Arise and come along

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Naphtali is a doe set free

He gives beautiful words

We have been bound by fear and rejection

Now it’s time to see

That we were made to be the reflection

Of His creativity

We have the one who created the world

Living inside our bodies

There should be rivers, mountains and oceans

Flowing from our lives

So let the one who created before

Create again in you

Songs and poems and painted expressions

The glory of His truth

Naphtali is a doe set free

He gives beautiful words

Naphtali can be you or me

Taking God at His word

O God we thank Thee

That Thou hast given us of Thy Spirit

That all our living might be

Expressions of Thy love

To love someone is to set them free. Love is freedom, not bondage. Love loves as is. It doesn’t wait for change. It just loves, regardless. This is what is most extraordinary about love — it makes no demands. It just is.

We are all so exhausted — tired of trying to be loved or live up to love. You don’t live up to love; if you have to, it’s not love. Love is. That’s all. Love is. You accept it where you are. You give it where you are. You don’t go there for it, or over here for it. Love comes because you are loved.

Love is; like God is; and that is why God is love.

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Arise my beloved, my beautiful one and come along

Come along

For lo, the winter is past and the rains have come and gone

Come along.

He has given you virgin purity

And He has given me all that I need to be

Your lover and lord all the days that we dwell on this earth

So arise my beloved, my beautiful one and come along

Come along

For lo, the winter is past and the rains have come and gone

Come along.

You who live your life like a frightened doe

Tensely watching and fearing the hunter’s bow

He has brought in His kingdom where you can go free

To be who you are

So arise my people my beautiful ones and come along

Come along

For lo, the winter is past and the rains have come and gone

Come along

And arise my beloved, my beautiful one and come along

Come along

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5 Responses to Arise and come along

  1. Mark S. says:

    Was anyone able to see & listen to the audio for today’s Cacth?

  2. Hans says:

    Thank you John, beautiful, and very timely for me (and for others I’m sure),
    Love and blessings,
    Hans
    PS: Mark, there is no audio as far as I can see (hear).
    H.

  3. David Kreitz says:

    When I first bought your Naphtali album long ago, i got a John Deer cap and had Naphtali stitched on it. “The very God who created us wants to live his life through us” RC Stedman.
    “Christ in you, the hope of glory”, Colossians 1.27

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