Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Seek


"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:13

She calls herself a seeker,
and it pierces my heart.
For the familiar word has,
for many weeks now,
become confusing
as only words taken for granted
sometimes can.

It has haunted me -"seek."
How do I seek You Lord -
And how with my whole heart?

Will I find You in Your word,
Or in time spent in prayer?
Will I see You in creation,
or the faces that I pass?

I hear the words in worship,
"Here in Your presence,
I will seek Your face."*
And I long to see You,
To hear Your voice
and feel Your touch.

How will I seek You, Lord?


*"Here In Your Presence" Dennis Jernigan



This is my post for Emily's Imperfect Prose.




Blessings,
Linda

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for sending me there, Linda. What a wonderful gift to hear Ann's voice speak on such a heart-topic!

    How are you? I'm behind on life again :) And laundry. But I'm catching up with you tonight...

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  2. lovely words.

    almost ready for casey to return to school on the 7th. the summer went by so fast.

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  3. i long for this, too... linda, i long, and i cling to this: "you will find me, when you seek me with your whole heart..." and i find him here, in your post... thank you, friend, for this beautiful ode to our father. love you.

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  4. This was beautiful, Linda. And a beautiful way to start my morning.

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  5. wonderful verse...i tend to seek him in the woods...away from it all...or on the back deck early in the morning...nice.

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  6. Your beautiful words ring true...such a lovely poem. :-)

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  7. I like that (o:
    the older we get...We still need to seek rather than sit in the rocker and act like we are already there (o:

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  8. time passing fast...at warp speed.
    yes.

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  9. a word taken for granted much, yes.

    your words are so true -- and i loved the link, as well.

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  10. i love the juxtaposition of that brassy everyday word of seeker w/ what it really means to seek him. i probably don't seek him enough but i'm so glad he has found me!

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  11. No one really seeks the Lord enough.
    Thankfully He still comes to us and
    draws us to seek Him even more.
    Beautiful words.
    Love,
    Sandy

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  12. hi... Linda. I am here. wonderful words. I loved hearing Ann's voice too....

    plus think it is amazing the traveling you did.

    awesome.

    hugs,
    Teena

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  13. your heart is so tender.
    I think it is good to always yearn, always wonder and strive.
    We can never stop learning . I can't anyway , Linda. I feel I'm so far behind always.

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  14. To seek his face and to know Him how wonderful! I read your comment on emily's post as well and it was helpful,thank you.

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  15. Thank you Linda for sharing all this with us. Beautiful.

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  16. yes yes how to seek him
    just plainly lovely

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  17. That is lovely and touching, Linda. Great words for that verse. I hope and pray that I never stop seeking Him.

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