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Beyond words

I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words (2 Corinthians 12:4; NLT).

The Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans (Romans 8:26; NIV).

You love him even though you have never seen him […] and you rejoice with a glorious inexpressible joy (1 Peter 1:8; NLT).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

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Our words
Are nothing more

Than sounds
And symbols, Lord,

Pointing towards
The truth beyond words

That is You.

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I seek you out

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

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

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

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

You are the temple of the living God (Luke 17:21; NKJV).

 

Lord,
I seek you out
In meditation,

Beyond words,
Movement,
And substance,

Beyond time,
Space,
And sound,

Here,
In the silent temple
Of my soul.

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Thanks

“Am I a God who is only close at hand?” says the LORD. “No, I am far away at the same time. […]  Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” (Jeremiah 23:23-4; NLT).

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

I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! (Psalm 139:7-8; NIV).


Lord,
Thank you for
Silence and sound,
Stillness and movement,
Darkness and light –
For you are present
In them all.

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Always and everywhere

Always and everywhere

“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me” (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NIV).

“Keep on seeking, and you will find” (Matthew 7:7; NLT).


Father,
I seek you with all my heart.

May I find you
Always and everywhere –

In town
And country,

In sound
And silence,

In movement
And stillness,

In darkness
And light,

In company
And solitude,

In joy
And grief,

In life,
And in death.

Lord,
May I find you
Always and everywhere –

In the name
Of your dear Son.

Amen.

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