“Blessed is the man whose strength
is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.”  Psalms 84:5

A pilgrimage denotes a certain sacrifice, an element of unknown.

Father, please help me to keep moving forward into all You desire me to.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Hearts Moving



Oh Lord, let my heart
not be

set in stone

but strengthened
to keep moving

and following You
I pray.


  1. Oh, this is a wonderful prayer/poem, Sis Deb! And I join you in it, with every confidence that He will indeed strengthen us to “keep moving and following” Him. God bless you with a good Friday–sending up prayers of aloe-healing, and lots of love from this sis, Caddorino

  2. I join you in this prayer. Amen. Yes, Lord.

  3. The definition of pilgrim is one who journeys in a foreign land. And yes, that’s exactly what we are as we believers travel through life here on earth. We’re citizens of a heavenly city and just pilgrims now.

    Thanks. Better wait on planting your petunias a few more days in the heartland. You might to check the Farmers Almanac.

  4. Move forward in Jesus…have a bless weekend my dear.

  5. Amen. This is beautiful Debbie! God bless you more and more

  6. It’s not the road that gets you, it’s the interminable LENGTH of it!! So true – we need to keep pressing on, keep determining the direction of our steps, keep choosing well. Nice.

  7. I love that Jesus confidence you have, Sis Caddorino, and believe too that He is keeping us and helping us to follow Him. Thank you for your healing prayers and love you too! God bless you bunches!

  8. Thank you for joining in! God bless you as you continue on with Him!

  9. I love your talk of being a pilgrim in a foreign land! You can sub for me for awhile here, okay? 🙂 Thank you and God bless you, as you celebrate your birthday sometime this month!
    p.s. Aub wants to plant tomatoes this year. I’ll tell her you said to wait just a bit. 🙂

  10. Thank you so much, Desiray, and God bless you and your walk with Him!

  11. God bless you too, God’s gem! 🙂 He loves you so much!

  12. Oh Melody .. you really got me with this one. So true! haha! I love the part you said about to keep choosing well. Thank you! And God bless you as you travel on.

  13. Praise God He’s worth every step! Great post, Deb!
    God Bless You!

  14. Debbie, I often need this prayer to get out of my comfort zone! You have said it perfectly. Sometimes I feel like a stone slug! 🙂

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  15. Well my dear friend, this is certainly a timely poem/prayer for me right now as my pilgrimage takes another turn. Beautifully said and I will continue to pray with you for a tender heart that’s easily moved by our Father.
    (Tell Aub I’ve had two HUGE moths in my hair and one in my coffee tonight – but no worries – I caught them and carried them outside in her honor.) 😉

  16. Oh .. .that was really beautiful, Lady Dei. Yes, He is. God bless you and your sweet ones!

  17. Wendy, you have me giggling! Not just a slug, but a stone slug . .. yep, that’s me too! haha! God bless you as He moves you on, and comforts you too!

  18. Oh gracious one .. .surely this was His doing, a post on pilgrimage at as time such as this for you. I didn’t expect to see you here . .. and am so blessed! love you and God bless you as you move where He wills for you to.
    p.s. Aub’s a little jealous . . .no moths around here for some time now! And, you are really high up on her list for being so kind to them! 🙂 I’ve been called a murderer at times . . .and reminded they are God’s creatures!

  19. Another beautiful poem! God has given you such a gift to stir hearts and spirits… Praying God will never allow me to be comfortable enough with where I am spiritually to let my heart settle into stone, but to always keep moving and pursuing Jesus! Thank you!!

  20. When we move forward, it demands taking a step of faith, trusting in the Lord all the way. If we can trust Him with our eternity, surely we can trust Him with our future here on earth. Lord bless.

  21. My husband reminds me a lot about this very thing, being a sojuouner. In Bible times these travelers did not plant their stake deep in case they had to move quickly. He relates it to us Christian, we say it, we sing it and we read it yet we so often try to hold on to what is comfortable. Timely post for me…the poem…His heart is in all of your words as one who has traveled this road. Blessings.

  22. Your prayer left a smile upon my face…every step you take as you move forward He will also share your footsteps, and you will always know He is with you! God bless!

  23. I am believing He will definitely answer your prayer! God bless sweet you as you just keep on moving for Him! Thank you for encouraging me!

  24. Oh . ..Pastor Rob. That was a great way to put things into perspective. Yes, surely we can trust Him with our pilgrimage here. Thank you and God bless you!

  25. Betty, I love the word ‘sojourner’! Thank you for sharing that! I am one of those who say it, sing it and read it . . .but then still have trouble doing it. 🙂 But you have helped me today, to remember when it’s time to move on, to not think it’s a bad thing, just a necessary thing. . .a good thing. God bless you and yours and your sojourner’s heart!

  26. Now you have me smiling too, Wendell, thinking of Him sharing my footsteps and knowing He is with me. So thankful and thankful that He is with you too! God bless you and yours!

  27. Love your insight that a pilgrimage involves a willingness to sacrifice. Here’s to celebrating all the forward momentum at the end of 2013 🙂 Love and blessings Deb, and may He continually strengthen you xx

  28. God bless you and all you give and do willingly, to follow Him, sweet Aimee! love and prayers for your week! 🙂

  29. always my prayer ..strength and stamina for the pilgrimage

  30. Amen, dear flora! Thanks for being here and God bless you on your journeys!

  31. It’s true dear Deb that if our heart keeps looking and wanting to move forward then the rest of us will follow… it’s all by the heart.
    “The spirit / heart is willing but the flesh is weak”.
    As long as we keep our heart and mind on the LORD… His Holy Spirit does the ENABLING. What a comforter and “inspirer” He is. As long as we are WILLING… then “God is well able to finish the work He has begun in us”.
    Thanks for your inspiring ministry! Love in Yeshua from Susan.

  32. I love that the Spirit does the enabling! Thank you for sharing that , Susan! This is a case where enabling in necessary and good! love you and God bless you!

  33. It is a wonderful thing to be a pilgrim and to share this common hope with other pilgrims. Here is one of my favorite passages:

    “13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

    14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

    15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

    16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” Hebrews 11:13-16

  34. I love that passage too, Theresa . .and it fits here so well! That is why I call you our wonderful woman of the Word! 🙂 Thank you for blessing us AGAIN! love and prayers . .and God bless you too!

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