The earth is filled with beauty; God stated all Creation as good. He loves every part of it all… it is as He designs. He never tires, and is pleased with every living soul. Every moment is filled with the wonder of it all. We must rejoice in the celebration of life, and the eternal celebration of New Life in Salvation.
He Finds Great Pleasure
When the willow blows in the wind, When the palm trees bend, When the ripened apple falls to the ground floor, When the child of God prays to the Lord, When the birds sing their songs of praise, When the child of God changes their evil ways, When the flower’s bloom fades and willingly falls to the ground, When the autumn leaves joyfully blow around, When the stars and the moon shares their glow, When the angels sing at every new-born soul, When the air sparkles with promised rain, When a child of God is freed from their chains, When the new-born baby cries, When an earth-dweller warrior dies, When the love of a father for son is revealed, When a cancer-sick soul is healed, When time has passed and new eternal life begins, When there is a holy reunion of family and friends, When the heavens and earth dance and rejoice it is done, And there is new rule under the Son, God never tires, all is known and felt, and on His mind. He finds in it all great pleasure in His design.
Psalms 104:31 The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.
Life is a gift, although sometimes it feels like a troublesome gift. When we realize we do not need to go it alone, there is a certain joy and assurance our Lord is at our side. He is also our strength inside. It is very possible with the Holy Spirit’s help to give thanks and sing His praises no matter what we face.
He Rides the Waves with Me
I walk with God in the light of the living, Ever on the forever path; singing, loving and forgiving. Each day has been prepared as a gift bestowed; A time to share life, with the One that my life holds. As we travel, when trouble and trials comes, I entrust each moment in the hands of the most trustworthy One. He is stronger than the wind that blows its icy breath. He has already conquered the dreaded threat of death. My God is able to calm the troubled sea, Or He is willing to ride the waves with me. With His Word He speaks to the enemy of my soul. With His Word on my lips He is in control. I walk with God toward the place I call home. He assures all who believes need never walk alone. We walk so close sometimes we use the same steps. He will carry me through heaven’s door as His bride the closer we get.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
The world as we know it has been turned upside down. What God said is dark is called light. What God detests the world has declared good, Things once held dear are now cast aside as no longer valuable. Many churches are lukewarm, and fit in with the world system. The teachings and the presence of the power and authority of the Lord have been stripped from the lives of those who attend. Children of God need to stand and boldly profess the Word of God as they live a life that agrees with the Word of God.
The Church is at a cross-road; are we as Christians going to lay down our armor and give in to the pressures and the threats of evil control? Or are we going to get busy and pick up our armor? We need to be ready to follow our Lord to fight the forces that are taking our Country and our world into a place of no return.
I for one will say with God on my side what have I to lose? I say I am not weak in God I am strong. I stand and say I believe and will testify what the Word of God says is right is right. What the Word of God says is wrong is wrong. In my stand for right, I also admit God has given every man, woman, and child the free choice to do right or to choose the way of evil. What is your choice? If it is for God then stand for Him and boldly say so.
In the Light of Love darkness flees. In His presence the heart receives. Like a tree planted at the rivers side; Full and filled vitally alive. When rain clouds come and they still do, God becomes a shelter too. When you feel cold or in a storm, God’s in control and your heart warms. There is no place you go, That your God does not know. In the low times when you feel dry, Your God becomes your supply. As you lift up every problem, trial, and pain, It is all covered in Jesus’ name. Sadness, anxiety, worry or fear, In Love’s Light has to disappear. Love’s Light is health to heart, mind and soul. It heals and in you overflows. The wise abides in the Light of the Son, As they are revived they also a light becomes.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
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.
Genesis1:3 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. 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.
What a wonderful display of love that is shown to us in the plan of Salvation. We are blessed with the gift of life and the greater gift of eternal life because of the great sacrifice of our Lord Jesus. Jesus then sent us Holy Spirit to lead, guide, teach, and comfort us till we get there or until He returns for us.
