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Spirit Wings of Grace for All

the wings of God's grace

Father, please give us spirit wings of grace to fly

To bask in the love of You, our Father Adonai

We ask for love poured out and running over

Feeling the freedom and joy of sins forgiven

Called to Your purpose for our life

Help those who are in burnout

Who don’t feel Your presence

Life for them has lost its essence

Like the town water pump they are

Giving of their life until there is nothing left

Feeling abandoned by You

Feeling abandoned by others

Lost in all of their responsibilities

Seeking not to show their vulnerabilities

Show them how You have never left

When they feel so deeply bereft

Bring into their lives people who care

Who show by their love they are there

Speak to those who are in burnout

That You never called them to that

We get so caught up in the unreasonable expectations of others and ourselves

Look around for help finding none there

Told that it’s our fault

Church and community need to show compassion to those in burnout

How can we say we wear Your wings of grace when we fail to support those in burnout?

Don’t they like Your prophet Elijah need to have time their inner and physical strength to renew?

Father, when we see precious souls in burnout, give us the love to come alongside them.

Tell them, “It’s time to take time out.

I care about you too much to leave you all alone

You need a break from all you do to feel how much God loves you.”

“God doesn’t call any one of us to give until we feel empty inside

If we do that how can the peace that passes all understanding in us abide?

We can become resentful of those we are called to help

Feel guilty inside for feeling this way

Be caught in a never-ending depressing dark night

Lost in the darkness

Fail to see light

Get physically and emotionally ill

The light of caring in us kill”

“Let a renewed hope be in our speech

Our thoughts

Our words

Our actions

Springtime comes breathing into us its life

A new song is sung of love conquering hate

Caring for that one soul to heal abuse inflicted

Changing our community one life at a time

Let all things green in nature remind us of the best in us

Love freely given

Laughter

That caring hand when it is needed most

Life in far too much death

Too much terror

Too much pain

Too much suffering

Too much agony”

Our Father spoke these thoughts into my heart:

“Please remember, I always love you

For you I always care

For you I’ll always be there

There’s not a tear you shed I don’t feel

My love for you is always real

When you cry out to Me in the lonely night or at anytime

I always hear You

I always listen

I’m always there

Never forget any care with Me you can share

I need your voice among many

Calling community to help all who are treated with cruelty

Showing the courage of your convictions

Compassion’s gift to wounded lives.”

I asked this question of our Father in prayer:

“How can we have the spirit wings of grace?”

He said, “See the potential in each human face.”

I said, “How do I do that?”

He said, “Look with spiritual eyes of love

See the best within each one to you I send

Tell them about My love that has no end

Never judge them for who you perceive they are

You miss seeing so much by judging others with your physical sight

You’ll see only their darkness, none of their light

Tell them I care for them no matter what their sin

I want them to have My peace within

A joy that alcohol and drugs won’t give them

An enduring happiness that all the world’s temptations cannot give

Lust is not love

It’s not the stuff a lasting marriage is made up of

There must be that spark of love I ignite

A mutual respect for one another

Seeking to help the other develop to their potential in Me

Tell others about a purpose that for them is uniquely designed

In doing that my spirit wings of grace for all you will wear

Because you took the time to care.”

Kevin and Karen Osborne are psychotherapists and pastoral counsellors.  Kevin is studying to become a chaplain and professor of Psychology specializing in Pastoral Theology. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch while I like writing and singing songs. Karen makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Kevin enjoys teasing the kitties and making them do kitty dances with music. Their kitty, Catherine, loves it when kitty daddeh sings All Things Bright and Beautiful. Kevin likes doing impressions. He tells children’s stories and helps others with their problems using his hand puppet, Dr. Teddy, who is a therapy bear. He is a partner with us in our counselling practice.We are available to assist with worship and preaching to give busy pastors and ministers a much-needed break. We offer in-office, and phone counselling to anyone in the world.

http://www.youcanhopeagaincounselling.com/

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