Friday, February 27, 2015

Moving Slow


My brain’s moving slowly tonight,
I don’t think I’ll get far,
But that might just be alright, Lord,
With things the way they are…
 
I’m just a little grumpy now,
I had an awkward day.
In fact, I’m almost to the point
I want to slink away
 
And hide myself inside my shell
Where no one can find me.
Yet I have too much still to do
For that to ever be.
 
So help me find my better self,
The one who’s not so bleak.
For no one else should put up with
These grumpy words I speak.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wait Expectantly


I lifted my prayer up at dawn,
At the start of the day,
Knowing that You will listen, Lord,
If I make time to pray.
 
And I will take the time today
To stop and listen, too.
For, as I want You to hear me,
I want, Lord, to hear You.
 
So I will pray in confidence
That You will speak to me.
I’ll listen, in the quiet dawn,
And wait, expectantly.
 
Psalm 5:3
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I'm Being Pursued


My worries seem to follow me,
Though I try to let go,
As if they know something’s amiss
That I do not yet know.
 
I feel them breathing down my neck,
I cannot quite break free.
They’re always right there whispering
Their dire thoughts to me.
 
I try to give them up to You,
But then I call them back.
By then they’ve always multiplied
And are on the attack.
 
So once again, Lord, here I am,
With worries on my tail
And little doubt that, at this rate,
They’re likely to prevail.
 
So if You’ll take them back once more
This time I’ll let them stay.
I’ll hold on to Your promises
And cast my qualms away.
 
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blossoms of Joy


The joy builds up through winter’s sleep
Until it bursts in spring
To fill the world with brand new life
That only joy can bring.
 
And all that joy’s hard to resist
As I pass by each day.
So thank you, Lord, for brightening
What was a dreary day!
 
Acts 2:28
You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Fresh New Starts


The inlet, shrouded in a mist,
Was silent before dawn.
The morning, not fully awake,
Began to stir and yawn.
 
The birds were rustling in the nest,
Their dreams still touched by night.
While the fox, gazing from its den,
Hoped for a glimpse of light.
 
The day was still a hope unborn,
A promise unfulfilled.
The worries that roamed in the night
Had not yet quite been stilled.

But dawn was just a breath away,
Born upon angel’s wings,
To bless all of the fresh new starts
That every morning brings.
 
Job 38:7
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wings Unfurled


I come when I hear You call, Lord,
Rising swiftly to You,
Whatever task You have for me
That task, in faith, I’ll do.
But hearing You, sometimes, is hard,
Through the noise of this world.
So please help me to hear You, Lord,
And I’ll come, wings unfurled.
 
Psalm 32:8 
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rebirth


The frozen days of wintertime
Are gone now from the air
And with them they have taken back
The sense of cold despair.
 
But those days will return again,
No life is without pain.
Yet even that pain reminds us
We’ll be reborn again.
 
Although we face desolate days,
By His rebirth we know
We’ll wither until the day comes
We’re reborn, then we’ll grow.
 
So blossom while the air is warm
And savor the sweet days,
But don’t forget, when pain sweeps in,
To still rejoice and praise.
 
2 Corinthians 4:16-17 
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.