Monday, January 30, 2012

Gray on White ~ White on Gray

A gray Winter’s day, clouds scudder, ones most nigh.
Longings for warm sun, rain hitteth my cold thigh!
Whence comes the wind, scuttering leaves we rake?
Spring seemeth far; this day I canst no longer take!
A voice speaketh not afar; t’is of me yet not from me.
Quietly t’is the peace of God, that sets my heart free.

Today sun so bright, skies are blue; I shade my eyes.
And yes, I stop, and whence cometh ‘The Why’s”?
Oh what changes hath an attitude clearly wrought?
One whose heart and mind are willing to be taught?
For truly, out of man’s heart and mind one reads
The child of God who willingly, Christ intercedes.

Psalm 90:14: NIV “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy.”

Philippians 4:12 NIV : “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is t have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Morning Choices

Morning comes, sunshine comes too.
I quickly rise up; so much I have to do!
Too soon I forget my promise to God.
Without taking time, my feet not shod.

My day starts so wrong, I wonder why.
At noon, pulled up short, I stop and sigh!
The discipline is hard and I wonder why?
Christ speaks softly, and He says to me.
“This morning I looked and I did not see
Your head bent in prayer and ready to be

Filled with my Spirit, replenished to go
Out in the world, your faith will show.
People see Me in your face you know.

Satan fights against mornings with Me.
With My word in your heart, others will see.
Recall your feet are shod with the gospel.
When you feel my Spirit urging you to tell

That man at work when he asks you why
Your language is clean, and you do not sigh
At the angry customer who shouts at you.
You have My Spirit and My word too.
So My Spirit’s power is living in you!”

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year

The New Year can be a time for our reflection.
Determine to set our path in a new direction.
Apply the scripture gleaned from God’s word.
Messages we were taught, those we have heard

It is a clean white sheet, unmarked by time.
With God’s guidance we write each daily line.
We can confidently walk ahead, head held high.
To daily walk with God, His word we must apply.
Knowledge is superb, but only if it is applied

To our daily walk with Him, in every situation.
And New Year is a chance for our evaluation.
Did we follow through when this year was new?
Resolutions fail, it is what God in you can do.

Rededicate a New Year to God before it starts
It gives us a chance to re-examine our hearts.
Recognize where we failed; confession is good.
God understands, and we’re always understood.

And with a sigh, we can happily say “good-bye”
To 2011, another year that has quickly gone by.
And look forward to what God has in store for us
In 2012, every new day can be for us a ‘plus’.

Storms of life, adversity, no matter the weather.
We put our hand in God’s, face the year together.