August 31, 2020

Breakthrough - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord's love broke through.
Now old things are new.
My life has been renewed.
Death has been subdued
The same can be for you,
if you let Christ breakthrough.

August 30, 2020

To Respond - (By Tom Balistreri)

There is much to discover,
in this life and the one beyond.
When one hears God's call,
and faithfully responds.

August 29, 2020

No Small Portion - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord gave us His Spirit in no small portion.
Not divided up or sliced.
But to all believers it is given,
the same Spirit as Christ.

August 28, 2020

Sweet Never Tart - (By Tom Balistreri)

The taste is sweet
never tart.
The essence of joy
within one's heart.

Bought with a price,
one can't afford,
yet paid and given
by the Lord.

August 27, 2020

Not Eerie - (By Tom Balistreri)

There is no fear of the eerie,
for the Holy Ghost loves all dearly.
He does not haunt the dark of night,
but invites all in God's light.

August 26, 2020

He Is Obvious - ( by Tom Balistreri)

The truth of God is obvious.
No one has excuse.
His handiwork is evident.
It's there for all to view.

Fear not to believe.
For it does not bring pain.
God provides guidance,
and His love and joy you gain.

August 24, 2020

It Has Gone - (by Tom Balistreri)

The guilt and the shame,
and the mark of sin's stain,
all of it is has gone.

Jesus Christ has cleansed,
my troubled soul,
and a new life has dawned.

August 23, 2020

Listen And Led - (By Tom Balistreri)

I listen for the Master's voice. To direct my path, to guide my choice. I fear not in strange lands. For I am led by God's hand.

August 22, 2020

Satisfied Craving- (By Tom Balistreri)

I knew not,
to satisfy the craving,
the desire of my soul,
was for God's saving.

He welcomed me despite,
my spotted and stained past.
He took me in loving arms,
and held onto me fast.

August 21, 2020

Placement Of Faith - (by Tom Balistreri)

I will not struggle in God's hand.
As He place me in new lands.
Nor do I need understand,
to know there's goodness in His plans.

August 20, 2020

He Does Shine - (by Tom Balistreri)

Brighter than the sun,
the Lord does shine.
Greater than all gods,
men create in their minds.

He is all and true,
the first and last.
Humbling the mighty,
and lifting the downcast.

August 19, 2020

Too Avid- (By Tom Balistreri)

The world is often avid,
for things frivolous and odd.
But one can never be too avid,
for the things of God.

August 18, 2020

Volunteer Wanted - (a poem by Tom Balistreri)

One must volunteer,
to have a life renewed.
For God won't interfere,
in that you choose.

But He will invite you gently,
to walk in his light.
And those who do,
find eternal life.

August 17, 2020

Cast Upon Him - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord asks us to share,
the burdens that we bare.
Cast upon Him cares.
Behold, He answers prayers.

August 16, 2020

In Heaven And Earth - (By Tom Balistreri)

All things were created,
in heaven and on Earth,
by Almighty God,
who gave them worth.

He will tend His work,
and restore the fallen,
and forgive the sins,
of those who hear His calling.

August 14, 2020

Not So Lofty - (By Tom Balistreri)

Not so lofty
that it can not be obtained.
Not so easy
that one ignores what is gained.

Yet available to all
for those who make the choice.
To seek after God
and make angels rejoice.

August 13, 2020

Rebirth! - (By Tom Balistreri)

A soul full of repentance.
To restore and make amends.
Renewed in Jesus Christ.
To Begin life again.

August 12, 2020

Make It Vanish - (By Tom Balistreri)

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.

August 11, 2020

August 10, 2020

Seems Abstract - (By Tom Balistreri)

The concept may seem abstract,
in this world beset with sin.
But there is a God who loves,
and has always been.


August 8, 2020

My Great Desire - (by Tom Balistreri)

You are all I long for.
Lord You are my great desire.
All that I could hope for.
You are my supplier.

August 7, 2020

He Paid The Price - (By Tom Balistreri)

We were paupers,
unable to pay,
for what we'd done,
there was no way.

When our offerings,
would not suffice,
Christ volunteered,
to pay the price.

August 6, 2020

Not A Joke - (by Tom Balistreri)

Many laugh,
and even joke,
about the words,
that Jesus spoke.
But blessed are those,
with ears to hear,
for them the gift
of life draws near.

August 5, 2020

Open My Eyes - (By Tom Balistreri)

Open my eyes Lord,
and help me see.
the gift of life,
You have given to me.

Grant me understanding.
Let me be aware,
of Your infinite mercies,
and loving care.

August 4, 2020

Not Punishment - (By Tom Balistreri)

God seeks not your punishment, He offers life and fulfillment. He saves us from the results of sin. He renews ours souls to start fresh again.


August 3, 2020

Desolate To Exquisite - (by Tom Balistreri)

A life that once was desolate Through God has become exquisite. The Lord restored spirit and soul, and made the broken into the whole.

August 2, 2020

The Shadow Of The Almighty - (By Tom Balistreri)

He is my refuge and 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.

August 1, 2020

From Underground - (By Tom Balistreri)

As a seed planted
faith grows inside,
and becomes unbound.

For the birds build and rest,
in the tallest trees,
that sprout from just
a mustard seed.