Aug 22, 2009

Early Will I Seek You.

Before the sun is up, my cry for help comes to your ear; my hope is in your words. Psalm :119

In the early morning hours
I seek your face oh Lord.
I awake with such a longing
In my soul, to be near you.

I get out of bed and write
There is a stirring within.
You call me to your side
I come with anticipation.

You speak ever so gently
Softly, sweetly, deeply.
You minister to my spirit
Your love fills my soul.

I listen calmly in silence
I begin to see your ways.
Openly my heart receives
A song is born within.

Your words I place Lord
Upon my morning altar.
I kneel and lift my prayers
As sweet incense rising.

You fill the empty places
The dry and parched areas.
With streams in the desert
Refreshing waters of Eden.

In the early morning hours
I seek your face oh Lord.
Your words of hope I hear
And my mind is at rest.

Copyright © Lorie A. Yocum All Rights Reserved.


Denise said...

You are such a dear heart blessing sweetie. I love you, and I am praying for you.

SmilingSally said...

God has given you an ability to write, and it's wonderful that you use this talent to praise Him.

Joyfulsister said...

Happy Sunday Sally,
I thank the Lord for the gift of words, and pray it not only touches the hearts of those who read it, but that it truly gives honor and glory to our precious Lord.

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Happy Sunday Denise,
Thank you for your continued prayers, Just knowing that there are prayers warriors like you lifting my requests up to the throne room, brings comfort to my heart, spirit, and soul.

Luv *U* too Sistah!!!

Cinder Rail'lee said...

Good Morning Sweet Friend & Sister.

Your writing is BEAUTIFUL!

I'm keeping you in my prayers and will be lifting you up in prayer today in Church as well.

HuGZ and Blessings

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is a beautiful~~beautiful poem! I always look forword to read your poems on Spiritual Sunday.
God Bless,

Denise Marie said...

love it and agree with it!! He soooo wants us to long for him and seek his presence.

edwin joseph said...

Very touching verse :-) Even before we think, He knows...May God bless you more!

Andrea said...

Beautiful words from a beautiful heart.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

PS: Please visit my friend at and read the post titled, My Child. Please storm the heavens on behalf of this young woman.

Ballerina Girl said...

This is beautiful...and quite inspirational. I marvel at the words you find and combine.
I know, it has been long time! Good to know that we are always just a click away :)


debi9kids said...

My hope is in your words. Amen!


RCUBEs said...

Beautiful poem from a heart who always hungers for the Lord. God bless and keeping you in prayers.

Warren Baldwin said...

"In the early morning hours I seek your face O Lord."

Good line. When I can remember this, my day goes bettter!

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful poem Lorie. You are so blessed by God. Thank you for sharing this blessing with us.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

How beautiful, Sistah Lorie! I felt such a peace come over me as I read your poem. Thank you for that! You are such a blessing to my life & I thank you for your prayers for Shawn. btw.....he's getting better....Praise Jesus! So please keep the prayers coming.
Love you, Sis!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sharron,
I recieved peace as well as I began to write. It truly is spiritual therapy for the mind, heart, and soul. Continued prayers for Shawn.

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Charlotte
Happy Sunday !!! I enjoy Spiritual Sundays, and both you and Ginger have started such an awesome miistry. The Lord is surely blessing it each Sunday.

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Warren,
Yes!! There is a difference when I do seek him early in the morning. My day seems to go much smoother, because I have already coverd my day with prayers.

Happy Sunday Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Thank you Tami,
I am so blessed and encouraged by your visits and prayers, and most of all your sisterness!!!

Hugz Lorie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So lovely to read, Lorie! It has been a rather stressful day here in the Maritimes with Hurricane Bill coming through. We're through the worst of it, I think. Wonderful poem. It's soothing to my soul. Have a lovely week.


Beth in NC said...

This is beautiful Lorie. You are so precious. (((((hugs)))))

Pia said...

Father, i lift up to you lorie's needs. you know her heart and you love her just like you love all your children. Father, thank you for blessing her and delivering her. thank you for answering all our prayers. thank you for your love and faithfulness to your promises. thank you for healing lorie. in Jesus' name, amen.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

I love the first sentence, "Before the sun is hope." That is my prayer, the HE allows us to rise again, before the sun comes up! I seek HIM in every area of my life and once I gave HIM control, I've been as light as a feather! Always praying for you even if I don't get a chance to visit! You're so very talented and I thank our Father for bringing your Joy into my life!

Love and hugz

From the Heart said...

The poem is so beautiful and comforting even to me. I saw that your August tests were normal, praise God. Will be praying for the same results in September.

There are two Awards on my blog for all on my blogroll or followers. I hope you will go by and pick them up. You certainly deserve both of them. I had done that earlier in the week and had it scheduled to publish Frday.

