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You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask,

‘Who touched me?’

” But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it.”

Mark 5:31,32

Friends, my husband is a compassionate soul, with a caring heart. Richard Meadows, Jr. has a gift for enlightening the hearers of God’s word! Read his poignant devotional and relish on what dwells deep within each of us, which is a desire to draw closer to God! Enjoy:

Just to be close to you, just to be close to you is my desire….”

A few years ago Teddy Turpin, former Minister of Music at Calvary
Baptist Church sang the song that spoke to my heart. He sang about being close
with God and his creation. It was sung early in the morning and usually could be
hummed all day. The thought of being close to the holy would be on my mind as it
is now.

That’s me being so close yet so far away from my creator.

I have a busy day ahead and it includes going to a prayer breakfast and
talking to church folks but at the same time trying to remain present with God.
True the Scriptures are full of reminders of God being present with us, a
Parakletos (Gr.) to help us along the journey. Just as the kids use cell phones
and walk with each other and are not present with one another, I too can ignore
my comforter.

At times I am just that busy. I don’t notice my environment, nature,
people, or the spiritual atmosphere when I am so busy. I am trying more often to
turn inward to listen to my own heart beat and the sound of my own breath.

These are sounds which in the past have aggravated me. They were annoying
because I have no need to hear my own heart beat. I ask myself why the doctors
listen to my breathing and my heart beat. Press on my abdomen and listen to my
digestive system? My inward body tells the doctors more than my mouth. My three major systems; circulatory, pulmonary and digestive tell the doctors how healthy I am.

I imagine that is why Jeremiah wrote “I the LORD search the heart, [I] try
the reins.” With an inward movement maybe I can hear what God hears, or become increasingly aware of what is going on inside of me. Maybe Teddy’s words to his song should be “Just to be close to me.”

The woman in Mark 5 knew that is she got closer to Jesus she would be
healed. I know that if I allow myself to get closer to God I will feel better.
If I allow myself to get closer to me I will feel better.

My inward journey will allow me to hear me and see me more clearly. I share
this because clarity is good for the soul.

Prayer: “Hear me Oh God as I try to hear myself and what you are saying to me by your Spirit. Let your words saturate my being and bring me joy as only you can bring to me your wonderful child. Keep us in the peace that understands every heart and mind. Allow needs to be met and desires to be fulfilled on this day.

Devotional Written on April 4, 2009 by:

Rev. Richard D. Meadows, Jr., (MDiv.)

You are invited you to visit other devotional writings of
The Morning Son also on iseecolor.com

So Happy To Share:

Linda Mose Meadows, Author

The Blessedness of Believing

A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises (Tate, Nov. 2007)http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/


Every scripture is God-breathed….so that the man of God may be complete
and proficient, well-fitted and throughly equipped for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMP)
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. inspirational poet with an attitude of faith!
Poetic MindState
Words for The Heart Thoughts from the Soul

Sometimes it just has to be said! The expressions, the words must spill out of our mouths – holding back will do us in! Did your mother ever tell you that you just had to have the last word? I remember hearing it said, “Watch your mouth!” or “Just say it and get it off your chest! But you better be careful what you say! ” Well those of us that had to have our say knew we weren’t going to miss out on an golden opportunity to express what our hearts were aching to share! I suspect that our friend TonyL. Jefferson, Jr. doesn’t suffer with that problem of burying his words either.
A man with a heart to share-oh what a wonderful thing! Just prepare yourself to embrace the sentiment! Meet a beloved poet and visual artist with a compassionate spirit and a yearning for soul seeking truths and righteouness. Yes,that’s him. Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. a military man ( US Army), passionate about our/his humanity, emploring his readers to examine our/his responsibility to one another, the universe and yes, appreciating his/our calling to live our best lives, that’s who this young man is.
Read his work, I’m sure you’ll concurr, it’s evident that he’s living in step with the divine! His is a heatbeat in rythm to the tune of God’s love. I applaud his work, his energy and respect this poet’s voice which crys out in the wilderness to see past our selves, reach for brighter days and believe that all things are possible. I entreat you to become familiar with the outstanding blog of: Poetic MindState Words for The Heart Thoughts from the Soul !
Come on friends, listen with receptive spirits while you then lovingly speak your minds and hearts and be assured that God has equipped us for the journey ahead! Speak to our hearts Holy Spirit!

By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

Nobody hears the world cry
They just stand by and watch it die
But I heard its soul weep
What a sad sound it was
The sound was soulful and very deep
I say, “hey there world, why do you cry?”
It says to me with a sorrowed tone
No one respects me
No one cares
I feel so neglected
But I have hope to be corrected
Unappreciated is the feeling I feel most
The people that walk me do nothing but boast
They say hey look what I did today
Instead of saying thank you earth for providing the necessities
Because of you world my life can be prosperous
The earth grew a soul and I heard it speak
It said save me from myself
Cause I am spinning out of control

Poetry printed with author’s permission

Lovingly Submitted by:

Linda Mose Meadows, Author
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises

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