Meditations in Revelationship
A condensed collection by Jim Hurley
God speaks to me and for others through my
pen. I feel my words (written and spoken) are meant to bless and
encourage others, as well as myself. Words that reveal the
Father’s heart and give hope where hope is needed. The Lord
rekindled a flame in me for writing some thirteen years ago.
This after I discovered a poem, in a relative’s memorabilia
collection, I had written as a nine-year-old boy. It expressed a
tender and longing heart for Jesus that was somehow stolen along
the way from my childhood innocence.
I originally entitled my continuing body of
work “Present Day Psalms” and have included a portion of them on
a Facebook page I began around 2009.
However, I think they are more accurately summed up as
“Meditations in Revelationship”. “Revelationship” is a word
prophesied to me by a classmate at around that same time in
2009. It’s meaning was derived as a fusion of both a revelation
of The Lord’s heart for the world and a personal intimate
relationship with The Lord’s heart for me. Someone once ask me
to tell them what I believe Love looked like. My reply was that
“Love looks like teardrops on scripture pages. My gateway into
these penned meditations is often in rhema moments that come
while reading the Bible.
It has been a challenge for me to put these
many short pieces I have gathered to this point all in one
classification, so I have grouped them into sub-classifications.
Russian Matryoshka dolls, if you will.
One big doll with smaller doll within and even smaller
dolls yet inside of them. The dolls within being short psalms,
poems, prayers, revelations, teachings and mysteries and the
dolls within those dolls revealed as “something intimate”,
“something prophetic”, “something sacred”, “something
imaginative” and on.
There is a specific time and place in my
pilgrimage, over the past thirteen years, that corresponds in
time with each piece. I would think somewhat like the story of
King David written out in Kings and Chronicles, but expressed in
song, prayer and revelation in The Psalms. This is my story and
here are my prayers… if you will.
I thank you very much for taking the time
to read these varied samples of my heart with and for God.
In His Image and Love.
James A Hurley (Jim)
45 Westmoreland Street. Westminster, MD.
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