Not an Orphan


Accepting my adoption

With intended inheritance

The grace and love and compassion revealed

Life is a journey of small surrenders

As I follow, faith ignited,

From you living water flows.


From you, blessing overflows.

I’m branded by your adoption.

This blaze does not consume, but ignited

New Jerusalem my inheritance

This day I choose surrender

Unexplained peace is revealed


Each day your word is revealed

You give eyes to see, meaning flows,

Allow Spirit to teach in surrender,

Maturity grows within adoption,

Mirror clears with inheritance,

Face to face love ignited


A new view you ignited;

The way, the truth, the life revealed,

No laws but love is our inheritance,

From your center concentric circles flow

As we love we show adoption

Transformation, surrender.


Open hands in surrender,

Heart, mind and passion ignited

Cast out fear and embrace my adoption,

Grace and unconditional love revealed,

Through me your spirit and truth flows;

This is my inheritance.


You in me: inheritance.

To this I gladly surrender.

Alive, Immanuel, your Spirit flows

As your abiding Spirit’s ignited

Living word’s mysterious revealed

This branch from roots adoption.


My inheritance, my heart’s ignited;

All I surrender, my soul is revealed

With you my blood flows, holy adoption.


  1. Truly beautiful Susan, words and photo. 🙂


    1. 🙂 Thank you as always, Lilka

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  2. Amen. Awesome poem, Susan. The revelation of our adoption changes everything. We have inheritance now from our Father in Christ, and it gets even better in the age to come when we are face to face and will know as we are known! (1 Cor.13:12)


    1. Oh, yes. I long for that, Mel.

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  3. This was great, Susan… 🙂


  4. It’s hard to put into words for me. All I heard in this poem. It is amazing and breath taking what the Spirit reveals a we surrender. There is a great peace resting in his arms.

    Much love Tom


    1. There is, Tom. I’ve never had such great, internal peace until I came to Christ. It’s unexplainable.
      Love to you, too.

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      1. I am so happy for you Susan.


  5. We are His inheritance and He is ours. I can sit an ponder on that for hours~.


  6. Reblogged this on Memoir Notes.

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  7. Psalm 27:10


    1. Absolutely, Lynette. He is the One who never leaves. And thank you for the reblog.

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  8. It is comforting to read this Susan. Especially as we grow older, we want to know we belong, and there is nothing better than surrendering and belonging to God.


    1. It is comforting, Beth. Before this, I used to so afraid of death. Now, while I want to live as many years as He gives here on earth, I look forward to seeing Him face to face. The fear is gone because I know the treasure that is to come.


  9. Very beautiful Susan.


    1. Thank you so much, Paul.


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