Love Speaks into the Darkness By Brenda

It seems our world is truly darker than ever.  Love spoke into my darkness at salvation.  He speaks us each and every day.  Lord open up our ears to hear what you desire us to do to lead another to the Light of Truth.

Love Speaks into the Darkness

Love spoke into darkness and there was light.
Love speaks into your dark place to give new insight.
Love spoke into existence the world, the moon and stars.
He speaks to your world …He knows where you are.
Love from the cross saw the great need of your soul;
A special place in His heart you hold.
Love has given His life so you can also His love speak.
He has given His Word to the seeking heart that seeks,
Love washes you white as new fallen snow.
His shed blood has made the redeemed new and whole.
Love speaks encouragement and will lift and edify.
Love speaks in so many ways to water the soul parched and dry.
Love has a name Jehovah …God that supplies all you need.
His name is Jesus that saves the one that believes.
His name is Wonderful…. Lord of Lords, King of Kings.
Love speaks into a life and makes it able to His praises sing.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Matthew 13:23
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Show and Tell By Brenda Drake

Wake up Church there is a revival in our future. Let us be willing and even eager to show and tell this world God is and always will be in control.

Show and Tell

Small children take things to school for show and tell;
Sometimes it is treasured object that is known by them well.
A special book…or a toy;
Or even a shinny object found nearby.
But the very favorite thing to do,
Is to show their pet if allowed to bring to school.
So great is their excitement when,
It’s their turn to show their treasure to their friends.

It is time for the Church to show and tell.
It’s time for them to share their faith as well.
Show others the Light of God’s love by your smile.
Show your complete trust and appreciation just like the small child.
Tell of your blessings and testify salvation’s plan.
When you love your brethren… God’s love they’ll understand.
Take time to sing God’s praises and remember …expect good to come;
For your faith shared with others show the works God has done.

Psalma 66:16
Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

Psalms 22:22
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

Lies From the Father of Lies By Brenda Drake

I believe You my Lord I stand on the Word of God.

In our troubled world there are so many words, opinions, and downright lies all around us. We cannot lean to our own understanding. We need to trust God and on His Word depend.  

Lies From the Father of Lies

Flat out lies spoken to deceive;
Useless, of no value seeds;
Sown by evil unruly tongues.
A very evil work is done.
A flat out lie man heard from the start.
From God’s enemy, the father of lies evil heart.
He points out every infraction, sin and flaw,
Says you are doomed, and you are a lost cause.
It’s a flat out lie; Jesus loved you so much,
He died to pay your debt of sin to fill with His love.
It is never too late to repent and to change your ways.
Jesus is ready at every moment of every day.
It is a great lie you have committed the unforgivable sin;
If you desire forgiveness, you have not so blasphemed Him.
Read the Word, so His ways you will understand,
Then the seeds of untruth will not grow in your land.

Ephesians 4:27
Neither give place to the devil.

In The Twinkling of an Eye By Brenda Drake

This world will one day be left to carry on its terrible plans to rule and reign and we will depart to be with Jesus to celebrate with each other until the time we with Jesus returns to rule for 1000 years. I do not understand it all but I know it is something to look forward too.

Soon and very soon I will fly away with the Lover of my soul.

In the Twinkling of an Eye

Just a fraction of time…in the twinkling of an eye,
God’s faithful and the dead in Christ will rise.
It has been said many times before,
But it should be retold more and more.
The Bridegroom went to a place prepare,
For His Bride that with Him eternity shares.
The earth groans with anticipation of release,
As it yearns again for perfect peace.
Rejoicing in the good news God’s  love-ones shares;
People of every Nation respond and will join Him in the air.
Be diligent to live-loud in their midst.
Be vocal to your feelings express.
Be bold in your stand for Christ.
Let His love shine in you bright.
The joy and hope of His soon return make known,
So many more will join you when I draw you home.

 1Corinthians 15:52
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

In Service to the Lord By Brenda Drake

John 12:25-26
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 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.

In Service to the Lord

Pointed in the right direction, with eyes focused on the goal;
Self is laid aside and God is in control.
Others become more important as God has designed.
Your life is offered in service as you give God your time,
You have heard it is more blessed to give than to receive;
The truth is when you give you will get more than you need.
The world’s way and God’s way are worlds apart;
The world reasons with the mind and God reasons with the heart.
The world demands more with self and greed in control,
God’s way says when you give to you more from Him overflows.
The kind heart is poured out with love to their fellow man,
With an understanding, open mind, and with a generous open hand.
Jesus is the example He laid His life down,
To prepare the way so salvation could be found.
He gave His all for the fallen race,
So that they too would know the Father’s sweet embrace.
His undeserved favor we will eternally thank Him for.
What a great honor to be use on earth to serve the Lord.

I Walk Toward What Already Surrounds Me By Brenda Drake

You are everywhere and are everything to me.

