Peaceful Pete By Brenda Drake

Some ugly and great emotions have been given a name.  This poem tells of Angry Andrew and Peaceful Pete. 
Hope its message is clear. We do not need to nurture or entertain anger when we follow after Jesus.

Peaceful Pete

Angry Andrew comes knocking at Peaceful Pete’s door
Peaceful Pete says I’m sorry I do not entertain you anymore
But Peaceful Pete must be careful for when he turns his back
Angry Andrew can easily slip through the cracks
He knows all about him, he has been burned by anger’s fire
But since he met Jesus and has His Spirit acquired
He has the ability in Jesus’ name
To conquer – the Living Water has put out the angry flames!

Psalms 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Romans 5:1
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 8:37
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

I Lift my Heart By Brenda Drake

Prayer enters into His presence. He has rest for or soul.

There is a place we can enter where only we fit.  It is a perfect place of rest; even when storms rage outside and within.  Trouble, fear, and worry must be left at the door. In our time of prayer trust and faith in God’s love and care for every part of our life is restored.  It is a sweet time of willing transparency in the presence of the lover of our soul.

I Lift my Heart

I lift my heart to the One that in darkness sees clear.
In my devotions He chases away my inner fears.
Deep in the vast places unseen within;
The rumbling, raging waters are known by Him.
He says to the turbulent sea “Be Still.”
And assures I walk in the Father’s will.
By faith I know our steps are not to Him a surprise.
For all things are evident and clear in His eyes.
Every heavy burden I toss at His feet to stay.
Every dark thought contrary to God’s Word is cast away.
I will continue to lift up my face in faith to Him,
He is able and on Him I depend.
I pray fervently to be His reflection
I break open my heart for His close inspection.
He fixes and mends and joy is revived.
When Jesus makes my heart comfortable for Him to abide!

John 14:1
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.