Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving

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.”
  • TO HIM THAT HATH MUCH, MUCH SHALL BE ASKED. WE ARE NOT TO FORGET THE TROUBLES OF THE AFFLICTED AND THE POOR. GOD WILL CALL US INTO ACCOUNT FOR THE HUNGRY OF THE LANDS.      SELAH

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Faith

Faith is believing that the impossible will occur, God often outdoes.
Faith is what people conceive will never happen, but it so often does.
Faith is stepping out into a darkened room believing there is a floor.
Faith is trusting God knows what is best for us now and forevermore.
Faith is believing that God always hears us and we simply need to rest.
Faith is believing some answers are “No”, and they too are always best.
Faith is learning to lean, to believe in the unseen, waiting for the answer.
Faith is knowing we have been given the Spirit as our great intercessor.
Faith is waiting, not questioning, believing and trusting they will come.
Faith is praying remembering the sacrifice; God gave us in His Son.

Faith is what we do not see but its very existence is this trust in God.
Faith says we do not have to listen when others mock and call us odd.
Faith is our firm foundation under all that makes this life worth living.
Faith is our grasp on what we can’t see, it is what urges us in giving.
Faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.
Faith is visualizing eternity, our great hope knowing we’re allowed
Faith is a living force that we can draw upon, for we have just begun
Faith is applying the principle of leaning, believing in God’s Son.
Faith is lying down at night, and living in faith that we will live on
Faith is getting up in the morning knowing  God has barely begun.

  • Galatians 2: 20 ~ I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
  • Galatians 2:16 ~ We have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.
  • Isaiah 7:9 ~ If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.
  • Matthew 21:21 ~ Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive, whatever you ask for in prayer.
  • Thought ~ The more we express our faith the more our faith cup fills up. If faith is the substance of things hoped for, then faith is a living thing.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Me That You See

Old Man Thinking
Father, You look inside my heart, and what do You see?
A crippled version of what everyone else sees in me?
There are two sides to all of us, the one we want to be,
The one displayed to everyone, but You know the real me,
Insecurities, fretting, and envy, the one I want to hide.
I confess them to You, but I desire Your Spirit to reside
In my heart and deliver me from all these imperfections.
Satan haunts the Christ-like me, with carnal predilections.

Seeing Things God's Way
What amazes me, is that you see me as perfect in Christ,
Free from sin, for Jesus shed his blood and paid the price.
I so desire to be Your disciple, to follow in Your way!
It is needful for me to know Your word in all I do and say.
If only I could be an empty shell and You could fill me up
With Your loving Spirit of kindness, just like a waiting cup.
Then I could pouf out to others and know it was not me.,
But my loving Father who redeemed me and set me free.

God's Work In Me
Your love comes with no conditions and no recrimination.
My heart overflows with love, You do not discriminate.
Your acceptance of the real me, not the me that others see.
The one with scars and flaws, but the one You accept as me!
Grace is so amazing, the “ unmerited” favour You give.
Such an all-encompassing word; it encourages me to live
Ever close to Your living Word, truly you are my all in all!
You give me grace, and I know I am forgiven even when I fall.
THANK YOU LORD!
                                                                   
  • I John 5:4 - 5 ~ For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world .... our faith.  Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
  • Philippians 1:6 ~ Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
  • 2 Peter 1:10 ~ Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.
  • Romans 8:6 - 8 ~ For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace., Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
  • Psalm 37: 23 - 24 ~ The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way,. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholds him with His hand.
  • Psalm 32:8 ~ I will instruct you and teach you in the ay you should go: I will guide you with My eye.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thanksgiving

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.
  • TO HIM THAT HATH MUCH, MUCH SHALL BE ASKED. WE ARE NOT TO FORGET THE TROUBLES OF THE AFFLICTED AND THE POOR. GOD WILL CALL US INTO ACCOUNT FOR THE HUNGRY OF THE LANDS.      SELAH

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thoughts

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.
THE HALF HAS NEVER YET BEEN TOLD ! 
                                                                                
  • 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"