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"Reflections"

Often awakened, before the sunlight shines.
A ray of light nudges me, my soul to refine.

In the silence of dawn, words enrich and reveal.
I listen intently, and record God's appeal.

Unveiling His wisdom, and the desires of His heart.
Giving in counsel, and entrusting me with His art.

Shaping the soul, and molding my intents.
Promptings of concern, the battles to repent.

With peace and softness, sacred direction received.
The refinement of service, a broken mortal relieved.

A gift of new wisdom, a truth to be shared.
Tutoring in kindness, the perfection it bears!

More prepared to serve, to honor, to adore.
I find myself wanting, His Spirit I implore!

For advice, and counsel, of "what I should do?"
To share His great love, and glory with you!

As Father illuminates, my divinity within.
Endowed with His light, I become a reflection of Him!

POET'S COMMENTS

I love the word "reflections!" It stirs up sweet images and ideas. It is a beautiful word! It has multiple meanings; deep thought and consideration, a thing of consequence that arises from something else, a throw back of light, a mirror image.

When hearing the word "reflections," I visualize an inspiring witness of God's hand; a reflection of snow capped mountains on a crystal blue lake! What a gift for us to see and enjoy! When considering its meaning, I think of contemplation, and seeking the deeper meanings of life.

This poem carries unique ideas. In it, a soul is awakened and delivered a message by the promptings of the Spirit. Unlike prayer where we usually approach Our Heavenly Father for answers and express our desires, He is approaching us. We often look at prayer as a means to fulfill our desires. When He comes to us through the promptings of the Spirit, it is like prayer in reverse, a reflection. He comes to us with His desires!

In this poem, Heavenly Father is sharing with a son or daughter His wishes, by teaching, whispering truths, suggesting direction. Perhaps It is unnatural for us as mere mortals to conceive that Our Father in Heaven has wants.

We must understand that His love for us is cloaked in the desire, that "we will one day return to Him." We know that His work and glory is "to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39)

Simplified, each child on earth is His own; He loves them, and He wants them to return to Him. Therefore, He sends them messages through promptings.

His wisdom, and inspiration delivered in quiet and pure moments, is how He directs us home. One of the criteria to come home, is to be like Him.

"That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us..." (John 17:21)

I love the two concluding stanzas. After we follow the prompting and teachings of the Spirit without deviation in our thoughts and actions, our desires become the same as Our Father in Heaven's.

And thus, we become a reflection of Him. "What should I do, to share His great love and glory with you?"... "Endowed with His light, I become a reflection of Him!"

No one expressed it better than the prophet Alma in the Book of Mormon.

"And now behold, I ask of you, my brethren of the church, have ye spiritually been born of God? Have ye received his image in your countenances? Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts?" (Alma 5:14)

POEMS

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A Bridge To Heaven's Gate

A Lighthouse Of Love

A Prayer To Heaven

A Ripple In The Water

A Shepard's Call

Abandoned Moments and Forsaken Memories

Adversity, My Friend

Anger's Prison

An Ocean of Pride

Become As A Child

Be Still

Born Again

Bound By Service

Burning Sparks

Christmas Eve Memories

Day And Night

Does Mercy Rob Justice?

Faith In My Trials

Father Is Waiting

Forever My Angel

Free From Hypocrisy

God's Gift

God's Poet

God's Witness

Heaven's Treasure

He Counseled God

Hidden In The Forest

Hope And Faith

If There Were No Light!

In Remembrance

In The Upper Room

My Father, My Knight

My Last Thoughts

My Mother

My Needs Are Great

Our Father's Love

Our Sweet Temples

Promises and Procrastination

Reconciliation

Reflections

Rescuing God's Children

Resurrection's Glory!

Shun Pride, And Forgive

Spiritual Gifts

Suffer It To Be

Sweet Feast

Tears

Tell Me! Why Dear Lord?

The Endless Road

The Hem Of My Garnent

The Message Of Hope

The Notes I No Longer Hear

The Power To Lift

The Prodigal Son

The Sabbath Hour

The Seven Days of Creation

The Story of Flowers

The War For Eternal Choices

Time To Become

To The Shores of Paradise

Walk With Me

When Doubt Puts Truth On Trial

Whisperings of Wisdom