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My Echo
Episode 1616th June 2021 • Devotional Christian Poetry • Lloyd Portman
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My Echo . . . 

My Word is sown 

into the soils of hearts 

scattered . . .

to find its place 

as bread would be

cast upon the waters. 

This Word is a seed, 

having its own eternal life 

never ceasing 

to grow within. 

In due time 

it returns. 

Accomplishing the works

it was sent to do.  

Returning as an Echo 

Back into . . .

His Own Heart. 


The Word Of God is a double-edged sword as the scripture states. Having cut between the flesh and Spirit it remains a constant reminder of it's truth.

It is the internal goad or prompt which guides our actions and speech if we listen to its voice. As a lamp it shows us the way in the darkness or comforts and anchors us during times of trouble. 

It's also a marker post on the roadmap, as we travel to success and victory. When it returns having completed the work it was sent to do it continues to work as a testimony, which imparts faith in the hearts which hear it's message. 

Something which I heard myself saying in a conversation was this; "I don't read the Bible, it reads me"! This, I believe to be true because there's a reciprocal process which goes on in my heart. The words prompt, goad and inspire me to respond and enquire of myself and my heart, asking questions of myself. 

The amazing thing I notice, it's not condemning me but lifting me up. I feel inspired to go deeper and be more transformed that the Word be made flesh in me.

The Word is eternal and God never stops hearing the echoes of His Words as they continue to come home to roost! How much pleasure must this bring Him as His word returns back to Him having done it's work?


# - How long have you been waiting for your personal Word to come to pass? Where has it been planted?

# - Can you explain how the soil of your heart has been cultivated by this Word? 

# - Can you now understand how God watches over His word to perform it and are you in this picture? Has the word read you personally if so how?

Proverbs 8:33 - 35 Passion Translation 

33 Listen to my counsel, for my instruction will enlighten you. You’ll be wise not to ignore it.

34 If you wait at wisdom’s doorway, longing to hear a word for every day, joy will break forth within you as you listen for what I’ll say.

35 For the fountain of life pours into you every time that you find me, and this is the secret of growing in the delight and the favor of the Lord.