Love in Ten Lines

Jarrod from The Haunted Lullaby challenged his followers to take the Love in Ten Lines Challenge, giving it a try….

Love is the desire
Need of every heart
Question of loves finding
Only our God imparts
God’s Word only Love
Love He freely shares
Soul stores His love
Love of deepest care
Love of over flowing
Love that we share

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“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Here are the rules for the challenge:

1) Write about love using only 10 lines.
2) Use “love” in every line.
3) Each line can only be 4 words long.
4) Nominate 10 Or So others who are up for the challenge.
5) Let them know about the challenge.
6) Title the post, Love in Ten Lines
7) Include a quote about love

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Generous

Heart be of the grateful
For blessings here this day
Grace of overwhelming
Example You portray

Giving of it all
Abundance giving more
Nothing of the self
Gifts that You outpour

One of everlasting
Love and peace and joy
Goal of one in bonding
Extending arms employ

Let generosity
Be one that you instill
Giving recklessly
Be my choice of will

Inlay of Grace

In mornings shadow cast
A light within the way
Speaking words of silence
Calling one to pray

Stillness of surrounding
Time of sacred lay
Gifts found in Your Presence
As world drifts far away

Gripping of desire
Hold soul in Your stay
Melting of the wax
Molding soft as clay

Home is the word known
Love is on display
Entwining the divine
Uplifting grace inlay

Lake

Stillness of the lake
In waves are drawing me
Calling of God’s Spirit
To come and sit and be

Listen with the heart
All other things can wait
What is more important
Than pray and contemplate

Asking of the nothing
Just my presence bring
Hear the song of God
Let His light now sing

I just want to love you
Shower you with grace
Bestow my gifts within you
Fall in joint embrace

Let peace rein within
Acceptance now surround
Receive your gift of fill
Eternal love abound

Edge of Heaven

A time of drifting through
Lights filtered passage way
On the edge of heaven
A place soul wants to stay

Comfort in acceptance
Love of which soul feeds
One within the bonding
Home that all hearts need

A trusting in our faith
No need to understand
A moments’ letting go
Resting in Your hand

Let us be in binding
One body found in You
Heart of loves compassion
Seen now through Your view

Closer

Here within Your presence
Closer than before
Comfort of Your love
Together to adore

Pondering this closeness
Distance of this space
How far do I keep?
My Lord of precious grace

Sometimes in the heavens
One of up above
Sometimes in the background
Unaware of love

Keeping You at arm’s length
Afraid to let you in
Let me open all
A prayer here to begin

Awakening of insight
Spirit that You show
Deep inside You dwell
Closer than I know

Intent

Now is found the answer
Of which I’m searching for
God of the indwelling
Waiting to adore

One within this silence
Intimate secure
One of everlasting
Forever well endure

No measurement of task
Intent of offering
One soul in the being
Is all that I can bring

Faithful is rewarded
Blessed by holy grace
Grateful rests the heart
Safe in your embrace