February 16, 2020

Passionate Mercy - (by Tom Balistreri)

Your passionate mercy,
Your wondrous grace,
Your loving kindness,
You restore and make chaste.

We worship You Lord,
who loves us and guides,
Who welcomes His children,
with arms open wide.

February 15, 2020

Where Else Can I Go? - (by Tom Balistreri)

Where else can I go Lord,
to hear words of life?
Who else illuminates,
through dark of night?

Who else would accept,
that burdens I bring?
Only You my Lord,
the true God and my King.


February 14, 2020

Morning Prayer - (by Tom Balistreri)

Holy God,
Mighty King,
I await the wonders,
this day will bring.

To You all praise,
I will sing.
For Your mercy is
everlasting.

February 13, 2020

No Longer Aimless - (by Tom Balistreri)

Wandering through life aimless,
bored with the daily sameness,
I found a new life,
with purpose and meaning,
thanks to Almighty God's ,
grace and intervening.

imyauv7sjczpt.gif

February 12, 2020

Seekers Of The Profound - (by Tom Balistreri)

Many in the world are bound,
by the gurus of the profound.
The thinkers of the enlightened,
the leaders of the frightened.

When words of wisdom cease,
and followers are seeking peace,
there's surprise when they find,
God possessed it all the time.

February 11, 2020

Into The Deep - (by Tom Balistreri)

On the sea of God's grace,
you've sailed close to the shore.
Seeking knowledge and understanding,
desiring so much more.

Even in the shallows,
you find the wonders you seek.
But the Lord says to you,
"Set out into the deep."

February 10, 2020

We Stand At The Cusp - (by Tom Balistreri)

We stand at the cusp,
of life and death.
Free to choose either,
with our every breath.

We pray and seek,
and follow the light.
As for myself,
I choose life.

February 9, 2020

The Bells - (by Tom Balistreri)

The chimes ring in the temple.
Church bells sing across the land.
People hear and they go forth.
To receive from Gods hand.

They feel a rising in their spirits.
Like bread that's been leaven.
I pause and I wonder.
Do bells ring in Heaven?

February 8, 2020

No Longer Perplexed - (by Tom Balistreri)

Feeling lost,
and perplexed,
as one whose life,
seems as vexed,

I turned towards Christ,
He changed all things,
now in joy,
and praise I sing.

February 7, 2020

Final Triumph - (by Tom Balistreri)

No mater your situation,
or lifestyle you have had.
The Lord will receive you.
No burden will He add.

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.

The Lord God will triumph,
over all evil deeds.
He will heal all that's broken,
and set all captives free.

February 6, 2020

He Fulfilled Prophecy - (by Tom Balistreri)

He fulfilled,
all prophecy.
He sacrificed,
for you and me.
From the chains of death,
He set us free.
Jesus gave,
us victory.

tumblr_ncfkoqsixw1tv1qiho1_1280.gif

February 5, 2020

Standing After The Fall - (by Tom Balistreri)

I have vowed,
and I have failed.
My foolish ways,
seem to prevail.

My Lord forgives.
But I do not.
I curse myself,
for what I've wrought.

Yet again I stand.
I am not done.
With the help of God.
I'll overcome.

February 4, 2020

I seek - (by Tom Balistreri)

I thirst for God,
my heavenly Father,
as in a desert,
seeking water.

If I'm to survive,
in this dry land,
I need the Lord,
to hold my hand.

Open my heart,
open my eyes,
make me aware,
let me realize.

The beauty and truth,
glory inferred,
the blessings You've given,
through Your Word.

February 3, 2020

He Refreshes Me - (by Tom Balistreri)

When the trials of life,
become old,
I turn to God,
and refresh my soul.

He lifts me up,
and comforts me,
removes my chains,
and sets me free.

February 2, 2020

The Rope Of Prayer - (by Tom Balistreri)

Lord each knot has been placed,
reminding me of thy face.
I pray as in a desert thirsty,
Awaiting thy tender mercy.


rushing-waterfall-and-river.gif

February 1, 2020

Keep Me Simple - (by Tom Balistreri)

Keep me simple,
keep me true.
Keep me on,
the path to You.

May my successes,
bring humility,
and my heart,
closer to Thee.

January 31, 2020

Not Natural - (by Tom Balistreri)

It may not always seem natural,
to do things that are admiral.
But actions fall in place,
with help from God's grace.

January 30, 2020

Silent Walk - (by Tom Balistreri)

As I trek,
along a path,
or on a sidewalk,
in cities of glass,

my voice is silent,
and yet I pray,
and thank you Lord,
for all Your ways.

January 29, 2020

What Profit A Man? - (by Tom Balistreri)

To gain the world,
but to lose one’s soul,
has no profit,
down in Sheol.

To possess earthly kingdoms,
moments in history,
then a life of regret,
for eternity.


January 28, 2020

The Solid Base - (by Tom Balistreri)

You are my Rock,
my solid base.
Bestowing love,
and abundant Grace.

I long to go,
to Your place,
and gaze upon,
Your Holy face.

January 27, 2020

The Contrasting Ways - (by Tom Balistreri)

The great contrast
is between dark and light.
The path of evil,
or to do what's right.

Surely all do know,
and all have heard.
It's all laid out,
in God's written Word.

January 26, 2020

Completion In God - (by Tom Balistreri)

The soul is empty,
an incomplete.
Without Your presence,
and love so sweet.

For one lacks sense,
nor can understand,
their place in life,
without God's hand.

