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Sunday, 4 November 2012

finding Gods inspiration through poetry: inspiration through poetry

finding Gods inspiration through poetry: inspiration through poetry: Welcome to   "Finding God's Inspiration Through Poetry" Here you will find poems by those who want to share their thought,feelings and ...

Saturday, 20 October 2012

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Friday, 14 September 2012

The fly ( a modern day parable )

This was written by a lovely lady from my poetry group please share your thoughts and likes so we can encourage her to do more 
thank you 

I lay in bed and as I prayed I became aware of a small fly on the bedroom window. I watched as he struggled to propel himself towards the top of the pane. Vertical ascent was obviously too difficult for him, but patiently and painstakingly I saw him zig zag his way upwards. At the end of each stage he would stop, as if to catch his breath and renew his energy before entering into the next strenuous stage of his difficult journey.

Despite his problems he continued undaunted although progress was slow and energy expended great. He didn't give up. "Good for him!" I thought, as I perceived his strength of character. (If indeed an insect can be said to have character!) Then all of a sudden, without a word of warning or a backward glance, my little friend propelled himself away from the glass, thrust out his wings and took to flight. And oh what a different picture he now gave. Instead of a struggling, perilous mountaineer, struggling to achieve his purpose, he now effortlessly and gracefully soared upwards. His progress now was less like a mountain climber inching his lonesome way up a sheer precipice, but more like a sailor in a beautiful yacht being blown towards its destination by the force of a powerful wind.

It's strange, but I learnt a great deal from my early morning observations. (Isn't it amazing how God can use something as simple as a fly on a window to teach us new truths about Himself?) You see I was congratulating that fly for his tireless struggle. Cheering him on if you like! He wasn't going to give up. He was one of life's winners! But actually, although he was putting on a brave face, he was really rather foolish. You see all the while he endeavoured to reach his target by the power of his six small legs; he was carrying a secret aid, his wings! He tried to walk to the top when all the time he had within him the ability to fly there, effortlessly. 

If a man was to jump from an aeroplane with a parachute strapped to his back, but fail to pull the string, we would have little sympathy with his subsequent downfall. My fly was very much like that. He had the equipment, but refused to use it.

Then I got to thinking about my own life. How I struggle sometimes just to keep my head up, meet deadlines, balance money, and please those around me. Just to survive in this life sometimes seems like climbing a mountain. Teetering forwards, slipping back a bit, hauling ourselves on with every ounce of energy we can muster. Then often falling into bed at the end of the day totally exhausted! And don't we love those who seem to take the most effort getting the job done? Those martyrs who just won't give up until everything is perfect. We treat them like heroes, encourage them, cheer them on, and help to mop their tired brows with our praise and adoration.

BUT it doesn't have to be like that! 

Just like my insect acquaintance, we too have hidden reserves which we can turn to. And again like him we would be better to turn to them first, before we try to cope alone, before we exhaust ourselves in the effort of self propulsion.

Our God, The creator, The Almighty, is with us. He is waiting to leap to our assistance. Not grudgingly as if it was going to put Him out in some way, or stop Him doing something He would rather do. In fact rather than sitting placidly waiting for us to call on Him, He humbled Himself and became like us. To experience our troubles, to know how difficult it is sometimes just to cope with day to day living, He came and allowed Himself to suffer far more than we will ever have to. At the hands of that which He had created He was teased, taunted, abused, rejected. He was homeless, penniless, friendless. Then eventually, after everyone had turned against Him, He was killed. All that He faced for the privilege of knowing how to help us when we call. 

Oh how He longs to help. How His heart must ache when He sees us struggle. Can't you hear Him saying He wants to help? Can't you see Him showing you His hands? "Look! This is what I suffered so I could help you my child." He whispers. He wants to help. NO He longs to help. 

What will He do? He will stoop down, whisper words of comfort in your ear, and carry you clear of that which is causing you concern. He will take you out of the front line and refresh you! Then He will show you the situation from His perspective, an eternal perspective. And finally He will help you to deal with whatever it is that has troubled you.

Watch and see Him smile as He observes you gliding through the opposition instead of pushing and pulling, and being knocked about on every side.

Now can you see? Now can you understand? Just like the fly, we too have wings! How long will we struggle before we leap away from the glass, thrust our wings wide, and trust ourselves into the arms of our loving saviour?

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall:

But those who hope in The Lord will renew their strength. 
They will soar on wings like eagles. 
They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 41:29-31

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Oh the sorrow of the cross
Oh the beatings he endured
The humiliation so deep and piercing
How can I stand and not be moved

Oh my Jesus my precious Saviour
So deep are the wounds within my soul
But you oh Lord have known them all
You bled and died for me

Beaten and scourged for our transgressions
Who can know the pain you felt
Walking the road to Calvary
Weak and in pain still you walked

To the hill of Golgotha
To cruel nails in hands and feet
But still you endured it all for me
Then at the last cried father forgive

Mary standing at the cross cries
Oh my child meek and mild
Oh the pain she must have endured
To see her child  die in agony

Who can understand the depths of sorrow
That Jesus our Saviour endured
But he alone was willing
To lay down his precious life

So heavenly Father
We your children here on earth
Lay down our lives and follow Jesus
To the cross of Calvary

We take up the cross
No matter what it entails
As a sacrifice of worship
To Jesus the Saviour of the world

