“Running Love’s Joy”, a poem from L.Willows (Believe, God’s Glory, Hope)

Real joy sometimes weeps like waters that fall,
mountains streams seeking homes of new blue
rushing toward freedom that holds it’s true keep,
running love towards the source of joy’s reap.

Real joy sometimes lingers like the afternoon sun
wise and patient, slow, in love’s glow.
It sees golden glory through all the clouds,
it tells of God’s Story, the enduring enshroud.

Real joy sometimes races like a child in games glee
wandering, wondering, filled with such hope.
There we see everyone’s longing to be
in the arms of forever, with Tomorrow’s jubilee.

Real joy sometimes keeps its sweetness in the wind,
embracing, effacing, displaying designs-
gusting glad motion; lifting ravine divines.
A gift for us, dancing, Love running through time.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

1 Peter 1:8-9 –“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

Ezekiel 11:19 – “And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.”

“This is my Yes, my Homage to You”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Revival, Joy, God’s Glory, Holy Yes)

This is my Yes, my homage to You

I breathe because,
the morning opens before me in splendor
and I am filled with Air
that praises you my God, my Father.

Here, is the path that I walk upon-
bathed in the warmth of the sun rising,
kissed by the breezes of the dawn-
held in the aroma of misted leaves bending,
filled with love rising that calls out Your Name.

I breathe because,
the sky opens wide
and dips to greet the day as
I cast my heart before you my God, my Father.

Here is the path that I walk upon-
covered with sweet-smelling flowers bearing dew that shines.
Here, amidst stories filled with mysteries in time,
held in cathedrals of tall branches reaching.
Airs come seeking. Love is teaching. 

I breathe because,
the Life you give is new, asking, inviting and
I can only say Yes to you my God, my Father.
Is there a moment that we step into Air?
Is there a place that we find where to dare?

Here is the path that I walk upon
bathed in the warmth of all that seems true
filling each moment with breath – life anew.
This is my Yes, my homage to You.

© 2019 Linda Willows

2 Corinthians 1:20 “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”

Psalm 30:4-6 -“Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.For his anger is but for a moment and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 -“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

“A Raindrop’s Thirst”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Mercy, Spirit, God’s Love, Revival)

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Oh, Raindrop – burst,
your mercy fills thirst.
You are Love falling
the sweetness of birth.

Come heaven, tilled
to us, to earth.
Reap in our hearts
renewal; life’s First.

A raindrop’s thirst
for us in God’s tend.
A pouring that prays
in the midst of Love’s mend.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

John 4:10
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Romans 5:3-6
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.