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If I return

Only in returning to me […] will you be saved (Isaiah 30:15; NLT).


If I return to you, Lord,
Will you return to me?

If I believe in you, Lord,
Will you believe in me?

If I speak truth to you, Lord,
Will you speak truth to me?

If I have faith in you, Lord,
Will you have faith in me?

If I dwell in your presence,
Will you, Lord, dwell in me?

And if I say I love you,
Will you say you love me?

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

No matter what befalls us

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

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

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NIV).

God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).




No matter
What befalls us,

May we live
In your light,

In your joy,

In your peace,

And dwell
In your love –

For evermore.


I live for you

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

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



Lord God,
I live for you,
And you for me.

Lord God,
I dwell in you,
And you in me.

Lord God,
I pray through you,
And you through me.

Lord God,
I rest in you,
And you in me.

Lord God,
I serve through you,
And you through me.

Lord God,
I’m one with you,
And you with me.



Unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3; NLT).

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43; NIV).


We can choose
Each day
To be reborn
With you;

To live in you,
To love you,
And rejoice
In you;

To suffer with you,
Die with you,
And dwell in paradise
With you.

Or, Lord,
We can choose
To spend each day
Without you.



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

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

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

Then God said, “I am El-Shaddai – ‘God Almighty’ (Genesis 35:11; NLT).


I come to you
In contemplation.

Please help me
To set everything aside,

So I can share
My mind, and heart, and soul

With you, Almighty God,
Who dwells within.





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).


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.


A journey

A journey

He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him (Daniel 2:22; NIV).

He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light (Job 12:22; NIV).

God is light; in him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5; NIV).

In silent prayer,
You take my hand,
And lead me on a journey
Into the darkness
Of my soul,
And the radiance
Of yours.