Heavenly Lullabies

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Heavenly Lullabies

 

© 2013 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

 

“Happy New Year!” is on its way; it’s knocking at the door.  Are we ready with some tried-and-true resolutions to spruce up the old BODY?   Weight loss, new job, quit smoking, kick the drugs and booze habit, smile more at the world, spend more time with the family, lean harder on the budget, sock more money away each month . . .these objectives will certainly tidy up our persona for a better year ahead. 

What about our spiritual features?  Are they on extended vacation from the divine practices and nourishment our sacred nature requires?   Hopefully not. The world distracts our focus away from godly nutrition, pleading instead to the louder more sensual intonations of our carnal nature.  Instead of developing a deeper faith in our Creator, we find ourselves tossed about, clinging to life on a slippery slope and being slapped by one fear after another.

Everywhere we look there is turmoil, anxiety, fear, tension, and dread.  What are we to do? Is this what life is all about?  To put it succinctly, NO!

Life is relying on the Lord for strength and sustenance in the physical body AND in the spiritual body. 

Jesus warns us to quit worrying about things that hinder our walk in the spirit. As Christians, we have precious encouragement, “Don’t worry about what tomorrow will bring you, for it will take care of itself.” (Matt. 6:34)

What’s He saying here? Do not worry or become over-anxious.  Ok, but why does He say this when all about us are fearful distractions? Are we looking in all the wrong places for help?

He adds:  Matt. 6:33: Don’t worry about what you will eat, what you will drink, or if you will be clothed.  Non-believers worry about those things!   “Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness…and all your needs will be provided to you.”

In summation, Jesus tells us that God is still in charge of our lives; He knows our every need. “For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of these things.” (Matt. 6:32b)

What assurance! What RE-assurance! Our heavenly Father knows. Think about it. God is the creator of all things, even us, and planned the world’s itinerary from its beginning onward. And here we are, worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow. “O ye of little faith!” (Matt. 6:30)

Phil. 4:6-7 “May I be anxious for nothing, and in all things by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, may I make my needs known to You; and I know that Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard my heart and mind through Jesus Christ.  Amen.”

 

May the melodious wisdom of our Father saturate and strengthen our hearts and minds as we feast on His bountiful promises.  Let us relearn the heart songs of His Word as heavenly lullabies that trickle into our inner realm, releasing our fears and weaknesses. 

Joy to the world; the Lord has come!  Be refreshed!  Be renewed!  . . . by His peace and joy. 

Alleluia and Amen!

 

I Believe

 

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp – or what’s a heaven for?”

~Robert Browning

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Doubts

© Jeanne E Webster

They pounded through my mind
Like lightning bolts and booms
Their strikings hit once more
To plant their seeds of doom.

Never again….

I rest now in peace
The seeds are rooted out
The blitzes fade away
Like ghostly puffs of doubt.

Never again….

My Redeemer now lives
Within my heart today
He’s my sure defense
The doubts He chased away.

Always….forever

In joyful flights of glee
My spirit flies so high
Flitting up and away
Like a dainty butterfly.

Always….forever

Fake Butterflies

Shalom

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep


©Jeanne E Webster

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Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the Lord my soul to keep

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Many needs of people–trying

To find some peace–crying

No home, no bed–sighing

Hungry, hurting–dying

Memories crowding, goodbye’ing

Rushing by, raggedy bits a’ lying

Leftovers the world overlooked

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Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray my soul the Lord will keep

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What do I fear at night–?

The monsters?  They won’t bite

They’re only shadows of the night

Like ghosts running out of light

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Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray the Lord my soul to keep

If I should die before I wake

I pray the Lord my soul will take.

God bless mommy, gramma and gramps

My sisters and brothers

My doggie and cat

All my cousins, uncles and aunts

My friends and everyone at school

Thank you, Father, for everything, amen.

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Goodnight world.