Take This Break With Me

Father, take this break with me. I need rest for my soul. So much excitement, so much concern, so many options, and so many things to learn. With so many voices in my head, egging, prodding, encouraging, limiting, accusing, threatening.

So I take this time to be alone with You.
I want to hear Your voice, what You have to say to me, about my situation. Do you share my hopes and dreams? Because I no longer desire any life without You in it. So please please please be clear. Help me find Your way amidst the clutter of my restless mind, to walk daily in Your ways.

May prayer be my default. That I will run to You first before my own harsh understanding. I want to rest in Your wisdom, power, and grace. Let not my faith be mere inspiration but be my life’s foundation planted deep in Your heart.

Father, please refresh me now. Please shine Your light on my days. I humble my will and repent as I come to seek Your face.

Father, take my life’s golden nib and write the future pages, of the chapters of this story, a story of our incredible journey, of how I, a child, found Your grace.

Believe

Waiting for my flight at the Sydney airport. Wrote a short poem inspired by my friends in Hope UC Central Coast, Australia. Thought about the words after seeing a photo of the word “believe” on the church’s wall.

Somewhere the sun is rising
Somewhere is a growing seed
Somewhere a journey’s starting
Believe

Somewhere someone’s overcoming
Somewhere someone’s finding home
Somewhere the answer’s arriving
Believe

Here in our hearts, our hearts
Where Love resides, we recognize
That when we pray, heaven parts
And fear departs, for us
For us who believe

Here in our hearts, our hearts
Where Love resides, we recognize
That when we kneel, grace imparts
An eternity that starts, for us
For us who believe

Somewhere a child is forming
Somewhere the future begins
Somewhere is hope unfailing
Believe