Wednesday, August 31, 2016

You Bring Me Joy

Jesus you are the light shining in my life, the sum of my being.
When I start my day out with You, I know what I am seeing.
Your Spirit shines a light, speaking to me on what I need to do.
Knowing You’re directing my way, I can surrender all to You.
The worries will not accumulate if I pray them on to Thee,
And I can rest in the knowledge that because of You I am free,
To be that person that You always desired for  me to be.

Such a sweet release I have, such joy fills my very soul !
There is a new way of thinking since You made me whole.
What took me so long to begin to see the “Grace Way” ?
I kept sliding back into works, yet You never made me pay
For each infraction that began to teach me how to pray.
“Forgive me Lord, Your ready acceptance of my stubborn will
Has made me love you even more, Your words echo in me still.”

Every new day I am expectant for what You have in store.
With Your Spirit’s leading, and my prayers interceding more,
I can truly say that when I sing Your songs or read Your word
My heart soars, and I feel my hands raise up, not to be heard,
Lifting joyful hands to You in sweet surrender for all You’ve done.
In the sacrificial free gift of grace of Your only begotten Son.
The joy is unspeakable and it is full of glory, so painfully won.
  • John 15:11 ~ “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
  • Psalm 33:21 ~ “For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.”
  • Isaiah 51:10 ~ “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”
  • Psalm 64:10 ~ “The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory>”
  • Isaiah 55:12 ~ “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
  • Psalm 126:5,6 ~ “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy, He that goeth forth and weepeth bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
  • Habakkuk 3:18 ~ “Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
  • 1 Peter 1:8 ~ “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
  • Psalm 89: 15, 16 ~ “Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance. In Thy name shall they rejoice all the day; and in Thy righteousness shall they be exalted.”

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Seeking God

When you seek to know God you are seeking with all your heart.
That means searching Him, but He is not lost, it is you that is apart.
For you to know God, fasting, if done with the right intention.
It does not mean verbalizing it, better that you not even mention.

Seeking the Lord means you want to literally be in His presence.
The Hebrew word “to seek” means “His Face, His very essence."
God is omnipresent, everywhere, near everything and everyone.
A conscious fixing or focusing of our mind’s attention on Him.

It is not mental coasting, it is a conscious choice to start, to begin
Directing your heart and mind towards God, set a personal goal.
It is a deliberate choice, like choosing life, giving God control,
But at the same time staying away from questionable places,
Unhealthy attractions; would you take Jesus to some pub places?
If you cannot take the Lord, look upon His face, how will you grow?                                                                                                 

Matthew 6:33 ~ “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you/.
Jeremiah 29:13 ~ “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart"

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Being Bold

Are we bold enough to tell our neighbours what Christ means to us?
They cannot laugh at us or malign our faith, and we have a big plus.
What do we fear, we talk about our experience if we are sincere.
The Spirit is a plus, we are not threatening, or making a big fuss.
It is what we believe, sharing our faith; what He has done for us.
We are not forcing them, pressuring, or putting them on the spot.
We want to tell them Christ is real, this is not about us, it is Him!
“ Born Again” may be an anathema word; it is deliverance from sin.

Think of how the missionaries must feel, going to a foreign land..
They go with the Spirit, and a language they may not understand.
They have a drive in them “to go” a need that others might know 
Their Saviour personally, and then they teach the how to grow 
In the knowledge of the Saviour which can be a great challenge,
Many already know that Jesus died to make the great exchange.
For often the God’s of that country will be added to the Saviour, 
Aren’t numerous God’s better? and so often they feel a failure.

They work and pray so hard, and ask for our prayers to go too.
For if we have one neighbour here, how many do we rescue?
Missionaries may work for years, then, just as soon as they leave 
The Nationals go back to the old ways, unless they all receive 
Ongoing teaching and really get to know GOD’S face and word.
It is the glue that holds them together in a world that is unstirred 
By the Spirit of God, and when people do not continue to pray 
Without ceasing, here, where things are more clear, and can say

Without fear that a kernel of corn with faith can grow into a field 
But here too we need to pray for another great revival of souls,
Time is short, and there are millions unreached, and our goals?
Is it the Western World that needs the revival, a wake up call?
For the fields are ripe unto harvest, the harvesters are too few.
God will reap His kingdom with or without us, how about you?
The blood that was shed by Christ is not just a historical event.

It happened 2,000 years ago and the cross is why He was sent.