Everyone Has a Job to Do By Brenda Drake

It seems this is a repeat poem.  It is still very true, and perhaps more needed that before.

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I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

       There is a time when we just have to put down our baby toys and pick up the shovel and get to work.  This is true in real life and in the spiritual sense too.  It is sad to say but I have seen some baby Christians who put some so called mature Christians to shame. They have rolled up their sleeves and are pushing back the evil ones lines; one prayer, one testimony, and one good deed at a time.

Everyone Has a Job to Do

Everyone has a job to do, after accepting God’s Son.
There are many people to tell, and so much to be done.
You do not need to look off afar;
Listen to the Holy Spirit, who lives within,
And your ministry begins.
Perhaps your life is confined and you cannot get away,
But you have opportunity and the time to pray.
You can reach across the miles; there is no limit to prayer’s touch.
There is no reason to be dry and useless, you can accomplish so much.
Perhaps you feel you are not witty, or you are difficult to know.
However, if you allow the Word to drop like nuggets of gold;
Its wisdom draws seeking hearts unto me
Your life can shine more than you perceive
Perhaps you are not as comely as another close by.
But your beauty is evident… I see inside.
I see the lovely smile that draws people’s gaze.
At the value of your testimony you would stand amazed.
Perhaps you do not believe this word could apply to you
And you still think there isn’t anything you can do.
You have the ability,
To resist the lies the evil one whispers to thee.
Even now if you hear and you choose to believe it
You will cause to God’s Kingdom great benefit

Prayer
Lord allow me to be used to draw another to the cross.  Holy Spirit, lead and guide my every step.  My Lord You are the Word that dwells within and the good news I share with others.

Access, Assurance, Acceptance and Acknowledgement By Brenda Drake

 

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Salvation is the greatest gift I have ever received.  I am proud to tell the world I am a born again believer.  It is my pleasure sharing the Good News with all I meet.  I am free to serve the One I adore, by serving the ones He died to save from sin’s trap.

Access, Assurance, Acceptance, and Acknowledgment

I ignorantly was walking toward what I could not see;
A forever separation from whatever was good for eternity.
When truth, was brought before my bewildered eyes,
My precarious situation was recognized.
As fear quaked the foundation of my life,
I was introduced to the provision of Jesus Christ.
He brought me to the place,
Where, I had access to His amazing grace.
He assured me, He had me in mind the day,
He died, to my debt of sin pay.
At His invitation, I grasped on with delight..
He accepted me into His glorious light.
Fear was replaced with hope and peace within.
My blinded eyes were opened.
The sure damnation for my soul.
Is now forever canceled.
The joy of salvation, is a endless song my heart sings,
As an anthem of praise; to Jesus my King.
He acknowledges me as His each and every day
I wish to also acknowledge Him in all I do, think, and say.

When Appitite for More is Sin By Brenda Drake

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Proverbs 16:16
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

When An Appetite for More is Sin

There are men and women too
That wants their life to improve
Their pockets are empty but they have good taste;
The finer things in life they desire to embrace.
It is not at all unusual to see,
That an appetite for more may become fixation of greed.
With a drive to possess no matter the cost,
The hunger becomes sin, and must be brought to the cross.
The diligent worker may say, I have earned the right,
To get what my hearts delights.
By the sweat of their brow they may reach their goal;
Doing their best to be in full control.
It is by their own effort they claim,
To enjoy the finer things without an ounce of shame.
But there is One who paid your debt for you.
Who sweat great drops of blood in His decision to carry through.
He died so you could hunger to find,
The greatest, most beautiful, treasure of all time.
Jesus took your place….He died for your sin and shame,
So you could enjoy all the abundance applied to His name.
He who was richest became the most poor;
So the lost could spend eternity in the rich presence of the Lord.

