As Close as a Breath by Brenda Drake

            God is everywhere and is barred from nowhere.  But He is a gentleman and will not force His love upon us. However He is constant in His pursuit to woo us to see and to hear the truth that sets us free to become a part of His kingdom forever.

As Close as a Breath

There are some truths that are difficult to see,
Until they are revealed to thee.
The world’s eyes are open to things upside down,
They run toward tomorrow on uneven ground.
Jesus is the Truth and He is the Way.
He is the Light that proves He is the Word portrayed.
Even one with no eyes can see the way,
For they can see the way by faith.
Those who walk on life’s path,
Can follow Jesus but not know exactly where they are at,
And yet they will arrive right on time.
In the right place as God designed.
The one deaf can still hear God speak,
In the stillness; God communicates with hearts that seek.
When hearts are opened to truth the once dead are alive.
The realness of God’s presence enters inside.
He is as close as a breath,
He is the door to true life at death.
Breathe in God’s presence and when you do,
Breathe out in Jesus name all the promises the Word says is true.

Job 33:4
The Spirit of God hath made me,
and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

2 Thessalonians 3:5
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God,
and into the patient waiting for Christ.

Flower of Faith By Brenda Drake

The first word of the salvation plan planted as a seed quickly grows into wonderful faith that flowers to receive the gift the Father had always planned.  What a great day, and what a wonderful gift bestowed upon us.  What a privilege and honor to know He not only saved us He desires to help us each day to accomplish all we were destined to do.  The only thing that will perhaps surpass the beauty of salvation will be the day I am wrapped in the arms of Jesus on the other side.

Flower of Faith

Limited is the flesh; it is moved when eyes see
But the spirit-man by faith believes.
As you begin to understand,
You will receive as the Father plans.
You will receive with heart open wide,
When the flower of faith blooms inside.
Set your heart to good things expect.
Your God has not changed His plans for great benefit.
Do what you can do, always do your best.
Do not get out of sorts and stressed.
Remember God is your divine supply,
I assure you your water never runs dry.
So great is the river that flows to you and through your life.
Many will come and take a drink of Christ.
With heart ready and mind on God’s Word,
With face set in confidence new faith occurs.
Shout from the housetops the Good News.

And God’s favor floods over you.

Hebrew 11:5
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Muscle of the Soul by Brenda Drake

When we are born again we are but babes in Christ.  Life under the leadership of our Lord and by the teaching of the Word builds us stronger as we grow in faith. 

Muscle of the soul

Muscles are formed when they are put to work.
It is not easy for under extra exertion they hurt.
Faith is as the muscle of soul;
When it is tested true strength is known.
Heavy trials that have been a part of your life,
Builds strength when you lift them to Christ.
It is work studying and believing God’s Word,
And standing in confidence on it firm.
When you lift the Word in your prayers,
And your testimony is with others shared;
Hope muscles are built strong too.
Faith begins to in great power move.
The hard work pays answer comes;
With God’s strength you overcome.
Trust and faith becomes fervent within.
It is never too late to exercise programs begin.
One day you will be able to tell the mountain to depart,
For God’s power speaks from your heart.
The Word of God wielded in your hand,
Chases the enemy from your land.
With faith you do not accept defeat in any way,
For you know God answers when you the Word pray.

I John 5:4
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Believe to See it By Brenda Drake

I see ahead so many things by faith. I believe God hears and answers prayer.  I believe the Word of God; because I believe the Word I not only see it I receive it!  Do you believe God has blessed you and your family? Do you believe God has blessed our Nation?  Do you believe He has heard our collective repentance and answers our prayers for His will to be done? Can you or do you see by faith the great revival that is going to sweep over our world?  I do. I believe and now I see it on the horizon ahead.   

Believe To See it

Some say “To see it is to believe it”
But you truly must believe to see it.
Many with eyes open stumble through life,
And refuse to see or believe in Jesus Christ.
Their heart’s eyes are blind and other senses dulled.
Darkness and sin against the truth pulls.
Prayer and a steady example set will find,
That truth faithfully spoken may sink-in with time.
When you believe you will truly see,
The treasures that you are to receive.
Salvation is the greatest gift bestowed;
For new life is the treasure God foretold.
Believe and you will see so many things;
All health, wealth, and strength come from the King.
Believe and you will see darkness flee before your eyes;
The dull senses are refreshed and revived.
You will hear the heart-cry of another.
You will speak words-wise to help them discover.
You will pray with new fervor and expectation,
And speak the truth with conviction without hesitation.
When you believe you indeed will see.
Your God’s hand working for and through thee,

John 11:40
Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe,
thou shouldest see the glory of God?

Double Duty By Brenda Drake

I am amazed at the wisdom of God and the wonder of His ways.  Our prayer for assistance, alongside our thanks and praise for God’s answer is counted as faith.  

