I'm back!! :)  My small cohort of readers will have noticed how my blogging dipped right off last year.  It was a crazy year that went like a blur due to home renovations and the whole 'adjusting and settling back home in Australia' thing.  Now that the dust has settled both physically and metaphorically speaking, I am seeing clearer and feeling ready to take on this new year.  I have a sense of anticipation as I not only undertake study at Uni but also as I dare to believe that God has a plan for yes, even me, back here in Aus.  

I want to share a few poetic thoughts with you with the hope that they will stir something in you for the new year and maybe give you a little inspiration as they have for me, to dare to believe..

What if?

What if I dared to believe?
What if I dared to really live?
What if I chose to take God at His word
and let His Spirit free in me?

What if I chose to refute and rebuke
Those voices in my head;
The insults and accusations 
That keep me locked in fear and dread?

The voices that remind me
of my weakness and where I fall;
that mock and taunt relentlessly 
“You’re alone after all”

What if I saw through the lies
and believed He can use even me?
Embracing God’s beautiful truth
That He gives purpose and destiny.

With all my limitations
and though I’m feeling weak
If His Holy Spirit is unleashed in me
Could I truly be free?

Could I touch the world like Jesus did?
Could I know His strength in me?
If I opened my heart fully to Him;
and gave Him liberty?

If I cast aside all doubt and fear
and embrace His plans for me,
What would He do?
How would He work?

If I dared to believe....