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The Watered Soul: Beyond

Oct 21, 2011

Beyond

Beyond is moving pass the often self-imposed limitations.
beyond the shame forgetting the pain of the past
No longer clinging to what’s gone but embracing what remains
  all the while understanding there’s more to attain

Moving out of places of comfort to new canvases
  allowing myself to paint with new colors
and trusting that even with these hues beauty can be seen.

Beyond the chains of my own thoughts
but grasping for higher & more loftier ones.

Refusing to be chained to the failures of yesterday
I choose to move beyond what I thought relinquishing my own hopes
so that I might received beyond what I could imagine.

Joining Gypsy Mama for 5-minute Friday. When I saw the word beyond, it reminded me of the song that’s been playing for days on my car stereo.  Sharing it with you.


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21 Comments:

At October 21, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I understand why you have been playing JoAnn Rosario's "Beyond" all week! It is a beautiful prayer straight from the heart. And fits Gypsy Mama's theme exactly!
Have a blessed weekend, Wanda!
Pam at 2 Encourage

 
At October 21, 2011 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Deidra said...

There's so much more beyond, isn't there?

[Glad you linked up with Lisa-Jo today. Nice to *meet* you!]

 
At October 21, 2011 at 9:02 AM , Blogger joan said...

Wanda,

Beautifully stated...

I have chosen to live beyond the cares of yesterday, and beyond whatever comes my way today...

Blessings,

Joan

 
At October 21, 2011 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Angela Felsted said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful ballad.

 
At October 21, 2011 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Robin said...

Ah so much of what you say reminds me of that quote "You can't discover new oceans unless you have the courage to leave the shore"
Thank you for an eloquent and meaningful post!

 
At October 21, 2011 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Just beautiful, Wanda. Thanks for sharing.

 
At October 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Sarah Elizabeth said...

You've written such lovely moving beyond prose, Wanda! Thank you for sharing with us!

 
At October 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM , OpenID graceformymess.com said...

Beautiful, Wanda! I love that you're learning to move beyond and paint with the vibrant new hues God has given you. Thank you for sharing your post at Lisa-Jo's today!

 
At October 21, 2011 at 3:41 PM , Blogger LisaShaw said...

I enjoyed the song as I read your words dear sister.

This really stuck out to me: "Refusing to be chained to the failures of yesterday
I choose to move beyond what I thought relinquishing my own hopes
so that I might received beyond what I could imagine."

May we all move beyond whatever point we are to really know Him more deeply so that we'll be more of who He wants us to be.

Love you.

 
At October 22, 2011 at 7:47 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Wanda, you are using one of my favorite words in Scripture: remains. I met with a friend who lost her disabled daughter years ago, after years of struggle. As I sat with her last night the thought came to me that she no longer looks as if she is about to cry 24/7. She no longer looks crippled emotionally. What remains is being restored and rebuilt. For once, there was no tears, but laughter. There was a time that she was walking dead, but now there is strength to continue on fully alive to see and press on beyond. I was encouraged in ways I can't even describe. I am encouraged by this blog to walk fully alive.

"...you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains..." - Revelations 3:1-2

 
At October 22, 2011 at 8:20 AM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I needed to read this...moving past what was in my life. Thanks for this post

 
At October 22, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

"Beyond the chains of my own thoughts," and "Refusing to be chained to the failures of yesterday"--yes, that is what keeps me down. Keeps me from moving forward. Always caught in the "what ifs" of yesterday and the whirrings of my own thoughts.
Moving forward means letting go and trusting God--really believing Him.

Thank you for this thought-filled post, Wanda. So glad to have you visit Sharon's and my IRL meeting. It was sublime!

Blessings,
Janis

 
At October 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM , Blogger Miranda said...

Ah, this post is so refreshing to read. I often put self-limitations on myself and I really need to look beyond and always seek His will.

 
At October 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM , Anonymous Monica Watkins said...

Just reading this today. Oddly enough, today I've been struggling to move beyond some past relational mistakes and embrace with wisdom the promises of today and the future. Trying not to get stuck asking "why". God's timing is perfect. This post blessed me today.

 
At October 24, 2011 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Wanda, this was beautiful - just like your heart.

This was the part that I absolutely loved:

"Moving out of places of comfort to new canvases allowing myself to paint with new colors and trusting that even with these hues beauty can be seen."

As long as I place my whole life into the hand of the Almighty, I can rest assured that the Master Painter will create a thing of beauty.

"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)

Don't you just love that?! :)

GOD BLESS!

 
At October 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM , Blogger Bernadine said...

Moving out of places of comfort to new canvases
allowing myself to paint with new colors
and trusting that even with these hues beauty can be seen.



Beautiful thoughts Wanda. Thank you for sharing this and for the beautiful song that accompanies it.

 
At October 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Blogger lioneagle said...

Hi Wanda -

Sincere thanks to you for this piece.

Your warmth is obvious.

 
At October 25, 2011 at 10:29 PM , Blogger Alida said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing<3

 
At October 29, 2011 at 6:23 AM , Blogger Beth in NC said...

I loved what you wrote, "Beyond the chains of your own thoughts." Isn't that the truth? Our mind is such a battlefield and it battle is often lost in our own minds before we get started.

God bless you today!

Love,
Beth

 
At October 30, 2011 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

Wanda, what words. Yes there is certainly something beyond. Blessings.

 
At October 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM , Anonymous Regina said...

I love Joann Rosario! Beautiful post and so true. The thing that often holds us down, back, and keeps us stagnate is ourselves! Thanks for the visit! Do come again!
I am adding you to bloglists!
Be blessed!
Regina

 

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