Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I'm dreaming of the end
of this waiting for you,
you who long to be by my side
as intensely as I ache
for your arrival
in my life,
in my heart.
I'm looking forward
to singing with you...
you who'll know how
to play the chords in my heart
that nobody else
how to play.
I'm counting the days
till I'll hold hands and pray with you,
you, who will hold my heart
and I'll hold yours,
pursuing our Father God
I'm looking forward
to dancing with you,
you who'll get me
like I'll get you,
turning and spinning
celebrating our love
in joyful rhythm.
I'm smiling at the thought
of laughing with you,
you who love to laugh
until tears merge with the
smile lines on your handsome face.
I'm waiting for the time
when I'll eat of God's Word with you,
you who will hunger
for His Word as intensely
as I, as we break bread together
and drink of the wine
I'm anticipating the ways
I'll work through ups and downs with you,
you who are committed to loving
together, confident of God's calling
us to a holy, yet earthly love,
perfected, as we gaze at
the beauty of our Lord
and seek Him together
in our home.
I'm yearning for the moments
of serving God beside you,
you who desire to flow
in your gifts and callings
glorifying our Father,
fulfilling our purpose
I'm longing for the days
I'll experience true love with you,
you who will love me
as Christ loved the Church.
and I'll respect and honor you
forever giving and receiving
I'm craving the time
we'll spend writing
the last chapter of US,
I'll understand how
to sing the melody
to your soul
that no one else
To hear the chords
to play the chords
in your heart,
that no one else
© Copyright 2012 Marie Nease
This is a work of heart, an evolving creative work.
(probably will continue to make changes and improve it.)
Monday, September 10, 2012
From the moment our eyes flicker open
we know we're in a war...
Fiery arrows fly in our direction,
yet we're promised protection
if we bow and worship the Lord
high praise is our sword
that goes before us, fighting for us
to win the battles and repossess
the Land and bring sweet rest
and quietness, thankful, we are blessed.
We've overcome our enemies
by praising God through melodies!
By Wingdreamer - Marie Nease, as inspired by the Mighty Warrior
No weapon formed against us will stand!
The battle is the Lord's!
Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”
18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. 19 Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high.
20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying:
“Praise the Lord,
For His mercy endures forever.”[c]
For His mercy endures forever.”[c]
25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies,[d] and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.
26 And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the Lord; therefore the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah[e] until this day. 27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the Lord had made them rejoice over their enemies. 28 So they came to Jerusalem, with stringed instruments and harps and trumpets, to the house of the Lord. 29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. 30 Then the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around.
2 Chronicles 20:15-30
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Going w-a-y beyond
and I'm running
want to give up,
"You are my strength and my song."
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
try to take me on a rollercoaster ride
of fret and worry...
My heart has been heavy for several days and I've been
fretting. Praying and fretting. It is something a mom has
to deal with, dad's too, I'm sure. It's a laying down of
control and a letting go of our adult children. Allowing
them to make their own way, their own decisions.
Trusting, not fretting. Trusting and praying and knowing
our Father God will walk with them and teach them
through right decisions, and wrong ones,
just like he does for us.
As I walked through the woods earlier with a friend, I
realized there was now more peace
in my heart than worry.
Through the day, the prayers I'd breathed,
and the prayers of family and friends
were obviously heard by divine ears,
by a Father heart,
and they were answered.
I'd cried out,
Father! Please, help me trust You,
Help me relax in to You.
You hung the moon...
You keep it steady and constant
as it circles this place we call home,
at least our home for now.
You hung the moon, the stars and brilliant sun
and You are able to hold me,
my children and all of mankind.
You've inscribed us in the palm of Your hands.
You won't forget us or leave us alone.
Your love is more than enough.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all [a]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
©Marie Nease 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
for this thirst
to be quenched.
What am I thirsting for?
I thirst for companionship, for soul connection, for souls to be mingled.
I thirst for creativity to flow out from me, as a rushing river, refreshing, encouraging others
and glorifying God.
I thirst for the nail scarred hands of Jesus
to hold me through night and day, through tears and laughter, in the midst of trials and celebrations of joy.
I thirst to walk daily in the gifts and callings God has given, strategically fulfilling His will
on earth, as it is in heaven.
I thirst to sing a song of Zion,
even when my heart is heavy, to praise
my Abba, my Father though my
soul cries out, enough!
May my spirit, soul and body
thirst for You, O God!
I know you are thirsty
your tongue is parched.
I hear you...
I will answer...
I will not leave you thirsty.
I'll open up rivers
on the dry, barren places
of your heart.
I'll spring up fountains
in your lowest valleys.
I'll turn your wilderness days
into a cooling pond
you can splash for joy in!
I want you to know for sure that I did this for you. I don't want you or those around you to miss that it is a gift I created and personally signed,
Isaiah 41:17 (Amplified Bible)
17 The poor and needy are seeking water when there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Isaiah 41:17-20 The Message Bible ~ "The poor and homeless are desperate for water, their tongues parched and no water to be found. But I'm there to be found, I'm there for them, and I, God of Israel, will not leave them thirsty. 18 I'll open up rivers for them on the barren hills, spout fountains in the valleys. I'll turn the baked-clay badlands into a cool pond, the waterless waste into splashing creeks. 19 I'll plant the red cedar in that treeless wasteland, also acacia, myrtle, and olive. I'll place the cypress in the desert, with plenty of oaks and pines. 20 Everyone will see this. No one can miss it - unavoidable, indisputable evidence That I, God, personally did this. It's created and signed by The Holy of Israel.