“But very truly I tell you,
it is for your good that I am going away.
Unless I go away,
the Advocate will not come to you;
but if I go, I will send him to you.
When he comes,
he will prove the world to be in the wrong
about sin and righteousness and judgment:
about sin, because people do not believe in me;
about righteousness, because I am going to the Father,
where you can see me no longer;
and about judgment,
because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes,
he will guide you into all the truth.
He will not speak on his own;
he will speak only what he hears,
and he will tell you what is yet to come.
He will glorify me because it is from me
that he will receive what he will make known to you.
All that belongs to the Father is mine.
That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me
what he will make known to you.”
– John 16:7-15
Thanks be to God.
I celebrate 6 months of blogging today, so here again is my first ever post – a poem which means a lot to me, 10 years in the making.
Thank you to my family and prayer triplet for their support of my efforts since I began writing in earnest, and to everyone who has viewed my blog, followed, encouraged or challenged – I had no idea at the start what a wonderful community I was joining, and it is a joy to be part of what you are all doing, around the world, every day.
The last word must give all glory to God – because without Him there would be no point! May He bless you all today and every day! Amen!
Time to stop running, take in what’s around you,
Breathe in my Spirit, fill your lungs with my breath,
Stop; close your eyes, feel My warmth in the sunlight,
Stop; clear your mind; stop, my child, stop.
Need to keep running Lord,
Too scared to stop.
Too scared to see You,
Too scared of Your call.
Too scared of what You want,
Too scared to listen;
Too scared of the hardship
Your way may mean.
Stop running scared – I have a better race for you;
Time to have courage – it is there within;
Time to be strong, stand up and be counted;
Too long have you run away; stop now, turn back.
I know it is hard my child – draw your strength from Me,
Have faith in My promises, and yield to My plans.
Trust in My wisdom; trust – do not worry,
Through you – My…
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