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I Can’t!

• Right up front I will let you know, this is a bit longer than usual. A part of the story, that was laid on my heart this week; to write and share. May it be a blessing, may it move you… closer to His heart!

For as far back as my heart can remember, I can see how God’s love; has been my refuge. Before my heart knew how to breathe, He was already my breath. Whenever my soul wanted to hide from the world, Hide and Seek; what the heart within a silent river, played day after day. My heart knew how to be quiet, but my soul restless; not yet knowing the stillness. But God, His love always knew; exactly where to find my heart. When my soul started the seeking; His love, what my heart found… every time. The heart of a child, didn’t yet know how to truly feel; but my soul, within an embrace. Why my heart can say, without any hesitation; I Can’t… do anything on my own. Every day is a fight, but never a struggle… for my heart. Even when my heart didn’t yet understand, my soul knew a long time ago; who I am, and who is the breadth. My heart can breathe, but I Can’t… take a breath; if not through His love!

He says I can do all things, but I know; only if His love… is what moves me. He says I’m a conqueror, but I couldn’t win a single battle; in my own strength. I can tell ten thousand stories, in my own words, but I still wouldn’t be able to move a single heart. If His love wasn’t the breath, breathing through each verse. I could repeat a thousand times; I think I can, I think I can. We can say all the right words, but it takes faith to believe… you can. When I stumble, I don’t have to worry about the fall. He died, so His love can show a heart… how to rise again. So many think, that I am so strong; but I tell you the truth. I would be truly weak, if His love wasn’t the power… that moves within. What can ever compare, to the greatest love; a heart will ever know?

Let me share with you, why iWirte. Why my heart is just the pen, His love forever the ink. About ten years ago, I had a moment, an encounter; a shift within my heart and soul. I was a Christian for twenty four years, doing everything asked of my heart. Head down, heart wide open; but the journey. One faithful step forward, only to see all the footprints; get washed away. A heart devastated, just like that little boy; a heart feeling so alone. But God, He took my heart; back through the pages of my life. To show, to reveal to my heart; the times when His love… never left me. That it was His love pulling me through, from what should have broken my spirit. You see, my praying grandmother made sure from I could walk; that God’s love, would be a part of my life. Even though He had a hold of my soul, I didn’t give Him my heart; until the age of fifteen. After giving my heart, the focused was just one thing; His love. My heart was so in love, but why not. Unbeknownst to the heart of a child, God was loving on my soul… for fifteen years!

I don’t believe in fairy tales, I trust in God. There is truly nothing in the world, I want, there’s nothing my heart will ever need; than this love. The search for love was over, the very moment I could clearly see. There’s a captivating love story, written on my heart. Why my soul no longer needs to hide, because my heart will forever seek. I Can’t, I Couldn’t, I Won’t, I Don’t… want to breathe, or even take a breath. If this love, is not what moves my heart. A textbook introvert, gave his heart. To receive sight, through an awoken soul. This love will always have my heart, for when I needed it the most; His love hovered. Creating within my soul, a deeper meaning to love. I Can’t do nothing; But, God Can… do it all. Joy, Hope, Peace, Strength; a Refuge. I Can’t even take credit, for who I am. His Story, His Voice; my heart; but His Love… within. Father, everything my soul has ever searched for, found complete… in You!

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Forever; The Dance!

Forever, what it seems like. Your love, my heart; this dance. As a child, I couldn’t yet recognize; it was an unfamiliar lyric. But even though my heart wasn’t familiar with the rhythm; Your love, was the song. The Lover of my soul, what You are. My first love, the ever last; the best love my heart has ever known. The love that stills, is the love that moves; soulfully. A slow waltz, a sweet lullaby; how Your love, won the heart of a babe. A heart trying to know love, a heart needing to understand true love. It was in the quietness, alone within the stillness of my soul; where my heart was held close!

But then, there was the coming of age; a boy to a teen. A heart held within an embrace, the slow waltz; turned into a slow dance. A heart beginning to know love, a love slowly breaking down the walls. There came a day, the day I invited You in; to dance forever. Young love, a teenage heart; but it was total surrender. Oh, Lord; You, me. A heart wide open, forever exposed. It seems like just yesterday, the summer of 2019; marks thirty four years. Your love, my heart; embraced in a forever dance. A heart learning how to trust, a soul now knowing what it truly is to be loved. Unconditionally, within a forever embrace. A heart forever moved, by the rhythm of Your love; dance with me!

