sometimes i forget

i want to introduce you
to my friend, Spirit

you might know him too

he’s been my friend
for years and years

he’s with me
wherever I go
the valleys
the mountains
everywhere in between

but sometimes
i forget

i ignore him

i don’t confide in him

i forget
his wisdom
his sound advice
his perfect solutions

i feel like an outcast
i run around the playground

i forget

i forget
to look

i forget
my need

i forget
HIS love

i cry out

he reminds me

my friend
my constant

“If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!
(John 14:17 Message)

8 thoughts on “sometimes i forget

  1. Kandi

    I am going to have to print this out and hang it on my refrigerator. I too forget, sometimes I get so busy in my task I forget to include my constant companion the one who will lead me a guide me, next thing I know I am trying to do things in my own strength and epically failing, then I remember my friend spirit. Lovely post Eileen. Do you mind if I link to this on my blog?

    Blessings to you.

  2. Eileen

    Sure you can, Kandi! Always amazes me that even though we seem to remember so much…how easily we forget the most important things.

  3. Jenni

    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I work at a Catholic school where we pray a lot. If you don't mind I would love to use this prayer next year with colleagues and students.

  4. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    This was wonderful Eileen! We all forget about our "constant companion" upon occasion, but He's always there just the same. 🙂

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. Eileen

    Thanks friends! I'm often guilty of taking God's spirit for granted.
    Jenni_ Of course you can copy it! If you don't mind putting my website or name on it somewhere (even in tiny tiny print) that would be great! 🙂

  6. Lisa

    Ouch, I sometimes forget too. I get so busy with "my" life and forget that He knows best. Thanks for this reminder!


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