Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ask...








turn me not away, my Father
as i make, Lord, my requests
let me come to You in sureness
You will not withhold Your best

as a child comes to her mother
asking for a piece of bread
let me come to You, my Father,
confident and without dread.

You have told us we may ask You,
as Your children, for our needs.
You will not turn and not hear us
but gladly answer as we plead.

lost souls, Father, wandering Christians,
hopeless people, a hurting world,
our own children, our own families,
You have told us in Your word,

to make requests known to You, Father
that You care about them all.
so in faith and because You promised
hear me, Father, as i call...

*jb~sdg



Luke 11:11&13
What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent. If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

1 John 3:21-22
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases Him.

Galatians 4:6
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I AM with you...

japan tsunami


mississippi river flooding


tuscaloosa, alabama



joplin, missouri






how does the heart survive
apart from the One it knows?
suffering,pain and destruction
lost hearts on every shore

are there words,oh my Father
that might spread Your hope abroad?
may i ,oh God, be a tool
You'd use to share Your love?

yet lately i sit in silence
pencil ready in hand
and all i hear is more silence
my heart beginning to starve

a friend asks why i'm not writing
i wonder along with her
examine my heart for a reason
daily seeking Your word

then pleading, i ask for the floodgates
of Your love to be opened wide
speak to me oh my Father
this silence,to me,long enough!

and gently,a soft word is spoken:
a heart, it cannot survive ~
apart from the One who made it
suffering calls to people "abide"

focus not on this world,its beauty
possessions that you gain
but minister to those who are hurting
meeting them here in their pain

tell them the winds and the weather
the earth and even the tides
I use it all for My purpose
calling hearts "come to Me and abide"

My people go and love others
pointing the way back to Me
the lost see My people suffer
I use this that they may see

that truly a heart cannot live
apart from My infinite grace
this is the message you must share:
hurting hearts, I AM in this place!

Exodus 2:24~25
"and God heard their groaning and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. God saw the people...and God knew."

Matthew 28:20b
"...and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." ~ Jesus


*jb~sdg