Thursday, March 19, 2020

FAITH


God’s promise depends on faith
And rests in Grace.
I need not understand this,
But must believe.
Details are less important
Than fact of transformation
My faith is strong
When I actively trust God.

God’s promise is given to us
As a free gift.
He’ll be with you in troubles.
“Faith” is the key!
God promises us He’ll answer
Whenever we call on Him.
Our faith is shown
When we actively trust God.

Monday, March 9, 2020

And Share My Faith


Help me to show how much I love,
Help me show my heart,
That you may see what I believe,
And share my faith through action.

May my “good deeds” then prove my love,
Bearing fruit for God.
May what I do reveal my heart,
And share my faith through action.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

In and For


“Praise your God in all circumstances.”
I can do that.
But give Him praises for everything?
Now that is hard!

Oh, I can easily give You praise
In everything,
But, Lord, to praise You for it all
Is much harder!

In everything, I’ll give You my praise,
And, Lord, I’ll try
To praise You for my diabetes,
And for all else.

Friday, January 10, 2020

For This Delights Him


Our “feelings,” or our perception
Have naught to do with God’s Presence.
He’s ready to guide us to Truth,
For this delights Him.

When you think He’s too far to hear,
Just whisper His name, He’ll be there.
Open yourself to His Presence,
 For this delights Him.

Monday, December 30, 2019

In the Interim


Lord, I know, from past experiences,
All will be well indeed.
It is only in the interim
That we ask our questions.

In this dreary, weary land, O Lord,
Where I am now searching,
This, my “interim time,” is so hard;
Your love seems far away.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

In the darkness of my nighttime fears,
When sin looms over me,
Still, I realize all will be well
When Your light dawns again!


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Foundation of Grace


Thefoundation of grace 
In a believer’s heart,
Can become undermined
By guilt-evoking words.
Don’t build a tunnel, build bridges.

The foundation of grace,
A God-given blessing,
Is to be encouraged
By love-inspired words.
Build bridges by helping others.

Monday, December 16, 2019

A Season


Often, it seems, that evil reigns.
We’ll go through a season of brokenness,
Do not despair, for the Lord surely reigns.
Open your heart, for He‘ll yet send
A season for restoration.

In deserts, chasing mirages,
And encountering delusions;
When your heart is closed, you can’t see the truth.
So, you’ll remain in your desert
  Until you’ll seek after the Lord

When you seek more than a season,
If you’ll open your heart and invite Him,
He will dwell within, and will guide your path.
For God is kind, and He’s loving;
His mercy endures forever.