Inspired By Thaxted

Dawn sweep away the perils

That chided me in sleep

Praying and crying out, though nasal

My Saviour, He hears me weep


Turned on side, pillowing my fears

The stillness, so loud, envelops

Reminded of a hymn to repress the tears

Gathering courage, to never give up hope


The day is bursting through

And the remnants of night, they fade

Flee away you woe, perhaps one or two

For today we choose joy, and will not trade

Blues

In a world of chaos

Some are choosing their blues

The big ones, the little ones

And they ponder in recluse

So be wary and considerate

That you know not their fate

For some have slept

Only to wake and walk

Walking, but not existing

For some have dreamt

A thousand dreams, yet still sulk

Moping in misery

And for some, they are hoping

For a glimpse of a miracle

Hands clasped tightly

As they mumble prayers of petition

And as for the writer,

She cries out for reassurance

Tonight, feeling weighted more

By the littlest of blues

Tower

Tower of refuge

They say You are

But to get to You,

Is going to take some effort

Lord be my helper

As I find my way to You


Tower of restoration

I’ve heard You are

But I’m deceived,

By the people so few

Lord quench the lying voices

That stay manipulating my thoughts


Tower of Purpose

Stay right where You are

Because I’m not losing You this time

Be it bend or bump on the way

I’m coming to You Lord

Sometime between sunset and sunrise

Someday

Someday, worried one

You’ll find the light

Someday, wretched one

You’ll be on the other side


Through the swampy marsh

Over the land mines

Past the naysayers

Beyond any obstacle


Someday, somehow

You’ll rejoice, where the light resides

The Bounded Lake

There is a time I cry

Tears pour out a lake

Carrying me afloat

Where grief is humming its tune

Oh the Lord knows I cry

But He sets the pastures 

That bound this lake

Green, green pastures of hope

Oh, I cry in slumber

The people, unaware

To cry, is to be strong

To cry, is to visit the bounded lake

Before, Now and Ever

In my days to come,

May I pay heed to Thy word.

The devil will seek to harm,

“I am with you”, You have said.

Before, now and ever.

 
When in lowly manner,

May my thoughts be pleasing to Thee.

And may it be, that my demeanor,

Will be a light shone, for all to see.

As before, now and ever.

 
In times of trials and hardship,

May my faith in You be replenished.

That if temptation to veer off should creep,

Your word will have me admonished

Just as before, now and ever.

 
Amen.

I WANTED TO PRAY

I wanted to pray
But would God forgive me,
If I went down on my knees?
(James 5:16)

I wanted to pray
But my need was trivial
Would He care?
(1 John 5:14-15)

I wanted to pray
But I forgot to the other day
Would my inconsistency anger Him?
(Jeremiah 29:12)

I wanted to pray
But life was happening
Maybe He could wait.
(Colossians 4:2)

I wanted to pray
But sleep was calling
Would he remember me when I wake?
(Psalm 42:8)

I wanted to pray
But I didn’t have the words
What use was an empty heart and mind?
(Romans 8:26)

I wanted to pray
But the outcome was here
What more was needed?
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

I wanted to pray
But I made all these excuses
Thinking it was too late.
(Psalm 118:5)

Christmas Eve

 

Skies laden with stars so bright
See rooftops adorned with colored lights,

Carols chase the still winds,

And the bells are sounding

But behind this frosted window

It still is Christmas Eve.

 

 

Beneath the tree, presents galore,

Some to be opened at Christmas dawn

See the households rejoice and feast,

The world awaits the Saviour’s birth

A time to reflect, spread love and joy

It still is the eve before Christmas Day.

 

 

People crowd the streets and they cheer,

All come together, far and near.

Give heartily, sing merrily,

Love wholly, eat fully

The King is born in some hours

But for now it is still Christmas Eve.

 

 

Anticipation has chased the hours away

And the little ones croon in beds as they lay

The King of kings, He lies swathed in a manger

Meek and humble is our born Saviour.

Christmas is here with her precious gift.

I Saw God

 

Pictures taken during my stay in Oslo

I saw God,

He approached me at the shoreline

Gently and calmly,

He tickled my toes

And He and I locked in an embrace,

As I awed in paradise.

 

I saw God,

At the mountain top, as he arched the sky

Colourful and a delightful sight,

He brought me joy

And he taught me gratitude

As my senses narrated the creation story.

 

I saw God,

As he fed the greens

Pitter patter, drop by drop,

Till each had their share,

Though thunder roared and lightning struck,

He reminded me to seek the light in the dark.

 

I saw God,

As He peered over my Grandma,

He held her hand and finally gave her rest

Although I cried as I would miss her dearly,

He made sure to give me comfort,

When she smiled her last and parted with Him

 

I saw God,

On the day of my matrimony.

The angels rejoiced, and He beamed all day

My soulmate, long promised, stared in my eyes

And I saw a love so pure, that signified my forever.

The right time had come in glory everlasting.

 

I’ve seen the Lord,

And I see Him each day.

When the sun rises, and reclines for the moon,

When the trees dance as hit by the breeze,

God is ever present, ever loving,

God is nature, God is love.

 

 

 

Awesome God

Night is nigh,

I must say a prayer

I look up to the Most High,

He never fails to deliver.

 

In good times and bad times,

I will trust and obey

You have shown to mankind,

To salvation, you are the only way!

 

I will boast of you to the crowds,

They will hear of you Lord.

Even those with hearts so proud,

Eventually your glory they will accord

 

The people must know,

Of this Awesome God

Each day, new mercies bestowed,

Oh His name, I will forever uphold.

 

Night is nigh,

I must say a prayer.

Your ways I admire,

And I wish to bask in Thy favour.

 

 

 

The Recurrent Sinner

repentance

Joy overflowing,

A heart is calling,

Pleading a new start

The journey ever delightful

To welcome a lost one, now found

Praise at my feet,

I am welcomed volitionally

My Father and I ever so proud

That the Kingdom thrives

Hear the angels cheer so loud

Time is passing

The soul is lacking

Each day growing weary

And see how I have been shut out

Sorrow begrips me, my tears are endless

The slate full once more

My stay cut short, I’m let go

The journey dejects me

Lost is the same soul, savoring in sin,

My Father and I, see us weep

 Time has elapsed,

The soul is calling again

And I go running without restrain

To wipe that slate clean

Undeterred by the recurrent sinner

Let Down The Chains

Let down the chains O’Lord,

For I’ve been a prisoner in pain

Fix me O’Lord,

Broken I am, with no name.

My foes, they mock me

They tread on my victories,

O’Lord teach them endearment.

And instill in me a heart of forgiveness

Guide me O’Lord,

Treachery fills their souls

But my trust in you ever so firm.

For I glory in tribulations with a Mighty God,

Who forever reigns,

O’Lord let down the chains

My Lord is Here

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Wake up at dawn, My Lord is good,

The beauty of creation, love it exudes.

I pray that Thee will grant me grace,

For today’s journey in every place.

 

Even when it’s silent, My Lord is near

I meditate and listen to Thy voice ever so clear

Master speak, your will be done.

Now, tomorrow and forever on this land.

 

Shadows lurk, and temptations rally,

Steadfast I remain, For my Lord is by me.

When in danger, I am at ease

Knowing that my faith shall make it cease.

 

Every night, I must give thanks

For as I lay, He stretches His protective hands,

I rest, knowing that My Lord is here

And that safe I am, with nothing to fear.