Soul Reach: Inspiration to Reach for More of God

Soul Reach

A poem with photos to inspire you to reach for more of God.

My soul keeps seeking, holding, submitting…

Reaching to know more.

My soul reaches for the real, the substance that fills.

Saturate me in Your Spirit, Lord.

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At first I am afraid to let go,

Holding on to bits and pieces, afraid to give up my rights and desires.

Back and forth, my soul struggles between faith and flesh,

Between His peace and my striving.

As I grow, the transforming work of God takes root,

I open more and more of myself…

And I give it again, and again, and again–

until He has all of my heart.

All.

Cupped Hands with Heart

Truly knowing God is everything.

He is every answer that I seek,

The provision for every need that I have,

The source of every blessing I receive,

And the Giver of every good gift that graces my life.

 

Learning to live full in all that He is,

To live loud this life of faith in Christ…

This is the work of the believer

And the growth of a lifetime.

 

Truth strengthens my soul,

I come to realize that confidence to draw near to God,

Confidence to love vibrant and free is based on His faithfulness,

Not on my ability, purity, or goodness…

How long it takes to get this lesson learned…all the way, soul deep and life strong.

OPen Hands with Heart 2

As I learn to lay my treasures at God’s feet

I begin to stop defining myself with the stark lines of

What I can do, how I look, how well…how much…

When I see myself by these self-expectations the reflection is never accurate

and it is never…ever…enough.

 

The blessings and gifts of God  are not standards to measure and evaluate.

They are meant to be used by a spirit set free

From the chains of performance, approval,  and perfection..

 

There is nothing more beautiful

than a heart fully submitted to God.

Soul REach

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11 Comments

  1. WOW, this is beautiful!

  2. Oh, it’s soooo hard some times to drown out the lies of the deceiver. Thank you for the beautiful reminder that we are free indeed in Christ!

    • Yes it is hard. It’s often hard to even recognize the voice of deception, let alone drown it out. Thanks for visiting today.

  3. I agree with Anita – the lies of the deceiver get me a lot of the time if I am not in God’s Word or in a particularly touch situation!!! Great post – so refreshing for my soul!!! Sharing this one for sure!!!!

  4. “There is nothing more beautiful
    than a heart fully submitted to God.”

    Amen, my friend! Just so much Amen!

  5. This is absolutely lovely and food for the soul! Submitting fully to our Savior is the most wonderful and amazing choice any of us can ever make… even in the moments when it hurts. Love this! I’m so glad I visited you from 31 dayers on facebook! I will be back!

  6. Beautiful, as always. What an echo of my soul’s desire right now – to simply, in its purist and noisy peaceful form, be submitted to Christ and Him alone. Bless you for the generosity of your soul, Ginger!

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