(Day 5) THE DOMINO SONG … THERE’S SUFFERING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS

I will post a little each day …. (hence the domino song theme)
As I’m away on a beach holiday
I pray that you’ll keep following
As I’m taking a rest from much posting
And the whole will be revealed at the end

God bless all who are visiting for the very first time and my wonderful, loyal ‘blogger’ friends xxx
DominoTwo steps … faith and hope
For wonders hidden and yet to be seen

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

… Posting a little each day for 8 days … revealing all on the 9th day!

(Day 4) THE DOMINO SONG … THERE’S SUFFERING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS

I will post a little each day …. (hence the domino song theme)
As I’m away on a beach holiday
I pray that you’ll keep following
As I’m taking a rest from much posting
And the whole will be revealed at the end

God bless all who are visiting for the very first time and my wonderful, loyal ‘blogger’ friends xxx

DominoOne step … faith
Freedom Abounds In This Hope

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

… Posting a little each day for 8 days … revealing all on the 9th day!

(Day 2) THE DOMINO SONG … THERE’S SUFFERING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS

I will post a little each day …. (hence the domino song theme)
As I’m away on a beach holiday
I pray that you’ll keep following
As I’m taking a rest from much posting
And the whole will be revealed at the end

God bless all who are visiting for the very first time and my wonderful, loyal ‘blogger’ friends xxx

Domino (4)One step … just one step
May contain much pain or a little
We cannot choose our suffering
Whether our faith is very strong or brittle

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

… Posting a little each day for 8 days … revealing all on the 9th day!

FIND ME IN YOUR REST (A Song for Hearts in Turmoil)

Find Me in Your RestFind me, Lord
In Your rest
Search me, Lord
Bring out my best
My only desire
Is to be found
Rested in Your heart of love
Where nothing can harm me
Nothing can hurt
Nothing can ever
Tear us apart

Chorus
And my only desire
Is to be found
Rested in Your heart of love

Find me, Lord
Safe in Your sheltered arms
Where nothing can break me
Nothing can ever shatter
This faith You have given
To me
To me
No nothing can ever shatter
My faith in Your heart

Chorus
And my only desire
Is to be found
Rested in Your heart of love

Find me in Your rest, Lord
Please strengthen with each day
Find me tucked in safely
Under lock and key
Speak Your tender words, Lord
Over battered roads within my heart
Send Your words and soften
Till I can no longer
See my burdens
Burdens taken
From my shoulders
Burdens that should have been
Left at the cross

Chorus
And my only desire
Is to be found
Rested in Your heart of love

I didn’t
I don’t Lord
I haven’t
I should have Lord
Forgive me Lord
I must … must
I must … I will

So draw me into Your heart
Help me embrace this brand new start
Oh! Draw me into Your rest
… Your rest
The stillness of Your heart

Thank you Lord
Your peace, it now fulfills
Thank you Lord
‘Cause this heart’s now leaning
Upon eternal walls
Within the heart of Love

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

He Weaves a Golden Path – The Trials and Blessings of a Believer

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Step into His endless wonders
Walk along the Christian path
Weaving, He opens countless blessings
Daily sunbeams warm the hearth

Yes the trials are present and many
And it takes faith to make it through
But enclosing unseen steps need taken
Love surrounds with golden hue

The Light breaks into the fearful unknown
Strength, might and power do not bend
Eternal arms hold in adoration
For this did His Father relinquishing send

Darkness contained in the pureness of Light.

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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‘A Day in the Life of a Teenager’ in “Fragrance from the Spring”

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(INNER TURMOIL)

‘The sun has a-risen,
Stunning (hah!) clothes to wear,
My hair needs a makeover,
I collapse in the chair.

The alarm’s still ringing,
Shrilling in my head,
An English exam today,
Why can’t I stay in bed?

No one understands,
What I have to go through,
Day after day and always,
A million things to do.

Mum’s yelling out,
And Dad’s on the move,
Why can’t they chill out,
And get with the groove?

Everyone fighting,
For breakfast, lunch and space,
What on earth is this all about,
This need to beat the human race?

No! I don’t know what,
I want to do when I grow up (some more),
I’m in a hurry, going to be late,
So I’m running out the door.

Why can’t they leave me alone,
Teachers, parents, friends?
I’m sure I’m trying my hardest,
Oh! Far out, I’ve forgotten my pens.

