Life Opens Out

Peace, one and all…

This life is too short
to do aught else than search,
whilst each moment is too vast
to live in anything but gratitude.

The blossom opens out each spring
and the leaves fall with the approach of winter:
Life opens out to life,
moment by moment by moment.

Gratitude for all that we are given
and patience for all that has yet to arrive.
Truly, Beloved, what else is there
but the light of Your Face?

Abdur Rahman, 19th May 2011

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6 thoughts on “Life Opens Out

  1. As Abdur’s readers know I am a student of the Holy Bible.

    Abdur’s inspiring poem is totally in agreement with God’s teaching voice, for God’s word says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice” (See Philippians 4:4).

    Jesus said, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you” (See Matthew 7:7).

    May God bless you richly, precious readers, moment by moment with His gracious, gratitude-inspiring love!

    Truly God is good and gracious!

  2. Truly our life opens out or blossoms when we resolve to pray to God with a thankful heart!

    O yes, what a true insight, Abdur, for each moment of our life is of vast importance.

    Abdur, I know you find Psalm 46: 10 inspiring so I thought I would remind your precious readers of Psalm 100 which is
    an exhortation to thanksgiving.

    What a powerful Psalm of praise it is!.

    1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

    2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

    3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

    4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:be thankful unto him,and bless his name.

    5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting;
    and his truth endureth to all generations.

    Enjoy your creative singing!

  3. Thanks Abdur! I really enjoy your writing. i especially enjoy your poems and prayers which contain many deep and profound insights!

    One of the most wonderful challenges in studying the Holy Bible is linking Bible verses together. When we do this we can see the clarity and precision of the teaching voice of God.

    Notice, searchers for increased wisdom, how Psalm 23:6 and Psalm 100:6 link beautifully together.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

    For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting…

    What a wonderful testimony King David gives us Psalm 23.

    Truly God blesses those who trust and obey Him with goodness and mercy.

    What a joyous encouragement to all sincere students, for God’s house is where His holy healing presence is.

  4. Let us all bow our heads before holy God!

    Holy God, we bless You for the holy desire to please You that You have planted in our hearts.

    Our life’s prayer is to gladden and bring glory to Your gracious loving Name. The more we learn from You the more we love You for we know and have experienced that You are always perfectly just.

    Truly we are in awe of You; for even though Paul and Silas were confined in chains in the darkest dungeon You used angels to set them free.
    Compassionate God, many of us in the last few months find ourselves, often due to our own foolishness, in a very deep dungeons.

    Although, especially in the last months we have been studying and praying with great diligence the persistent pitter patter of a piercing pain that assails
    us refuses to petter out.

    Gracious God, we now understand that Your highest imparted love is often experienced in the extremities of extremities.

    Eternal Creator we need Your strength for Our confidence has been buffeted and is not always as resilient as we would desire for ourselves.

    Surely the sunrise of Your pleasure will peek through soon into our at times pain-laden prayers and lives.

    At these very difficult yet rewarding times this one thing we will always do.

    We will thank You Our majestical Maker and we will cry out for mercy and our prayer will be not our will but Your perfect will be done!

    Treasured friends with thirsty souls, God is Our wellspring.

    Treasured friends with thirsty souls, if you have opened the door of narcissism, greed or false religion that tosses you from one unstable leg to another
    grab both your legs and slam that door that offers no enduring dignity behind you.

    The door that offers pleasure, power and prosperity with no or only semi restraints on what you want is the way of disappointment.

    Satan, the father of lies is the way of disappointment. In succumbing to his teaching your flesh can be appeased temporarily but your heart will still cry
    out to be nourished. Run away, cherished readers, with all your strength from the door called “no enduring dignity here”.

    Run away to Jeremiah 29: 13 where you can find the true God speaking: “You will seek Me and find Me when You search for me with all your heart.”

    Treasured readers, God’s blessed door of grace is still open. Let us seek its entrance.

    My heart cries out with my last ounce of energy for those who haven’t yet learnt to cry unto You.

    Holy God, help us reinvigorate the non-crying. Help us reinvigorate our neighbor who,laden with sin, feels uncomfortable at the prospect of praying to you.

    Thank You for blessing those very determined to bless Your name with a humble and contrite spirit.

    Faithful God, open our eyes powerfully to Your holy teachings; so that we can feel the sunlight of Your love on our back and come with a sun-tanned
    appreciative smile daily, diligently and with great gusto to You in order to successfully delve into Your holy Scriptures.

    For thine is the power and the glory, forevermore. Amen.

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