Waiting

The stirrings inside
Moving, waiting, hoping
Tumultuous but calming again
What is coming
What shall come

Expectant I wait
And trust
And hope
And pray
Desperate prayers

Remembering
Hoping
That You still see
You still move
And You’re still answering

A light at my feet
Just enough
To take a step
But only one step forward
At a time

You know
Oh God
You know
My hope
And my expectation
I wait for You
The One who knows
Me so well
And loves me so completely

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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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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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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

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

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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bring Your people home – day 20

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

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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

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
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

Joining the 31 Day online writing challenge
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You are the G-d of Restoration – day 19

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

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

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