Message from G-d

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First poetic offering here for 2017…

Morning Reading: Revelation 22:6-21 (Bible Gateway)

 

Thank you for reading my poetry. May it be a blessing to you today.

 

Message from G-d

 

I have laid you out,

not without reason.

For instruction, I have called you,

so listen.

 

Cease striving…

not just externally,

but internally.

 

Wheels always turning,

when I have not required

your turning wheels, toil,

works.

 

Stop being busy!

Your busy-ness only leads you further

from the plans I have for you.

 

Maybe the plans I have for you

look drastically different

than another’s.

 

You fear I don’t see your heart’s desires,

crouching by the stream

peering into the pool,

reflections waiting…

 

Maybe my plans for you seem imperceptible.

But, I see clearly.

 

You are not a cog.

I will lead you by your hand,

into the light of your own path.

 

The path I have marked out for you.

Let the quietness be your guide,

not the noise-

not the cheering crowds,

not the world’s laughter

or loud applause.

 

Seek only me.

Seek only my message for you.

 

What do you hear?

 

I’ll tell you what must go-

your desire to be like them;

even those who claim my name.

 

For I have called you by name, not to follow

but lead by following me.

 

Nothing more.
Nothing less.

 

Shed the security of false approval

and temporary gain

from those who follow their appetites blindly.

 

Walk away from the endless droning-

Messages that usurp my authority

and disrupt my clear communication,

causing dissidence and discontent.

 

Seek freedom from that which you have enthroned:

Self.

 

Instead let me reign,

and I will lead you in places others have yet to go.

 

If you can’t hear me-

turn down the volume of your life.

I am here.

What do you hear?

I Am. Here.

 

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

 

 

*A special thank you to Jeanie Hannah for her speedy support and encouragement through our Facebook Group Christian Poets and Writers.

 

 

 

 

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shortybears
    Jan 04, 2017 @ 13:45:21

    thanks, enjoyed this dear.

    Reply

  2. courtyardwriter316
    Jan 04, 2017 @ 14:53:49

    Beautiful!

    Reply

  3. Marianne
    Jan 04, 2017 @ 21:59:06

    Nice…yes so very nice…

    Reply

  4. JoAnna
    Jan 07, 2017 @ 01:19:28

    What an absolute BLESSING to read your words and to have found your little piece of the Interwebs. ❤ Over the last week or two I started watching your YouTube videos for information about traveler's notebooks, enjoyed them, learned you liked to journal, and took interest in your Planner Boot Camp… But just in the last 10 minutes, I've read your most recent blog posts and God's whisper has struck me to the core…

    I'm a thirty-something, wife, mom and step-mom, who moved out of a purposeful and distracting "career" in healthcare, and into a role as a stay at home mom. And I'm not nearly as restless as I was, but I have no idea where I'm going… I grew up on a small farm in Kansas, going to church–I am born again, and slowly seeking to plug my daughter and I into a local church as the spiritual "leader" in my home. I'm a perfectionist, a dreamer, and I have an art degree I don't even use. One would think I have plenty of time to pursue a variety of wonderful things, including managing my household… But nothing has brought me face to face with so many of faults like being a mom, wife, and homemaker. I've never been diagnosed, but in the last few years, I've realized I must have ADHD. Which makes me cry with relief, and hide from any possible coping solutions at the same time because then it's real… I'm just bouncing from one interest to another, one thought to the next, looking for the answers to questions I can't even form…

    And in between those shiny objects, lost and wasted thoughts, constant noise in my head/space/life, I hear–wait–FEEL God's pull on my heart! It must be HIM and nothing else. I've been making it so complicated… Even after all those times I've turned to Him; after all those many times I've embraced His Grace.

    I'm going to continue following your journey in hopes to learn more of how you have let God work in your life in such a powerful way, Dawn. Thank you so much for your encouraging words!

    Reply

  5. Cecelia L. Lester
    Jan 07, 2017 @ 17:04:58

    “Stop being busy!

    Your busy-ness only leads you further

    from the plans I have for you.”

    I like this thought, I have lived the busy life and it wore me out. Thank you for this thought from God.

    Reply

  6. Nessa Sheron
    Jan 09, 2017 @ 14:34:16

    Beyond amazing.

    Reply

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