Construction

Those construction materials
They’re all over the site
But I can see the fortress
By my heart’s crystal sight
Unmixed cement, unpolished stone
Lay with marble, steel, and gold
On their own just metal and rock
Now coming together in one mold
You knew that would be foundation
When You tore into my rock heart
You knew that was the corner
When You rolled that stone start
And how You excavated my soul
This never-ending drilling deeper
Black rock by black rock, You remove
And make my inner cavern steeper
Many times I complained and said
How unfair of You proud Lord
You’ve made my portion this pain
While You blessed them with hope
But I’ve learned to journey
I’ve learned to travel this tunnel
And what I’ve seen by You’re light
Are beautiful etchings by pummel
I did not know they were there
Until my tears washed the soot
My eyes could not have noticed
What You’re blood did impute
Dig as You would, please
It’s You’re home to construct
I’ve learned to trust in You
To be devoted to Your instruct #db

Prayer While Fasting

Slow down the day, dear Father
Slow down the falling of the leaves
Let’s pause this moment
Freeze the rustling of the sheaves
And calm the storm within me
Rest my mind’s factory
Clear the inner skies blue
Lift the fog for the view to see
Eternity, blessed treasures
Beyond time, space, dimension
Prepared for me to enjoy
Such a beauty beyond mention
Why am I always in a hurry?
Why am I so anxious to curry?
A favor, a piece of respect
Some temporary thing of no hurry
Is that how small I am?
Is that how shallow my existence?
Take me to a deeper place
Where my heart won’t meet resistance
There I can be truthfully safe
There I can fully immerse
With you I am not afraid of the Book
With you I learn to love each verse
And all the dreams and worries
They don’t matter much anymore
I have everything I need in You
Yet You say You have more in store
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Teach Me to Hallow Your Name

I have failed all around me
In manners only I know
But all my ways are before You
Yet I find Your love more so
Why did You make that happen?
Who are You, most kind?
To give me new mercy today
To give me Your hand to find
Your firm and loving grip
From a lover so securely faithful
Reminding me who holds me
Is great, mighty, and graceful
And He’s leading me away
From the condemnation of I
He’s bringing me near to stay
In His embrace, the apple of His eye
So teach me to hallow Your name
I adore Your beautiful name
The name I call early in the morning
The name that saved when it came
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