What Does Your Heart Feast On?

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When I hold onto a jab that was made oh so long ago, when I won’t forget what they said but I do forget I mess up too –

I either stuff it and hold  it hostage or it slowly leaks out and I wonder where it came from.

The words came out, right out of my mouth and I knew it was what my heart believed.

The words came out, right out of my mouth and I knew my heart was deceived.

The Lord broke in as my heart shell shattered. 

He came and kissed my wounds, touched the bruise where I was battered.

I didn’t think I was worthy, that I mattered.

He exposed the lie and replaced it with Truth, now I want to speak words of life -He is living proof.

The words I say are what my heart believes today and what I say comes back to me, becomes my reality.

So I am feasting on Truth these days, eating His Words that show me His ways.

They come back out and I wonder where they came from, then I remember it is what my heart believes. The words come right out, heart no longer deceived.

 


This was a 5 minute free write with Kate Motaung & the crew for #FiveMinuteFriday.  Check out her blog to find out more about this writing community! Today’s word prompt was EAT.

I am nestling this into the #write31days folder where I have been sharing art: poetry is art! Linking up at these blogs:

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12 thoughts on “What Does Your Heart Feast On?

  1. I had to click on your pic because of the gopher or whatever that is! You are so right: what we say is what we eat and therefore, become. I’m so glad you’re on the path back to self-grace. With you in it.

  2. Meg, your line here: “So I am feasting on Truth these days, eating His Words that show me His ways” reminds me of Jeremiah, where He tells God “when your words came, I ate them.” You expressed these thoughts so beautifully! Thanks for this good reminder to take in HIS Truth! –Blessings!

  3. Meg, so so good! I love your transparency and vulnerability. You touch my heart with your words…. You are so correct, we must allow God to examine our hearts and heal them so that the things in our heart that come out of our mouth are truths straight from the Father. Such a powerful 5 minutes of writing right here! I saw you over at #FreshMarketFriday and had to come read – great picture too. Blessings

    1. This made me smile, Debbie, thank you so much for this encouragement! I couldn’t help but use the little prairie dog photo because he looked irritated and I felt like that is how I act when I feast on the wrong thinking, instead of being grateful, praising God and remembering He is in control. Blessings to you, sweet friend!

  4. Love those little prairie dogs and loved this post on eat. I haven’t written mine yet with the #31 days. I got behind with a mini-vacation and then a funeral this week. Trying to catch up on old comments and blogs this weekend.

    1. I didn’t post regularly during October either. My husband was home a lot and we had much needed family time. I hope your vaca was good and I’m sorry for your loss as well. It’s hard to catch up sometimes, I’m not sure that I ever fully do when I get behind. I pray you have a blessed weekend!

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