The heart of it all

I see this as an opportunity. 
Oh Lord, create in we,
a clean new heart,
that from You will never depart. 

One that will love You, Lord,
and confess that You are God,
with all our heart, soul and mind.
No longer to remain blind.

Break and remove the heart of stone.
And give a heart for love alone.
A heart of flesh,
to start afresh.

The broken hearted, He heals.
A new heart Lord, no pain to feel.
He binds up old wounds,
ones that keep us bitter and marooned.

Lord, you promised a new heart,
one that worldly things cannot pervert.
Put inside a new spirit,
that follows only Your lyric.

Lord, I don't know Your ways.
But, remembering Joseph and those days.
Sold by his own brothers.
Meant to bring him down and suffer.

I trust in You, Oh Lord.
Let us be Your humble stewards,
and lean not on our own understanding,
of constant anxious, meticulous planning.

Oh Lord God, mighty creator.
Let us not be your debaters.
A new heart, oh Lord,
and a steadfast spirit be the spinal cord.

The flesh and heart may fail.
Things be moving as fast as snail.
But of this new heart, God is the strength,
and my portion forever to whatever extent.

It was a fool's heart that did insist,
a hardend heart claimed God didn't exist.
But the Lord is forgiving and merciful.
And with Him all things become possible.
Against Him we have rebelled.
With pride, we were swelled.

By His wounds, we have been healed.
On the cross, this contract was sealed,
with His blood. An heir not forsaken.
In the matchless name, the ministers of salvation.
Ministering spirits, come unto me.
Your assistance, I invoke thee.

He promised me a new heart.
Old already broken, part by part.
A new spirit,
as promised, within it.

You will seek me and find me,
when you search with all your heart, the key.
Let us see and taste,
our lives not put to waste,
the goodness of our God.
Like Paul, Your praises forever applaud.

He was wounded for our transgressions.
Through divine exchange, I claim protection.
A pierced heart, blood and water gushed forth,
to transform this heart, a spirit rebirth.

The body belongs to me.
I exercise my authority.
And all things work for my good.
Loving the source, through Him, so should.

Please fill this new heart with humble dependence,
to trust not in our worldly possessions.
Create in we a clean heart,
one from You that will never depart.

Fill this heart with agape love.
Completely surrounded, a well-fitted glove.
Nothing in between to separate.
Self-control, only more of the Father, it craves.

Peace and joy.
Serenity to enjoy.
With faith, charity and patience,
to become more and more fragrant.
Good, gentle and kind.
No longer in spirit, be blind.

Break and remove the heart of stone.
And give a heart for love alone.
Denying the flesh, 
to start afresh.


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33 Comments

  1. So beautiful Ruelha. ❀ I need all of those words, but lately I really need these ones:

    "I trust in You, Oh Lord.
    Let us be Your humble stewards,
    and lean not on our own understanding,
    of constant anxious, meticulous planning."

    Mmmmhmmm. That's the second time I have recieved that message today. Think maybe the Lord is trying to get this through to me?" Thanks for sharing. ❀

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    1. TinaaaaaaaaaπŸŽ€πŸ’ŸπŸŽ€πŸ’ŸπŸŽ€πŸ’Ÿ
      I’m so glad something in this poem resonates with you….
      I am pretty much a dodo at discerning the Spirit’s call….but two times ….same message…seems like there’s something in it for you πŸ˜˜πŸ’ŸπŸŽ€πŸ˜˜πŸ’ŸπŸŽ€.
      Take care ….have a beautifully blessed and carefree day Tina.

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    1. Thank you brother Matt….you always say encouraging things πŸ’ŸπŸŽ€πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸŽ€πŸ’Ÿ
      Jesus loves you too 😍

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    1. Yowza and praises to the Most High πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌ….and thanks for reblogging this poem Jonathan πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌ

