Wednesday, July 6, 2011

nourish me

When the words don't come and I feel
left alone,
scattered,
the pieces strewn across the table,
and I am
unable to see how they fit together.

And my mind turns numb,
and I feel chased away by the
naggings and the petties and the frivolities.

Restless,
flitting from one thing to the next,
trying to find order in the physical
because the mental is a mess.

And I see the ways that I fall short
and I question,
oh I question,
the ability, the truth,
my perception,
and I long to dive
into the refreshment of You.


Where there is no rush,
where things are all in Your time.
Where I can rest without guilt,
Where I keep holy that which You have
set apart.
Gloriously,
You have set apart the sacred things.
The sacred things that whisper to my soul,
bringing sweet breath and cascading waters
to the parched being that I am.

Nourish me.

Linking with Emily at Imperfect Prose.


26 comments :

  1. Loved this line: "trying to find order in the physical because the mental is a mess." Can totally resonate. So glad you shared... and I'm excited to meet you through the She Speaks FB list. Hope we'll get to meet in person there too!

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  2. 'where I keep holy that which you have set apart' I love that. May I always keep that sacred part for him alone.

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  3. Hi Jen. This is really beautiful. I wish I could write like that.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  4. This is beautiful and emotional. I can feel all the things you describe, and I do on a regular basis. But I'm so thankful for that refreshing place where "there is no rush, where things are all on Your time. Where I can rest without guilt, Where I keep holy that which You have set apart." Love those lines.

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  5. Oh! I love this: "I long to dive into the refreshment of You."

    I do.
    I do.
    I do.
    I do.

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  6. beautiful Jen! Diving into the refreshment of HIM this is a good place to be. I hear ya girl!

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  7. One of my favorite praise and worship songs from years past is "As the Deer"...this poem/prose reminds me of its message..."as the deer panteths for the water, so my soul longs for You; You alone are my heart's desire and I long to worship You..."

    Blessings Jen...

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  8. So perfectly beautiful and timely for me today.
    Thank you!

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  9. I like this. Gorgeous photo! Moving water is so refreshing, even just in image form.

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  10. Beautiful, Jen. Very nice to read after a LONG day at work. :)

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  11. Your writing is so moving. Beautiful!

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  12. Every stanza had some phrase or line that resonated with me. Every one.

    the pieces strewn across the table,
    and I am
    unable to see how they fit together.


    I need more of His refreshing nourishment.

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  13. Jen - So incredible. I am adding you to my very short Blogroll of favorites. We have a very similar writing style & flow. And I love how your focus is also, Jesus! Good stuff! Will be here often! ~ Jen (#2) ;)

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  14. Hi Jen

    What beautiful writing.. you put all of your heart and soul into it and how I can relate. When all of life's burdens become too much to bear, isn't it such a wonderful consolation that we can turn to Him to refresh and revive us with Living Water!

    God Bless!

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  15. I really love short prayers for those needy moments. Beth Moore taught me her favorite . . . HELP. And now I will add this one, that you have taught me, Jen. NOURISH ME.
    So simple, so sweet. Coming to the right source and asking for nourishment.

    I am off to seek the same.


    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  16. This was absolutely the best thing you've written.

    I'm going to highlight it on my blog.

    Thanks so much!

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  17. "To the parched being that I am..."

    I understand being parched. Beautiful, Jen.

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  18. It is true that only He can gives us the refreshment that we are longing and searching for. This was beautiful Jen.

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  19. wow this really touched my heart. beautiful! When I read the line "I long to dive into the refreshment of You." and ponder that yes that is my deepest desire, yet I fight it so too. interesting to recognize that. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

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  20. All in your time. That's the hard part for me. When I'm longing to dive into the refreshment of God, waiting is hard. But I will wait...and know that His timing is perfect.

    Blessings,
    Pamela

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  21. trying to find order in the physical
    because the mental is a mess.

    i love how you worded this, jen. i love how you set apart the sacred.

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  22. We all struggle to find the path that is right for us but, once we do, the journey becomes that bit easier. Lovely write, thanks for sharing.

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  23. love
    Where there is no rush,
    where things are all in Your time.
    beautiful:)
    xo

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