But then, the lover of my soul; introduced my heart to another. A love so real, a dance partner to share the dance. How unselfish, how utterly thoughtful; to let my heart dance with another. It wasn’t a tap out, but a tap in… to a master plan. How two hearts become whole, through a slow dance; through a lifetime commitment. Oh turn the music up, this is my jam; You Are My Lady, dance with me. Oh girl, I see it in your eyes; your love dances, forever with my heart. Sweet lady, the lover of my soul; wants our love to dance, into forevermore. That love will always be first, the one true love; my heart has ever known. So Milady, are you truly willing; to be a part of this dance, share this heart of mine?

Lady, put your heart forever into my hands; and dance with me. I promise, this love will never be; just a song and dance, this love is forever. Let my love, play throughout your hearts and soul; ALWAYS, our forever song. God’s love is the candlelight, our hearts forever the flame. If we fan the flame, His love will light up our heart; to forever bask in the Afterglow. Lord, whenever I get lost for words, Your love doesn’t even have to say a word. Take me by the heart, dance with me forever. Let the world disappear, all I need to see; just Your heart. Words can’t even begin to express the feelings, this slow dance; this forever embrace!

Real Love, falling in love every time our hearts meet; the hold, that just won’t let go. A presence that leaves a heart breathless, forever swept away. Lord, lady; what we have here, it’s all I truly need, to know I’m loved. Small still whispers, how this love began. I will forever hold tight, Your love; I keep it close to my heart. During the business of my mind, my heart will always take moments to reflect. Lord, a quiet stroll through Your heart; how I get to in Your love. Every day, the dawn of every morning; it’s another embrace. A kiss upon my heart, then out into our Forever; The Dance, within my heart!

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Here In!

Here in, where Your love is found. To fathom the true love therein, is to go beyond surface… emotions. To understand profound, but change by the understanding. It will never be about what feels good, but what’s truly deeper felt. What others call deep, may still be a heart not knowing. A soul never experiencing, what is deeply moved. It requires a deeper dive, into deep places. The jump in, but being forever submerged. To truly know breathless, starts in the wanting. To Experience a true drowning, to become soul alive… within. In the depth, in the deeper knowing. In the stillness, within the listening. Therein, the whisper in, the taking in, the moving; love in, with every breath. Quiet my heart, still my soul. To hear in the stillness, under the quiet; every breadth. Here in, and to the end of days; my heart will carry the love… boldly. Your love knows my name, my heart, my soul.

A pouring out from within, to have faith in made new. Your love therein, how a heart walks in victory. Abiding within, overcoming; the power therein. To conquer the unknown, a giant called fear. Here in, Your love is the true comforter. Strength beyond the physical, peace within; perplexing to the natural understanding. Man made fire cannot burn up, Your love is the fire. The passion within, the flame upon the heart. The eternal flame, a soul knowing consuming; a heart burning from the Here in. The battlefield is in the mind, no battle can defeat a heart. When Your love is the presence, that fights therein. You hold my hand, and forever Here in, by the heart. Therein, the world are some of the darkest night. But, be still to know. How to trust the love Here in; heart and soul. Where confidence is found, to know that even though the dark surrounds. Let your faith see past the darkness, it’s just a momentary reign. Therein, the light still shines; wherein, hope forever found.!

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A Message; There’s A Place!

There’s a place, a stream filled… with so much love. There’s a river, the love flows deep and wide. Deeper than an ocean, with a love so pure. Come with your heart wide open, the depth for you to find. A place where, your soul can have an endless fill; from a love so deeply felt. There’s a place, where love is the everlasting overflow. A place where true hope is found, and faith gets restored. The love comes in like a flood; to soothe your fears, and overwhelm the heart… with love. Doubts are washed away, but the heart forever swept away. A love that will test the heart, but faithful the love will be. A love on a hill, climb to the top. Half way up, still half way down. Believe you can, trust you will; encounter breathless!

