My Weakness, His Strength

It oft produces a feeling forlorn

can leave me feeling spent and worn

when in my own grit, its fury I’ve borne……

My weakness.

It should elicit bended knees

on which to offer humble pleas

to the One by whose help, those burdens ease……

My weakness.

It just might  be the vehicle,

troubles that come to weary the soul 

 to prompt relinquish of mine own control…..

My weakness.

That grievous weight I struggle to bear,

when at last it is given over in prayer,

that blessed assurance my God does share…..

His strength.

My liberated being truly sings,

renewed by the joy His presence brings.

I find myself lifted on eagle’s wings…..

His strength.

So when I’m trembling and brought down low,

my world is rocking to and fro,

how else, but through weakness could I know????

His strength!

9/1/21

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 

2 Corinthians 12:9

You Are The Potter

You are the Potter.

I am the clay.

As handcrafted creation

I’ve no right to say

“Why hast thou made me thus?”

It’s not open for us to discuss.

You are the Potter.

I am the clay.

On your spinning wheel

teach me to stay.

Let  your hands shape me in the right direction,

yielding to  pressure

that works out imperfection.

You are the Potter.

I am the clay.

Perhaps I’m not exquisite 

and put on display.

Let me be content

just by You to be used

in the exact manner 

that You wisely choose.

You are the Potter.

I am the clay.

If you see part of me

that’s in disarray

to you I make this earnest appeal

although it may hurt, put me back on the wheel.

You are the Potter.

I am the clay.

You know what’s best.

Dear Lord, have Your way.

In your mercy and patience

cease not to work on me

till I’m fit for a God filled eternity.

11/27/2020

“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” Isaiah 64:8

“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.” Jeremiah 18:3,4

“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” Romans 9:20,21

Is It Party Time?

Here is the church.

Here is the steeple.

Open the door,

but where are the people?

They should be inside.

There’s plenty of room.

 Due to pandemic lies

they’re meeting on Zoom.

They were told temporarily 

stay home for your health,

yet it was propaganda

sneaking in by stealth.

We need to recover

this freedom we lost.

Let us ask ourselves

“Will we pay the cost?”

It’s up to you.

It’s up to me.

Perhaps once again

we will dump Boston tea.

9/2/2020

BUT CONTINUE…..

rioting

Evil men and seducers do wax worse and worse
Many with actions to say the least, terse
With rioting, looting, as they scream and curse
BUT CONTINUE

Through lies, propaganda, the simple ,deceiving
And through self deception their own myths believing
Diabolical iniquity their minds are conceiving
BUT CONTINUE

It’s a spiritual battle, be this understood
Of those calling good, evil and evil, good
Wanting to bring crime to your neighborhood.
BUT CONTINUE
Bible background
Continue in the Word of God you have learned.
Continue in righteousness. Let sin be spurned.

Continue in Scripture to sink your roots deep.
Continue in wakefulness. Don’t fall asleep.

Continue in doctrine and to it take heed.
Continue in witnessing, sowing good seed.

Continue when you feel at the end of your rope.
Continue, for you have a lively hope.

Continue though the course of this world takes its toll
till you reach the end of faith; the salvation of your soul.

7/18/2020

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:13-16

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

“Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” 1 Timothy 4:16

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” 1 Peter 1:3

“Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:9

Mercy Or Judgment

democracy

Four years ago there was an election

that could have been a leap in the wrong direction.

A Socialist agenda seemed set to advance,

but God gave America another chance

in allowing Trump to become President.

He’s a man with a backbone like well set cement.

He has fought to keep our nation free;

continuing to walk in liberty.

To the Christian community he’s been a friend,

but many seemed determined to have that end.

 

I know the next election very well could be

the toppling of our democracy.

As a nation in general, we’ve turned our back on God.

He has every right to bring judgment to our sod.

Yet I’m praying for mercy that we don’t deserve

and that President Trump has 4 more years to serve.

7/9/2020

Pray For Our President

President Trump

Say a prayer for our president.

Attacks against him seem not to relent.

Small thing to show you really care;

for our president, say a prayer.

 

Into his ears, so many voices

demanding he make important choices.

Some speaking from deception or fears

so many voices into his ears.

 

In spite of the tension, Lord, help him stand

for righteousness and freedom of our land.

When on your knees, his name do mention.

Lord, help him to stand, in spite of the tension.

 

An enormous task, at the helm of a nation,

He could benefit from your supplication.

God’s wisdom and guidance for him, do ask;

at the helm of a nation, an enormous task.

 

5/14/2020

1Timothy 2:1,2  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

The Call

desperate prayer

 

Call in the lefties,

those rambunctious boys,

to hammer and clamor

and make lots of noise.

 

Fill folks with fear.

Tell them some lies.

Make them stay home

under health safety guise.

 

Bark out strict orders.

You have the potential

to keep open businesses

you deem essential.

 

Use some scare tactics

of falsely called science,

lest the masses get wise

and rise up in defiance.

 

Daily and nightly

spew out fake news.

Blind obedience of people

you don’t want to lose.

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Call the true Christians

to get on their knees

and cry out to God

in desperate pleas

 

for wisdom to know

how to fight the corruption

that oozes and flows

like volcanic eruption,

 

for restoration of freedom

that teeters and lurches

threatening long closure

of our much needed churches,

 

for courage to speak,

the gospel, still spread

and boldly declare

our God is not dead!

 

Our grit is not sufficient

God of battle, our Lord.

Give us the strength

to wield your sword.

 

Use common folks

like you and like me

to help us preserve

sweet liberty.

 

5/5/2020

 

Ephesians 6:12-18  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 

 

 

 

The Death Of A Foe

Hidden deep within
the recesses of my heart was
a seed of sedition
that I could not perceive –
until the day
the preacher I did not know
stepped up to the pulpit
and began to speak about
bitterness.

Me, bitter?
I was just nursing a little grudge, because
after all, she did say
some very hurtful things.
Was this really a big deal?
I still loved God.
As war raged inside me,
my epiphany led me to realize
I was the deer in
the headlights,
the unclothed emperor
not knowing he was
naked until
someone with audacity
told him.

Some very strong words
came to my mind.
“Kill or be killed!”
Suddenly, I found myself
at an altar,
repeatedly stabbing
that seed with
tears of repentance.

I arose feeling confident that
something died inside of me,
and I pray it
never resurrects!
2/8/19

Miracle Rose

miracle rose

Miracle rose breaks through the ground

where rigid hardness did abound.

To bloom, it seemed there was no way.

God’s gracious love has won the day,

Sweet blossoming life now is found.

 

Stubborn hearts can be brought around

by tenderness, divine profound

and yield to its gentle sway.

Miracle rose.

 

Cold souls may be a battle ground,

with intervention, can rebound.

Let not their stiffness cause dismay.

Be it fuel to watch and pray.

Result of faith, it will astound.

Miracle rose.

 

8/3/18

Missing My Country

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I miss the way my country used to be,
and there are times it brings me close to tears.
A Christian nation no longer is she,
and truth be told she hasn’t been in years.
The loss I mourn, my country, ‘tis of thee.

So far removed from founding roots are we.
The things for tolerance we have embraced.
Many have no clue and cannot see
sustaining principles being replaced
in what is called sweet land of liberty.

The crisis, how to solve some would debate;
to restore morality upon our sod.
I fear to think about the future fate
of a nation that has turned its back on God.
I pray that we repent fore it’s too late.

7/12/17