Be Ready!

Are you ready? Am I?
For our returning Christ?
When He comes for you and me
Will His face we want to see?
As He opens His arms wide
And gathers us all to His side,
Can we imagine how it will be
In His presence for eternity?
No more tears or grief we’ll bear
No more sin, no more despair
Open hearts and joy complete
Sitting at our Savior’s feet!
Our only care to honor Him
The selfish desires now are dim;
In heaven’s home we’ll sing His praise
With continuous worship all our days.
The King of Kings He’ll ever be
We’ll bow to Him on bended knee
And as our life on earth is done
Really living has just begun!
Being ready, being prepared
Looking ahead to “going there”
Watching for Jesus expectantly
Is such excitement for you and me!

Dear children, continue in Him, so
that when He appears we may be confident
and unashamed before Him at His coming.
1 John 2:28

Jesus said, “You also must be ready, because
the Son of Man will come at an hour when
you do not expect Him.” Luke 12:40

Look, He is coming with the clouds, and
every eye will see Him. Revelation 1:7

Hope in Christ!

I wonder, I wonder
Where would I be
If I didn’t know Jesus
And He didn’t know me?
I’m sure I’d be lost
And without any hope
Wandering around
With no place to go!
But I’ll thank Him forever
With a heart filled with love
That my present and future
Is sealed from above.
The Gift of the cross
Gave me new life
What joy there is
Because I know Christ!

This is the testimony: God has
given us eternal life, and this life
is in His Son. He who has the Son
has life; he who does not have the
Son of God does not have life.
1 John 5:11-12

Raining Tears!

I watch the pouring rain
Falling from the sky;
And wonder if I’m seeing
Tears my Lord must cry!
Sadness for the world
For all the sin and strife;
Are these many raindrops
Falling from His eyes?
Even in the sorrow
And grief that God must feel;
We can know that overall
His control is real.
He knows when He’s ignored
When all is said and done;
He still will be the Answer
And He will overcome!
Life could be so simple
The world a better place;
Jesus is still waiting
And offering His grace!

The Lord knows the thoughts
of man; He knows that they
are futile. Psalm 94:11
Jesus said, “Trust in God; trust
also in me.” John 14:1

Dear God!

Dear God, please

Restore my peace
Open my heart
To sweet release.
Create in me
A heart that’s new
Fully focused
Relying on You.
Forgive my sin
For failing to trust
For forgetting that You
Are faithful and just.
Help me bring glory
To the Name above all
Help me respond
To Your gentle call;
Change me and use me
So You receive praise
Fill me with love
To last all my days!

Thou wilt keep him in
perfect peace, whose mind
is stayed on thee: because he
trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3
Give to the Lord glory and
strength. Give to the Lord
the glory due His Name.
Psalm 96:7b&8a

God, My Guide!

It’s best to give it all to God
To let Him have His way,
To yield the things I think I want
Each and every day.
To start each day allowing Him
To be Who He can be,
To bless me in the ways He knows
Are always best for me.
When I take my hands off
And I get out of His way,
It’s then that I am well aware
That He’ll orchestrate my day.
If I ever could control
The way my hours go,
I’d make mistakes and go my way
Running wrongly, to and fro!
But God keeps me steady
And when day’s end arrives,
I know as I look backward
Moving forward, He’s my Guide!

Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires
of your heart. Psalm 37:4

A Friendship Prayer!

Sometimes when friends are low
And needing prayer, that’s when I go,
To the One who knows the need
More than I, ’cause He can see –
The pain, the hurt, the anguish there
And knows just how to show His care,
He covers the one I bring to Him
With love and mercy and peace within.
His reaching arms hold them tight
Whispers comfort in the night,
Takes the hurt in to His heart
And gives a fresh and lasting start –
To faith and trust that only grows
As hope and joy replace the woe,
As a weary heart turns to praise
And thanks our God for His healing ways!

The Lord upholds all that fall, and raises up
all those that be bowed down. Psalm 145:14

Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all
kinds of prayers and requests. With this in
mind, be alert and always keep on praying
for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18

Highs and Lows!

The highs and the lows of the mountains
Remind me of my life;
The excitement of knowing God
Blends with the stress and strife.
When I get to the top and look down
To the valley far below;
I gaze up higher to the One
To teach what I ought to know!
It’s when I’m high and when I’m low
That is when I learn His best;
On the mountain top or the ground below
In Him there is certain rest!

I have set the Lord always before me,
Because He is at my right hand, I will not
be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and
my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.
Psalm 16:8-9
[This poem was inspired and I was reminded
of this verse as my husband and I traveled through
the mountains while on summer vacation!]