Pondering The Poetic Heart
Pondering the Poetic Heart is a place to guide our spirits into place of contemplative rest. As a poet, I long to encourage you to find hope and healing through the process of reflecting on God, love, life, and all things that capture the spirit through the written word.
In the month of November, I will lead us through a time of thanksgiving through my 30 Days of Thanksgiving Poems. In December we will ring the bells of Christmas. There will also be other times through the year when we will celebrate love, just for fun poetry, and more. I pray this will be a place of loving contentment for all of us.
The one thing about rivers is, they don’t stand still.
Rivers travel. They bubble and gurgle, always flowing somewhere. But they don’t get stagnant.
Rivers don’t give up. They don’t quit. No matter how many rocks and hills and logs might be in their way, rivers always find a way around their obstacles.
Sometimes I lament I cannot hear God’s voice. He isn’t answering my prayers. He doesn’t seem to even know I exist. But the question I must ask myself is this: Am I seeking God with my whole heart, or am I just throwing a quick prayer into the air hoping He’ll hear me and reply?
Jeremiah 29:13 states, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Did you catch that? “When you search for Me with all your heart.”
Not half-hearted. Not a flip of a coin or a toss of wish. No, it must be, with your WHOLE heart
One of my favorite Christmas Songs is called, The Shepherd's Prayer. This song is a poem about the nativity scene coming to life and the shepherd boy asking to be moved closer to the Christ Child. I, too, wish to be moved closer to Jesus at Christmastime. I pray you might be moved to do the same.