SERVING THE LORD POEMS

--TO GOD BE THE GLORY--


HERE AM I, LORD, THINE OWN TO BRUISE

Here am I, Lord, thine own to bruise
And bind up, only for thy use.
Chastise now my rebelling soul;
Whilst Thou woundest me, make me whole.

My feeble hands quicken and train;
Fix up these knees that eas'ly sprain.
Sheer me off the unrighteous path
Where endeth wrath for the fool's bath.

I grasp 'tis him whom Thou lovest
When erreth he, Thou reprovest.
For good Thou wilt my style correct,
So I be found in Thee perfect.

Oh, how they fall that doth despise
Thy right statutes, Thy warning eyes;
They that Thy counsels loathe to hear
The wand'ring cat seekest to tear.

Here am I, Lord, born for Thy will;
Melt and morph me aright until
My parts adopt Thy chosen frame:
Faultless gold bar, carved in Thy flame.

~ Kingsley U. Ayistar ©2013 ~
Nigeria


FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT

May the Fruits of the Spirit uphold you
Throughout your entire life
Love your neighbors as yourself
Then you have Joy in your heart through life.

Make Peace with the ones who hate you
Be Patient in your troubles and trials
Apply Gentleness when you care for others
Show Kindness to those that needs a smile.

Have Faith in the Lord our Savior
Show your Meekness whenever something goes wrong
Have Temperance through your entire life
Then God will gather you into His throng.

Do you have the Fruits of the Spirit?
Love, Joy, Patient, Gentleness,
Kindness, Faith, Meekness and Temperance;
in your heart and soul
They are something we all should have and hold.

~ Rosalene Wurtz ~


I have just come across your website and am thrilled to have had the opportunity to read poems from many people, people whose hearts are filled and thrilled by a love and passion for their Lord. I am a ‚€œretiree‚€� and do enjoy writing poetry. Here is one that is based on the first two verses of Psalm 1 and asks the question--- ‚€œWHERE AM I FOUND?‚€�  JOHN GRAY

WHERE AM I FOUND?

WALK NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF UNGODLY MEN,
DO NOT TAKE THEIR ILL ADVICE OR COMPANY TRY TO GAIN.
THEY HAVE BUT ONE EVIL TASK, YOUR HEART AND SOUL DESTROY,
WALK NOT IN THEIR COUNSEL, NOR DO THEIR WAYS EMPLOY.

STAND NOT IN THE PATH OF THOSE WHO COUNTENANCE SIN,
USING SUBTLE LANGUAGE THEY TRY YOUR HEART TO WIN.
NEVER DO BEFRIEND THEM OR FOLLOW IN THEIR WAY,
STAND NOT IN THEIR COUNSEL, YOUR SOUL THEY‚€™LL LEAD ASTRAY

SIT NOT WITH THE SCORNER NOR DISDAINFUL BE,
KEEP YOURSELF AWAY FROM SUCH HURTFUL COMPANY.
THEY ARE SO DECEITFUL THEIR ACTIONS FILLED WITH RAGE,
SIT NOT IN THEIR COUNSEL NOR IN THEIR WAYS ENGAGE.

WALK NOT, STAND NOT, SIT NOT, THE WORD OF GOD IS CLEAR,
HE DECLARES A BETTER WAY, TO TRUST AND NEVER FEAR.
DELIGHT YOURSELF IN GOD‚€™S LAW, MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT,
BE FRUITFUL IN YOUR SEASON AND IN YOUR GOD DELIGHT.

~ JOHN GRAY ~
N. IRELAND


The following poem is based on 1 Corinthians 1 verses 18 to 21
and asks the Question ‚€œWhat kind of Fool am I?‚€�

WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?

Shall I be a Fool for Christ,
Or Christless Fool be I.
Whatever kind of fool I be
Will mark me when I die.

Shall I be a Christless Fool
Deny the Christ and Cross.
No God for me, Why should I fear
My soul shall know no loss!

Shall I be a Fool for Christ
And preach Him, Crucified.
Pointing to the Blood stained cross
On which my Saviour died.

O Christless Fool, your life will end
Your soul will pay the cost.
Because the Saviour you denied
In Hell, you will be lost.

Yes, I‚€™ll be a Fool for Christ,
And preach the Gospel free.
In all I seek to do and say,
A Fool for Christ I‚€™ll be.

John Gray
N. Ireland


The following poem was written by Peter Burt. Peter has written a book of poems titled: ‚€œGospel Crumbs‚€� and the following poem is one of them. He also has a website at www.gospelcrumbs.com called "Gospel Crumbs." Gospel Crumbs is a collection of poems that come from the heart, asking questions that are thought but never vocalised, offering guidance for the broken-hearted, the sick, the disabled, the depraved and the disillusioned.

HAVE YOU THE GUTS?

Are you willing to join an army
That is fighting for a cause? ‚€“
A cause that is far nobler
Than any of this world‚€™s wars ‚€“
Do you have the guts it takes to make
A mark in your sad nation?
To stand alone as a ray of hope
To a hopeless generation?

Are you ready to be laughed at,
To be jeered and ridiculed?
To stand for what is right, for truth,
For people who‚€™ve been fooled?
Look around and see the suffering -
The sadness in people‚€™s eyes!
Do you want to go down with them?
Or heed the call that‚€™s on your life?

I appeal to the conscience within you
That knows what I say is right,
Everyone knows what is right and what‚€™s wrong
But few are prepared to fight;
You see the heartbreak around you ‚€“
The addictions from which people die ‚€“
The misery caused by broken relations ‚€“
Come on! Don‚€™t turn a blind eye!

You say, ‚€œWho am I? ‚€“ And what can I do?
I‚€™ve made my mistakes like them!‚€�
O yes! I‚€™d agree ‚€“ we‚€™ve all missed the mark
But this is where we may begin:
God sent His own Son, Christ Jesus,
To save us from our sin,
Repent! And believe in the Son of God,
Then lay down your life for Him!

Yes! Lay down your life! ‚€“ That‚€™s what it means ‚€“
No ‚€œifs‚€� or ‚€œbuts‚€� or ‚€œwhy?‚€�
‚€œYou cannot be My disciple,‚€� said Christ,
‚€œUnless you lay down your life!‚€�
To follow means total commitment,
Repentance demands you give all,
Turn your back on your sin ‚€“ ‚€˜tis here you begin
To know you have heard God‚€™s call.

He will heal the heart that is broken
And cleanse you from each filthy sin,
From every perversion deliver you,
From addictions imprisoned within,
Then a joy will burst from within you,
As a prisoner set free you‚€™ll proclaim
The source of your new-found freedom ‚€“
‚€œChrist Jesus!‚€� ‚€“ Believe on His Name!

You‚€™ll join the ranks of believers
That have forged a path through the years,
Some burned at the stake, some tortured
In agony, bloodshed and tears,
But all followed after their Master
To proclaim His Gospel with power,
The Gospel‚€™s the power of salvation,
Arise! For this is your hour!

O yes! You‚€™ll be seen as an ‚€œoddball,‚€�
Persecution‚€™s the name of the game!
But you‚€™ll know that deep down within you,
You‚€™ll ne‚€™er be the same again;
What‚€™s happened in you‚€™s undisputed,
You‚€™re completely free from your past
And your call is to now take this message
To release other captives at last!

To rescue some soul from the depths of hell,
What greater mission could there be!
So many live such a miserable life
With no hope of ever being free,
They smile at the world then close their front door
To lay down and weep in their pillow,
They don‚€™t bare their soul to their closest friend,
Alone in despair they wallow.

