Do You Your Child Resist By Brenda Drake

Whisper: Trust that I am a good Father.

2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen,
unto the glory of God by us.

Do You Your Child Resist?

When you tell your child “Come and I will assist”
Do you when they obey resist their requests?
When you plan for their future, do you plant along the way,
Some very unpleasant things for them in their days?
When your child comes to spend time with you,
Do you trouble and make it unpleasant as you ridicule?
When you promise good do you secretly another way plan?
Is it your intention to make it hard for your child to understand?
Now this seems a little silly, in fact it is as an insult to your ear.
But this is a truth I desire for you to hear.
I plan good for you. The things you perceive as bad that comes,
Is not a trick delivered to you by God’s Son.
I am your helper in the world full of sin.
I am your Savior, your Lord, and your friend.
I am your high-tower in life’s storms.
I am your bridegroom that wants to adorn.
I favor you, it is good in every way;
So be assured by the Word expect good things when you pray.

I give thanks and praise for all things good comes from You.

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.

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 Walk With You By Brenda Drake

There are times we feel we are all alone and no one cares about us.  It is untrue. When we are God’s child He is always with us and for us.  He is always on our side through good and bad times.  Every day is opportunity to walk with God and with His strength in every situation we encounter.

I Walk With You

In the world’s dark places where sadness or fear
Is present, know I am near.
When you have a heart-heavy my friend,
Remember your God lives and lifts from within.
Allow the Spirit to cause comfort deep inside.
Know I walk with you as in Me you abide.
In life’s confusing places it feels like maize without escape.
Remember Your Father sees all…all the difference it will make.
When your prayers vanish from inability to speak,
Allow your God to assist you …His strength seek.
I walk with you in good and in bad times too;
But in your struggle I carry you.
In the darkness I am your light.
In your blindness I give you eternal insight.
I am with you even when you sleep.
You are always on My mind for your soul I keep.

 John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Crying Heart By Brenda Drake

      God’s love reaches into the deep places and brings His healing touch whenever we call for His help.  But there are times when assisted even before we ask.  It will take eternity to discover all the times He has helped, rescued, and healed us unaware.

Crying Heart

Oh lonely heart that yearns for more,
All you need is the Lord.
Oh crying heart full of pain and fear,
Just call the Lord, and He will draw near.
Oh heart that feels dead, cold, with little love to give,
Ask and the Lord will help you learn to forgive.
Oh heart full of shame you cannot bear,
Trust the Lord He died because He cared.
Willing hearts who desires to know God’s love is real,
Lift your cup to be filled with the wondrous love that heals.

Revelations 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

John 14:18
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

The Healing Aroma By Brenda Drake

            The greatest day of my life was when I accepted Jesus.  The flowers looked and smelled sweeter and more colorful.  My heart felt free; soaring over every care of life.  I have had many encounters where God healed a hurt, a worry, and even bad attitudes.  I cannot imagine a world without the secret place of prayer where I am daily touched by His love.

The Healing Aroma

The healing aroma upon a life sore,
Delivers flowers of hope and peace from the Lord.
Where there was darkness and inner pain,
And accusations and heavy chains,
There is a now glimmer of light,
Free from torment and filled with inner delight.
The air smells like love and breath unrestrained,
Joyful anticipation has dulled life’s pain.
It is a beautiful place prepared for each soul;
 A lovely, healthy-place for the wise to go.
Angels strain to see how the change takes place;
How the strain of life’s problems are erased.
How faces shine and love words freely flow,
From very grateful, God-loving souls.
God’s healing touch is not just a onetime thing.
It is His gift He will daily bring.
So come and enjoy the place of health prepared for your soul;
Into the loving presence of the One that your heart holds.

Isaiah 57:18-19
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.  I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him.

Your Help and Our Cooperation By Brenda Drake

            Our world at this time causes such turmoil within. Everything seems to be upside down and backwards, with uncertainties on every side.  Just as when Peter stepped out onto the water; we in a sense are doing the same.  But know when we keep our eyes on Jesus and not the waves (circumstances) we are able to accomplish great things. We, the Church are lights in the darkness.  Jesus said His sheep hear His voice.  The Word of God tells us we are more than conquerors in Christ.  With God’s help and our cooperation we will finish well.  With His help we will be His ambassadors in a trouble land so His will is done on earth as it is in heaven.  This poem is my prayer.  I believe Holy Spirit desired me to write it as our prayer. 

Your Help and Our Cooperation

Teach us how to cooperate with Your plan.s
Help us to pray knowing with Your help we can.
As our everyday problems arise,
Help us see the situations through Your eyes.
With Your help and our cooperation Thy will is done;
Then and only then, are we able to glorify God’s Son.
Take us to the place when each day becomes,
A joint effort with You and us to get things done.
Holy, precious, Jesus our heart’s desire,
Is to become vessels of use, to catch the world afire.
One day at a time walking to the place,
Where we are able to fully feel Your embrace.
Lover of our souls, build us up strong,
So even in a troubled world we will sing Salvation’s song.
Take us and make us into an ambassador for Christ;
That serves heart, mind, and soul with our life.
Light up the dark places to help us see clear.
Open up our hearts and minds to Your instructions hear.
With Your help and our cooperation Your will on earth is done.
When it is all over we will give all glory and honor to Jesus, God’s Son.

Romans 12:11-13
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

2 Corinthians 4:7-10
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

The Light of His Glory By Brenda Drake

            Jesus is The Light. The Word and The Truth that brings peace, hope, and even joy in our world of conflict and uncertainties. We can and must to be an overcomer, bask in the Light of His Glory.

The Light of His Glory

In the light of His glory I am able to see,
The beauty of Salvation promised to me.
I see the sunshine above the clouds of today.
I see the love of tomorrow on display.
In the light of His glory I am able to feel,
The truth of a forever-love that is real.
It healing power reaches deep within,
With renewed faith and great desire again.
In the light of His glory darkness flees.
The world and its attraction lost its power over me.
The fears and troubles and its threats of death fade.
In the glory of His presence I am at rest and safe.
Love surrounds and fills and overflows my life.
I am One with Jesus He is love’s light.
As I contemplate His greatness and am built up within.
With His strength, His Word, and with Him.
As the day passes and a new day starts,
I carry the light of His glory inside my heart.
Ready again to reach out a helping hand to another.
So they too the Light of Jesus will discover.

2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

I AM is with You By Brenda Drake

            When we begin to feel alone, inadequate, or afraid of what lie ahead, we must remember just who it is that is our Lord and Savior.  He promises to never leave or forsake us.

I AM is With You

I am wherever your feet trod.
I am your world, you belong to God.
I am the One that saved you by grace.
I am the One that on the tree took your place.
I am walking before you, behind, and above.
I am your foundation, I am love.
You are loved by I AM,
You are walking in my plan.
You are walking with eyes that see,
The Spirit of God is leading thee.
Your eyes of faith see God is on your side.
Your faith knows your God also reigns inside.
Your life is precious in His sight.
You are indeed His delight.
So walk in faith with a knowing that whatever comes,
Is in the divine knowledge of God’s Son.
Jesus’ name on your lips holds power.
He is your total strength in the world’s last hours.
So go forth knowing I AM is in control.
If you are not stopped then in confidence go.
Love is with you in every trial and tribulation you face.
You are in His care and in His loving embrace.

Exodus 3:14
And God said unto Moses, I Am that I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto
the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God,
 he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.