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Inspirational Meditations

Updated on September 6, 2014

My own poems and thoughts about the things that matter in life

Enjoy thinking about the things which are priceless but can be free to you if you look hard enough. Possessions do not give us lasting pleasure. We are spiritual beings and we need a full spiritual life. Don't be side-tracked by the things you have, use them to give you time to nourish your spirit.Enjoy these Inspirational Meditations

Greater than great

An inspirational meditation on God Himself

There is never an end

To the things I can say

About You, Holy God.

You stretch back for ever

In eternity,

Forwards for always,

And even inwards

Forever and ever.

You are Spirit

And yet more beautiful

Than any physical being.

Scintillating and flamboyant.

Stretching our imagination

To try to get a grip

On your splendour.

I worship you humbly.

Bowed down

By your magnificence.

Yet you too humbled yourself

To become human as Jesus.

Dying our death for us.

Rising to bring us life.

How perfect you are in love

Glorious Creator

A few thoughts about God, which are always so inadequate

God the centre of all inspirational meditations

God the Infinite dwells with me,

Vaster than the ocean,

Deeper than the sea.

God the almighty dwells with me

Stronger than the tempest

Fiercer than tsunami

God the all-seeing, has me in his care,

Watches all around me,

Seeing everywhere.

God the all-knowing one,

Knows each step I take,

Watches o'er my progress,

Sleeping or awake

Dancing light unseen, unseeable.

Moving like the wind from where to where.

God my Redeemer permeating everything,

In him we live and move and are.

Music of the spheres sing his praise,

Thunderclap, volcano spout, mighty sea roar

All dwarfed by His magnificence.

Far too wonderful to be trapped in a poem, God my Creator

We all need to think about eternity

Do it now

We are living in time and yet eternity is all around us invading time. God who inhabits eternity also lives with us by his Spirit and brings eternity into our lives. We can rise above the mundane and fellowship with our God in eternity. Take time to enjoy eternity for soon there will be no more time for you. It will be good to be in eternity if you have practised being there while still being here.

From my garden

Love that never gives up

Inspirational meditation on God's love for his children

Such love for you and me,

And in such abundance.

How can we take it in?

We who are so selfish, so interested in ourselves

And yet he loves us

And goes on loving us through thick and thin.

And he will enable us to love one another,

His example will inspire us

To help each other on the road of Life.

To give even though it costs all

Just as he did for us.

There's a sting in this one

You so great and us so small without you.

God the Inspirer of all my inspirational meditations

I try to catch you with my words,

But you are elusive as an eel.

To catch the essence of you my God

But you slip through my fingers,

And will not be confined

In my understanding.

How great you are,

How small I am,

How small my picture of you.

Greatness is not enough

Splendour not sufficient

To describe you,

No word can tie you down.

I marvel at the wonder of who you are,

But my contemplation is not enough

To come near you.

And so my finite brain

Will rest in you because the work of understanding is too hard for it.

And yet you urge me on,

To try again,

To scale the heights.

Onward and upward.

Seeking after you,

My God.

In Jesus we see you,

Not a pale reflection

But the very embodiment of all that you are.

In him the immortal dies

To bring us life.

And so we should die to self

And live for him.

"O that men would praise the Lord."

O that I would.

What flimsy worship we offer you

With so little fervour,

So little energy.

Lord, stir up your spirit in me,

Get for yourself the worship due to you.

And help us cast away the trappings of our life,

That we cling to and that drag us down

May we move on to the new life

And not cling to the old.

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The Fallen woman

Brash trash standing shameless in the street,

Flaunting her looks while there is time.

Beckoning with scarlet crooked talon

To attract the sleazy men in their cars.

Is this how you see her, this woman

Who has spent all her life as men's sex object?

In her childhood her father abused her

Setting her on this road.

What chance has she ever had?

No wonder the harlots really loved Jesus.

He recognised their loyalty one to another,

Their generosity of spirit

He had no trouble forgiving them.

That problem was reserved for the pharisees

So which would you rather be, the pharisee so proud and haughty,

Or the harlot humble and repentant?

Read about Rahab the harlot in another lens.

Easy to write, not so easy to do

Inspirational love

Jesus, and can it be that you love me so.

And I so small and weak without you.