The Divine Guide
In the womb formed, Before the day you were born, You were known and seen clear, Well-loved and held most dear. Before the world began you were on God’s mind. So precious is His love and so great is His design. His plan was to draw you close and make you His bride. Jesus knew he would for your sins die. His love calls to Him, To save from the grasp of sin. His everlasting love leads and guides the way. His Spirit teaches to obey. He is Divine guide, Teacher, Comforter and friend, He is the Good Shepherd that leads you from within. The guide of the soul leads to the cross of shame, To show the “Way“….Jesus is His name. He saves, restores, and makes new inside. He will never leave you as within He abides. As you seek first His kingdom and trust His work in you, You will abide in Him and will bear His fruit. His fruit are sweet and causes pleasure to the soul; Full of healthy results that prove God is in control.
1John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
So marvelous is the ways of my Lord, I bask in His love forever
A Sure, Rock-Solid Kind of Love+++
God’s kind of love is sure, steady, rock-solid and true. His love is unshakable it does not depend on you. You cannot earn it for His love is freely given; But it cannot be received unless you are forgiven. Jesus was the ransom for the sinful soul. He paid sin’s penalty so God’s love you could know. The redeemed man gets a taste of the God kind of love, For he is born anew and one with God above. When God’s word is heeded your heart and mind can see, The love of God is opened up to thee. Praise and prayer; practicing the presence of Christ, Opens up the way for Him to live through your life. More and more like the One you worship and adore; Becoming more and more like your risen Lord. Demonstrating to the lost world what they need to see; The God kind of love that draws and sets them free. Loving even the unlovely …loving sure and true; With God kind of love no matter what they have done to you. Sure, steady, rock-solid just like Christ; Proving He is the new strength in your life.
Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
When I think about Jesus …my heart begins to swell; Almost bursting with desire to its story tell. The corridors were dark and sad before. There were no windows and very few doors. Closed up tight with even more walls building up within, For there was no real desire to allow anyone in. A lonely place, empty, with confusion in the air; For time had proven that no one really cared. The childlike hopes and dreams were thrown away; Rotting in the corners starting to decay. Then says my heart… The inner world became a new place, Touched by God’s mercy and His sweet amazing grace. Light and love entered through the opened door, With the redeeming power might of the risen Lord. Joy cleared the air with the aroma of Christ. The walls began to crumple disappearing out of sight. Sweet songs perfume the air with pleasing peace within; Now that my heart is home to Him. Precious new hope and faith shines out from me, Now that from darkness I have been freed. Oh heart, keep sending out praise to God above; To tell of the mighty work of His incredible love.
Jerimiah 31:3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
A little becomes more than enough, When it is by God’s hand touched. Whatever you have, offer it to God above, To be multiplied by the touch of Love. In the Word of God many times, There are examples to testify God’s design. God proved time and again, That little becomes more when entrusted to Him. A small lunch fed multitudes…a little fish the taxes paid. A word of authority raised a dead man from the grave. A heart touched by the truth no longer lost remains; But is saved, and made new and freed from chains. Prayer moves mountains out of paths every day. An encouraging word can chase fear away, A tiny child that speaks faith can be, Like a beacon-light so a blind in heart can see. A word of rhyme jotted down, Becomes a wealth of wisdom good and sound. A little bit of joy fills up your life so much; It causes pleasure to those you touch.
Luke 6:38 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 measured to you again.
2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
This poem tells of clay being molded and shaped by the Potters hand. I have felt His work in the forming and I have felt the heat of the fire applied to make me strong; and it is not always a pleasant feeling. I trust Him and I trust I will be made a vessel better to serve Him.
The Fire Touched Life
The fiery touch of Heaven upon a life, Strengthens and conditions for service for Christ Clay is formed; molded and shaped, Into the vessel the potter desire to make. When a flaw is evident it is started anew. The same clay reformed is made a masterpiece into. After its forming, it is placed into the fiery furnace, So it will strengthen to endure at later service. Love is at work within you. His work is intricate, sure and precise. His full attention is in the formation of your life, He has great plans for you, which only He is able to see. It is a life of purpose, that brings profit for eternity, So remember in yourself and others; the process is slow. However there is great progress in the fire-touched soul. The Holy Spirit never tires of His work inside, So the outside like diamonds shine; proving Jesus within abides.
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand