Monday, January 25, 2010

Pilgrim's Progress.........

"For this is God, Our God Forever and Ever; He will be our Guide, Even to death."
-Psalm 48:14

The appeal of the past, callously clear,
Inducing dependence on what I know
Illusory insurance against pain, fear, loss...
A stagnant security
A tangible trajectory
Leading to a land no longer living

But in the periphery His pull persists
The still small sway
Quietly, consistently
Courting my attention
Vying for my vision
Compelling me to follow onto foreign ground

Faith peers into the foreboding fog
And instead perceives a Pillar of Cloud
Carving safe passage through walls of water
A Beneficence beckoning into the beyond

Leaving my yesterdays in memoriam
Abandoning their sinking sand
Freed from specious stability and the slavery of sentiment
I gather the little that's left of me
And step forward....

His Shepherding my only surety
Bolstered by His unseen Hand
Regenerate promise sustains me
The way unfolds,
I travel on.....

-E.A.A. "Hindsfeet" 01/25/10

"For this is God,
Our God Forever and Ever;
He will be our Guide,
Even to death."
-Psalm 48:14


  1. One of your best, H. This was a great way for me to start my day. Very nicely done.

  2. I always have to read your blogs a few times through - they really make one think. I felt this almost especially written for me, since I'm the girl who often thinks on the past and treasures it. That's the way God works through you... this is beautiful and a lot to be learned.


  3. Well, I guess I just lost the comment I added... I'll try again. I was just saying that I have to read your blog items over a few times, because there's a lot to take in. I feel like this one was especially written just for me, since I'm a girl who dwells a lot on the past and treasures it. That is how God works through you. It's beautiful.

  4. Hey Linda...

    I hear ya....I'm surprised I didn't turn into a pillar o' salt a long time ago, ya know what I'm sayin'? Sometimes I think I look back as a defence mechanism against the fear I sometimes feel about the unknown in the future...the past sometimes feels safer and there's that temptation to medicate with nostalgia...

    But just really feeling God's encouragement to trust that I can move forward in faith instead of fear, in expectation of his goodness, grace, and mercy, instead of dread and a sense of impending doom, haha, a little hyperbole there, but, ya know what I mean...

    Thanks for the encouragement, Linda...

    Hope you have a good rest of your week over there, Girl : )

  5. p.s. Linda...

    On that note, a cool verse comes to mind...Haggai 2:9 ... "'The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts"

    Also Job 42:12 - "Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning..."

    Talk about encouragement! : )

  6. When things in my life would get rough, I would begin to long for 'my Egypt' where, even though I had been in bondage, at least I had this or that need filled. But God brought me out of my Egypt (it was a long journey!) and into the Promised Land and I know this is so much better than where I had been before. My days in Egypt definitely were 'sinking sand'. On Christ the solid rock I stand!

  7. Good reminder, Joy.....I'm glad your comment brought me back to this place today......How soon we forget.....

    thanks, as always....