Torn Flower By Brenda Drake

I love this poem God gave me.  Its message is a beautiful glimpse of the love bestowed upon us by the Lover of our Soul.  When we practice loving like Jesus we will be aware of those that are used and abused or almost unseen in a busy, worldly, cruel world.

Torn Flower

In the rocky soil in the appointed place,
The little flower lifts up it face.
Perhaps no one ever notices but still it is there,
To offer its aroma to anyone that cares.
Now in this story you may begin to perceive,
That every bloom is important to Me.
Sometimes you get a glimpse of someone others pass by;
And you appreciate their touch upon your life.
Perhaps their aroma has sweetened the air you breathe;
And they have become very precious to thee.
What I want you to see is the one stepped upon;
The one that all their beauty is gone.
They are ragged from the cares of life and the world’s abuse.
They are forgotten and tossed aside like an old pair of shoes.
I desire for you to see the torn flowers, help them know,
That the God that so loved the world loves them so.
Put your arms out and gather them close and you will see,
They become a beautiful display: a bouquet for the King.
Love the unlovely, love the flowers torn;
For such are the ones in God’s kingdom and are the reborn.
Do you remember your condition before God came into your life?
How terrible was the condition of the soul before the touch of Christ.
You prove that torn flowers may be completely restored,
By the good work of love – to become a glory to the Lord.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Practical Love By Brenda Drake

child poverty

        It is nice to hear a word of encouragement in a time of need.  But it is much more memorable when there is a practical effort to help in the need along with the encouraging words. Our Lord will show us practical ways that prove we care for others.

Practical Love

There are many practical ways to bless another
Practical, down- to- earth- ways to serve others
A phone call, a card, or a letter;
To express you are praying for them to feel better.
Do you know someone that is stressed?
Out of sorts with little time to rest?
Show love and concern as a friend;
Treat them to dinner prepared for them.
 Do you know a child with shoes out-grown or overused?
Take them to a new pair choose.
Practical-love works; opportunities are endless.
The profit from involvement is you also are blessed.
With smiles, praises, and blessings, to many to count,
Along with a profit in your heavenly bank account.
Visit those that love you and call those who miss your voice.
When you do your hearts in tune with God will rejoice.
God touches in practical ways as He reaches out to save souls;
When you testify to the lost by your actions He is also made known.

Psalms 143:10
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

.  Lord, help us to be sensitive to another’s trials and to be
willing and able to assist, thus sharing Your love with them.