Bathing in Grace

How could my sick heart fathom
The love you pour out
Each moment I am breathing
In fears and out doubt.

Teach my soul to be silent –
To know Your sweet grace.
Teach my heart to be open
To You lift my gaze.

Help my heart hear the sweet song
You sing over me.
Tune my Spirit to Your Love.
Blind my eyes to see.

Let Your grace all sufficient,
Be what I desire.
Let Your love in my new heart
Set others afire.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christβ€” by grace you have been savedβ€”and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2:4-9

25 responses to “Bathing in Grace”

  1. Beautiful! This ought to be a song. It fills me with longing. Life’s been too full lately, the times away with the Lord too few. 😦

    \o/

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  2. These lines in particular brought an “Amen” to my lips: “Teach my soul to be silent -To know Your sweet grace.” Silence IS a learned skill; deep appreciation of God’s grace happens over time as we experience him more fully with each passing year. Thank you, Heidi, for expressing so beautifully the groanings of our spirits!

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    1. I so agree with you … getting to know Him in stillness and silence … something my heart is longing for more and more … “Be still and know that I am God …” Thanks so much, Nancy!

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    1. We serve such a tender God … full of grace πŸ™‚ Thanks, Cynthia ..

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  3. What a beautiful, heartfelt poem prayer. Your images made me smile as I imagined the little birdies hopping about and fluttering their wings as they enjoyed the puddle. πŸ™‚

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    1. Those birds made me smile so much! When came close to the puddle, they all flew away. I was sad I missed taking a shot. However, when I had passed they all came back, one by one. It made me sit in the middle of the path and watch for a while πŸ™‚

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  4. “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew. 6:26.

    Wise words of our Lord, to go with the delightful pictures. Though the highest part of creation, we humans are probably the only part of it that worries about whether or not God is going to take care of us.

    Wonderful poetry as well and always.

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    1. thanks for always pointing us to the Word πŸ™‚

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  5. The words so pure and direct from the heart. This is a prayer the Lord most definitely wants to hear us say. God bless you heidi

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Emerald! Be blessed as you seek and find His grace πŸ™‚

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  6. You are a blessing … sigh … Skye … (oh my … :-))

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  7. Sigh….you bless with words and pictures so often. Thank you, Dear Friend. Sigh…beautiful.

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  8. Great poem. Watching birds in the water is always a treat.

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    1. I love to watch them … what a marvelous Maker we have … who cares for them … and so much more for us πŸ™‚

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  9. How beautiful are the ‘little things’ – such a sweet picture of seizing an opportunity found in those cheerful tiny creatures. I love the heart behind these words, Heidi.

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    1. Thank you, dearest Melody! How gracious of our Maker to show us His heart in creation πŸ™‚ Blessings to you!

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      1. Don’t you just love the personality and flair that comes out in the created to show of the Creator? Never a dull moment….

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  10. Oh wow, oh wow–I love this so much, Heidi. God bless you BIG.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, dear poet-friend πŸ™‚ You are a blessing!

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  11. Heidi, I love the picture of the birds bathing in the puddle! How perfectly it goes with your words of grace. He uses even the puddles of despondency for good.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    1. I met them the other day on my walk. It had rained just a little the night before … enough to bring the birds delight in gathering together πŸ™‚ thanks for blessing me with your kind comment, Wendy!

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  12. Heidi you took the words right out of my mouth . . . as I am writing a poem that says just about the same thing. . . God bless you girlfriend and sister in Christ!

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    1. Bless you, dear sister … I suppose that is what the Lord had for both of us today πŸ™‚

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