Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SEARCHING

LOOKING FOR GOD

I want to climb a mountain
    perhaps the higher I am
    the closer I can get to God.
So I climbed the mountain
    reached the top
    took in the view
    felt on top of the world
But
    He was not there.







Sitting on the shore
    watching the tides come in, go out
    I thought I’d find Him here.
Breathing in the salt air
    I felt so small compared
    to the vastness of the ocean
Where does the sky and sea meet?
    The distance felt too great.





The meadow so peaceful and quiet
    green grasses swaying in the breezes
    I lay down upon its blanket
    watching the clouds pass through the blue.
Surely He is here
    among the flowers, vibrant and fair
    the birds chirping, bees buzzing
The quiet is too quiet
    it is lonely here.





Sitting on the brown colored carpet
    the walls come caving in
    I’ve searched the world to find Him
    He’s not in any of it.
My head bows low, tears begin
    I speak His name, softly, then again
    somewhere in those moments
    a stirring awakens within
My heart fills with emotion
    as I hear Him
        speak my name.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©7, May 2013


Dear Friend
are you in the midst of searching and looking for God? Have you searched the whole world and you still don't seem to know where He might be or where He is? Maybe it is time to just quietly and ask Him to show you He is here. He will be found if you continue to seek Him with your whole heart. My prayer for you today is that you will find God and in finding Him you will also find the peace that passes all understanding.

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity
Jeremiah 29:12-14a


3 comments:

  1. Hi Marcie! What excellent advice. And you poem reminded me of the story of the prophet Elijah, hearing God in the small whisper of wind.

    Beautiful words for the day!
    Ceil

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  2. Hey Ceil,

    I wrote a poem, "When God Whispers Your Name" using the verses about Elijah. He's my favorite Bible character! So it is probably no accident several of my poems would mirror that sentiment of hearing God's still small voice. I'm so glad you enjoyed this!

    Thank you,
    Marcie :-)

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  3. Beautiful Marcie. I think this is one of my favorites. You did a wonderful job.

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