“Here in the Midst of such Beauty, we Dive”, a worship poem from LWillows

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How this Love winds, throughout life’s line,
etching through lives, throughout all time.
The promise was given, of worth, at birth-
spoken in whispers, like a hush from deep earth.

Heaven bends to grant from gracious God’s gift
leaving such beauty, we gasp in love’s drift.

How can heart mother such moment as this,
born in time’s wonder, in the womb of such bliss…
Each of us, children; fostered and found,
fathomed by stillness in the wake of might bound.

Tender this Love as it winds through our lives
here in the midst of such Beauty, we dive.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Jerimiah 31:3

The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Psalm 139:13-16

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

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“Joy Comes in The Morning”, the fullness of joy comes with the Light of God’s presence.

 

 

Psalm 30:5
Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Our trials are temporal, they live in this world (they tarry) as we do- in a world that some might call yet living in another ‘night’. It is in great need of the Son, the Light that brings renewal, healing and the end of all weeping to mankind. Until that ultimate joy, we can find Joy because it seeks us and desires our hearts. Joy comes with the Light of the morning. It comes with the Light of God’s love in every hour that dawns right now, right here for each of us. It is in His Promises of Joy. 

John 16:22
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Born into this world of sin, we experience the sorrows of mortal life. When we are reborn in Christ by the power of Grace our hearts rejoice. We “see” Jesus. We witness the face of The Lord by seeing His Glory. This causes a joy, even here and now that does not fade, not even in this world. Nothing can take this away.

Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

The Presence of Christ becomes a part of one’s life. It takes root at the core of the heart. The fullness of joy pours like water filling each heart vessel. We are His vessels overflowing with the pleasures of mercy for eternity.  His right hand is the Path of life that leads home to God.  

1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

The face of Christ is a mystery. The resurrected Christ is in Glory. We do not see him with our physical eyes yet many are witness to the glorious joy of knowing him with the eyes of the heart. We are told in scripture that we can see the glory of God in His word. Christ loved us sacrificially for the salvation of our souls. For me, the inexpressible and glorious joy is in loving the Christ that I see, the one that I witness so mightily in prayer and devotion.

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

When we rejoice with our hearts full of grace – love, and empathy for those that are grieving or in trials is part of our command. Joy and weeping are part of the same love. Christ’s love for us was a sacrificial love. We learn about love, joy, and rejoicing from our Redeemer and the one that gave us Grace.

Philippians 2:1-2
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

So, if indeed we are encouraged by our experience of the love of God, let us move forward by being loving towards one another. Let us encourage one another, comfort one another and be healing agents in the world that we live in. May our participation in the Spirit complete our Joy by united us!

1 Chronicles 16:27
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.

“Loves’ Answer, Loves’ Promise, The Holy’s Engrave”, a worship poem from L.Willows

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Loves’ Answer, Loves’ Promise, The Holy’s Engrave

Dear ones wrapped in loves’ sweetened prayer
hearts deepen, they appeal, they unite, they declare.
Kingdoms and gateways rising to swell
all from the glory of The Beloved’s indwell.

Dear ones held tightly and lifted with trust
calling with might, hearts emptied, cups thrust.
All given in prayer that One may save
Loves’ answer, Loves’ promise; The Holy’s engrave.

© 2019 Linda Willows

Isaiah 65: 24 ~ Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.

Mark 11:24 ~ Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,”

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If I ever waver or am tempted to be moved by a circumstance that appears to be less than “fortunate” as judged from my mortal perspective, His infallible Spirit leads me to these holy words in scripture, in particular to Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good!” Indeed, we are so fortunate to belong to The Beloved.

Romans 8
Life in the Spirit

1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.a 2For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,c he condemned sin in the flesh, 4in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. 8Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.