Watching for the New Day By Brenda Drake

Watching for the New Day
By Brenda Drake

Oh how fast the years seem to pass.  We are now looking forward to a brand New Year; with hopes of new beginning we make our New Year resolutions.   But to many the change began with the day of Salvation, when God made the change within us.  We are new; we are born again into new life in Christ Jesus.

Watching for the New Day
By Brenda Drake

The New Year starts for many on New Year’s Day,
They have purposed to truly change their ways.
But for some change has already taken place;
They are a new man, born again, saved by grace.
The New Year ahead is a gift holding some treasures;
Pleasant, satisfying, that will bring much pleasure.
It may hold some trials, and certain rain; some,
Where the child of God is reminded their journey is not yet done.
The love and sure hold of the One they serve,
Ministers and comforts them undisturbed.
Each day added with God’s work on earth done.
They are watching as the bride for the return of God’s Son;
Waiting for a new day in a new world under Christ’s reign.
Where at last only love and Love’s influence will forever remain.

Revelations 19:11-16
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Revelations 20:1
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

Happy New Year By Brenda Drake

Happy New Year

We are glad to say goodbye to our year past.
There are many memories as we look back.
Like some new sayings I do not like to hear.
I hope the phrase “new normal” disappears.
Did you forget your mask?  Did you sanitize?
Don’t touch your face, nose or your eyes.
Perhaps these things will linger in the year ahead,
But I will look ahead with hope, faith, and trust instead.
Even through our tribulations we are better perhaps.
As we cut away unneeded things and bring good things back.
I have cooked more and have eaten more too.
I cleaned out hidden places and unneeded things removed.
 Our atmosphere is cleaner they say.
I know I have taken more time to pray.
I have prayed more for my Country, my family and friends,
I have repented many times for my and our Country’s sins.
As we make our New Year’s resolutions,
To be a better person we should rest and watch for God’s solutions.
I truly wish for you all to prosper: to have a happy New Year.
Spiritually, physically, mentally blessed; rejoicing as this year disappears.

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;