written July 2008, 2 years ago: God, there is so much change and growth going on in my life. You are helping me understand myself better. Sometimes I get tired of the energy it takes to continue growing. And that is where I was yesterday as I sat by the Lake:
Yesterday the grasses danced in the wind.
They did not resist nor did they fight .
They danced a graceful dance . . .
gently swaying, dipping
and then suddenly changing direction
all in response to the wind.
Today the dance is much gentler . . .
The wind is gentler.
At first the grasses look fragile . . .
as if they could break . . .
as if they have no mind of their own.
Then I see - each blade is strong.
Its strength lies in its ability to
bend and sway
all in response to
Lord, You speak to me through this dance.
I am calmed. . .
enchanted by the
I want the "true me". . .
the one you created
I cannot forsake this journey.
I must continue.
Lord, let me be full of grace
bringing calm and sweet peace
to those who watch me dance
in response to your Holy Spirit.
Help me uncover the "true self" . . .
the one you created me to be.
And then shed the "false self"
the one that works so hard
to preserve its image.
Help me pay attention
to YOU . . .
the one who made me.
And let the true me dance.