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That Still Small Voice

In still small voice you spoke to me And whispered oh, so earnestly “Be careful, child, this will not do You wander far for pastures new… Be careful, child, I know your heart I know what lies in every part Your longings only I can fill And yet you go; I whisper still Come back to me and be at peace With me your every storm will cease My child, you are my precious one Why choose the night and not the SON!” You spoke to me in a still small voice But I still longed to make the choice I wanted to feel wildly free The one I hurt was only me Yes, I got hurt when I denied The truth you spoke, and so I cried To keep me safe, you placed a hedge You promised love in blood tinged pledge The still small voice, I didn’t heed My heart left bare to scar and bleed And yet you whisper sweet to me “I’m still here child, to set you free. So long ago, I came to earth You’ll soon be thinking of my birth I left all heaven, just for you I had to prove my love was true” Your still small voice I can now hear And though I’ve wandered, you are near I hear you whisper to my heart Lord, hold me close and never part Eileen Manassian Two key verses play a part in this prayer. One is a thought that I touched on in previous writes. God puts a hedge around those whom He loves to protect them...We sometimes choose to break down that hedge, and we suffer the consequences. Psalms 13: 5 - 6 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. Another thought is about how God speaks to us. He speaks to us through nature, though other believers, through His word, and sometimes...its that small voice that whispers in our ear. That's how it was with the prophet Elijah. He was afraid and was in hiding. God had plans for him. 1 Kings 19:11-13New International Version (NIV) 11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” The King James Version mentions...a still small voice. Yes, He still speaks to us...but do we listen?

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Date: 12/11/2014 5:46:00 PM
truly outstanding piece of writing eileen
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Date: 12/10/2014 11:49:00 AM
What a lovely and captivating write, Eileen. The first 3 stanzas went straight to my heart. Your fourth reminds me of my latest poem "The Call". It's up to those who hear the still small voice to make the right choice. I love the calm and gentle feeling that flows throughout. #7 This also goes to my favs. Hugs // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 2:57:00 PM
Thanks for the visit, Paul. I see you have another collab up. You enjoy collaborating. Yes, your Call was an amazing poem. I'd been thinking of this theme for some time....thinking of writing a prayer. Your poem perhaps was the impetus to follow through. Thank you for sharing that with us. Glad you liked this piece. I appreciate your visits.
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Date: 12/10/2014 1:19:00 PM
...back again to reread and to press that fav button! hugs // paul
Date: 12/9/2014 9:16:00 AM
"The still small voice, I didn’t heed My heart left bare to scar and bleed And yet you whisper sweet to me “I’m still here child, to set you free." All of it is great but this part is solid gold my friend. This is a jewel that I am adding to my fav list. Thanks for sharing your writings with us! A super 7 from me .
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 2:59:00 PM
Thanks ever so much for that super 7. It does my heart good. I also like that you consider it a jewel. Nothing gives this author heart of mine more joy than when my children are loved and accepted and given such nice descriptions. Hugs
Date: 12/9/2014 8:33:00 AM
Lovely and real, Eileen. Enjoyed every word. We can only hear that small voice if we are open to it and if we choose to mute the internal racket of worry and ambition. So glad I stopped by your page. Stay true to you. Thank you for reminding me to adjust my dials and listen better ;) xoxox Cyndi
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 3:29:00 PM
Thanks for visiting my page, Cyndi. Glad to have you here. Somehow you always wind up reading my rhyming ones! ;) Dear me, dear me. Glad you were moved by the prayer. :) Hugs, sweetie.
Date: 12/9/2014 8:27:00 AM
I feel blessed by reading this prayer. It is sad that so many choose deafness over salvation.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 3:30:00 PM
Thank you for reading my prayer, Richard. It's very easy to drown out that still small voice, especially when our own hearts speak so very loudly.
Date: 12/9/2014 6:40:00 AM
I needed this poem Eileen..Its so easy to choose the night than the son dear..Makes me wanna call my lord to never part so I will choose his son.Beautiful,amen.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 3:31:00 PM
Thank you for reading my prayer, Charma. God is always there...Just a whisper away. Hugs
Date: 12/8/2014 6:35:00 PM
Truly a wonderful message. Have not communicated with you for a while. We need so much support during this time of year. My patience is worn thin trying to help others yet they often refuse to accept my help. God bless you and your parents who raised such an understanding daughter. Jim Horn
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 3:33:00 PM
I'm very grateful for your kind comment on my prayer, James. Thank you. My father is a pastor, and we were brought up in an atmosphere where prayer was a very big part of our lives. God is always trying to find ways to get our attention so we can "chat"! We just sometimes don't give him time of day. Bless you for trying to help others. He sees and knows your heart.
Date: 12/8/2014 6:20:00 PM
That small voice we need to listen too, Eilenne, beautiful write. Blessings eve
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 3:33:00 PM
Eve, thank you for visiting me and reading my prayer. My very grateful for your kindness.
Date: 12/8/2014 6:12:00 PM
Oh this "...still small voice..." if we all could hear how serene and wise our life would be! Inspirational and introspective touching the core of our being, dear Eileen! Inspiring and beautiful poem written with the beats of a faithful heart!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 3:34:00 PM
Yes, my dear poet...if only! Thank you for your visit to my page. It is always welcome.
Date: 12/8/2014 4:28:00 PM
This is terrific Eileen...love the line "Why choose the night and not the SON?" ...hugs Tim
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 12/10/2014 3:35:00 PM
Thanks, Tim...That isn't an original thought, I'm afraid. People have often made that comparison of SON with SUN! I just ran with it. Thanks for the post.