In this place, the love, the light; will forever shine. In this place, there’s no shadows. Nothing can outshine, nothing will compare. This love will never be eclipsed, by what you believe to be; the darkest days. The love will shine on you, in you, for you; forever through you. In this place, sickness truly powerless; for a love beyond powerful. When the moment, is called a heart broken. In this place, a heart knowing the true power of this love. Will see the true beauty within, fix what may seem to you as shattered. A place, where love knows your name, show a heart forever cherished. A place, where a heart can find real love, abundant joy; true peace. To become a soul on fire, a heart burning up what tries to get a stronghold. When the love, is truly the flame upon your heart. Surrender the heart, become a soul surrendered to the love. A life living free, in the forever reign. So, where can you find this place; At the Cross!

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39 AMP

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Living, in You!

The height, the length, the breadth; a love that exceeds the imagination. Expand the mind, expand the heart; expand the soul. Increased hope, increased faith, increased depth; to the true understanding. Stretch the heart, stretch the soul; stretch futile thinking. A heart not knowing, a soul; not experiencing. Eyes can’t see, ears cannot hear; an infinite love, beyond breathless. Through every heartbeat, how the soul truly comprehends; the move… in, every breath. A heart flexible to be moved, a soul elasticized to know; resilience in the everlasting breath. A mind not willing to bend, to the power of others will. A heart that won’t adjust truth, to fit what others believe. Leaving the heart and soul vulnerable; to a mind easily deceived!

When the breadth pushes up against my soul, it’s not the push back; but the breathe deeply. In my soul, my heart will boldly carry the love; and display the resounding beauty. For You, by You, in You; through You, true living. Within the refuge, the sanctuary. Under the canopy, the hiding place. Living in grace, living in the deepest place. Living, seeing, believing, knowing, trusting. Training the mind and body, readying the heart and soul. For the speaking, the hearing, the listening; said underneath every breath. In being, in stillness, in You; where love abides. Life, meant to be lived with meaning. A heart beating, knowing the true purpose; the soul Living, In You!

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A Story; Closer, to Your Heart!

I didn’t realize, that your heart wasn’t tightly; pressed up against my soul. I vowed, to keep it close. Never let your love not be, what forever moves my heart. You must surely know, and completely understand; I was busy, “trying to keep up with the Jones.” You see, it’s really not my fault; even though you had to watch from a distance, our hearts drifting apart. Okay, it absolutely was, me, myself, I… did leave you waiting. Looking, longing, wanting; to be closer. We were already close, and I knew your love was there, hovering; trying to get my attention. I didn’t notice, the distance between my every breath… a chasm. Hello, how truly profound… ly insensitive. How could I have not noticed; my heart on its own life support? The breadth of your love, so few and far between. A soul gasping, fluttering; for the love. That became my every breath, and water for my soul!

A heart disconnected, the soul needing to be reconnected. To the power source, where I find so much strength; through an undying love. My soul wasn’t feeling your heart beat, within my soul as it once did. Just a heart, feeling beaten. I try to listen, but I didn’t hear your voice. The small, the quiet whisper. My soul needed to be still, but my heart was speaking; when it should have been listening. I was looking for love, but there was this one tree; in the wilderness of my soul. Even though my soul, could recognize your voice from all the rest. So many voices surrounded my heart, crowding your heartbeat. Oh me, oh my heart; cry out… louder. Oh heart, stop; listen intensely. But at last, my soul went quiet; retreated back into the silent river. “Que Sera, Sera; what will be, will be.” A heart overwhelmed, a soul wondering; would ever be again?

A heart that ended up, wandering down memory lane. A soul now on a journey, through the heart of the lily of the valley. Showing the wonderful moments shared, and how the love was forever the guiding light. A heart, the soul, a want, the need; your love, the song… in the dark. The lonely river, slowly became the unfamiliar place. Over the years, my heart had spent so much time; living in an ocean of love. Deeply was the water, the love so refreshing, and each wave of deep eMotion. A heart knowing, such a gentle stream of love. A love running forever down, into depth of soul. The rain fell, the pouring out; into the everlasting reign. What was my soul to do, but let it be… dear, Lord. Let it be, back to the drawing. No dragging, no kicking; just a heart screaming, broken. It was the move, closer… than ever. A move to find, stepping out to be found; profoundly moved, in heart and soul!

