Sunday, February 25, 2018

I Choose the Light - Re-Posted

I’ve stood in shadows and in light,
And this much I can say,
Though shadow can be alluring,
Light is the only way.
I lived in shadow for a while
But, like the moth, I knew
The Light was filled with what I need,
And closer still I drew. 
Now I choose to live in The Light,
I’ve left the dark behind,
Though now and then I find it still
Lingers within my mind.
Yet, in those moments when it calls,
The Light shines brighter still.
The siren song of temptation
No longer holds a thrill. 
Psalm 18:28
You make my lamp bright. The Lord my God lights my darkness.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fresh New Starts - Re-Posted

The inlet, shrouded in a mist,
Was silent before dawn.
The morning, not fully awake,
Began to stir and yawn. 
The birds were rustling in the nest,
Their dreams still touched by night.
While the fox, gazing from its den,
Hoped for a glimpse of light.
The day was still a hope unborn,
A promise unfulfilled.
The worries that roamed in the night
Had not yet quite been stilled. 

But dawn was just a breath away,
Born upon angel’s wings,
To bless all of the fresh new starts
That every morning brings.
Job 38:7
while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

Friday, February 23, 2018

In Praise, Not Pride - Re-Posted

Let me not grow vain, my Lord,
About the things I do;
Let any good work that is done,
Be done in praise of you.

For, only when I work in you
And follow where you lead,
Will I have any cause for pride
In any word or deed.

James 1:9
Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Beneath His Wing - Re-Posted

The wind is rough, it’s in my face
And I can hardly stand.
I reach for You and You are there,
But You don’t take my hand.

Instead You let the rising winds
Whip me until they bring
Me close enough that You can keep
Me tucked beneath Your wing.

Psalm 36:7
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

He Is Near - Re-Posted

I look up when I call to You
And I can feel You near,
Though I still cannot see Your face
I know that You can hear.

How vast the heavens seem to me,
But they are much too small
To hold the Lord who formed their shape,
Yet answers when I call.

Isaiah 40: 26
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Where My Riches Are - Re-Posted

I count my treasure every day,
Riches pile up for me.
In fact, I am much wealthier
Than I’ve a right to be.
But you won’t find me passing up
The opportunity
To count the riches that are mine
As far as I can see.
So let me count them now once more,
My one, two and my three
Would be the Grace, the Redemption
And the Love You give me.
The rest of it all falls in place
With simple certainty
When I count as my greatest wealth
The fact that You love me.
Matthew 6:21
For wherever your riches are, your heart will be there also.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Close To Me - Re-Posted

However strong I seem to be,
My heart’s not made of stone.
Sometimes it’s harder than you'd think
To face life all alone.

There are those days when I’m so cold
And bowed beneath my load,
All I can see ahead of me
Is an unending road.

I turn my heart and hand to serve.
I love those on my path.
The dearest return love for love,
But many offer wrath.

Yet, when the sorrow smothers me,
I know that you are near,
And, when my broken heart cries out,
You whisper in my ear.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.