When I Stay

Five Minute Friday

Stay in my love.

Walk with me, beside me.

Stay.  Linger.

Don’t rush away into your day.

The distractions come.

Don’t run away, stay.

Sometimes I want to try harder.

Sometimes I let the world crowd in.

I long for comfort- and I deceive myself into believing that anything can feel better than you.  It is so silly.  And when I take time to think, to really look around and remember- I realize that with you is where I always want to be.

I want to stay.  I don’t want to leave.  I want you to hold me and tell me everything is going to be ok.

I want to linger and tell you all my secrets.  As we walk together, I learn the blessing of staying.

You say-Abide.  Remain in me.

Let me hold you with my righteous right hand.


Yes Lord.

I see you in your Word, I hear you whisper sweet words of truth.

And I want to stay with you- loosen my grip on the world and hold fast to what I know I can depend on.

As I become small- you become great…when I stay.

Stay with me, hold me -teach me and mold me.

When I stay, when I remain- you make me into something beautiful.

And I see the light in others eyes- the hope that you can bring.

Words of truth pour from my lips and my heart leaps- for I see you in me.  I know you are here.  You are staying- working- lovingly leading me.

Eyes look up at me in trust- and I believe- in who I can be- In You.

When I stay.

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6 Responses to When I Stay

  1. Abiding is the epitome of staying in Him – so true, thanks for sharing at Five Minute Friday

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you Tammy- that has been a recurring theme in this season of my life- and I have found such comfort and peace in that picture of God always being close. God bless you- thank you for stopping by. :)

  2. Sincerity says:

    It is such a simple thing but yet so difficult for us. Abiding in the Lord and truly trusting Him to be all we need no matter our circumstances can be a challenge.

    Christ called us to stand firm and be light in our dark world. And we rest in Him we become everything we were meant to be.

    Thank you for this post. Blessings to you! :)

    • Rachel says:

      Yes, I agree. I am reading a book called Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray- and it seems as if I hear verses about abiding and remaining everywhere- at church, in my daily devotional reading, or my daughter’s children church lesson. :) I am overwhelmed by the mercy and love poured out upon us by our gracious God- He is worthy of our praise!

  3. Beautiful! A wonderful way to consider “stay” Blessings on your day!

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