Almost every morning since the first of January this year, I’ve spent the first forty-five minutes to an hour studying and meditating on Scripture. As I converse with Jesus about his words, he frequently gives me a poem or song lyrics. This is the best part of my day.
When my husband hears me singing, he knows I’m ready for breakfast. As we are eating, I share my new song or poem with him and welcome his insights. After hearing and discussing his viewpoint, I often write additional verses or improve what I’ve written.
It’s a challenge to do so, yet my desire is to continue the Jesus-and-me dialog throughout the day. This is how I find strength and courage. This how I gain and regain clarity about my purpose in life and how I receive direction for the day. This is what keeps me from taking pleasurable but distracting side trips.
As I silently or openly include Jesus in my conversations with others, he gives me insight and wisdom in my responses. God said to Isaiah, ” my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55: 8-9). God’s thoughts are definitely more profound than mine.
If I want to write or speak words which reflect the heart and mind of God, I must listen to the Spirit of Jesus. If I want to say things which have true worth, I must dialog with him. Amazingly, he then can then display his love and power through me.
The following poem flows out of my meditation on Ephesians 3:16 and 1 Timothy 1:17.
Jesus is Worthy of All Praise Jesus Christ is worthy of all praise. In him, all perfection is displayed. He shows those with faith-enlightened eyes The glory and power of God on high; We are strengthened in our inner selves By the love of Christ. He is our help. When facing hardship, our choice is firm; Held in his arms, we suffer no harm. Though on this earth, we experience loss, We rejoice, knowing it’s worth the cost. God comes through with his abundant grace; How immeasurably good are all his ways! Immeasurably wise are all his words. How blessed we are when we have heard And closely followed the Spirit’s voice; God gives to us unimagined joys. Jesus Christ is worthy of all praise. In him, all perfection is displayed. Through those who have faith-enlightened eyes, He displays the love and power of God on high. Jane Ault 6/17/19