Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Cleansing

Oh God, my heart cries out to you today.  Your love fills me with wonder and joy.  Only You know that which I'm carrying in my heart, the joys, the pains, the unfinished stories.  Your Grace pours over me like a soft summer rain starting at the top of my head and flowing over me until I'm covered in glory...your glory.  It washes me clean, pure as if there were never an impatient look, a snappy tone in my voice, a cold shoulder to be turned.  Only your grace can do that, Lord...wash it all away and make me clean again.  I stand before you, arms outstretched, receiving the cleansing rain from your heart to mine.  It floods my soul and fills me up leaving me enough grace to get by until our next communion.

From His Lap,





26 comments:

  1. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed at the love I feel from our Savior and Heavenly Father. The way you put this into words is beautiful! Thanks!

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  2. Thank you, Dale! You are a blessing.
    ~Erin

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  3. I know, Becky Jane!! It just came pouring out of me and I couldn't stop it!

    Blessings,
    Erin

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  4. I love this post, and the photo that goes with it. Such a beautiful visual of God's cleansing work and his unmatchable LOVE. I never tire of hearing of His great love!

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  5. Lovely, thank you for sharing this!

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  6. Donna Lynn, doesn't it just flow out of you sometimes to where you can't contain it??
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  7. Michael,
    Thank you so much for stopping by!

    ~Erin

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  8. Beautiful reminder! Thank you so much for sharing! ~Hugs

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  9. Grace, Grace, God's Grace......pardoned and cleansed....I thought of the hymn while I was reading your post......What would we do without God's grace....I don't want to think about it........

    You have a gift with words and I am blessed by your talent.......

    Hugs and blessings,
    Nancy

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  10. You're welcome, Mitzi. I just had to write down the words of thankfulness that were pouring out of my heart!
    ~Erin

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  11. Wow, your words really blessed me, Nancy. Thank you so much.
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  12. Beautiful Erin! I love it when the Lord just pours into us like that. It's been a rough week for me so when I read this I was blessed! Thank you for sharing His words.

    Blessings in Him...Chelle

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  13. Chelle, I'm so glad that it blessed you. I was just sitting here preparing for my book club and the Holy Spirit spoke that to me. I had to write it down. I'm sorry you've had a rough week and I hope it's getting better!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  14. Hi Erin - This is lovely to read first thing in the morning (its 6.30 here now). God is so good - all the time. That feeling you felt - awesome and humbling.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  15. Bless you Erin. Amen!

    Thank you for following me. I am already a follower of yours, but I joined your Networked Blogs friends and snagged your button.

    Love,
    Beth

    http://mydestinysharinghope.com/

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  16. I'm so glad it blessed you, Tracy! It's humbling to stand in His presence and be cleansed!
    Blessings,
    Erin

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  17. Beth, thanks so much for visiting and grabbing my button. I love your site!
    Blessings,
    Erin

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  18. Love your blog! You are a very inspirational writer! I love your photography as well. I too love taking pictures ... capturing the beauty of the moment. Thanks for grabbing my button for your site. ~ Shannon

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  19. Shannon,
    Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope my post blessed you!
    ~Erin

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  20. God gives you the words Erin and you write them and reach so many, you are a true blessing!
    Love,
    Lisa

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  21. Lisa, thank you, sister. You always bless me.
    ~Erin

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  22. Bless you, Alisa!
    Hugs!
    ~Erin

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  23. WOW!!! SO beautifully said! The picture is amazing too! Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  24. Thanks so much for stopping by, Housemom! And thank you for your kind words. I pray my post blessed you!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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