“My Heart Tipped to Fore”” a worship poem from L.Willows

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This morning I opened to Psalm 23 after praying. I smiled with tears of joy, comfort and gratitude. I felt this praise poem saved in my heart for later,
Linda

“My Heart Tipped to Fore”

When falls the glisten of tears in night mists,
They rise to the gaze at My Shepherd’s near gift.
All gathers, all reaches; from my heart tipped to fore
I feel His presence, approach and a connect of Adore.

Gently, now softly- I open unbound,
Relieved and coddled in the womb of Grace found.
Roots and twines from the past have been freed.
My Shepherd, O Abba, you gladden Love’s intercede!

Gather all to reach; from hearts weight tipped to fore,
Our Shepherd, Lord Abba, approaches with Adore,
There is naught we could do to limit His Love’s Pour.

© 2017 Linda Willows
photograph by Glazinov Nikolay

 

Psalm 23

The Lord Is My Shepherd
1 A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell
6 in the house of the Lord forever.

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“Day calls Glory by Name” a worship poem from L.Willows

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Day calls Glory by Name…
throughout all- our hearts and lives can reach; rest and find Strength in God

When the world quakes with lives that suffer and plead;
Hearts break and unwind, all our buffers recede.
Night whispers do groan from the might of God’s girth.
A moaning that aches in plights of His Earth.

The battle that calls us; the weak and the strong,
to stand up and walk in the fires that grow long:
It defies us to slumber, to harden or to rest
and motions our souls to embolden the quest.

No hunger nor thirst could deny such a call
when lives turn to face the redeem of God’s All.
In the midst of all rumbles and darkened night mists,
We turn to the One that receives our heart’s lists.

When our lives are reborn to the soul of Love’s seed.
Mortal hearts will revive in a Graced intercede.
Blessed then with a dare and the faith to proclaim
Our Lord’s light as day, His Glory by Name.

© 2017 republish; 2016 Linda Willows

Naming “The Glory” is none other than that of Our Lord, Christ Jesus. When we call upon The Light of The World which is God we can walk in that Light. Our lives are reborn to Love.

1John 1:5-7
This is then the message we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in the darkness, we lie and do not (live) the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ Son cleanseth us from all sin.

 

Isaiah 60…The Almighty assures peace, protection and eternal joy in The New Kingdom (The Glory of Zion) note from LWillows

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Peace and great strength increased in my soul and my spirit was deeply nourished by reading Isaiah 60 this morning. My heart felt restored with each ascending passage that spoke directly to me of God’s redeeming Glory with increasing depth and magnitude.

I reviewed my mortal dependencies upon “security” as I read of The Lord’s Sanctuary; the “mighty fir,pine and cypress ” that were used to build the Temple of Solomon”. I knew that I was resting upon a God that provided not only a sanctuary to each of us but a security that comes from our belonging to Him, and knowing that The LORD is the only greater than evil, hate, destruction, oppression and all that we, in a merely mortal opposition can merely engage in conflict with but not extinguish; not to eliminate worldly honorable defense.

The Bible is not for the faint heart-ed. It takes meditation and reflection about the scripture and a willingness to ask for God to search your heart in prayer before, during or after so that you can be shown, not with your own “eyes”, but with His Loving intervention, what you need lifted for that day.

As I came to the end, my heart rested with the verses of The Promise of The Holy One’s Peace in the Righteousness of God and the Life that we are offered in His Everlasting Light. We have been having some amazing sermons on “righteousness” so I leap when I see the word! I smiled-put my hand upon my joyful heart and knew that The Lord Our Savior is with us, with me- that my gates will always stand open..Isaiah 60:11 “Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night.” (Rev.21:25)
Linda Willows

Isaiah 60
The Future Glory of Israel
60 Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
3 And nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 Lift up your eyes all around, and see;
they all gather together, they come to you;
your sons shall come from afar,
and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.
5 Then you shall see and be radiant;
your heart shall thrill and exult,[a]
because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
6 A multitude of camels shall cover you,
the young camels of Midian and Ephah;
all those from Sheba shall come.
They shall bring gold and frankincense,
and shall bring good news, the praises of the Lord.
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you;
the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you;
they shall come up with acceptance on my altar,
and I will beautify my beautiful house.
8 Who are these that fly like a cloud,
and like doves to their windows?
9 For the coastlands shall hope for me,
the ships of Tarshish first,
to bring your children from afar,
their silver and gold with them,
for the name of the Lord your God,
and for the Holy One of Israel,
because he has made you beautiful.
10 Foreigners shall build up your walls,
and their kings shall minister to you;
for in my wrath I struck you,
but in my favor I have had mercy on you.
11 Your gates shall be open continually;
day and night they shall not be shut,
that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations,
with their kings led in procession.
12 For the nation and kingdom
that will not serve you shall perish;
those nations shall be utterly laid waste.
13 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you,
the cypress, the plane, and the pine,
to beautify the place of my sanctuary,
and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 The sons of those who afflicted you
shall come bending low to you,
and all who despised you
shall bow down at your feet;
they shall call you the City of the Lord,
the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
15 Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,
with no one passing through,
I will make you majestic forever,
a joy from age to age.
16 You shall suck the milk of nations;
you shall nurse at the breast of kings;
and you shall know that I, the Lord, am your Savior
and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
17 Instead of bronze I will bring gold,
and instead of iron I will bring silver;
instead of wood, bronze,
instead of stones, iron.
I will make your overseers peace
and your taskmasters righteousness.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land,
devastation or destruction within your borders;
you shall call your walls Salvation,
and your gates Praise.
19 The sun shall be no more
your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon
give you light;[b]
but the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.[c]
20 Your sun shall no more go down,
nor your moon withdraw itself;
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your days of mourning shall be ended.
21 Your people shall all be righteous;
they shall possess the land forever,
the branch of my planting, the work of my hands,
that I might be glorified.[d]

“Sweet Love’s Roar”…from Linda Willows

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Lift off this frame that designs me so
My heart cannot still, it must learn to let go

Allowance may pour through the fount of Love’s door
Yet the fray of dark days sets new fires at the fore.
Pull out through the flames lest none but Thy Light
May bring You close; find my heart in the night.

Lift my heart’s name that resigns me so
I cannot let will be alone in such tow.

Come mark my tent with your sacred Love’s pour
Call me out. O, let Life in. I hear the waves of its’ sweet love’s roar.
Bless every year, every tear that let go.
God take the frame, for this Heart is aglow.

©2016 republish Linda Willows © 2012 Linda Willows

Psalm 145:14
The LORD sustains all who fall And raises up all who are bowed down.

“Why I let her dance at all”…a poem from Linda Willows

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When all is not
the end
I turn,
and walk on towards
a forward bend.

might there be
a place to put
this broken girl’s
sweet foot to rest,

not forever just
one beat-
life moves on,
no love possessed.

no able one…
to carry her
in lonesome dance,
this lifelong quest.

once before
a lullabye
I heard the promises of old
all the whispers to our heart
life would be good,
we could trust,
we could start.
sweetness in the melodies
evoke the hopes that such dances start.

gentle motion, heart lifted free,
in those dear flights,
she danced, like me.
we flew, we roamed-
we were God’s jubilee.

then like a shining embryo
a light in distant heart adrift..
far she faded to times ago.
curling inside many curtains’ soft glow.

turning back
I can still see her call…
asking why
I let her fall.

why she broke in such silent downfall.
why I let her dance at all.

© 2017 October. Linda Willows