Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,

Running to meet you

 

“Father!” 

I’m running 
To meet you,   

Caught
In your arms,

Hugging 
And kissing,

Laughing 
And crying,

Leaping 
And dancing with joy;

For you are my Lord, my Creator, 
And I am your dearly loved child.

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References

I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:18; NLT).

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; NIV).

The lame will leap like a deer (Isaiah 35:6; NLT).

God [is] the source of all my joy (Psalm 43:4; NLT).

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT). 

You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13; NIV).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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Prayer, suffering, life, courage, help, bear, illness, mental, physical,

May I never stop praying

Lord, 

May I never 
Stop praying,

Nor utter 
A final amen;

But pray day and night
In your temple,

Until my life’s battle
Is done.

Lord, 

May I never 
Stop praying,

Nor utter 
A final amen;

But pray to the end,
As your Son did,

Until my life’s battle 
Is won.

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References 

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

She never left the temple but stayed there day and night, worshipping God with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:37; NLT).

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

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46; KJV).

Who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God  (1 John 5:5; NLT).

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body, mind, heart, soul, realisation, important, prayer, contemplation,

I want to follow you

 

Lord,
I want to follow you,

And grow more like you
Every day;

To bear my cross
Along your way,

Until I reach 
My death.

Then I will be
At one with you,

And with 
The holy Trinity,  

One union 
For infinity – 

Beyond 
My final breath.

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References

If you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple (Luke 14:27; NLT).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

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

Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).

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prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

Ever closer

 

May I grow ever closer, Lord,
To you,

Held so securely
In your loving hands

That death creates 
No change at all  

In our relationship.

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References 

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever (Psalm 16:11; NLT).

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind  (Job 12:10; NIV).

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

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Forgive, blame, anger, turn cheek, hurt, prayer,

Lots of us love you

Lots of us love you, Lord,
We really do,

And though we’re sinful,
Fallible, and weak

We want to serve,
And grow much more like you,

So, may we love, forgive,
And turn the other cheek.

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References

The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one (Psalm 14:2-3; NIV).

Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (James 2:8; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

Forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too (Mark 11:25; NLT).

If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also (Matthew 5:39; NLT).

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Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

Wait

Wait
Without speaking.

Hear 
Without sound.

Gaze
Without seeing.

God 
Will be found.

Pray
Without ceasing.

Live
Without sin.

Love
Without limit.

God
Is within.

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References

Wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

God speaks again and again, though people do not recognise it (Job 33:14; NLT).

We fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen ((2 Corinthians 4:18). 

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13; NLT).

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

You are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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

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Suffused with light

 

Suffused with light,  
Forgiven, healed, 

I rest, Lord, in the love 
You have revealed; 

For you gave us 
Your precious, only Son, 

Who fought the power  
Of sin and death – 

And won! 

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References 

The Lord my God lights up my darkness (Psalm 18:28; NLT).

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

For God presented Jesus as a sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. (Romans 3:25; NLT).

Death could not keep him in its grip (Acts 2:24; NLT). 

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