God’s Friendship: The Air We Breathe

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Jesus is “the Lily of the valley.” The lily of the valley is one of my favorite flowers because its scent perfumes a home, not just a room. He is the true vine. Apart from him, we can do nothing.

Rainbows beam through the prism of light’s glow

Seeds grow through the air that they daily breathe

Flowers bloom through pruning – its ebb and flow

Friendship glistens through trust that never leaves

 

Nothing breathes without God’s nurture that warms

To smooth over life’s deep valleys and eyes’ tears

The rain brings the rainbow spectrum of life’s storms

We drink God’s living water through trying years

 

Let His friendship sprout spring lilies from his light

Let Him rebuke winds and waves that obey him

As we trust his friendship to help our plights

We drink his living water filled to life’s brim

 

His friendship is everything for life to grow

Let’s plant Jesus our holy seed to sow

 

Deirdre M. DeLoatch

 

 

I was inspired to write this poem after an outing to the New York Botanical Garden ¬†with some friends. My friends strengthened and encouraged me as iron sharpens iron. I pray that this poem encourages you to reach out to Jesus, your greatest friend, and to your earthly friends whom have proven themselves worthy. Let’s remember to be fishers of men!

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L to R: Karen, Lunette, Becky, Marilyn, Deirdre, Avionne (our photographer is Sheila)

For further reflection read: Matthew 7:15-20; Matthew 8:23-27; Genesis 9-17.

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God’s Zephyr

God’s spirit moves forever in the mighty wind
Know it is his presence that never ever dims
It is the very air we breathe that softly blows
Feel his very essence his living waters flow
He is the great I am and the bread of our lives
Believe he takes us through and helps us daily strive
God’s wind like his spirit shows his omnipotence
Cease never to show his royal preeminence
His wind trumpets notes of sweet melodious chimes
Lift our hands and voices to praise Him one more time

Deirdre M. DeLoatch

 

I wrote this poem in response to someone who doubts the living God. Although we cannot see the wind, there is evidence all around us that the wind blows. Like wind, God is real; we can look at our lives and see evidence that he exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6). He opens up the eyes of the hearts of those who look for him and enlightens so that we know the far exceeding riches of his glory (Ephesians 1).image

I know God is real. Many things in my life could not have happened except for the presence of a true and living God. In my next post, I will share some evidence! I pray that we all have fresh encounters with Him.

 

For edification read: Ephesians 1; Hebrews 11.

God’s Love

God is the potter we are the molded clay

He is the freshness like the morning dew

That greets at the start of every blue day

Helping us to see our lives so anewimage

 

His love sustains us now and forever

Often when our friends are not to be found

His compassion will never be severed

Lifting us up when our spirits are down

 

Jesus’ love sticks closer than a brother

He shows great grace and mercy at all times

The greatest father and our souls’ lover

We will never need another paradigm

 

Drink in his rivers of abundant loveimage

And taste the sweetness of the greatest dove

 

 

 

For reflection read: Jeremiah 18:3-4; 1 John 4

In His Presence

Keep me in your perfect holy will
Show me how to walk and yet be still
Let me drink in your living waters
‘Cause I’m one of your lovely daughters
Help me to meditate on your word
As I ask others if they have not heard
That you provide rest for the weary soul
There is no other noteworthy goal
But to seek your face and be bold
To tell others you’re the lamb to behold
As my time in your presence never ends
Help me to reflect proudly and say Amen!

Deirdre M. DeLoatch

Key Verses: John 1; Matthew 11; Acts 28; Ephesians 3

Personal Note: Please respect my copyright. Thanks and may God give you an abundant life in his presence.

 

On Calvary: Reflections on Good Friday

 

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Celebrate the life of Jesus Christ
Who died to set us free on Calvary
No one else gave such a sacrifice
Born in a humble place called Galilee
He knew no sin but hung up on a cross
Jesus washed your sins and mine away
Only He could take away our dross
So that we might live eternally
Thank him for he is so most worthy
He bled died and rose for our holiness
Giving life for all not just for the clergy
He’s worthy of such a holy kiss
Let’s lift our hands to him in prayer
No one else will ever be so dear

Deirdre M. DeLoatch

For further reflection and encouragement read, Isaiah 53.

The Melody of Life’s Sorrows: A Poem

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The Melody of Life’s Sorrows

 

Struggles drying up the vibrancy of life

Tornadoes blowing maelstroms of chaos and strife

Heartaches inching closer to life’s destruction

Sorrows blinding wind whipping life like a suction

 

Yet, sensing Jesus’ comforting warm embrace

Lifting my downcast spirit as I run life’s race

Like a cascading waterfall’s melodious sounds

Speaking to me through life’s painful difficult rounds

 

Jesus hides me in the shadow of his wings

With sweetness like a symphony he softly sings

In his secret place he holds and comforts me

Teaching me to trust in him and see life’s glee

 

Loving me with an everlasting grace filled love

Showing me peace’s gentle consuming dove

Urging me to abide daily in his holy vine

Gently adoringly asking me, “Won’t you be mine?”

 

Yes, knowing victory is Him despite my plights

Lifting me from despair to heaven’s greatest heights

Worshiping the beauty of his everlasting reign

Letting me know waiting for Him was not in vain.

Deirdre M. DeLoatch

For further reflection and encouragement read Psalms 150 and 121. Be encouraged God is working.

Heart’s Spring Bloom

 

Renascent

With the blooming of every flower

With the rise of every glorious day

We see Jesus’ spirit and power

Summoning us to love praise and pray

When we see beauty in all God does

When we give him our blooming hearts

We see His amazing steadfast love

In flowers in stars and in fine arts

Let’s wait not to acknowledge his essence

Let’s begin praising our God above

For his creations and his presence

Taking delight in his unending love

Let’s love him praise him like no other

For He sticks closer than a brother

Deirdre M. DeLoatch

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Photo taken by Deirdre M. DeLoatch at the New York Botanical Garden at orchid exhibit

For further reflection, read Psalm 150.