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More Inspirational Meditations

Updated on September 9, 2014

A continuation of Inspirational Meditations

Here I continue to explore my feelings and beliefs about God and our relationship with Him. I begin with a simple poem about daisies with no apparent connection with God, but then God is in everything. Most of my inspirational meditations don't rhyme, but the one about daisies does. I talk about the weather and politics. Also there is a very personal poem in memory of a friend who died earlier this year.


The photo is mine.

Daisies Pied

Two colours predominate with daisies,

White and yellow.

Clean and bright,

Each little fellow.

Gardener's bane

On the grass he wants plain.

But child's joyous plaything,

Woven in a ring.

Sturdy stems by a thumbnail split,

Joined to each other,

On a youthful head to sit.

When play is over

Cast down in the clover,

To wither and dry.

Left there to die.

Pentecost

A inspirational meditation on the first Whitsuntide

And so there is a time to wait.

Probably the hardest thing for we humans to do.

WAIT!

We don't like waiting for a bus,

Waiting for a hospital appointment,

For a child to be born.

And yet waiting is so important.

After Jesus had gone,

The disciples waited.

What went through their minds

At that time?

They looked back

Over the three years

Spent with Jesus.

Years packed with healing

And forgiveness.

Now he was gone,

Ascended to heaven,

And he had told them

To wait.

They ate a little

And slept a little

And then dawned the morning

Of the Feast of First Fruits.

A time to fast and pray.

The waiting was over.

Divided flames of fire

Came through a violent

Sound of wind.

The flames flew to each head

The Spirit had come.

Jesus, meek and mild ?

Well maybe "meek", but certainly not "mild".

"Meek" is a word they used of a powerful horse

That was under his rider's control.

But "mild" he was not.

Kind to the sinner

And the ill.

But not "mild".

Was he "mild" with the pharisees?

No, he told them the harsh reality,

That they were at the back of the queue in his kingdom.

"Mild?" when he overturned the tables

Of the moneychangers in the temple?

And drove out the animals

From the court of the gentiles.

Because commerce was more important to them

Than that the gentiles should come to God.

"Mild?" when he comes to us in this age,

And speaks in our mind

About all life's inequalities,

Unfairness and injustice.

Telling us to be like him

And stand firmly on the side

Of the outcast and stranger.

He is not mild and he will not allow us to be so.

By all means be "meek", like a war horse

Going into battle

Under its rider's control.

But never be "mild", like a pint of warm beer.

Be strong to do the master's bidding.

God is angry?

.Are you afraid,

God is angry with you?

Then fear not

For He says

Come to me.

Come in Jesus name

All who are afraid

And there will be

Nothing to fear.

Jesus has made the way back to God.

If you are afraid,

there is no need to fear.

HOWEVER

If you are a pharisee,

Trusting in your own holiness,

You have much to fear.

God's standard is

Total perfection,

and if you cannot match that

And yet you insist on trusting in

your own good works.

You are doomed indeed.

God's wrath will fall on you.

But if you will turn,

Leave your own putrid righteousness,

Turn to Jesus,

For His blood-bought, golden perfection.

If you will let Him

Clothe you

In His garment of praise.

Even you the once

Proud and haughty pharisee.

Even you can be brought back to God

Fear Not.

Timid soul,

Did I frighten you,

With my talk of God's wrath?

That talk is not for you.

For you He extends a hand of gentleness

And says "Come to me,

And I will give you rest."

The rest you are seeking,

The chance to let go of those things

You hate about yourself.

To relinquish your sins.

For Jesus has paid their price.

Don't cling on to the sorrow

They leave in you.

As to some security blanket.

Leave it all

And take the robe of righteousness

He offers you,

To be your complete clothing.

In this attire

You are fit for the King's banquet.

You may stand rightly proud

In this garment of praise.

Kitted out like this

You can be your true self,

As never before.

By the Spirit's power

Wind of the Spirit

Blow on me.

Blow away the cobwebs of sin.

Blow away prejudice of mind.

Blow away the lack of love for others.

The lack of love for myself.

Fire of the Spirit

Burn in me.

Flame of the Spirit

Enlighten me.

May I burn with love

For those who know you not,

Burn with passion

So that I share your message of forgiveness

Stormy weather

An inspirational meditation on troubles

When storms blow up,

What will you do?

