Heard my Desperate Cry

July 24, 2011

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I know you love me
You heard my desperate cry
My life has been changed
 
You gave a vision
There is hope in your story
For the wounded ones
 
Trouble and sorrow
I was born in that chaos
Light in the darkness
Illuminated a hope
I arose from the ashes
 
Compassion drew me
A gracious and tender life
Invited me to peace
Found a place to rest my soul
A mystery I have lived
 
My words will be few
(except on my blog)
My life will tell the story
The way I live speaks loudest
Actions speak truth
What I say and what I do
When aligned will bring joy
 
I know how to live
Love delivered me to joy
Death is defeated
Tears will no longer blind me
Desperation is in the past
 
I have made a vow
To live, love, and give myself
To being present
With people who are seeking
To define reality
 
Relationships are rich
Because I have been on this quest
Listening to my questions
Honestly searching
Always growing and learning
Solitude the secret
 
God is who He is
Silence raises awareness
Of a sacred space
God speaks loud in the quiet
Are you willing to listen
 
© Terry S. Smith
July 23, 2011
Written after meditating on Psalm 116.
 
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A New Day

July 9, 2011

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It’s your voice I want to hear
The noise in my head is great
The noise is desolation
Your’s consolation
 
I will choose your love
Your majesty above all
Your kindness calls me
To receive your forgiveness
And to forgive all others
 
Terry S. Smith
July 9, 2011
Written after reading Jesus Calling, Deuteronomy 30:20, Romans 12:12, Genesis 1:27.
 

Awakening to Love

July 4, 2011

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My soul in the dust
Your words can revive me
Teach me your ways
Create in me a hunger
To know you and follow you
 
Let me grasp your real presence
Meditate on your wonder
My grief is overwhelming
I sit in despair
 
No one seems to care
An obstacle many face
Where are my friends
Is there anyone to see
The brokenness of my soul
 
I have found there’s only one
Who sees me and knows me well
A mysterious treasure
Let your love break through
 
Your law has become my joy
It reveals deliverance
It is sweet like the honey
On the honeycomb
 
Jesus fulfilled the law
Entered the depth of my pain
Made it possible to see
The heart of my God
 
He sends the Holy Spirit
To comfort in my weakness
Give power when I’m afraid
Renew the Father’s love
 
Hold me when I cannot move
Speak for me when I cannot speak
Secure me in my deepest place
Just be still, let go
 
A decision I can make
When I sit in unbelief
I can choose to believe him
One who chose to love
 
Remember the times
Meditate on his story
Consider his love
It is personal to you
Just come to him as you are
 
I’ll run to your commands
For they have set my heart free
“I bind myself to do your will”
I will choose your love
 
© Terry S. Smith
June 28, 2011
The line in quotations is from The Abbey Psalter of Psalm 119:25-32.
Written after meditating on Psalm 119.