They look bold and brave when they‚€™re out with their friends
But inside their heart they are aching,
They seek to make a mark in this world,
To impress, cause a laugh, but they‚€™re searching,
And that which they seek they will never find,
They‚€™ll finish their days in despair,
Fame, a career, a lover, wealth,
What they really seek can‚€™t be found there.

Just look at celebrities! ‚€“ Those who‚€™ve found fame,
They have money and lovers galore,
But have they found happiness in what they have?
They‚€™re always seeking for more;
They‚€™re worshipped like heroes, followed by crowds,
But their lives are hollow and sad,
They‚€™re chasing a dream that gets lost in the mist
And millions just follow like mad.

Today you are facing the rest of your life,
Stand and be counted today!
Do you just want to live as you‚€™ve lived in the past?
And tomorrow find it‚€™s all passed away?
Or do you want a new purpose in life?
Then ask God‚€™s forgiveness today,
Invite Jesus Christ to take up your life
Whatever that means ‚€“ Come what may!

~ Peter Burt ~


THEN AND NOW

Romans 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
v18. There is no fear of God before their eyes. (KJV)

THEN:
He led them to their promised land
where Father and children could joyfully live.
But how many times must a Father reprimand?
How many times must He forgive?

They were a stiff-necked, wayward people
stumbling around in their selfish haze,
a foolish idol-worshipping people
never learning from the error of their ways.

They were preoccupied with their own desires.
Their concern was the pursuit of selfish pleasure,
never thinking how they would spend eternity,
no thought given to winning heavenly treasure.

NOW:
It was true of the people who came before,
and is still true for some of us today.
Rather than lift grateful eyes toward Heaven,
some are choosing to look the other way.

The people of this world should be praising God
who gave us this land of milk and honey.
But we cannot have Him in our schools,
and there‚€™s talk of removing Him from our money.

We often refuse to follow the Savior‚€™s example,
though He taught us how we should live.
But how many times must a Father reprimand?
How many times must He forgive?

We are preoccupied with here and now pleasure.
We seek to indulge every personal whim.
But what will happen if He turns His back on us,
just as many have turned our backs on Him?

There are those who see signs of the times.
There are those in many congregations
who still pray for favor in His sight,
still pray He will preserve our nations.

We must not fall victim to damnation‚€™s fate.
All people must wake up, before it‚€™s too late.

~ Lanette Kissel ~


THERE IS NEVER A DAY THAT WE SHOULD NOT PRAY

Give us this day our daily bread
And bless those O Lord whom have not yet been fed
I thank God for my food and I can honestly say
There is never a day that we should not pray

If not for ourselves there are plenty in need
Of hope and compassion it‚€™s their hearts we must feed
The light of God can show us the way
There is never a day that we should not pray

He gave us his son who taught us to share
To love and forgive, he taught us to care
For he died on the cross and for our sins he did pay
There is never a day that we should not pray

~ Michael Gannon ~


MY PRAYER FOR YOU

I pray that you will do what's right,
That with God's strength the Devil you'll fight.
That you will be God's special servant,
That your face may be set like a flint--
To always do what pleases God,
To walk the path your parents have trod.

I pray that God will always come first,
So that your life will truly be blessed.
That God will have complete control,
That to hear "Well done" will be your goal.
To hear Him say, "My child, well done!
You've kept the faith, the race you've won."

I pray you'll follow wherever He leads,
Either in your own country or overseas.
That you'll give the Gospel to them that are lost,
That you'll tell it to them no matter the cost.
That they'll see from your life that God is real,
And they'll see that God in them, too, can dwell.

So as you live your life each day,
Put God first in every way.
Hey, it isn't dull and boring,
Serving God is quite exciting!
So put God first in all you do,
This is my prayer for you.

Emily van Rijn
New Zealand


CHRISTIAN, DO YOU LOVE ME?

Christian, do you love me,
Enough to give of your time and money
Enough to give your energy
To work for me continually?

Christian, do you love me,
More than what this world offers thee
More than money, friends or family
To live a life surrendered to me?

Christian, do you love me?
Then take up your cross and follow me
So that in you others will see
The love of God as was shown to thee.

Christian, do you love me
Enough to tell of Calvary
that while you live, where ere you be
You will be a missionary.

Christian do you love me,
Enough to go across the sea
Leave your friends and family
And make a difference for eternity.

Emily van Rijn
New Zealand


HOW IS YOUR HEART?

Life offers right and wrong things to do
Be very careful on the journey you trod
Pause for just a moment and think‚€¶
Is your heart right with God?

It is easy to want our own way
Be lifted from darkness into light
God is watching the path you take
Just be sure your heart is right.

Your heart must be right with God
Keep it tender and always be kind
Let Him guide your life every day
Love is the key to Heaven that will bind.

Things may look right in what you do
But how is it‚€¶in God‚€™s eyes?
Be careful to not be deceived
Wrong looks right, but it‚€™s a disguise.

God sees‚€¶He hears‚€¶He knows
Everything we say and what we do
He will clean our slate every day
If we ask Him in prayer‚€¶will you?

Leona I. Miller

For the complete collection of Leona's poems
visit www.hopecrc.ca/LeonaMillerPg1.htm


Here are two great serving the Lord poems written by Daniel Younger

KNOWING WHERE TO LOOK

I was blessed of God
as I served today.
He let me look
at my heart,
and what he had to say.

For I found written there,
by the hand of God.
These words so true,
for me and you,
if we just abide.

There is not a needy soul,
that you can't supply their need.
For God will put it in your hand,
if your heart is right indeed.

True value of life is not found
in what you keep for self.
True value is found in giving away
until there is nothing left.

By putting on the yoke of Christ
you will find this to be true.
For each command he's given us
is only for the good of you.

~ Daniel Younger ~


GIVING THANKS TODAY

In this day and age
if we made a list
what we are thankful for
of what would it consist ?

God has not changed.
He is the same now as then.
Jesus paid the price
so heaven we may enter in.

First I would thank God
for his love that sent his Son.
Giving man a blessed route
where all obedient are one.

Then I would thank our Father
for establishment of family.
The example Jesus set on
how men are to be manly.

Thank Him for our mothers,
who are a shadow of his church,
who care and tend to children,
teaching and training from birth.

Thank Him for our children.
When a man can feel his worth,
as he stands in amazement,
while witnessing their birth.

The angels in heaven rejoice,
when a sinner is born again.
A babe in Christ is added,
now God can call you friend.

Thank you Heavenly Father
for teaching us how to love.
How to place in order
things below and above.

Do not love family
more than you love me.
For surely if you do
your foot is off the rock of Christ
accepting things not true.

Give thanks for each sunrise,
and every breath we take.
Thank him for birds that sing,
and every step we make.

Thank him for each heartbeat,
being able to see and hear,
a heart that receives Him,
for perfect love that casts out fear.

Freely we have received
freely we must give
for if we ever fail to
then we no longer live.

 ~ Daniel Younger ~


GOD IS EVERYWHERE

God is in
the flowers,
God is in
the trees.

God is in
the sky,
God is in
the breeze.

God is
everywhere
you go,
everywhere
you roam.

But most of all
God is in
your heart.
Make yours
his home.

