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I Close My Eyes

I seek a place of rest.
I walk through the forest
Majestic pine trees on every side
with branches that form a canopy above
Below a beautiful pine needle bed good for my feet tread upon
There is no path laid before me
No way that I have to go to get somewhere
Only the tiny round needles everywhere
my eyes come upon a stump that juts out as if it were a seat waiting for me
I sit and I close my eyes
No trouble there is
No enemy to attack me
Only His gentle breath that the summer breeze leaves behind
I am at rest

I seek a place of peace
in a world where peace is difficult to find
I walk down a path
through a Meadow
which leads into the forest
Deep into the dense
Brush land with trees all around
In the distance I hear a babbling Brook
I set my gauge to get there
Slowly transcending the rocky terrain
I arrive at the bottom of the Hill
The voice of the brook is mumbling over the rocks
Water sweeps from my right to left
I see a stump sitting there just waiting for me
I rest myself upon that stump
I sit and close my eyes and listen to that brook
Wandering aimlessly yet relentlessly toward some distant destination
I am at peace

I seek a place of love
I am not sure where that can be found today in this city
I settled in to watch a romance movie with my wife
sitting in a chair across the Room
There are a few words
every once in a while a question
We just enjoy the movie together
There’s a connection there that one can only describe
as a feeling one gets from a long marriage
a closeness that young people just don’t understand
where that time is precious
I sit and close my eyes
I can sense her love coming across the Room
Like an aroma from a candle
I am in love

I seek a place of joy
It would be easy for me to get caught up in the things of this world
in troubles that are all around me
it would be easy to get disgusted, cold or unhappy
It would be easy to complain and murmur and boast
But I choose a higher path
I choose to walk with the Lord
To know He is always guiding and leading me
even though the Valley
even through the storm
protecting me even if serious trouble comes
Even when the tempter is so strong
I close my eyes and hear His gentle voice
I have found a place of joy

I seek the Lord
He is found
All these other things come my way
Because I put Him
All these other things I are ornaments upon the tree
The tree He is growing as He grows me
All these are the things are my desires
But His desire is that I would want only Him
When I will seek only Him
All these other things will be a natural by-product
of closeness I feel with my Lord
so when I close my eyes
I pray that God will bring me closer to Him
And that is all I pray
Then I am with my Lord


His Abiding Love

I sit here and I tremble at a world out of control
I wonder what will happen as we travel down the road
Will the chaos just increase or will it come to rest
Regardless of what happens I know God will do His best/

You see I do not have to fear what man can do to me
All I need to do is be what God wants me to be
If I follow in His ways and always do His will
I will find my soul will rest when I will just be still

For in that time of stillness He gently speaks to me
He opens up my eyes so that I can clearly see
That all this world can offer will never quite compare
To the peace that He can give me in these times of great despair

Do not think upon what the enemy may do
Set your mind on Jesus for His promises are true
This world will one day fall away and darkness fill the sky
My trust will be in Jesus and He will be my guide

He’ll guide me safely through the storms that will soon come my way
He’ll guide me through the wilderness and strengthen me each day
He’ll walk with me and talk with me and give me peace of mind
While all the while He’ll help me to be gentle and be kind

You see, no greater force is there than His abiding love
Against all of the evil of this world it is enough
So get down on your knees and say a prayer tonight
Lord fill my heart with all that is pure and good and right

Send me out into this world that is growing ever dark
Make me sound the trumpet loud, let me be the spark
The fire of the Holy Ghost is needed everywhere
Help me be the light that will shine and fill the air

In Hard Times

Be Still and Know

Be still
And know that I am God
In the middle of your trial
In the middle of your test

Be still
And know that I am God
In the middle of the sorrow
In the middle of the storm

I will never leave you or forsake you
I will always be there when you call
I will walk beside you when you’re lonely
I will lift you up when you fall

Be still
And know that I am God
When all around seems hopeless
When all around seems lost

I will give you strength in ever weakness
I will give you courage when you fear
I will give you faith when doubts assail you
I will run to you
Yes I will run to you
Oh I will run to you
When you call

Here I am
Take my hand
Walk with me
Trust in me
Here I am
Take my hand
Walk with me’
Trust in me

I will never leave you or forsake you
I will always be there when you call
I will walk beside you when your lonely
I will lift you up when you fall
Be still