5.31.2017

Wednesday Words [1]- Spring Rain




the spring rain thunders down
in torrents and streams,
dripping and splashing and
speckling the windowpane.
it silences my heart,
making me stop to
listen
look
and feel.
it slows to a drizzle
drip drip dripdroping
then pours down again.
the rhythm,
the sound,
the patterns,
they all remind me of my heart
and its feelings.
they ebb and flow,
just like the spring rain
and reminds me
that God's love never fails.
it comes and restores.
it wipes away the doubts.
it cleanses and refreshes.
just like the rain.
listen
look
 and feel.
be refreshed with His love,
just like the spring rain.
- written 5.4.17

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 "...Rain from the Lord in the season of the spring rain, from the Lord who makes the storm clouds, and he will give them showers of rain.." // Zachariah 10:1


“Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the Lord have created it." // Isaiah 45:8

5.20.2017

The Heavens Declare (Psalm 19)

The Psalms are all so beautiful that it's very hard to for me to pick a favorite one! I do have favorites, though, and among my favorites is Psalms 19, in which the psalmist begins by saying "the heavens declare the glory of God". It's true! When I see a beautiful sunset, I'm reminded of the stunning glory of God- and thankful that He allows us to experience just tiny glimpse of it through natural beauties like breathtaking sunsets. Below is Psalm 19, accompanied by some snapshots of sunsets over the years. (Note: the photos below are mine.)



The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech and night to night reveals knowledge.


There is no speech, nor are there words whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.



In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. 


Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat. 



The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; 


the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.



More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.


Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me!


Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.



Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.



5.04.2017

Be the Change


most people are waiting
they're waiting for the change
the change that will change the world
reform it
refresh it
renew it
remind it
of what it was, is, and could still be



these people have the right idea
but they're missing the key component
it rests in one simple word swap

when you change it, it goes like this:

some people are being
they're being the change
the change that is changing the world
reforming it
refreshing it
renewing it
reminding it
of what it was, is, and is becoming



and they're people just like you
not all professors
or scientists
or phd's

they're parents
and teenagers
and kids
and older people
just doing what God has put in place for them to do



the world just needs you
being where God has placed you
doing His will in your life

the world just needs you
being the change
right where you are
in every single area of your life



and you know what?
it might be something huge

if it is, that's amazing
and if isn't, that's amazing too
becuase it means
that He has something much better in store for you

and remember
even small things can be can worth more than we think
they usually are



so just be where He has you
don't wait for the change
be the change
in every single thing you do

don't wait for the change
be the change

becuase, remember that
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.." // Philippians 4:13 

and that's the only way that we can ever be the change- through Him



this picture reminds me of what the world could begin to look like.... if we all began to be the change




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Just some random thoughts, mostly to myself. It's not quite a poem, but it's not quite a regular type of post either. It's mainly just some scattered thoughts that I attempted to put together as a post. Anyway, I hope it can somehow inspire  you- along with me- to be the change in the world by simply doing what God has for us to do- no matter what it is. ♥

 
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