Heart Talks By Brenda Drake

      I experience some of the greatest relief when I just blurt out without thought of preparation my feelings to God.  They do not always sound especially holy or eloquent; for at times I am confused, sick, or frustrated.  Then there are the other heart-talks that are almost like a song too beautiful for words.  God is pleased at sound of our voice, but He loves the sounds of our hearts.

Heart Talk

Expressions of deep that overflows;
Precious nuggets revealed of the soul.
Sweet sounds of yearning, burning desire,
Brought to and from God’s loving fires.
Digging deep into hidden places to find,
The selected sacrifice at appointed times.
Heart talk speaks in different dialects,
To the intended listener selected as best.
Love is the language that all understands;
It is felt more than heard in all the lands.
Expressions, impressions, and confessions all the same;
Preciously conveyed messages the heart proclaims.
Come rest at the feet of the One you adore;
Heart-to-heart, in touch with the living, loving, Lord.
At worship in work, in play, and at rest;
Whole, happy and free; as His you are truly blessed.
In trouble, in trial, in sickness, and in pain,
Heart talks with the Master breaks the chains.
Jesus is the Word of God and He speaks clear.
Come closer with hearts in tune the world can love’s language hear.

John 4:24
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Roman 12:24
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Ephesians 1:16-18
I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Come Soar with Me By Brenda Drake

We get so busy in our everyday life almost before we realize it we are piled high with the many things that cause heaviness within.   Jesus is always available to lift our load as we lift up our prayer requests. This poem invites us to share every concern with Him. He promises to not only listen to us but to answer with His assurance, comfort, and joy. 

Come Soar with Me

Soar with me over obstacles in the way.
You are lifted over them when you pray.
The dream that illusively seems out of reach,
The answer to the question you refuse to speak.
The doubt and even the fears,
That clouds thoughts with unshed tears.
Come let us examine these things;
Bring them one by one to Christ the King.
Your vision inspired by God above;
Will be delivered, on His wings of love.
The accusations that taunt sure failure within,
Bring them too, they are answered by Him.
With God on your side and with His rule within,
Is there a chance of failure my friend?
With joy, peace and salvations sure hold,
How is it possible you do not walk on streets of gold?
How could the bride of heaven with garments pure in Christ,
Not be comforted by the joy of God’s presence in their life.
Soar with the lover of your heart and soul;
Rest confident in His sure hold.

Psalms 27:5
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion:
in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me;
he shall set me up upon a rock.

How is it? How Can it Be? By Brenda Drake

Amidst our Christmas celebrations there is certain sadness; all is not alright in our world. In fact, it seems things are just upside down.  I have so many questions.  How is it?  How can this be? Why? What can we do? Who can help us?  When?  Even in my asking I truly know the answer. Our help comes from the Lord.  

How is it?  How Can It Be?

How can it be that there are homeless in our streets?
And so many hopeless and helpless; fill with defeat?
How is it possible to say this is alright?
When our own people are neglected and abused in plain sight?
How can it be we would turn our own Nation aside,
To give other Nations a free ride?
Is now our whole perspective changed and upside down?
Are the weak and the poor cast aside the new way found?
Why is it what God says is wrong is now said is right?
Why is darkness and evil practices done now in plain sight?
Who is it that can answer my questions this day?
How is it things have so changed?  I pray,
Wake us up, open our eyes to see and know,
What needs to be done to things change. Lord Jesus, take control.
Soften our hearts and unstop our ears to the truth hear.
Help us Lord, to make evil ways disappear.

2 Chronicles 3:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Zephaniah 3:17-18
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty;
he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee,
to whom the reproach of it was a burden.