Angry Seas By Brenda Drake

I am not as afraid of storms as I used to be.  But I still would not choose to be out in a little boat in a stormy sea.  When our life is in precarious position it is wise to place our trust and faith in the One that will either lift us out of danger, ride the waves with us, or will say to the storm “Peace be still.”  Be wise and be safe.

Angry Waves

Out in the waters dark and deep,
There is danger when the boat leaks.
In the icy waters it is hard to survive.
In its vastness it is hard to stay alive.
You are in a world of angry waves;
With power and ability to carry you away.
Out in the murky waters of sin,
Do not attempt to swim.
Stay in the safe place prepared for you.
For the world’s blackness will harm or destroy you.
Treacherous effects are lurking,
In places hard to see.
The wise will not travel into the stormy places if life.
They will rest in Jesus as He guards their life.
He is the One that calms the troubled sea for you.
If needed ….He will rescue you too.
Angry waves troubles the soul,
But Jesus will never let you go.
So as you face the winds in life
Place your faith and trust in Him -you are never out of His sight.

Psalms 107:28-29
Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

He Will Carry You By Brenda Drake

       Do you feel a little tired and run down?  I do.  It’s time to take a rest and let God carry us so we can gain strength to carry on to do the next task on hand.  Just as the poem we all remember of the footsteps in the sand, He will also carry us through our troubled times. 

He Will Carry You

When life becomes a struggle and you put up quite a fight,
When it threatens to take away the remaining joy in your life,
When one step more is almost too much to do;
Know your God will carry you.
When the sun in your world has warmed you from within,
And your blessings are so numerous the list never ends,
When the heart is so filled with thanks and praises too,
At this time also God carries you.
You will fly like and eagle with a heart that sings.
You are lovingly carried on Spirit wings.
In the high place or the low place God is there.
He is your joy and strength in your times of prayer.
So rejoice in the knowledge there is no place you must travel alone;
For, God delights in His mission to carry His own.

Isaiah 40:11
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 46:4
And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.

By Faith I Pray By Brenda Drake

What we think prayer is; is different than what God considers our prayer. 

There are times when I am so frustrated, angry, and confused that when I bow my head I do not even have words to pray.  In these trying times I have experience all of the emotions I have listed almost at the same time.  All I truly know is that our God cares.  He is trustworthy, and He sees and understands what we are feeling and hears even the silent words that are weeping and are screaming in our hearts.

By Faith I Pray

By faith I pray.
I know You hear what I say.
By faith I in Your strength stand,
As You chase the enemy from my land.
I proclaim by faith victory,
As I fulfill my destiny.
Way down deep inside,
I know God’s Word abides.
As I walk the paths of life
I know I’m led by Jesus Christ.
His stripes I am healed…by faith I see,
That He has already done His work for me.
His Word is sure …His promises true,
In assurance ahead I will move.
Under the blood I am pure and white;
By faith I see I am His delight.
Under His watchful, jealous eye,
My faith is restored and daily supplied.
He that loved me loves me still.
By faith I will His purpose fulfill
I rejoice to seek His face each day.
And I wholeheartedly His instructions obey;
But if I fail, falter, or fall,
I will in faith shout out a repenting call.
I know He forgives me and again
Draws me to again to have faith in Him.

Psalms 112:7
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

In Your Darkest Place By Brenda Drake

My brothers and sisters, friends and family I am giving you this poem to encourage if you are feeling a bit lost and confused over our world and its dilemmas.  Emmanuel God is with us. Continue taking the stance of prayer.  Continue to seek God’s face.  He is our strength, He is our Hightower.   Jesus is Lord.  He is in control.

 Sing like…
Acts 16:25-26  
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.  And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

In Your Darkest Place

In the saddest place…in the place where terror strikes,
In the darkest place where there seems to be no light,
In a place of mass destruction… where confusion fills the air;
Where nothing seems right and nothing seems fair,
In the greatest valley where the sun does not seem to shine,
Or is the loneliest place that you could ever find,
In the place of hard decision where there is agony of the soul,
When it seems it is easier to of sanity let go,
The place of heartbreak where life is no longer fun.
When the future looks dark and bleak and nowhere to run,
In this place or any other …no matter what you feel is true,
Your God has not forsaken or abandoned you.
I AM will take the terrible pain away.
There will again be sunshine in your day.
Love surrounds and fills you and will deliver … victory is ahead.
Be assured of the great future prepared as you are by the Spirit led.

Romans 8:35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Move into Position By Brenda Drake

So many people I have spoken to have been unable to sleep a whole night without waking up to pray for our Nation.  God is in control and He hears our prayers and when they align with His will and His Word His answer is yes and Amen.

By the way, in response to the silliness of the recent prayer ending of amen and a women.

Revelation 3:14
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Move into Position 

Move into the place prepared;
Into the victorious stance of prayer.
Who do you trust in? Is it God or man?
Do you speak words of defeat or the Word of I AM?
God is not thwarted; He is not pushed off His throne.
When you stand with Him you are not alone.
God sees everything; you as in a dark glass see.
The wise will yield to God’s way and trust where He leads.
Move into position ready to fight,
The battle set before you as in God’s strength you delight.
The weapons of your warfare are not carnal; they are mighty indeed.
In your warfare you pull down the strongholds of the enemy.
Are you ready? Get set and to go,
To the run the race in the Spirit’s flow?
Prayer is the position. The Word of God the weapon best,
Praying the Word over the Nation as in Jesus’ name you confess.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

1 Corinthians 13:11-12
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

2 Samuel 7:24-25
For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God.  And now, O Lord God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said.