Have you prepared.

Is everything battened down?

For storms will come

You may depend on it.

No life is without its tempest.

Life does not take place on a mill pond.

Whether it be a hurricane, tornado,

Or a gentle breeze that builds into a gale.

You need the Maker of the winds on board

In your little ship of life.

If He's sleeping on a cushion

On board your barque,

You will be fine.

You can forget your worries.

He may be asleep

But He is also in charge

You will be safe.

If you panic

You may wake him,

Or you may just trust.

Lasting Friendship

And so now

You have left me.

Your love was constant,

But I would not let you be beside me.

I chose another

But we were friends,

All down the long years

And now you have bowed out

A little early

And left me to struggle on

Through the gently dying days.

Your humour, though individual

And esoteric,

Has melted into the wind.

Since your passing

Tears prick my eyes

As I realize you have gone.

It would be so good

To spend an evening with you,

To hear you speak on a topic,

And then shoot off at a tangent,

At an angle too acute for me,

Until you enlightened me,

At last in your amused way.

You seemed not to realize

That other brains

Were not wired up

Like yours

And could not cope with the

Convolutions of your tales.

At school they teased you

And I sought to protect you.

And you were grateful

And gratitude turned to adoration.

But through the years

You learnt the frailty of my humanity

And loved me as a friend.

Your last few days

I spent time with you

And I still feel the joy

Of hours well spent with you.

It was so "right"

Sharing your last days

And gave completeness

To our friendship.

Your work is done,

You rest serenely.

I still have work to do

And take comfort in the memory of you,

Dear friend.

Red faces all round

A inspirational meditation on politics

So what of those M.P.'s.

Of course, they should not have behaved

So despicably,

Claiming monies from the public purse,

Quite legally,

But not in the spirit of the law.

It's easy to decry them

To want to fry them.

Maybe even a little hanging, drawing and quartering

Would not be amiss.

But hey

Wait a minute

If we had been in their situation

Wouldn't we too have convinced ourselves

That it was quite legitimate.

Especially considering

All the work we had put in.

All those late nights in Parliament.

I think I could have convinced myself

That a little perk here and there

Was quite justified.

We humans find it so easy

To convince ourselves that what we want

Is right.

They must be brought to book.

But "Let him that is without sin

Cast the first stone."

A universal problem

People are people,

You know,

The whole world over.

We are just

Better at covering up

In this country.

Disguising,

Papering over the cracks.

But the cracks are most definately

Still there.

And when the paper

Is torn off

The cracks crumble

And the walls

Fall down.

We are all sinful.

It's obvious,

And we all need the Saviour,

Jesus.

Think again

People say,"It's not much like June."

They have such short memories.

In Devon June is often cold and wet.

I've seen it year after year.

But people have the quote

"Flaming June."

Fixed in their heads

They go by what they are told

And not by what they have experienced

Year upon year.

Will they never learn to use their heads

To go by what they really fully well know.

Will they never turn and seek the God who has showered them with love

All their lives.

Temptation

Why these urges Lord?

I can't fight them.

I want to please you.

I don't want to do wrong.

I don't want to harm others,

But my body is shot through

With feelings that

Do not want to be denied.

I am bowed down before you

Begging for release.

You made me,

You know what I'm like.

You know how little power I have to resist.

Please Lord, oh please

Step in and calm me.

Wash away

The raging fire of my desire.

So what do you think of these inspirational meditations?

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      TransplantedSoul 6 years ago

      Meditation can be wonderful. I like to meditate with music like: https://hubpages.com/entertainment/bill-douglas

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautiful Inspirational Meditations and beautiful photos.

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      Delia 8 years ago

      oh my what a beautiful lens...the poems are wonderful and heartfelt...well done...5* lensrolled to my "Dr.Stanley lens"

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      Light-in-me 9 years ago

      A beautiful wonderful lens !

      Great job, I love it !

      Robin

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Another wonderful, moving lens. I LOVE your poetry!

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      Liz Mackay 9 years ago from United Kingdom

      [in reply to MikeMoore] thanks Mike

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      Liz Mackay 9 years ago from United Kingdom

      [in reply to AndrewShim] thank you for your encouraging words.

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      MikeMoore LM 9 years ago

      Nicely done! Five stars to you.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Stormy Weather is absolutely wonderful. 5 stars!

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