Yet you give me the heart of a lion,

When I come to you in faith.

You give me the desire to tell others

Of your saving grace,

Free to all who will believe.

Help me to take the scales from their eyes.

Poor wandering things

Entangled by the trappings of life.

The pile of possessions,

Such a crippling load.

The must-have gadgets

Stifling their souls.

The continual chasing after the wind.

Come Lord into their lives.

Bring the things that are true.

The things of yourself.

Teach us to accept your salvation

And teach us to live as you did.

Always for the good of others.

Some of the Creator's handiwork

Wonderful

The inspiration of nature

Open your eyes he is all around

Jesus, Creator, Lord.

See him as you see the wind in the trees.

It blows, you cannot see it

But the trees show you where it is.

See the marvel of a newborn baby.

Unique, made by the joining of an egg

And that one sperm in a million

That won the race and made that baby who she is,

Special and priceless,

None other like her.

God likes variety.

That is why we are all unique.

That is why each puppy is unique also

Each horse, each cow

Each one different.

As we look around we see his handiwork.

Marvel at the wonder of it all.

If you rush and hurry

You will miss it.

See the trees in Spring

Leaves gradually unfolding.

That special colour of the oak leaves

Before they reach green.

It's only there for a few days

And then you have missed it

Until next year.

Where is your sense of wonder?

You had it as a child.

What robbed you of it?

Yes, I know

You have to make a living.

But can't you spare a moment now and then

To wonder

I wonder where our sense of wonder went!

Autumn in Wales

Let tomorrow look after tomorrow.

I stood on the edge of Tomorrow

With one foot still in Today

I wanted to see the future.

As yet it seemed quite grey.

But I put my hand in the Saviour's hand

And felt safe as I heard him say,

"All your Tomorrows are kept by me

You cannot have them today.

I will be with you and keep you secure

When Tomorrow becomes your Today.

I hold the secret key to Tomorrow.

So leave it with me

And enjoy Today.

Drink from the well of my living water

Which is new for your every Today."

He doesn't worry about tomorrow.

Escape

The day is packed with activity,

We have no time to think.

At home the family

Craves our attention

Then it is bedtime

And we sleep.

No room for peace,

No room for stillness

Only sleep

Is putting back

The necessary calm.

But this is not enough.

We need "me" time

In order to find "His" time.

He created, we need recreation.

We need to ponder our God and his greatness.

To put ourselves and our lives into perspective.

Why are we doing all this rushing about anyway?.

Do the kids really need yet another mobile phone?

Do we really need all those laptops?

All those wii.

What bliss to get out of the computer controlled house,

And spend some time out of doors watching the kids getting some healthy exercise.

Out in God's wonderful world.

Don't let technology rule your life,

Useful as it can be.

Search after your God in the green outdoors.

Search and you will find.

Sweetly Blooming

The tenderness of God

Lord you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray. Encourage us to bring all our worries and problems to you as well as all our joys. Your heart is full of tenderness toward your children. You are not waiting to catch us out, but you are waiting to care for us more tenderly than any mother, you are more full of care for us than any father. You want to take away our weakness and make us strong to do your will. You want to take away our fear so that we can help others see past their fear, to you and your acceptance. Amen.

Winter beauty

Babe in the manger

You lie on the prickly hay

Protected by the strips of cloth

Around you wound.

That Mary has saved from old underwear.

The cow nudges you,

As she digs in

For a mouthful of hay.

And yes you do cry,

Because you are a healthy,

Human baby and they all cry.

On your tiny breaths

Hang the destiny of the world.

Emmanuel,"God with us,"

In a dung-filled cave,

Risking tetanus.

Your only protectors

A young woman,

And a carpenter.

God has entrusted His Son

To these two humble folk,

Who take you from the filthy stable

To a house in Bethlehem,

Once the census crowds have dispersed

And made room for the King of kings

To have humble,

But cleaner shelter.

A humble start for the Man-God

Who always lived humbly

And with utter determination

Made His way over thirty- three years

To the cross of His destiny for us.

Side view of Prescott Baptist Chapel - This Old Chapel has now Closed Down

It's raining again!!

Why do we hate the rain so in England?

When it patterns on our window

And lashes in the street?

This is God's wonderful gift of Life to us,

Making the pastures lush and green,

Filling the cows with wholesome milk.

