Waiting

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

The Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

 

Lord,
You don’t come to me –
I come to you,

For you live in my soul –
Indeed, you are my soul,

Dwelling within me
All my life,

And waiting for me
To seek you out
In contemplation.

Life

You are my Father, my God (Psalm 89:26; NLT).

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you (Isaiah 66:13; NIV).

Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister (Mark 3:35; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

 

God,
My Father,

Earth,
My mother,

Love,
My sister,

Christ,
My brother,

Holy Spirit,
Husband, wife,

All,
My children,

This,
My life.

 

Love

Put on your new nature, created to be like God (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do (Ephesians 5:1; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love (Galatians 5:6; NIV).

 

Lord,
I want to be like you –

So, may your Holy Sprit
Help me to love everyone
Without exception,
Just as you do yourself:

For the only thing that counts
Is faith
Expressing itself
Through love.

Eden

The Lord God planted a garden in Eden (Genesis 2:8; NLT).

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

 

Lord,
We are exiled
From Eden
At birth,

To spend a lifetime
Seeking you
On mother earth,

Till we return,
To reunite with you
In death.

 

Lost

I have wandered away like a lost sheep (Psalm 119:176; NLT).

You are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

Be sure of this: I am with you always (Matthew 28:20; NLT).

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).

 

Lord,
It’s better
To be lost
With you,
Than to think
I know the way
All on my own!

Within, beside, around

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).

All who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

You are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

In him we live, and move, and have our being (Acts 17:28; KJV).

 

Lord,
You are within me,
And beside me,
And around me,

For in you
I live and move,
And have my being.