Examine Yourself By Brenda Drake

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Laminations 3:40
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

         It is easy to see what others need to change.  When busy trying to fix everyone else we forget that we also need improvement.  In fact, sometimes when we compare ourselves with world around us, we look pretty good!  But, when we look into the Word of God, and when we listen to the voice within, we see that there is no real reason to be proud and haughty.   I do believe in my Father’s eyes I am clean and whole for He sees through the blood of Jesus.  But I know also that the Holy Spirit is very observant and hears everything I think, say, or do.   He beholds everything and weighs even the motives behind every action.   I must always be very careful not to grieve the Spirit by covering over or excusing my own sins while examining others..

Examine Yourself

Self-analysis eliminates the possibility that a flaw will stay.
Along with careful scrutiny and a will to God’s Word obey
A dangerous deception the enemy tells;
Is that you are fine and all is well.
He says “You are much better than you used to be,”
And encourages you not to worry, for now you are free.
Free from bondage of the Law, and free from rules of right or wrong.
He whispers, “You now to a special group belong.”
The heart that loves God and truly desires to please,
Will ask their Lord, to search inside and to help them to see.
They are confident His blood covers them as they seek to change,
But, they also know, any hidden sin must not in them remain.

             Psalms 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

 

Trust is By Brenda Drake

 

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Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them that trust in him.

          We find countless opportunities in everyday life to practice our professions of trust. Many times it is misplaced, and proven untrue; with the action of another trust is broken.  God is faithful, and trustworthy.  He is always on our side, and can be trusted to help, lead and guide us to the place best for us.

Trust is

Trust, a small word with a large meaning; it encompasses much.
These word just a tip of its meanings touch.
Trust does not strive or work to meet its goal;
It is more like rest which peacefully flows.
Trust does not accuse or condemn; it does not easily turn away.
Trust stands firm and cannot easily be swayed.
When God asks His children to trust, it His desire for them to believe,
In His provisions; no matter the harsh winds, or how desperate is their needs.
Trust is not grounded on perfect knowledge or an understanding of all things.
It is founded on the reliability of the Most High, the Risen King.
Trust is unable to successfully survive,
In the same vessel where fear and worry abide.
Worry is an opposite emotion, it testifies distrust.
To glorify God, to renounce anxiety is a must.
Trust will expect the best, and marches forward without pause.
Trust will rejoice in truth and the integrity of God’s laws.
To trust God and His ability and might,
Is the greatest wisdom your soul is able to delight.

Prayer
Father, I trust Your help in whatever situation I find myself in.  Forgive me when I allow fear, anxiety or worry to spoil the wonderful peaceful place provided for souls that place their trust in the Word of God.

 

 

All Torn Before the Cross By Brenda Drake

 

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Hebrew 6:10
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

            Our Lord loves us.  We are made in His image. Before sin we were perfect.  After sin we are torn. Before the cross we all are lost. This truth must always be kept in mind. Rich, poor, and in every race; all are torn before the cross. We all have the same need, we all need a Savior.

All Torn Before the Cross

 

Wind tossed, weather beaten, colors faded by life;
They are the torn flowers, unseen but still in sight.
Their silent cry is shouting, but few will hear.
In the noise and clamor of the world’s clatter they almost disappear.
He or she is almost breathing your air,
But they are alone and feel no one cares.
All have different stories that sound the same;
With sad excuses, and accusations, to help share the blame.
The world’s attractions change hot and cold,
But still held in chains with hurts untold.
Torn, broken but there is hope ahead for them.
Jesus paid the price so they can be born again.
Their beauty is so valued in His sight.
His love will mold and them to cause great delight.
Look about you, recognize them and you will see,
They are just like you were before you found me.
You were just as lost, and torn within.
Before the cross all the Father saw was sin.

On The Wings of Glory By Brenda Drake

Oh the pleasures of the presence of God utilizing the wonderful provision of prayer.

