Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Days of Awe

Recently God gave me an encouragement for the dearest of friends. While I would never disrespect our friendship by broadcasting an identity, as the days passed and I prayed over this word, I was seized with a desire to lay hold of it for myself, my family and all those whom I love, even for our country. So I offer it now in print for anyone who would hold fast to it and God for a blessing.

To my dear friend, know this is daily in my prayers to come to pass and bring special grace to your much loved life.

The Days of Awe

The days of loss are past
as one season yields ground to another.
The days of multiplication are at the door.
Courage. Courage as never before.
Daring obedience.
Old wounds close forever.
All is newness.
Break the bread of celebration.
Spill joy from its
overflowing cup.
Life speaks
All is gratitude.
Gratitude in bed and barn
in heart and limb
in friendship
and field.
Misery is stricken,
wounded mortal
and cast down.
Life is uplifted
and heroic,
in love.

Psalm 20:4-6
New International Version (NIV)

May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the LORD grant all your requests.

Now this I know:
The LORD gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.

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