“Footprints in Awe”, a poem from L.Willows (wonder, See Jesus, Beauty of God, Joy)

FOOTPRINTS IN AWE

Lifted to the clouds I fell to Thee,
As if my all could float, fly, free-
Like a child in God’s sweetest roam,
Swept near, swept in, there close to Home.

All the sky looked like Your Throne,
As if the earth were heaven’s own.
Joined together we were one
Life connected, I was there with God’s Son.

This moment stood then as if apart,
Vivid with color; time soaked my heart.
All of my life and being was held
in a cloud of Light, in a joy drift that swelled.

“Surge”, my heart said, don’t let this go.
Life could take you back in its tow.
Oh the beauty, the Love, the wonders I saw,
I wept in my soul and made footprints in awe.

© 2017 Linda Willows

Isaiah 61:3 — To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Jeremiah 9:24 —But let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.

“Silence Roars”, a poem from L.Willows (Grace, the Power of Christ, See Jesus)

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Silence Roars

Softness glistens, Silence roars-
these the waves that press heart doors.
Stealth in walking, all towards
the ache that births life forward restored.

Candle held to Light beside,
Hands to hold; to walk astride.
Hearts beheld; Love does abide,
as we join, our worlds collide.

Softness glistens, Silence roars-
these, the waves that press heart doors.
All the lives that move toward,
do plea for the Love of God’s reward.

© 2018 Linda Willows

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.
Proverbs 31:8

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

“The Love of Jesus”, Puritan Prayer from The Valley of Vision, Scripture on The Love of Jesus

The Love of Jesus

O Father of Jesus,

Help me to approach thee with deepest reverence,
not with presumption,
not with servile fear, but with holy boldness.
Thou art beyond the grasp of my understanding,
but not beyond that of my love.
Thou knowest that I love thee supremely,
for thou art supremely adorable, good, perfect.

My heart melts at the love of Jesus,
my brother, bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh,
married to me, dead for me, risen for me;
He is mine and I am His,
given to me as well as for me;
I am never so much mine as when I am His,
or so much lost to myself until lost in Him;
then I find my true manhood.
But my love is frost and cold, ice and snow;

Let His love warm me, lighten my burden, be my heaven;
May it be more revealed to me in all its influences
that my love to Him may be more fervent and glowing;
Let the mighty tide of His everlasting love
cover the rocks of my sin and care;

Then let my spirit float above those things
which had else wrecked my life.
Make me fruitful by living to that love,
my character becoming more beautiful every day.

If traces of Christ’s love-artistry be upon me,
may He work on with His divine brush
until the complete image be obtained
and I be made a perfect copy of Him,
my Master. O Lord Jesus, come to me,

O Divine Spirit, rest upon me,
O Holy Father, look on me in mercy,
for the sake of the well-beloved.
Yes, Father, perfect me into a perfect copy of Him, my Master.

From: Valley of Vision/Banner of Truth

1 John 4:9 —We love because he first loved us.

John 3:16 —For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 11:28-30 —Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

1 Corinthians 13-29 —If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.

Romans 5:5 —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.