Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Let us give thanks unto our God, let us praise His name.
For His provisions are many, His leading we will acclaim.
We live in a land of plenty while others around this world
Are scarred, bereft of home, where mortar shells are hurled.
Are cold and hungry, bereft and wanting basic life needs.
We bow our heads in thankfulness acknowledging our greed's.

Great abundance we have, enough to open our hands and share
With those who live in hunger, Lord, cause us to deeply care.
Food on our plates, clothing on our backs, a land that is free.
We praise Thee Oh God for what Thou has bestowed we see.
We ask You to open our eyes to those around who are in need.
To live our lives with open hearts and minds and to accede
To Thy divine plan, to give of our abundance to those in need.

  • Colossians 3:15 ~ And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
  • Psalm 72:12, 13 ~ For He shall deliver the needy when he crieth: the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall saves the souls of the needy.
  • Psalm 102:17 ~ He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
  • PROVERBS 15:6 ~ In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
  • Proverbs 22:4 ~ By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour and life.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Thoughts often pop into our minds and come and go, 
But those of God’s Spirit often stay, you should know.
You remember them well, and it is often easy to tell, 
To differentiate passing thoughts of numerous kinds.

Those of other people’s needs, that stay in our minds.
That is the way thoughts of you have so often been, 
Stubborn, prayer-thoughts, the ones that always seem 
To be about others hurts, urging and very persistent.
They come at the most unusual times and are very resistant 

To your ignoring them and neglecting to follow through.
And quieter they will become, if you do not react too.
The Holy Spirit sends those with a listening responsive ear, 
Those who are ready to reach out, to go and offer cheer, 

Be it a word or prayer, even sustenance, they are there, 
Ready to respond to God’s call, willing to answer a prayer.
You knock at a door, not knowing someone was in despair.

The Spirit gives boldness so that you can be ready to share 
Such joy you will feel when you know it was exactly right.
If the Spirit can count on you, the more you have His sight.
For He sees the inner man, his cares and hurts; He has a plan.

To call upon His Encouragers, one of His Saints that can 
Be available and ready, boldly giving heed to His call.
“Here am I Lord, send me”, for such words were so said 
In the word of God long ago, and like risen from the dead.

They are as needful today for us to be ready and willing 
Whether to pray, or to go, there is nothing more fulfilling.
The Spirit has control of our thought life; He has our heart.
If we love Him and really listen, He will never depart.
Be accountable, be humble and obedient, such a great start 
To the Spirit Filled life that gives others thoughts to impart.

Matthew 15:19 ~ “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man unclean.”
Proverbs 14:15 ~ “A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.” BUT READ Hebrews 4:12 ~ “The word of God is living and active. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart”!

1 Corinthians 2:11 ~ “For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

You Bring Me Joy

Jesus you are the light shining in my life, the sum of my being.
When I start my day out with You, I know what I am seeing.
Your Spirit shines a light, speaking to me on what I need to do.
Knowing You’re directing my way, I can surrender all to You.
The worries will not accumulate if I pray them on to Thee,
And I can rest in the knowledge that because of You I am free,
To be that person that You always desired for  me to be.

Such a sweet release I have, such joy fills my very soul !
There is a new way of thinking since You made me whole.
What took me so long to begin to see the “Grace Way” ?
I kept sliding back into works, yet You never made me pay
For each infraction that began to teach me how to pray.
“Forgive me Lord, Your ready acceptance of my stubborn will
Has made me love you even more, Your words echo in me still.”

Every new day I am expectant for what You have in store.
With Your Spirit’s leading, and my prayers interceding more,
I can truly say that when I sing Your songs or read Your word
My heart soars, and I feel my hands raise up, not to be heard,
Lifting joyful hands to You in sweet surrender for all You’ve done.
In the sacrificial free gift of grace of Your only begotten Son.
The joy is unspeakable and it is full of glory, so painfully won.
  • John 15:11 ~ “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
  • Psalm 33:21 ~ “For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.”
  • Isaiah 51:10 ~ “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”
  • Psalm 64:10 ~ “The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory>”
  • Isaiah 55:12 ~ “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
  • Psalm 126:5,6 ~ “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy, He that goeth forth and weepeth bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
  • Habakkuk 3:18 ~ “Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
  • 1 Peter 1:8 ~ “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
  • Psalm 89: 15, 16 ~ “Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance. In Thy name shall they rejoice all the day; and in Thy righteousness shall they be exalted.”

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Seeking God

When you seek to know God you are seeking with all your heart.
That means searching Him, but He is not lost, it is you that is apart.
For you to know God, fasting, if done with the right intention.
It does not mean verbalizing it, better that you not even mention.

Seeking the Lord means you want to literally be in His presence.
The Hebrew word “to seek” means “His Face, His very essence."
God is omnipresent, everywhere, near everything and everyone.
A conscious fixing or focusing of our mind’s attention on Him.

It is not mental coasting, it is a conscious choice to start, to begin
Directing your heart and mind towards God, set a personal goal.
It is a deliberate choice, like choosing life, giving God control,
But at the same time staying away from questionable places,
Unhealthy attractions; would you take Jesus to some pub places?
If you cannot take the Lord, look upon His face, how will you grow?                                                                                                 

Matthew 6:33 ~ “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you/.
Jeremiah 29:13 ~ “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart"

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Being Bold

Are we bold enough to tell our neighbours what Christ means to us?
They cannot laugh at us or malign our faith, and we have a big plus.
What do we fear, we talk about our experience if we are sincere.
The Spirit is a plus, we are not threatening, or making a big fuss.
It is what we believe, sharing our faith; what He has done for us.
We are not forcing them, pressuring, or putting them on the spot.
We want to tell them Christ is real, this is not about us, it is Him!
“ Born Again” may be an anathema word; it is deliverance from sin.

