The Power of Love By Brenda Drake

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The Power  of Love

Peope think of love as soft and mushy most of the time.
A push-over love, that is weak in mind
God is love. He is not weak in any way.
His love is power that even the wind obeys.
Some feel, because God is love, they are able to do,
What-ever they deem as honorable and true,
But because of God’s love, the opposite you will find is so,
Beacause of love, He cannot just go with the flow.
Wrong is wrong and right is right.
Darkness has nothing to do with light.
Those who desire a God that  loves so much,
They are allowed to trespass His law and His Word readjust,
Aspire to redefine His masterplan,
They want to think and do whatever they can.
The power of God’s love is so strong,
It allows you to choose right or wrong,
It could never be so weak He would say well done,
If you attempt to enter His presence, without the blood of God’s Son.

Pass the Love By Brenda Drake

 

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Pass His Love

A broken heart has a silent plea.
It’s too weak to make verbal request of its need.
But its urgent cry is heard by God above.
At the table of hope, It says “please pass the love.”
There are many who feel lost and on their own,
That sighs at the hours ahead left unknown.
They grow accustomed to the empty space inside;
They feel true love has passed them by.
Many feel worn and torn with a heart that love craves;
In their need they pass their affection to the depraved.
They are neglected, then rejected without a backward glance;
Jaded and degraded by life decisions and circumstance.
Their heart is hungry and they need to hear,
About God’s love and provision so their heartaches disappear.
The Lord of love asks His redeemed to this truth see,
The need to observe hurting souls and to pass holy love out for me

Luke 4:18-19
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

 

 

There is No Distance to Love’s Touch by Brenda Drake

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There is No Distance to Love’s Touch

There is no distance in loves ability to touch another;
It has powerful affect – left yet undiscovered.
(Love) refrains from the hard-word of condemnation.
It turns about; to reverse confrontation.
Love’s touch is noted by God above,
It is stamped with His approval of love.
Love has words, that only God hears,
Your inner desires are very clear.
The world has need to possess, to hoard, and to control,
All they desire to hold.
But the God-kind of love is open and free
He loved you so much He died to set you free
His desire is for you to love Him so much;
You choose to allow within His touch.
Choose life or choose death, it is all up to you
Love’s choices will God’s loving provisions choose.
Your co-operation with Him will much profit find.
His love flows through you, as He designs.
Your prayers for another and loving deeds,
Randomly sown in acts of kindness; are kingdom seeds.
There is no distance in love’s ability to touch,
Even in a word of rhyme, are found seeds of His love.

1John 4:6
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

A Little Love Goes a Long Way By Brenda Drake

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God loved us so much He traveled from heaven to earth to save us from the penalty of sin.  Because of His love we are now free to love Him by loving others.  I know there is great power in love, after all God is Love.  With such an example set before us we surely must practice loving one another.

A Little Love Goes a Long Way

A little love goes a long way;
In a smile or a kind word you say.
With a helping hand at just the right place,
You show God’s love through your face.
A shoulder offered to another’s grief bear,
Also demonstrates love shared
An uttered prayer to forgive a foe or aid a friend,
Is love’s light shining bright again.
An abrasive, biting word checked and held inside,
Shows God’s love in you abides.
To think and speak things good and fine,
Is practicing love as God has designed.
Think on the name of Jesus and all He has done for you.
Stand on God’s Word and rely on its wisdom in all you say and do.
A little love surely does go a long way;
Pass out the Good News each and every day.
Love grows to much more than you are able to see;
Such as an increase in souls that follow you as you follow after me.

Luke 10:27
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

2 Corinthians 9:10
Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

 

 

 

Your Love Reached Down By Brenda Drake

 

 

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Your Love Reached Down

Your love for me is more than I can fully understand;
It reached down from forever in Your master plan.
It reaches higher than the highest place.
It wraps forever in Your loving embrace.
Your love is steady and sure;
Never failing and always pure.
Your love takes me and makes me like love too.
Your love molds me, shapes me, and breaks me… to be more like You.
Broken, to be perfected by blood of the Lamb;
A sacrificed life created to serve and to love as You plan.
From the lowest valley to the highest mountain of pleasure;
Your love leads me and fills me abundant without measure.
Your love is strong, powerful, and evident at every turn in my life.
Your love has touched my heart’s vision with Your light.
Love’s touch has made flowers bloom in my once barren soul.
The broken, discarded vessel is made new and full of love’s flow.
To be a drink for the thirsty, and  strength to all that seek;
A word of hope to the needy that desires to love’s language speak.
Your love for me causes such a joy deep within,
That my whole heart, mind and soul desired to worship again.
You are my delight and the joy that is unmeasured.
You cause my heart to sing abundant in pleasure.
O Heart express how much you desire to your love show,
Tell God how much you yearn to dwell forever in His love flow.
My prayer is for my life on the earth to be
A loving example for another to my Lord’s love see.

