Let my life never again be complacent in sending You love letters from the depths of my soul.
Let the worries and fears that abruptly sprout up within me, like pesky weeds overrunning a summer garden, be yanked out for good. For their only purpose is to prevent the flowering of the peace, the serenity, and the joy that only comes from truly knowing You, my dear Lord.
Let not the afflictions or pains and sorrows of this life paralyze me into merely existing in tears and self-pity. But instead, let me look to You and Your Son, Jesus, knowing that You are in total control of everything that happens on this earthly plain. For You said that the trials that come my way, are only there to draw me closer to You, dear Lord. For if I would not let go of Your hand, but hold it even tighter and continue to praise You for Your leading, Your faithfulness, and Your undying love, the difficult times would be easier to bear.
Dear Father, let my body not remain a passenger on the carnal and worldly train that travels on the wide road taking me further away from You. But instead, let this journey that You have placed me on be one of traversing the narrow road that You prescribed Your children to take in Your Biblical Word. Let my mind not be forgetful of glorifying Your name and telling others of how You have turned my life around. Let my sights be focused on doing Your will, putting all my trust in You, and loving You with all the intensity that is within me.
Let me pay no heed to the words that the evil one whispers in my ear that tell me to complain, to be stubborn, and to be judgmental towards others. Instead, help me to better know and recognize Your still small voice that I would honor You and be obedient in doing Your will. Help me to be appreciative of the kindness that Your other children show to me, so that I can return their generosity to them two-fold. Help me to see Your leading and guidance more clearly, Father, as You and Your Son, Jesus, interact in my daily life.
Dear precious Father, let me not be rebellious, argumentative, or critical of my husband, but help me to be more understanding when he is having a bad day. Help me to be, overall, more loving and affectionate towards him. For as You have shown me, I need to exhibit those qualities that would make me more like the bride that You would choose for Your precious Son, Jesus.
Let me not be a hearer of Your Word only, but a doer of Your Word, that I would steadily grow and be transformed by Your love. Then all of the insecurities from the past would fall away from me, and I would become a faithful, true, and righteous daughter of the Most High God.
I Love You dearly,
A DAY SPENT WITH YOU, MY LORD JESUS
Walking with You through the meadows of flowers,
In the backyard of berries, where sweet memories remain,
Where cool summer breezes carry the peace You impart
A dream of You my sweet Lord, a dream of You my love,
When the summer evening air cools the steamy earthen ground
I’ll journey from this world and all its contradictions,
Then look for You in the garden, where lover’s hide in dreams.
Calling out Your name, in all the places You’ve ever been.
I’ll see Your form in silhouette in the early evening’s shade.
Then find You quietly peeking behind the moonlight’s smile,
The choir of the ancients will softly sing their heralding music,
As we walk along the sand that Father God has placed before us.
Holding hands and dancing to the moonlight’s faraway melody
Just You and I together, Lord, along the shoreline’s rim,
As the currents of the ocean draw the sand beneath our toes
We’ll sing Your songs of a life reborn, as the seagulls take a swim.