Category: as my heart speaks…

finding joy in exhaling love thoughts in words as my mind speaks through my heart…

as my heart speaks … of being stuck

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Being stuck.

The space around you closes in like a box that strangles you seemingly with no escape.

It surrounds you like a claustrophobic trap sucking your breath like it is your last.  This encumbrance that seems to paralyze your movement pins you to a spot not by choice but by chance.  A limiting moment that clips your time to its bare minimum because you are devoid of rights, creative pursuits, freedom and options.

Being stuck in an emotional state is worse.  It constraints wholeness.  It leaves you empty, unsure and even lost.

I am praying to be unstuck.

Words seem to escape my fortitude in order to form a sentence, a thought, a dream, a desire even a memory to be able to make a picture, a catalyst, a promise, or an inspiration.  I have tried but I have failed much.

But I know that by God’s grace, He will hold my heart in His so I can form my words to speak about HIM, to share His love through the things I see and live His dream to make a difference in any small way I can.

I know He will unlock the chains that bind my heart to celebrate Him, my Lord will allow me to once again sing Him praises through my life that He blesses and I know I will remain to be stuck on Him for always, abiding in His love forever.

as my heart speaks… of being alone

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When we feel as if we are alone, speak to our heart and feel it respond with a tap like it says we are not.

Because we are really never alone.

God is intimately present in our life even when we forget or simply refuse to know that HE quietly awaits for us to connect with HIM. He yearns for us to depend on Him all the time to cast our burden to Him and free us from hurt or loneliness.  But as stubborn as we are, we uphold our own strength that is feeble in His.  We trust our choices that hold no promise when made beyond God’s will.  We even forsake His truth when ours is far from it.  We shun from anything that speaks of God when we focus on everything that is about us.

We are such a contradiction, a defiance of grace.  Yet, even if undeserving, our God loves us beyond anything we can imagine, more than enough to remind us that we are never alone.

as my heart speaks … of a bump

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A bump could be an unseen elevation from a blind vantage point that can cause damage or harm… yet, it can be a good thing.

In the busyness of life, we become trapped in a routine that needs to be accomplished before getting into yet another conventional circumstance.  Experiencing a “bump on the road”  can thwart us from becoming mere zombies who are caught up in the trap of the usual.

A bump,

…awakens us from the most passionate desire to succeed
…reminds us of the more important things we have forgotten
…shakes us to feel again
… jolts us to realize that we are not alone
…makes us stop everything so we can look up
…allows us to simplify our lives

A bump, after all, is a good thing.

as my heart speaks… of simple things

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the complicated life is a burden,
like restricting fun when playing in the garden.

believe that all things happen for a reason,
accept it every moment at any season.

embrace simplicity,
breathe humility …
of intention,
of inspiration,
of decision,
of conviction.

it will lead us to appreciate the trivial,
even if the task is beyond menial.

because when simple things speak,
the summit of truth beams at its peak.

 

as my heart speaks… of quiet

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listen to the echoes of silence,
and hear the reply of absence.

catch the merging throbs of heartbeats,
and be still in their warm repeats.

heed the sound of dreams,
that pacify a lover’s theme.

lend an ear to the enveloping peace,
that embraces the soul without cease.