Double Duty

When prayer asks and declares at the same time,
It is doing double duty as God designs.
Humility bows low as it confidently reaches for God’s hand.
Humbleness is strong as on God’s Word it stands.
Thanks and praise in double duty move,
With grateful hearts they in union lift up in God’s name too.
Faith and hope are a team that few understand,
When practiced you become stronger along with your fellow man.
Joy and peace also are a team too,
They are gifts of love bestowed on you.
They are on double duty just as the rest.
Your spirit and other around you find benefit.
You are learning to walk and talk like Christ;
Living victorious in sacrifice.
Even in trouble and trial you will find,
They are doing double duty time.
Trouble and trials are because of a world of sin.
They are always present although they are not called friend.
When in their grasp in faith come,
They too must bow at the name of Gods Son.
Ask for assistance and declare them gone at the same time.
Prayers are on double duty because you are loved and you are mine.

John 14:13
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Psalms 40:8
I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart;
I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation:

A Strange Thing Occurs By Brenda Drake

Stand of the plan of God at all times.

        My feelings have been like a roller coaster ride.  I really never like roller-coasters by the way.  Hope then fearful, beginning to think I understand and then complete confusion.  Light at the end of the tunnel and then it seemed to be blocked again.  Oh my, but for God and His sure touch on my life.

A Strange Thing Occurs

Father, the world is talking loud threats;
Of sure difficulty ahead, and even more death.
My heart hurts at the loss I see on every side;
From financial strain in families of those who died.
Confusing mind-blowing, whistle-blowing words, circle and attack.
It seems there is very little we can know are facts.
In my quiet times when I travel to God’s Word,
A very strange and wonderful thing occurs.
My heart is settled as in Your care I rest.
Again I find the truth and it again I confess.
My God is able and on Him I depend;
All things, on earth and in heaven, bows down to Him.
I am firmly in His sight and on His mind.
He loves me to spend with Him some time.
Life’s complications are calmly handled the best way.
The outcome of it all is already portrayed.
God is in control, it is already written what will come.
So in Jesus’ name I pray Lord, thy will be done;
In my life, and in the world that seems to be in such chaos and woe.
I will listen instead to the Spirit of God that brings peace and confidence again to my soul.

Proverbs 19:21
There are many devices in a man’s heart;
nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea,
I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Place all in God’s Hands By Brenda Drake

I know when I begin to fear and worry; and become irritable, stressed, and out of control. I need to go to God. I don’t know why I sometimes take so long, But I am learning to pray at the first warnings signs, I am attempting to handle it all on my own.

Place all in God’s Hands

When confronted with an issue that causes fear to reign,
Thats implications cause your heart and mind inner pain.
The very best remedy to relieve its stress,
Is to bring the problems to God and in His decisions rest.
When the issue involves someone you hold dear;
Pray and believe that your God hears.
Trust in His intervention as He steps out in your behalf.
For the Word says you will have if you ask.
Trust and faith are sometimes tested it’s true;
You must be convinced all turns out the best for you.
Many times your expectations are not the way that’s planned.
Trust God and know your prayers rest in His hand.

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Philippians 4:6-7
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Faith Filled Prayers By Brenda Drake

            Seemingly impossible situations feel like a weight within.   Even when nothing has outwardly changed our hearts are relieved from heaviness when we lift them up in prayer.  Our faith is rewarded as we trust and give thanks.   It is impossible to please God without faith.

Faith Filled Prayers

When circumstances stand large in silent threat,
Do not despair, good from God expect.
In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, things can change,
It is not a hard thing for God to arrange.
Take one day at a time, do what you know to do.
Walk with steady step following the One leading you.
Myriads of angelic activity surround your life,
In the spiritual realm there is a fight.
Pray for God’s will, but do not worry about it.
Trust and rely on God’s Word; choose to never to doubt it.
Life is beautiful, the simple things enjoy.
Seek ye first God’s kingdom and added is extra joy.
Your heart’s desire is as plain as day to God above.
He is the dream planter, He is God of love.
God is not by your circumstances caught unaware,
Believe His love, lift up faith-filled prayers.

Galatians 5:5
For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Jeremiah 29:11-13
 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

The Trouble with Troubles By Brenda Drake

He Carries our burdens

            The trouble with troubles is they are cumbersome and boggle the heart and mind.  The Word tells us to not let our hearts be troubled.  God has all things in His control.  A troubled heart does not successfully sing praises, for joy has fled.

The Trouble with Troubles

The trouble with trouble is the troubled mind,
Is filled with irritating thoughts; not as God designed.
The imagination stretches into every possible solution.
It is not as God desires…it is mind pollution.
Most of the time the answer you cannot see.
You need to place your trust in me.
The worrisome planning, and the what to do time spent,
Is not profitable. From its toil repent.
For when you cause to your head extra toil,
The acid in your stomach causes it to spoil.
Then you are unhappy in every way;
The added stress of worry ruins your day.
Praises are halted and joy has fled,
All because you did not obey what the Word has said.
Do you not know God is in control?
He is on your side you have been told,
All things turn for the best in the end;
When you are His and He lives within.
The trouble with troubles carried alone by yourself,
Is they are heavy and you need some help.
Remember, nothing is too hard for me my friend.
Have faith and watch me take care of them.

Psalms 42:5
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me?  Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of His countenance

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.