Friday, 20 April 2012

There is only one you. You are unique, you are not the same as everyone else, you have had a different upbringing, and home influences. Although people have had similar experiences they have not been through exactly the same, so there will be different feelings, attitudes and thoughts etc.
God created each one of us in our mother’s womb, he knitted us together and interwove our personalities and talents and everything that made us who we are today. He gave us different friends and family and experiences and influences.
So therefor we can’t look at others people and say we wish we were someone else because it’s just impossible, we can let them influence us for the better but we can never become them
So therefor we cannot look at other people and say that they are better than us and if we were more like them that God would love us more and be more pleased with us
God has a plan for each one of us, that is individual to us and nobody else can do what God has called you to do. He takes your past and your experiences and takes all the bad things that have happened and turns them into good if we will only trust him and submit it all to him daily
He can use us as individuals to help and encourage someone who is going through the same thing. He knew us before we were even conceived so he knew what people we could help and influence and he also knew what people would help and influence us.
So don’t think God cannot use you or think to be like a certain person to be any use to God, he takes us just as we are in the situations we are in and are going through
You are unique and special in the eyes of your loving father, allow those unique qualities and the love of Christ to sink deep into your heart and change you and give you a goal and a purpose that only you can have
For the greatest goal and purpose we have is to bring the kingdom of God into this world by sharing the gospel with people and baptizing them in the name of Jesus

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

I was resting in bed thinking about getting up when I saw myself in a dark pit 
Sadness, frustration, fear, anger and many more things can send us into a pit
That is when we have some choices to make 

One would be to curl up in the fetal position and give up trying all together.
This would have a devastating effect on the people who love and care for us
It would help for a while but in the end we would shrivel up through lack of light and warmth

 The other option would be to stand on our feet and look up out of the pit
And wish and pray and fret and moan  we can see the answer but we just stand there and look out
This is ok but we would get no where fast
We need to take action to get out of a pit

The third  option is that we actually start trying to get out of the pit by our own strength
We climb and claw at branches and twigs and maybe friends and family
But more often then not we fall back down
 Because at the end of the day other people are only human too

But finally we come to our senses with the fourth option
And as we look up a light lighter the sun comes shining into our pit
And a voice calls out I love you my child can I give you a hand
And a hand reaches out and all we have to do is take it
And receive Love and peace and joy once again

Sooo if we are in a pit what would we do today
If anyone is in a pit today please don't think im having a go
Or thinking that you are weak
But I know that my Jesus is able to help
And bring you saftly to the light of the day
Lord I surrender my life
And offer it up to you
Change me I pray
From deep within

I lay down my life
With its doubts and fears
I lay down my life
With its hopes and dreams

I pour out my heart
With voice and tears
With all that I am
In spirit and truth

I open my heart
To feel your Love
And the fears and woes
Flow away like the tide

In the knowledge
Of who you are
In the knowledge
Of who I am in you

Now healing flows
Into every part
Filling my life
With the Light of your truth

And now precious Lord
Send me out
Into a world of woes
Into this world of pain

Let me show your love
Let me shine your light
So people can see
What you have done for me

Then they will come
And fall on their knees
And surrender their live
Just like you and me
Come now to the river

 Come now to the river
Let it wash over you
Bring my love
And  mercy untold
Deeper than the oceans
Higher then the heavens
Vast beyond measure
Is my love for you

All I can do
Is fall on my knees
And worship the King of Kings
And the Lord of Lords
And worship the Lamb
Of God that was slain

Your blood washes over me
Makes me whiter than snow
Makes me pure
And holy inside
You are the rose
I am the bud
And one day I'll bloom
In the heavens above 
As I was praying I got a vision of a rose This is very prominent in my life as there are several events of late that can be in different forms of a rose This is me thinking I am not saying its a word from God but you can make your own decisions hope it speaks to you and may be make you think or bring you comfort Each petal on a rose represents a character of God As a rose unfolds more as the bud opens more petals are shown So the closer we get to the Lord The more the rose opens and the more of his love and character shows Like a rose bud The love of Jesus opens up more and when it is fully open It shows the full beauty and love of Christ We are like a rose seed It needs to fall to the ground and die But when it does the growth begins and its journey ends with its beauty in full bloom
worship you Lord
We lift our hands
To praise your holy name
We receive your love
We receive your grace
Mercy and peace
Flow from heaven above

We glorify you
King of Kings
In worship and wonder
We bow down before you
And lift our hands
And voices now
To glorify your holy name
Let all that is within me
Bring praise to the father above
For his everlasting love
You don't have to cry on your own any more
I will touch you I will heal your broken heart
I cried your tears at Calvary
I died to take your pain

Hand over to me the years of self doubt
And the years of feeling all alone
Receive my love once again
Receive my healing touch

Let all the emotions that are shut up inside
flow out like a river and bring you release
So don't be afraid to let those tears flow
Your surrounded by love and people who care

So break down the wall of fear and pain
And let those tears fall bringing untold peace
Give all your pains and burdens to Christ
For his yoke is easy And his burden is light
Written soon after the death of Georgie Howe
Who passed away
This is a poem dedicated to Georgie Howe who passed away 5th of January 2012
One day the gentle gardener
Was walking on the earth
Admiring all the flowers
That are his churches here on earth

There are many beautiful flowers
Blooming on this earth
But our church at living waters
Is defiantly a rose

While gently walking past us
After admiring our fresh array
His cloak caught on a single thorn
And a petal started to fall

The petal there was Georgie
And with sadness we let her go
But the master knows
his precious petals
In each and every church

He would not let her fall to far
And he caught her in his hand
He lovingly released his breath
And sent her over hill and vale

Then at last his gentle breath
Raised her to the heavens above
And there she rested
in Gods garden of love
Joining the other petals
that had gone before

And now she is dancing
before the throne
And singing his eternal praise
She's looking and smiling
on us down below
And is ready to meet us
when we finally fall

Also dedicated to Julie almond who fell asleep after a long battle with cancer And also david lea bague who I believe will flourish and bud and bloom here on earth

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