April 7, 2009

More Meditations from Michael

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Psalm 27:8

Do you know what happens when we abide in Him and in His Word? Do you know what happens when we seek His face? This is what happens!

At 7:37 am this morning, this is what the Lord gave to Michael as he was meditating on the Word of God. This is being "filled with the Spirit"" What precious gifts He gives those who seek His face.

How oft we feel the weight of all
The frailties of our flesh;
The need for God to come and take
The burden from our breast.

We feel the smallness of our own
Puny, paltry, quest;
Those things that once did satisfy—
No longer tops our list.

We're drawn to things that are above;
The quiet, peace, and rest.
We struggle through our own hearts lust
By grace, we're given this.

Secured by sovereign mercy still;
With bands of love He calls;
Our Father's everlasting love,
Recalls us to the Cross.

Humbled by the death He died—
Our strength for flight renewed;
Encouraged by our Saviors blood,
His face we seek anew.

Remove from us all selfish thought,
Your Glory only seek;
Your vision, through your Word, we ask—
Your Holy Spirit keep,

Our gaze upon the Risen One—
Who intercedes for all;
Redeemed from all the nations still
The ransom from the Fall.

Return we plead, “Oh, Righteous ONE
Oh make us one with You—
That we may praise your Holy Name,
As You make all things new.”

Michael E. Wood

1 comment:

Mel said...

I've read this poem at least 3 times so far, and that precious verse far more than that. I can't begin to tell you what it means to me. Thank you for sharing this.