~ Shirley Smothers ~


DISCIPLES OF HIS LOVE

For however long our lifeline
Each moments moving on
To unknown peaks and valleys
From those past that now have gone

Time ahead is precious
Each new day the sun will rise
With hope and opportunity
Before our hearts and eyes

To create a better world
Brighter with our love
Mindful of God‚€™s gift of life
And His presence from above

For however long our lifeline
May He show us all the way
To be disciples of His love
For those we meet each day

~ Richard A. Diem ~


THE POTTER

Jesus, you're the Potter, we're the Clay
Mold us, so we don't sway every which way
Then we will stand, sturdy and strong
When the wind blows we wouldn't roll along.

Plant nine seeds in those sturdy pots
Care for them with Love a lot
Then, they will spring up with amazing haste
Turning them into a beautiful vase!

Water them from your Well of Love
Then, they will grow amazingly tough
Then nine Roses there will be
Blooming together in unity!

May the sun shine upon them quite a lot!
So, they will bloom in their sturdy pot
Then warm and happy they will make those feel
That are sad and lonely and needs to be healed.

Fruit of the Spirit is the Roses name
If people plant them, they wouldn't be the same
It would be amazing how much they will change
Their life will be totally rearranged.

Thriving from Jesus Loving Care
The Pot of Roses in storms would fare
Not rolling and tumble every which way
Like the Tumbleweeds, Leaves, Soil and Hay.

Jesus you're the Potter, we are the Clay
Mold and water us, so we don't decay
In thy Loving care we will stand strong
When storms arise we will live on and on.

~ Rosalene Wurtz ~


The following two poems were written by Linda Warne.

JESUS IS THE LIGHT

Our hope is from above,
we rest in God's love,
Jesus is the light,
we need to shine bright.
Show people that you care,
our testimony we must share.
We don't have to fear
because our Lord is near.
People need to see
that Jesus could set them free.
Salvation is by grace
one day we'll see His face.
Jesus is the way,
be careful not to stray.
Walk by faith - not by sight.
We're in a battle - we must fight.

~ Linda Warne ~
Hawaii


DON'T RUN

Some people think that running away is the solution
they go to L.A. where there's all that pollution.
No matter where you run
you can't hide from your Maker.
He loves you no matter,
He's not a user or a taker.

Some people are very introverted
but when they open their mouths
their words are perverted.
Only Jesus brings true satisfaction
you can't get it from a lot of fast action.

~ Linda Warne ~
Hawaii


MY PERSONAL PRAYER POEM

Lord Jesus Christ,
I pray unto thee
that you open my eyes
so that I may see
the righteous path
thou has set for me.
Heal my heart
and mend my soul.
Help me to play
my servant role.

Lord Jesus Christ,
let me feel
thy precious, holy spirit
from head to heel.
Lead me through the paths
of which I may go.
Please, Lord, you lead the way
so that I may follow.

Lord Jesus Christ,
send blessings from above,
and send peace through my household
by sending the holy dove.
Guide me through this world
and keep sin from me away,
so I may better serve you
through each and everyday.

Lord Jesus Christ,
I ask you once again
to forgive me for my sins
and deliver me from pain.
I love you, God my Father,
and still can't understand why
that you took the place of THIS sinner,
and bore the cross to die.

Lord Jesus Christ,
help me to understand
that I am here for a reason
and that's why you made me who I am.
Chastise me, God,
when you feel the time is right,
and when I've lost my way back home
shine me a heavenly light.

Lord Jesus Christ,
I Pray unto thee
to search my heart thoroughly
as I give you the key.
I end this prayer with love
and tears streaming down my face.
Lord, thank you for the cross,
and your sweet Amazing Grace.

Amen.

Miranda Patterson, Virginia


MAKE YOUR CHOICE

When you look at my face
Do my eyes tell the story
of Jesus the Nazarene,
How He's alive in glory?

Do you see His reflection
Like a mirror of truth?
Do you like what you see
When He looks back at you?

Do you feel the conviction
of God's Holy Spirit
For the sins you commit?
Or do you even want to hear it?

Do you lie, steal and lust,
Manipulate for your gain
While going through your life
Ignoring Jesus' pain?

Don't you know that He loves you?
He suffered and died for your life!
The Bible says that He is our husband
And we are His precious wife.

If you don't know Him right now
There's still time to call His name,
Before Revelation's day of judgment,
And the end of the game.

Yes, the end of the story
The devil's down on his luck.
When Jesus returns, are you going with Him,
Or in the flames will you be stuck?

Life isn't just about being a good person
Not if you win or lose,
It's living as though today is your last,
And which side is YOURS to choose.

The Word says choose this day
Who you plan to live for
We're never promised tomorrow
So keep reading to find out what's in store:

Those who love Christ
Will be in heaven forever.
No more sickness, worries, pain or grief
All sin erased, we will sing praise together.

The ones who deny the Lord
Will have a different ending
They will scream forever in torment,
Never seeing Jesus our King.

So now you know the rest of the story
And you must make a choice.
Choose Jesus today for life eternal
And proclaim His love with your voice.

~ Emily Fletcher ~


A LIGHTHOUSE IN A FOGGY WORLD

A Lighthouse in a foggy world
O, Lord Help us to be.
A beacon glowing through the night...
To guide someone to Thee.

In raging seas and dark of night...
A ship was lost from shore.
And then the lighthouse beamed its light...
That ship was lost no more.

A lighthouse in a foggy world.
A searchlight glowing far in view.
The only lighthouse others see...
May be the light in you.

~ Dave Cowles ~


Here are four inspirational poems written by Anna Tucker.

ALL CREATION SINGS FORTH HIS PRAISE

The trees stand tall
I hear the birds call;
Lo! All doth stand in awe
Of thee!
The fields display
Such fine array,
Every color, every kind
Of flower you will find!
Gulls soar overhead,
A lone Heron doth stand
By the water's edge
Patiently waiting for food;
Mine eyes are glued!
O Father, most Holy God...
As my feet have trod
I do worship and praise thee
Most sovereign God!

I....raised my eyes toward heaven and my reason returned to me and I blessed the most high and praised and honored Him who lives forever, for His dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation. Daniel 4:24

And I stand I stand in awe of you!

~ Anna Tucker ~
 

DO NOT LOSE HEART!

When you've given your all,
And have answered the call
To a life set apart;
Then do not lose heart,
When some do not understand,
Just remember who holds your hand.

When you've known defeat,
And you're feeling just about beat,
Remember what you must do,
For "He" remaineth true;
True to the end,
And He will not send more than you can bear.

So be vigilant in prayer,
And not given to despair
Rebuke the deceiver,
Stand firm as a believer;
For in Christ you can rest,
He knoweth what's best!

Written Inspired Sunday February 28, 2010

So we may say with confidence, the Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid what man can do to me. Hebrews 13:6
Although he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalm 37:24
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that in Christ Jesus. II Timothy 2:1

~ Anna Tucker ~


Will You To Him Be True?

Willingly He hung on that cross,
Willingly He paid the cost,
And my soul tis pained within,
To think that my sin;
Nailed Him to the tree!
I choke with tears;
For after all these years
Many still pass Him by,
They defy, Him,
They turn a deaf ear!
They spit in His face,
For Him they have no place.
This story is true...
Now it's up to me and you
To let our lights shine,
For tis an evil time.
May we show we really care
O Lord our hearts prepare
That thy gospel we'll share!

