Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lift Me Up, Oh Lord

 "When he perceived how strong the wind was, becoming frightened, he began to sink."Matthew 14:30

How often Lord, have I been like Peter,

ready to step out in faith.

I look into the gentle beauty of your eyes,

Your arms stretched out,

our fingers almost touch,

almost intertwine.

Then I take my eyes off you,

I lose focus 

only to hear the howling of the wind

and feel the cold, strong churning of the sea.

Fear takes over faith

and I begin to slowly sink.

"Lord, save me!", I cry.

But your focus, Oh Lord,

does not waver like mine

and your eyes remain upon me always.

Lovingly, you reach out for me

and lift me up to safety.

"O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"

 

Dear children! God wants to make you holy. Therefore, through me He is inviting you to complete surrender. Let holy mass be your life. Understand that the church is God's palace, the place in which I gather you and want to show you the way to God. Come and pray. Neither look at others nor slander them, but rather, let your life be a testimony on the way of holiness. Churches deserve respect and are set apart as holy because God, who became man, dwells in them day and night. Therefore, little children, believe and pray that the Father increase your faith, and then ask for whatever you need. I am with you and I am rejoicing because of you conversion and I am protecting you with my motherly mantle. Thank you for having responded to my call.
BVM, Medjugorje, April 25, 1988


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14 comments:

Anne said...

Your reflection is beautiful, so heartfelt!

My favorite line from scripture is "take courage!" It's a bit easier to take that courage when I imagine His hand outstretched towards my own.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Oh ... the number of times my Faith wavers and I fall right into the water shouting "Help!"

God bless.

Wanda Stricklin Robertson said...

Thank you for sharing this beauty. Blessings!

Amy said...

Beautiful words this morning. The picture in my mind of reaching out and almost touching His hand is so powerful.

Lisa notes... said...

I need to be reminded of this so often. God is with us in the boat to either sit tight with us or else to calm the storm itself. Either way, we are safe.

the booklady said...

Thank you dear friend! God bless!

KAM said...

So many beautiful lines. '...and your eyes remain upon me always...' Very very nice. k

Daily Grace said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments with me. I always look forward to reading them. God bless you all

Abbey said...

Life is so much more complex and grows so every day. It's difficult to see Him in ALL things, but I do try and do see Him and feel His presence more than I did, say, when I was in my 20's. We're not perfect and never will even come close. But we can develop our minds and lives to live for Him and in Him. It's a lifelong lesson and I never want it to end.

Thankfully, it won't!

Blessings,
Abbey ♥

Anne said...

Just have to say a hearty "congratulations" on this!!!!!

http://www.osv.com/tabid/7621/itemid/6762/OSVs-Catholic-Guide-to-the-Internet--Readers-ch.aspx

Did you know? I'm so proud of you and happy for you! Keep up the awesome inspirational job!

Daily Grace said...

Anne, Thank you for this link! I had no idea that my blog had been name in this! If you hadn't told me, I would have never know!

God bless

Mindyleigh said...

Yes, thank you for commenting on my page and showing me the link. I had seen it due to the amount of visits I started to receive from OSV! I'm still rather shocked.

Also, please note that I tagged you in a meme!

http://thedevoutlife.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-five-favorite-devotions.html

Sr. Ann Marie said...

I was "tagged" this weekend and asked to share some of my favorite prayers. Now I'm tagging you! Please visit my blog to see the directions.

Michael said...

Thank you for sharing this reflection. The poem was beautiful and a comforting reminder of His love. God Bless you.