A heart no longer adrift, in my silent river. A heart now back on the path, a soul no longer feeling so broken. A heart, realizing; a mistaken identity, will never change God’s love. When I thought, just give up… the faith; “His love said never, I will give up… your heart.” Patiently You waited, but the distance between widening; then your relentless pursuit. Why now, the love so much deeper. I see the love, through the lens of your heart; not just a one sided viewpoint. A renewed perspective, your love being the true vantage point. Never again will I allow, even a degree of separation; keep me from pursuing your heart. Forgive me, when I feel I’m making your heart seem unloved. To know the true depth of your love, in me; and my heart’s true worth, to You? It will be the forever seek after. The run down, the endless chase; and be a man after… your heart. I will always move to you, my soul will only stop at the moment. When You have my every breath, and my soul close enough to know; your love has stopped moving. My heart has become so relentless; trying to get Closer, to Your heart!

– I wrote this about six years ago, when my heart reflected on a moment lived a few years before. May it be an encouragement for your heart, to know it doesn’t matter what you’re going through. God’s love will never leave you where you are, but relentlessly pursue the heart, of those who truly want to know His heart!

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Listening!

Words spoken, but hearts; not ready to acknowledge the truth. A presence is moving, but yet; so many hearts not seeing? So much is happening, but many not perceiving. So much is said, under the quiet; but so many hearts; not yet open… to the receiving? Ears are hearing, eyes are seeing; but the heart pretending. Hark! Who goes there? So many think, this is a time within to play. Not realizing, it’s time to Harken. Sound off, one, two. There’s always a sound, that precedes a move… of God; what hearts must concede. So many hang up their hopes, on the evidently. Instead of forever resting their hearts, on the evidence in plain sight… for all to see. So many take notice of, but the heart not yet ready to act on. Action is truly required, if change is ever to take place… within. No point of listening, if the heart doesn’t see the need; to respond to what is being heard. Nevertheless, there is a move. The question is this, is the heart willing to be moved; by each gentle whisper? Words are spoken, but the heart has to be… Listening. Shh, quiet your heart. Listen, can you hear; in the midst, God is speaking? In His love, your heart will be… okay!

Father, even though uncertainty comes to the day; let the confusion never be… that You still reign. Your love is in words, in You hope is the word; a heart needs to know. Speak, let hearts know; in You freedom reigns every day. Let us not miss the moment, to what is said; when You whisper into the stillness. When the doubts soar, souls are overwhelmed. Help every heartbeat to believe, in You there’s life; in You hearts will conquer… the unknown. Father, when words are lost; may peace be still, be found. Hope in the storm, a song in the night. May we trust in You the Unseen, to find safety; when all seems lost… in the See. Help us to listen, when Your heart speaks. Your love is the first, the last; will always be the safest place. When the world don’t seem to know, where to turn? You know just what we need, know what we can’t see. Every season has a moment, and every moment just a season. Bring us to a higher place, take us into a deeper love; into a heart, so Renowned!

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Never-the-Less!

So many find ways to give less, but that’s not my heart. My love will never be perfect, but will always be faithful. These days, so many call themselves a daredevil; but yet, don’t dare be different. So many say they know fearless, but more, or less; you still need the add-in, the element of faith. Conquering fear, not about the battles fought. How many won, or lost; but all the lessons learned. You don’t have to be a gallant knight, to know how to fight off the unknown. Some wars, are not just physical. Knowing how to fight, shadows in the night, is not about having the right skills; but the right kind of faith. Knowing a fearless trust, in whom true power is found. A heart knowing the power, that will skillfully wield; the tool… within the chest!

They say, less is more; but, not when more truly needs to be said. My heart doesn’t try to just write down, but capture the words; whispered within the soul. A heart trying to explain, a love unexplainable. Words are not at a loss, but sometimes it’s a heart; lost in words. Why, my heart can never write less than; what’s put in my heart to say. My soul doesn’t have to wonder how to interpret it, just faithfully be a heart willing; to write down the words within. Say Who it’s about, and let the story tell the Why; Never-the Less!

How can a heart convey whispers of love, spoken within a soul; without first knowing Speechless? How can a heart experience, lost for words; without knowing where words are first formed? To be emotionally moved, could never truly be by just an emotional thought; but a heart knowing true emotions. A heart moved to tears, but a soul knowing overwhelmed… always. Tears running down, the soul pouring out; the heart chasing after… forever. Most days, the choice I have to make is Sleepless; but never a soul feeling Restless. Sometimes, my heart is left Speechless. So many times, a soul experiencing a love called Breathless. Never a day, will my soul know a moment named Faithless. Every day, will be a heart knowing nothing Less; than the Relentless pursuit. The choice to absolutely love more, Never-the-Less!

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