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Growing towards completeness

I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness – secret riches (Isaiah 45:3; NLT).

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me (Psalm 139:1; NIV).

When completeness comes, what is in part disappears (1 Corinthians 13:10; NLT).

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

We shall be like him (1 John 3:2; ESV).

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Lord God,

In quiet prayer
I share with you

The secret riches
Of my shadow self,

Though you already
Know them very well –

My silent hurt
And bitterness,

Resentment,
Anger,

Envy, hate
And fear.

Then, as I integrate them,
One by one,

Into a fuller knowledge
Of my self,

Slowly, I change,
Growing towards completeness,

As I become
A little more like you.

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No limit

How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).

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You have no limit,
Start,
Or end;

You have no darkness,
Fault,
Or sin;

You have no gender,
Size,
Or shape;

You have no colour,
Mass,
Or weight.

For you are Spirit,
Light,
And fire;

You are presence,
Peace,
And love;

You are faithful,
Just,
And fair;

You are the God
We meet
In prayer.

 

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Voice

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands (Psalm 19:1; NLT).

The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea (Psalm 29:3; NLT).

The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! (Isaiah 55:12; NLT).

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

 

Lord,
When I don’t hear
Your voice
In silent prayer,
Your presence
Is proclaimed
By all creation.

 

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