Written Wednesday October 21, 2010 3AM
As woke from sleep
Romans 5:8, Colossians 2:13,14 Mark 15:29, ...they that passed Him by railed on Him

~ Anna Tucker ~


One Of These Days

The brook is gurgling,
And laughing in the sun,
The cows are dozing
Over in the meadow.
A Raven is heard....
My heart is stirred!

There seems to be an awe,
A Holy hush
As I walk and not rush....
For all creation
'Tis in awe of Thee;
All the trees *clap their hands for Thee!

I reminisce on this....
For one of these days
All heaven and earth's praise
To thee shall be given,
And worship Thee in the land of the living!

Written Inspired Monday July 19, 2010

You will go out with joy and be led forth with peace...and all the trees of the fields shall * clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12
...AND I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "now the dwelling of God is with men and he will live with them and they will be His people and He will be their God.

~ Anna Tucker ~


DECEITFUL HEART

I believe we all know evil from good
It's clearly quite simple and well understood
But when there‚€™s a catch, a prize to be won
We abandon our conscience to burn for what‚€™s wrong

I believe it's not hard to see what is right,
To know what is darkness and know what is light,
Yet when the blood boils and the flesh starts to rise,
We flee all our pledges for paths that feel nice.

I believe there‚€™s a judgment for what we have known
For choices and actions we‚€™ve wilfully sown;
For passionate pursuits of private delights,
When there‚€™s an alternative to follow the light.

Why can‚€™t we remember the heartache of evil,
Before we commit to it all of our will?
Few moments are tougher than after we‚€™ve sinned,
The guilt‚€™s like a whirlwind howling within.

I believe in a cross that corrects everything
Erasing all evil existing within,
A sacrifice greater than man‚€™s greatest sin,
That‚€™s branded my heart and sealed it for Heaven.

~ Lamshai Tham ~
Meghalaya, India


THE BOOK

Listen to me, listen to me.
Hear what I say.
Life on earth is hollow,
that's why I showed the way.

Come near, dear child,
hear what I say,
just listen to me
on this new born day.

Life can be full of meaning
if you live the right way.
Refuse the way of the world
and heaven will be your pay.

Greed, lust, and possessiveness
are everywhere you look.
Live the right way,
"Live by the Book!"

Take time out for nature,
be patient, honest and true.
If you do these things,
heaven will be there for you!

~ Dianna Wilder ~
Indiana


Lord I put my trust in thee,
My life I submit unto thy will.
Mould me father, as thou please,
Bend and break me - thy plan to fit.
Chisel away the roughened bit,
And make me even deep within.
Not one step, to take I dare,
Against thy will, dear Father.
Not one moment, can I bear,
From thy grace to fall, father.
I‚€™d rather give my life, O, lord,
Than from thy steps, go astray.

~ Aniyan Smitha ~


YOU KEEP ON LOVING ME

In the quietness of time
Your love for me I find

You Keep On Loving Me

Pure love is unconditional, you say
And you prove it to me everyday

You Keep On Loving Me

I do not give it to you in return
And my back I sometimes turn

You Keep On Loving Me

You continue to teach and I to learn
That no matter what you will return

You Keep On Loving Me

~ Roz Adekunle ~

 


A MINUTE FILLED LIFE

What is the key to true success?
What's the key to joy also happiness?
A minute filled life is the key
Live minute by minute naturally
Just normally make a start
Do your tasks they're a big part
Or do things that need doing today
Tasks and things are done everyday
Think and daydream about your goals
Then work on accomplishing your goals
Remove all the big or small holes
Work on achieving your dreams
Make or write your own theme
You can make dreams come true
It's important that God be pleased
With our goals plus dreams too
Take time to think and know he's pleased
Only then is our minute filled life complete
Success, happiness, also joy will be sweet
In this world today and forever complete.

Meshelle Brown


ONLY YOU

Oh Lord, My God, search my heart.
Please, search every inch, every part.

Purge my heart Lord, of any wicked thing.
Fill my heart with a new song to sing.

Clean my heart Lord, make it brand new.
Teach me to do all that, ‚€œYou,‚€� want me to do.

Wash my heart Lord, whiter than snow.
Fill it with the wisdom You want me to know.

With the Spirit, my heart, please fill.
Mold me and use me Lord, to do Your will.

With a clean heart Lord, all that I do,
Will bring honor and glory to You, ‚€œonly You.‚€�

‚€œOnly You‚€� Lord, can change my internal condition.
And to ‚€œonly You‚€� will I dedicate my submission.

To follow Your lead, is how I‚€™ll spend my remaining days.
Now to everlasting to ‚€œonly You,‚€�
will I sing, songs of praise.

V. Gail Cozart
Copyright © 2001 Virginia Cozart


THE NEW WORLD POEM

Let's thank our God for the simple things in life
It's sure to get rid of the struggles and strife

Times of listening to the birds sing
Times of hearing wonderful bells ring

Times of keeping a good sound mind
Times of practicing to be oh so kind

When we are stuck in a horrible maze
This is a vision, a terrible haze

This could be gone expediently yes
Just thanking your God, you're sure to be blessed

There's something or someone needing your help
Without guns or knives or even a belt

So stand up and fight the world of distress
By remembering the blessings of God's loving rests

~ Harold Berisford Cockett ~
PO box 3732 Hallandale FL 33008
Copyright 2002


THE JOURNEY

The journey begins because our lives are hard pressed,
We do not know where to turn because of the tremendous stress.
Jesus came so that we might rest in him,
So that when we have problems, we won‚€™t sin.
We are afflicted with worldly pleasures and cannot see the most Highest Treasure.
Open you heart and let Him in; wouldn‚€™t you like to see where your new life will begin?
Draw close to God and He will draw close to you, He will bless
You with unconditional love that‚€™s true.
With the love and compassion
That will come your way, sharing it with others God says will you obey?
If we still go around hating and hurting the people around us,
We are just as guilty for treating God the Same way and in Him, we have no trust.
Do not ever doubt that God won‚€™t ever meet your needs,
He still expects us to do our righteous deeds.
So if you find yourself on a never-ending journey,
remember that there is only one-way to go and that is in the arms of the Great Almighty.

~ Bahar Hart ~
January 28, 2005
Copyright ©
Texas, USA


JESUS IS THE WAY

Jesus is the door from which to enter in
If you ask him to be your Savior, he'll wash away your sin
He'll remove your sin as far as the east is from the west
And remember then no more and make you eternally blest

The burden of sin will be lifted from the sorrow that it does bring
Just confess your sin to Jesus and he'll make your heart to sing
He loves you so much he shed his blood and died upon the tree
To give you eternal life and from sin to set you free

Free from the bondage with which Satan blinds your eyes
He is the great deceiver and is full of lies
The devil says there are many ways to get to heaven
But we must listen to God and he says there is only one way given

Jesus said I am the way and no one can be saved any other way
He loves you so much that he suffered so you could go to heaven someday
Just tell him you've done sins and you know he paid the price for them
Then he'll be your Savior and you'll have a new life to begin

His Word is the Truth and it will guide you all the way
Just lean upon his promises and trust them throughout all the day
Jesus is the wonderful Savior who came to pay the price
For crimes that we committed and his shed blood does suffice

~ Cindy Wyatt ~


THE RETREAT

I came to be with you my Lord
To give my time to you,
and put aside the Earthly things
I put in place of you

The first thing that you showed me Lord
was times not mine to give
Its by your grace that I have time,
Your gift to all who live.

I came to be with you my Lord,
To look upon my life.
Reflect upon things that now are past
and things that might have been.

