Friday Feature ~ Flicker

For today’s feature, I decided to revisit one of my poems that I posted not long after starting my blog.  Originally written several years ago, the premise is for our self-life to diminish, or flicker, and allow Christ to shine instead.

We tend to want center stage, and feel rather insignificant if our efforts for God go unnoticed.  However, the moment we reach the end of ourselves is the very place He wants.  It is where the light of Christ can shine brightly through us for others to see.

I hope you enjoy this Friday of looking back to an old poem called:

Flicker

I captured this shot to show the candle just blown out, with not a flicker of the self-life left

I captured this shot to show the candle just blown out, with not a flicker of the self-life left

My life feels like a flicker,
But what I really want to be
Is a bright, shining star
Shining bright for all to see.

Feeling tired and getting weaker,
And rather insignificant.
To do more for You, I long;
And to gain more strength is what I want.

I love the vertical stream of smoke ~ I picture the surrendering of self, thereby allowing God to infuse us from on high with His light

I love the vertical stream of smoke ~ I picture the surrendering of self, thereby allowing God to infuse us from on high with His light

But what I consider flicker,
Your eyes see so much differently.
It’s exactly what You want,
And have waited for patiently.

For when my self-life grows dim,
You can finally shine Your light.
Morning Star, all then will see
Your brilliant flame through my life.

Candle dark“He must become greater and greater,
and I must become less and less.
John 3:30
NLT

Photos and poem by Sue Nash/2013

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20 thoughts on “Friday Feature ~ Flicker

  1. Karina Susanto

    Very, very beautiful photos of you, sis. May I know what kind of camera that use, sis? I just show it to my fiancé. And he told that photos surely using high end camera. Not just common camera. This is a great art work. Really love it 🙂

    Reply
    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Thanks Karina. I use a Nikon D200. There are newer, better versions of the Nikon out nowadays- this is an older style. Had to practice on these and definitely needed a tripod! Tell your fiancé that I appreciate his kind feedback.

      Reply
      1. Karina Susanto

        Oow Nikon. Ok. By the way my fiancé use Mamiya. I don’t know it is good or not. But if I remember about the price that makes me angry and headache 🙂 thank you for your info, sis.

      2. heavenlyraindrops Post author

        I am learning much about photography, so I don’t know which brand is best. I think what matters is learning how to use whatever camera you have and just enjoying it! blessings, friend, sis.

      3. Karina Susanto

        Good evening sis.
        Yes you absolutely right. The important thing is how we learn to use that gear 🙂 I wish I have much time to learn about photography 😦 blessing on your evening, sis.

  2. Fully Rely on God

    Great images it is true a picture is worth a thousand words. It is also true especially after reading your poem – more of him and less of me. This was golden for me. Blessings to you.

    Jacqueline

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  3. tlohuis

    Thanks for sharing. That is a very lovely poem, indeed. Keep up the good work. I look forward to following you. I follow a lot of other bloggers, as well, and I’m sick on top of that, so sometimes it takes me awhile to get around to everyone that I follow, but I’ll be following. I also sometimes forget to click “Like” or to post a comment, so I may be here and you may not even know about it, but I do always try to remember to like or post a comment. Darn ADHD.
    Peace and God Bless,
    Tammy 🙂

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