experienced or known
Please do this, please help me Father

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a prayer to the G-d who is able – day 25

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

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A Prayer to the G-d Who is Able

Abba, You know, You see the one who lost her father
and cannot find a safe place to grieve

Abba, You know, You see the woman who lost her husband
and can barely get her children dressed every morning,
Let alone comfort their fearful hearts in the midst
of loss, instability and insecurity all around

Abba, You know, You see the parents
who longed and longed for a baby,
and then finally received a baby girl
only to lose her three months later
because of one man’s hate
for a people You love beyond comprehension

Abba, You see the lost, the broken, the poor, the afflicted,
You see and You care and You move on their hearts

Abba, You see the recently fatherless teenage girl looking for affirmation and protection,
You see the grieving widow and children who are confused and sad
and don’t know where to turn,
You see the parents of the lost baby girl who now feel lost themselves,
You see the desperate, the lonely, the ones who have no way if You don’t come

Abba, I ask today that You would visit these ones,
and the other ones who are in desperate need of You today,
Would You break in by Your Spirit and touch these hearts and lives
and bring forth hope, restoration and redemption on their behalf
Would You make a way where there is no way for these afflicted ones

Abba, please have mercy, please make Yourself known
As Abba, Deliverer, Provider, Rescuer today
on behalf of the least in the Land You call home

This prayer is on behalf of friends in Israel today.

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For Day 22 Expectation Kadosh (Holy) http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7H
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faithful G-d – day 24

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

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Today’s Prompt: Dare

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I dare you to ask Abba for His heart for Israel
I dare me to live in abandoned faith and obedience in this journey daily
This journey into the deep caverns of Abba’s heart,
the deep longings of the heart of my Beloved G-d
for His people Israel is so much better than
Yet so few come, so few say, “Yes”
to this journey of desire,
to entering into His heart which is filled with holy fire

Abba, come, make Your heart known to me even more
Take me into the places You love to share with Your friends
Abba, You are a good Father, I love You and want as much as I can have in You

There is not another, not one like You
You are a faithful Father to Israel
You are a faithful Father to me

Abba, draw many into this journey of love
This journey of partnership and fellowship with Your heart
Draw many near to You, to Your heart of longing for Jerusalem
To Your heart of love for Your people Israel

Abba, awaken hearts to the full counsel of Your Word
And breathe life on hardened hearts today

May You breathe Your breath of life upon our hearts
that we would long for the full redemption, salvation
and restoration of Israel like You always have longed for
Thank You Abba for Your faithful love to Your firstborn Israel

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Will you watch for an hour? – day 23

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

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Today’s Prompt: Look

Will you watch for an hour?

What are you looking for, friend?
What are you looking to find?
If you’re looking
and you’re seeking
and you’re knocking
and you’re asking
I’ll tell you something
You’re going to find
Yes, you will find what you’re looking for
This is what He promised to His sons and daughters

I was looking for His heart
and I ran straight into Israel
I was looking for His desire
and His desire for Jerusalem brought me nearer
I wanted fellowship and partnership with G-d
He shared with me that which He greatly longs for
Israel, Jerusalem, Zion’s destiny

He said, “Will you pray with Me?
Will you watch with Me?
I long for Jerusalem.
Israel is My inheritance.”

I answered, “Yes!”
And His heart, His desire, His longing
Have laid hold of me
And I will never be the same again
For Zion’s sake, For Jerusalem’s sake
I will not stop crying out

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expectation kadosh (holy) – day 22

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
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Today’s Prompt: Expect

Expectation Kadosh (Holy)

Oh, the expectation of what You will do one day soon
Oh, the desire to see and know Your goodness
not only deep within, but all around,
To see and know Your goodness on behalf of the least, on behalf of the broken,
on behalf of the people of Israel

Abba, You see the suffering
You hear their cries
You see the parents of the baby girl killed yesterday
You see them and You know them
Abba, would You visit them, would You visit this family
Another family of Israel suffers loss
Simply because their very essence is wrapped up in
the perfection and revelation of who You are

Abba, please act on the cries of these broken hearts
Please visit them
Surprise them with Your kindness

Abba, good Abba
Please go forth all throughout Israel
And speak to them and let them hear Your voice
Please make Yourself known to them and show them mercy

Abba, please reveal Your great love to this people You’ve called,
This people You’ve chosen, This people You greatly desire
Thank You Abba for Your zealous love for Israel

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You do not forget Israel – day 21

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

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You do not forget Israel

Abba, what is on Your heart for Israel today
I want to daily partner with You for
that which beats deeply within Your heart
Abba, how do You feel about those You deeply desire
How does Your heart burn for Your beloved one

Abba, would You visit those who are hopeless in Tel Aviv today
and show them You love them
Abba, would You visit the captives, the brokenhearted ones throughout the Land
That many would find hope and life in You today

Abba, please show Your beloved ones they are not forgotten
and they are not forsaken
Even as a mother does not forget the child of her womb,
You do not forget Your firstborn child Israel
The one who came after You in the wilderness
in the days of her youth,
in a land not sown
You remember Israel
You remember Your beloved one

Draw Your people home in Your tender mercy
Bring them near in Your lovingkindness
O Abba, Israel needs You
And we long for Israel to know You intimately

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