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

My dull mind

The Lord […] reveals his thoughts to mankind (Amos 4:13; NLT).

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son (John 3:16; NLT).

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one (John 17:22; NIV).

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Lord,

May my dull mind
Be one with yours,
So I can share your thoughts
In contemplation.

May my cold heart
Be one with yours,
So I can share your love
For every person.

May my small soul,
Be one with yours,
So I can share
Your unity with all.

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Prayer, prayer, healing, contemplation, oneness, love,

Who am I?

I am nothing (Job 40:4; NLT).

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

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Who am I
To ask your help?

Why should I receive?

Who am I
To seek you out?

What might I perceive?

Who am I
To rap your door?

Why open it to me?

 

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Prayer, light, fire, love, peace, prayer, faith, contemplation, God,

Invading thoughts

With your help I can advance against a troop, with my God I can scale a wall (2 Samuel 22:30; NIV).

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31; NIV).

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread the heights (Habakkuk 3:19; NIV).

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Lord,

I face invading thoughts
In contemplation,

And scale my cliffs
Of ignorance and fear.

I rise on eagle’s wings
To see my shadow,

And tread the heights with joy,
Just like a deer.

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agoraphobia, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, cycling,, Prayer

What is child emotional abuse?

Do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them (Ephesians 6:4; NLT).

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Lord,
What is
Child emotional abuse?

It’s using scorn and criticism
To undermine
Your child’s confidence.

It’s bullying,
Belittling,
Control.

It’s threats,
And domination,
And intrusiveness.

It’s shouting,
Yelling,
And screaming at them.

It’s using your
Superior size
And power

To keep them
Obedient
And afraid.

It’s using violence
On inanimate
Objects,

To make it clear
That you could do the same
To them.

It’s forcing them
To face what they’re
Afraid of,

Whilst mocking them
For being
Terrified.

It’s laying the foundations
For a lifetime of physical
And mental illness,

By traumatising
Your dependent child
Repeatedly.

Then,
When they confront
You as an adult,

It’s minimising
or denying
What you’ve done,

While ignoring or despising
The symptoms
Your behaviour has caused –

Anxiety, depression,
Agoraphobia,
And much more.

So, is this the legacy
You want to give
Your child?

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

I cannot love my mother

Honour your father and mother (Exodus 20:12; NLT).

Love your neighbour (Mark 12:31; NLT).

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

Love ye therefore the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; KJV).

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it (Hebrews 13:2; NIV).

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Lord,

I cannot love my mother
As a parent,
Because of her
Emotional abuse.

Nor can I ever love her
As a neighbour,
For we cannot agree
A basic truce.

I cannot even love her
As a foe, Lord,
Though you’d think that would be
Just what I could do.

So instead, I try to love her
As a stranger,
And as if that stranger, Lord my God,
Is you.

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

Stop!

Stop!

Be still.
Be silent.

In darkness,
Sit alone.

Wait patiently,
And listen,

For God
Is in your soul.

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Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

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

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35; NIV).

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3:9; NIV).

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

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

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