Poetic Journey in Personal Discovery


If I’m to walk in the spirit,
I have to take steps in faith.
It’s easy to remain stagnant,
A slave to my self-centered ways.

I must be tuned in,
Listening for the still, quiet voice.
Which leads me on the narrow path,
And buffers against worldly noise.

While the spirit voice always speaks,
I sometimes attempt to ignore.
Hands on ears “la-la-la-la-la-la-la”,
A sad scene for sure.

At times, the darkness I embrace,
Pours acid on my soul.
Muffles the voice of the spirit,
Making it less recognizable.

I get caught up in self will,
Seeking only that which I desire.
I try to make my steps my own,
And often walk straight into fire.

To do the “next right thing”,
I must obey Holy Spirit promptings.
An obedience I cannot adhere to,
While entertaining enemy tauntings.

©E.D. Allee
February, 2014

Pic: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/introverts-signs-am-i-introverted_n_3721431.html


Comments on: "Walking In The Spirit…" (11)

  1. Love this E. Such a heartfelt piece

    • Thanks, it’s funny, earlier after reading your post on faith and trust- a great one by the way- I was going to comment on how wild it was that we were doing that “writers vibe” thing again. Well, I realize that having the word “faith” in my poem didn’t quite count as a duplicate theme from a distance episode! Such a goof. Did not have to share that. Just smile and nod over there. 😀

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  2. Really loved this!

  3. I really enjoyed it, felt like I was walking along side of you E! It had to be nice, when I walk my 2 miles I always feel like God is always with me! Nice message and wonderfully written!

    • Thank you. I’ve gotta escape the noise sometimes. And occasionally I’m successful at giving it the slip! Trick is to remain tuned in among the cacophony.

      Sent from my iPad


  4. I try to make my steps my own, And often walk straight into fire. That is spot on perfection. Beautiful piece.

    • Thanks. It’s tricky trying to surrender my will. Something I find I must do on purpose. So unnatural, sad to say. I wonder if that changes with practice??? It’s just a delight to follow little “promptings” and discover unexpected surprises/blessings. Like the hummingbird I spoke of in my recent poem… I felt a pull in that particular direction, not where I was originally going- what a gift! Perhaps it was a little reward for obedience??? Perhaps… I like to pretend I know how Gods working! LOL.

      God totally knows what He’s doing, and I’m regularly reminded that what He has in store is what’s best, and I figure, based on how awesome things turn out when I follow, that they are way better than they would have been if I led. I’m learning. Sometimes it seems easier- guess when I spend more time With Him and stay “plugged in”.

      Walking into fire is no fun!

      Sent from my iPad


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