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Surrendered, joyfully

  • O Lover of Souls, so long ago You did call me into your fold
  • But I, I on your invitation would not be sold

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You wanted me for Yourself
  • But I, I in the world wanted to excel

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You wanted to set me apart
  • But I, I had my own chart for my life’s arc

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You did invite me at Your table to dine 
  • But I, I instead chose at the world’s table to recline 

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You so graciously took my decline
  • And I, I lived life separated from your Vine

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You did forewarn me of perils to come
  • But I, I scoffed at the premonition for my way was not to be outdone 

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You so humbly bent Your Will to mine
  • And I, I embarked on my journey, outside of your Divine Design

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You, The Mighty One, were the first to gracefully surrender
  • And I, I ran after the world’s promises of glitz, glamor, pleasure, adventure and splendor

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You so freely let me go
  • And I, I reveled at the world’s dazzling show 

 

  • O Lover of Souls, You again forewarned me of many hard lessons to come
  • And I, I felt the message sink into my bones, but still from my way I would not be undone

 

  • To You, O Lover of Souls, I said “NO!”
  • And You, You kindly let me go and produce my own show

 

  • Thus,
  • Into the world I dove right in
  • Feeling mighty, proud, and hungry for a BIG win

 

  • The deeper into my way my being increased 
  • The further I strayed from the Holy Presence of Your Peace

 

  • Still, I did not make the connection 
  • That my self-serving profession was utter deception and causing my depression 

 

  • I did turn to You many times over
  • But it was only to cry on Your shoulder 

 

  • Finally, when I couldn’t take it any more, it dawned on me
  • Perhaps, just maybe, I should ask You for Your idea of how I and my life should be

 

  • Imagine that!
  • The beginning of the end of my being a spiritual brat!

 

  • From that moment on, life got better, little by little
  • It took time, much time, to undo a heart of brittle 

 

  • I have made a full circle and come to my beginning
    But now, i am Your portal, and my soul is brimming, grinning and singing 

 

  • It took a long time to pry me away from my pride
  • But now I see the Promises in being Your bride

 

  • Now, we are back to where we started 
  • But now I am more tender and soft hearted

 

  • Now, we are back to where we started 
  • Yet this time, Your Plan is the target

 

  • Now, I have no need to know the answers
  • For I have learned to trust You with all of my matters

 

  • O Lover of Souls, I now know Your yoke is easy
  • Because Your Grace, ABUNDANT GRACE is always with me

 

  • O Lover of Souls, I now KNOW your Promises are true
  • Because You can not deny renewing our lives when we choose You

 

  • All I need do is listen to Your Voice
  • Obeying You is my prime choice

 

  • Thank You for taking me back
  • Thank You for getting my on Your track 

 

  • “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
  • and all these things shall be added unto you.”
  • Jesus 

 

  • “I am the vine; you are the branches.
  • If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;
  • apart from me you can do nothing.”
  • Jesus

 

  • Joy in being surrendered to that which matters,
  • Irena As I Am and Mudyrk the Great
  • February 9, 2020 in the Year of our Love