Following Him

Lord,

Thank you for your grace,

for eyes to see,

your presence going before me,

following in your footsteps,

leading me on a journey

that I know

leads only straight into your heart,

though the rest is still a mystery.

I let go of my crutches —

my expectations, assumptions,

my carefully laid plans and controls,

and embrace hope in faith,

trusting you in this adventure.

You’ve called me out of my old life

into a relationship with you,

and I can’t wait to run with my Beloved,

forgetting what is behind,

pressing on towards what lies ahead,

my heavenly reward

in You.

Amen.

You’re With Me

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Lord Emmanuel,

God with me,

let me hear your voice,

wash me with the radiance of your presence,

my Beloved is radiant and ruddy,

smelling of rich earth and life

dew, grass, and flowers awakening in the morning.

Strong and sure in His steps,

He leads me through green pastures and rest,

quiet streams and safe paths.

His eyes are clear and blue with light,

alive with revelation and truth,

guiding me in the night,

through dark valleys where I cannot see.

Powerful and frightening toward my enemies,

the Lion of Judah swings His staff,

His might destroys my enemies,

His rod always keeps me close.

Never will He lose me,

always His watchful eye is on me,

“Follow Me” He says,

and He guides me with gentleness and care,

up and up to the mountain of God.

where I hope to dwell with Him,

in the kingdom of His rule and reign forever and ever.

Help me, give me grace

to keep my eyes on you and follow you Lord

all the days of my life,

I love you.

Amen.