You met me in the silence Lord
and all I saw was you,
The way your hand has guided me
and led me all life though.

I came to you in sorrow,
For things not yet achieved.
The projects that I started
that vanished in the mist.

You met me in my sadness
and caused my eyes to see
The things that are accomplished.
By your ministry through me.

I came to stand before you lord
weighed down by toil and stress.
Hoping that you would heal me
and set my spirit free.

And in that place you met me.
You held me in your love,
You helped me to come close to you
For your Spirit was revealed.

Lord help me to remember
how you met me in this place,
When I‚€™m busy in your service.
And with no time to waste

Help me then, give back to you,
your time you give to me.
And find some place to be with you
For you to be with me

George Knowles


LIVE IN THE MOMENT

It comes two by two, even four by four
It stays so brief and then
WHOOP, out the door
I see you miss it already
you wish you'd done something different
racking your brain
replaying the situation
you didn't do nothing
so afraid of losing your reputation
here's the cold truth
the one person your rep is good for...only you

So live out your opportunities and don't lose the moment
have courage, have faith!
speak out your occupation
don't hold back
this is a revolution and
it's been going on since the beginning of time
ever since Christ first stepped into his prime
the biggest liberal of his generation
speaking out against tradition, creating confirmation
of his newfound law
we all stepped back in awe

Now wait, hold on
this is the man you're afraid to reveal
this is the guy you're trying to conceal
the same dude you claim saved your life
is the same exact dude causing you all this strife

Make a decision, it's yes or no
there's only one speed
there's no fast and slow

Just so we're straight
just so there's no confusion
run after him full tilt
make this your resolution

Tyler Hernandez
Illinois, USA


FALL DELIGHT

Rolling Hills and Claps of Thunder
Moonlit skies and awesome wonder
Fill this land you made
And every breath I take

Lakes of glass, leaves are turning
Deep inside we feel a yearning
To be close to you
It‚€™s all I want to do

The winds are cold, seasons change
Moon and star rearrange
Winters coming soon
I still want to be close to you

Your voice is still in whispers tender
Revealed in creation so I remember
That You‚€™re coming soon
Still want to be close to you!

Your promises are forever
Forevermore Your Word will stand
Not by might or by Power
But by Your Spirit, Lord
I will take my commands

Joe Voight
Clarksville, TN


WHAT DID YOU FIND, LORD?

What did you find, Lord, on that day
While sowing your seed, you came by my way?
When seeds of grace to me you threw,
What did you find here, amidst the dew?

Was my heart like a path, hardened and cold
No place for your truth to burrow and take hold?
Did it lay there unyielded, left open as prey
For the birds of the air to come take it away?

Did you see me as weak and unable to bear
The suffering I'll have when your name I declare?
Did your truth find a joy that would wither away,
When my faith is tested, and finds a cost to pay?

When you looked my way and truth you cast down
Did the way of my heart cause you to frown?
Was I pulled by worry and distracted by things
That won't stand the fire when eternity rings?

Or did you, Lord, as the seed left your hand
Find a fertile heart on which it would land
Will your truth take hold and grow to yield
A legacy of grace, Your kingdom to build?

based on Jesus' Parable of the Sower
Matthew 13

by Jim Elder, Pastor
United Methodist Churches:
Montgomery, Mt. Zion and Atlanta, Louisiana


EASTER AT MOTHER'S BEDSIDE

What are you trying to teach me, dear Lord,
As I watch Mother twisting in pain?
I want to learn all that I can from this, Lord,
So her suffering will not be in vain.


Don't let this experience be wasted on me;
Teach me all about patience and grace.
I sit here beside her and ponder what caused
All the lines etched so deep in her face.


Have You kept her on earth 'til her sons were brought in?
Are her prayers for her boys being heard?
She has been on her knees and is trusting You, Lord,
That the depths of their souls will be stirred.


Are You keeping here here so she'll pray for her girls
As they're coping with all life's demands?
Are her prayers still important for grandchildren, too,
In their homes and in far, foreign lands?


Sometimes it is hard to discover Your will
But for Mother, I haven't a doubt
That some day You'll tell her, "My child, that's enough."
And quietly lead Mother out.

by Mariane Holbrook


EVERYTHING

As I awoke to the beginning of a brand new day,
It seemed like waves of trials kept coming my way.
Problem after problem was all I could see,
I cried out, "Lord, what is it you want from me?"

The answer that came from the One Most High,
Was nothing but a very simple reply,
It was one unexpected, but yet rang so true,
It's something He desires from me and from you.

He said, "EVERYTHING"

I want you to know Me as your Savior and Guide,
The One who will always be right there at your side.
I want you to serve Me through the good times and bad,
To sing praises to My Name whether you're happy or sad.

I want your faith to grow stronger as each day goes by,
To trust Me when there's no answers to your questions of "Why?"
To learn of My love and to feel My embrace,
When you're called to endure the hardships you face.

I want no one or nothing to take My place in your heart,
In whatever you should do, I want to take part.
Stand on My promises, let nothing cause you doubt,
In the end you will see that all things will work out.

So you see, My dear child, I want to be your all in all,
To depend on My presence when you stand or when you fall,
When you question just what is it that I want from thee?
My answer is EVERYTHING, as you are EVERYTHING to Me.

~ AUTHOR UNKNOWN


NARROW IS THE GATE

Narrow is the gate,
To follow HIM you must,
Want your name in The Book of Life?
You must be righteous and just.

Just a little bit of patience,
Suffering might even be the call,
Still through all the pain be thankful,
The LORD decided to call on you at all.

For sure there are many,
Few are chosen to succeed,
Trying to get there anyway,
By evil, hatred and greed.

There are no second chances,
When this life passes by,
Living today in JESUS CHRIST,
Means you‚€™ll never have to die.

Believe in, adhere too, and rely on HIM you must,
Always and forever in JESUS CHRIST do trust,
Wide is the entrance to hell for those who come late,
Never disbelieve because narrow is the gate.

Faith is the key within heaven to reside,
Being sincere and honest, speaking truth not lies,
Fire and brimstone forever is not worth,
A few delightful years with Satan here on earth.

Always walk by faith, not by sight,
Make all your footsteps follow in GOD‚€™S light,
Although you might stumble you‚€™ll never fall,
On The LORD JESUS CHRIST you can always call,

HE will not always come when you call him,
But know HE‚€™LL be there right on time,
Do not rely on your own understanding,
Because there is no reason or rhyme.

GOD wants what‚€™s best for you and me,
HE‚€™S the only ONE who created eternity,
The kingdom is there for all to receive,
Remember two words JESUS said, ‚€œonly believe‚€�.

Luke Easter
Luke has written other wonderful poems and you can see them on our Other Poems page.


The following three poems were written by Hal Weeks of California. Hal also has a website titled "Welcome To The Land of Miracles" at http://www.howtoheal.org/. This site not only contains Hal's poems but is mainly dedicated to healing miracles.

Jesus as a man became,
to take my blame,
to bear my shame,
and heal the lame.
And we're to now proclaim,
In His Holy name,
and by the Holy Spirit's flame,
...the same.
May it be our aim.

Hal Weeks, California
 

A Big Question
What purpose do we serve,
If we never have the nerve,
To share our faith,
...without reserve?
For fear we'll turn whoever off,
That some will turn away and scoff.
But keep it bottled up inside,
Because of pride.
We're to be forever bold,
Until our story's told,
...and sold.
And then we'll know a joy untold,
And later get a crown of gold.
So we're to go our way,
And say our say,
Without delay,
...today.
And it will pay,
When we go away,
Someday...to stay,
...I pray.

