"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, July 8, 2011

heart's cry

Heart's Cry
Debbie Penington 
July 7, 2011


All the day I try to pray but naught comes forth but fear
Through the night I toss about afraid of what is near
Tomorrow may change my circumstances
So I keep throwing backward glances
Hoping I might hang on tight to all that I hold dear

Quiet daughter.  Hear me now.
Close your ears and hear.

Stumbling forward eyes wide open why can I not see
Wishing to regain my sight I blindly reach for thee
Grasping with my hands to find
Just what is and is not mine
Wishing I could figure out what you have planned for me

Be still my daughter.  Take a look.
Close your eyes and see

If only I could recollect the things I know are true
If only I could stop my mind from seeing things askew
Start and stumble toss and tumble
Float about my mind a jumble
Reaching, flailing, looking, crying, calling out for You

Quiet daughter.  Hear me now.
Close your ears and hear.

Seek me with your heart this time.
See that I am near.

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Oh elation heart wide open ears closed now I hear.
Jesus, oh my sweet salvation all that I hold dear
No more fear I stumble not
I've found the joy that I forgot
It's flooding back in praise I sing a song to you in prayer 

Sing my daughter.  Sing out now.
Your heart is listening, sing!

I'm singing Lord.  My praises ring.
To you I gladly sing!

I'm singing Lord.  I gladly sing.
My heartfelt offering.


Blessings, Debbie

33 comments:

  1. such a nice post!!! love the name of your blog...i have lots of posts about chickens on my blog, but my blog name wouldn't elude to that lol

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  2. Beautiful. I have few words for this, but my heart understands...I do know these words you are saying...Quiet daughter. Hear me now. Close your ears and hear...

    xo

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  3. A beautiful post for Spiritual Sundays. I wish you a blessed weekend.

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  4. I could just ditto what Sherri B. said... Your expression/writing is beautiful... Blessings to you dear, Debbie... tanna

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  5. Wow! The sermon at our convention last night was based on Paul's word to Timothy - God hasn't given us a spirit of fear but of POWER, LOVE and a SOUND MIND or SELF CONTROL. Your poem (and maybe your circumstances) echo this!

    Debbie, this is beautifully written. I pray that the truth and beauty of your own words will lift you and carry you to new and God-glorifying circumstances. Keep singing, my friend!

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  6. this is really nice. Hope you have a perfect weekend.

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  7. I understand your sentiments so very much Debbie. So the fog is starting to lift!

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  8. Beautiful....seems God is answering our prayers for you! Sing,girl,sing! :-)

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  9. Your poem reminds me of David's Psalms - starts out in lament and ends in victory!

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  10. THANKS! for stopping by and for this!!!

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  11. Oh, Debbie! How beautiful - hitting a commonplace in my own heart, here! I shall be following you and your adventures with such a beautiful family! Thanks so much for visiting at The Writer's Reverie! Hope you'll come back and follow along with my adventures, too, as I make do some re-arranging of routines this year. New challenges to meet and old joys returning and so many precious sisters in blogworld to share them with!
    Be blessed - you are a blessing!
    Joy!
    Miss Kathy

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  12. Very sweet and I can hear your heart's cry.
    Blessings to you my friend.

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  13. P.S. Just taking a look around your place and wow - we have a lot in common - Tasha, homeschooling (mine are grown now) and we totally do Civil War Balls! We have a big one coming up in September to celebrate our town's 150th anniversary! Gotta get my new bodice happening!
    Joy!
    Miss Kathy

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  14. Oh my goodness, this is just wonderful. I wish that I had the gift of writing poetry. I don't, but I definitely have the love of it. It's one of my favorite things.

    This would make a beautiful song.
    In fact, I was kind of singing the refrain in my head. I'm not sure of the tune, but that has never stopped me before.

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  15. So beautiful and I know the Lord hears your prayer and will gather close to you to walk beside you. I will continue to lift you in prayer and to be held in His mighty arms.

    Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC ( sweet sister in Christ)
    -Mary

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  16. A beautiful and touching poem. And God said " Be still and know that I am there." Have a peaceful weekend Debbie. JB

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  17. Oh Debbie...so well said and spoken...been there a lot lately and yes, getting to the point of singing and letting Him restore our joy. I think that is what David did over and over again in Psalms. Blessings and prayers for you during this time.
    Hugs,

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  18. I saw a comment that you made on another blog and the title of yours {no spring chicken} intrigued me. Then . . . when I got to your blog - you look pretty young to me. A cute spring chicken indeed {even though you’ve been married 26 years!}. I enjoyed poking round your blog – Thanks, Mary

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  19. "Seek me with your heart this time..."
    This it the line that spoke to my heart...thank you so much for the whole wonderful thing.
    Sing your heart out!

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  20. This is beautiful. It is so wonderful that God wants to speak with us. Thank you for the encouragement.

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  21. A very timely word. Thanks for the poem and the ministry.

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  22. That is just beautiful, thank you.

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  23. Oh my...simply a beautiful prayer and post!
    Blessings,
    Gayle

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  24. Lovely heart-felt poem. Thank you for sharing it.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  25. Debbie,
    So beautiful. Beautiful truth.
    Thank you, Lord---
    For loving me anyway.

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  26. Beautiful prayer, sounds like the Lord ha definately speaking to your heart.
    Blessings

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  27. Aloha Debbie..
    Thanks for stopping by with your encouraging words. I see through your post that you also have the gift of words. The Holy Spirit is truly whom I depend on as I journey through the poetry of words. Yours spoke to me, it's message was for me. Thank you from my heart!!

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  28. Reminds me of "be still and know that I am God." I like this.

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  29. Yours? Excellent. Gumbo Lily and I hear the same scripture in it. I don't mean to be so silent, but I am spinning just now - and your song was like a personal message. So many of us, in blogging, don't mention our faith directly. But when it happens, it is refreshing and dear and strengthening. You have a wonderful heart, and I am honored to know you and to share friendship with you. And to share faith with you. Don't we ache that we could share this core truth and foundation and hope and joy with every person we love? Even if the words are different, and our view of the details varies - the central truth is where we warm our hands. Ah- Lord. Thank you.

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  30. Wow just beautiful Debbie. B

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  31. this touched me greatly - I could sense the deep felt prayer in song as I read along - the need to be heard - the want to be listen to and how it all came to be -- we are not forgotten daughters of God - we just need to slow down and sing a snog in a heart felt prayer = that's the repairing of our soul we need..

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  32. This was wonderful; and I am so impressed with your Christian testimony.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments.

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