Gone Fishing By Brenda Drake

One day I heard the Lord ask me if I wanted to go fishing.  God knew I am not an outdoorsy girl so I knew He meant fishing for souls.  The person that was heavy on my heart He showed me was the big fish I would one day catch.  This was a great comfort for my soul.  He still is out there but I believe he one day will be caught. Now I pray with confidence for him to be saved.

Gone Fishing

Many have gone fishing though they do not call it this.
They are casting out in the world’s sea for certain kind of fish.
Some seek to land a good job, or perhaps success is their game.
Some search for wealth and some for fame.
There is certain individuals that fish for complements as self is displayed.
Some are fishing for trouble each and every day.
Some seek excitement and toy with dangerous friends.
They cast their line and will be sorry the mess they find they are in.
There are fishers of lust and perversion, lies and deceit.
Where are the fishers that will fish the lost in life’s streams?
There is a need of workers to follow after Christ.
That will be fishers of men.  Who will dedicate their life?
Come follow the example Jesus gave to thee,
Die to self-ambitions and follow after me.
I will give you all things profitable to the soul.
You will be well fed, clean, sound, and whole.
Purpose in yourself to be as a sign for the world to behold;
A sign that says, Gone Fishing, in letters bright and bold.
A life that shouts, I am a fisherman in God’s employ,
My task is a pleasure and brings great joy.
It is time to go fishing; invite a friend to join you in your toil,
You will have a good catch that never spoils.

Matthew 14:19
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Lover and Keeper of our Soul By Brenda Drake

Jesus is the lover and keeper of our Soul.

Lover and Keeper of Our Soul

            I never felt completely safe as a child; my days were dark, and my future bleak.  I did not know how to handle the hard circumstances of my life.  Anger, hurt, and bitterness, and low self-esteem filled my heart and ruined the flavor of my life.  Jesus changed everything.   He is now my Lord, Savior, and the Keeper of my soul. There is light and hope shining on my path ahead and He also dwells deep within.

Father, protect us from life’s storms I pray.
Our heart and our future keep safe today.
In the winds and rains of life,
There are many who do not want to do right.
Keep us safe and give us wisdom as we walk the land;
We reach out Lord for Your helping hand.
When it is dark, You are the light within,
When it is unsafe to walk; we trust You carry us then.
When words like stones are thrown our way,
Instead we will listen to the Word, and its precepts obey.
When circumstances laugh, help us in faith to laugh too.
Knowing You are able to the best thing do.
You walked on the water, and through walls as a door.
Nothing is impossible for the Lord.
You conquer sin, and death bows-low in defeat.
We have full confidence our heart You keep.
Keeper of our soul, soul-lover till the end;
You are Lord, bridegroom, Savior and our best friend.

Psalms 121:5-6-8
The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
 The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even for evermore.