taking a walk on the trail
my son chases him
A heartsoup prompt helped me grow this poem from 5 lines to what it is now.
Don’t pray to escape trouble. Don’t pray to be comfortable in your emotions. Pray to do the will of God in every situation. Nothing else is worth praying for. -Samuel M. Shoemaker
I really like this quote. Prayer is super important.
I wrote this quite a while back, but have decided to share it today.
I am surprised to find that I haven’t shared this poem yet. It is one of my favorites.
I hope you guys like it. Remember to hit the Like button if you do, or leave me a comment.
My heavy head lies on my arms
Tears stream down my hands
And pool on the glossy wood
I know I will have a red spot
On my forehead when I rise
But I cannot lift my head
It is too heavy with sadness
I have failed yet again
I was angry, jealous and selfish
But humility worked its way in
After conviction put a crack in the door
I am embarrassed to be here
But so thankful that I have a place
To fall to my knees in surrender
To have a holy place where I can be honest
Where I can start over
I take a deep breath and finish praying
Making a commitment to God
I will not be back here again
But in making that promise
God knows He has more work to do
Because He does not need us to be
Feeling accomplished and complacent
He wants us to be in a state of urgency
Running and hurrying to advance His work
Before the trumpet sounds
He wants us to know
The power that sin has
That people do stupid things
In times of weakness
So in bringing a hurting heart here
In laying down my sins and presumptions
I am picking up a piece of holiness
At or in what holy place do you most feel the presence of God?
Clicking the mouse is addictive
You would almost swear
The glow of our screens
is filled with serotonin
but nothing compares
to the glow that fills me
when I come before you in prayer
No, nothing soothes me
Like the Holy Spirit nudging me
Steering me in the direction
That will best honor you
No flat screen TV will ever
Calm my raw nerves like You
The chime of a message received
Is nothing like the sound
Of Your voice crossing my soul
Let me always be able to
Unplug, mute and turn off
Anything that would drown You out
When your presence is waiting
To give me strength and peace
*God’s voice can be heard anywhere, but in the silence I hear it clearly.
Being a college student I do not have the money to enter poetry contests so I’m going to start sharing my poems on here again, where they will actually get seen. I think I will keep sharing Emily Dickinson on Wednesdays and share my long form poetry on Tuesdays. Scroll down and sign up with your email to have my poems come to your inbox. It would also encourage me to share my poems more if I get more likes and shares. 🙂
As we enter a new year are you evaluating how you did things last year? We always think about what we are going to do in the coming year, but do you stop to consider how you did things last year, and that maybe if you want to succeed you will have to do things differently this year? Maybe this is the year to put your trust in God. Maybe this is the year to step out in faith. Maybe this is the year to evaluate your spiritual life and your priorities in life.
It was too late for Man –
But early, yet, for God
Creation – impotent to help –
But Prayer – remained – Our Side –
How excellent the Heaven –
When Earth – Cannot be had –
How hospitable – then – the face
Of our Old Neighbor – God –
And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
On the days when I am moody and my temper is short because I am in pain, I try really hard not to take it out on anybody.
I photo shopped a picture of a rose to make it look like I drew it. What do you think?