Monday, September 30, 2019

ANY ENEMIES


I don’t know if I have any enemies—
And I really don’t care if I do.
The true issue, Lord, is how will I treat them,
Assuming there’s any that hate me.

If I’m a true follower of Jesus Christ,
I’ll not resent, nor retaliate;
I’ll not rejoice when they get their comeuppance;
I’ll not be happy when they stumble.

I’ll not let evil resentment destroy me,
For evil has no future ahead.
I’ll do all I can to live peacefully;
Loving Christ, I can forgive them all.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

GOD'S LAVISH LOVE


God loves lavishly, soaking creation
With rain and with sunshine;
With joys and with sorrows.

The Spiritual life – a journey complete –
Entering into joy,
We’ll join our Lord in love.

Lord, in Your presence, is fullness of joy;
Your presence, forever,
Is Your free gift of love!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Although We Have Trials


Although we have trials,
Remember your hope
Your blessings are promised,
O Father, our Savior

Deliver us, Lord,
Whatever YOU wish
Will come to pass,
(In spite of, or with us.)

Your Gospel story
Will ever be told
(By us – or another.)
Help us to tell others.

When we’re in need,
Or when we have plenty,
Let not our great wealth
Keep us from You,

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Doomed, Raised, Chosen


I was doomed, because of my sins.
I refused to obey my God.
But You are rich in Your mercy,
It is by Your favor I’m saved.

As Jesus was raised from the dead
I know God will raise me as well.
I’ll live as a good example
Of what You can do through Your grace.

I was created for good works
Which were chosen before my birth.
Lord, help me accept my calling,
May I do as I’ve been gifted.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

For All


Thank You for Your words to us today,
Thank You, for points of insight I have gleaned
Thank you for Your cross, O Lord;
For gifts of trust, and of waiting,
And of the great gift of Your salvation.

For all, I lift up Your holy name,
For all, I praise You, O Lord, my God,
For you are deep within my heart!

Monday, June 17, 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.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Act - Reflect


We need the pattern and rhythm
Of action and of reflection.
We need to be in God’s presence—
It’s essential for life itself.

Never forget the wonderment—
We’re chosen for greater service
Than merely surviving entails.
We’ve been chosen to do God’s work!

Action for another’s welfare,
Is but “action” if it not be
For God’s holy glory alone.
Reflect on your motivation.

If you’ve done all for God’s glory,
If you feel God’s holy presence,
Actions taken for others are
Blessings given for you as well.