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On the Wings of Glory

On the wings of glory, I fly above,
Into the presence of my Father’s love.
I soar above the problems and the earth’s stain,
And in a heavenly place I remain.
Comfort so gentle; as soft as down;
The perfect place of peace my heart has found.
Strength is renewed; as I rest in this glory land,
I’m molded and shaped by the Father’s hand.
My mind is directed to soundness again,
As it is filled with sweet thoughts of Him.
Every fiber of my being drinks from the River of life,
As I soak up the presence of the Christ.
Songs of worship follow the words of praise,
That the willing mouth speaks to the One that saves.
I’m full and satisfied with the sweet bread of life,
Every dark corner within is infused with His light.
A sweet pleasing aroma fills every breath I take;
I’m fully alive, every part of me awake.
On the wings of glory I return to earth’s realm again;
Fully committed, to serve my Master, my Lord, and my friend.
On His wings of glory  the Holy Spirit helps me through each day.
He sends His ability and His power to guide and to help  me as I pray.

John 4:24
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Psalms 16:11
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

 

 

The Seeking Heart’s Great Desire By Brenda Drake

 

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The Seeking Heart’s Great Desire

It is a busy world with so much to do;
My goal Lord is to spend quality time with you.
In all my obligations it is hard to find,
The sweet place where only You fill my mind.
It is a desire so great I ask in this prayer to Thee,
Arrange and provide a perfect time for us to meet,
Just You and I; with our hearts fully in-tune and in accord.
Where my heart is freed to worship and peace is in my mind restored.
Help me Lord, to learn to be disciplined in such a way,
That You are always the first meeting in my day.
Arrange my to-do-list so it gets done in the way best.
It is my great desire to in Your strength and ability rest
And then when my day is over and I finally lay down to sleep,
To in confidence I know,  Jesus, my Greatest Desire, my soul keeps.

Psalms 21:2
Thou hast given him his heart’s desire,
and hast not withholden the request of his lips

Who Points the Condemning Finger? By Brenda Drake

 

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Who Points the Condemning Finger?

Who points the unforgiving, condemning finger and laughs at your mistakes?
Who is it that is thrilled when someone’s heart breaks?
It is not your God above,
He looks upon you with unlimited love.
He is so sensitive He feels everything you feel.
His love immediately desires to heal.
He does not laugh at calamity; He stands ready to assist,
He is desirous to assure you so His provisions you will not miss.
When you are disobedient; He corrects it is true;
But always discern He desires only the best for you.
He does not correct with hatred upon His face.
He is a good, caring God that wraps in His embrace.
The enemy’s blows are sometimes perceived as coming from above.
The enemy desires to destroy, whereas God desires to restore with love.
God molds and shapes as you yield to His sovereign hand.
This word is delivered so you will understand,
If you are living the best you know to do,
And a strike comes, it is not God condemning you.
You can depend on and have faith in God’s love and care;
To assist you to be formed like Jesus true and fair.
Every situation is under God’s watchful eye, but my friend,
Not every storm that touches your life is because you have sinned.
Who points the unforgiving, condemning finger I again ask?
Know, it is not your Lord; in His convictions, He beckons to come back.

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Follow Me By Brenda Drake

 

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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.

            I follow hard after my Lord, trying always to watch for the tell-tale signs of traveling the wide highways of the world.  If I get too comfortable and overly concerned with my own agenda, I know I need to re-evaluate my life.  The Word of God is my roadmap, and the light that shows the footsteps of the One I serve.

Follow Me

Follow me, says the Father in the footsteps of the Son;
As you flow in the Spirit we get the good work done.
Be as trusting as a child as you obey,
Fully confident you will on the right path stay.
With faith and trust in the One you adore,
Wearing the armor supplied by the Lord,
The way is cleared and the enemy takes flight.
For you are surrounded and covered by God’s favor and light.
Keep your eyes on the Truth; He is the Way and He is Life.
No matter the surroundings, keep the Word in sight.
Seek the Word, speak the Word, and draw the Word near.
In prayer and in deeds, live it; loud and clear.
To love God is to love life.
To love your neighbor is to love Christ.
Come; let us continue on this journey of the heart.
Fully rest, in your Savior, who has wooed you from the start.
There is a work to be done, but He is your strength within.
You will draw and encourage others to their journey begin.
To believe on the name of Jesus; the One that sets them free,
To hear God’s call saying “ Come; Follow Me.”

Prayer
There was no greater invitation.  There is no greater plan.  There is no god like my God. Keep me safe in Your hands, fulfilling Your will for me in every way.