Friday, May 4, 2007

My Name is I AM

I was regretting the past
and fearing the future.
Suddenly my Lord was speaking:
My name is I AM.

He paused. I waited. He continued:

When you live in the past
with its mistakes and regrets,
it is hard. I am NOT there.
My name is NOT I WAS.

When you live in the future,
with its problems and fears,
it is hard. I am NOT there.
My name is NOT I WILL BE.

When you live in THIS moment,
My name IS I AM.

©Helen Mallicoat


Denise said...

Thanks for being such an encouragement my lovely friend.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Meaning: Take one day at a time!! He is I AM!! GREAT advice!! Sandy

Betty Jane Buckshot said...

Wow, this is great. Thanks for sharing.

*My picture on my blog is something that I found and just loved. (you had asked about it on my blog...maybe I should try to do one myself, that would be nice!)


eph2810 said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem. I needed to read it.

Blessings to you and yours this weekend and always.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Thank you for the beautiful post . The poem is lovely have a great weekend.

Angel ( Angel Mama's Pearls of Wisdom)

Thank you for the prayer for Norma.


Sharon said...

This is a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing.

Rosemarie said...

AMEN, and His grace is sufficient for the now as well! What good news for a MONDAY!

"Pearls of wisdom...a heavenly voice."

SiouxSue said...

That is beautiful...thank you.

MICHAEL said...

About 3 years ago I dropped into a black hole – four months of absolute terror. I wanted to end my life, but somehow [Holy Spirit], I reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits [hospital] in four months – I actually thought I was in hell. I imagine I was going through some sort of metamorphosis [mental, physical & spiritual]. I had been seeing a therapist [1994] on a regular basis, up until this point in time. I actually thought I would be locked away – but the hospital staff was very supportive [I had no control over my process]. I was released from hospital 16th September 1994, but my fear, pain & shame had only subsided a little. I remember this particular morning waking up [home] & my process would start up again [fear, pain, & shame]. No one could help me, not even my therapist [I was terrified]. I asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated & I believe Jesus delivered me from my “psychological prison.” I am a practicing Catholic & the Holy Spirit is my friend & strength; every day since then has been a joy & blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities. John 3: 8, John 15: 26, are verses I can relate to, organically. He’s a real person who is with me all the time. I have so much joy & peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages [England & Australia]. God LOVES me so much. Fear, pain, & shame, are no longer my constant companions. When I look in the mirror, I see God. I just wanted to share my experience with you [Luke 8: 16 – 17].

Peace Be With You