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Challenge Me

Challenge Me

Challenge me, dear Lord, to never let You go
Challenge me, dear Lord, my love to always show
When all and everything around me abandons my need and is lost
Draw me dearest Father, nearer to Thee, at all cost

For You paid an excruciating price for me
When Your Son hung so majestically upon that precious tree
Majestic in Your power and in eternal aim
For me to live, He endured such unimaginable pain

Challenge and convict my oft backsliding heart
So that nothing in this world will ever tear us apart
And together eternally, we shall always be
Send Your warmth to melt, mend, to reshape me

Father, please challenge, challenge me

© 2012 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

A PERSONAL QUESTION AND HOPEFUL RESPONSE

The Freedom Bird

Will it be
That I
Will be
Left Behind
In life’s shadow
Where birds
No longer sing
And the breeze
Brings no refreshment
Where darkness
Only reigns
And light
No longer penetrates
Where loved ones’ voices
Are no longer heard
I’m alone
Alone and trapped
The door has closed
The heat
Intensifies
No escape
Lord, please
Help me
I don’t want
To be labelled
Labelled with a barcode
Where my price
Is visible to all who see
Please open the door
One last time
Set me free
’Tis only
The price
You paid
That I want
All to see

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Matthew 11:28
Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Hidden For Now

New Life 1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.”

Hold on …

Don’t ever give up …

The answer is soon to be with you …

For now … hidden

Safely encased in the Father’s love

Safely encased in the countless beats of His heart

And there’s a beat of His heart that’s in rhythm with yours

Two hearts … eternally one

There is a Wedding Dress Made Especially For You (A Little Something for the Ladies)

flower bouquet leaf

Tiny, little tulle buds, dripping fragrance pure
Cover you with sunlight, His face, a sunbeam cure
You’re cleansed with the Almighty’s blood, spotless and pure
Heaven’s gracious choir … singing notes, angelically pure

Are your robes of floral tinges, faded shades of white?
Are your veils sometimes depleted of your precious Saviour’s light?
Bring yourself to Jordan, for then you’ll be clearest white
Clothed and ready for marriage, endowed in whitest-white

Jewels of unheard colours, await your head to crown
A beautiful frock of righteousness, never to weigh you down
For He gathers your tears … heals and moulds … shapes for you a crown
Each bearing life’s own hidden gems, now crystals for your crown

in my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”

photo courtesy of http://www.all-free-download.com

A Prayer of Lace Upon My Heart

A Prayer of Lace Upon My Heart (2)May the words that you give me Lord, be like lace.

May those who are hurting and read them, fall through the holes in between.

May they be caught underneath by the Everlasting Arms and be made whole.

May the holes in their hearts be filled with Your joy.

Your peace.

The  peace that only You can give.

Your completeness.

The emptiness in their lives will then be full.

Because You have

Mended the holes

Mended

Restored

Mended and restored

Mended … restored

Restored with the threads of Your love.

Second Song … NOTHING IS TOO DEEP FOR JESUS

Nothing is Too Deep for JesusNo hole in the heart is too big
Too big for Jesus to fill
He never will leave you alone
Because He always
Will find you
Love you
Take you into His loving arms
Restore you … Bind you
And all the storms of your life
He will still

Chorus
So go on, empty all of your troubles
Empty them one by one
Cast all your cares upon Him
Jesus
God’s perfect Son

No hole in the heart is too big
Too big for Jesus to fill
His heart is never empty
His heart will always give
Love never ending
Wonders oh! so great
Just look into His beautiful eyes
See His pain, our pain
He cares
And always will

Chorus
So go on, empty all of your troubles
Empty them one by one
Cast all your cares upon Him
Jesus
God’s perfect Son

Fall into the heart of Jesus
Fall into His waiting heart
Fall into the heart of Jesus
His love to you He’ll impart
Fill you with
All that’s been missing
Fill all the empty tears
Fill you with love unimaginable
Release you from all of your fears

Chorus
So go on, empty all of your troubles
Empty them one by one
Cast all your cares upon Him
Jesus
God’s perfect Son

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

My Very First Song … I LEAVE IT IN THE HANDS OF THE LORD

My First SongI leave it in the hands of the Lord
Leave my life in the hands of the Lord
And even though they’re pierced
He will not let me fall
Through the nail pier-ced hands of the Lord

Chorus:
For He’s seen it all and He’s always loved me
He’s seen it all, yes My Saviour loves me
He’s seen it all
He’s seen it all
He’s seen it all and He’ll always love me

I lift my feet to step beside the Lord
Lift weary feet to step beside the Lord
And even though they’re pierced
He will not let me stall
Behind the nail pier-ced feet of the Lord

Chorus:
For He’s seen it all and He’s always loved me
He’s seen it all, yes My Saviour loves me
He’s seen it all
He’s seen it all
He’s seen it all and He’ll always love me

I open misty eyes to see the beauty of the Lord
Open through many tears to see the beauty of the Lord
And even though beauty was marred
He will not to me reveal all
Covers His pain with love in the beauty of the Lord

Chorus:
For He’s seen it all and He’s always loved me
He’s seen it all, yes My Saviour loves me
He’s seen it all
He’s seen it all
He’s seen it all and He’ll always love me

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

The Unseen Ballet of Life

This poem was inspired from a trial which brought forth a blessing whilst attending a ballet with my two beautiful girls last Saturday. I have a problem with heights (inner ear, balance issues) and didn’t realize that the booked seats (which we had waited all year to sit in) were ‘way up a steep hill, in the clouds’. Sadly I was unable to stay. They offered us a viewing room; but we couldn’t see as in the second row. They offered us separated seats on ground level; but they were taken. Needless to say, we didn’t get to see the much anticipated show. We were blessed to see a short ‘warm up’ before the show in the stage area though and afterwards had a lovely lunch together instead.

This post is for anyone who has ever suffered a panic attack. This is not my first; but I pray it will be my last. Only someone who has experienced them can ever comprehend how frightening they can be, even as a Christian. Praise be to God, that He sent help and I was released from the terrible situation. I thank my precious daughters for their love, concern and help also.
He Shines His Light and Reveals the WaySometimes we are caught
In circumstances impossible
Cannot see the light
Escape becomes …
Belongs to each and every breath

Cannot move
Falling; but not moving
Pressing deeper into stability
But still it wants …
Wants to take control

Hands, they cry
And face, it pallors
Loved ones try to comfort
Feelings overwhelming continue
Then out of nowhere
He sends help and
… it all becomes balanced

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 KJV

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth