Thursday, September 4, 2008

Morning Inspiration

I may have posted these particular George MacDonald poems before; I didn't take the time to look in the archives. But if you're like me, good poetry is a little like scripture in that you can read and reread it--ponder it--and still get new inspiration. I read MacDonald's poetry, and sometimes I so connect with the reality of what he is portraying. It helps set my heart to flight--into the greater reality. The rest of the day, as I go about my duties, I am out there, seeking to have "no mine that is not Thine!" (emphasis mine)

Twixt thee and me there's no division,
Except the meeting of thy will and mine,
The loves that love, the wills that will the same.
Where thine meets mine is my life's true condition;
Yea, only there it burns with any flame.
Thy will but holds me to my life's fruition.
O God, I would--I have no mine that is not thine.

I look for thee, and do not see thee come.--
If I could see thee, 'twere a commoner thing,
And shallower comfort would thy coming bring.
Earth, sea, and air lie round me moveless dumb,
Never a tremble, an expectant hum,
To tell the Lord of Hearts is drawing near;
Lo! in the looking eyes the looked for Lord is here.

~ from The Diary of an Old Soul, by George MacDonald

I hope you have a day filled with a fresh awareness that God is here.