Think of how the missionaries must feel, going to a foreign land..
They go with the Spirit, and a language they may not understand.
They have a drive in them “to go” a need that others might know 
Their Saviour personally, and then they teach the how to grow 
In the knowledge of the Saviour which can be a great challenge,
Many already know that Jesus died to make the great exchange.
For often the God’s of that country will be added to the Saviour, 
Aren’t numerous God’s better? and so often they feel a failure.

They work and pray so hard, and ask for our prayers to go too.
For if we have one neighbour here, how many do we rescue?
Missionaries may work for years, then, just as soon as they leave 
The Nationals go back to the old ways, unless they all receive 
Ongoing teaching and really get to know GOD’S face and word.
It is the glue that holds them together in a world that is unstirred 
By the Spirit of God, and when people do not continue to pray 
Without ceasing, here, where things are more clear, and can say

Without fear that a kernel of corn with faith can grow into a field 
But here too we need to pray for another great revival of souls,
Time is short, and there are millions unreached, and our goals?
Is it the Western World that needs the revival, a wake up call?
For the fields are ripe unto harvest, the harvesters are too few.
God will reap His kingdom with or without us, how about you?
The blood that was shed by Christ is not just a historical event.

It happened 2,000 years ago and the cross is why He was sent.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Too Close to the Edge

Summer sun, barely begun, new warmth will reveal
And bright smiles everywhere; such joy we all feel.
Alas, we abide too long in the sun and we all burn.
And again and again our faces and bodies we turn
To that hot sun until we peel, wrinkle, and are sore.
Then it is too late, doctors say don’t tan any more!
Just like our life this example can be of use to us all.
God tells us to avoid danger or we will surely fall.

Sometimes we venture so close to the edge of sin,
We don’t want to sin, but still venture a little way in.
When the Spirit talks about danger don’t even begin
To succumb to the danger signs that cause us to sin.
We play with fire until just one spark starts to ignite
Clothing leaps aflame, our bodies, a horrendous sight!
We thought we knew, but did not heed the warning.
Playing with fire is like ignoring the Spirit’s calling

We go where we would never go with the Lord..
It’s a gambling den that we know we cannot afford.
And the police come, and shame is what we feel.
The person that brought us encourages us to steal.
We have stepped over the edge, what will you do?
You’re so ashamed, how did this ever happen to you?
You saw warning signs, ignoring  them, you went in.
You have submitted to Satan’s ploy, that of his sin.

Hebrews 12:28 ~ Since we have a kingdom nothing an destroy, let us please God by serving Him with thankful hearts, and with holy fear, and awe. For our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 12:3- 8 ~ And have you quite forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you, His child? He said, “My son, don’t be angry when the Lord punishes you. Don’t be discouraged when He has to show you where you are wrong. For when He punishes you, it proves that He loves you. When He
whips you, it proves you are really His child.. Let God train you, for He is doing what any loving father does for his children. Whoever heard of a son who was never corrected?  If God doesn’t punish you when you need it, as other fathers punish their sons, then it means that you aren’t really God’s son at all - that you don’t belong in His family.

I Timothy 6:1l ~ Oh Timothy, you are God’s man. Run from all these evil things and work instead at what is right and good, learning to trust Him and love others, and to be patient and gentle.

2 Timothy 2:22 ~ Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right. Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Listening to the Spirit

Be careful if you ignore the Holy Spirit, if you feel He is talking to you.
For soon His voice becomes quieter, He no longer calls upon you to do
Christ’s work in sharing His love to others in this world, those in need.
Obedience to His voice should be sowing His life transforming seed.
I will tell you a secret, it is not difficult, nor is it really like working,
He who is not eager to shed salvation’s good news is really shirking.
It is not a job, nor a way to earn brownie points, or secret ways to pray.
It did not get you into heaven, Christ’s death and resurrection is the way.
Salvation is offered for all who confess their sins and truly believe,
All you need to do is accept His promise by faith in order to receive.
Immediately the Spirit enters into your heart and He never does depart,
You may lose your way for a while, but confess and make a new start.

The Spirit does not bounce in and out of your life if your prayer was real.
That is a covenant between you and God, and the Holy Spirit is His seal.
You may not feel differently right away, but feelings are not God’s way.
Feelings change just like the weather, but if you meant what you did pray,
Some days you are quite overcome by the price paid by God’s only Son,
But by faith in God’s word, life walking in the Spirit has just begun.
You will be hungry for His word, and the Spirit is eager to be heard.
The more obedient you become, the easier scriptures come to mind.
There will be things you don’t know or even understand you will find.
Rely on what you know, stand on His promises don’t try to outguess God.
Don’t fret small things, we will find out all when we finally go home.
Now, listen, pray, listen again,, live by faith and trust in God’s word alone.

I John 34:24 ~ “Those who obey His commands live in Him, and He in them. And this is how we know that He lives in us: We know it by the Spirit He gave us.”
I John 4:1 - 3 ~ “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in this world.”
I Timothy 1:7 ~ “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of a self-discipline.”
John 14:8 ~ “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” “But the Comforter (parakletos) which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name.”
1 John 2:1 ~ “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin; we have an ADVOCATE (parakletos) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”
PARAKLETOS: MEANS: an intercessor, consoler, advocate, comforter
John 16:7 ~ “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I WILL SEND HIM UNTO YOU.

Colossians 2:8 ~ “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” {Christ left us with another form of himself to live in our minds.”