Not Home … Yet

not home

I walk into the dreary day –

I try to see the sun.

For answers and the healing pray.

I walk – keep pressing on.

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I walk though fog, I walk through rain.

I walk through wind and snow.

I know that I don’t walk in vain,

For Christ knows where I go.

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I know that this is not my home.

A longing draws inside.

It moves my heart and urges on,

To walk and to abide.

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Here, as I pray for God to heal,

I trust His ways are right.

Ask Christ to show and to reveal

His ways and His delight.

~

 I trust His precious hand to guide,

When healing doesn’t come,

When tears remain and hurts abide,

For this is not my home.

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“Precious Father, the world tries to convince us that this is all we have.
Help us to set our minds and hearts on You, the Eternal God.
Help us to walk through the day with our eyes fixed on the goal, namely Christ and Eternity.
Help us to pray with a deep abiding knowledge of who You are.
Help us to accept Your answers to our prayers
in unwavering submission.
Help us to find joy in knowing that You work it all out for good for those who love You.”

~

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 3:14)

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53 responses to “Not Home … Yet”

  1. Reblogged this on jenncofer and commented:
    This captures my heart.

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  2. LOVE!

    I walk though fog, I walk through rain.

    I walk through wind and snow.

    I know that I don’t walk in vain,

    For Christ knows where I go.

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  3. […]  The soft hush of a morning fog and the sun’s warmth on an icy lake, where she reminds of God’s healing presence in, Not Home…Yet. […]

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  4. I love to walk. I write alot of music that has this theme as well. I really enjoyed this post. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Ray for stopping in! I believe if we keep walking with Jesus He will give us the songs to sing … and poems to write … and people to touch in His name 🙂 Be blessed on your walks!

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      1. 🙂 I concur.

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    1. Thank you, Heather… for this nomination 🙂 It is much appreciated!

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  5. Wonderful photos and words/poems! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Sofia, for stopping by! I love your photography! Blessings to you!

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  6. that was beautiful!!
    thank you for sharing

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    1. He is a beautiful God!
      Thank you for stopping in ~ Blessings to you 🙂

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  7. thank you Heidi, so does yours!

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    1. Thank you! Your kindness is much appreciated! … Your blog rocks, by the way 🙂

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  8. Beautiful, heart tugging, eye tearing poem of trusting in God and keeping our eyes on the goal. Love this and you Heidi ~ Blessings ~

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    1. Thank you so much for your gift of encouragement today You are so very kind … and loved too 🙂 ~ Blessings, sister, as you minister to us with your sweet poetry as well!

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  9. I was enraptured by the words of your poem and prayer, Heidi — lifted me way up, beyond the here and now. Wonderful blessing for me. Thank you! Dee

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    1. Dearest Dee, what kind words of encouragement … and if this has done something in your heart, than it must be from the Lord! I thank Him for that 🙂 Wonderful God 🙂

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  10. Beautiful!! This blessed me immensely! :0)

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    1. Beautiful God!! He is the blessing kind of God, isn’t He! :0)

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      1. Yes He is!! :0)

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  11. Ahh, Heidi. Your words, your photos! So lovely and refreshing! Love both but the bottom one is exquisite! The ice chunks look like waves of the sea.

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    1. That was only about a week ago … Spring is finally here though and most of the ice has finally melted away … Thanks, Sue, for your kind words … but I just push the button on the camera … He is a Great Artist … isn’t He? 🙂

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      1. Yes, He is so amazingly talented. But He has taught you well!

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  12. Heidi, thank you so much, for the gentle way you lead us to Him in your poems and prayers. This is such a blessing, such a gift you share with us. It feels holy here. God bless you!

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    1. Thank you Debbie … I think when we open the gifts HE has given us a fragrance of His grace pours out … nothing we have done … nothing we have in ourselves …. I pray that the fragrance is all about HIM … and that those who stop by sense Him … What amazing gifts He has left for us to unwrap … all around … Blessings as you find yourself busy unwrapping today 🙂

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  13. How beautiful. I love the rhythm and flow of this piece – but especially the heart behind it. I so ‘get it’. I so am there with you, waiting and praying for healing,, but learning to accept even what is seen as the bad things from His hand. Profound places to walk, aren’t they? Bless you on your journey to wholeness!

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    1. Thank you, Melody … yes, learning to accept everything! I am grateful for the Lord’s patience and His kind and gentle reminders to us. Bless you as you devote your paths to Him (and your wonderful blogs too 🙂 )

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  14. Heidi, I love the moodiness of the first picture and the absolute gloriousness of the second! Your words “trust His precious hand to guide” are a wise reminder to all of us, and my heart echoes the longing for home when pain does not subside.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    1. The path I take in the morning is so peaceful … reminding me of the peace that awaits us! … Thank you so much for your kind words and for always pointing us to the Lord in your blog!!! Blessings to you, friend 🙂

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  15. Thanks Mark… I took it a week ago on my walk during a very foggy and cold morning. I always carry my camera with me … I often ask God here, in the woods for answers and to “speak” to my heart … He is so willing to show us, if we are willing to take the time to listen and slow down…

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  16. The top picture is absolutely captivating.

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  17. You write beautifully! Thank you for using your talent to transport us to the permanent dwelling we wait for.

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    1. Thank you, Joyce … one day we don’t have to imagine anymore 🙂 we will be there, like you said, permanently! 🙂 Blessings to you while you wait 🙂

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  18. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. I’m actually really glad you did, ’cause I intended to follow you – and forgot to click on it! Phew. 🙂

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    1. I follow you … you follow me … we follow Jesus … works for me 🙂

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  19. Beautiful Heidi. I always feel a peace when I read your poems. They are very special. Gentle words of truth and comfort. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Liana… I feel the same way when I visit your blog! … lets both keep going … pointing to the Prince of Peace and the God of all Comfort 🙂

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      1. Homeward bound ’cause we’re already found … xx

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  20. Beautiful poem – and I don’t usually care for poetry.

    When my mom moved to heaven, I became very interested in where she was and what she was doing. It led to the most fascinating mental adventures! I’ve “spent so much time there” that I’m actually homesick – and I know that in my wildest imaginings I never even came close to what lies ahead.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Tammi, for stopping by … I am glad we crossed paths here … your blog is beautiful and a reflection of your love for Him … so good to meet you 🙂 Blessings to you!

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      1. Thank you, Heidi.
        Imagine the “reunion” all of us are going to have in heaven. Do you suppose we’ll need name tags with our blog titles on them? 😉

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    1. thank you very much 🙂

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  21. Your work fantastic, beautiful! Is that your cabin?

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    1. thank you, Stephen … no… this is not my cabin … I walk by it though every morning on my walk 🙂

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    1. thank you so much for the re-blog 🙂

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