When Tomorrow Comes By Brenda Drake

This is the first day of the New Year.  It is the gift of today; let us get tomorrow in focus by trusting and following the Lord today.

When Tomorrow Comes

I walk into tomorrow with the Word as a guide.
It lights my path and He dwells inside.
Because of God’s assurance and presence deep within,
I can walk ahead without fear as I follow after Him.
The world’s loud voice says all is lost,
But God speaks in a loving sound, meet me at the cross.
The world shows its hard muscles of deception and decay.
But my Lord instructs to bow our knee and pray.
Truth reigns victorious in the end.
Rest and have faith as you place your trust in Him.
Tomorrow is a mystery but one thing I know is true,
My God is already there and He leads us through.
Today is a good day to praise God above;
Giving thanks for His everlasting love.
When tomorrow comes it is the perfect time again,
To offer it as a today-gift, as you walk in faith with Him.

Matthew 6:33=34
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

The Works of His Hand By Brenda Drake

        2020 has been quite a year… Soon starts the New Year I pray 2021 is happy and prosperous for all of you.  I truly believe God is good, and all the time I know God is good. 

The Works of His Hand

Watch and see the hand of the Lord in the days ahead.”
Remember and rejoice at all the prophets have said.
Know the One that rules the earth has the last say.
Soon you see His intervention displayed.
Watch the peoples that did not see,
Turn their face to me.
Watch hearts cold as ice,
Look in favor at Jesus’ sacrifice.
The lukewarm their choice makes too.
Some will with great power move.
Watch and see the enemies of the cross,
Wander in fear, completely at loss.
Eyes are blinded by the Light;
Some come in wonder and cease to fight.
Others will know defeat has come;
All seeing eyes know Gods will is done.
Watch and pray in faith lift your voice in prayer.
Be sure to your faith with others share.
Watch and see your heart open up wider still.
Complete in the knowledge you walk in God’s will.
Heaven rejoices at God’s plan;
They know His goodness and trust in the work of His hands.

Psalms 145:5-11
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty,
and of thy wondrous works.
 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts:
and I will declare thy greatness.
 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
and shall sing of thy righteousness.
 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion;
slow to anger, and of great mercy.
 The Lord is good to all:
and his tender mercies are over all his works.
 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord;
and thy saints shall bless thee.
 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom,
and talk of thy power;

Happy Birthday Jesus By Brenda Drake

            Merry Christmas; to all our friends and family and Happy Birthday to Jesus. Thank you Father for the precious, holy gift You sent to our fallen world on that day long ago. Thank you Jesus, for coming to earth as a tiny baby; showing to us the perfect example of humanity, ultimately to die to pay our debt of sin.  Because You are risen victorious we are able to spend eternity with You.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Jesus, thank You for this day,
That we celebrate Your birth and give gifts away.
We can get so caught up on our preparations,
Leading up to our Christmas celebrations,
We sometimes forget why it is we gather at this time to share.
We go on with our day hardly acknowledging You are there.
Forgive us when we become so preoccupied,
That we forget You came to earth to for us die.
Help us to also think Your resurrection on this day,
And to each day honor You as You help us change our ways.
My Lord Jesus, born of a Virgin pure in a manger long ago,
I thank You for saving my soul.
So as a gift on this day I offer You my heart’s song;
As I remember on this day my eyes on You belong!

Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Tremendous Truth Emerges By Brenda Drake

What is truth?  Is the world’s truth at odds with what you have always thought true? Where does our help come from?  Who is Truth?  Jesus is Truth, Life and the Way.  We are wise when we watch to see Truth reign in our life and in our surroundings.  Look up and embrace the truth.  He has the final word for He is also The Word of God.

Tremendous Truth Emerges

The God of truth stands tall, His love pours down.
Your faith rises up and again truth is found.
The wise of the world makes their plans,
And with power-hungry vision makes demands.
The truly wise watch for God’s plan to unfold,
With humble heart its value is untold.
Terrible times are faced with God’s strength within,
The wise place all their trust in Him.
When the truth is camouflaged and is unclear,
The wise turns to God’s wisdom hear.
When the air is filled with hateful sounds,
The wise finds the way to higher ground.
There in air is filled with love, peace and joy too.
For in God the wise breathe and move.
The world is ready to pick a fight,
Choosing the way wrong instead of right.
But there is One that will surely win.
All praise and honor belongs to Him.
Tremendous truth emerges, love, hope, and faith rise up strong.
God again turns the table to what belongs.

2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Pick Up, Lift Up and Lay Them Down By Brenda Drake

In our disturbed world there is ample opportunity to become overcome with worry, fear, and hopelessness. There is hope for the troubled soul.  Every heartache, heavy burden, circumstance, and disquieting thought we can lift up in prayer, and lay them at Jesus feet.  He is able to handle it much better than we can.   

Pick Up, Lift Up and Lay them Down

Pick it up and then lay it down,
Bring every situation in your life to higher ground.
Every heartache, heavy burden and disquieting thought that makes a stand,
And every circumstance that invades your land,
Pick them up and lift them up to the One that hears and answers prayer;
Then lay them down at His feet and leave them there.
When the pain of them again come to mind;
Repeat the instructions yet another time.
When you do this with faith within,
The sun will shine bright inside of you again.
Pick up, lift up, and lay them down,
Turn away from them and walk on higher ground.
Your inner strength and inner convictions are infused with trust and faith,
That the One you love and serve does not hesitate.
Jesus is able to carry all your woes with ease each day.
Great is the victory when you live this way.
Placing in your mind things good and true,
Enjoying the blessings all around you.

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.

Mathew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.