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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

Rose Petal Friends

Rose Petal Friends

Friends are like petals upon a rose.

Some are distant from your heart. You see them rarely. You have little communication. Still, you are connected.

Some lean towards you. You catch up now and then. You communicate a little. Just like old times.

Others are closer to your heart. You see them often. You can tell them most things. You have fond memories.

And then there are those who are so very close to your heart that you feel you couldn’t live without them. You see them always. You can tell them anything and you do. You feel safe in their presence. You know when they are hurting.

Friends are like petals upon a rose – they form precious layers. They support you. They are a part of you.

And the fragrance from your life is spread evenly across those friendships. Just the right amount.

Like the rose, not every petal is always perfect, something you must remember; but together they form layer, upon layer, upon layer of beautiful completeness.

 

 

Once Upon a Winter’s Heart

Once Upon A Winter's HeartBlustery winds beat relentlessly against the pane
And this heart lost within itself sighs wearily
But I am resting safely ‘neath protective wings
Of One who loves me dearly

Oh! Coldness of night and darkness of day
Treasures that draw my oft times wandering eye
If it were not for His love and amazing grace
They might just steal this breath away

And So I thank You, my Father, my Father of mine
For Your nearness, in the furnace of fiery trials
Thawing out deep recesses of once dying frost
Sweetness of warming gift, my heart, it defrosts

(in “Fragrance from the Spring”)

Butterfly Rose

Butterfly RoseAs the gentle breezes blow, the precious rose prepares to take flight and share its beautiful fragrance with those who have held emotions captive for far too long. The exquisite aroma releases sadness, hurt, confusion and loneliness then fills the heart with love.

Butterfly Rose 2

The Mender of Broken Hearts

nice flowers

The needle.

Thrust into depths of darkness.

Darkness of the patchwork heart.

Torn in pieces.

By hatred.

Despair.

Wrong doing.

Hurts.

Unforgiveness.

Unbelief.

Pain.

Bringing threads of hope, love, forgiveness, salvation.

Mending with the power, love, strength, stability …

Searing pain of Love’s death.

Jesus Christ … The Healer of broken hearts.

 

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He Sprinkled Heaven With Gold Dust

Starry NightWay beneath the sunless sky
The awestruck angels spoke
Lit many candlesticks with love
And heaven’s gold dust the darkness broke

How beautiful the night-time sky
Each star He knows by name
A golden dazzle of blanket spread
No two created the same

So within every painful, darkened trial
There’s a light awaiting to break forth
And you will know, as He’s always known
That your heart has been captured north

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth
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His Masterpiece, the Colours of Emotion

The Beauty of the Artist

Velvet pink through powder blue
Brings me back to thoughts of You
Shades of orange to poppy red
Fragments of a night-time shed

Scattered pearls of deepest iris
Foliage laced with blossom fragrance, ‘tis
Everything I in awe witness
The Artist’s masterpiece of lovingkindness

Lemon hues and orange crème
Woven with a sparrow’s dream
Silvery grey washes all away
And so, the beginning of a brand new day

The clouds roll in and cast their shadow
And my heart senses the ebb of sweet brightness go
Yet behind the heavenly sunless sky
My Saviour watches, I know He is nigh

So when the palette of my life, it fades
And each stroke of His brush, it lovingly raids
The very core of this, my believing heart
I look beyond the grey and embrace His divine art

© 2013 Liana Wendy Howarth

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