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  2. This wonderful poem, is one of any number of yours that I can point to, and wonder, how is it possible, she has only been writing poetry for only about one year? You mentioned you don’t know how, but I know how; it is His gift working through you for our edification.
    Like you, I hated books. Poetry was for the elite intellectuals, not for the masses. WordPress has taught me differently, though I still don’t understand some of the poetry I have read.
    When I was in school, I would read the book jacket, change some wording to make it mine, and voila – book report. My parents were always amazed (not) that their son was the only one in the history of education to never have homework. I hated reading, and textbooks made me freeze up with too much data, not enough fun. I longed to be outside.
    As I timidly started to read the Bible, it was with this type of dread. I had to read aloud to my wife because her condition has taken away her ability to hold a book, and also to focus on a page, following words, creates an overstimulation of her brain that prevents further reading. I began reading, expecting to trip over names (which is still true, but no matter) and slog my way through. I soon found, not a Jesus devoid of emotion, but a Man with emotions, feelings and passion, there is an energy of life in the words. This is a story has passion in the words written. It was this reason that I started to add some character and emotional emphasis as dictated by the scenes portrayed, and punctuation of sentences. Reading aloud in this way brought the book came to life for us, and from then on, it was easy to engage with the words.
    Another thing that made me worried, was a centuries old language version that would force me to relearn the english language to read, but these modern english language versions (NIV, NRSV, NASB) were part of what made it more accessible. Now with more confidence, after having reading the New Testament a couple times, we ventured into the Old Testament. Reading aloud I think, makes it easier. Please bear in mind, as I read with emotion and character, I am reading as if it were a good play or movie drama, not a looney tunes Saturday morning cartoon with inappropriate bodily function sound effects, (I save those for the novels).
    You are right, we do read alot. We read from the Bible 1-1 1/2 each morning during and around breakfast. Once that wall I had was torn down, the reading became alive, it then became easy to read it cover to cover in 8-9 months. We have since read it multiple times. We aren’t dissecting as a scholar would, we are reading, learning as we read, and learning new things with each reading. We have certain other daily devotionals we read also in that time. Then for about 3-4 hours, spread throughout the rest of the day, we read novels. Time never existed for me before to do this, but now all my time is with her, part of our together time is “adventuring” through reading.
    We don’t have a youtube account where I can make videos, which is just as well, I have a face perfect for a career in radio. We are not on any social media. This is the first place I have communicated directly online with someone (except e-mail). You though, could be on youtube, it seems some of the products you review, would be perfect for video demonstration. The way you break down the information of each product, I am surprised you are not a professional, as your disclaimers say.
    As to being a bright light, I can say, without fear of bearing false witness, (the evidence makes it very clear-your posts, your interactions with those who reply, the feeling of goodwill for you from all who reply) I can say that you are a wonderful testament to your parents, an excellent role model for younger generations, and because of you, there is a man who is a proud, lucky and thankful husband, who himself wants to be a better person for you, his wife. That, good and kind lady, is an example of a bright light.
    Thank you for sharing with us, the gift He gives through your mind and heart.

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    1. Me too….me too. I hated and still hate reading. I never read anything. All my life when friends recommend a book, I’d joking tell them I’m illiterate. I loved writing essays in school….but that was ages ago and on a very different level.πŸ‘§πŸ»…this blog was started as a makeup and recipe blog…but of the 250 posts so far, about 225 are poems. I don’t know how it went that way and I really can’t reveal the rest of it out here….but this was definitely never the plan…it never could be! πŸ˜…πŸ™ƒ. I can totally relate to how boring it is to read….still is actually. I only read things with ete catching pictures like magazinesπŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜‚….no more than 1 or 2 pages at max🀭🀫…..oh yes…the names….a lot of them are sooooo trickyπŸ€πŸ€”πŸ§πŸ€“πŸ€£πŸ™ˆ….I can imagine….it must be so much fun reading the Bible and doing this together in the most amazing way….oh yes, those old English versions are really intimidating πŸ˜³πŸ˜²πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ™†β€β™€οΈπŸ™ˆ….Haha….no no, I’m imagining a very nice and effective enjoyable way to digest and feed on the Word, not cartoons. It seems like time well spent…both with family and God. It’s such a beautiful combination. Maybe someday I’ll be able to do that….spend beautiful amount of quality time reading scriptures with my family. I have a feeling you’d do a fine job narrating the Bible and making it fun and engaging everyone who watches you….think about it maybe.πŸ€©πŸŽ€πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸŽ€πŸ€©πŸŽ€ Oh my….those last few sentences were heavy…..I wish they come true…I really cannot accept any as of today though. But thank you so much for such kind words. I really am not a worthy recipient though.πŸ’πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™ƒπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™ƒπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™ƒπŸ’
      Thank you so much gldn2th for sharing these bits with me. Have a very blessed evening. And really….think about YouTube….you’d be a blessing to many. I don’t know too much but I have a couple of videos on youtube that I had made long ago. I stopped as I don’t have a laptop or computer anymore since 7 months now and it’s difficult to manage video making and editing from my phone. I’m not tech savvy at all….but I could help you with bare basics if you reconsider. πŸ€©πŸ’πŸŽ€πŸŒ·πŸ’πŸŽ€πŸŒ·πŸ€©
      Take care….warm wishes

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