Lord, You Are

You Lord, are my strength,
        I have none—
You Lord, are my heart,
        I have none—
Lord, You know the width and length,
       Of my every day—,
You know my teeny part,
       In mankind’s history.
God, move me out of Your way,
       So You may soar—
Break what needs broken,
       That Your will is done.
                    dfav 10/20/16


So Says the Daughter of a King

The Creator of all that is pure and good,
Lord, God, Most High King, I Am.
You’re whose daughter I’m blessed to be.
Though my sinful nature would argue to cast me away,
There’s an adoption seal upon my heart,
A permanent mark least anyone claim not to see,
And it allows me to bring before You everything,

So I do, as your daughter, O King of Kings.

Though I face consequences for my actions,
You’re swift to forgive, to help, to understand,
If I am genuine in my repentance to You,
You will stand to help me, protect me,
And if I suffer from a bad choice,
It is because I choose to walk outside of You,
But in time You will use what’s meant for bad as good,
As good.

I am the Daughter of the King of Kings.

                    dfav 10/19/16


Something More

In every sunrise there’s sign of Your welcome,
In every stroke of color, proof of Your creativity,
In every birth proof of Your ingenuity,
Every glory and act of nature proof of Your power.
A child sits on a weathered olé log,
Surrounded by a symphony they cannot repeat,
A farmer looks over fields meant to yield crops,
A grown woman stares at the stars overhead,
All experience You from a place of connectivity—
Without formal sermons or explanations,
You can call mankind to You freely,
With a promise of something most importantly.
Heart to heart You set to remind us,
Regardless of age or gender,
You romance us to try Your being,
Who to us by Your nature of who You are,
With You we have hope, without You we don’t.
Let’s lift our hearts to You wholeheartedly,
For the “something more” You provide,
Is in every breath we take.
              dfav 10/18/16


Do I Want to Know You?

Father God,
You knit me together,
Cell by cell,
In my mother’s womb,
You have a plan and purpose,
For everyone,
Some never know for they fail,
To ever acknowledge Your call.
I know You as Savior,
I have heard Your call,
And I know there’s more…
You know the number of hairs,
On my head,
Every thought I’ve ever had,
Every deed I’ve ever done.
So why am I embarrassed,
To think of one hundred percent,
Pure honesty between us?
Little late for that as,
You are omnipresent and omniscient.
You know the number of my days,
And the freckles on my nose.
Abba, You already know me,
Better than I know myself.
Still, it’s hard to invite You,
To increase the depth of,
Our walk together.
I’m here though, flaws and all.
I want to know You as well,
As You know me.
I’ve got so much to learn,
And I keep discovering much,
I didn’t know about me.
But, You know that already,
Don’t You Abba Father?
             dfav 10/17/16


My First Love

Your love for Your Children is inspiring,
You have been loved by them at times,
But even when they’ve turned their back,
You’ve kept on wooing and loving.

I have read Your letters to them,
I have come to You and You’ve taken me as one,
Your daughter by adoption through Yourself,
Yourself in flesh as Your Son, as Him.

Now, I read Your words and I am drawn,
Drawn to Your heart expressions,
Hungry to be loved like You love them,
From one evening past the next days dawn.

Oh, my Abba Father, invade, my heart,
Though I cannot understand Your love,
With my head I can know You,
My heart must grasp You, it’s missing part.

Please speak to me as You have Israel,
Teach me to love like You love,
Create in me a deeper hunger for You,
Let me never forget Your love is real.

Be the Love of my life that sets the standard,
The love by which all other loves are measured,
That which all other love examines itself,
To speak so sweetly and all love rendered.

Be, Sweet Jesus, my first true love,
Wash me free of all pretense, make-believe,
You are the Lord God Jehovah,
Let us fit together like a hand fits glove.
                 dfav 10/16/16


When the Grief is the Deepest

In memory of Annie Ruth Allred.  A new resident of Heaven.

Your eyes open at the sound of the world awakening,
You wonder, even aloud, “How can the world go on?
Does everyone not understand my mother is gone?
Stop! Don’t you know I feel now, so alone?”

The load you lift today a physical mass,
Mama isn’t suffering but a part of you has left.
You feel yesterday’s tears dry upon your face,
Today’s tears track and etch their own place,
Brief though it be, you mourn her place in the race.

But the world woke up this morning,
The sunlight still through the windows pouring,
And Lord willing you and the world will continue to wake,
Waters will flow and ebb through life’s lakes,
This of your mother’s legacy you must take.

Be ready, now when you’re young,
Prepare your heart, urge your family along,
One day your journey too will end,
Your child’s time of deep grief will then begin,
With God as our Lord, they’ll know our souls reside with Him.

                       d.f.a.v. 10/13/16


He Sees You, O He Sees You

The walls close in upon you,
Outside torrential rains wage,
Every bit of news is to tell you,
The worse is coming here and there.
Your body and spirit may be broken,
Held captive in the enemy’s cage.

Take heart all those of you who suffer!
He sees you, yes He sees you,
Knows every moment that you suffer,
And mourns your losses and pain,
Reach out your hand in faith,
In this very moment Jesus sees you.

You must trust a little bit longer,
You’ll come through this time,
Hold on and hold out a little longer,
This is no match for Christ in you,
If you’ve given Him your heart,
He’s sealed you with a seal saying, “Mine”.

On the other side is Jesus,
Get past this chaos, hold His hand,
When the storm ceases for Jesus,
For even nature obeys His command.
Where dark are the skies at midnight,
The Son shines on the same piece of land.

He sees you and He has a plan,
He knows every hair on your head,
Protecting and prospering is in His plan,
Don’t sell short too quickly,
Don’t throw the fight just yet,
God is still weaving the threads.

He sees you, O He sees you,
Every breath you take He ordains,
He sees you, O He sees you,
He’s not forgotten you exist,
The answer to prayer is on the way,
It’s the solution for you He arranged.
          dfav 10/12/16


Three Holes on a Hillside

There are three deep holes on the hillside,
The one they call Calvary.
Just wide enough and deep enough,
To have held the lower portion of a rough hewn tree,
For criminals crosses to fall down in,
When their sentence passed of guilty.

There were three holes in the hillside,
The one they called Calvary,
I thank God for those three holes
Mainly for the one for the middle tree,
From which Jesus died of His own free will,
For the eternal reconciliation* bought on Calvary’s hill.
                 dfav 10/5/16
*”For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. N.I.V.


Quiet Prayers of the Heart

Lord, I’m sick again.

But, the sun rose,

And my husband kissed me goodbye,

     On his way to work,

     A steady job,

     Serving our country’s veterans,

And our daughter,

Moaned her good morning routine.

Counting my blessings with-in.

Lord, it’s hard to breath.

But the sun still shines,

And prayer is still available,

     And God still answers,

     Even said as I’m falling asleep.

In my mind’s eye,

The geese fly south,

Sign of life not death.

Lord, time is a moving part,

This day too will end,

You’ll have gotten me through it,

     And every blessing,

     With a thousand more besides,

Will be in line like sheep,

A gratitude listing,

Even in quiet prayers of the heart.

                        dfav 10/04/16



We may never never forget,
But right now

We need You to help us forgive,
In these moments,

For a solution to work long term,
In the dark hours,

Be our love, compassion and truth,
Light up our heart,
            dfav 9/29/16