deepest desire

Having sought Him

And accepting his grace,

I now say my deepest desire

Is to behold His face.


Before posting this I ask myself about the truth of this statement.  I am convinced that I am not just being “pious” in this desire.  There are other desires that I have.  I desire intensely that my precious loved ones be healed of cancer.  I desire deeply that my family to many generations live peacefully and love Jesus.  I desire greatly that my family have the basic necessities of life.  But for myself there is no greater desire than to sense the presence of my Savior  day by day and to live with him face to face eternally.  ……………Meanwhile, I want my husband to get my car fixed, and I want to have a successful garage sale, and I want to lose some weight!  😀


Prompt by Michelle for November 3 “deepest desire”

A new poetry form for me – the ‘Naani’, a four line poem containing 20-25 syllables.  Learn more at



About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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16 Responses to SEEK ME – RSVP

  1. This is awesome. I have numerous needs and desires myself, but ultimately I seek His face. It’s not pious at all, I think it’s what we were made for. All these other things are really just back ground noise,significant,important to me, but the Lord’s got this thing,all will be well.

    • Oneta Hayes says:

      So glad you understand. I believe anyone who has once glimpsed Him, will never have a higher desire than to do so again.

  2. dawnlizjones says:

    You are merge the sublime with the entirely practical–they are one and same.

    • Oneta Hayes says:

      I guess if God had only wanted us to dwell only in the sublime, in the spiritual, he would have created us for that world instead of placing us on earth for the purpose of dealing with earthly matters. I’m rather glad we can experience both. Thanks, dawnliz.

  3. thotpurge says:

    Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Faye says:

    I love the way you have blended the two desires in your post. We are called to live this life from a heavenly perspective ie …..see the world from His Perspective but we must live it through all the issues as you have stated. These are the thoughts to ponder……Let us all be Heavenly Minded yet real people in the nitty gritty of the here and now. Thank you!

  5. Debbie L says:

    Powerful! Love this.

  6. Dawn Marie says:

    A wonderful tapestry you wove reminding us of the fabric of life & how tattered it can be when the strings are left broken.

  7. bisimodupe1975 says:

    A very down to earth post. While we seek to know him more and more we definitely do have others needs. The blessing of it is that he knows these needs and will sort them out. I hope you do get your car fixed by your husband 😀 meanwhile I need a brand new car of mine own… Hoping that it will show up somehow too😀. Have a blessed day.

    • oneta hayes says:

      So much to be thankful for. Granddaughter loaned us her car today. Hardly what I had in mind but nice of her. We made a quick 100 mile trip to my son’s. Still hoping for my own to get fixed. I can drive it, but it groans about it! 😀

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