I Choose By Brenda Drake

         We have ample opportunities to get down-in-the-dumps, allowing worldly circumstances to take away the joys of our salvation. We all have a choice to fear evil is in charge or to be confident our Lord is in full control.  I choose to have faith in God’s goodness and want to think on the good things in life.

I Choose

I choose to see the sunshine above the clouds of life.
I choose to see the workings of the Spirit as I follow Christ.
In the midst of evil I seek to see;
The soul that the Good News needs
The tactics of the enemy are not hid from my sight,
But my choice is to rely on the plans of the God of right.
The world proves daily why I hate its taste more and more.
And it gives me a greater hunger for the Word of the Lord.
In the blackness of sin and shame and its dark foreboding ways,
I choose to trust and rely on God and continue to sing His praise.
Yes I am a dreamer and choose to look through eyes of faith.
I am my God’s beloved and for His return I wait.
But until then I will diligently follow after the Light,
For even in the dark world His love shines bright.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Think of the Miracle that took Place By Brenda Drake

I have had some amazing things happen in my life.  Some, I believe are miracle material.  It excites me to know that I serve a miracle working God.  The most wonderful phenomenon I have experienced is salvation, and the growth of the Lord inside of me.  He truly is my increase.

Think on the Miracle That Took Place

If you saw five loaves of bread and two fish multiplied to twelve baskets fill,
It would astound you and with wonder you would be filled.
It indeed would be a great miracle that took place in your sight,
But think about the true multiplication done by the Christ.
Thousands of hungry stomachs were also filled that day,
And there were still twelve baskets full left to give away.
As you think about the miracle that took place,
It pales in comparison when compared with God’s grace.
From the life of one, there are numbers too large to count that are saved.
From the life of one lifted on a cross… all sin debt was paid.
Because of one life offered to save man,
God’s truth can be heard as the Father planned.
Think about the miracle of the cross of shame;
The Bread broken for you took away all your blame.
The believing heart by faith stands,
Redeemed… a brand-new man.
Oh, what a wonderful sight to see;
The angels marvel at the change in thee.
From dark to light… from death to life,
What a wonderful work done in and through you by the work of Christ.
The life saved is then multiplied anew.
As you live for Him… the Bread of Life lives in you.
What a mighty miracle is done again,
You become the bread of life that God to another sends.

John 6:13-14
Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.  Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

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.