I Walk Toward What Surrounds Me

I walk toward what already surrounds me.
I am seeking what has already found me.
My darkened understanding is beginning to see,
The light of the truth that is revealed to me.
All of my thinking was upside down;
All my ways and motives and beliefs were unsound.
What mattered most I now count as less.
What I did not desire is now in my eyes the best.
The fleeting pleasures of self and its ways,
Is now to be sacrificed and cast away.
As I walk toward the One that I desire,
The coldness within is replaced with His fire.
As I dream of the eternal place ahead,
I can more appreciate the life He now gives.
I used to dream of life full of every worldly attraction;
But as I have tasted its wealth…less is the satisfaction.
For what I desire even more,
Are the love, fellowship, and presence of my Lord.
The world’s turmoil, stress, and unrest,
Is unsettling and in a terrible mess.
But I am finding any place my feet trod,
There is a wonderful refuge of peace in God.
For no matter where I go,
He is the comfort for my soul.
I continue to walk toward the One that surrounds me is true.
He is my world now and in the next world too.

Act 17:28
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own
poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

I Met a Stranger By Brenda Drake

Lord give me the heart and eyes to see.

I Met a Stranger

There was one walking on a dark lonely street;
He was a stranger that soon I would meet.
We are as opposite as two people can get,
And to the world of no real value if we met.
But God has a master plan,
That neither of us could yet understand.
Our worlds collide like a fast moving train;
Never again will our lives be the same.
There are many times on the earth we dwell,
Lives are thrown together as well.
Times, when a stranger becomes vital part,
Of our very-own, very private heart.
Strangers that become vitally connected,
With a divine touch that is unexpected.

I met one special stranger that completely changed my life.
Who became my Savior, and my Lord; Jesus Christ.
He made my heart willing and able to see,
How the heart of God draws even closer to me.
As I begin to open my eyes;
His face in other strangers is recognized,
Help me Jesus to search for  and value souls more,
So when we are escorted through heaven’s door.
We will greet as brothers our Lord and our friend,
Where the life of true family begins.

Matthew 25:35
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
 I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

How Far Could He See By Brenda Drake

The greatest day is the day You revealed Yourself to me.

How Far Could He See

Sorely beaten; upon his head a thorny crown roughly placed;
Great spikes pierced His flesh, His beard torn from His face;
Nailed on a cross with a sign above clearly seen.
A sea of faces: some crying, some mocking; evil, and mean.
Raised up with thieves, one on each side,
As a mass of people waited for them to die.
On His back, every sin of every man was known.
The perfect Son of God called each one His own.
How far could He see?” is the question asked.
He saw exactly where you are at.
He saw far into the future and as far back as sin’s start.
He accepted the penalty of each one so He could reign in your heart.
Every sin, every shame, every inability,
He saw and paid for at Calvary.
But great is the day when man’s opened eyes know,
Jesus raised so His new life in and through them could overflow.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:20
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him.

Divine Guide By Brenda Drake

What a wonderful display of love that is shown to us in the plan of Salvation. We are blessed with the gift of life and the greater gift of eternal life because of the great sacrifice of our Lord Jesus.  Jesus then sent us Holy Spirit to lead, guide, teach, and comfort us till we get there or until He returns for us.

The Divine Guide

In the womb formed,
Before the day you were born,
You were known and seen clear,
Well-loved and held most dear.
Before the world began you were on God’s mind.
So precious is His love and so great is His design.
His plan was to draw you close and make you His bride.
Jesus knew he would for your sins die.
 His love calls to Him,
To save from the grasp of sin.
His everlasting love leads and guides the way.
His Spirit teaches to obey.
He is Divine guide, Teacher, Comforter and friend,
He is the Good Shepherd that leads you from within.
The guide of the soul leads to the cross of shame,
To show the “Way“….Jesus is His name.
He saves, restores, and makes new inside.
He will never leave you as within He abides.
As you seek first His kingdom and trust His work in you,
You will abide in Him and will bear His fruit.
His fruit are sweet and causes pleasure to the soul;
Full of healthy results that prove God is in control.

1John 4:9
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only
begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

The Distant Thunder By Brenda Drake

. We need not be afraid but I believe it is wise to be ready when the storms of life threaten us with all its uncertainties. We all need to hear the distant thunder and prepare. With God on our side we have nothing to fear.

The Distant Thunder

There is a great storm coming,
Hear the sound of distant thundering?
Prepare your house; is it built on foundation strong?
Are things in order where it belongs?
When the high winds come are you ready?
Can you withstand the blows hard and steady?
Is there unfinished business you need to attend?
Have you shut up the house with the enemy within?
Is there a good supply food and water to drink that’s pure?
Has your larder been kept clean and secure?
The storm is coming…. make a foundation check
Have you asked Jesus to forgive you and to save you yet?
If so you must renounce the dirty things that stain,
Do not allow any known sin to remain.
For the enemy will steal away every ounce of joy and peace within,
And will taint the good food and water with sin.
Guard the doors with prayer in the power of Jesus’ name.
The Holy Spirit will assist so your life securely remains.
The storms are real but prepared hearts will survive.
For the love and power of Jesus keeps them alive.

Psalms 81:7
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

James 1:2-4
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.