Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Sojourner

I am a flaneur walking through the streets of life.
And, as people stroll by I wonder if they know you,
And if not, what can I do to open their eyes and hearts.
So many people Lord, strangers to your love and grace.
Blind followers of the world’s finest, climbing a ladder
That leads nowhere, searching for what they know not.
I want to jounce them awake, point them to the answer.
But at the risk of appearing foolish, scorned for my zeal
I am reticent, just whispering a prayer for each of them.
Spirit of the Living God touch their soul and claim them.
Can I do more? Am I lacking in courage, a white feather?
Am I a foreigner passing by whose heart only you know?
Is my mission to call them to you by the power of prayer?
If so, I gladly comply to such a simple task, a daily plea..
Offering up to you a request for the souls of strangers.
It is not I that does the persuasion but your Holy Spirit,
That gently prods the hearts of all unbelievers. A whisper
That touches their very innermost being and calls them.
"I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep"
I am but a sojourner here and I am on loan to this world.
To do your will Lord is my desire; I listen for your call.
May I be ever sensitive to your voice; bend my ear Lord,
For I have become lax, in repose, confident that my way
is secured at great price; I need to be aroused to the plight
Of others all around me, for if I truly believe in a heaven,
Then I need to be aroused to the fact that there are people
Around me that are blinded and bound for Satan’s pit.
I tremble at the consequence of my falneance and pride.
I often reach towards the prize of a soul won for Christ,
But think little of the lost souls, lost opportunities that
I failed to stop and take time to share Salvation’s plan.
To weep sore at heaven’s door at all I could have done.
Can I look into my Father’s eyes with the knowledge
That I have done my best and finished the race that He
Set before me in this world; will I hear "WELL DONE?"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lord of All of Me

Eyes that remain closed and do not see.
I pray that those eyes don’t belong to me.
Ears that are closed and refuse to hear.
Open my ears so that I can hear clear.

Lips closed, not proclaiming your word.
May I be ready to share what I’ve heard.
Hands slack, not helping my brother’s needs
Are dividing hands that sow bitter seeds.

Feet that are slow to move in serving you.
May I be quick in walking your work to do.
A mind that is stubborn, so set in its ways.
Clear my mind Lord of what the world says.

A stubborn heart that doesn’t follow you.
Oh please remind me Lord to always be true!
A body drawn to the world’s lustful ways.
Keep me close Lord when my heart strays.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I am thirsty for you Lord, so I seek my hiding place.
I remove all distractions from my eyes, closing them.

There is no noise here to draw my ears away from you.
Only you can clear my mind, to focus entirely upon you!

I ask You, Lord, to draw my thoughts in like a magnet.
Remove all the clutter and the detritus of every day life

That I may see clearly, look upon your face and worship.
Cause me to drink deeply from your river , Oh Lord

Quench my thirst with your wisdom, for it is endless.
Softly, I speak to you and sense your Spirit falling on me.

Like soft Summer rain You come and I lift up my face,
I now find great refreshment; and my tears flow freely.

The gift of your Spirit is so precious and it quenches
The thirsting in my soul.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Vonnie wrote this poem on her way home from church this last Sunday morning...

Judging shrivels not only others but it destroys you.
You are hoping it will make you feel superior too!
It will have the opposite effect for it triples inferiority.
Proof that you are not making Christ your priority.

If Christ lives in you He will guide you how to deal
With all of the things in your life that make you feel
You have to pull down others to make you feel good

You need to ask Him to seal up your ears and eyes
To the faults of others that are sometimes just lies.
The plank you have is bigger than the mote you see
In your brother’s eye, so pray about it and let it be

Something you can ask the Lord to change in you,
A far better attitude towards brothers than you do.
If you go through life with your magnifying glass
Searching for faults, you will find them en masse.

But I guarantee that more miserable you will be
Miserable and lonely without friends don’t you see.
God’s focus is about all the good that you do.
Happier you will be if you just worry about you!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


One of life's great blessings is to have someone that you can trust.
Completely! With everything!
Between you and the one you trust there has to be total openness,
Completely! Confidence always!
The one you trust will never fail you or leave you no matter what.
Completely! Forever there!
God is someone like that, someone you can trust with all things
Completely! Without fail!
He has given you His word that He will never forget you or fail you
Completely! His word is true!

He will never grow weary of listening to you; He will never leave you.
Completely! Always listening!
When your trials increase He will stand by your side and be your fortress.
Completely! Your Guard!
God wants to be your Friend; He wants you to trust him with everything.
Completely! His hand in yours!

The Bible says:
"Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."
Psalm 5015
"When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?"
Psalm 56:3,4
"The Lord is my light and my salvation - Whom shall I fear?"
Psalm 27:1"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you. For YOU, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you."
Psalm 9:9,10