Abide in Me By Brenda Drake

            When we focus on the world’s circumstances, life at times feels dark and hopeless.   Our attitude and outlooks are our choice. It is also our choice whether or not to believe the Word of God’s promise. Salvation is a bright light that pierces the darkness of our soul. When we abide in Jesus He floods hearts with love, promise, and hope; that causes life-altering shifts of joy and deep assuring peace deep within. 

Abide in Me

When your day ends and night begins,
Although the sun is not seen it still shines my friend.
When you open a door the light shines through,
Its sheen enters unless the door is closed by you.
But the light is still there. It does not change a bit;
But the shut up room loses its benefits.
A tender green branch promises fruit ahead,
A severed limb without life’s source is dead.
A branch may stay green awhile, but without strength;
When not connected to the vine, its fruit dry up and shrink.
Withered dry branches becomes a waste,
To be thrown in the burn pile- disgraced.
The Son that shines upon you never stops His shine.
When I have called you; you are mine.
When connected to the true vine, good fruit expect,
Even in the world’s harsh elements.
There is nothing able to steal this one from me,
For I watch over my chosen jealously.
But all do have free choice; I do not force to love me.
 I desire to be wanted and to be the source of every need.
So great is the desire for their Lord.
A seeking bride that waits to be with the one she adores,
My arms are open; I am calling out to thee.
Open your heart’s door for the Light to enter as you abide in me.

John 15:5
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

To Walk and Talk with God By Brenda Drake

        Since the day of Salvation I am discovering how to express my love, concerns and needs with the Lord.  Each day I learning more and more how to listen to the voice of God who also desires to communicate His love and plans for me.

To Walk and Talk With God

To walk and talk with God to most seems an impossiblity
For how can this happen if God you cannot see?
How can we listen to someone that does not make a sound?
And then show another the truth that we have found?
It is not impossible though it is only possible by faith.
Its reality becomes so sure, its confession you will not hesitate.
To walk with God is to always be aware that He is near.
And to talk with God is to know every word He hears.
To listen is to be still and allow flesh to die,
So you can hear the God that within you abides.
Trust and faith causes worry to the enemies around,
For they know you’re walking on solid ground.
Your guide ( the Holy Spirit)  instructs and teaches God’s Word;
And your heart grasps the truth and practices what you’ve heard.
Mankind becomes what God has always planned for him to be;
Not a separate being but a part of Him through eternity.
One heart, and one mind, one through and through;
One day, it will be more odd and strange to not with God move.
Draw close and listen and you will move in one accord
You will be one of the ones that walks and talks with the Lord!

John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

John 14:16-17
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.