January 25, 2020

Prayer To God The Father - (by Tom Balistreri)

God Almighty,
creator of all things,
You declared we call You Father,
to You we pray and sing.

Full of love and mercy,
You bless us with your care.
Who or what is like You?
What can be compared?

I humbly praise and thank You.
In your presence I am awed.
For You are The Eternal,
The Mighty, Loving God.

January 24, 2020

Unchanging - (by Tom Balistreri)

Season change,
as we through time.
Search for the constant,
and you will find,
there's only one,
with surety,
that is the Lord,
God Almighty.

January 23, 2020

We Make It Complicated - (by Tom Balistreri)

We make life so complicated,
by living life,
our own way.

It is all so much easier,
when we do
what God says.

waterfall-one.gif

January 22, 2020

Fake Future - ( by Tom Balistreri)

Many voices, 
false and fake,
call to a soul, 
to awake.
To promises, 
and possibilities,
that emphasize 
life's frivolities.
But God has given 
promises true,
that lead to life's 
blessings for you.

January 21, 2020

In The Stillness - (by Tom Balistreri)

In the stillness,
in the silence,
in His rest,
when at peace.

You will hear,
God whisper,
the answers,
that you seek.

January 20, 2020

Back From The Precipice - (by Tom Balistreri)

We stand upon a precipice.
Gazing from a great height.
Yet we find our way from danger,
by walking in God’s light.

January 19, 2020

Artificial Ways - (by Tom Balistreri)

The world displays,
artificial ways,
and tries to persuade,
a life buried in haze.

But there is great disparity,
to reality in clarity,
and walking in the light,
when one lives in Christ.

gdbklp.gif

January 18, 2020

What Profit A Man? - (by Tom Balistreri)

To gain the world,
but to lose one’s soul,
has no profit,
down in Sheol.
To possess earthly kingdoms,
moments in history,
then a life of regret,
for eternity.

January 17, 2020

Not A Copycat - (By Tom Balistreri)

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 16, 2020

You Have Shown Me Lord - (By Tom Balistreri)

You have shown me Lord,
in the way that I have dwelt,
I've sought to be like others,
rather than myself.

I thank you Lord,
that You have cleared my mind,
and shown me I'm unique,
and one of a kind.


January 15, 2020

Display Of Millions - (By Tom Balistreri)

More than millions,
are the stars in the heavens.
The wonders of creation,
astonish and beckon.

They display God's hand,
who reigns thereof,
and calls all to salvation,
with tenderness and love.

January 14, 2020

A Tourist Passing Through - (By Tom Balistreri)

I pass through this world,
as if a tourist.
Knowing this is not,
where I will find rest.

My peace shall be,
in the age to come,
with God and King,
in His Son.

January 13, 2020

Through The Struggle - (By Tom Balistreri)

Through the challenge,
and the struggle,
I seek the Lord,
in times of trouble.

He comforts,
and strengthens me,
and gives the grace,
that I need.

January 12, 2020

The Luxury Of The Poor - (By Tom Balistreri)

The rich man lives in luxury,
all needs met in this life.
The poor man depends on God,
to lead him through the strife.

The end for each is similar,
both arrive at the grave.
But it was easier for the poor,
to find he was saved.

January 11, 2020

I Shall Not Hesitate - (By Tom Balistreri)

I shall not fear 
or hesitate,
to walk the path 
that is straight.
Through valley's dark 
without fear,
towards the Lord
I draw near.

January 10, 2020

Open Your Present - (By Tom Balistreri)

It's not out there,
in the unwritten future.
It's not back there,
in the settled past.
It is in the here and now,
that you must live and hold fast.

January 8, 2020

The Ancient And New - (By Tom Balistreri)

He is ancient and eternal,
always was and ever new.
Through Him all is created.
All in His Word is true.

He bestows grace and love,
and guides everything.
For He is God almighty,
the Lord and King.

fly-gif-moving-sky-favim-com-3768878.gif

January 7, 2020

Merciful Light - (By Tom Balistreri)

With God there is light,
illuminating with love.
Around, within,
below and above.

Darkness flees,
truth made bright,
souls are redeemed,
in God's merciful sight.

January 6, 2020

Be Careful - (By Tom Balistreri)

Be careful in
the ways of life,
avoiding wrong,
and needless strife.

Walk in the ways,
of the Lord,
joining with brothers,
in one accord.

January 5, 2020

A Sure Guide - (By Tom Balistreri)

This life is unpredictable.
Like wind to and fro.
The currents ever shifting,
changing direction where one goes.

But You Lord are steady,
always true, a sure way.
Never faltering or failing,
a guide for all our days.

January 4, 2020

Without Murmuration - (By Tom Balistreri)

I shall hold my peace,
without murmuration.
I trust You Lord,
in all situations.

Your love rescues me, 
from life's wrath,
and places me,
on Your path.


January 3, 2020

Open Me - (by Tom Balistreri)

Open my heart,
open my eyes,
make me aware,
let me realize.
The beauty,
the truth,
glory inferred,
the blessings You've given,
through Your Word.

January 2, 2020

Each Day - (by Tom Balistreri)

Each day I arise,
and stand before Your eyes.
With potential to bless,
or do what I despise.

Although my end may come,
to me without warning.
I'm grateful Your mercy,
is new every morning.

January 1, 2020

My Soul’s At Rest - (by Tom Balistreri)

My soul's at rest,
my hearts at peace,
my praise to God,
shall never cease.

He is my life,
my everything,
Mighty God,
Lord and King.