Hal Weeks, California
 

CHRIST'S EMPATHY

Jesus came to set us free,
from Satan and his tyranny.
To take away creation's curse,
By being made a substitute,
and found to be of no repute.
He also gave His very all,
to redeem us from the fall,
-- if we will only hear His call.
He died and then arose,
to show to all of those,
who in their sins were rebels still,
and who'll continue 'till,
they finally pay their total bill.
Then when He to Heaven went,
the Holy Ghost was duly sent,
To make it clearly evident,
that we can be a holy place,
Wherein for Him to shed his grace.
So now we have the Holy Ghost,
That we might do our uttermost,
To spread His word from coast to coast.
And when our earthly work is done,
and our new life has just begun,
we'll be someone to whom He says,
"Well done, my good and faithful son."

Hal Weeks, California


Here are two well written inspirational poems by Harriet Jenereaux. You can find three other poems by Harriet on our Other Poems page.

MY LETTER TO GOD

Dear Heavenly Father,
Open my life and let it shine
So all may know, that I am Thine.
Give me the courage to say a Word
To all I meet, for You, dear Lord.
Help me to show, by my very life,
What it means to be a Christian wife.
May I be an example, as no other,
Of what it means to be a Christian mother.
May I be a neighbour, who's considered good,
And a friend who's there to do the things I should.
May I be faithful to pray through
Every burden whether old or new.
May I always remember to not pull away
From the only Hand that can lead the way.
And may I always, to the very end
Be able to be counted as Your friend.
All my love,

Harriet Jenereaux, Merigomish, NS


TODAY

We do not know the future and we cannot change the past.
Today is all we know about and it surely doesn't last.
But while I have today, well, at least I have this minute,
I want to take the time, Lord, to make sure that You are in it.
I really want to thank you
For the little things You do.
The things I take for granted,
For the forests that You've planted.
The sky so blue, or grey or pink,
These are things of which I seldom think.
The grass in summer, such a pretty green
So close it usually goes unseen.
The flowers blowing in the fields
The wind, to which each flower yields.
The snow in winter, that covers our land
Thy Word tells us each season's planned.
Springtime is fresh with all things new
And Autumn gives us a land of every hue.
There is so much that You keep on giving,
Family and friends and a life that's worth living.
You've given me so much wealth
And you top it off with my good health.
But I must not forget to thank Thee today,
For giving me a land where I'm free to pray,
And a Bible to read and a church to attend.
For these, I am thankful and will to the end
And as always from deep within
I want to thank You for atoning my sin.
That sin would have doomed me to a Christless hell,
But You bore it for me and You want me to tell
So today I thank You, for a voice to speak,
A computer to write on and people to seek.
I thank Thee I was born in such an age
That Your truth is freely on the printed page.
There seems to be so many things
That the more I think, my heart just sings.
So I'll close my prayer today
With "May these thoughts never go away".

Harriet Jenereaux, Merigomish, NS


WHY? AND I WILL ...

Why do people shy away, afraid to say your name?
What is it that scares them, for all things you are blamed?
Why is it that people talk, so low it's hard to hear..
Do you know precisely ... what do your people fear?
Does not every life created, breathing in your air..
want to get to know you and how you truly care?
Don't they want to know of you and how you're in their lives,
even though they can't see, the love that's in their eyes?
Don't they know you love them all, separate as they are,
and you're right beside them, never gone afar?
I will do my best, to tell them of your name.
I will always love you, and never be ashamed.
I will hold my head up high and try to make you proud.
I will talk about you, even in a crowd.
I will spread the gospel of your every single word.
I will let the others know, and pray it will be heard.
Never will I lose the hope, that all your people know,
You are a Loving Father, who will never let us go....

Ellen C. Doucette


The following three poems were written by Elly (Eleanor) Bell from Sydney, Australia. These are beautifully penned poems that speak of her love for the Lord.

WHERE IS LOVE

Where is love, I hear them say
The values and kindness of yesterday
When one word or two, or a shake of the hand
Was all that was needed for a promise to stand

Where is love, the desire to be
Filled with a passion for your own family
Where a child can gaze into his parents eyes
And see love and truth, not hate and lies

Where is love, the joy and pride
With no dark secrets in which to hide
Where standards expected are within reach
And those enforcing them, willing to teach

Where is love, understanding and fair
Where a wrong has been done, you still show that you care
Where a hug and a kiss mean so much
From the comforting assurance of your touch

Where is love, unconditional and free
A guiding light for all to see
Look to the heavens, to your Father above
This gift He will give you - for He's the author of love

Elly (Eleanor) Bell
Sydney, Australia


MY LORD AND REDEEMER

You are my Lord, my Redeemer
Loving kindness thru and thru
Here beside me, You never leave me
I am so blessed to be loved by You

In the times of what seems darkness
In my hour of deep despair
I close my eyes and reach to touch You
To let You have my every care

When my heart if filled with gladness
And I thank You for the sky so blue
I hear Your Spirit whisper "Thank you -
This awesome day was made for you"

Elly (Eleanor) Bell
Sydney, Australia


FAITH, HOPE & LOVE

Faith is the confidence that we have within
The knowing and believing in Almighty Him
With our trust comes peace as a guiding light
Brings with it joy and a sense of right

Hope is our desire to grow and to learn
the more we seek, the more we yearn
We realise our purpose, that God has a plan
To bring glory to the great "I AM"

Love is to delight in - it comes abundantly free
An adoration of others, unconditionally
A precious gift it is given from Heaven above
From Jesus our Saviour ... our God of Love

Elly (Eleanor) Bell
Sydney, Australia


ANSWERED PRAYER

I was sitting quietly the other night, reading in God's word
He let me look back over my life before I knew the Lord
He let me see some things I'd said, and some things I had done
That had hurt the ones I dearly love, and how I'd done them wrong.
I saw the tears in my children's eyes when I didn't have time for them
I saw the hurt in my loving wife's eyes, for she knew the things I had done
And some places I had been
He let me see my mother silently praying for me
that I would come to know the Lord, that He would save my soul and set me free
He let me see, that before mom died, she had one last request
To see her children go to church, she knew God would do the rest
Momma's there with Jesus now but I know some how she sees
Her prayers have been answered now, for He saved my soul and set me free
I live my life for Jesus now and O the joy it brings,
To see my wife and children smile and the praises that they sing
I give God all the glory and the praises go to Him
For if His Son had not had died I'd not be freed from sin
So if your in a valley and you cannot find the way
Just call upon the name of the Lord, for He hears you when you pray

Reverend Butch Nichols
Alto, Georgia
 


TRAVELING ON YOUR KNEES

Last night I took a journey
To a land across the seas.
I didn't go by ship or plane
I traveled on my knees.

I saw so many people there
In bondage to their sin,
And Jesus told me I should go,
That there were souls to win.

But I said "Jesus, I can't go
To lands across the seas."
He answered quickly, "Yes, you can
By traveling on your knees."

He said, "You pray, I'll meet the need.
You call, and I will hear.
It's up to you to be concerned
For lost souls far and near."

And so I did; knelt in prayer,
Gave up some hours of ease,
And with the Savior by my side,
I traveled on my knees.

As I prayed on, I saw souls saved
And twisted persons healed,
I saw God's workers strength renewed
While laboring in the field.

