Hope Resurrected (NaPoWriMo)

For Holy Saturday…

I will touch His hem, be healed…

Kneel at His cross, where Love did bleed.

I will pour from heart my tears and praise

Be lifted up…thus, hands to Him I raise.

For grace and mercy reign with Risen King

Hope resurrected, blessed Lord, I sing.

Dressed in radiance, my Savior lives…

Shed Blood covers sins, yes, Christ forgives.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

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ABC’s of Faith-Walk

http://www.napowrimo.net/day-nineteen-4/

Optional Prompt:  “write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet.”

Another eleventh hour entry, color me Amazed!

Able, Blessed to be Called by Christ

Divine invitation, heart’s Desire

Everything isn’t Easy about this Faith-walk

But it’s Greater than anything life without

It has offered…and Heaven’s at my

Rainbow’s end.  I’m sealed IN Christ Jesus

With Kiss of Holy Spirit…it’s LOVE‘S Marvelous

Magnificent journey, Nothing else will measure

Up NowOnly Jesus satisfies, gives Peace

In circumstances where no peace exists (mind

Filled with Questions Raging, Soul in Torment).

Undeserving of grace, I Understand He Views

Me through His Blood, Valuable—which is 

Wealth the World can’t afford (says I’m not 

Worthy)—but God’s thoughts, Ways are far

Above what people can conceive.

God’s communion with me is more than

Xenial; I’m not mere friend or guest, but

Beloved daughter…

He’s polished all my Yesterdays with

His goodness…so, I’ve got my Zeal on

Must talk-talk-talk about Him🙂

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

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Waiting World

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/rdp-monday-wait/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/world/

The world waits, breath held

Notes Resurrection Sunday

Hope’s burning candle

Hearts of various creed, faith

Pray for global miracles

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Hope (A to Z Challenge, Letter H)

Hope is Faith’s walking stick

I lean upon in silver, slowed years

Bent forward, eyes squinting to

See glories promised, and final

Assignment on marker up ahead…

Hope is an action, requires brain

And brawn (even if heart’s not

In it fully)…I rise from bed each 

Day, seek God’s face, His leading

Run race ordained, to destiny

Largely unknown, In Faith.

My hope is in Christ, Him alone…

Can’t build it on slippery sand

Of anything, anyone else.

Hope is not synonymous with

“Wish”…it’s founded on faith

Promises of God from His Word

What He’s seeded in heart…

Hope breathes, has live heartbeat

Even if mind’s ear can’t hear

Rhythmic sound within, of Spirit.

Because Christ lives, I can face

Tomorrow…I listen for His voice and hope.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

Bible Verses: biblehub.com

“…But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…” 1 Peter 3:15 ESV

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” 1 Peter 1:3 ESV

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23 ESV

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV

“Know that wisdom is sweet for your soul. If you find it, there is a future for you, and your hope will never be cut off.” Proverbs 24:14 Berean Study Bible

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 Berean Study Bible

“Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.” Psalm 119:114 King James Bible

“I wait for the LORD; my soul does wait, and in His word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5 Berean Study Bible

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Psalm 42:11 ESV

Calm Currents

 

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/elemental-writing-challenge-april-3/

This week’s focus is AIR.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.  Calm

Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay

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Calmer now, emotional turbulence slowed

Joy returns, wafting on hope’s confidence

That adjustments can be made with

Relative ease…no need for panic, no

Jumping off balconies…just hop in

Vibrant colorful balloon, float, soar

Be at peace once more…

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

Gifts for Everyone

FOWC with Fandango — Retro

http://www.napowrimo.net/one-week-down/

Host’s Prompt:  Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

It may be “retro” to wave

Peace sign, sing “all we

Need is love”…but if it were

In my power to hand out

Gifts to Everyone, friends

And strangers alike, those

Would be among presents

I’d glad and generously

Bestow… Like glitter, I’d

Sprinkle JOY, erase your

Frown lines… serve each

Heart a chocolate soufflé

Of HOPE.  And the gift I’d

Most desire for myself, as

Well as to share:  eyes and

Ears of understanding, so

That when we’re with other

People we could truly see

Them, hear who they are

Know what they’re about…

Glimpse tears, listen to

The unspoken melodies

They carry closed within.

I’m not asking to be like

Him, but that’s how God

Knows each soul…inside

Out, upside down, sideways.

Idealistic, naive, a romantic…

I might be mistaken, but if we

Understood better, persons

Near and far—perhaps we’d

Love better, more…if we loved

From place of empathic knowing

We’d probably find real peace

Waits in the wings…an open door

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

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