I had put a post on before Friday that I would be away for a while.
My dearest cousin who is 88 yrs. old has had a very bad stroke on her left brain which controls her right side. The doctors don't give us much hope. I have been going with my husband and staying with her and some others just about all day. Another couple who are very close to her have been staying at night. We visited a Hospice Home yesterday and the lady who has Power of Attorney over her finances and house also wanted us to meet with the funeral director so we did that yesterday also. I am very tired today and was told to stay home and rest. We will probably go this afternoon for a while. The dr. has increased her pain medicine and put a patch on for a cough she was having so she's sleeping more.
Would appreciate your prayers.
I love you and will be praying for you,

Jennifer C. Valerie said...

Echoing the sentiments of my heart so beautifully.

I hope your weekend was great! I stopped by to say hi and to let you know that I'm having a Blogoversary Celebration today on my blog. To celebrate 2 yrs of blogging I am giving away 2 gifts to 2 commenters on the giveaway post. Come on over to enter. I'm looking forward to seeing your entry.

Have a wonderfully blessed day.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sandi,
We had two hurricanes so far but thank the Lord it passed the islands with just a little rain and winds. I'm glad the peom was able to sooth your soul my sistah!!

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Beth,
You are always such an encouragement to me!!!

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Thank you for this precious prayer, I thank the Lord for sending you my way my sistah!!!

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Alice,
Thank you for thinking of me when giving out those awards. I know you have the heart to help others, but please take care of yourself and make sure you get some rest okay.

Luv Ya!!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Jen!!
I will right there, I love giveaways lol!!!!

Hugz Lorie

Nancie said...

Hi Lorie,

Thanks for sharing this encouraging poem with us. God has blessed you with a special gift in writing. May you continue to serve Him in these wonderful ways.

Thanks for your prayers and encouragements. You are in my thoughts and prayers too. Take care!


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Edie said...

Oh Lorie, I feel the Holy Spirit stirring in my as I read this. So beautiful, just like you. Praying over you now.

Much love to you!

Musings of A Minister said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment on my blog. Yes, I have a copy of Christianity In Crisis. It has been awhile since I first read it but generally speaking, I like it a lot. There may be a few things I don't agree with but nothing comes to mind. Hank Hanegraaff is helping people to see the truth. Have a good day.

Maxine said...

Very nice, as usual. Just checking to see how you are. Keep seeking Him early, Lori. I have to spend my first moments of the day with Him or else the day is a failure.

Andrea said...

Please stop by arise 2 write and pick up an award. Your blog is definitely an inspiration to us all.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

Blessings, andrea

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Fannie Thanks for dropping by, keep creating and watch the magic happen!!!

Joyfulsister said...

Hey Edie,
I'm so blessed to hear you were touched by this poem, I still feel so much of God's presence when I still read this poem as well.

Joyfulsister said...

Thank you for thinking of me when you were passing out that special award!!! Congrats, you deserved it as well my sistah.

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Maxine,
It was so good to see you, wow it has been awhile, Thanks for sharing your heart with me today. I will be over for a visit!!!

Hugz Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Thanks Clif for the review, I don't know what happenend to my copy, I loaned it out and never got it back!!!

Hugz Lorie

Rachel said...

Beautiful!! and what a sweet longing and meeting it is.


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Rachel,
I am always blessed to see you, my sistah!! Lately those longings have been my hearts desire. I think maybe because there are those nights when I can't sleep, and I just need to be in his company, so I can feel at peace within me.

Hugz Lorie

Leaon Mary said...

Beautiful Lorie,
I read JUST today, about seeking God's face in the scriptures.
I also loved the music playing. It's lovely!
Have an awesome night!

Alene said...

Hey girlie, I'm so glad you stopped by today. So glad you are back up and running. But the blessing is that I stopped by your bloggy home. I needed your poem. I'm running in a dry, barren and parched season. I'm just to seek, His job will be to refresh. Blessings my sistah!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Lorie,
This poem was so sweet and comforting. I lost a beautiful friend this weekend and I can picture her in the most breathtaking place as she seeks His face. She is survived by her husband and two very young daughters. My heart aches for them.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Lea,
Hey I am so glad we get to see each other on facebook. You make me smile as I follow your journey there!!!!

Keep seeking his face!!! The best is yet to come.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Alene,
I know what you mean!!! I also feel like I have been walking through a barren and parched land. I call them my desert days. But you know what, those are the days when I seek his face even more and he begins to reveal to me treasures of wisdom. Refreshing streams fill my spirit and I am once again refreshed.

Joyfulsister said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend. My heart has been so grieved as well because 2 young ones in their twenties, a lil baby boy, dear loved ones, friends and family have gone to be with the Lord within these past couple of months.

Thanks for stopping by I am always blessed to see you my sistah!!!