Why do we hate it so?

Why?

When it makes us fat and rich do we say,

"What an awful day!"

When our very lives depend on it.

Many would happily exchange it with us

For their constantly burning, cruel sun.

Many would say," Let us have your home in the green valleys.

You can have our desert sand

And rocky, bare hills."

Then we might realize our ingratitude.

Then we might turn to God and be thankful.

Thank you, Lord for the full rushing river.

Thank you Lord for the spongy moor,

That holds the rain ready for later.

Thank you Lord for the puddles the children love to splash in.

(If Health and Safety will let them do it any more.)

Thank you for the grey days of rain

That make us appreciate the sunny days more.

Thank you for a wholesome variety.

Made of all things.

Love everlasting

An inspirational meditation on God's wonderful love

"That your joy may be complete"

This is what Jesus wishes for you.

So remain in his wonderful love.

Do his bidding,

Love God, love your neighbour.

Remain in his love,

His wonderful love.

Don't step outside of it.

It's cold out there

In the dark,

Away from the warmth of his love.

Remain, stay still, where you are in his love.

Rest in him, perfectly content, perfectly at home.

All that is good is here

His love will not fail you.

It was born in eternity

And will last forever,

Even as it lives with you, here, now.

It is strong as death,

Even stronger

Having been the way of the cross

And through death into

Everlasting Life.

You can't do it

So you want to keep God

In tidy little boxes,

Neatly all in a row.

Just in front of you,

On the table.

Where you can keep an eye on Him.

Stop him doing anything sudden,

Or surprizing.

It's so bad for your nerves

To have Him jumping out,

Invading everything.

So much calmer to keep Him

Under your control.

BUT

You can't do it.

He is a God of surprizes.

You can't limit Him to whom

He will save.

You want it to be all the nice, predictable people,

But His grace reaches

Far and wide.

He has a habit of forgiving the unforgivable

After all He came for the sinners,

Not the righteous.

Don't think you can limit Him.

He is more unpredictable

Than a jack-in-the-box.

The home coming

They tell me I'm leaving this sweet green land.

This land of my youth and my age.

I've sojourned here for many long years

And grown so used to its rhythm.

Is it really time to up sticks

And move on.

No, not to another earthly lodge,

But to that final home.

We fear that passage so much.

Yet why should I?

I have opened a window

Every day

And looked out over Eden.

I've talked to my Lord,

Omnipotent King.

Felt his arms tenderly surround me.

Known His love wash through my soul.

So why should I fear

To live with Him entirely.

He the greatest Friend I have.

The Lover of my soul.

So look up and watch for Him.

With glad expectation in your heart.

He comes to gather you to His heart.

You have spent your earthly life

Following His Son.

Trusting in Him alone.

Now comes the sweet eternal meeting.

Meeting no more to part.

Wake Up Call

The christians had a meeting

They enjoyed it very much.

There was fun and laughter,

Singing too.

Camaraderie.

Much"Hail fellow, well met."

It was good to be there.

But outside a world was sinking,

Weeping, desolate.

Outside the world was dying

Not knowing of a Saviour's love.

The christians were wrapped up

In their warm fellowship.

Outside it was cold.

Death walked the streets

And there was no one there

To challenge him.

Self righteous

You are honest and upright,

Good,I applaud you,

But are you also a stuffed shirt?

Are you looking down your nose

At people without your advantages?

Are you proud of yourself

In a haughty way?

So glad you are not like others?

You might think you are

On the road to heaven,

But heaven's king

Has very high standards

And won't let you in

Unless you are perfect.

Absolutely perfect.

"Not much chance for you then,"

You say, knowing my imperfections.

But I have a secret

For Jesus has given me

His perfect robe of righteousness.

Clothed in that I have

A certain reserved ticket

To get into heaven.

You can have it too.

Just throw away that rubbish

Which you are depending on

The robe of righteousness don.

Your so-called good

Was like dung in God's eyes.

Throw it on the midden

Where it belongs

And take the perfection of the Saviour

Who died for you.

Kneel and Pray

At the end of a busy day

Kneel and pray.

Thank the Lord above

For all His care and love.

Kneel and pray.

Was the going tough?

Did things seem rough?

Kneel and pray.

