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

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  1. 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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  2. “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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    • 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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