Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fill My Emptiness

Tree Against Sky with Heart Shaped Cloud Photographic Print

Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23

Create in me a clean heart, Oh God,
And renew a right spirit in me.

Create in me, Lord....a pure heart, yes. But Father, even more.

Create in me. . . .(out of nothing for that's what creation means) an expectant heart. May I stand on tiptoe waiting each moment in joyous anticipation for what You are going to do!

Create in me an enthusiastic heart- "en theo" - meaning "in God", God in me, filled to overflowing with You Lord!

Create in me a laughing heart - one that sees the serendipities of an autumn leaf and mist upon the mountains and hears the chuckle of a child.

Create in me a heart of integrity - to be real, not to talk above my walk, not to try to impress. Create in me a caring heart - tender toward the hurts and happenings of others, more concerned with their needs than my own.

Create in me an attentive heart - able to hear Your whisper, and moment by moment listen to Your voice.

Create in me a contented heart - at peace with the circumstances of life.

Create in me a hungry heart - longing to love you more, desiring your Word, reaching.... stretching.... for more of you.

Creator Lord, create in me.
Amen.


'Fill My Emptiness' by Carole Mayhall
Scripture from New Living Translation
Photo: ‘Tree Against Sky With Heart-shaped Cloud’
Photographer: Henryk T. Kaiser

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such a lovely 'heartfelt' post!

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  2. Very beautiful, Adrienne ~ I need to finish my song, "Lord, give me a heart after Thee..."

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  3. Yes, create in me too Lord! I am having a welcome fall party on Tuesday. I'd love it if you'd join in.
    ((hugs)) Rhondi

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  4. Amen, A beautiful prayer. Thank you Adrienne.

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  5. Love your list.

    Port Williams Lavender Farm is located in Sequim, WA. About a 4 hour drive from Portland.

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  6. ohhhhh.....this is so beautiful!!! and it was beautiful to meet you at DeepWoods,too....

    Heart Hugs,
    Coleen

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  7. When my heart needs renewing and my spritual life is languishing, I pray this Psalm... Thank you so much for sharing the Poem to go with it. Love this post!

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  8. So beautiful - the encouragement *and* the amazing picture.

    jAne at tickleberry farm

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