Wisps of Truth By Brenda Drake

      The Holy Spirit starts His holy work long before we know or even desire to know God.  In times of quiet, and of trial we are touched with fascinating strands of truth. The salvation story enters into the hungry seeking heart.  I now have a great hunger for the Word.  God feeds me often all the wisdom I desire, and encourages me to even eat more!

Wisps of Truth

Wisps of truth, like delicate strands of gold,
Deposited in the secret place the heart holds.
Interwoven threads of goodness pure and undefiled;
Bits of God’s wisdom that causes the heart to smile.
Wondrous revelations that reveal God’s power and might;
That floods the inner sanctuary with eternal lights.
A supernatural breath of air that lifts up the heart to receive,
That, that their faith believes.
The truth of God’s love has a sweet taste,
As God introduces the wonder of His grace.
The captive is freed, like an eagle soars to great height,
As God’s forgiveness fills the soul with unearthly delights.
Great desire fills this place with the need to give praise;
At the truth of unworthiness, the heart bows amazed.
Beautifully adorned in worship as a living sacrifice;
Filled and overflowing, one with Jesus Christ.
A marvelous union so intricately designed;
One with the Truth – perfectly aligned.
Seek God and you will find peace.
Seek His ability for He is your strength.
Hunger for righteousness – He is the bread.
Thirst for His wisdom, He is the head.
Rest in His goodness, entrust your life to His care;
He is the fullness you seek; He is always willing to share.
Every trial you face, know He guides your step.
Every battle formed against you He is prepared for it.
Read God’s Word each and every day,
And the delicate strands of His truth will show you His way.

John 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free

How is Wrong Shown as Right? By Brenda Drake

Biblical vector illustration series, Adam and Eve, Eve offering the apple to Adam

            It seems that more and more good morals and the values of the Word of God is shunned and disrespected.  Even when the world shows its terrible colors, and makes absolutely no sense some still profess the way wrong is right.  It is our choice do we follow God or do we go the way of the world?

How is Wrong Shown as Right?

How is it wrong is shown as right?
And the foul becomes acceptable in your sight?
What makes a man not see his rightful place?
He eats with the swine and refuses the table of grace.
When the world tumbles and begins to spin out of control,
How is it they do not reach for God’s loving-hold?
It is sad to see their stubborn stance,
That is so ready to fight God’s will in their circumstance.
They choose to dance to the tune of the world in its unholy light;
Remaining in the world’s mire they delight.
Utter nonsense piles up within,
Fueling the fire of their sins.
Far-reaching damage is inside done,
When the fool turns his heart from God’s Son.
Sin is the culprit- evil appetites are the result they reap.
The Good News that frees them they refuse to keep.
So they will not taste the things beautiful and healthy for them prepared.
To do your part pray and continue to the truth with them share.

Isaiah 42:6-7
I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness;
I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people,
a light for the nations,
 to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.

Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Allow God to Lead By Brenda Drake

With all the advantages of our modern forms of information there is certain disadvantage of misinformation. We if not careful are led astray and leave even common sense behind.  The Word of God along with a personal relationship with God allows us to have a God perspective.  He will sometimes give us a heads up as to what to listen too, and will give us peace when we hear the things that brings unsettling to our soul.

Allow God to Lead

Allow God to help you, allow Him to teach.
Allow the Spirit to inside of you reach.
Take warning of the danger that lies ahead,
To not into a trap be led.
Heed the instructions given to help you
Listen and obey what God asks to do.
Be aware of the false words that lead you astray.
Follow the written Word of the Scripture each day.
Do not let circumstances rule your life.
Trust God to make seemingly wrong things right.
Allow not the negative of the world to bring you down.
Only pay attention to the words of faith that you have found.
Attend to the One that dwells deep within.
And an exciting journey you will begin.

Isaiah 30:21 
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

John 16:13-15 
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Lies, Lies, Lies By Brenda Drake

Have you felt lately a little out of touch with reality?  Almost as if we are living in the twilight-zone.  When I begin to feel like this there is one place that can and does get me grounded and back on track…I go to the Lord in prayer and delve into the Scriptures. A new hope and faith rises up by hearing and heeding the truth and setting aside the many untruths that bombard us in the world with its unbelieving, faithless ways.

Lies, Lies, Lies

Manufactured, mass-produced lies,
Full of deception, behind masks disguised.
Tall tales and tiny innuendoes under the same name,
They are called and marked as a lie just the same.
In the world voices are heard; many things untrue.
They if heeded are meant to pull away in deception or to confuse.
When you are confused and muddled in your thinking,
Then you are sure to make decisions that are stinking.
Train your heart and spirit to hear God’s voice.
It will co-inside with Scripture to help you make the right choice.
Lies, lies, lies everywhere you turn.
There will be even more lies uttered until Jesus returns.
Jesus is the truth, He will show you the way right.
He is the Word God sent to cause your heart delight.
When you obey the Word and heed its direction,
You have the mind of Christ and will not be led astray in deception.

John 14:5
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

2 Timothy 3:16-17
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

James 3:14-17
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

You Healed Me Like By Brenda Drake

Insecurities plagued me I could easily see all that was wrong with me, but I was learning all that Jesus did for me on the cross.  The holy Scriptures were teaching me some beautiful truths of His wondrous love and kindness toward those that He died for.

You Healed Me Like

Just like the man in the bible was touched so he could see;
Jesus did the same thing for me.
My eyes were opened …so I could recognize,
The provision of His sacrifice.
Like the deaf man was healed back then;
My ears were opened so .the truth could enter in
The truth about Jesus I understood;
Thank You Lord that now my hearing is good.
Like in the Scriptures the man dumb,
My mouth is now able to sing the praise of God’s Son.
Like the lame man, I can walk on God’s path,
No longer bound…. flat on his back.
My God leads me now step by step.
I’m learning fast but I’m not running yet.
Like the once crippled man picked up his bed long ago,
I pick up my cross to follow the way I need to go.
All the examples of healing done back then,
Are also accomplished in every one that is born again.
I marvel when Lazarus raised from the dead,
That received new life when darkness fled.
I can almost picture it was me;
All bound – but now I’m free.
I am alive…. the old me is no more,
For I am born again and I abide in my Lord.
I am now a seeing, hearing, achild of the King;
Walking forward loving to His praises sing!

Psalms 146:8
The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind:
the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down:
the Lord loveth the righteous: