Archives for November 2009

Peace From Pain!

No matter the pain
Or the heartache we bear,
We never can say
“You’ve never been there.”
Though circumstance differs
And details are varied,
Life is what it is
And hard burdens are carried;
Not just by a few
‘Cause grief has no bounds,
It hits all in some way
Until solace is found.
Our Lord is that solace
He brings peace midst the pain,
He gives hope and the promise
To restore joy once again.
There is only one way
To arrive at the place,
Where we fall to our knees
Before our Savior’s sweet face.
It is to let go
Of our heart’s many storms,
To give it all up
And fall into God’s arms.
This we must do
And repeat again and again,
‘Cause the lives that we live
Will always have pain.
But the answer is there
And always the same,
Release can be found
And is found in One Name –
Jesus!

You hear, O Lord, the desire of the
afflicted; You encourage them, and
You listen to their cry. Psalm 10:17

Cast your cares on the Lord and He
will sustain you; He will never let
the righteous fall, Psalm 55:22

My God will meet all your needs
according to His glorious riches
in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Happy Thanksgiving!

That’s what we say
As we count the many blessings
God has sent our way.
He’s done so much for each of us
His love goes on and on,
We always should be thankful
On Thanksgiving and beyond.
No matter where we eat our feast
Or what it even is,
The meaning of the gathering
We hopefully won’t miss.
Family and friends together
Thanking God above,
For faith and His provision
Sent with all His love.

Let them give thanks to the Lord
for His unfailing love and His
wonderful deeds for men, for He
satisfies the thirsty and fills the
hungry with good things.
Psalm 107:8-9

Who I Am Because Of Who He Is!

God, please direct me
Show me what I can do,
To be more pleasing to others
While I am pleasing You.
Help me be more disciplined
In the person that I am,
Help me with conviction
To be willing to take a stand;
To fight against the enemy
Who attacks from every side,
Who desires to see me fail
And to run and duck and hide;
From hard things and difficult
To overcome and change,
From things about my life
That You could rearrange.
Please change me from within
And how others may perceive,
The person that I am
Because of what they see.
My heart is what matters
The very most to You,
And what is on the inside
Reveals the real and true.
Might I present a picture
Of one with confidence,
That on the inside and the out
You are who I represent!

I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13

Help me, Lord, to be the person I can
be to best represent You in my life. I
yield myself to You. In Jesus Name,
Amen.

Hugs!

Hugs. Children always need them
Moms and Dads do, too
Grandmas and Grandpas love them
And pets need just a few!
Most every heart is soothed
And spirits always soar
When hugs are given and received
‘Cause that’s what hugs are for;
To make that other person
Feel acceptance and pure love
Which is always a reminder
Of our Savior from above.
We should never fail to show
Our love in just this way
And think of all the hugs we give
As brightening up each day.
We need to know there is someone
Who sees our worth in God
And appreciates and loves us
Even if we’re flawed.
Our hearts cry out for love and care
This is the way they’re tugged
And many can say “Amen” today
“My prayer was answered. I was hugged”!

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God in Christ
forgave you. Ephesians:4:32

Pray!

Pray:

Pray when you are weary
Pray when you feel lost,
Pray when your heart is heavy
Pray as you count the cost.
Pray for understanding
Pray for wisdom, too
Pray for love for others
Pray in all you do.
Pray for God to be honored
Pray for this world of His
Pray that souls will come to Christ
Pray especially hard for this!
Pray that your faith grows stronger
Pray for God’s will in your life
Pray that He can use you
Pray for all that’s right.
Pray to be filled with His Spirit
Pray for times to share
Pray for a heart for others
Pray for the Savior’s care!

pray without ceasing
1 Thessalonians 5:17

Life And Light!

We often get bogged down
In life lived day to day,
Stumbling, bumbling along
Trying to find our way!
Wondering if there’s purpose
In the direction that we take,
And if there’s “rhyme or reason”
In decisions that we make.
And then we come to Jesus
And see light upon the road,
He is there to greet us
And lighten up our load.
The life that seemed so heavy
With burdens hard to bear,
Now brings hope and promise
From a Savior filled with care.
He puts His arm around us
Walks with us on the way,
Never leaves us or forsakes us
As He guides us every day.

In Him was life, and the life
was the light of men. John 1:4

Grace!

Grace is not just happenstance
It is given by God as a second chance.
Going to Him, repenting of sin
Turning to Christ, the Savior of men;
This is the way we can be saved
There isn’t another way,
God calls our name and took the blame
Our debt of sin to pay.
What love He has to extend such grace
To send His Son to take our place,
It is never too late, but why would we wait
To accept God’s love, to receive His grace?

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of
His great love with which He loved us, even
when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive
together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up together, and made us sit
together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come He might show the
exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward
us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been
saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it
is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should
boast.
Ephesians 2:4-9

Joy-Full!

Sometimes my joy is full
Full to overflowing,
And I know then that it’s so
Christ is so worth knowing.
Everything of beauty
Is who this Jesus is,
Think all power and might
The glory that is His.
Each new day of dawning
Reveals His majesty,
And when the darkness falls
He is there for you and me.
Behold, my Lord will reign
Forever and a day,
I opened up my heart
And He entered there to stay!

“These things I have spoken to
you, that My joy may remain in
you, and that your joy may be
full.” John 15:11

The Right Way!

Why does my heart burst with such love?
I know it’s because God came from above,
To save me and free me from sin’s strong sway
To love me and help me find the right way.
And the only right way is the Right One
He is the Savior and Jesus, God’s Son;
No other life and death man has known
Has come with a promise to all of God’s own.
That turning to Him, repenting of sin
Saves us to spend eternity with Him;
Who can deny as questions arise
That the only right way is Jesus, the Christ?

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if
any man hear my voice, and open the door, I
I will come into him, and will sup with him,
and he with me.” Revelation 3:20

Yielding To Him!

I always come to You, Lord
For answers to be found,
To make certain that I’m certain
I stand on solid ground.
When the questions overwhelm me
And my mind goes to and fro,
You’re the One I run to
To You I always go.
I lay myself before You
Opening heart and mind,
Seeking what You’ll show me
In Your way and in Your time.
Letting go of all that’s in me
Yielding everything to You,
Asking for Your wisdom
And direction, straight and true.
This is the only way
I ever want to be,
Giving You control
Over all You have for me.

For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than
the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts
than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9