At times we feel unloved and unappreciated. The truth is we are loved more than we know. Jesus loved us enough to enter our atmosphere as a man and to die to make us able to enter His sinless, eternal atmosphere. The demonstration of His love is so amazing we will spend eternity praising Him.
A Love So Precious
Holy light precious at God’s side, Free in service as His bride. Every ounce of being is freely poured, At the foot of the One they adore. A love so precious the angels in awe stand amazed; Beautifully adorned in worship and praise. There is no love greater on display, Undeniably special, magnificently portrayed. A holy reminder of the greatness of God’s love for man; Fully brought into the fold as Father planned. Holy lights precious in the earth’s mire, Free in service sharing their holy fire. Loving and living in God’s favor to show, The way provided to save lost souls. With the Word in hand and in heart the same, The ones called precious Jesus’ name proclaims. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus as an extension of His hand, Doing as He would do under His command. Loving life and shining bright in the darkness for His glory, One day soon to proclaim victory to their forever story.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
We look forward to the Christmas season, with opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Lord and our Savior. But we need to be aware that many are in great need and indeed have sorrow at this time of year. Some choose not to put up a lighted tree, but some have no choice, they just cannot.
No Tree, No Lights By Brenda Drake
No tree, no lights, no inner peace. No love, no joy, but much in need. The world passes by unaware, But if they do see many do not care. Tents are a popular gift received by some. But it is a great need to some. New bedding, new clothes, and new shoes to wear; Add to their collection with little room to spare. There are those who have desire for them too. To some their greatest gift would be a pair of shoes. They are the forgotten ones in a world that sparkles and shines. They are those who cry at Christmas-time. Jesus was born in a stable, and lie on a bed of hay. He was even before He was born turned away. The humble of heart heard the Angels sing; The heavens were aware of the new-born King. The star shined its light on the One to be nailed to the tree. The wise men offered gifts and worshiped the One who would set them free. Mary marveled at the beauty of God’s gift at her breast. Surely the world would One day celebrate God’s gift. There are many that celebrate with hearts in tune with God’s Son; In thanks and praise they rejoice at all He has done. But, many forget the reason They are celebrating the Christmas season. As you remember the birth of Jesus and give gifts to one another. Just as The True Gift reached out to you, you should care for your brother.
1Timothy 6:18-19 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Have you ever been in a room with many different things going on at the same time? We probably all can agree it is hard to stay focused, let alone enjoy the experience. Life also can be so complicated and stressful with so much taking place around us; filling the atmosphere with words, songs, and actions contrary to the Word of God.
In harmony with God are the ones, That rest in His strength to get His work done. Like a dance, together in accord; Love and the lover of the Lord. They make sweet music together in life; The redeemed soul and the Anointed One together delight. Within each man is the divider, it pulls out of step; It ruins the tune of the Master, it is called the flesh. Flesh is self-ruled and sings a different song; At time its notes are jangling and strong. Those skilled and obedient will quickly stop its sound. By the Word of God flesh is put down. The old-man must die for the new-man to live strong. It is a choice, who will sing life’s song The selfish, self-seeking, full of trouble and strife; Or the one that allows God’s rule in their life. In harmony the saved soul sings a love song sweet and true, With peace and joy Jesus is singing with you.
1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
Galatians 5:24-25 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
We as a Nation set aside a day to give thanks, but our Nation needs to have a life set aside to give thanks to God.
A Life Set Aside To Give Thanks By Brenda drake
I am thankful for my life’s many seasons; With privilege to express my thoughts with freedom. I have great appreciation to God above. Who has so blessed us with His love. All thanks and praise to Him along with a prayer, To daily have a thankful heart willing to share. In our celebration with tables laden with much, Let us be willing to reach out and touch, The one that is alone or in need, So they too give thanks as they receive. Great is the life set aside to express, The things that cause us happiness. Like family, friends, and the peace inside; For love and joy and the provisions that keep us alive. The list continues and never ends, In fact the heart thankful just begins… I am thankful I am able to behold, The beauty of creation and the colors in a rainbow; And for a heart that will see, God’s promise and believes. I am so thankful for all God has done. But most of all I am thankful for Jesus His Son. He is the bread that feeds the soul, With peace and joy left yet untold. I am eternally thankful for the work of the cross, That calls to repentance and saves the lost. Thank you Father, I pray to again bless our land. Lead and guide us to choose Your ways to understand.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Hold out things worth taking, give good things away. If you hold out junk then it will with you stay. By the world’s standards it may seem good, But by God’s measure it may not be as it should. Good advice is worth keeping – give it away; A good word others will gladly receive each day. In God’s kingdom to give is to receive So give away what it is that you need. Hold out kindness – you will find you are kinder too, Hold out compassion and it is added unto you. Sing praise and you will be praised for what you have done. Hold out things worth taking and you are held by God’s Son. Life is a struggle but do not hold on too tight, Offer it to Jesus as a sacrifice. A sacrifice worth keeping; well used by God above; For your life is a testament of His love. God offers life everlasting, gladly it receive. He held out salvation; you saw and believed. He came and drew you to His touch. He offered you joy and peace and you opened up. Hold out the invitation God held out to you, And others will come to the wedding feast too. Remember this word, and the Word will before you stand. When you reach out He will take your hand.
