Finding The Stream

Okay, so yesterday evening I had the urge to write something.  I had an idea, an idea I had been mulling over in my mind for a day or two, the premise I was looking to write about was grains of sand, the idea came from Psalm 139 vrs 17-18, which I recently posted.

So I did what I usually do in those situations, grab my phone and start typing into notepad, I also had Psalm 18 open on my laptop for further reference and inspiration, I was ready to go, I had my basic idea, now I just needed to put together the words.

But the first line that came out was:

When every tear falls
The earth will shake

From there, the rest just flowed, I don’t really know where from, the sand was forgotten, Psalm 18 was referenced, yet not really used.  These words to the poem “The Eternal Stream” simply flowed in a way that my poetry usually doesn’t.

I usually move things around, add in lines, change the format and make edits and alterations, but not this time, from writing to copying into this blog and posting, there was maybe one or two minor edits, but otherwise it was as written, a novelty for me, I was happy to just press publish.

Then I moved on, I didn’t really read it back until I read the comments I received this morning.  I’ve said before how I am a little insecure about my poetry, but even I was surprised by what it was that I had actually written.  I wrote just this week about my poetry and that generally how they tend to be memories of my journey or prayers and answers from the Lord, but for some reason this one feels different, I really don’t know why!

Personally I’m kind of thinking that it’s the best poem that I’ve written so far and that knowing what I’m like, I’m now going to put myself under pressure to out do it or even be tempted to just stop for a while.  I’m sure I won’t stop writing poems, I don’t think I will be allowed, after all I convinced this one was definitely not my words.

HOLY SPIRIT HAVE YOUR WAY by LEELAND
Long after the tears fall I’m still your child
I put down my defenses and lay down my pride
Love and forgiveness flow in deep and wide
So I run to you and surrender all!

As I lay down my life
And pick up my cross
What a joy it is to give my life away to you
All that I need,
All that I seek
Is You here with me
Holy Spirit have Your way in me!

In times of trouble, though trials may come
The rock of ages is standing strong
I’m fighting battles, but the war is won
So I’ll run to you and surrender all

As I lay down my life
And pick up my cross
What a joy it is to give my life away to you
All that I need,
All that I seek
Is You here with me
Holy Spirit have Your way in me!

More of You and less of me, God
More of You and less of me, God
More of You and less of me, God
More of You overflowing

As I lay down my life
And pick up my cross
What a joy it is to give my life away to you
All that I need,
All that I seek
Is You here with me
Holy Spirit have Your way in me!
Holy Spirit have Your way in me!

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