Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hide & Seek

There are days when the Lord seems

        Distant and far away


                                His presence veiled

When I recognize that feeling, it causes me to

        Examine myself

                See if there is unconfessed sin

                        Hindering, impacting my relationship

Have I let the noise of this present world

        Drown out God’s still small voice

Am I distracted by

        What I can see and hear

                Ignoring that which is apprehended by faith

Have I put other things

        Ahead of God and His Word

                Set aside the eternal

                        For that which is passing away

Lord, Your Word assures me

        You will never leave nor forsake me

                Never abandon me

                        You are ever present

When I feel You are not near

        May I pursue You diligently

                Seek You while You may be found

By Susan Wachtel

November 30, 2013

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Five Minute Friday – Truth Be Told

 LORD, the truth be told,
          I’ve been struggling
                   with fear and doubt

Try as I might
          I can’t control the future
                   or guess what will happen tomorrow

In my fear
          I’ve gotten my eyes off of You LORD
that You are able
          that You have a good and perfect plan
                   which You are working out in my life

I’ve lost sight of the fact
          that You walk with me always
both in the peaks and valleys of my life
You use all circumstances
          To help me grow and change
You expose my sin
          So that I will confess and repent
You buff out that which is displeasing to You
and reveal conduct unbecoming a Christian

Help me walk by faith
          May I not doubt Your goodness
                   or Your ability to accomplish what concerns me today

May I remember that with each step I take
          You are with me
You alone know what my future holds
          You are perfectly able to direct my path

Help me to keep my eyes on You Lord
          Not my circumstances
                   Not the people that surround me

Help me to trust You
                             to the end

It’s another Saturday morn and I wanted to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s FiveMinute Friday writing challenge.  Head over to her website “Lisa Jo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.