Aug 4, 2013

Soul Cries



I remember writing "Soul Cries" in April 2007, I know many who have journeyed down unknown paths and can relate to "Soul Cries," it's a time when the soul takes on what the heart, and mind, cannot comprehend nor understand.

It is a time when the spirit of God floods your soul with nothing but himself, and keeps your soul alive. My soul surrendered, and he fed my soul, which spoke to my deepest needs and illuminated my path. I'm still on that journey knowing... " It Is Well With My Soul."

 
Soul Cries

Trying to make sense of it
wanting to fight than quit
Going from laughter to tears
going from courage to fear
how did I end up here.


 I ask the questions why
needing an answer to justify
because I did not sign up for this
and who put me on this list
Is this real is this legit.

Deep within my soul cries
Stay strong or your spirit dies
my mind tries to comprehend
my heart does not understand
So God, what is the plan.

Then hope arises from within
with strong fluttering wings
His spirit inside me starts to soar
I feel his strength more and more.

It's okay the spirit says to me
Life is full of questions you see.
I know it's hard to understand
my perfect will for you, and plans
you are not alone but in my hands...

I hear your soul cries.

Copyright © 2007-2013 Written By: Lorie A. Yocum





 



Jul 31, 2013

Jan 12, 2013

Woman Of Worth



If I could talk with the Lord,for a moment today, what would I ask Him and what would I say? Lord my heart is to serve you and follow your way, but how do I do that and live day by day?

My husband and children need time from me too, and there's always the dishes and laundry to do. My neighbor is hurting I see it in her eyes, and just when she needs me the little one cries.

When I find time to seek you and quietly pray, I find myself saying, "Lord what did you say?" Was that you Lord, or me? Well I need to fix dinner, so please excuse me.

I know there's an answer, Lord give me a clue, just how is a woman supposed to serve you? The woman in proverbs sounds super to me, but she must have had help from a servant...or three.

Oh my daughter I love you and want you to see, that the life that I give you should set your soul free. I have given you gifts I've not given to men, when I give one to you, pass it on to a friend.
You can love in a way that touches my soul, and remember without you my work isn't whole. If you truly desire to give me your heart, I will seek you and find you and set you apart.
So don't measure yourself by the standards on earth, in my eyes, you my child, are a woman of worth.

God loves you, and you are a "woman of worth."
Psalm 139:13 say.." You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb.

God wants to embrace the wonder of his creation ( that would be you) and the depth of his love upon hearing " Love your neighbor as you love yourself." We often think, it doesn't seem right to love myself. It's okay to pour yourself, because you're God's creation. You, with your smile, gifts, and heart. There will never be another you...a beautiful and one-of-a-kind pattern, believe it.

God has given us two hands, one to receive, and the other to give with. Isaiah 49:16 says.." Behold, I have indelibly imprinted a picture of you on the palm of each of my hands...you are continually before me.

When He keeps you. He places you close to His heart to warm you. He sets His eyes upon you and watches you without sleeping. He covers you you with His wings, to shield you from the storms of life.

"How precious it is Lord, to realize that you are thinking of me constantly! And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me! Psalms 139:17- 18

My sisters...If you could talk with the Lord for a moment today, what would you ask him, what would you say?

Jan 4, 2013

Soul Cries



I remember writing "Soul Cries" in April 2007, I know many who have journeyed down unknown paths and can relate to "Soul Cries," it's a time when the soul takes on what the heart, and mind, cannot comprehend nor understand.

It is a time when the spirit of God floods your soul with nothing but himself, and keeps your soul alive. My soul surrendered, and he fed my soul, which spoke to my deepest needs and illuminated my path. I'm still on that my journey knowing... " It Is Well With My Soul."

 
Soul Cries
 
Trying to make sense of it
wanting to fight than quit
Going from laughter to tears
going from courage to fear
how did I end up here.
I ask the questions why
needing an answer to justify
because I did not sign up for this
and who put me on this list
Is this real is this legit.

Deep within my soul cries
Stay strong or your spirit dies
my mind tries to comprehend
my heart does not understand
So God, what is the plan.

Then hope arises from within
with strong fluttering wings
His spirit inside me starts to soar
I feel his strength more and more.

It's okay the spirit says to me
Life is full of questions you see.
I know it's hard to understand
my perfect will for you, and plans
you are not alone but in my hands...
I hear your soul cries.
 

Copyright © 2007-2013 Written By: Lorie A.Yocum
All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission Only


Nov 14, 2012

Everyday Life Is Prayer

I was blessed to lead a women's prayer and support group for a year in my home, many of the women the Lord led to my home had never stepped into a church , this first group of women would turn out to be some of the most broken women the Lord had ever allowed me to minister to in a group setting. I was delighted to have a couple of sisters in the Lord, who were such powerful prayer warriors beside me during this journey. I prayed that the Lord would help me to explain prayer to each of the women in a way that they would understand, and be able to grasp without feeling over whelmed. I received this devotional which opened all of our eyes to see prayer in the most simplest form, Yet the deepness of it all stayed with us and from that moment our journey in understanding prayer began.

Everyday Life is Prayer

Some women know they pray, others think they don’t because they are not on their knees morning and evening. Ladies listen..


Being up with a sick child is prayer
Visiting an elderly parent is prayer
Helping a friend bear grief, or rejoice is prayer.
Nourishing bodies and souls, this, too is prayer.

With every breath, and every heartbeat, women pray.
We pray with desire, longing, hunger, thirst.
With sighs, remorse, regret, disappointment, despair.
Discouragement, even in our anger, rage, jealousy, and envy.
We pray over these emotions we battle each day.

We pray with pleasure, contentment, happiness, exultation,
Joy, gratefulness, appreciation, acceptance, and relief.
We pray when we comfort, cheer, console.
We pray when we laugh, we cry, we work, we play.
Making a meal is prayer.

We pray when we create, and admire creation.
One way or another we pray, everyday life is prayer.
How we conduct it, celebrate it, consecrate it.
Conscious prayers are always the best.
In the purest form prayer is a conversation,
Communion,connection, intimacy.

Prayer is actually the authentic conversation because you don’t have to hold back, you can say whatever needs to be said, exactly the way you want to express it. You won’t be judged You won’t risk losing love; instead, by praying you will increase your awareness of it. You don’t have to phrase your words carefully lest there be misunderstanding, because you can’t be misunderstood. Even if you don't know what you want or need the holy spirit knows what you are about to ask, beg, scream, or praise before you utter a syllable. Then why do we have to lift up our voice in prayer ?

Because it’s not good for women to be silent. We need to get real life off our chests. Get whatever’s bedeviling us out in the open, so that we can get on with it. We can’t do that when we’re stuck, and women do get stuck in a kind of self-destructive holding pattern, when they are silent. Women pray because we have to talk to someone who is really listening.

I pray this has blessed you as it did to our group.