And as for that old English test,
The teachers all tell a different tale,
But it never finds its way onto the test,
I’m sure I’m going to fail.

My shoelaces need a-tying,
My shirt is all askew,
My shorts have slipped beyond the knees,
I’ll cry if I don’t laugh, so that is what I do!

And now there’s talk of war far off,
As if there’s not enough at home,
I feel so alone and lonely,
I think I’ll run away and roam.

I’m sure no-one will miss me;
But I had better think again!
I passed a church on the way to school,
Heard a distant voice – “help for pain.”

So I went inside the cool, dark church,
I sat at a pew and listened,
And the more the Pastor spoke,
The more my eyes cried and glistened.

I found what I had been looking for,
And I had definitely searched everywhere,
It wasn’t on the television, or in the music store,
It wasn’t in the mirror, or glossy magazine,
It wasn’t in the pantry,
Or in one of the shopping malls,
I’d always chilled out there … and …
I thought my friends would be all I wanted,
How wrong could I possibly be?

I nearly started smoking,
Drugs were next on the list,
No-one seemed to understand,
But now I know,
That I had indeed, been missed.

Because the Pastor explained to me,
For everything, just look,
Amongst all those ‘foreign’ words,
In God’s gift, the answer, His Book!

And now when things don’t go quite right,
And family life feels stressed,
I quietly try to re-direct them all,
So their minds do not get messed.

Thank you, thank you, Mum and Dad,
For making me walk to school,
For if I’d caught that little, old bus,
I would have turned out such a fool.’

Snow Covered Hearts … Now Thawed

4th Feb, 2013 2 001Hidden ‘neath the frosty snow

New life waiting

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And when hearts thaw

With the love of God

We are clothed with royal robes

And righteous crown

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‘Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.’

2 Timothy 4:8 KJV

A Heart Alone

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The Lord impressed upon me this morning how very alone we are if we do not die to self

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‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.’

John 12:24 KJV

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Alone and without hope

How alone …

Alone …

How alone without the Saviour

Literally alone

Friends, people may surround

But aloneness within prevails

And the heartbreaking thing about this is, that those afflicted, are unaware of it and therefore unable to comprehend the reason

… and the turmoil continues

In darkness alone

Emptiness

Despair

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But The Light of the world is waiting on the edge of that darkness

(John 9:5b KJV)

Waiting to infiltrate the darkness of life and flood it with life-giving breath

Just ask

Eternal life awaits

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HE  LIVES,  WE  DIE

The stone which hid, is rolled away

Jesus has risen; we are watching, swaying, and cry

Help us comprehend, dear Lord

He lives, the price, beyond our means was paid

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He lives, hallelujah, we live

And because He lives, so must we die

Die to self, it’s our turn now

But all glory, He has blessed us to live in Christ

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Surrender all your right to self

Grind emotions, thoughts and plans prepared

Let your Saviour’s power prevail in you

A new creation, tears and repentance succeed

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Standing in the power of His mighty, precious Son

Escape the hold of earthly things

And acquaintances that beckon forth

Listen for that soft, small voice in turmoil that unfolds

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Jesus calls us, gently leads us

We have no right or hold on the old life

And just as a flower bursts forth with sweet newness

In pain and anguish we are pushed out of hardness

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Thank you for a life refreshed

Thank you for a life eternal

Thank you that You died, without surrender

We sing praises to our ever-loving Father

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From “Fragrance from the Spring”

An excerpt from ‘Battling Forward’ in “Fragrance from the Spring”

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Excerpt from “Battling Forward”

“Push through the hardships, toils and sorrows
For the Lord God, our very own God
He reigns triumphant”

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He is mighty

He is worthy

An anchor in stormy seas

A lighthouse when all else is in darkness

A sunbeam shining through endless clouds

A rainbow of hope

Joy in the morning

A melody in the night

Rain in the drought

Sunshine in the flood

Shelter

Abundance

All-in-all

Freedom

Salvation

Love

Peace

Healer

Deliverer

Forgives all when forgiveness sought

Life

Mender of broken hearts

Full of mercies

And they are new every morning

“By the grace of God I am what I am” 1 Cor 15:10a KJV

Dewdrops on the roses

The sweetness of  a bird call

Yes, He is mighty and I could go on forever …….

So break through your burdens and grasp the hand of the One who loves you.

Would love you to add to the list ……. God bless.