“Running With Wind”, a poem from L.Willows (Prayer, Kingdom of God, The Holy spirit)

Running With Wind

Leaping towards heaven in wondrous beseech
are the prayers of our hearts.
With longing, they reach.

Held in the palm of God’s sky in love’s sweep,
they lift like archers
aiming towards His great deep.

In the midst of it all, we reach not in vain,
there, everywhere,
God Reigns. God Reigns.

Running with Wind, we sing out Holy praise
There, in becoming with
The Joy of all days.

Sending, His Kingdom, in the reach that reigns Love.
for all to re-gather,
by His will from above.

Certain, in the calling by His Name in the skies.
There we proclaim,
with our heart tears baptized.

© 2020 Linda Willows

Esther 8:17 — Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

Isaiah 57:15 —For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

“Speak Oh Lord, Into This Day”, a worship poem from L.Willows (Heart Dedication, Invocation, Be a Blessing)

Speak Oh Lord, Into This Day

Speak Oh Lord, into this day
we long to see, to walk in Your way.
unbind us each from yesterday’s loss
and find us near in Your Holy Cross.

Take our hearts, they are Your own,
Call the ones from faraway roam-
Cover with songs that whisper “Home”.

Pass again in Holy Birth,
give all recall of Your Worth-
bless the nations of Your earth.

We, as Love spires reach to You,
with prayers that call each voice into view.
May Thy Kingdom come and bless the Way.
Speak Oh Lord, into this Day.

© 2021 Linda Willows

Psalm 27:4 —One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 27:8 —You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.

Ezekiel 34:26 —And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.

“Conforming to God’s Holiness” from Ligonier Ministries of RC Sproul

Conforming to God’s Holiness from Ligonier Ministries, the teaching Fellowship of R.C. Sproul

https://www.ligonier.org

God is called holy not only because of what He does, but also because of who He is. Originally the term referred more to God’s being than His action or behavior.

For us to be called saints (“holy ones”), we must have a catharsis. We must be made clean. No unclean thing can stand before the presence of a holy God. That which is unclean is profane in His eyes. For us to be holy to God, our unclean, unholy moral imperfection must be purged and our sin removed from us. That is why the absolutely necessary condition for redemption is atonement. Without atonement we would remain always and forever unclean and unholy before His penetrating gaze.

No human is holy in himself. Holiness is foreign to us. It is alien. That is why we require the righteousness of another to cover our moral nakedness. The Holy One has given us the holiness we need in the cloak of Christ’s righteousness. Therefore we pray: “God is great, God is good. And we thank Him for the food … that has come down from heaven for us.”

Coram Deo

Pray this prayer: “Cleanse me Lord. Purge my sin and remove it from me. Cover my moral nakedness.”

Passages for Further Study

Psalm 145:17
Romans 12:1
Psalm 22:3