 

Empty Before God By Brenda Drake

 

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Empty Before God

Hollow, empty, a void as large as God was there;
Such a futile life, full of despair.
The future was fearful; there was no place to go.
You had not what you needed, for you were not whole.
Remember life before you knew about me?
Think of how it was before the Truth you could see?
Recall how your sins were so heavy you could not carry them,
And how each time you tried to change you would fail again?
Shallow love was controlled by the self that reigned.
Recall all the heavy cumbersome chains.
Rejoice, for you are now free, rejoice because you are whole.
Be thankful for the sacrifice that saved your soul.
Trust Him that loves you so much He died in your place.
Rejoice for the gift of God, of His eternal grace.
Do not let the trials of life get you down little one.
Consider how far you have traveled, trust God and you will overcome.
Shout to the dying world, tell them all you can,
How it was with you before you took hold of God’s hand.
For you see every person feels the same void inside.
It can only be filled when in their heart the God of love abides.

Psalms 13:5-6  But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Matthew 5:6  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

 

Shelter From the Storm By Brenda Drake

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Shelter From the Storm

The winds are mighty, they rip and tear.
The seemingly strong, pleasant place is no longer there.
The world’s harsh touch has caused damage again.
Another shelter is needed, another decision you find yourself in.
Life has many places that are built by human hands.
They are not always as strong as they’ve planned.
Some hide away in creative places…not safe at all,
And when the wind blows hard they fall.
Some reside in bottles of alcohol …some in the stupor of drugs.
Some are in horrid places that they are convinced are good.
But the storms of life will the truth reveal,
And their dire situation will be known as real.
Come to the One that has prepared a place
Of refuge under the banner of His embrace.
He is the Rock of safety; He is the true shelter from life’s storms.
He is the One that prepares a mansion for the reborn.
He is the One that tells the winds to cease.
He is the Creator, the Savior, who gives eternal refuge of peace

Matthew 7:24-25
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

A Long Way to the Cross By Brenda Drake

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A Long Way to the Cross

It took a while to get there…I didn’t know what I was looking for.
I have no doubt my heart was indeed searching for the Lord;
I went on the wide path where many walked before.
But I didn’t in this place find what I was searching for.
I tried the road of trying to do what was good’
I truly tried to do as I thought I should,
But the harder I tried I would find,
That I would again fail and fall behind.
Then, I followed after those that seemed to know the way.
I watched and listened carefully to what they had to say.
But one day, when I was not really trying, the Truth I saw clear.
That is when Jesus was presented…real truth appeared.
I saw the One that had trudged on the road ahead,
That carried a cross a long way, to pay a debt not His.
His love for my life was offered… He gave me His life.
For my transgressions He was sacrificed.
It was a long way to the cross, but I found the Way designed
All praise to Jesus who stayed on the cross to take away sins that were mine

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Silence Sounds New By Brenda Drake

 

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When the Silence Sounds New

Early in the morning when the silence sounds new,
When the darkness is lifted and a new day I peek into,
With a fresh cup of coffee and a favorite chair,
I meet with my God who is already there.
It is a time so comfortable when the silence rings.
When the heart of God seeks His redeemed.
A love special, holy, and set apart;
Standing close heart to heart.
He knows my concerns but I still with Him share,
In my times of prayer.
I almost forget the concept of time,
For all that matters is the Eternal God is mine.
He is my dearest and closest friend,
And on Him I fully depend.
Holy and precious – it is different every day I come
Into the Holy presence of God’s Son.
His time is open, He allows me at any time or all day long.
He inspires and fills my heart with song.
Songs of Salvation that sound clear,
That encourage and teach and dispels my worries and fears.
Songs of Salvation that draw close to God’s fire,
With a heart full and filled with holy desire.

 Psalms 92:1-2
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:  To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

 

Father The Role Model By Brenda Drake

 

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Father the Role Model

To the little girl her daddy is her protector no one stands quite as tall as he.
To the young man a role model to follow what he one day wants to be.
His dad is his hero in every way,
He notes everything he does and everything he says.
The wise father will instill in his children’s lives,
That they must follow him only as he follows Christ.
Jesus was the perfect image of His Father above.
He lived and died to show His Father’s love.
His words were life; they still show His Father’s will.
Earthly fathers have the opportunity to speak them still.
Little girls will one day seek to find a loving, place,
For her own child to feel special and safe.
Dads are special, with great responsibility for you see,
With a good role model to follow little boys become the one
They want their little girl to meet.

John 12:26
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.