Luke 8:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measur
The wonder and glory of God boggles the mind. We as His followers get just a glimpse of His majesty. He reveals Himself and the mystery of His plan through the Holy Word of God! But oh so much more there is to experience ahead.
Mystery by Brenda Drake
Who knows the mind of God? Who knows the way of the Wind? Who else is called Master…only Him. Wise and joyful are those who know, By Faith, Who it is that so values the soul. The wise are diligent to seek His face, And hunger each day for His embrace. How is it you love fervently One you cannot see? Indeed it is a mystery. How can you hear without a sound; Words beautiful and profound? How do you rest your mind in the confidence deep, When the world and its ways threaten to sweep you off your feet? How can the blind see and the deaf hear? How is it they walk in a dark world without fear? Much is the knowledge man has figured out. But the evil one fills the lost with ignorance and doubt. The found are finding they have only begun, To learn the realms of Father, Spirit, and Son. To be and to remain in the Spirit’s flow, Do not lose the wonder and mystery of the One that saves souls. Be ready and willing to take the steps of each day; Knowing without knowing how Jesus leads the way.
Ephesians 1:7-9 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
.With all that is going on in our upside-down world it is wise to take care of what we allow to fill our thoughts, God’s Word has given us good advise…Think on things good. God is Good.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Dictate to Your Mind By Brenda Drake
Dictate to your mind what is good and what needs left behind. Be the boss or things unwise will fill your thoughts and time. Be strong against evil…in Jesus name pray. The Word of God proclaimed keeps the enemy away. Be adamant and persistent in your toil; Your reward is thoughts unsoiled. Think on things lovely; bathe in its splendor and light, And your heart will find great delight and insight. Choose love over hatred, freely forgive one another; The day will pass filled with new joy discovered. Set your face to do this shown to you. Make haste and others will follow the way right too. Be like a warden that keeps peace within, And you find rest in whatever situation you are in. Keep your eyes on Jesus; sing long and loud His praise, And His joy will indeed flood over you in all your ways.
Psalms 119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
2 Corinthians 1:2-4 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
I Weep With You by Brenda Drake
When you laugh and enjoy life I laugh too. When you are sad, I am with you. There is no emotion you experience that I do not feel. I felt it from the cross so that you can heal. Every time you go through pain, Every time you experience shame, Every burden, every worry, and every fear, Every hard word that touches your ear, I have noticed and have known too. My heart is dedicated to you. Walk in the sure knowledge that you are loved much. I prepare eternity to your life touch. So take each day and its problems one step at a time. When you pray for God’s help and with the Word align, You will experience peace and joy will overflow. The Prince of Peace within joys over your soul. Walk on in the Spirit and sing songs of praise, And at your destiny you will stand amazed. Heart aches will touch you it is true, But know your God weeps with you. Joy is your portion – share it with friends and neighbors. Love for your brother shows you have received God’s favor.
I am never alone in my grief, troubles, or pain; and I rejoice with You in my joyful times.
A small part most desire to give;
They hold on to the largest part, as they profess they are His.
Self is served most of the time.
They share only small moments to with God align.
They say a prayer if they see a problem ahead,
But sometimes they wait too long; till they are way over their heads
Some place a day aside if there is no other thing to do.
If asked, do you serve God; they would say it is true.
The vices and sinful pleasures they tuck safely away,
Their hearts and minds wander even when they pray.
A future of hard places will need to be overcome.
They are blinded by the evil one.
Complacent, with consciences dull and blind,
Fully deceived; they think they are doing fine. They point out, that at least they say Jesus’…
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Masterfully arranged by the One in control; The Father of creation – the lover of every soul. The whole universe and the world of man, Is expertly held in His hand. He has moved over, under, and through, Everything that applies to you. His love encompasses every soul that walks the earth. He attends every funeral and every birth. His love has a plan always in mind, For you and your salvation are in His design. To make possible for a soul to be saved, Jesus His Son His life willingly gave. He left heaven’s glory to be born of a virgin pure; To grow and wax strong to man’s sin endure. The world He was born to die for, Was formed by the hand of the Lord. When you celebrate with family and friends, The life and birth of the Savior do you carry His love within? If and when you give gifts to those you love, Are you able to show the way to receive the gift sent from above? Are you allowing Him full control of your life? By accepting the provision of His sacrifice? He masterfully has brought you to decision again. Have you? Will you submit your life to Him?
I desire and choose Your will done in and through me.