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Absent

I was about to forget you,
I pretended not to think of you
But today I saw you again
And hope was reborn.

Every time more far,
And more close
All the time absent
And at the same time present.

I was about to forget you
And today you knocked at my door
I Saw your smile, I felt your hands
My eyes smiled and you muted my lips.

In this cold solitude
Today you didn’t show up
My eyes didn’t laugh
Arrive oblivion, you are not longer here.

-Noemi Lara
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*Published and translated with permission of the author you can visit her at https://laramar2.wordpress.com

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Looking

What did you lose?

     —an angel sweetly asks me—

What do you look for incessantly, taciturn?

 

I answer:

I was looking for the time that left unannounced,

the love that enter without saying goodbye

and the tear that was lost when you left.

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From the book “Del Amor, EL Desamor y El Olvido” (Love, Sorrow and Disregard)

 

Move on and Move Forward!

Amazingly January is almost over. It seems like yesterday when we just welcomed the New Year and yet it seems like we are still living in the past. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure that many of us are still writing 2013 instead of 2014, for some reason it takes time to get adjusted to the new year, after all it was a whole year! So while we are still hanging on to the past; don’t you think today is a good day to move on and move forward?

Forget about the past, forget about what you didn’t do and still hope you can fix, yesterday is history and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. Yes! Today is a great day to begin, move on and move forward with your life and be happy, life is too short to be wasted. Remember “[the Lord] will show you the path of life; In [His] presence [your life] is full of joy; At [His] right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalms 16:11 KJV

Don’t dwell in past, move on and move forward! 😉

The Loser Team!

While I was trying to encourage a person who asked me for advice, because He was going through a very difficult time, I encourage him to get close to the Lord, to read his word and to pray. To what he replied; “At this point of my life I have left this issue in the hands of the devil or of the Lord, who ever respond to me first is the one who I’m going with” Wow, I was speechless, and after a second or two trying to recover from that unexpected response, I answer to him.

My dear, your response is truly unexpected, specially coming from you, someone who had being blessed so many times by the Lord, someone who have a deep knowledge and understanding of the bible. Nevertheless, if that is your choice, I accept it. I do not know about you, but I like to be with the wining team, no one likes to be with the loser team.

And as you already know, Satan was defeated twice already. One when he was thrown from heaven, and he lost again when Jesus resurrected. Moreover, every day that the Lord gives us victory he is being defeated. Personally I rarer be with the winners, but if you like, you can keep up with the losers, but you have to decide to whom you are going to serve, as the Lord does not like us to be warm, we should be either could or hot, you said yes or no. The decision is yours!

So, decide which team you are going to join, because you cannot be on both.

Are you waiting?

One day I was upset because things didn’t go my way; I had prayed for this specific thing for months, I even fasted for it, and I asked the Lord so much, and I told Him how important this was for me, and yet it didn’t happen. So, there I was wondering, why? What happened that I could not get what I wanted, and pretty much what I needed at that moment, because I really needed it!

I know that the Lord always answers our prayers, sometimes He says yes, sometimes He says no, and sometimes He says wait. Then I wonder, why did He say no to me? And it was at that moment when I began thinking of all the times He had said no to me. Next thing I knew I was talking to Him, and yes It was more like a complaint than a prayer, still while I was thinking and then talking I could not stop singing Psalm 146 “Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help”

So much for the Irony if you ask me! Because, while I was reluctant to understand the Lord’s way, and somehow I was ungrateful for His answer I could not stop praising Him. But then I knew, deep down in my heart I knew that even though I didn’t get what I wanted, I knew that if I waited in Him, He will provide what I needed. Sometimes we ask, and ask millions of times to the Lord for things we need, and we even get tired and frustrated because we have asked so many times and the answer seems to be always no. Have you ever wondered if the answer is wait?

My dear friend The Lord never mistakens  His answers; we are the ones who get it wrong. When we think He said no, maybe He is saying wait… just wait. We may not like it but the truth is that we need to wait, and if we “Wait on the LORD, and keep his way” Psalm 37:34 (KJV) He will provide what you need, but in His time, He knows what is best for you, and He will never let you down.

So, my dear friend I just wonder…Are you waiting?