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Love Letter to God #17: I Am Smitten

Holy Father,

You woke me up very early today
And in the quiet of the morn
I wondered what You would say.

Then I heard the words of a song
Reminding me of Your faithfulness
And of Your patient love
I knew without a doubt
I was not alone.

No matter what I face
I could do so with Your grace.

No pain, no sorrow
No loss, or threat for tomorrow
Could separate me from what’s true.
All that I need is found in You.

Your joy is my strength.
Jesus, You are my peace.
You are the reservoir
Where my hope is released.

What a wonderful way
To start the day!
You slay
Me with Your Love
I am smitten.

Your Beloved

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A Stormy Dawn

Humid air stands still
Lightning flashes in the sky
Nudges me awake.

Your voice thunders clear
As the morning storm blows through
“You are one of My Beloved
Never forgotten”

Deuteronomy 31:6 The Voice (VOICE)

Be strong and brave, and don’t tremble in fear of them, because the Eternal your God is going with you. He’ll never fail you or abandon you!

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Love Letter to God #15

Eternal One,

You are right
I need more insight.

My attitude
Caused me to elude

The desires of Your heart.
The words I spoke
Didn’t give hope.

My pantry is full
But my neighbor’s is empty.
My closet bulges with the latest fashion
But I respond to the needy without compassion.

My family rarely sees me
Because I am busy;
Seeking to please myself.

Oh, how I long to be warm again
By the rays of Your sunlight
So that I may be healed
And do as You have appealed.

Make me right in Your eyes.
I now realize
It is Your path that I need to follow
My way makes hearts hard and hollow.

O, Eternal One, where are You?
Take me back to the place
Where I first saw Your face.

Make me Yours again
So that I may live where You reign.

Totally Surrendered,

Your Beloved

Isaiah 58:9-11 (VOICE) Then when you do call out, “My God, Where are You?”
    The Eternal One will answer, “I am here, I am here.
If you remove the yoke of oppression from the downtrodden among you,
    stop accusing others, and do away with mean and inflammatory speech,
If you make sure that the hungry and oppressed have all that they need,
    then your light will shine in the darkness,
And even your bleakest moments will be bright as a clear day. The Eternal One will never leave you;
    He will lead you in the way that you should go.
When you feel dried up and worthless,
    God will nourish you and give you strength.
And you will grow like a garden lovingly tended;
    you will be like a spring whose water never runs out.

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Love Letter to God #13

Oh My Lord,

There was a sound.
It was loud, proud, and unbowed
That came from my lips.

It was all about me
What I could do, should do, would do
I left You out.

But You gently reminded me
That You are the One, the Sun, and none
Can compare to You.

Your love never fails
And we can trust, that You are just, and we must
Know You and Your ways.

You have a plan
To make things right, give us light, and You delight
When we seek to understand You.

That all our hope is found
With you, who are true, and will renew
Our strength.

Thank You Mighty One,

Your Beloved