Best Medicine By Brenda Drake

Have you noticed our flesh craves many things that are not good for us? God knows what is best for us and His word gives us guidance to live healthy, prosperous lives.  At times His teachings are distasteful and like a small child we fight doing the right thing. I am glad I am beginning to learn whatever He says is for my best…His is the best medicine.

Best Medicine

A child may refuse to their medicine take;
Before it even reaches their lips they screw up their face.
They may run and hide when it is time for it.
It matters not to them all its benefits.
God’s children act the same way.
Sometimes they also refuse to obey.
They think that surely what God says is good for them,
Will be unpleasant and taste bitter within.
But just as the small child when he relents will find,
The flavor is not so bad most of the time.
Remember to take your medicine it is for your best.
Obedience is what is needed for you to be blessed.

Isaiah 1:19
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

John 14:15
If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Eyes of Faith By Brenda Drake

            Eyes of Faith believe what God’s Word says. Circumstances may paint a picture of doom or gloom, but faith will believe God hears and answers prayer and knows God has things planned for our best.  Faith filled eyes see the future as bright and full of promise. 

Eyes of Faith

No matter where I am Lord I know You are there.
Wherever I go You are aware.
The whole world is Yours and my treasure is in You.
So I in assurance and in freedom move.
There is nothing mine that I do not give back;
For I know You provide all that I lack.
I walk on golden streets that may feel like dust.
I have a great treasure stored away where it cannot rust.
My vision may be cloudy but it is clear enough to see,
Wherever I am You lead and guide me.
I have a wonderful future with precious jewels along the way.
It may look dark and gloomy but I see with eyes of faith.
I believe I receive all You have promised in the Word.
I will go forth in victory and will not be deterred.
Whatever comes and wherever I need to go,
There are some things Lord that I know:
You are able to keep me safe from harm,
And no matter what happens I need not be alarmed;
You are able to finish the work within my heart,
So in great expectation I will another glorious day start.

Mark 11:22
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

Limitless is His Supply By Brenda Drake

Jesus; name above all names is Lord and Savior, and the One that supplies all we need, to Him be all the glory.

Limitless is His Supply

God owns all the eye beholds;
Every diamond, every ruby, every ounce of silver or gold.
The earth is His footstool, everything is in His hand.
Every person and every animal in the land.
He gives abundantly there is no limit to His wealth.
Your God is also the giver of good health.
There is no problem too large for Christ the King,
For in Jesus is the answer to everything.
The air you breathe, the next beat of your heart;
It all has been given man at his start.
Limitless is His supply,
Never does His source run dry.
His storehouse is full and overflows to thee.
You must open up to His abundance receive.
He gives joy, peace, and deep satisfaction within;
On and on the list goes; it never ends.
Redeemed man receives the gift of new life,
Provided by the blood of Christ.
The heart that is home to The Spirit need never fear;
For in God’s mercy he is drawn near.
A Jesus ruled life can claim victory;
In persecution or in famine the captive is set free
In every hurt and in heart-weary toil,
God loves to anoint with healing oil.
His goodness you are able to receive;
All you need to do is to ask and believe.

Matthew 21:22
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

 

Faith and God’s Power By Brenda Drake

            Faith and God’s power; what could be greater?  When we have faith in God’s Word, we have faith in Jesus who is the Word of God.  All power and glory belongs to Jesus!

Faith and God’s Power

What the Word says is true;
What it says is good and right to do.
There is nothing impossible to God above.
He is all powerful and He is Love.
Stand on the promises of God in every situation.
Speak out the Word of God without hesitation.
The enemy clouds the issue with circumstance and doubt,
But the prayer of faith will cast him out.
Say, “Be healed in Jesus name, rise up and be made whole.”
The prayer of faith will rely on God’s ability and control.
It is your faith and God’s power that gets the work done.
Your obedient, righteous life dedicated to serve God’s Son,
When fully committed you will believe what the Word says is true,
And then when you faithfully reach out watch what God will do!

Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto
me in heaven and in earth.

Zechariah 10:12
And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and
down in his name, saith the LORD.

Matthew 10:1
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Heaven’s Window By Brenda Drake

Heaven’s Window

I wonder was the window of heaven closed up tight,
So they could not see the terrible sight?
Were the angels crying at the loss;
Of the precious Son of God hanging on the cross?
Did the flowers close their bloom on the day,
The Son of God was sacrificed and put on display?
The birds must have stopped singing for Heaven’s Song was stilled;
When He submitted willingly to do the Father’s will.
The rivers and streams surely did not desire to flow,
For the River of Life was poured out for every living soul.
I know the mountains protested in sad display,
For God’s Word says there was a mighty quake that day.
But, oh how my heart rejoices as I also can by faith see,
The angels, and the heavens cheering on golden streets,
When the tomb burst open and Jesus was alive and well.
Hope and peace in the redeemed a victorious story now would tell.

