Saturday, July 11, 2009

Life is a Gift

It is now 5:30 a.m. I have been up for an hour. I believe the reason could be the change of life thing kicking in, I am sure! My solution was not to waste an hour laying in bed, but to write. Here is my unedited poem from an early morning attempt to pen some poetry, and pray, until sleep arrives taking me back to bed.

Life is a gift
or so I have heard it said
yet often like other gifts
it is disregarded,
taken for granted, abused,
not embraced or cherished.

Each life is unique,
full of colors and textures,
to create a beautiful portrait
that fits into a larger frame
marked by grace.

When pictures fall
or fade away
into darkness
colors are washed away
and textures
become broken and dull

only loves
unconditional color
can bring back light
to reveal a present
worth a second chance
to open and explore
numerous new possibilities.

Life is a gift
to hold,
and explore
questions to ask are:
how has your portrait been painted?
who has painted it?
what color is your world?

(who is now going back to bed!)
I guess the poem was ready to be birth.

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Winds are Blowing

A dream or rather a desire I have had for years, since 1999 to be exact, was to go to Kansas City and visited the 24/7 House of Prayer. Over the last ten years numerous 24/7 houses of prayer have appeared around the world. I still have not had an opportunity to be part of 24/7 prayer room. On Tuesday July 7, 2009, the WindFarm Prayer Room was launched. I now can participate in a 24/7 prayer room whenever I am able. I do not need to leave my home to pray with community, and the bonus, I can listen while at my office or out on my deck.

Brian Hardin from the Daily Audio Bible, had a vision for the DAB community coming together in prayer, his vision has come to fruition. And as he mentions often it is only going to grown from here. I have been listening to the WindFarm Radio for several weeks. It is amazing to hear worship music, mixed with prayers prayed by listeners for the DAB community and heart prayers for the world.

If you have not checked out the DAB (Daily Audio Bible) community or the WindFarm Prayer Room they both are worth checking out. You can also listen to Brian read the Daily Audio Proverb.

I believe God is raising up an army of prayer warriors just for a time like this!

If you have been listening the Daily Audio Bible or the Windfarm Radio, it would be great to hear how your life has changed by listening. For myself, I am more constant in my listening/reading of God's word, first by listening to Brian, and then my own study. The WindFarm has added a whole new dimension to my prayer life. It is powerful. I feel like I am part of something BIG. Listening to the DAB and the WindFarm adds power to my own prayer life.

Oh, if you listen to the WindFarm, you might just hear me (Robin from Saskatchewan) lead in prayer! A few funny stories from this journey to date: On Sunday as I was preparing my heart to lead my own church in community prayer, I was listening to the WindFarm. As I was praying, my prayer came over the station, how cool is that! On Tuesday, after the launching of the WindFarm, a friend mentioned that she heard my prayer. If you are inspired by the Holy Spirit, you too can lead the world in prayer. Brian has all the information on the DAB community website.

God is calling us to a deeper relationship with him through prayer. His Spirit is moving around the world, calling His people to prayer. New winds are blowing.

Love to All,