Morning Star

You are the morning star,
let me see you shine in the mornings,
and when i feel the sun going down on my soul.

You are the bright light that rises above the skyline, the joy that rises in my throat and brings me peace.

mark this day with Your star, Your light.

…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross…(Hebrews 12:2 NIV)

i don’t want to run before i can walk.
i do want to be released into being me, as i am joyful in that you wonderfully made me and love every part of me.

i don’t want to run ahead of You,
i do want to always to be sure that i can, at any time be still and certain that, You are God.

i do want to grow in You, in Your shadow, and be of Your light.
i do want Your spirit to live in me, within me.

remind me how to throw off every offence that i wish to carry or collect along the way.
remind me how to throw of every self-righteous pain or hurt or any indignation that i see fit to pick up needlessly.
nudge me from collecting anything that might stop me from being the person You made me to be. that might stop me running forward, without distraction.

…Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us… (Hebrews 12:1 NIV)

i do want to live the life i was created for, not the life i was born and grown into.
i do want to stop adopting my own means of survival.
and always, i do want my head to be turned towards the Son with the warmth against my skin.
the Son that never ceases to shine.

Amen

a new chapter, a new book
2015

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