Monthly Archives: November 2018

Effective Prayer

The A.S.K. Principle

This poem was written in conjunction with my book of the same title.

When I’ve lost my direction
In this crazy old world
I’m reluctant to ask for some help
I think it’s a reflection
That I’m not self-assured
And it makes me feel very inept

But I can’t have this attitude
In my walk with the Lord
When I find I am losing my way
I will have more gratitude
If i look to His word
And find how He tells me to pray

He says first I must ask Him
When I’ve come to stray
Whether knowledge or wisdom I need
And He says that He’ll give
And show me the way
To find the next step in my plea

Next is to seek out
His will for my life
In the situation I’ve fallen in
Then I can figure out
The escape from my strife
And find the path destined to win

Last I must knock
At the door I come to
It shall open to me on its own
The door is unlocked
And it opens to view
The answer that He will make known

Now all that sounds simple
And easy to do
But there’s one trick you need to remember
The asking and seeking
And knocking you do
Must be done ’til you’re led to the answer

He always will lead to the answer
He always will answer your plea
It’s the waiting and watching that’s hard to do
So ask ’til your heart is set free
And seek ’til you see
And knock “til you reach the door.

The Believers Life

Your Choice

We are not robots
Not programmed for life
Not controlled by another
Not hard wired to a specific task
Not bound to a certain set of rules
Not mindlessly obedient

We are human beings
Independent
Determined to our own way
Free to choose our destiny
Free to decide our path
Free to walk where we want to walk

God created us
To love Him
But to make our own choice
Salvation is free
But not mandatory
You can choose
Heaven or hell
It’s up to you
What will you choose

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/your-daily-word-prompt-mandatory-November-28-2018/

 

Soon and Very Soon

I can tell by the faint
Dim Light
Giving shape to the trees
And buildings far off
It increases
Slow but sure
I see the slight tint
On the dark gray clouds
Above the horizon

Soon and very soon

I can tell as the rays
Hit the bottom
Of the clouds
They start to light up
First a dull yellow
Growing slowly
In it’s glory
To a brilliant gold
Gilding the formerly gray
Obscure shapes

Soon and very soon

Those rays hit another cloud
Then another
Pink
Orange
Red
Purple
Colors appear across the sky
Extending further
And further
Lighting the sky
Thrilling the eye

Soon and very soon

The sun will peak it’s face
Over the horizon
The show will be over here
To be shown elsewhere
Further west
And further west
Throughout eternity

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/24/your-daily-word-prompt-horizon-November-24-2018/

Jesus Life

Unexplainable

Sometimes I can explain and other times I can’t
The science of this world is not enough
It can only go so far
To explain the sun and stars
But just cannot explain my Father’s love

They say it was a big bang that started everything
And all creation came from not a thing
But then they say that something
Cannot come from nothing
It seems they just can’t grasp a lot of things

Perhaps it was a big bang that began the world we know
It happened in the blink of an eye
The Father spoke the Word
Let there be Light was heard
And all the universe came into sight

But to explain a Father that would give His only Son
To die a painful death upon a tree
To save a sinful soul
To come and make us whole
I can’t explain His ardent love for me

So when you talk of science and logical response
Just remember that He died to give you life
It just does not make sense
For God to recompense
This kind of love for one’s who cause Him strife

We all were sinners lost with no hope for future life
Hell and it’s torture was our destiny
But God did send His Son
He was the only one
Who could give eternal life to you and me

So today I ask you please to put aside that hardened heart
And accept what Jesus did for you and me
Because science can’t explain
His purpose and His plan
It’s faith that will decide your destiny

You Overwhelm Me Jesus

You overwhelm me Jesus
Every day that I’m alive
You give me every breath
You give sight to my eyes
You make the birds to sing
You cause the sun to rise
You overwhelm me Jesus
Because you give me life

You overwhelm me Jesus
I’m captured by your grace
Whenever i face hardships
I long to see your face
And when I’m down and dreary
You listen when I pray
You overwhelm me Jesus
In many different ways

You overwhelm me Jesus
I’ll lift my voice in praise
Because you are my Savior
My hands to you are raised
I’ll worship in the spirit
I’ll lift your holy name
You overwhelm me Jesus
Your wonders I’ll proclaim

In response to the daily prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/23/your-daily-word-prompt-overwhelm-November-23-2018/

Poetry Book now available!

I have published my first poetry book using the Kindle Direct method. It is now available on Amazon.com for all of you who have asked and asked that I get some of my poems published. This is a short test to see how it goes over before I look into a larger volume of poems.

The book contains 20 poems that have received the highest reviews ob comments on my Facebook and WordPress pages. Poems of encouragement and praise for you to meditate on and seek God;s refuge in those days when you just need something to lift you up. The book is called “A Stroll with the Psalmist” and you can find it HERE

I hope many of my regular readers will purchase a copy for their library.  It is also available on Kindle as an E-book.

Thank you to all of you who have been so faithful on this blog.  This book would not have happened without your encouragement and support.  May God bless your every moment!

The Believers Life

Maybe Then

Maybe if I’d take the time to seek His way
Maybe if I’d take the time to humbly pray
Maybe if I’d give to Him my life this day
Maybe then I’d find the peace He gives

Maybe if I wouldn’t be so stuck on me
Maybe if I’d come to Him down on my knee
Maybe if I’d take to Him my ardent plea
Maybe then I’d know the joy He gives

It’s all about Him and not about me
It’s all about grace and His mercy
It’s all about love given oh so free
It’s all about Jesus, all about Jesus

Maybe if I’d set my gaze upon His face
Maybe if I’d try to understand His grace
Maybe if I’d see the price that He has paid
Maybe then I’d know the love He gives

He gave all that He had
His blood was spilled for me
He bore the cross of shame
All to set me free

It’s all about Him and not about me
It’s all about grace and His mercy
It’s all about love given oh so free
It’s all about Jesus, all about Jesus