Monday, December 11, 2017

To Reach for You - Re-Posted

Everything I think that I want
Seems just beyond my reach,
Which leads me, Lord, to understand
You still have much to teach.

For when I stretch beyond my reach
I see what I had missed,
And what I’ve learned when I’ve struggled
Is not lightly dismissed.

So let me reach with joyful heart
To come closer to you
And give me strength and wisdom for
The reaching I must do.

Psalm 119:48
I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Child of Grace - Re-Posted

Dear Child of Grace,

I know your day was so hectic,
But I kept watch on you.
I set my name along your walk
That you’d find your way through.

I kept the real harm from your path,
But let some struggles in,
For when you need to call on me
You know who brought the win.

I smoothed the bumps that you would face
But left a curve or two,
So that you could move forward, yet
Not see the whole way through.

I know you didn’t see me there,
Doing the things I do,
But I kept you well in my sight.
And PS… I love You.

Luke 2:40
And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

My Plan - Re-posted

I thought I had the perfect plan
With everything in place
Until the moment that my plan
Collapsed right in my face.

Oh yes, I thought I’d try again…
It was a perfect plan,
But I’d forgotten the first rule
That binds the plans of man.

Perfection is not born on earth,
It lives within God’s heart.
My plan is perfect only when
His plan is where I start.

So now I’ll put my plan in place,
This time with His in mind.
I’m sure “my perfect plan” will be
More perfectly refined. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Some Day - Re-Posted

Some day I want to find myself
Upon a peaceful shore
Where wave and tide have spent themselves
And trouble land no more.
To sit and listen to the song
Of wind and wave and sand
While time stands still and I can hold
A moment in my hand.
But God needs me now for His work,
So that’s where I will be.
Until the day when I can sit 
In stillness by the sea.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

A Prayer of Thanks - Re-Posted

Today my praise is short and sweet,
Thank you for everyone I meet
Who seems to go out of their way
To lift me up, Lord, every day.

Thank you for those who let me grieve
And yet teach me to still believe.
Thank you for those who do what’s right,
And those who give me strength to fight,

For those who lend a helping hand
And those who try to understand.
I bow my head now, Lord, to pray,
Please guard them on their walk today.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Standing Firmly - Re-Posted

I thought I’d be swept out to sea
If I stood on that shore,
Lost to the turbulence of life
And heard from never more.

I felt the waves tug at my feet,
Drawing me out to sea.
I knew if I did not find help
There’d be no hope for me.

And so I called out through the waves,
Salt tears burning my eyes,
“Oh Lord You are my only hope
Of seeing clearer skies.”

The crashing waves rose up again
Then fell back from the shore
And I stood firmly on a rock
I had not seen before.

Now I no longer fear the waves
Or the wild, churning sea,
For I live my life on The Rock
And He will shelter me.

Psalm 31:2
Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Transforming - Re-Posted

I find myself, when thinking back,
Seeing a different me.
I’m not the person I once was,
Nor, yet, who I should be.
But like the butterfly in spring
Preparing to burst free,
I’ll keep changing til I become
The me He wants see.

Philippians 3:21
who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.