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Your Kindness

Your Kindness

Abba, are You really that kind and that good
Is what You say what You do

How much do You desire that I love You freely,
Without fear
and without shame
How much do You want me to run into You,
into Your arms when I am afraid
when darkness is too close to discern
How much comfort is available in Your heart for me

Abba, G-d of wonder, beautiful Servant
You have awed me with Your love
You have made Yourself known to this heart
that barely believed love was real

Your love, without conditions,
has shaped my heart
Your love has awakened real love
through which life and light can shine

How could I ever express my thankfulness to You
How could I ever give enough
My whole life is at Your dispense
and I make that choice again

For You are my life
You are my source
You are my strength
and You have become my salvation

No one compares
No darkness comprehends
Nothing can come close
to all that You have done for me

You truly are all I have
All my fountains are in You
There is none like You
Not one besides You
You heal and transform
the hearts of men
There is none who removes the blindness of eyes
and the hardness of heart
except You
You alone can soften this heart
You alone can help me see
You alone can heal this life

G-d who is worthy of all praise and thankfulness
G-d who created all things,
by Your will I exist,
for Your pleasure I was created
Therefore, I give it all back to You
I give all I am and all I have back to You

You are my Love,
You are my Life,
You are my Source,
and my Strength
You have become My salvation

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You welcome me

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:

Welcome

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Stressed out, broken, crying
You welcome me

Joyful, filled with hope, remembering the good
You welcome me

Ugly-hearted, angry, sad
You welcome me

Grateful, believing the best, waiting for You
You welcome me
You beckon me in
You desire me

Happy or sad
Joyful or depressed
Hope-filled or hopeless
You welcome me
You draw me and call me
You ask me to come near

You see and know the depths of me
No one else may ever comprehend my ways
but You do
You comprehend all my ways
You know my heart at its very core
You know my desire for You
You know I long to please You
even when I don’t know how
and I fail
and I forget Your goodness towards me

You see the best,
the real me within awaiting formation into Your image

You breathe hope into me
in my darkest hour
and You deliver me
into that which You formed and fashioned me for

I can add nothing to Your great love for me
and I have nothing apart from Your goodness

Thank You
for welcoming me
and reminding me
who I am because of who You are
again and again and again

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His love is enough – day 14

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
with
http://write31days.com
and
http://katemotaung.com/31-days-2/31-days-of-five-minute-free-writes-link-up-here/

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

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Today’s Prompt: Away

His love is enough

I can’t run away
from You,
From Your unrelenting, persevering love
Your love chases me down
When I’m not sure if anyone’s there
or if anyone cares,
Your love wraps all around me
You bring me to my knees
My heart feels Your mercy
The tears begin to fall
No matter the pain, or darkness,
No matter the anguish I’ve known
Your love reaches me
Your love chases me down

You have a son, Father
Your son is Israel
He cannot, will not get away from Your love
Abba, Father
If Your love is enough for me
Your love is enough
Your love is more than enough for Your beloved Son
Your beautiful one
Abba, may Your lovingkindness that chases me down
Bring Your people near once again
May Your tender mercy fall upon their hearts
May Your beautiful love draw them in
Abba, Your love is enough
For all of Israel’s pain and suffering

Israel, He sees, He knows, He comprehends all your ways
Let Him in again
He will heal Your broken heart
He will comfort your shaken soul
He is enough
And His desire is for you, O Israel
Abba longs that you come home

For Day 11 my perfect Father with a beautiful heart go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6j
For Day 12 G-d’s choice – a prayer go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6s
For Day 13 the labor of His soul go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6z

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out of darkness – day 1

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s prompt: Move

Out of Darkness

Moved out of darkness and into light revealed
His heart revealed in the holiest of ways
in the song, the song of His heart for a people
A love song so holy to His heart
He only shares it when we come near
when we lay our head upon His chest,
and listen, and hear

The heartbeat of Abba
so subtle, so deep, so real

What does Your heart feel, Abba?
What is Your heartbeat?
What is on Your heart?

