my words are spilled out on page
whichever two dimensional tablet I choose.
His insides are spilled out on ground
whichever lifeless surface I choose.
How do I make my words count?
They are only sounds spelled out
I throw them into the air
speak life to them with hot breath.
How do I make His death count?
Blood has fallen on dead flesh
He’s splattered it everywhere
and sighed last with death rattle.
and I pour out my words infused with His life.
It was His life for mine.
His Words for mine.
An excellent exchange.
What about for Him?
Was the trade good for Him?
aside from obedience?
Make my life count, Jesus
Who lives forever.
Make my words count, Lord
Counting with dear Ann:
232. Easter brunch with my Bible Study girls!!
234. Coloring Eggs with little ones…
235. A surprise in the parking lot, a sponge painted sky…
237. A day to write to my heart’s content.
239. Standing at the door of my weekly place of grace.
240. Bluebell, cockel shells, Evy, Ivy over!
243. The yeasty smell of bread raising…
244. My children inviting people to Easter brunch…:)
245. Getting to see the batmobile in action!
246. Leftover muffins to give to neighbors as Easter treat!
…sharing a playdate with Laura:
shared over at D’Verse Poets
34 thoughts on “Poured out. empty.”
Was the trade good for Him? Make my life and words count. Amen.
I know that we can never be good enough…that was the point in His coming…but in gratitude, I just want my life to count for His kingdom, you know?
As amazing and mindboggling as it is, He gained me…
And He gained His Father’s pleasure.
what a great post!
His Father’s pleasure, there is no greater reward.
Beautiful prayer. Prayed along with you. I read it several times.
I’m so glad that it spoke to you…
A great thought/prayer for anyone who uses words to communicate. 🙂
Thanks Patti! It does feel like you are emptying out when you are really in the groove, doesn’t it?
Oh…this is just lovely…”My words in me.His Life for me.and I pour out my words infused with His life.It was His life for mine.His Words for mine.” I love this….will take this with me:) blessings~
I’m glad that you are taking a ilttle bit of me with you.
How do I make his death count? These are words I will be ruminating on this week. Beautiful prose. And I love the photos, I want to walk into Narnia:)
Let’s go together!
I find my home in your poetry more than anything else. really beautiful friend.
This is the greatest compliment I’ve ever had about my writing. I am humbled, dear friend thank you…
Joining you kd, in making this “excellent exchange” count for Him as well. Inspiring and thought-provoking words. Thanks so much!
I’m glad to have a pilgrim joining me!
I’m pouring out emptiness today too…
“An excellent exchange”. Yes!
He has made the great exchange for us…
His Father’s pleasure…that’s worth striving for.
My obedience. That’s what I’m aiming for.
And the exchange? God says it’s worth it. I humbly accept…
beautiful words spilled here, Kim.
(and yay for the batmobile and muffins!) 🙂
All for Him,
Like the old L’oreal commercials…We’re worth it!
Such beautiful words! Yes. Make my life count, Jesus.
Thank you dear Theresa!
Yes, I do think. Such a good exchange. We win in this one. For sure. Praying with you, friend. Jesus, make my life count…
I’m glad to have your prayers…for where two or more….
Making my life and words count. My goal. And sometimes in the middle of the mundane I need to remember and choose, again, to make them count.
Yes, it is the ordinary that steals life…
how do we make his death count, live like it did…that will spread love like the virus it is…
I want that more than anything. To live like I really believe it all…all of those life giving Words He spoke.
A meaningful prayer. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for praying it with me.
Lovely words, pictures, and list thankfulness… Indeed he is the “word-giver”… of any word that is good and lovely and worthwhile… love that title for him.
Yes, He is the Word. The more I write, the more I have to trust Him to have anything to say at all. 🙂
Your life DOES count, with every good deed you do.
I LOVE the one of the egg decorating. Kids are always so cute.
Nice to meet you!
Nice to meet you as well Jannie!