You Win

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:
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You open the floodgates of heaven
and You deluge my heart with light

You set Your desire upon me
You awaken this muted heart
You breathe and life comes forth
and all aligns

Your desire calls me to come near
I consider what the cost may be

Then I realize once again
Your mercy has stacked the deck
There’s no consideration
That can stand
against Your desire
and Your mercy
for me

You win again

You are more real than anything
Being caught up in Your mercy
causes my heart to stand in wonder
at Your great goodness
that I do not deserve
and I never could earn

The cost of love is everything
for You
and nothing for me
All I must bring
is my complete surrender
to the goodness of who You are

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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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trustworthy Abba

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:

Turn

Take a moment
Ask Abba
What are You turning me towards
and what are You turning me away from?

Simple questions
waiting on
Simple answers
from a good, good Father

When we come like a child, there is no fear
When we come as little ones, there is nothing to be afraid of
Shame and condemnation flee far, far away from me
when I come with childlike trust, believing He is good

When He asks me to turn away from something,
it is because He always has my good in mind
He doesn’t desire to withhold from me
He only desires to give to me extravagantly

We can ask without fear
that He lead us and guide us
and trust He will do it
He will only lead us into that which is our good
and is for our best
that we might know Him more and more
that we might love him
and trust the goodness of His heart towards us

Take us deeper into Your heart, Abba
Bring us closer to You, Father
Turn us towards that which You desire for us
Turn us away from that which keeps us from You

What a wonderful Abba, what a wonderful G-d

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He doesn’t leave – day 31

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

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Today’s Prompt: Leave

He doesn’t leave

The G-d of Israel
The Holy One, the Maker of Heaven and Earth
Said He would never leave nor forsake His people

He said
Your walls are continually before Him,
O Jerusalem

The Maker of the whole earth
Chose a people and He will not leave them

The G-d of Genesis,
The G-d of Covenant
will not forsake His beloved people

Abba, show us Your lovingkindness, Your great mercy
for Your people Israel
Abba, awaken our hearts to pray with You,
to love with You,
to bear Your burdens
and to carry Your heart

May all who love You
love those whom You love
May all who follow You
cry out for mercy for Your son Israel
Your mercy is great and powerful
and Your love beyond description

Abba, You are good to Your people
You are good to Israel
You do not forget Your Word, nor Your covenants,
nor Your promises

This is the best news in the world!
The one and only G-d never forgets His kindness
towards those He loves
and He constantly remembers mercy

Thank You Abba

For Day 26 as their hearts turn towards You http://wp.me/p3vZRl-88
For Day 27 hearts in communion http://wp.me/p3vZRl-89
For Day 28 awaken my heart, awaken Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8b
For Day 29 unite our hearts to Yours http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8d
For Day 30 firstborn son http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8f

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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unite our hearts to Yours – day 29

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

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Today’s Prompt: Unite

unite our hearts to Yours

Abba, unite our hearts to fear Your name
May You help those who love You
to love what You love
Would You give us Your heart to follow You wholeheartedly
You are a good Abba
You are a wonderful Father

Would You unite our hearts to love those whom You love
Would You awaken us to fully enter in to
Your great desire, Your great longing
Your heart’s desire, the desire of the prophets of old
for Your people Israel

Abba, You are good
You are kind
You are for me, You are for Your firstborn people
Israel
You are for all who love You
You long for all to come to You

You will unite our hearts to fear Your name,
to love Your ways,
to love that which You care for

Abba, may Your burning desire for Israel
Compel our hearts in love
May Your deep affections
Move us into Your fiery desire
May we walk in love and share in Your heart
Thank you Abba

For Day 25 a prayer to the G-d who is able http://wp.me/p3vZRl-80
For Day 26 as their hearts turn towards You http://wp.me/p3vZRl-88
For Day 27 hearts in communion http://wp.me/p3vZRl-89
For Day 28 awaken my heart, awaken Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8b

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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as their hearts turn towards You – day 26

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

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Today’s Prompt: Visit

as their hearts turn towards You

Abba, would You visit Your people Israel today
Would You make Yourself known to the ones You chose,
to the ones You long for, to the ones You greatly desire

Abba, Your firstborn needs Your intervention
As Israel mourns, please comfort Your people
As Israel aches, please raise up comforters,
Ones after Your heart, ones who will comfort Zion
and not forget Jerusalem

Abba, please send Your Spirit to intervene
and rescue lives from destruction
Abba, please pour out Your life
into the hearts of those in need

You know them, You see them, You patiently wait
for these to cry out, to whisper, to hope, to wonder
You ache for Your people Israel to turn towards You
This is Your desire
Abba, satisfy the longing of Your own heart
and bring Israel near to You

Thank You Abba
You are good to Israel

For Day 22 Expectation Kadosh (Holy) http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7H
For Day 23 Will you watch for an hour? http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7P
For Day 24 faithful G-d http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7U
For Day 25 a prayer to the G-d who is able http://wp.me/p3vZRl-80

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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

For Day 19 You are the G-d of restoration http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7m
For Day 20 Bring Your People Home http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7u
For Day 21 You do not forget Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7A
For Day 22 Expectation Kadosh (Holy) http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7H

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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