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Desires Of Your Heart
by Christina Hammond
06/03/05
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It is easy to miss His voice
When you stop listening
When He becomes nothing more
Than the silent figurehead
Of a faith that dims in your heart
Only to be paraded or placed on display -
A model or a sculpture
Never to be touched or experienced
Something attractive to look at
But never truly examined
Something that once served a purpose
But is now cast aside
And taken for granted
And doubt creeps into your being
As you push His presence away
And bitterness and fear
Root within your soul
Grasping and fighting
And clinging and writhing
And you begin to pass over
The small things that tugged your heart
The way the morning sun
Colors the sky in brilliance
Or how in the early twilight
The sky appears as of a fire
Sinking low into the horizon
Or how the laugh of a child
Amuses your ears
With clear, enchanting melodies

But God is real.
His love is authentic and sincere
And though at times His presence
May seem obscured and go unfelt
Like a desert wilderness
With no hope to be refreshed
He has never left your side
You are never alone.
And while your life may have veered
From the course you once considered
Donít push God aside
And donít lose heart
For His ways are just and true
His paths are straight
His timing
His will
His thoughts towards you
You were fearfully and wonderfully made
And He knows your thoughts
Your fears
Your deepest desires Ė
He knows them all
And He will cover you with love
Like the blanket that swaddles a babe
And as He cares and nurtures you
He allows you to grow and learn
And push away
And come back to Him
And ask the questions
And feel the pain
And experience uncertainty
And mature in His joy
And pass along His love
And pursue the desires
That once grew within your heart.
He put those desires there
And watered them
And weeded them
And still they grow
Though youíve lost the vision
For but a moment
He watches with delight
As you once again discover
The person He has created.
Donít lose heart.
Donít fall into bitterness,
And donít lose heart
For it will all come to pass
Perhaps not in the sight
You once imagined
Perhaps not in the timing
You thought real
Perhaps not in the way
You so clearly knew
For He is right there
By your side
Guiding you
Strengthening you
Changing you
Challenging you
Knowing you
Loving you
And setting you high
Above your own little world
Of self-doubt
And troubled thought
And uncertain paths
You will ride in the
Heights of the earth
So donít lose heart,
Donít fall into bitterness
And donít lose heart.



If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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