Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Needless Worries

The path ahead is so obscured,
And yet I must walk on.
I know that when I’ve reached the end
These worries will be gone.
They have no power over me
Unless I give them play,
And yet they linger in my path
To trip me up each day.
I see the light that’s up ahead
And I know I’ll get through,
But, until that day, pushing on
Is all that I can do.
Psalm 25:15
My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Some days perseverance alone
Is all that gets me through.
When my rock meets a stony place,
I dig my roots in You.
I know that I am tested now
That someday I might live
With all the blessings that a life
Of faith and strength can give.
So bring on all the stony paths,
The hard places to go,
And I will dig my roots in deep,
Hold tight and fight to grow!
James 1:2-4 
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Resting in God

I rested by the shore today,
Nestled within its peace.
For, when I hear the sounding waves,
My spirit finds release.
Thus is it with the Lord, also,
I’m still within His Grace.
When I am frantic, tossed and blown
He is my resting place.
If I can stay within the calm
That flows from God to shore,
Then I can face whatever storm
That life may hold in store.
Psalm 62:1
Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Obedient as Nature

The flowers do not bloom in fall
They only burst in spring
And autumn winds sing different songs
Than those winter would sing.

The seasons move obedient
To plans that You’ve outlined
And all occurs as it should be
With patterns that refined.
But then you come to folk like me,
Stiff necked, I think’s the word,
And, though I know what You expect,
I act like I’ve not heard.
Obedience is not that hard,
And Your yoke is quite light.            .
I’ve come to learn that things go well
When I do what is right,
But still I have this stubborn streak,
I’m obstinate at best.
I want to be obedient,
And still I fail the test.
So turn my heart back to you, Lord,
Teach me what flowers know.
Remind me that when I obey
Blossoms of joy will grow.
1 Kings 8:58
May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Waiting on the Lord

I know that this climb waits for me,
But now I have no strength.
So I will wait upon the Lord
For strength enough at length.
Oh Lord I want to make this climb,
As You expect me to,
But as yet I’m not strong enough
So I will wait on you.
Your word has offered me this hope
That I can count on You,
But I must wait upon Your time
If I’m to see it through.
So, Lord, I’ll wait upon Your will
And then I’ll make that climb.
For I have found You faithful, Lord.
I’ll wait upon Your time.
Psalm 27:14
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Frost and Joy

There was a touch of frost that day
That fringed each perfect leaf
And crystalized my every breath,
Though the chill kept them brief.
Yet still the rich colors of life
Shown through that frosty glaze,
Reminding me that there is joy
Even in such cold days.
I will not let the my thought dwell long
On winter’s biting chill,
When I can focus on the life
That beats beneath it still!
Genesis 8:22
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Prayer, A Thank You

Oh Lord, let me speak only words
That bring glory to You.
Let nothing that I do today
Be what I should not do.
Keep my feet moving on the path
That You would have me walk
And when I come to those rough spots
Please, Lord, don’t let me balk.
Let joy and love be what I show,
Whatever I may feel,
And when I think too much of me,
Remind me, Lord, to kneel.
Let me give humbly of myself
To those who are in need,
And, while I take care of me, too,
Don’t let me turn to greed.
Let me take time to stop and pray,
To reflect on Your grace.
And, Lord, when I feel most afraid
Hold me in Your embrace.
I pray these things in gratitude
For all You’ve done for me,
That I might not take for granted
How rich Your grace can be.