Footsteps

Sometimes I feel so full

Of the ways I have missed the mark

Fallen short of the goodness You ask of me

I could wallow

But this does no good

Makes no difference

But You do

You speak to me gently

Reassure me of Your Love

And of Your Forgiveness

Your Understanding

You reach down

And lift me up

“Come child, get up and walk”

Do not look back

But hold My hand

And walk each day with Me

Follow in My Footsteps

And do not be harsh

Either on yourself

Or on others

Rather walk in the Light

Of My Love

And let My Spirit

Guide you into goodness

 

This day and every day

Amen

 

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Love Him

Keep your heart

Open

Keep your mind

Open

Keep your thoughts

Focussed

Keep your whole self

Directed towards His Spirit

For His Spirit

Will fill your heart

His Spirit will touch your mind

And His Spirit will guide your thoughts

But this will only happen

If we ask

If we seek

If we want Him

He will never force His Way

Push His desires onto us

His only desire

Is that we will want Him

We will choose Him

And we will desire to love Him

With our whole hearts

 

This day and every day

Amen

Your Silence

Your Silence is profound

And yet It speaks

Any silence in me is sketchy

Limited

And hampered

By the noise of life

Help me to enter Your Silence

For It is deep

And beautifully welcoming

As I dive in

It will hold me

Embrace me

Support me

Sustain me

And any small silence in me

May be immersed in You

And in the Infinite Silence

Of Your Love

 

This day and every day

Amen

Draw Near

As I light my candle

I want to come

And be with you

My heart is in the right place

But my mind is all over the place

Thinking of what needs to be done

In the day ahead

But when I light my candle

Help me to be present

Now

Not thinking of what I need to do

Or what the day will bring

Help me to think of You

And being with You

Just for this time

Just in these moments

You and I

This most precious of relationships

Surely this deserves my undivided attention

Surely I need to give this my all

For if I do not

I will not draw near

And without drawing near

I will not be closer to You

Which is always

The most important part of my day

 

This day and every day

Amen

Silence

I believe in

The Power of Silence

The Joy of Silence

The Pleasure of Silence

 

I believe in

The Constancy of Silence

The Depth in Silence

And the Wonder of Silence

 

I believe in

The Peace of Silence

The Companionship in Silence

And the Love in Silence

 

I believe

That Silence is ever with us

Offering itself

Giving always

 

That we may learn

That we may grow

And that we may come to know

 

More than

We ever thought possible

 

This day and every day

Amen

Walk with me

There’s such a fine line

Between being Mary

And being Martha

So many feelings of being called

To sit at Your Feet

And Listen

Surely this must be my priority

But so many reasons also

To be busy

To get things done

And fulfil my daily roles

Sometimes this seems like

Such a pull in opposite directions

Even opposing directions

But help me to know

That this is not really so

You have told us which is the better part

And I trust this

But I also have faith

That when this is not possible

You are still with me

And as I go about my daily life

And try to get things done

Help me to trust then

That though I am not sat at Your Feet

I am walking with You nonetheless.

 

This day and every day

Amen