Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Until the Whole World Shouts His Name

Withered, old and the leaves float from the sky.
Crisp, veined, curled, it crackles in my hand.
By Fall its purpose is over, it separates from the tree.
             GOD’S MARVELOUS PLAN!
Underfoot we find vast numbers of dying leaves.
We could easily say, that their use is over, and yet
             GOD’S PLAN ALL ALONG!
It has just begun, for dying it becomes new food.
Correctly used it can now compost until the Spring.
When it is needed in the garden to begin a new cycle.
                GOD IS AMAZING!
That of preparation for fresh growth, awaking earth.
So many life cycles and we take them for granted.
Yet God set the planets in space and yet placed His hand.
                GOD IS ALL ENCOMPASSING!
Upon the smallest snowflake which He has designed
We don’t take the time to look, to study and marvel.
At this amazing universe that He has created for us.
We could start by praising Him for our awesome planet.
And marvel at the miracle of birth, a newborn baby.
We still focus on the leaves and the necessity of recycling.
                GOD WE FOCUS NOT UPON YOU!
The work they cause when we need to sweep them away.
So many things we miss as time flies by and we fail,
To see His awesome purpose and design in our world.
How detailed are you God, how beautiful Your design.
If we could but open up the shell of an egg, and look
At its three parts, we would once more be astonished.
That our God can explain the Trinity in a simple egg.
He not only created us to praise Him, but to open
Up our eyes to our surroundings, to think and to reason.
             GOD HAS A PLAN FOR US!
From the sky above us to the earth beneath our feet.
Are vast unexplored reasons to believe there is a God.
We who are His followers are enfolded in His purpose.
              GOD WILL OVERCOME!
He will prove Himself ever faithful to His promises.
This world is His and all that is in it shouts His name.
Remember the old leaf, remember you have a purpose!

              GOD IS VICTORIOUS!  Amen

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Am I Genuine

Do I surrender myself to be used of God
or just proclaim that to be my desire?

Do I continue on as just an empty shell
while I boldly ask God to light my fire?

Is the outward sign that I show to others
the inward evidence of a changing me?

Am I living my life as a white-washed mask
fearful to show you the genuine me?

Is the Jesus in me truly shining through or
do I try to produce His image on an empty screen?

Am I a false prophet claiming to be a seeker of truth
or simply a poor actor in a walk-on part?

Do I merely strut my lines across the stage of life
or have I truly given God all of my heart?

For one tires so easily of having to perform in life
what in breathing does not come naturally to me.

If God is not the very essence of my life
how can I possibly share Him with you?

It does not take long in the bustle of life
until the genuine comes shining through.

God separates the wheat from the chaff
with a quick breath and brush of hand.

An act can be played out only so long
before the real person you begin to see.

I’d rather be God’s person deep in my heart
and not what you are thinking of me.

To be conformed to the image of Christ
is what I am genuinely wanting to be.                                                                                           

Psalm 37: 23 - 24  - “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”

1 Peter 1:7 - “These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold - though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials , it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”