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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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awaken my heart, awaken Israel – day 28

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

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Today’s Prompt: Wake

awaken my heart, awaken Israel

Abba, awaken my heart to burn with that which Your heart burns for
Abba, awaken love deep within
Abba, share Your longings and Your desires,
for this is who You are in Your great goodness towards Israel,
and Your great goodness towards me

You bring life to the dead
You heal the broken
You set at liberty those held captive
You are the One I need
You are the One I want
You are the One Israel needs
You are the One Israel longs for

Abba, please awaken Israel’s heart
the way You’ve awakened my heart
Abba, awaken love once again
May we walk with You, hope with You,
dream with You, believe with You
Day by day by day
Unto the fullness that is in Your heart,
in Your desires,
in Your plan,
in Your purpose
for Your people Israel,
the nation of Israel
and Your beloved city Jerusalem

Awaken us to love, pray, hope, believe with You
Thank You Abba

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
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

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You do not forget Israel – day 21

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
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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

For Day 17 friend of G-d http://wp.me/p3vZRl-76
For Day 18 restore Zion http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7d
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

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You are the G-d of Restoration – day 19

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

You are the G-d of Restoration

Abba, would You come today and restore the honor
You’ve given to Your people Israel
Would You draw them near
And bring them in for redemption
For Your glory
For Your name
For Your holy living desire’s sake

You long for Zion
You ache for Jerusalem
Please restore honor for shame
Joy for mourning
The Spirit of Praise for heaviness

How can Israel find You
If they can’t see You
How can Your people come in
With their hearts blinded

Abba, good Abba
Please give Your people eyes to see
And hearts to believe
Abba, please bring Israel home
Give them the joy they’ve long been aching for
Bring restoration

Abba, please help us to see You rightly
To comprehend who You really are
To agree with Your holy heart
For Zion
To agree with Your holy longing
For Jerusalem

You are good and Your love endures forever
Thank You Abba

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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For Day 18 restore Zion http://wp.me/p3vZRl-7d

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restore Zion – day 18

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Today’s Prompt: Taste

retore Zion

Abba, connect our hearts with Yours today
Related to Your people Israel
And let our prayers reach Your ears
And reach Your heart
That the answers would rain down upon
Israel today

Abba, good Father of Israel
Would You open eyes to see,
Open ears to hear,
and soften hearts to believe
Would You let many taste and see Your great goodness
to them, and to all

Abba, restore Israel’s vision
Let them see
Restore Israel’s soul
Let them believe
Restore Israel’s hope
May this be an hour of hope restored
Great G-d of hope
G-d who restores the brokenhearted

Abba, would You bring redemption to Zion
Would You pour out restoration like rain,
the former and latter rain together
For Zion’s sake
For Jerusalem
That Zion would shine with righteousness
That Jerusalem would burn with salvation

Abba, this is Your desire
Satisfy Your own heart
Bring Israel home to You

Thank You, great G-d of restoration

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
For Day 17 friend of G-d http://wp.me/p3vZRl-76

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hearts to turn & be healed – day 16

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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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