Come to the River By Brenda Drake

Although I am unable to swim I love to be near water.  There is a certain undefinable peace that brings comfort to the soul. There is no greater peace than the day we go to the River of Life, for then the Living water flows from within.

Come to the River

Come to the River; take a drink from its sweet flow.
It will renew and refresh your soul
Replace the cup of bitterness for the gift of grace,
Dip into its healing waters that heal in its embrace.
Allow the the air of perfection to surround you like a cloud.
Permit the joy of a saved soul to in praise cry aloud.
Allow the heartbeat of God to beat deep inside.
Come to the clear waters to reside.
Travel with the Most High offer your life to Him.
Return often to the healing waters again and again.
Keep eyes open for another that needs strength of soul.
Lead them to the One that makes new and whole.
God’s love is constant, so great is the supply.
It flows forever and is always nearby.
In Jesus is the River, as you live your life for Him;
You will never thirst in your soul for the River flows within.

Psalms 36:8-9
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light

John 7:37-38
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

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.

The Song By Brenda Drake

Lord I thank you for the joy that fills my heart in times of praise.   Help me to learn to dance unashamed and uninhibited before you like David danced.

The Song

The beautiful melody flows like a river within;
Peaceful, restful full of Him.
It sounds like silence to the ear,
But within its message sounds so clear.
The love is so special, only meant for me.
Jesus’ gift to a saved soul set free.
Salvation’s song is precious beyond compare;
Lovely truths that I can with others share.
Love’s songs are full of light and life;
That shines hope to cause inner delight.
Eternal comfort with promise of undying favor bestowed;
Much more precious than any treasure the hands can hold
Its tune causes sweet desperation within,
That hungers and thirsts only for Him.
Sweet Song of joy that bubbles and flows inside;
Set my feet to dancing with Jesus as in Him I abide.

Psalms 40:3
And he hath put a new song in my mouth,
even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

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.