Archive | October 2016

As I Pray Today

Holy Father, descend upon me,
To my heart God, speak Your mind,
Break my heart to know You completely,
Make me by Your love to be fully thine.

Sacred Scripture, reveal Your life,
Let me feast upon Your wisdom,
Grant me a new depth of knowing,
Of here, now and Your kingdom come.

Sweet Savior, intercede for my needs,
Where my words fail may You prevail,
Remind me often of Your gift at Calvary,
Make me boldest Your story to tell.

Jehovah God, O God Almighty,
Ever my shield and portion be.
You are God, above all others,
And only in You can I be free.
              dfav 10/30/16

—Donna

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Please, Heal Me

Please heal me,
From my head to my toes,
Cleanse away all my ills,
Please, Abba Father, heal me!
Erase every germ,
Eradicate all disease,
Please, Great Physician, heal me!
Strengthen my bones,
To my muscles give tone,
Please, Holy Father, heal me!
Uproot every evil,
Cultivate health within,
Please, Gentle Healer, heal me!
               dfav 10/25/16

—Donna

With Child-like Faith

With child-like faith and wonder,
My soul hears my Father’s voice,
That emptiness I’d been feeling,
Abba God had for me a choice.
Do I believe He is the I Am?
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
Do I believe He willingly died for me?
For sins He didn’t commit?
With child-like faith and wonder,
Will I turn everything over to Him?
Then understand my value,
When life circumstances are grim?
Will I pick up my cross and follow,
Consume His Word like life’s bread?
Being about my Father’s service,
Maturing spiritually as He has lead?
With child-like faith and wonder,
Will I willingly connect my story to His?
We can all be part of God’s people,
When the salvation we accept is His.
           dfav 10/25/16

—Donna

Another in Passing

Woke up this morning,
You on my mind,
Wondering how it is,
You left us behind.
There were conversations,
We still needed to say,
Questions to answer,
Prayers we’d be okay.
Wanted to talk with you,
Such a simple dialogue,
The void that’s there,
Like the heaviest of fogs.
Bittersweet your passing,
It’s painful to me,
How much more so,
For your sweet family?
Dearly we love you,
Though we do understand,
That God has us all,
In the palm of His hand.
           dfav 10/23/16

—Donna

Be About


Today God blessed me,
In a way hard to express.
It wasn’t a financial situation,
Nor was I an emotional mess.
Just a shout out from God,
Hey! Daughter, listen to me,
I know you’re still there.
Yes, it’s you I still see.
No more procrastination,
You’ve a story to tell,
You’re still among the living,
Get up and be well.
We know what I must do,
Be about My Father’s tasks,
How blessed I am,
That He has asked.
                  dfav 10/23/16

—Donna

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

—Donna

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,
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

—Donna

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

—Donna

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

—Donna

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

—Donna