Saturday, February 09, 2013

Five Minute Friday – My Soul Laid Bare

Lord, I come before you
Open and transparent
My soul is laid bare before You

As long as I cling to sin
Prize it above You
Fail to recognize sin for what it is

Our fellowship is broken
You will not answer my prayers
The prayers of a prideful, unrepentant heart

By when I repent
When I confess my sin
When my heart is broken over that which breaks Your heart

It is then that the breach has been repaired
You once again receive me in Your loving-kindness
Once again our fellowship has been restored

By Susan Wachtel
February 9, 2013

During my devotional time, I’m writing out the Psalms.  Today I was in Psalm 66, verses 13-20, which fueled this poem.

18 If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.
19 But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
20 Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!
Psalm 66:18-20

For some reason…my Five Minute Friday is usually written on Saturday. However, I still wanted to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday writing challenge.  Head over to her website “LisaJo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.


Farmgirl Cyn said...

Susan...every stinkin' time I read something you have written, it is like you have been readin' my mail.
stop it.


Manju Sara Jacob said...

Thank you for this wonderful poem,it put a the write words on the condition of my heart.

Wanda said...

Regardless of the day, your words ring true Susan. Wishing you a blessed and productive week ahead.

Ken said...

Hi Susan, I love your poem. This morning I was reflecting on how serious sin is. I have been reading through Leviticus lately, as a result, reflecting on all of the sacrifices they had to do because of sin. Then as we all know, the ultimate sacrifice was Jesus on the cross. Sin destroys, no way around that fact. The thing is, Jesus did not die to buy us a license to sin or purchase fire insurance so that we are free to sin.
Thank you for sharing this and I pray that you have a blessed weekend.

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