Take Heart Beloved

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Take heart beloved

Just one step forward

I’m with you

you’re not alone

I’ll push the darkness away

the heavy clouds of shame

I’ll protect you from the enemy

its flaming arrows pulling you down

lean on me

trust me

I love you

I accept you where you are

let’s take the next step together

I’m for you and not against you

my burden is light

my yoke is easy

I want you to succeed

in all my plans for you

to prosper you and not to harm you

wait on me

I’m not slow in my promises

I want my best for you

surrender all

give me your weary heart

be my companion

rest in the garden with me

and walk with me, my friend

I love you

I am always here for you

My beloved.

Follow Me

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Follow Me

Lay everything down and follow me

Lay down your laptop, your phone, your to-do list

and be with me

it’s my glory to reveal myself to you

and your glory to seek me

I long to share myself with you

as you learn to open your heart to me

I love to communicate with you

in and through my living Word and my Spirit

woven in and through your body and spirit

my presence resting on your day, your coming and going

I’m with you

listen and see

take my whispers and nudges

like fine thread in your hands

showing you my way, my path that I’ve prepared for you

I have good things in store for you

walk by faith

and beloved, follow me.

The Good Report

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Father God

Thank you for the good report

I’ll believe it

You have plans to prosper me

not to harm me

Plans to give me a hope and a future

I trust I’m in the center of your will.

You prune away things I don’t need,

even good things that hold me back from your best

Cleanse my heart of all competing desires and self will

so I’ll be ready to receive all that’s on your heart to give

Thank you for the freedom you call me to

in being wholly, fully yours

and wholly, fully me

I trust you Father

Amen.

Deep Wells

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Leaflets fluttering

blood gushing in and out

a whole and healed heart

pumping life to all of me

the hidden wells of praise

springing from deep within my spirit

breaking through the old creation

lies, deception and shame

His Spirit greater within me

than anything without

I praise and thank you Lord

You alone are wondrous God

Amen.

Next To Me

Loving Abba,

I thank you that you I can come

undone in my worries and my sin

your arms are open to welcome me in

the prodigal, the heart’s that strayed

to find rest once again in you

Your love embraces my doubts,

my fears, all my failed plans

Your peace wraps around me

calming my hesitancy

to ask for mercy just once more

I’m undeserving with so much to prove

but find only emptiness in my striving

until you remind me, touch me once again

that there’s nowhere to reach

in you, I’m already there

with you right next to me

accepting me and loving me

granting me all the grace once more

to simple come to you

and be simply me

I love you Father

Amen.

He Knows You

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Father

You know me

You know him

You know them

You know us

You love our unique threads

our color, light, beauty and humanity

You weave our hearts together

by your grace and love

the power of Your Spirit

knits us in one mind, one heart

to glorify your Son Yeshua

Prince of Peace

the once and future King

of heaven and earth

we wait for Him

Amen.