“My people,” He whispers
“You mean me?” I ask
He kindly gently whispers, “Oh how I love you, yet My heart beats still for a people the church has forgotten. I love you so. Let me show you my heart for My beloved Israel.”
“Wow, ok. I want to know Your heart. Please show me,” I respond.

So the journey begins
Out of arrogance and ignorance
Into love for a people You love and deeply desire
Your firstborn people, Your son Israel

For Day 2 go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-4F

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Running the Race – G-d’s Choice

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:

Finish

To choose to begin to run the race,
to follow hard,
to let G-d in and let sin out
What a phenomenal choice
What a beautiful gift
For in all reality, I didn’t choose Him,
Rather, He chose me

He chose me

Let it sink in

The G-d of all creation,
The G-d of the universe,
The G-d of Israel,
The one G-d,
Chose, me!

This is my reason,
my motivation,
my great hope

He is my reason,
my motivation,
my great hope

I choose You back, G-d
I love You so
You are my all and there is no other
There will never be another like You
You began this work
Thank you
You will finish this work
Thank You

There is no other G-d like You
You stand alone
You stand with me in faithfulness when I am weak and misguided
You stand with Israel when she is broken and difficult
You are faithful and there is no other

I thank You that in You and through You and by You
I have been able to run this race
I thank You that in You and through You and by You
I will be able to finish this race

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childlike

I did an exercise with my Story 101 class at http://www.thestorysessions.com a couple of weeks ago.

The exercise was to ask yourself three questions: one for the artist within, one for the monk, and one for both the artist and monk. Here’s the question to me as both the artist and the monk and the collage and perusing of this question:

Where is that joy deep down that I knew as a child? How do I find it?

joy like a child

Love it for all the things that aren’t in it. Daughter

COMPLETE CARE: Body, Soul, and Spirit (scribbled over in crayon)

please! forget me not

Dreamer

Innocent Innocent Innocent

Sister

pure

LOVE

True joy and life and love come in the beautiful, innocent, wonderful pieces of life we knew as a child when we trusted without reservation.

The recovery of trust in G-d and all He has and who He is as Abba is critical to the rest of the story and the life that comes and is given freely by Him and in Him and through Him.

The joy that is evident in the heart of a child moved by each new experience, freely embracing the love offered and asking without doubting is what we need to have recovered after the difficulties of life have stripped away the childlike trust.

A child trusts, not knowing of the darkness and evil.

A child of G-d trusts, knowing Abba is their Father and knowing He is greater than the darkness and evil.

A child of G-d trusts in who G-d is and the evidence of how He rescued them from their hopeless situation.

What is it all about, really?

Trust x3

What is the difference between the child I was and the child of G-d I am?
My life and situation are not much different.
G-d is not different.
I trusted when I was a child, I didn’t know not to.
I choose to trust with childlike faith in my good, good Abba.

Give me faith to always trust in You.
You are my Abba, my Father and You are good.

Trust is my gift of pure LOVE back to my Abba who rescued me.

Trust

This is the end of the story
and I choose to believe.

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lovesong

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:

Grateful

I am grateful for You,
My G-d, My King
My Abba, My Husband,
My Saviour, My Friend

You are My Beloved and I am Yours

If I wrote every minute of every hour of every day
for the rest of my life
I could not say enough
of how beautiful You are
and how grateful I am
that You came for me
I could not express
how deeply thankful I am that
You, the Perfect One
reached down to
me, the Broken one
and whispered life into
the deepest caverns of my soul

All of the expressions and songs of love
could never adequately tell of
who You’ve become to me

You are the One I’ve always wanted

You are the One who kept me
when all seemed lost
You are the One who rescued me
when darkness was closing in
You are the One who swept me up
in the depths of love, real love
for the first time in my life
You are the One who knew me
in my mother’s womb
You are the One who set me apart
for Yourself
You are the One who gave my life meaning
when I did not know You
You had my life written on the palms of Your hands
And You made sure
I would be here today, saying,
“I love You, My Beloved, My Friend”
Because how else could I respond to such a gift of love

In You I move and breathe and have my being
Thank You,
G-d of life who gave me life
Thank You

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