When the Past Blesses …

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Sometimes I wish I could turn my blog upside down so that the very first post I wrote way back in 2013 would start a rerun of all I’ve been given. To date the records show there are 902 posts. Wow! I give God the glory. It’s been such an amazing journey, and I’ve met the most precious people along the way. Some still fragrance my life. I thought about reposting them all one at a time, as I am led; but I admit I don’t find the whole ‘block’ layout on WordPress as easy to use as the old classic version. I usually find myself in a bit of a pickle. Anyway … here is my very first post from January 2013. Short and sweet …. God bless you all, and thank you so much for your loyal and loving support through these sometimes quiet, sometimes tumultuous moments of time x

“Today we live
What we shaped yesterday
And dream for tomorrow
So may the rosebuds of yesterday
Be the blooms for today
And the fragrance of tomorrow”

©2013 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Oh! Oh! What a Journey

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 Oh! Oh! What a journey
The Saviour on my heart lay
Lifted me from deepest depths
Shown me a brand new day

Took me from the darkest path
Which I believed had light
Took my hand and whispered
Come with me, don’t put up a fight

My path had plastic flowers aplenty
Music which I thought grand
Friends who weren’t even acquaintances
Blown away like the winds on the sand

And there were the highs and lows
And I thought I was at peace
But what I didn’t eternally know
Was that my feet were upon death’s grease

How can one know the Saviour
When one doesn’t even know He is needed
How can one’s heart be so broken
Unless one is ultimately defeated?

And so the years they passed and left
Left me in a dire situation
’Cause I just kept on going on
Not aware of my heart’s frustration

I grew older and my heart grew colder
But something stirred which was there
All the time, then Heaven’s rain came
And washed my heart and took away despair

Silently led, I was being led forth
To meet my Lord and Saviour
Through trials and tears and many fears
I now came face to face with His wonder

And then it happened. It happened
And I became a child of the living God
Still faced and am facing trials and tears
But fears have been trampled by God

Yes, what a precious journey
Oh! What a journey it’s been
Each day brings a new revelation
Of Father God, Jesus, Holy Spirit seen

Yes, I know this has no rhythm
This poem which could be a song
Because it’s full of much confusion
And now I see it has been all along

Confusion, confusion, confusion
And my typing is even confused
In spelling this word confusion
’Cause the enemy, he accused

But now I’m on this blessed path
This path of love and abundance
And no matter what the day brings
My healed heart can now sing and dance

I could go on and on and on
About the things He’s done for me
Sent sweet messages of love
Which I knew for me could they only be

Thank you for listening, reading
I pray that we’ll soon meet one day
Upon this path of blessedness
In Christ Jesus, the Life, the Truth, the Way

© 2015 Liana Wendy Howarth