Luke 15:10
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Revelation 1:18
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Tears in the Garden By Brenda Drake

Tears in the Garden

Great was the anguish, great was the pain;
So great the struggle, to bear sins many chains.
Love purposed to do the will of the Father, no matter what the cost,
To face the terrible heartbreak and agony of the cross.
Tears flowed from His pores, great drops of blood.
No man the Saviors agony has fully understood.
His tears in the garden paved the way,
As the example, to God’s will obey.
Love purposed to go to the place,
That would extend mercy and would show grace.
Love offered itself to die for lost mankind.
Every fiber of self sacrificed, body, spirit, and mind.
He was fully committed to do,
The thing He always knew.
His tears in the Garden were dedicated to give life to you and I.
There is no greater love than this, for in His decision He already died!

Luke 22:44
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

The Long Walk Back By Brenda Drake

              The Long Walk Back

With hearts sad and full of despair,
They walked away from Jerusalem; for the Lord was no longer there.
With hurting, heavy, hearts of Him they spoke.
They shared with the listening stranger their hearts were broke.
As He broke the bread, they could then see,
The nail scared hands, of the One, that was the Bread indeed.
The One that fed multitudes, was alive and well,
They willingly took the long walk back to the others tell.
With hearts filled with wonder, and eyes wide with joy and surprise,
The One they loved was not dead, He is alive!
……
The world has a deep hurt…. for many hopes has fled.
Their past is a burden heavy and they are afraid to look ahead.
They walk away from hope and dreams; conditioned to accept defeat and loss.
Then, along comes the answer that died for them on the cross.
He picks them up and places them on the solid ground of faith.
He gives them a word to share with those that wait.
They turn about and turn back to those left behind,
To share the good news as the Father designed.
The long walk back has promise in each step;
God is alive and well and He is not finished with you yet!

Luke 24:33-35
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven
gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed,
and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way,
and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

What Time is it? By Brenda Drake

What Time is it?

Heavy hearts, awakened very early that day;
Before, the light arrived in its morning display.
They remembered; with eyes opened wide,
The past events, when the Master was alive.
How can it be, that it is now time to attend
To the dead body, of their dear friend.
……….

What time is it? The modern man now asks on Easter morn.
Are too late for the early service when the sun-rise the sky adorns?
…………

One …had a heavy heart,
That made sad preparations at the days start.
The other has heart glad….in expectation to see
The stories unfold; that they have committed to memory.
They see by faith the Angel that had appeared.
The wonder, of Jesus; brings them to tears.
He is risen! Their songs fill the air.
The stones been rolled away, and no one is there!
By faith, the sunrise service has brought it near.
The truth of God’s love again reappears.
………

What time is it? Is asked again.
As you start the new day revived, and renewed within.
Your Lord has risen; what have you to fear?
It is time to allow your life to show, the time is near.
For His return; when He gathers His loving bride.
When the Father says, “Son, it’s time to draw her to your side”

Acts 1:11
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye

Have Trust By Brenda Drake

There are times when it seems the world is upside down and backwards.  We are brought to the place of decision to trust God or to panic and continue to fear and doubt.  The Word of God has recorded many assurances God is faithful and true.  The Holy Spirit is brings wisdom, strength and comfort to our heart, soul and mind.  We are able to trust God in every circumstance we encounter.

Have Trust

Depend on Me little friend.
Rest on Me – I will help you comprehend.
My ways are many times unrecognized;
You must see through spiritual eyes.
I give you perfect peace;
My wonders will never cease.
Have Trust good will come;
Pray God’s will on earth is done.
Plan to serve Me in all you attempt,
And your time will be well spent.
I love mankind so much;
My heart’s cry is to the world touch.
With all your heart praise and honor Jesus and His name confess.
Your future is secure and well blessed.
Do not worry and do not fear,
For your Lord is to you very near.

Isaiah 26:3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

Psalms 4:8
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest
me dwell in safety.

Enter the Rest By Brenda Drake

I used to worry and fret over everything.  Even when all was going well I would worry over what could happen.  Needless to say I did not have quality rest at night or in day.  I have learned it is so much easier to take all that is of concern to my Lord in prayer.  He is able to take care of things so much more and even better than I could ever plan.

Enter the Rest

Such love and laughter – some of the very best,
Is shown by those that in God rests.
Whatever may cause one to stumble or to fall;
As you enter rest I cushion and comfort when you call.
What is as great as what God can do?
Nothing is impossible.  I will take care of you.
My hand is ready always to lead. My eyes never stray.
I will never leave you or turn from you away.
Take rest and know I will take you to the place,
Jesus’ sacrifice has provided under the banner of grace.
Take rest and I will show you there is no one as strong.
I carry you through each problem, and help you along.
Rest in your God, you can in peace go to sleep.
I do not close My eyes on you them I keep.
All things I provide, all asked is for you to trust Me,
So then happily at peace and rest you will be.

Exodus 33:14
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you