January 22, 2018

Mope Not

Do not dwell on struggle,
nor whine and mope.
Have faith in God,
your eternal hope.
He will redeem
and see you through,
to blessings that
you never knew.

January 21, 2018

Our Replacement

The Lord is my replacement,
for a price I can not pay.
He restored the path to God.
He opened up the way.
He took away my sin.
Renewed my soul within,
and made is possible
to be more like Him.

January 20, 2018

Clean Again

The Lord took my soul,
stained with sin,
and made it clean,
and new again.
Removed the doubt,
that gave me strife,
and replaced it with
faith and life.

January 19, 2018

The Shadow Of The Almighty

He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.
For in the hands of God,
are the souls of the just.
Safe from deadly pestilence,
and from the fowler’s snare.
In the shadow of the Almighty,
I find protection there.

January 18, 2018

The Path Through Time

Every day it draws nearer,
with every tick of the clock.
The end of my journey,
in this land that I walk.
With faith and perseverance,
the trials of life I roam.
Until my day is ended,
and God welcomes me home.

January 17, 2018

In My Privacy

In the privacy of my room,
I open up in prayer.
Although I seem alone
I know that God is there.
He hears my every word.
He knows my every thought.
He answers me in love,
and directs me as I ought.

January 16, 2018

Be Not Chaotic

Let your heart be not chaotic,
with anguish that will not cease.
But rest in Jesus Christ,
and dwell in peace.
It passes all understanding,
yet dwells in the humble and the awed.
It's rest in the Holy Spirit,
and the comfort of God.

January 15, 2018

Make It Vanish

Cleanse me Lord.
Make iniquity vanish.
Renew a right spirit in me.
My soul does brandish,
sins stain,
dark and weighty.
Your Word,
gives me cleansing.
Your love sets me free.
I praise and adore You.
Loving Father,
God and King.

January 14, 2018

Nothing When Apart (based on John 15:5)

You are the branches,
I am the vine.
You must abide in Me,
and we will be entwined.
The result will be,
much fruit you will bear.
For apart from Me,
there will be nothing there.

January 13, 2018

The Test

This life we live,
is like a test,
that all must take,
before we rest.
But if one clings to Christ
to the last,
they'll find the test,
is one they pass.

January 12, 2018

The Rising Son

The Son sets in the west.
Men watch the light decrease.
They fear the approaching darkness.
They are restless and without peace.
But faith shall return,
the light will once again increase.
Night turns to day,
as the Son rises in the east.

January 11, 2018

The Center Of My Life

You are the center of my life.
Your direct my path,
and show me the light.
You guide me through,
the dark of night.
You take what's left,
and make it right.
My desire,
with each new day,
is to raise my hands,
and give You praise.
You are wonderful,
God and King.
You are all I need,
my everything.

January 10, 2018

Not A Copycat

Jesus was not a copycat,
of philosophers before.
Others promised enlightenment,
as He,
but so much more.
Some say His salvation,
in neither unique,
or odd.
But He alone laid claim,
to be the Son of God.

January 9, 2018

In God I Cling

There a times
I can not laugh and sing.
My only hope,
is in God I cling.
The pressures squeeze,
and buffet me.
I need the Lord,
to set me free.
Where is the end?
The morning light.
When will the path,
again be right?
Here me Lord.
Set me free.
All my hope.
I put in Thee.

The Works Of Grace

I show my faith,
through my deeds.
But it’s not my works,
that rescue me.
My sins through work,
are not erased.
But I am redeemed
by God’s grace.

January 8, 2018

My Old Friend

Good to see you my old friend What a surprise how have you been. I’ve been well, I hope that you’ve been fine. I agree It’s been a long long time. How's it going in your life. How's the family? How's your wife? How things change, now we understand. It's alright to change our plans. We're not the same as we used to be. So much that we, could not foresee. It's Time to go my old friend. Let's try to do this once again. So many memories, in the mind. We must not wait, such a long long time.

Turn From The False

In a world that's fallen,
with many faults,
many turn to ways,
that are false.
But I've learned Your precepts,
that I've heard since youth,
for You are God,
and Your Word is truth.

January 7, 2018

The Stand

There are times,
pursuing in light,
while choosing things,
that are right,
as are known to be,
in God's sight,
despite standing for
what's already known,
you may find yourself,
standing alone.

January 6, 2018

Life Goes South

Lord guide my heart.
Lord guide my mouth.
Give me strength,
when life goes south.
Help me find the path.
Show me the way.
Awaken my faith,
for a new day.

January 5, 2018

Psalm 51:10-12 (paraphrased and rhymed)

Lord cast me not from Your presence,
or take the Holy Spirit from me.
Create in me,
a pure heart,
renew my spirit,
Restore to me the joy,
of Your salvation,
and victory,
Grant me a willing spirit,
oh God,
to sustain me.