Appropriation

I hear Your Spirit
Gently beckoning me,
Like a sparrow,
Step by step,
Nourished by each crumb,
I dine
On the Bread of Life.
I sense Your presence
Drawing me close,
Like a lamb,
Step by step,
Feasting on each handful.
I revel
In the abundance
Of Your banquet.
I listen to Your voice,
So tender,
So near,
Full of comfort and cheer.
Like a cloud
Grasped empty-handed,
You are there.
My soul stilled
In Your midst,
I revel
In beams of holiness.

(2002)

Psalm 23:1-6
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will [h]dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Isaiah 49:10
They will not hunger or thirst,
Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down;
For He who has compassion on them will lead them
And will guide them to springs of water.

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About ashleydwille

Author Ashley D. Wille was always searching for spiritual answers. “True and lasting satisfaction always proved just out of reach. Now, in midlife, I have come to find my soul satiated in God. Through sweet surprises, difficult climbs, and excruciating valleys, the Master’s hand has shaped me. All along the way, God has taught me many things. What He has taught me most is that many of my beliefs about Him were wrong.” Her book, My Journey Through the Cross, is a personal insight shared by an amazing woman. Through her profound experiences and inner struggles, Wille shows how she was able to break through false layers of thinking and move into a deeper relationship with God. Her beautiful journey is just waiting to be shared. If you are ready to live your life free of guilt and shame, you too can learn how to walk in spiritual freedom.
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