Our Heavenly Father’s Delight By Brenda Drake

I wasted so many years worrying over how God thought I was doing.  I expected a hard hand of correction to fall at all times.  The closer we get to Jesus and the more we consume the Word of God we get a glimpse of the magnitude of love Heavenly Father has for us.  While we were yet sinners He loved us so much He sent Jesus to pay our debt of sin so we could be able to choose to love Him back.  Because of Jesus’ sacrifice in our behalf we now are a delight and a treasure to our Heavenly Father.

Our Heavenly Father’s Delight

Heavenly Father delights in His child, such a joy in His gaze;
At his accomplishments He lavishes praise.
His hand is always ready to assist;
Never for His child will He His love resist.
When we learn to speak like Jesus, His heart is glorified.
When the enemy strikes, His anger is alive.
His eyes always see ahead, He is never at loss.
Jesus provided everything for us at the cross.
Those that walk with confidence and entrust their life,
Truly brings our Father in heaven great delight.  
As we fully believe what the Word has said,
We find sweet peace and joy as by the Spirit we are led.
The Father is so delighted by faith He pours into our lives even more,
So we can bring more children to be the delight of the Lord

Exodus 19:5
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Numbers 14:8
If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

Divine Guide By Brenda Drake

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.

There is Nothing as Awesome By Brenda Drake

The love of God for man is greater than our minds can ever comprehend.  When we recognize the gift of salvation and the unmerited favor of God for us there is nothing more precious.  All the pleasures and beauty of the world cannot come close to the splendor of the opportunity to spend eternity with a God that loved us so much He died to make us one with Him.

There is nothing as Awesome

Even the rainbow’s colors across the clear blue sky.
Or an majestic eagle when it spreads its wings to fly,
Or a bird’s songs of pure, sweet praise,
Or an innocent child with arms upraised,
Or the Sun’s shine on a lake of glass,
Or a life fulfilled with more than you ask.
Even a baby’s smile as it cuddles their mother’s breast,
Even when life is full of peace and happiness,
There is nothing as great, awesome, or as grand,
As a mental image of the Creator reaching down to man.
The loveliest flower, the sweetest song;
Most enchanting scene does not in the same realm belong.
For the One that created all there is and is to come,
Loved man so much He gave His Son.
Even the wings of butterflies, or wisps of golden strands of hair;
Cannot illustrate the soft touch of the love God with man has shared.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Psalms 104:1
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou
art clothed with honour and majesty.

Psalms 145:5
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

Look Out, Look up, Listen and Look Within By Brenda Drake

I remember well the day of salvation and the way the colors of life became so much brighter. Now the beauty of God’s handiwork speaks louder of the love that always was whispering my name. Everywhere and in every situation there is a place to hear and see God’s affection and provisions for His redeemed.

Look Out, Look up, Listen and Look Within

Lakes, rivers, or streams invite to enjoy the view.
As you look out at the beauty shared with you.
Remember God that made and put it all on display.
Allow creation’s soothing peace to enhance your day.
As you take away its comfort and store it within,
Look up to the Living Water and give praise to Him.
The sky in its vastness calls to marvel at its space,
Allow it to draw you into its embrace.
Your God fills it with life:
Each breath you take is His delight.
Allow yourself to listen,
To creation’s whispered affection.
Hear the voice of God speak
In a songbird, a flower’s aroma, and in autumn’s leaves.
Gaze into the eyes of those that your lives touch.
Look deep and you may see the reflections of God’s love.
When you are filled with the wonder of His mercy and His grace;
Look deep inside and there you will also see God’s face.

Psalms 19:1-3
The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
 Day unto day uttereth speech,
and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
 There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.

Ephesians 3:14-19
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Waves of Comfort By Brenda Drake

        I love the sweet Holy Spirit’s touch upon my life.  I am always amazed at the sweet comfort He brings to my soul.  I have never left the presence of God without feeling restored and hopeful and encouraged.  What a wonderful God that loves us so much He sends us help in times of trouble, wisdom in times of confusion, and joy and peace even in a troubled world.

 Waves of Comfort

When your heart is hurting, come,
Enjoy the Holy presence of God’s Son.
The sweet loving touch of the Holy Comforter,
Will heal and fix all your inner hurts.
When the world walks heavily upon you and leaves you for dead,
Allow the Comforter to show you how to forgive.
When confused and you do not know the way to go,
Come and allow the Word to guide – so you in the Spirit flow.
I will fill your heart with gladness and your mind with truth and power
So you can face any situation in the world’s last hour.
Waves of comfort flow to you and through you to lift and to edify.
A wave of God’s goodness is your eternal supply.
Beauty for ashes; mourning is by joy replaced.
All is provided by God’s provision of grace.
Waves of God’s mercy flood the land,
Flooding hearts and minds of those who seek to understand.
Great abundant floods of love,
Come from the Lord above.
Whatever you need, or you desire that’s good and fine,
Will be provided in God’s time.
Come and allow the Sweet Spirit to touch,
You in your deepest need with His waves of love.

II Thessalonians  2:15-17
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.  Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Heavenly Activity By Brenda Drake

Our times are truly in an uproar.  It is not a time of rest and ease.  Although our world is in a widespread pandemic, with wars and rumors of war, with distrust and heartache, prejudices, and divisions on seemingly every side; there is still hope. If we can get a glimpse of the future God has planned for us, and will rest and rely on Him to answer our prayers, we will have a certain, steadfast confidence He is in full control.  God asks us to pray for His will to be done on the earth as it is in heaven.  Pray and watch for your peace and joy and faith to return.  One day it will be revealed the activity in the heavens when we prayed. I pray you get a glimpse of it now, for we need to pray now earnestly for God’s will to be done for our Country and its leaders. 

Heavenly Activity

Praise and prayer cause heavenly activity.
Angels rush to minister and to set free.
When you are weak and need rest,
An angel may be sent to assist.
When you are surrounded, and feel trapped,
The lifted prayer alerts them, to your enemy attack.
When you are sad and have lost hope in life,
God sends someone to encourage and to give new insight.
Many times when the enemy attacks;
It is an angel that fights them back.
Angels are present in the gatherings to observe,
The teacher and the Comforter, as they administer God’s Word.
They marvel at the proceedings and they work in accord,
As they do the work ordained by the Lord.
If eyes are opened; so great are the numbers seen,
That encircles God’s redeemed.
An angel’s purpose is to glorify God, and to serve mankind.
They are always, and will always, with God’s Word align;
They are never to be worshiped or to their wisdom seek.
Never, is it proper for men to pursue to with them speak.
They are always near – but rarely are they perceived;
But in your behalf; they work continuously.

Luke 15:10
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Hebrews 1:14
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Hebrews 13:2
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.