Saturday, March 28, 2020

On Faith Alone

Life has so much that we can depend upon.  Thank God for that!  There is much more, however, that is yet unreachable.  Therein lies 'faith.'   Can you accept that?

Though issues, they be cryptic, yea,
though puzzled I may be,
I know that it shall not affect
the hope and joy of me!
For I have not accepted Him
on what I understand,
I took Him upon faith alone
at His unfurled hand!

I took Him upon faith alone,
yet more and more each day
come the answers very clear
upon the Narrow Way!
And the issues cryptic, for
I know that, by and by,
I will be enlightened as
His reason cometh nigh!

I took Him upon faith alone,
and that's where I remain:
confident, secure in Him
Who bore the crimson stain!
Knowing, even KNOWING, yes,
He is and e'er will be
not only in the very clear
but in what I can't see!

Yes, that's the kind of security we have in knowing Jesus!  The world cannot understand this until they request Him to open their eyes, and such will only come as He becomes your Savior!

Friday, March 27, 2020

NOTHING to do?!

In the days that are, we see and hear so many wondering such.  However, there are still many means of connecting and making a difference for His Kingdom!

Until the Trumpet Blast there is
so very much to do!
So various the callings He
has placed on me and you.
That which may seem 'trivial'
means 'life' unto another.
NEVER take for granted what
you're doing for your brother!
And never see as 'pointless' that
which YOU are called to do!
For there are things in life that can
be only done by YOU!
You have purpose; you have value
regardless who you are!
Just a 'call' or 'greeting,' it
can go so very far!

And for His glory only in

the times and in the days.
Avail yourself to Him in full
and HE will find the ways
to bless another, bless yourself
and magnify His Name,
uplifting your own spirit as
you bring to Him acclaim!

So much much NOT happening...yet so necessary, more than ever, the witness He has called us to be!  Allow Him to flow freely through you, and be amazed at what HE can accomplish!


Thursday, March 26, 2020

The ONLY Certainty!

For so many years, for generations, we have gone about getting done what we must.  But these are strange times, my friend.  Something, however, remains the same...

Leaning on the ONLY Certainty

here in these days;
raising arms unto Him, seeking
out His holy ways;
doors do not close unless The Father
has another way;
to obtain it, His command
so simple: watch and pray!
Such requires humility
and stillness on my part.
Such traits are not inherent,
for each are a learned art!
I am accustomed to do my best
as fast as I can do;
doing my best while 'quarantined?'
The same be something new!

BUT GOD, He is still active and

He is so very near!
He knows the times and seasons and,
ALL things, to Him, are clear!
He was, He is and is to be,
and we, we are His Own!
His Presence, peace and comfort,
in ALL days, for they are known!

It may be uncomfortable to leave the house these days, but comfort can still remain inside your heart.  Whomever you are, whatever you MUST do, the Truth remains:  "Greater is He that is within me that anything out in the world!"  Use the wisdom and discretion He gives you, and STAND UPON HIS WORD!


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

If ever we needed such!

Oh, the calm assurances of God!  If ever there were times that we need such, it is now!  Though we may not understand, HE DOES, and we can rest in that!

Closer to my Jesus,

nearer, God to You!
In the silence, in the still,
the BEST that I can do!
So many things are different
than only weeks ago!
But Lord, You are the same we love,
we worship and we know!

How precious are the guarantees

that only YOU can give!
In You, we have our being, Lord,
we breathe...we move...we LIVE!
The secret things belong to You--
there's NOTHING that can hide!
Thus, so glorious the truth
that, in You, we abide!!

Nearer, o my God, to You,

yet even in these days!
We cling to You with utter trust
and count upon Your ways!
No man be there to match Yourself,
nor will there ever be!
We but continue, Lord, to trust--
KNOWING that You see!!

It is unknown?  Give it to God.  It is unsearchable?  Tell God from your heart.  Confused?  Scared?  Anxious?  He understands it all fully and His ears are open and His hands are reaching out, and He longs to hear it from you!


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March 24th

Another day.  One more day of a 'life' that many of us are not accustomed to.  During these days, cling to That which you know is certain and secure, because

The peaks and valleys surely will continue.

The only thing to vary is our gait.
At whatever speed we're moving forward,
there IS a place where we will celebrate!
This current place, it is unknown to many;
the gamut of emotions does it cause;
BUT GOD, He may desire us, so busy,
to take this season to relax and pause?

"This, too, shall pass..." it is a settled promise.

'Til then, however, vigilant remain.
Keep doing everything that you are able,
knowing that, ALL things, does He contain!
Unprecedented be the things we're seeing.
They call for a response that is the same!
That can be done only as we humble
and commit ALL THINGS to Jesus' Name!

Yes, in times so very strange

God continues to arrange;
and we SHALL persevere
with JESUS always near!

Stand firm, my friend.  Be strong in Him.  For I promise you that there are others looking to you and at you for such strength, and we can direct them to our Source of strength: Jesus Christ!  For The Word is rife with assurances and abundant with truths to which ALL may cling!

And always remember: GOD'S GOT THIS!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Press on as best you can!

Regardless of the reports, in spite of what is at hand, there are certainties that ARE and shall ever remain...

There is peace--when it

cannot be understood...
there is goodness, even when
'rare' seems to be 'good;'
there is comfort that this world
cannot provide--
it all comes from Jesus
as He's glorified!

Regardless of the issues going on,

Jesus, He not ever will be gone!
He knows of everything and everywhere;
wherever YOU must be He will be there!

Lord Jesus and His attributes--

essential to this place!
HE IS, and not that we deserve,
it's through His love and grace!
He knew...He knows...and He knows what
will be forevermore!
Trust Him completely, with abandon,
for VICTORY is in store!!

Strange, dangerous and deadly days are upon us, BUT GOD was here first, and He WILL BE here when this is over!  Pray on, stand fast, plead The Blood and continue to live.  His peace and grace suffice, and His Will is greater than anything else!


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Greater Assurances

If ever there be a time that we need such, it be in the days that are.  Amidst the panic, fear and fanaticism, GOD remains calm and faithful...

"In the chaos, in the fray,
oh Lord, You are my Rock!
Regardless of the happenings,
regardless of the shock,
in spite of that so foreign, oh Lord,
You remain the same,
and the Serenity You are
do we always, ever claim!

You know our situation, Lord,

You knew it all along,
and You made provision to assure
we could retain our song!
So much 'unknown' to such as we
be happening down here,
and yet Your voice so resonates
'I'm with you.  Have no fear.'

Our Foundation and our Rock--

Lord, You CANNOT be shaken!
Whatever happens in this life
You were, You are and You will be,
and we, we are Your Own!
We press on as we cling to You
to Whom ALL things are known!"

Yes, cling to Jesus with all you have and do the best you can KNOWING He is in control and will do all the rest!  There is no greater assurance than JESUS CHRIST!