The sooner we realize the connection, the more elevated life becomes. The law from Your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. With renewed passion, let us ask Him to wrap every affection of our hearts more tightly around Him that every desire might be united with His own and that we might learn to love in a way that sets our lives and the world around us ablaze! Can we not allow it to drive us more fervently to His heart?. For it's when we've been stripped bare of everything else that we begin to know for certain that our joy is based not on the temporary blessings of our circumstances but only on the presence of the Eternal Blesser Himself. We will discover that the Lord entrusts the most luscious of blessings and the rarest of secrets to the most desperate and thirsty of souls, and that He delights to place the loveliest of wings on the lowliest of worms.
I'm not one to walk too fast so I slinged along at my own pace. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me. Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings. But you are not letting Me lead this dance, beloved. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and creative New Year. Thus His love is made complete in us whether they ever love us back or not, and the fear of their rejection is eventually driven out by His perfect and perfecting love.
To hear the hiss of steam, the merry shriek, the steam-whistle, the laughing locomotive! Teach us to hungrily partake from Your own hand, O God. Let us live feeding on joy, like the bright gods. Then give up fighting For negativity And learn the beautiful art Of self-encouragement. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. This will let you live and enjoy your life - the life that you want. Hesitated so This side the victory! O I cruise my old cruise again! As opposed to constantly going after the next best thing you are going after a new goal to achieve. But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
God has placed it all around us. What is this life supposed to be about? Let us live in joy, free from disease among those who are diseased. To push with resistless way and speed off in the distance. What is joy without sorrow? No, true joy will only follow abiding; abiding and dying walk hand in hand, and rejection throws open the door for all three. Dixie Phillips A Pastor's wife from Iowa, Dixie is ministry-minded to a fault. Let go of everything and abandon yourself to My love.
Flap my imaginary wings and fly away. Hesitated so This side the victory! I guarantee you will be very glad you did. Full of music-full of manhood, womanhood, infancy! There lies before us in our afflictions a vast and wondrous beauty yet undisclosed behind the fog, and like a theatrical curtain slowly pulled back to reveal a perfectly set stage He will sublimely unveil it in His own directed time. And no lover continues to love through rejection with the determination and desire, suffering and sacrifice, tenderness and tenacity of our own Bridegroom. If I should fail, what poverty! Our Bridegroom wounds us by His own providence but washes our wounds with His faithfulness and binds them up with His love. She will learn your curves and surfaces like braille, she will adjust her hearing to the pitch of your laughter so that no matter how far apart you become, her ears will perk up like a dog's when you giggle, and she will smile, knowing that you smile.
One true glimpse of Him would cause us to never cast another glance at any created thing and think it might satisfy. It's in the season of greatest rejection that we enter the season of greatest opportunity to discover the fullness of God's joy by discovering the fullness of His own heart. I pass the crowd, I run! Besides, I always hear an inner voice reminding me not to hurry, how I'd miss so much. I love the simply told narrative and the apparently effortless way you handle metre and rhyme. When speaking to a man on his dying bed, none of these answers are what he said. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. For if intimacy with Him is the supreme goal of my life then nothing can arise which I'm not enabled to bear with joy.
To inflate the chest, to roll the thunder of the voice out from the ribs and throat, To make the people rage, weep, hate, desire, with yourself, To lead America-to quell America with a great tongue. And so we begin to pray and to dance. These will be in no particular order. We will pray for a total and glorious restoration of his life to Christ, even if we will never be there beside him to share in the fellowship and joy of his homecoming, even if we will never get to experience up close in this life the thrill of seeing the Lord make something beautiful yet of his ashes. I know it's easier said than done, But was it easy when God gave His own Son To die for our sins on a cruel tree To give eternal life to you and me? May we know the world's rejection again and again until we are finally scoured clean of our own despicable tendency to reject Him in favor of all our worldly playthings! My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You. Featured Writers Reverend Monita Dukhia Are you tired of watching your earnings disappear right before your eyes? When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
So our deepest heartaches will turn to deepest joys when we embrace them for the sake of Christ, to gain Him and be found in Him, to know Him in intimate detail through excruciatingly sweet experience. Walking in intimacy with Jesus through this searing pain may be one of the most priceless privileges of grace granted to us on this earth, for it opens up one of the widest doors for us to enter into the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, and there is no more obvious chance to die to ourselves and live for Christ than in that holy communion of suffering with Him. A river is flowing in and through you carrying the message of joy. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living. O to bathe in the swimming-bath, or in a good place along shore, To splash the water! If you squeeze my heart.
Do you often wonder why you are not able to save enough? Woman may be busy too, but she feels empty. May He cause our hearts to break and break until we see how much it does! O for the dropping of raindrops in a song! To be a sailor of the world bound for all ports, A ship itself, see indeed these sails I spread to the sun and air, A swift and swelling ship full of rich words, full of joys. And even for that one who has hurt us most deeply, who has crushed our heart and thrown us to the wind like chaff without so much as a glance back, we will pray, no longer with only a slight and distant hope that he would return to us but now with a passionate desire to see the prodigal return to the heart of the Father. And if, indeed, I fail, At least to know the worst is sweet. As always, a big thank you for sharing your poems with me, whether they appear here or not.