October 31, 2020

Never Sated - (By Tom Balistreri)

Never full,
never sated,
desire for You
is unabated.

Love for thee
never undone,
I call to You,
Holy Spirit come.

October 30, 2020

A Failed Protest - (By Tom Balistreri)

My soul resists with protest,
and fails to enter into Your rest.

But then through trial I understand,
peace is found within Your plan.

October 29, 2020

Fall To Folly - (By Tom Balistreri)

To succumb to temptation
and run to folly,
can leave a soul
with melancholy.

Yet joy can revive,
and hope can live,
for we have God,
who is quick to forgive.

October 28, 2020

Not Envious - (By Tom Balistreri)

Envy not the wicked man,
who seems to have success.
For his life will end in folly,
his death will bring no rest.

October 27, 2020

Constant Conundrum - (by Tom Balistreri)

Life is seldom considered humdrum.
More often it's a constant conundrum.
But with prayer and Gods grace,
one can succeed as they live in faith.

October 26, 2020

Your Panoply - (by Tom Balistreri)

Praise and worship I give to thee,
Your marvelous panoply.

You fulfill and are all in all.
Your children rejoice to hear Your call.

October 25, 2020

The Shadow Of The Almighty - (by Tom Balistreri)

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.

October 24, 2020

You Alone - (by Tom Balistreri)

You alone are worthy of continuous praise.
You alone are holy and the ancient of days.
You alone deserve the praises that we sing.
You alone are God and King of all Kings. 

October 23, 2020

Make Sacrifice - (by Tom Balistreri)

Of lust and pain make sacrifice.
Your eternal gain is worth the price.
Your spirit will grow in holy power.
And you'll be prepared for your final hour.

October 20, 2020

Strengthen Me Lord - (by Tom Balistreri)

Strengthen me Lord to fight this fight.
I can not conquer in my own might. 
With Your power before I'm done.
I will have courage to overcome.

The Spirit Will Quicken - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Holy Spirit will quicken.
Knowledge He bestows.
He shall lead and guide you,
in all you need to know.

October 19, 2020

The Page Is Written - (by Tom Balistreri)

The page is written,
the ink is dry,
you can not change,
the times gone by.

The paths ahead,
the undiscovered plan,
success to be,
in God's hands.

He is more,
than just a guide,
He will walk,
by your side.

If you should fall,
He will help you stand,
and lead you to,
that promised land.

October 18, 2020

Ever Hopeful - (by Tom Balistreri)

My heart is ever hopeful.
Lord I trust in You.
For Your Word is salvation,
eternal and true.

October 17, 2020

My Sanctuary - (by Tom Balistreri)

I enter in your sanctuary.
It's there that I find rest.
My joy complete,
my heart renewed.
My spirit is refreshed.

You welcome me.
You give me love.
You're my everything.
I give You praise,
You are my God,
savior and King.

October 15, 2020

A Fence Around Me - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Lord has put a hedge,
a fence around my life.
To protect me from attack,
from the hatred of the light.
If in battle I should fall,
my foe celebrates in vain.
For through the grace of God,
I shall rise again.

October 14, 2020

To Elicit Response - (by Tom Balistreri)

To elicit response the Lord will call
not with thunder to shake all.

Not with lighting or a whirlwind.
But with a still small voice one hears within.

October 11, 2020

Carefree With Thee - (by Tom Balistreri)

I seek not fame or to live carefree.
I only desire to be close to thee.
You are my life, my everything.
You are God, my Lord and King.

October 10, 2020

Acceptance Accepted - (by Tom Balistreri)

Many seek acceptance,
from people in the world.
Yet they find none.
Their hope is unfurled.

Yet God accepts all
whether near or far,
for His love extends to them,
just the way they are.

October 8, 2020

Shepherded - (by Tom Balistreri)

The Good Shepherd leads us,
with His staff and rod.
Through hills and valleys,
and the green fields of God.

He guards and guides us,
with His gentle care.
Gently healing wounds, 
and answering our prayers.

October 7, 2020

Renewal - (by Tom Balistreri)

To have the faith of a child,
was easier before things got wild.
Help me Lord after all this time,
to hear Your Spirit and renew my mind.

October 6, 2020

Illuminated Pathway - (rhymed by Tom Balistreri)

You illuminate my path,
until my journey is complete.
“For Your Word,
is a lamp unto my feet.”
Psalm 119:105

October 5, 2020

Your Invitation - (by Tom Balistreri)

We have received an invitation
to join in the glory of the Lord.
He has paid the entrance price.
One that we could not afford.

All are welcome to His kingdom.
To enter simply start,
by leaving the world behind,
and giving Him your heart.

October 4, 2020

I Seek The Specific - (by Tom Balistreri)

Lord I seek the specific,
to understand Your plan.
To rightly find Your will,
and do the best I can.

Though the path is unclear,
I will do as You saith,
for the trust I have in You,
is the sign of my faith.

October 3, 2020

Shaping Clay - (By Tom Balistreri)

Far too high above me,
for me to understand,
why God of all creation,
would choose to be a man.

With faith I believe,
in the Father’s plan.
We are reformed by the skill,
of the master’s hand.

October 2, 2020

The Place Of Grace - (by Tom Balistreri)

Because of shame
I hid my face.
But God's grace
took my disgrace.

Now former things
have been erased.
And I'm lifted
to a Holy place.

October 1, 2020

Seeking Muse - (a poem by tom balistreri)

One seeks inspiration,
to find their muse,
or proper methods,
to be put to use.

Waste not the time,
seeking thoughts elsewhere,
when answers come,
through simple prayer.