Friday, July 31, 2015

The Drought


The drought has lingered on so long,
And, though I’ve prayed for rain,
There seems to be no end in sight
To my grief and its pain.
 
I keep on praying in the faith
That someday it will end,
For God is faithful to His word.
On that I can depend.

I watch the far horizons for
The first signs of the rain,
Yet every day the distant sky
Is clear and without stain.
 
But I will not give up the faith,
There’s dampness in the air,
And when God deems the time is right,
There’ll be rain everywhere.
 
1 Kings18 43-44
“Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked.
“There is nothing there,” he said.
Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”
The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Surrounded by Blessings


I spend so much time trapped in fear
That paralyzes me.
When all around me blooms the grace
That I’m too blind to see.

Your bounty surrounds me, oh Lord,
Breathtaking in array,
But most often my eyes are on
The problems of the day.

It’s not until the day is done
That I look back and see
How boundlessly Your loving grace
Had been all around me.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Meet Me Here


The hills sweep to the mountain’s rise,
A rich and rolling land,
And over all, the arching sky,
Formed by the Maker’s hand.
 
There are no towers made by man
Cathedrals, grand and bold,
Sufficient to encompass all
The majesty they hold.
 
How great the sweep of sky and earth,
My hearts beats to the thrill.
I feel You closest to me here
And, Lord, I always will.
 
Though I live in the world of man,
Still I hold this place dear.
And I will come back often, Lord,
If You will meet me here.

The photo is a blessing and a gift from an old friend. MM thank you, so much, for letting me use your perfect photo!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wings


Oh lord give me the wings to soar
Up toward heaven's eye.
For, by myself, I have no strength,
Or even will to try.
But if You lift me in Your hand
And lead me to the sky
Then I will spread my wings in joy,
Rise heavenward and fly!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Matthew 5:6


I hunger and I thirst for You,
I seek to know You more.
For in You my life overflows,
With so much more in store.
 
I know that by seeking You, Lord,
I find a better me.
And I have grown enough to know
That’s what the quest should be.
 
So I will seek You constantly,
Hunger and thirst for You,
Until I kneel within Your grace,
My quest finally through.
 
Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Storms and Faith


Faith is not born in what we know
But in what we believe.
It is the truth that grace exists,
Despite what we perceive.
 
I watched the storm clouds gathering
And fear grew in my heart,
For I knew, if that wild storm hit,
I would be torn apart.
 
My faith was weak, my fear was strong,
Until I saw the light;
My glance touched on a single cloud
Turning the darkness bright.
 
And, when I saw that one bright cloud
Nestled within the storm,
I knew that all hope was not lost,
And I felt my faith form.
 
What I knew really hadn’t changed
From what it used to be,
But my faith had grown strong enough
To make a change in me.
 
Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see
 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Blessings and Bounty


Thank you for the bounty, Lord,
With which you’ve filled my days
And for the blessings I see grow
In oh so many ways.
 
I may not often stop to say
How much they mean to me,
But they don’t go unnoticed, Lord.
They’re obvious to see.
 
I may not count them every day,
But I’ll say, for my part,
That everyone is noticed and
Is written on my heart.
 
So, from the bottom of my heart,
I thank you, Lord, on more
For all the blessings I’ve received
And for those still in store!