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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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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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

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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

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hearts in communion – day 27

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

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Abba, set our hearts free to walk with You,
to love You,
to carry Your burden,
to agree with Your heart

Your people Israel are so close to Your heart
and Your desire is towards them and for them
Give us hearts like Yours, longing for Your people
to be close to You,
Loving until it hurts,
Partnering with You for the fullness, the freedom
of Your people Israel forever

You are good to Your people Israel
You are setting Your people free
and You will help them to love You
Undeniably, unconditionally, eternally,
You will have a people free to love You
Free to carry Your heart
Free to serve You wholeheartedly,
in total abandonment

You are good and Your mercy endures forever
Thank You for loving this people
and paying the price
that they would be free

Thank You for giving hearts of flesh for hearts of stone
to love You wholeheartedly, to serve You with hearts free

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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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bring Your people home – day 20

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Bring Your People Home

Abba, Your people Israel cannot find You today
Abba, Your firstborn Son is hurting and lost
without You
Abba, would You visit the hearts of the sons of Israel
with Your tender mercy and kindness
Would You show them Your great love for them
Abba, please minister Your heart and Your holy desire
to the ones You love, the ones You made covenant with

You are their merciful Father
Filled with lovingkindness and steadfast mercy,
relenting from harm, patient in love
You are their G-d
They are Your children

O Abba, in my day and in my time
Please bring restoration to Israel
Please bring redemption to Jerusalem
Please raise up a people who love You and love Your people

Abba, raise up friends of Your heart
Raise up ones filled with Your love,
Your Spirit, Your comfort
Abba, raise up a people who love
beyond themselves
Who live in the testimony of who You are,
Who long for Your heart’s desire for Israel
to come to pass
Abba, break in today on the heart of Your people
And draw them home
Bring them near to You once again

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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

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