First Thirst

Lord, the world is so full of beautiful things

The sights and sounds of all that life brings

How quickly we adore created things

Before the one who brought all into being.

Lord help us to remember what must come first

Bind our hearts to Yours and teach us to thirst

For the things that please You and heal others hurts

When we falter forgive us 

Don’t remember our worst.

Lord, the world is so full of beautiful things 

The sights and sounds of all that life brings 

Father, help us to praise You before all things 

Then let us enjoy all that life brings. 

Tina W.

June 8, 2020

Priorities: Love, Desire and Joy

“Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’”

Matthew 22:37 (NKJV)

“I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same.”

C.S . Lewis

“Then it dawned on me that this is good and proper: to eat and drink and find the good in all the toil that we undertake under the sun during the few days God has given, for this is our lot in life. Also, God gives wealth, possessions, and power to enjoy those things, and He allows them to accept their lot in life and to enjoy hard work. This is God’s gift.  For people like this have no time to despair over life because God keeps them so busy with a deep-seated joy.”

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (The Voice)

(Photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user Comfreak.)

23 thoughts on “First Thirst

  1. This is really beautifully penned Ma’am!!😁😁😊😊
    The beauty of the poem is that the every line is so true and relatable..
    Though these line are extreme joyous to read

    “For the things that please You and heal others hurts

    When we falter forgive us

    Don’t remember our worst.

    Lord, the world is so full of beautiful things”

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    1. Awe, thank you so much Divyang. That’s very kind of you. 🙂🙂😊😊 I hope you are doing well. Since you are commenting on my blog you must be keeping safe! 😃😆 That’s good. I’m glad. 😊 You take care my friend. It’s always so nice to hear from you.

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  2. I love this so much! So beautiful. Yet also sadly true how we turn to other things to quench our thirst. “Father, help us to praise You before all things” Yes and Amen! ✝️🙏❤️

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  3. Hi Tina, Love your “praise” poem; and the baby elephant! Joy is my meditational word for Lent, and the phrase “deep-seated joy” is wonderful. Oh, Lord, we praise you for your blessings, love, hope, and joy! Thanks for brightening my day! Love and peace! 💖🌟🦋🌺

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    1. Thanks Jeanne. I didn’t know that Joy is the meditational word for lent. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Love and peace back at ya! 💓🌱⚘🌻🐞

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