Archives for January 2010

Remembering WHO’s The Cause!

Dear God above
Fill me with love
Make me open to You.
Open my eyes
To realize
And see things as You do.
Help me serve with others
And remember WHO’s the cause,
Help me love You and them
As a witness to the lost.
Might I be an encourager
As I return to my first love,
Sharing Christ who gave His life
Accepting them as He does.
Let me see the picture
As You see it from on high,
And know the greatest purpose
Is to share the love of Christ.

“A new command I give you: Love
one another. As I have loved you,
so you must love one another. By this
all men will know that you are my
disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:34-35

Above all else, guard your heart, for it
is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23
And the peace of God, which transcends
all understanding, will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7

Don’t Be Confused!

Life is full of questions
Confusion settles in,
There’s so much to absorb
Causing heads to spin.
There is a “go to” place
Where we can find relief,
And get our questions answered
To see confusion cease.
God doesn’t try to fool us
With trickery and deceit,
He is Truth and His Word
We know can be believed.
So take the time to read it
To find the answers there,
You’ll find peace and refuge
Which you will want to share.

The unfolding of Your words
gives light; it gives understanding
to the simple. Psalm 119:130
Every word of God is flawless; He is
a shield to those who take refuge in
Him. Proverbs 30:5

Love Each Other!

It is sometimes said that Christians
Are the only bible that others see,
What do they read between the lines
When seeing you and me?
Does the love of Christ stand out
Does His heart of compassion compel,
Is the love for our Christian family
A story our lives clearly tell?
Do our eyes and our lips speak highly
Of those God puts in our lives,
Who, like us, are being changed
To be more like Jesus Christ?
I must admit that sometimes
I don’t tend to think this way,
And don’t see the bigger picture
Black and white becomes quite gray.
But I long to be an example
To be supportive, compassionate and “there”
To encourage and love unconditionally
With the love of the Savior we share.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and
dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear
with each other and forgive whatever grievances
you may have against one another. Forgive as
the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues
put on love, which binds them all together in perfect
unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your
hearts, since as members of one body you were
called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of
Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish
one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms,
hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your
hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in
word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Colossians 3:12-17

Go, In His Love!

Lord, help me to love with Your love
With the love I see in Your eyes,
With compassion and forgiveness
Through the tears I know You cry;
For the lost who need salvation
And the lonely who need a friend,
For the hurting in need of healing
To these is it me You’ll send?
Make me ready to go, Lord
To hear when You call to me,
To be alert and watchful
To be obedient to thee!
Help me not to be wasteful
With the life You’ve given me,
Help me know and use the gifts
To share with those in need.
This is my prayer to You, Lord
It comes from deep within,
There is nothing more important
Than the Gift You are to men!

But how can they call on Him to
save them unless they believe in
Him? And how can they believe in
Him if they have never heard about
Him? And how can they hear about
Him unless someone tells them?
Romans 10:14

We are to God the fragrance of
Christ among those who are being
saved and among those who are
perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:15

Go And Tell!

God asks us tenderly
To care for the souls He made,
To love them unconditionally
Because of the price He paid.
He asks for us to trust Him
To leave our comfort zone,
To show the way to the lost
To guide them to Him and home.
We are His hands and feet
He’s empowered us to share,
His heart to those in need
Of His Word, so just and fair.
They need His great Good News
He’s appointed us to tell,
So the lost will be found in heaven
‘Cause they were saved from sin and hell!

For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in Him, should not perish but
have everlasting life. John 3:16

Habits Die Hard!

They are pesky things
That have a life of their own,
And when we want to say “goodbye”
They just keep hanging on!
So many times we try
To get away from them,
As far as we can go
But they pull us back again!
What is the hold they have
And why we want to know,
When we really want to separate
Why, then, is it so…
So difficult to ease away
And give up what they gave,
And replace that with the One
Who has the power to save?
We know that He can do it
He says that we can pray,
And ask Him in His Name
To throw that thing away!
And just because it’s said
That habits will die hard,
Habits can be broken
There’s no better time to start!
So no matter what the habit
The vice, the thing to quit,
Give it up to Jesus
Say a prayer and then submit!

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

Take Off The Mask!

It’s time for the mask to go
To be uncovered and real,
To let the God of the universe
Cause us to hurt and feel.
To feel for the lost and lonely
Those who need Him so,
To put ourselves in the place of them
Who don’t know where to go.
To relate and reveal who we are
And why we need our Lord,
So they will also understand
It’s Him they are searching for.
If they see Christ in us
And know He is love and truth,
If we are witnesses to His cause
And sharing His love is proof;
Then skeptics will pause and ponder
And hopefully come to believe,
That Jesus is Who they want
And Him they will receive.
Oh, let us bear our hearts
And open our lives to care,
And ask for God to give us
People with whom to share;
The blessings God has given
And continues to give and give,
Are given to us to give away
Because they are really His!

John 4:35 “Behold, I say to you,
lift up your eyes and look at the
fields, for they are already white
for harvest!”