You Have

You Have

You have made me as the Wind
And the Wind cannot be contained
It blows as it wills
And where it goes
The distance we do not know

You have made me as the Water
And the Water cannot be explained
It flows as it wills
And where it abides
The depths we do not know

You have made me as the Light
And the Light cannot be hidden
It shows as it wills
And where it reaches
The breadth we do not know

You have made me as the Life
And the Life cannot be quenched
It glows as it wills
And where it heals
The length we do not know

BECAUSE

BECAUSE

Do you see me
Do you see me

Because I am there

In the darkest places
In the deepest despair

I am there

Did you stop looking
Did you give up all hope

Because I am there

In the darkest places
In the deepest despair

I am there

Will you look up
Will you hope again

Because I am here

In the darkest places
In your deepest despair

I am here

You see me
You see me

Because I am here

 

Awe and Doubt

Smoky Mountain Sunrise (C) Barry Spruce Photography

Doubts
Meander through your mind
Looking for a resting place
Gazing at empty spaces
Where thoughts have not solidified

Awe
Thunders through you being
Finding a dwelling place
Overwhelming hidden spaces
Where emotions have been disposed

Awful doubt
Doubtful awe
Thoughts and emotions collide

Fire of Love

The power of my Spirit moves. But it moves in love. This is how you discern – is it in love? If love is not the core, then it is not of me. My very being is love. My substance is love – undiluted, unpolluted, other focused love.

You must grasp this burning love to know me. I burn the darkness from you. I illuminate the darkest corners of your existence. When you embrace this fire it consumes. What is left unscathed is my image in you. My image that has always been there buried under the cares of the world and the hurts that only I can fully see. But don’t despair and don’t be frightened; my fire of love is good. I don’t and I won’t hurt you. Discern with my heart and don’t be afraid of my fiery love. Stronger than death my love is a seal upon your heart, my treasured bride.

No One Should Cry Alone (Lullaby of Heaven)

 

She’s in pigtails and lace
The pretend party is in place
She calls to him as he comes through the door
Dance with me, Daddy
But he is too concerned with his cares
So she dances with Mr. Teddy Bear
And angels come and surround her heart
Jesus holds her in his arms
Because no one should dance alone

Lullaby of heaven
Angels singing love songs
Jesus crying and singing along
Streams of glory flowing
Lullabies of heaven caressing our heart
Because no one cries alone

He puts on his favorite team’s hat
Grabs his glove, ball, and bat
He prays maybe this time
But he is not chosen
He sits on the bench his mind frozen
And angels come and surround his heart
Jesus holds him in his arms
Because no one should play alone

Lullaby of heaven
Angels singing love songs
Jesus crying and singing along
Streams of glory flowing
Lullabies of heaven caressing our heart
Because no one cries alone

She stands by the little grave
She wasn’t supposed to be pregnant
But it happened any way
Shunned and shamed the baby came
Too soon and too small, she’s lost everything
Angels come and surround her heart
Jesus holds her in his arms
Because no one should cry alone

Lullaby of heaven
Angels singing love songs
Jesus crying and singing along
Streams of glory flowing
Lullabies of heaven caressing our heart
Because no one cries alone

[The way I saw this as I wrote it, the angels were both real angels ministering to broken hearts, but they were also symbolic of individuals partnering with Holy Spirit to reach out to others.  The first "angel" is a grandfather who comes to the party and dances.  The second "angel" is another little child on the playground who says, "come be my friend".  The last "angel" is a nurse from the hospital who comes to the graveside to comfort a mother mourning. May we be listening to the quite voice of Holy Spirit who will guide us so that no one cries alone.]

Choice

A choice is made

A heart broken

A life shattered

The tears of the Father water the earth

A choice is made

Self destruction wins

The earth shudders

The blood of the Son waters the earth

A choice is made

Life floods the darkness

Heaven and earth rejoice

The wind of the Spirit harvests the earth

Moments in His Presence (Everlasting Love)

Introduction:

I took some time to go through my journals to look for entries that might be encouraging to others who are seeking to understand their security and identity in the Lord.  I’ve titled these posts “Moments in His Presence”, because they flowed out of time spent wrapped in his love and listening to his voice.  I pray that they may encourage and bless you.

Everlasting Love

I love you with an everlasting love – a love that will not die and cannot be defeated. You live in me; I live in you. Come to the fullness of the understanding of our unity. I challenge you to fully open yourself up to my love. I demonstrated my love for you at the cross. I demonstrated my love for you through the Holy Spirit. This is enough, but I long to give you even more. The fullness of the Spirit is available to my children. Long for it, and pursue it. Seek and you shall find. I give only good gifts to my children. Take time to seek me – I am waiting for you, and am ever eager to meet with you. I love you in all truthfulness, all faithfulness – a love forever.