Bible Verse of the Month...

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Shelter in the Storm

Gigantic waves threaten me,
yet I know the maker of the sea.
Howling winds rage all around,
I'll go where calm can be found.
Thunder crashes across the sky,
His power in my life I won't deny.
Tho lightning strikes o'er and o'er,
He will again make my heart soar.
Torrents of rain pour and pour,
trying to keep me from the one I adore.
Storms come, as they often will,
My Savior says peace, be still.
In these moments I'll seek His face,
resting forever in His love and embrace.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Seek His Strength

When there's a good work
that I need to do,
do I say I can't
my talents are too few.

Am I like Moses
who said I can't speak.
Find someone else,
I'm much too weak.

We spend too much time
saying not me Lord, I can't,
instead of looking to God
for us His power to grant.

Pray to the God
of all creation,
asking Him for strength,
giving Him adulation.

He says He will give
what we need for any task.
All we must do
is simply ask.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Father Gives Me

the beauty of a sunrise
to start each new day.
the sun and moon
that brighten my way.
fragrant and lovely flowers
proving His love and care.
A faithful husband
so very rare.
Small birds that fly
high above and sing,
songs that remind me
of my God and King.
Children and Grandchildren
my pride and delight.
His comfort and strength
through the dark lonely night.
A loving Savior who
shed His blood for me.
An eternal home in heaven,
salvation and grace that's free.
Look at your own life
and you will see,
He has blessings enough
for you and me.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Did You See God's Blessings Today?

How did God bless you today?
Try to reflect and count the ways.
Did you see God's footprints in sand
realizing a blessing was from His hand.

He blessed me with time with Esther Sue,
walking in the sun with her changed my view.
Children notice small things of God's creation,
being with them gives us much elation.

Beautiful red bird caught my attention
with thoughts of God to mention.
If He cared so much for a tiny bird,
any fears of mine were so absurd.

Storms with tornadoes came through
reminding me life is like that, too.
We must realize God is standing near.
Only He can take away my fear.

So my day was filled with many a blessing,
It's all God's doing, I'm professing.
Look around and see what He's done,
Have life victorious through God's Son.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Reign Over My Mouth and Heart

Angry words, oh how they sting!
In our minds they continue to ring.
Angry words can part friends.
Why don't we work to make amends!

Over my mouth I need control
so my words don't take a heavy toll.
I don't want my family torn apart
by careless words that sicken the heart.

Father, help me show others it's you I seek,
tasting my words before I speak.
Never let anger rule my life
leaving a trail of pain and strife.

When hurt I'll bring you my care
lifting that person up in prayer.
Over my heart and mouth reign
so I'll never cause others pain.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Father, Hear My Plea

People I care for are hurting today.
"Father, please bless them," I pray.
Some have suffered for so long.
It just seems so wrong.

I know they must be asking why,
as they look to you and cry.
Fill them with comfort and peace,
from heavy burdens give release.

Give me wisdom, Lord, of what to say
or do to lift their burden along the way.
Use me as an instrument of your love
to show them to trust their Father above.