I said, "Yes Lord, I'll take the job.
Your heart I want to please.
I'll heed Your call and swiftly go
By traveling on my knees."

~ Sandra Goodwin ~


SERVICE IS NOT SPELLED SERVE-US

Prepare my heart for serving,
Let my spirit heed Your call;
In obedience to the Father,
Our Lord and King of all.

Fill my thoughts with You, Lord,
Renew my mind today...
I give you full control,
In the things I do and say.

Take these hands You gave me,
And use them for Your good...
To glorify Your Kingdom,
In the ways I know I should.

Remove all doubt within me,
Lord, I trust You'll find a way,
To mold me in Your image...
As I walk with You today.

~Author unknown~


MY PRAYER

God, give me eyes that I might see
The work that can be done by me;

God, give me ears that I might hear
The cry of those who need me near.

God, give me lips that I might speak
Comfort and peace to all that seek.

God, give me a mind that I might know
How to help those who need me so.

God, give me hands that I might do
Some large or simple task for You;

God, give me a prayer that I might pray
Thy help and guidance every day.

And this one thing, all else above;
God, give me a heart that I might love.

Vincent Magro-Attard


I WANT TO KNOW

I want to know, when day is done,
That life has been worth living-
That I have brought somebody joy
Through kind unselfish living.

I want to feel, when evening falls
And shadows quickly lengthen,
That I have made somebody glad,
Some weakness I have strengthened.

I want to know, that come what may
I've left some cheer and gladness;
I want to feel, at close of day
I've banished someone's sadness.

I want to feel at close of day,
That someone's cares were lighter;
Because of kindness I have done,
May someone's life be brighter.

Author Unknown


Here are two beautiful poems written by Jill Lemming from Ohio.

IT BEGINS WITH YOU AND ME

Becoming Christ-like in our hearts
begins with you and me...
serving humbly, as He served
in peace and harmony.

Shedding all our selfish ways
and putting on His skin...
understanding who we are
in relationship to Him.

Giving up our own control,
forgetting our own needs...
being Christ-like in our hearts
begins with you and me.

Jill Lemming, Ohio

THE CHRISTIAN WOMAN

As Christian women, we are called
To be mentors every day...
To pave the way for our sisters,
To walk with them and pray.

We're called to use our talents
In ministry and love...
Witnessing and teaching,
In boldness, straight from God.

We are women of the future,
"Pioneers" for those to come...
Our faith can move a mountain;
Our God, compares to none!

Christian women, rise up
And find your strength in Him...
There's work that needs attention,
Till Jesus comes again.

Let's lift our hands together,
Giving praise, where praise is due...
His power is upon us,
Sisters, God will move in you!

Jill Lemming, Ohio


I CAN'T

When called upon to do some thing
For God or fellow man
I always find a good excuse
To back out if I can.
I can't get up in front of folks
And pray or testify,
And I know someone else can help
My neighbor more than I.
I can't talk in front of people
And Lord knows I can't sing,
And when you come right down to it
I can't do anything.
So I get up and go to church
When Sunday morning comes
And I feel like by doing this
My Christian duty's done.

And now I stand with all mankind
Before the great white throne
To be rewarded for good works.
But what if I have none?
I see some souls placed on God's left
And some placed on His right,
I start to feel uncomfortable,
And then I'm filled with fright.
I find that I can speak up now
Before this multitude.
I can pray and testify,
Then plead and beg some too.
"Lord, I know I've not done much,
You know I've been no saint.
But Lord, please place me on your right."
And He replies, "I can't."

M. Melton, USA


THE U IN JESUS

Before U were thought of or time had begun,
God even stuck U in the name of His Son.
And each time U pray, you'll see it's true
You can't spell out JesUs and not include U.

You're a pretty big part of His wonderful name,
For U, He was born; that's why He came.
And His great love for U is the reason He died.
It even takes U to spell crUcified.

Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand
He rose from the dead, with U in His plan.
The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew,
And this word resUrrection is spelled with a U.

When JesUs left earth at His upward ascension,
He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.
"Go into the world and tell them it's true
That I love them all - Just like I love U."

So many great people are spelled with a U,
Don't they have a right to know JesUs too?
It all depends now on what U will do,
He'd like them to know, but it all starts with U.

~Author unknown~


THE CHOSEN VESSEL

The Master was searching for a vessel to use;
On the shelf there were many - which one would He choose?
Take me, cried the gold one, I'm shiny and bright,
I'm of great value and I do things just right.
My beauty and luster will outshine the rest
And for someone like You, Master, gold would be the best!

The Master passed on with no word at all;
He looked at a silver urn, narrow and tall;
I'll serve You, dear Master, I'll pour out Your wine
And I'll be at Your table whenever You dine,
My lines are so graceful, my carvings so true,
And my silver will always compliment You.

Unheeding the Master passed on to the brass,
It was wide mouthed and shallow, and polished like glass.
Here! Here! cried the vessel, I know I will do,
Place me on Your table for all men to view.

Look at me, called the goblet of crystal so clear,
My transparency shows my contents so dear,
Though fragile am I, I will serve You with pride,
And I'm sure I'll be happy in Your house to abide.

The Master came next to a vessel of wood,
Polished and carved, it solidly stood.
You may use me, dear Master, the wooden bowl said,
But I'd rather You used me for fruit, not for bread!

Then the Master looked down and saw a vessel of clay.
Empty and broken it helplessly lay.
No hope had the vessel that the Master might choose,
To cleanse and make whole, to fill and to use.
Ah! This is the vessel I've been hoping to find,
I will mend and use it and make it all Mine.

I need not the vessel with pride of its self;
Nor the one who is narrow to sit on the shelf;
Nor the one who is big mouthed and shallow and loud;
Nor one who displays his contents so proud;
Not the one who thinks he can do all things just right;
But this plain earthy vessel filled with My power and might.

Then gently He lifted the vessel of clay.
Mended and cleansed it and filled it that day.
Spoke to it kindly. There's work you must do,
Just pour out to others as I pour into you.

B. V. Cornwall


MY TASK

Help me Lord this is what I ask
that you will help me with my task

Help me Lord to show the world exactly where I stand,
and that I am going follow your every command.

Help me Lord to show the world in everything I do,
I'm living my life for only you.

Help me Lord to show the world love.
The very love I received from above.

Help me Lord to show the world that you have come to save,
and that your blood you freely gave.

Help me Lord to show the world that the broken heart you can mend,
and that you're the meaning of a true friend.

Help me Lord to show the world that you love us,
no matter how much we complain or fuss.

Help me Lord to show the world that you're here in this very place,
and that they can see you when they look in my face.

Help me Lord to show the world that you're my only desire,
and you alone I'll forever admire.

Help me Lord to tell the world that no matter what they do,
your love and mercy is always there to pull us through.

Help me Lord to tell the world that you hung on a tree,
just so we all could someday be set free.

Help me Lord to tell the world that you went through so much pain,
just so our love you may someday gain.

Help me Lord to tell the world that you care,
and that no matter what you'll always be there.

Help me Lord to tell the world about the promise land,
and that you're always willing to lend a helping hand.

Help me Lord to tell the world to daily pick up their cross,
and to be a light shinning for the lost.

Help me Lord to tell the world that you're our only hope,
and just maybe that'll help some kid turn away from dope.

Help me Lord to tell the world that when we're in trouble,
you and your angels are there on the double.

Help me Lord this is what I ask,
that you will help with my task.

