"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Abiding Monday

More Spoken Worship by Gerard Kelly


Arrest me, oh God, until I am free.
Blind me until the scales fall from my eyes.
Cajole me, corral me, confront what's soft in me,
God of comfort, who will never compromise.

Divorce me, my God, from all that harms my heart.
Extend me beyond my feeble dreams.
Fix me, firm and fast, to your unfolding future,
God of visions, who is not what he may seem.

Glue me, great God, in the grip of your goodness.
Hold me in the harbor of your hand.
Infuse me, inspire me, invest in my perfection,
God of grace I will not always understand.

Jump-start me, jolting God, when my ignition fails me.
Kick me into life when life is waiting.
Leapfrog my reluctance, lead me in your dance,
God of sacrifice, on whose thin ice I am skating.

Mark me, wounded God, with the subtle bruise of love.
Needle me with needs that crave compassion.
Outrage my inhibitions, overrule my cold inaction.
God of giving, who will not grant me isolation.

Provoke me, powerful God, to a panoramic vision.
Question me when I excuse my small ambitions,
Reason with me, read intentions, renew my once-strong dreams,
God of instincts far beyond imagination.

Scorch me, searing God, when my temperature is falling,
Traumatize me when my spirit is sedated.
Upset my dull routines, undermine my oversleeping,
God of wildfire, who will not be domesticated.

Vaccinate me, holy God, against the selfish gene's encroachment.
Wash the self-inflicted wounds of my false feelings.
X-ray my heart until every motive shows,
God of hygiene, holding out for my full healing.

Yearn for me, God of love, whose very life is longing.
Zero in on every fault line I've befriended,
Zoom in on my mind-maps,
Zone out my danger zones,
God of endings, who will leave no song unended.

Life has been full to the brim for me these last couple of weeks.  I want you all to know I have missed my friends here, and will be back visiting and commenting shortly.  

Grace and Peace


Anonymous said...

Wonderful post!

PaperPumpkin said...

Gee, I wonder what has kept you busy lately...could it be a brand new grand baby at Easter?!!!! ooooh! I want to hold a baby!

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh there is so much in this
that I love
and want to ponder
and pour over
....like a treasure chest full of gems
and shiny things that need
a second look
and a third.
I'll be back.
Thanks, beautiful Grandma:)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I have done the ABC's with my five year old all day...this is my adult ABC's...thanks.

Vicki said...

Love you, Mary!!

Erin Butson said...

Hope you are busy holding that sweet baby! I love this post.

Bevie said...

Hi Sis...I know you have been very busy so take the time you need you know we will hold you close till you return. Have fun in all that's keeping you busy!!! love you sweetie..
Knee date is June 15th

Bren said...

great post. Hope it's been a good kind of busy, you have been missed here in blogger land though :-)