“Hold This Dear Mountain”, a poem from L.Willows

Hold this Dear Mountain

My heart does long for a mountain to hold
with deep embrace and prayers that unfold
into the sweetened winds, as all things are told.

Do you see the rock, the boulder, the tree?
They are each a friend, they are dear to me.
The mountain waits; the ancients see.
They bid my heart, they set me free.

Rocky heights rush towards a heaven rare,
Oh Holy Spirit, I feel Thee there!
My Own is lifted, endowed in the Air.

My soul soars throughout, as on the wings of a dove
In embrace with the Earth,  held so rare, high above.
Nature’s shoulders keep vigil, they see; they love.
Oh, hold this dear Mountain, it’s the Lord’s Treasure Trove.

©2012 Linda Willows

Psalm 61:2 –-From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 62:7-8 –On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

“From Heaven’s Glove”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Blessing, God’s Comfort)

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I know sweet circles, like clouds in my heart.
Far from here, they do not part.
If they wander, if they stray.
A love wind brings them back this way.

Called to be by an unseen hand
here they rest, there they stand.
Coddled all beside one Guest,
A might that gathers all as Blessed.

When the winds of life, stirred become
stormed, or rifted, pulled by some –
Here within a Life abides
comfort tendered from all sides.

Drawn like dew from heaven’s glove,
soaked into each circle of –
this heart of mine with hesed love,
given all from God above.

Thankfulness comes sweeping through
like heaven’s dust from clouds gone by
There I am, a child of His,
blessed and swept into love’s sky.

© 2018 Linda Willows

“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.” Psalm 63:3

“Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.” Psalm 36:5-6

“I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” Psalm 89:2

“‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10

“Lord, I Need You.” from L.Willows (Blessing, Jesus Christ, Eternal Hope)

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“Lord, I Need You”. It is a wonderful and amazing thing to say and to pray. It causes our hearts to fall forward and melt all that burdens us. Sometimes, in this journey that we are each on, we need to pause and accept bewilderment. Perhaps we need to realize that we cannot carry the troubles that lay upon our hearts and minds on our own strength. I seem to need to relearn this lesson over and over again especially when facing new situations. We can call upon God in this hour and in every hour. He is our rock and our Salvation.

I realize that when times become especially challenging we can fall into a false way of walking. We think that we have to “soldier on”. The worldly way of gaining strength in the face of challenges does not help the heart. It puts up a wall, a shield that can feel “tough” but eventually it becomes an obstacle.

It is hard to pray through. It isn’t a real shield. It can’t protect us from anything; it only freezes out and denies feelings that get buried deeper. Nothing goes away.  We then need  God more. We feel even more distant, isolated, and needful. The actual burdens increase because now we are carrying buried feelings and the stresses of more fear and isolation. The calling becomes more urgent. (The Lord God is the true Shield and our eternal Protector)

God, I need you. Break my heart so that you can take it back. Bring me to you. Bend all of me towards you.

“I need to feel the warmth and goodness of who you Are. Let the false shields fall and help me to know that I am vulnerable, my heart is tender and I am able to love everything that you have created today. Let me sing in your heavenly choir like a child of Yours because I love you and most especially because I know that I am loved by You.”

Lord, come near. Jesus, Your heart is our hope, the healing, and the Blessing. You are our salvation. You are Life. Come near. My heart is open to you. I need You.

When Jesus Christ comes near and our hearts fall before Him, we receive generous blessings. we become filled with gratitude- and our lives open up to love. The journey becomes one that is miraculous. When we allow our hearts to “break” and become vulnerable before God, His love fills us with His Spirit and the peace of His Love. The blessings pour outward. We are filled with the hope of the Eternal.

© 2020 Linda Willows