Leanne Simpson


It is for the encouragement of all Christians to reach the lost before it is too late!

WE NEED TO FISH SOME MORE

We complain of life being hard and getting us down,
We need to fish some more, and get rid of that frown.
We are bombarded daily with all the bad news life can afford,
We need to fish some more and keep our eyes focused on the Lord.

I'm not talking about fish in a pond, or a lake or a stream,
But fish of human kind, ones whose souls, God wants to redeem.
The waters are brimming over with these kind and some are easy to catch,
Others are like that, "Big ole catfish that got away", and becomes impossible to fetch!

But don't let that one stop you from fishing for another,
Because there are plenty of fish out there and with patience you'll discover,
That if you put your faith in God and let Him lead you to the right spot,
You can cast out your net and when you pull it in, it will be filled to the top!

It's not a matter of loving to fish or having a special calling,
It's looking deep in that watery abyss, and claiming drowning souls from falling.
We all need to fish some more, if we want to please God,
He gave us this work to do , even if fishing for souls seems odd.

With fishing comes happiness, not because we caught that, "big one that almost got away",
But because we cared enough to catch those little ones, who would have gone astray.

By Tresa Crain
Searcy, Arkansas, United States


Father, Where shall I work today?
     And my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed me out a tiny spot and said,
     "Tend that for me."

I answered quickly, "Oh, no, not that.
     Why, no one would ever see
No matter how well my work was done.
     Not that little place for me."

And the word He spoke, it was not stern.
     He answered me tenderly,
"Ah, little one, search that heart of thine.
     Art thou working for them or me?
Nazareth was a little place,
     and so was Galilee."


STATISTICS

I opened up the paper, numbers there galore
Abortions, rapes and murders, many, many more
A list of tiny numbers, printed on the page
None of then could show, the pain, the loss, the rage!

We look upon the numbers, see them every day
Closing up the paper, again we go our way
But for every number, for every stroke of pen
A life now greatly shattered, never the same again!

Statistics equal people, one by one by one
Though we won't admit, though this fact we shun
Where you see a number, there were faces there before
Until we add them up, and neatly close the door!

Dear Father up in Heaven, let me not forget
My work here on this earth, is not quite finished yet
If I can touch a stat, with love and maybe more
Maybe you and I my King, can even up the score!

(c) Jay L. Zumbrum
In Jesus precious Name
And for His Glory


BEING A BLESSING

I knelt to pray when day was done
And prayed, "O Lord, bless everyone,
Lift from each saddened heart the pain
And let the sick be well again."

And then I woke another day
And carelessly went on my way,
The whole day long I did not try
To wipe a tear from any eye.

I did not try to share the load
Of any brother on the road.
I did not even go to see
The sick man just next door to me.

Yet once again when day was done
I prayed, "O Lord, bless everyone."
But as I prayed, into my ear
There came a voice that whispered clear,

"Pause now, my son, before you pray.
Whom have you tried to bless today?
God's sweetest blessing always go
By hands that serve him here below."

And then I hid my face and cried,
"Forgive me, God, I have not tried,
But let me live another day
And I will live the way I pray."

Author unknown


SILVER BOXES

My words were harsh & hasty
And they came without a thought.
Then I saw the pain & anguish
That my bitter words had brought.

Bitter words that I had spoken
Made me think back through the past;
Of how many times I'd uttered
Biting words whose pain would last.

Then I wondered of the people
I had hurt by things I'd said;
All the ones I had discouraged
When I didn't use my head.

Then I thought about my own life
Of painful words I've heard;
And of the times I'd been discouraged
By a sharp and cruel word.

And now clearly I remember
All the things I might have done;
But, by a word I was discouraged
And they never were begun.

So, help my words be silver boxes,
Neatly wrapped up with a bow;
That I give to all so freely,
As through each day I gladly go.

Silver boxes full of treasure,
Precious gifts from above;
That all the people I encounter
Might have a box of love

Florence Littauer


GOOD SHEPHERDS

God sent us His shepherds in safety to keep
His baby lambs and each flock of sheep.
We must search daily His sheep to find
That none be lost and left behind.

He loves His sheep, each sheep the same
The ones that become lost He calls by name.
If one of His sheep wanders to go astray
We must lead Him back to His flock in safety to stay.

As good Shepherds the lost is the first we must seek
As we guide God's baby lambs and each flock of sheep.
Each one we must lead in safety back home
That none be lost to wander alone

God doesn't choose just a few that we should keep
His obedient lambs and most faithful sheep.
He sent us His Shepherds that all we should find
That none stay lost and left behind

Iney from Texas, 1999.
Iney is a grandmother who loves to write Christian poetry.
 


ONE (also known as IT'S UP TO YOU)

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference,
You see it's up to YOU!!!

~Author unknown~


AT DAYS END

Is anyone happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
The day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?
Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does the man who's hopes were fading, now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day or lose it, was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber, do you think that God will say:
"You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today."

John Hall


JESUS' LOVE FOR US
We rejected you and you still love us
We cursed you and spit at you yet you still love us
We whipped you and stoned you yet you still love us
We killed you and you still love us


I may never see tomorrow,
There's no guarantee,
And things that happened yesterday
Belong to history.

I can't predict the future,
I cannot change the past,
I have just the present memories
To cherish as my last.

I must use this moment wisely,
For it will pass away,
And then be lost forever
As a part of yesterday.

I must exercise compassion;
Help the fallen to their feet,
Be a friend unto the friendless,
Help to make their life complete.

The unkind things I do today,
May never be undone,
And friendships that I fail to win,
May never more be won.

I may not have another chance
On bended knees to pray,
I thank God with a humble heart
For giving me this day!

Author Unknown


I TOLD A FRIEND

I told a friend a little joke
It was cute as it could be
Then she in turn said she would tell
A boy in her family.
Now this little lad I do declare
I know very good and well
To anyone who will lend an ear
This joke he will surely tell.
And then to others it will go
Passed on by his best friend
Imagination's broadest scope
Could never dream its end.
To think it might bring laughter
To someone in poverty
But then again it could be shared
In realms of royalty.
I thought how it could journey
To lands across the sea
And some would hear it just because
It was told to a friend by me.
Of all these possibilities
My heart began to ponder
Just when and where and who would hear
I could not help but wonder.
Then I thought if on this same journey
The name of Jesus I could send
How many lives could then be touched
Because I told a friend.

Kathryn Souza-Wine


LIFE

I may never gain this earth's wealth,
Nor have men know my name.
I may never do great deeds,
That would win for me, world wide acclaim.

And I may never ever gain men's ears,
To listen to what I have to say,
But I can live a life that tells those around,
The Master passed this way.

You see He created this whole universe,
The earth, the sky, the sea.
With a plan He created each living thing,
And He knows what's best for me.

So if I never get to be,
A voice to the earthly hosts,
I can still take great joy in being,
One of His sign posts.

Robert A. J. Cook


DRINKING FROM THE SAUCER

Drinking from the Saucer
I've never made a fortune,
And I'll never make one now;
But it really doesn't matter,
Cause I'm happy anyhow.
As I go along my journey,
I'm reaping better than I've sown.
I'm drinking from the saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

I don't have a lot of riches,
And sometimes the goings rough.
But while I've friends to love,
I think I'm rich enough.
I'll just thank God for blessings
That His mercy has bestowed.
I'm drinking from the saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already blessed enough.
May I never be too busy
To help bear another's load.
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

~Author Unknown~


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