Monday, May 28, 2012

Today I'm feeling accomplished and pleased, so I decided to blog about it.


Heavenlyprincess' Artwork
     


Yesterday Jordan Newhouse (Heavenlyprincess) showed me the artwork she'd made with one of my poems. I'd totally forgotten I'd given her permission to use it, so it was an awesome surprise!

Today Rose finished up a review of my poetry book, Sixteen So In Love With You  . It's the first time anyone has written a blog review of it! *Is so happy*

I've also been working on my fantasy book, Rider Of Pure Motion, and making some progress.



~ZA

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dangerous Distraction


Dangerous Distraction 4/30/12

Slowly uncurling my fingers,
I reach for what You hold,
But something catches my eyes,
With colors flashing bold.

Quickly reacting in wonder,
I shove out my open hand,
And feel the world's light touches,
Like grainy drifting sand.

Easily forgetting Your teaching,
I play without a care,
But I do not see the monster,
With crafty lurking glare.

Suddenly glimpsing this danger,
I lunge for open free,
And fall deeper in the hurting,
That's deathly tearing me.

Bitterly defending my choices,
I sob with wrenching doubt,
And shake in my worries,
Life bloody leaking out.

Finally falling in sorrow,
I can no longer cope,
And plead that You will answer,
This only crying hope.

Mightily rescuing from danger,
You sweep me from that place,
And take me in Your arms
With fully forgiving grace.

~ZA
Copyright © 2012 Ophelia M. Flowers

Saturday, May 19, 2012

You Of Little Faith


I was reading from Matthew, and the words, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" really stuck out to me. My lab top was on, so I grabbed it and started typing.

He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. - Matthew 8:26

 You Of Little Faith 5/10/12

“Lord, I do not see You!
I do not understand.
Why must I face mountains
If You've got all things planned?”

You of little faith,
Why are you so afraid?
I created looming mountains;
I calm the stormy waves.”


“Lord, why must I do this?
When will You rescue me?
If You are guiding all,
Why can I still not see?”

You of little faith,
Why do you doubting fear?
I placed the world in motion,
I see each moment clear.”


"Lord, please don't leave me!
I'm pleading for Your joy!
I'm crying in the whirlwind,
Flying like a useless toy.”

You of little faith,
Why do you tremble so?
I formed the earth and heavens,
I'll never let you go.”


“Lord, I do not know this!
I am so afraid.
Why is this life confusing?
This is not what I prayed.”

You of little faith,
Why aren't you trusting me?
I created your whole story,
I died to make you free.”

~ZA
Copyright © 2012 Ophelia M. Flowers

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My All




           Yesterday started out really good, but by the end of it I was crying with homesickness. As I looked back over the poem I wrote yesterday morning, God remind me that what I wrote when I was filled with joy didn't change just because I was sad.

           He is my joy, peace, strength, love, and hope- my everything- every single day, no matter what I may face in this life.



 My All 5/12/12


All of my joy,
Is in You.
All of my songs,
They come from You.
When my heart
Fills until it sings-
It's Your joy
That makes me smile
Today.



All of my peace
Is in You.
All of my trust,
It comes from You.
When I drop
To my knees-
It's Your peace
That makes me rest
Today.



 
All of my strength,
Is in You.
All of my steps,
Are following You.
When I start
To bend to the ground-
It's Your power
That makes me stand
Today.



 
All of my love,
Is from You.
All of my heart,
Belongs to You.
When I reach,
Until I cry-
It's Your love 
That makes me give
Today.




All of my hope
Is in You.
All of my dreams,
Are resting on You.
When I question,
What's coming for me-
It's Your hope
That makes me dream
Today.



All of me
Is in You.
Everything I am
Is because of You.
When I seek
With all my heart-
It is You
That makes me live
Today.



~ZA


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Copyright © 2012 Ophelia M. Flowers

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Because You Love Me

God loves me, and and love Him- and He is in control.
I am so blessed.


 Because You Love Me 4/4/12

Oh, because You love me,
I'm laughing to the skies.
Your promises are faithful,
Your judgments always wise.

Oh, because I love You,
My heart is glad inside.
Your grace is everlasting,
Your power deep and wide.

Oh, because You love me,
I'm praising Your sweet name.
Your love is peace encompassing,
Your might sings through the rain.

Oh, because I love You,
I'm pouring out my life.
Your blessings are perfection,
Your joys amid my strife.

Oh, because You love me,
I'm resting in Your hand.
Your voice is softly calling,
Your path through darkened lands.

~ZA

Copyright © 2012 Ophelia M. Flowers

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Crying To The Skies


   
           Bend, Pretend, Rend- I had those words written down in my poetry doc, wanting to write a poem with them. Today I finally figured out how they made a poem.

Crying To The Skies 5/2/12

Crying to the skies I start to bend.
Screaming in the pain, I can't pretend.
Curling in a ball, feeling my heart rend.
Wishing for relief only You can send.

Praying for the fears most can't see.
Asking for assurance You're with me.
Knowing You guide all I'll be.
Calling to the Love that set me free.

Hearing Your voice as I pray.
Giving on the altar my fears today.
Listening to what You have to say.
Trusting You'll hold, come what may.


~ZA
Image: Link
Copyright © 2012 Ophelia M. Flowers