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;
Are 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.

Confession is Good, Repentance Better By Brenda Drake

I always thought confession and repentance was the same thing.  Little did I know I was confessing my sins way before I ever really repented.  When I repented I changed my ways. This is true and wise with each individual , and for us collectively as a Nation.

Confession is Good, Repentance Better

Confession is good but it only a job half done.
It perhaps admits you have wronged someone.
Even with tears and feeling truly sorry for your wrongs,
You may continue walking the path you are on.
Take the next step repent and walk the other way.
Then you are choosing to God’s Word obey.
Many confess weakness and easily admit,
They have a temper and at times throw a fit.
They wear flaws like a trademark that self identifies;
But it is sinful before the Father’s eyes.
Some admit they are bitter with an added excuse;
For their continued sour attitudes.
Some say, I was born with this way; it is not my fault,
ts confession will not change things at all.
If you say you are a born worrier, remember you are now born anew.
Turn-about, and allow God’s way to rule.
Confession with repentance will change the course of your life.
Know you are given strength when you choose to follow after Christ.
I will lead and guide you to the place of victory.
Confess your sins and the in repentance you follow after me.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Act 3:19
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord

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.

By Faith I Pray By Brenda Drake

What we think prayer is; is different than what God considers our prayer. 

There are times when I am so frustrated, angry, and confused that when I bow my head I do not even have words to pray.  In these trying times I have experience all of the emotions I have listed almost at the same time.  All I truly know is that our God cares.  He is trustworthy, and He sees and understands what we are feeling and hears even the silent words that are weeping and are screaming in our hearts.

By Faith I Pray

By faith I pray.
I know You hear what I say.
By faith I in Your strength stand,
As You chase the enemy from my land.
I proclaim by faith victory,
As I fulfill my destiny.
Way down deep inside,
I know God’s Word abides.
As I walk the paths of life
I know I’m led by Jesus Christ.
His stripes I am healed…by faith I see,
That He has already done His work for me.
His Word is sure …His promises true,
In assurance ahead I will move.
Under the blood I am pure and white;
By faith I see I am His delight.
Under His watchful, jealous eye,
My faith is restored and daily supplied.
He that loved me loves me still.
By faith I will His purpose fulfill
I rejoice to seek His face each day.
And I wholeheartedly His instructions obey;
But if I fail, falter, or fall,
I will in faith shout out a repenting call.
I know He forgives me and again
Draws me to again to have faith in Him.

Psalms 112:7
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

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;

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.

Walk on Ahead By Brenda Drake

             Our Lord will most certainly make a way for us.  Do not give up and in discouragement turn back, continue to walk on ahead doing what we know we can do. Trust and pray for God’s will to be done.

Walk on Ahead

Walk in God’s footsteps
With heart in tune and eyes focused ahead.
The way is cleared one step at a time,
As faith with God’s Word aligns.
Confirmation assures your way is right,
By the sweet-nudging, still voice inside.
There are occasions you may find
Life’s travel-bumps seem a waste of time.
When your heart and mind’s burden begins to overtake,
And your progress seems to have taken a break.
Keep going; keep praising, and trusting the One you adore.
Follow in His steps and walk through the opened doors.
If and when a door is seemingly shut up tight.
Do not worry about it; place it in the hands of Christ.
He makes what seems impossible, sure, and true.
He opens and closes the way in front of you.
Walk on doing all you know is your part,
And allow God to be the ruler of your heart.
He will lead and guide those who desire to be led
So set your face child and continue to walk on ahead.

Isaiah 30:21
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

Take a Break By Brenda Drake

When stress level is high, we need to bow low.  When we are beaten down we need to lift up our face to Jesus, the One that listens and answers prayer and promises in the Holy Word to give us strength as He relieves us of our heavy burdens.

Take a Break

Take a break from worry and its stressful ways.
Instead get to work at the sacrifice of praise.
In your holy toil you will find,
A lovely place of rest with peace of mind.
When you lay down your troubling thoughts and concerns,
And think again of the Lords watch-care and His soon return.
Your heart is able to compose a love song new;
Warm and gentle flowing through.
The world is pushing hard upon the unsuspecting soul,
With more and more drama, and fear of the unknown.
Rest in the knowledge God hears and answers prayer.
Rest in the knowledge of all He is aware.
Rest in the sure knowledge His love never ends.
And that there is nothing you need to do to more please Him.
Take a break, and bask in the Son;
His strength will give new power to you when you are done.
Come and rejoice because you are mine.
Let us meet together yet again in your resting time.

Matthew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Pick Up, Lift Up and Lay Them Down By Brenda Drake

In our disturbed world there is ample opportunity to become overcome with worry, fear, and hopelessness. There is hope for the troubled soul.  Every heartache, heavy burden, circumstance, and disquieting thought we can lift up in prayer, and lay them at Jesus feet.  He is able to handle it much better than we can.   

Pick Up, Lift Up and Lay them Down

Pick it up and then lay it down,
Bring every situation in your life to higher ground.
Every heartache, heavy burden and disquieting thought that makes a stand,
And every circumstance that invades your land,
Pick them up and lift them up to the One that hears and answers prayer;
Then lay them down at His feet and leave them there.
When the pain of them again come to mind;
Repeat the instructions yet another time.
When you do this with faith within,
The sun will shine bright inside of you again.
Pick up, lift up, and lay them down,
Turn away from them and walk on higher ground.
Your inner strength and inner convictions are infused with trust and faith,
That the One you love and serve does not hesitate.
Jesus is able to carry all your woes with ease each day.
Great is the victory when you live this way.
Placing in your mind things good and true,
Enjoying the blessings all around you.

Philippians 4:6-7
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Mathew 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Broken Heart Come Back By Brenda Drake

God is for us, not against us.  I believe this as a follower of Jesus and for a Country that places God first.  When we as a Country have placed our own ideas and convictions above the Word of God, it is as disobedient as the strong-willed disobedient child. When correction is administered by the loving parent the broken heart is encouraged to return to the loving arms of the forgiving moms or fathers loving embrace.  It is also even more so by the most loving God that died to pay for and to ensure forgiveness for our sins.

Broken Heart Come Back

Your heart is breaking; it is very heavy in your chest.
You walked the way you should not; you followed the leading of the flesh.
The road though very colorful is not the way that is right to go.
It seems to promise good things but as you know,
The way of disobedience is not by Him blessed.
There is only one way out of your troubles, repent and your sins confess.
Admit you are a sinner and that you have been led astray,
Set you mind on Jesus and prepare to His Word obey.
Oh the sweetness of grace – taste it once again;
Take it, and make it the place to again begin.
Crucify the flesh… from the devil flee.
Put your trust in Jesus and His strength will set you free.
Only after true repentance are you allowed under God’s safe cover:
Completely forgiven and restored and with your God a lover.

I John 1:8-10
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

2 Chronicles 7:14
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.