27.11.23: I breathe you in

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
(Job 33:4; NLT). 

I breathe you in,
And breathe you out,
Without a word,
Or thought, or doubt.

You breathe within:
I share your breath
Until my death.

Lord, we are one:
You live in me,
And I in you,

Both life and death
Are your domain:
With silent love,
I praise your name.

On earth, below,
In bliss, above,
Through silence, Lord,
We share our love.

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.
(Song of Songs 6:3; NIV). 

20.11.23: Glory

✝️  Glory in God’s holy name; let the hearts that seek YHWH rejoice! Turn to YHWH – to God’s strength – and seek God’s presence constantly (Psalm 105:3-4; TIB).

Let’s glory in God’s holy name:
May every heart that seeks the Lord

Let’s turn towards His perfect strength:
Safe in His presence, always,
Day and night.

Let’s live in love for everyone:
Then we will live in God,
And He, in us.

Let’s dwell in heaven, here, on earth:
His kingdom within us,
Walking in His light.

✝️  Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” (John 8:12; NLT).


Rejoice always (1 Thessalonians 5:16; NIV).

I can never get away from your presence! (Psalm 139:7; NLT).

You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues (Psalm 31:20; NLT).

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else (1 Thessalonians 3:12; NIV).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Leviticus 19:18; NLT).

Love the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; NKJV).

Show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

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

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

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

In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).

God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT).

5.11.23: Filled with prayer

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV). 

May my exile here
Be filled with prayer,
And all my days on earth
Be shaped by love.

May my pathway here
Be lit by joy,
Guiding me step by step
To heaven above.

May my thinking here
Be formed by peace,
And all my words and deeds
Framed by your law.

May my journey here
Be made with thanks,
Then I’ll be one with you
For evermore.

Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him (Philippians 3:8-9; NLT). 

3.11.23: Beyond vision

How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension! (Psalm 147:5; NLT). 

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT). 

Great beyond vision,
Great beyond praise;
Great beyond anything
Earth can afford;

Great beyond healing,
Great beyond life;
Great beyond everything:
Jesus is Lord! 

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

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9; NLT).


No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us (1 John 1:18; NLT). 

Jesus said, “Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet believe” (John 20:29; CSB). 

27.10.23: Peace

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward humankind (Luke 2:14; NHEB). 

I pray for peace on earth, Lord God:
Please free us from our past.

In every mind, and heart, and soul,
Please give us peace at last.

In every home, and every school,
And every workplace, too,

In every village, town and city,
Help us start anew.

Between all nations, tribes and states,
Of every faith, and none,

I pray for peace in every heart, Lord God:
Thy will be done.

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; RSV).

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation (Luke 11:4; NLT). 

20.10.23: Please teach us

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am (John 13:13; NLT).

Please teach us
Full repentance, Lord,
For all we’ve done,
And failed to do.
Then we will live
In total freedom
Here, on earth,
Dear Lord, with you.

Please teach us
Full acceptance, Lord,
Of all you give,
And all you take.
Then we will live
In heaven on earth, Lord,
For your sake.

Please teach us
Full assurance, Lord,
That we, like you,
Will rise again.
Then we will live
With thankful hearts,
And bow, rejoicing,
At your name.

God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11; NLT). 

18.10.23: Your stars will still be there

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Today’s blog is about having to stop praying in order to write down whatever I’m being given.

By the LORD’s decree the heavens were made; by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created.
(Psalm 33:6; NLT). 

Your stars will still be there, Lord,
After writing.
Your sun will still be there
Next time I pray.
Your moon will still be shining
In the darkness;
Your planets, Lord, still singing,
Night and day.

Your stars will still be forming,
Living, dying:
Constantly recycled,
Ever new,
And I’ll still be amongst them,
Praising, sighing:
Praying as before, Lord,
One with you.

So, may this thought
Become my consolation
Whenever I stop praying, Lord,
To write,
For, here on earth,
No matter what I’m doing,
I walk with you, Lord,
Always in your light.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
(John 8:12; NLT).

Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD,
(Psalm 89:15; NLT). 

15.10.23: Elohim (for P.Q.)

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Jehovah Elohim formed Man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Man became a living soul.
(Genesis 2:7; DBY). 

1. Elohim,
Our God, our Lord:
Our Maker, stronghold,
Shield, and sword,
We bow before you,
Silent, awed –
Our Father.

2. El Chuwl,
The God who gives us birth:
You nurture us
Each day, on earth;
Our soul, our pearl
Beyond all worth –
Our Mother. 

3. Yahweh Roi,
The Shepherd God:
You comfort us
With staff and rod
Along the way
That Jesus trod –
Our Saviour. 

All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.
(Jude 1:25; NLT).


1. Elohim: The Creator 

Thou art great, Jehovah Elohim; for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee (2 Samuel 7:22; DBY).

These are the histories of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that Jehovah Elohim made earth and heavens (Genesis 2:4; DBY).

God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

Jehovah Elohim is a sun and shield (Psalm 84:11; DBY).

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name (Matthew 6:9; RSV). 

You deserted the Rock, who fathered you (Deuteronomy 32:18; NIV).

Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow (James 1:17; NLT). 

2. El Chuwl: The God who gave you birth

You forgot the God who gave you birth (Deuteronomy 32:18; NIV).

Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God (Psalm 90:2; CSB). 

Who held back the sea behind partitions when it burst forth from my womb? (Job 38:8; TIB).

Will I, who causes others to give birth, not also give birth myself, says the Lord? Will I, who bestows generation upon others, be barren myself, says the Lord your God? (Isaiah 66:9; CPDV).

For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant (Isaiah 42:14; NIV).

“As truly as God is our Father, so truly God is our Mother” (Julian of Norwich).

3. Yahweh Roi: The Lord is my Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:1-4; KJV). 

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep (John 10:11; NLT). 

21.9.23: Into your hands

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A few days ago, when I was praying without words, I “saw” these verses. It took only a few minutes to make some notes, but the rest of the day to put them into words.

The Father loves his Son and has put everything into his hands.
John 3:35; NLT.

Into your hands
I commend my pleasures,
Ending my time here on earth.

Into your hands
I consign my darkness,
Leaving the land of my birth.

Into your hands
I entrust my anguish,
Setting my life here aside.

Into your hands
I commit my spirit,
Jesus, my Saviour and Guide.

Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Luke 23:46; NIV.

The LORD will guide you always.
Isaiah 58:11; NIV.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4; KJV.

16.8.23: Beyond praise

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Yesterday I was praying without words in brilliant, white light when this hymn of praise began to arrive. Thinking about it afterwards, the light seemed to be both inside me and all around me. Everything was one, and I was one with everything. I couldn’t see anything but the brightness, which was very beautiful. These verses proved exceptionally difficult to express in words, and I don’t feel I did the whole experience justice at all.

Who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire (Malachi 3:2; NKJV).

1. You are my Maker,
Earth’s living Creator:
A shining, refining,
Unquenchable blaze.

2. You are my Teacher,
My Prophet and Preacher;
My yearning: returning, Lord,
All of my days.

3. You are my treasure,
My wealth beyond measure;
Compelling, indwelling:
My spirit obeys.

4. You are my story,
My future, my glory;
My crying, my dying, Lord:
Far beyond praise.

The Lord our God is great beyond all gods (2 Chronicles 2:5; BST).


Verse 1
* He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire (Matthew 3:1; NIV).
* The LORD your God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

Verse 2
* I long and yearn for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God (Psalm 84:2; CSB).
* Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him (Hebrews 9:28; NLT).

Verse 3
* The kingdom of heaven is like treasure, buried in a field, that a man found and reburied. Then in his joy he goes and sells everything he has and buys that field (Matthew 13:44; CSB).
* Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book (Revelation 22:7; NLT).

Verse 4
* We believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us (Romans 8:23; NLT).
* The LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory (Psalm 84:11; NLT).