Through Endless Obstacles

Softly
Quietly
Through the ancient forest
Tall and majestic trees
Reaching to the sky
Raining leaves in a drizzle
To the ragged ground below
Some fall into the brook
Babbling
Rolling
Over small rocks
Through tiny culverts
Unceasingly advancing
Through endless obstacles
Nothing stops it
The brook continues on
Softly
Quietly
Like that brook
Which murmurs as it flows
The voice of God speaks
Speaks to ears that will listen
Ears that are open
Hearts that are attentive
Waiting in anticipation
It comes amid this loud world
Thoughts fill our minds
Fleshly thoughts
Godless thoughts
Trying to block out His voice
Persistent
Ever present
His voice speaks
He’s always there
Watching
Waiting
Speaking
Like that brook
Trying to find you
Find your ears
Find your heart
Through endless obstacles
Nothing stops it
Except our inability to listen
His voice continues on

Others More than Self

We see it way to often in this cold world of ours
A person has more interest in himself than others
His life is filled with doubt and chronic pessimism
And no one can look past his blatant narcissism

I was once that man who regarded only me
But then God came along and dropped me to my knees
He said to love the other more than myself alone
Just like I have sent my son for your sins to atone

I gave my heart to Him that day and now He is my Lord
I do my best to walk each day according to His word
He leads me to give more respect to others than myself
The golden rule alive and well is how I choose to dwell

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Narcissism

Planning on Heaven

I’d always been planning on heaven
Ever since I was a lad
My church taught that we
Would go there for free
For Jesus had paid the tab

Then I learned there was one complication
That I had not learned before
If I don’t repent
My sins won’t relent
Jesus must be made my Lord

So I knelt down there in the church pew
I asked Jesus into my heart
He took away
My sin stains that day
He gave me a brand new start

In response to the daily prompt Complication

Limitless Mercy

My days have not always been joyful
His peace has not always been mine
I struggled with sin
Such anger within
I needed a fresh start in life

Then one day I cried out to Jesus
I made Him my Savior and Lord
He showed me His grace
My sin was erased
His mercy became my rewardmercy

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

Now joy bubbles up from my Spirit
His peace always makes my heart glad
His presence is near
I find solace here
The best friend that I’ve ever had

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

The depth of His love
Is always enough
He knows all I need
My prayers He does heed
I’ll walk by His side
In him I’ll abide
His grace is secure
His mercy is pure

His limitless mercy has washed over me
Like stars in the heavens no end do I see
The grace that has pardoned my sin runs so deep
His limitless mercy has washed over me

Sound Steady

I cannot guess the timing
For no one knows the day
The time of His arriving
Is not too far away

I pray that you are ready
To answer His great call
The trumpet will sound steady
And He will gather all

All who call Him Savior
All who call Him Lord
If you have His favor
If He your heart adores

I may be premature
By thinking you are saved
If you’re not really sure
Please get saved today!

 

In response top the daily prompt Premature

Be on Guard

I’m going through chemo so I wear a mask
Protecting from germs is the point of that task
My whole immune system is shot from the drugs
I don’t need to end up diseased with a bug

But there’s something else I must guard against
The sin that will infect my soul is intense
It creeps in so subtly and plants itself deep
If I will make sure my guard does not sleep

But if I should get caught away in my sin
I have a Savior who heals me within
He gave himself freely at Calvary
Now His grace and mercy will be there for me

 

 

In response to the daily prompt Infect

Out of the Fog

There are times when I am restless
There are times when I am down
There are times when life seems useless
And I feel so all alone
In those days when I am weary
I will go to God In Prayer
When I bring to Him my query
I will find an answer this

He hears my cry
All the time
He hears my prayer
He’s always there
I never have to worry or be afraid
Because I know that I have prayed.

There are times when I am hungry
There are times when I’m in doubt
There are times I feel unworthy
When my faith has given out
In those days when I am weary
I will lift my voice in praise
When I bring Him all the glory
He will bless all of my days

He hears my cry
All the time
He hears my prayer
He’s always there
I never have to worry or be afraid
Because I know that I have prayed.

I’ll cry out to Jesus
I’ll lift up His name
He is my refuge
He lights my way
When I am down
When I feel lost
Jesus will lift me
Out of the fog

He hears my cry
All the time
He hears my prayer
He’s always there
I never have to worry or be afraid
Because I know that I have prayed.

 

His Blessings Flow

When it comes to the mercy of my God
I don’t know where to start
He gave His only beloved Son
To purify my heart

When I think of the grace that he bestows
The list grows rather long
Day after day His blessings flow
And to me they belong

And when I think of the patience He and with me
I don’t know where to begin
I was running from Him for oh so long
I’m sure it was running thin

But He loved me then and He loves me know
And He’ll love me forevermore
I can  only lift up my heart and sing
To my precious, wondrous Lord

 

In response to the daily prompt Thin

Royal Pedigree

He cam to a manger, cold and bare
To be born of a lowly virgin there
He grew as a son to a carpenter
Learning the trade and how to work

He taught only what He heard from above
He showed us all of His Father’s love
He served day and night as the people came
He treated them all as they were the same

Then they hailed Him as soon and coming King
They shouted Hosanna His praises they sing
A few days later they had changed their cry
They looked up at Him and cried crucify

They beat Him and mocked Him and laughed Him to scorn
They put on His head a crown of long thorns
They made Him carry His cross down the street
Then they put long sharp spikes in His hands and feet

He gave up His life on the cross that day
He died for us all and the price He did pay
He left heaven’s home to set us free
He put aside His royal pedigree

For God loved us so much He gave us His son
That all who believed in this meek holy one
Would find that their life would now be set free
And they’d live in heaven eternally

In response to the daily prompt Pedigree