Open Me

Sunrise snowy morning 015Open my eyes to the souls next to me.
Open my vision to hearts who can’t see.

Open my ears so their cries I can hear.
Open my life, living Christ’s hope – not fear.

Open my arms to the hurt and the lost.
Open my wallet not counting the cost.

Open my hands to release what I own.
Open my house – for the hurt make a home.

Open my mouth to speak Words of my King.
Open the floodgates for praises to ring.

Open the Word so that I understand.
Open my mind, know Your strong leading hand.

Open my soul for Your Spirit to reign.
Open my heart, own just Christ, my true gain.

Isaiah 58'10

(Heidi Viars, 2013)

33 responses to “Open Me”

  1. Beautiful. ❤ Have a wonderful Christmas, Heidi.

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    1. Thank you Anna. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas as well. ❤️

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  2. Ah! Gorgeous pictures!

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    jacobihaveloved

    Absolutely beautiful. A life completely open to Jesus is a life worth living!

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    1. Thanks you so much for stopping by. May He help us to be continually open to His leading! Blessings to you!

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  4. This is so beautiful! Maybe your “1 word” for this year could be open??

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    1. last year my word was “surrender” … I am not quite ready to surrender that and think I might make that my 1 word … for the year … and my life 🙂 thanks for stopping in!

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      1. That is a pretty awesome word…don’t blame you for hanging on to that one!

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  5. Beautiful photo and poem. May we all be open to the Lord this year and what He has for us. Have a blessed 2014!

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    1. Thank you Shelly. I wish you and your family a blessed 2014 as well.

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    1. Thanks for your visit … and a happy and blessed New Year 🙂

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  6. Simply beautiful Heidi! Have a blessed new year my blog friend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, friend… Wuensche Dir ein gesegnetes und frohes Neues Jahr!

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      1. Danke! Ich wünsche dir auch ein gesegnetes neues Jahr&viele Erlebnisse mit unserem großen Gott!

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  7. Amen…. So many of your prayers echo what’s in my heart, but you express it so well and so beautifully.

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    1. What a marvelously beautiful God who intimately encourages our hearts … even through each other 🙂 Much love to you, Rene!

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      1. Much love to you, too, Heidi!

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  8. Open me — beautiful… This is my prayer too — to be always open to His will and His way… God bless you Heidi!

    Love,
    Cheryl

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    1. It seems much easier to me to write poetry about it, rather than allowing Him to crack my hardened heart and surrender it all … But He is so trustworthy, isn’t He! …. much love to you, Cheryl~

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  9. Heidi, I love the verse and picture you put together. This a wonderful word for us to meditate and reflect on with obedience to follow.

    2014 Blessings ~ Wendy

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    1. Isaiah 58 reveals so much about the heart of God and was the moving force behind this poem. I have read through it this past year many times. Actually verses 8-12 are such an incredible promise to us that He goes with us when we spent ourselves on behalf of the broken. He has proven that to me so powerfully this year, And yet, I struggle to let go …
      I am grateful He is patient! New Year’s blessings to you, dearest Wendy!

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  10. What a perfect prayer poem for us to start the New Year with! Thank you and God bless you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie for coming by… I pray we are willing to let Him open those places and then freely surrender all to Him. Blessings to you in 2014, dear blogging friend!

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  11. Oh wowza, I’m lovin’ this, Heidi. God bless you BIG–Blessed New Year! love, sis Caddo

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    1. So glad you stopped in … and thank you for those BIG blessings 🙂 Happy New Year and much ♥ to you!

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  12. Beautiful poetry – to open our hearts, our homes – what inspiring sentiment for the New Year – and I love. love too how when we do this our gloom is as bright as noonday! Happpy New Year Heidi!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by. Happy New Year to you as well!

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  13. Beautiful! Both the words and the picture. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for you visit! Many blessings to you in 2014 🙂

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