“Godly Dare”, a poem by Linda Willows (Know God, Trust God, Love Forward)

Godly Dare, by L.Willows (2012)

With heart in tow, I advance upon dare
The life that I have, is paved with deep care.
I must not want nor lose myself there…
Even my breath could be lost somewhere.

Spinning upon a few stones in the path,
I steady, and feel the
lonesome of wrath.
Dizzying memories
bring heartbeat
to fast
Before
the earth
seizes,
my soul
in firm grasp.

Horizons each new
and painted deep blue-
They beckon my passion
to deeply know You.

I hasten
to leave any hindrance undue.
Godly Sights, sacred dare,
Oh, Keep me with you.

©2012 Linda Willows

 

Joshua 1:9 –“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Ezekiel 1:12 —“And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.”

Words of Wisdom from D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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“The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man’s troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“we must never look at any sin in our past life in any way except that which leads us to praise God and to magnify His grace in Christ Jesus.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“Be still, and know that I am God’. We must not interpret that ‘Be still’ in a sentimental manner. Some regard it as a kind of exhortation to us to be silent; but it is nothing of the sort. It means, ‘Give up (or ‘Give in’) and admit I am God. God is addressing people who are opposed to Him”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“It is very foolish to ignore the past. The man who does ignore it, and assumes that our problems are quite new, and that therefore the past has nothing at all to teach us, is a man who is not only grossly ignorant of the Scriptures, he is equally ignorant of some of the greatest lessons even in secular history.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“I will not glory, even in my orthodoxy, for even that can be a snare if I make a god of it… Let us rejoice in Him in all His fullness and in Him alone.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“I am profoundly grateful to God that He did not grant me certain things for which I asked, and that He shut certain doors in my face.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“The tragedy of the world today is that it starts too near to its problems.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“I sometimes think that the whole art of the Christian life is the art of asking questions.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

About
Martin Lloyd Jones / Wikipedia

Born

in Cardiff, The United Kingdom 
December 20, 1899
Died
March 01, 1981
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London.

“I Dance in Air” a poem from L.Willows

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I Dance in Air

Dance again,
this motion of-
Comes the tide
from where from There.

Aimed towards
all gathered love,
take this heart
that keeps me bare.

Surge to Home
until filled round.
Reach to heavens edge,
oh, dare.

Kept toward
all gathered found.
Here I dance,
I dance in Air.

© 2018 Linda Willows

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4