Your Father understands,

You are in His hands.

Kneel and pray.

Were there hours of joy

That time will not destroy?

Kneel and pray.

Thank Him for all things.

Through all He brings

A peace to your heart

That will not depart.

Kneel and pray.

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    • mel-kav profile image

      mel-kav 4 years ago

      Beautiful poems - very inspirational. I will definitely have to come back and visit to finish reading all of your poems and links. Thank you for sharing.

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      CoachGary 4 years ago

      Beautiful and inspiring lens

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      GabrielaFargasch 4 years ago

      Wow!! These are beautiful! What a wonderful way to praise our Lord!

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      deforst 4 years ago

      You are clearly a good friend standing by your friends in their time of need. I have suffered depression myself and found solace in meditation. Thank you for your beautiful poems, I wish you all the best in your challenge!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lovely poems, lovely lens, inspiring, thank you.

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      This is lovely and inspirational.

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Lovely poetry lens! ^_^ It's inspiring too!

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      PoeticChristian 5 years ago

      Awesome lens and beautiful poetry with lots of floetry. I too am a poet. I have well over 300 poems written. God is Awesome! Look for PCO Poetry

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens, the poetry is inspiring and the layout is captivating.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      Beautiful, beautiful thoughts. You definitely have a sense of wonder and love our God of surprises. What a treat to find this lens today.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Being able to write is a gift from God, I see you have that gift :)

      You live in such a beautiful part of England.

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Great poetry and love your photos also.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      "What flimsy worship we offer you." How true! Good stuff, Liz. Thanks for sharing it with me.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Your poetry is so meaningful. I enjoyed reading it as it made me think awhile. All too often I worry about what tomorrow is going to bring for us. So much so that my "today" days can be ruined. Thankyou.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Lovely poetry! I write poetry as well. Blessing this lens!

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The poems are very inspirational. They truly are prayers.

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      A beautiful lens, thank you for sharing your poems.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      your poems are incredible...well put together lens and well deserved 5* rating

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I enjoyed and am continuing to enjoy these meditations

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love Jesus more than anything. I've meditate on His amazing love everyday! Great lens! Very inspirational. 5*****

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      Anthony Godinho 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Simply beautiful and so well-written - gorgeous pictured too - another 5* lens!

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      JoleneBelmain 8 years ago

      Excellent Lens!! Welcome to Poetry Poetry Poetry... 5 stars for you :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Your poetry really touched me. Very moving and from the heart. WOW!

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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      This is a lovely lens and your photographs are just wonderful!

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      Liz Mackay 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      [in reply to Janusz] Thank you for your blessing Janusz. I will try to keep up the good work.

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      Janusz LM 8 years ago

      Yes, it does good to pause once in a while & marvel at Gods work. Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      Liz Mackay 8 years ago from United Kingdom

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      Liz Mackay 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      [in reply to Snozzle] Thanks Mike. I've put the guest book in A bit about me. Hadn't realized it wasn't there!

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      Snozzle 8 years ago

      What a thought provoking collection. 'Eternity is all around us' - if only we could remember this all the time.

      Off subject: why not put a Guest Book on your lens about yourself.

      Best wishes,

      Mike.

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      Liz Mackay 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      In the dark watches of the night

      I come to you.

      Sleep has left me,

      So I commune with you

      My thrice holy God

      Father, Son and Spirit

      Living with me here

      In time

      And yet I am.

      In touch with eternity

      One day I will turn and find myself in eternity forever.

      By then I will have spent time in eternity so often

      That it will not be a foreign country to me

      Like Enoch you will take me home,

      Into the arms of my Saviour

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      Liz Mackay 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      [in reply to AndrewShim] thanks for your comment Andrew. Even those of us who know this still rush too much.

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      Liz Mackay 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      [in reply to AndrewShim] thanks for your comment Andrew. Even those of us who know this still rush too much.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nicely done. Your opening sentence is very apt for today's mad, mad rush, rush world. Eternity IS beckoning.

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      Liz Mackay 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      [in reply to spirituality] Thanks very much Spirituality. I will take your advice. I'm really enjoying this site.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great start. to make it better you can ask for feedback at the squidu forum http://www.squidu.com/ , where you can also make friends and find interesting lenses. It's a community here and we'd like you to be part of it.