“Eternal Safety; Walking with God”, from L.Willows (God’s Spirit, faith, eternal security)

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Walking into any kind of new situation is not easy. It challenges us at all ages. Life seems to constantly call us to move into the unfamiliar. It seems as though as soon as I am comfortable, the unexpected happens and there is a great adjustment to make. Afterward when a clearing appears I step in a direction that appears safe and it is filled with new lessons- sometimes old ones. There I am again; facing the challenges of what shakes up and wakes up my heart. Despite uncertainties, each time I receive comfort; each time there is a pathway to peace. I have learned to look to a horizon that is beyond where I am walking. I look to God.

I pray. I ask not to be spontaneous. I pause. Step back. I listen. I know that my knowledge is insufficient; that what I see is not real and I cannot use my feelings as guideposts.

I need to walk in God’s Spirit. I feel His call to prayer. A heart that has been softened by trials is ready to listen to God. Turning from what is unknown and chaotic towards God who is faithful, unfailing, eternal and merciful is a grateful leap!

This is where my heart longs to live. That is where Eternal Safety is,  with God, while we journey in this world – in this life. He is true security. I am reminding of God’s truth and of what is eternal. My heart is transformed.

Scripture, that soaks our hearts in His unfailing security and faithfulness:

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.

Psalm 91: 1-2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 4:8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Isaiah 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Psalms 119:90  Your faithfulness endures to all generations;  you have established the earth, and it stands fast.

Psalm 62:2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Pray Faith, Pray Safe, we are Yours.

Lord,
We worship You with thanksgiving for Your most high fortress.
We bring our hearts and lives to the altar of Your grace.
We thank You for Your faithfulness throughout the generations.
We give You our hearts for safekeeping in this journey, this life.
Help us to be faithful to You in our daily walk,
Fill us each morning as new in Your Holy Spirit
and keep us forever near to You in Your abiding peace. 
Thank You for placing the spirit of gratitude in our hearts,
help us to have hearts that long to serve You and reveal Your Glory.

in Christ’s Name
Amen

© 2020 Linda Willows

“This is my Yes, my homage to You”, a worship poem from L.Willows (renewal, joy, God’s love, Holy Yes)

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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 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 to you my God, my Father.
Here is the path that I walk upon-
sweet-smelling flowers bear dew, they shine.
Here, hidden stories, of mysteries thine are
held in cathedrals of tall peaking branches reaching.
Airs come seeking. They fill my heart’s dance.

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 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.”

“Eyes to God” worship prose from LWillows

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Eyes to God…

When life has taken fateful tolls
I have seen the dust and lifted console.
Eyes to God and footprints on the hill,
I wearied on but with a gritted will.

It is not clear that heaven is near
when all about is a clouded veneer.
The earth may quake beneath my feet
yet miracles shine through such hours of defeat.

With no one to call or place to find Home
the Heart redefines that which is its Own.
Amaze me once more, as I look above
Eyes to God, all footprints in Love.

©2018 republish; 2012 Linda Willows

“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

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

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength, he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19