My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 26)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 26 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, I love You! Honor is not right given to fools. Fools need discipline. We are not to answer him in a way that allows us to become like him. We are to answer him in his folly so that he doesn’t become conceited in his own wisdom.

Never send a message through a fool. Parables just aren’t the same told by a fool. Honoring a fool gives him a weapon. God rewards the fool and the transgressors. A fool returns to his folly.

There is no hope in a man who is wise in his own conceit. Laziness is not good. His world will fall apart. He gets too lazy to even move his hand to eat.

Meddling in other people’s affairs is like taking a dog by the ears, or like a mad man. We are not to play mind games with our neighbors. Gossiping is like adding fuel to the fire. If we don’t do it, then we don’t supply it.

A contentious man is hard to strive with. He’s like a wound that goes into the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are not pretty. Don’t believe what he says. He divides with his hatred and deceit. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it. A lying tongue and a flattering mouth hate and ruin.

So much about fools, Lord. Help me not to be foolish. I am trying my best to follow You and Your wisdom.
I love You!

Proverbs 26 in Your word inspired me to write the poem below called You Foolish Fool.

You Foolish Fool

Oh you, fool, I do not like you.
You want to receive God’s glory.
You don’t care about His way.
You lie and embellish Your story.
You seek to make me foolish
With pride and wasteful spirit.
I do not want any part of it.
I do not want to hear it.
You seek to flatter the world
Using any way you can.
But I am not that foolish.
I know God is faithful to man.
Do not waste your lies on me.
He won my heart long ago.
All glory to His Holy name!
I know He loves me so.

7.26.2020 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 18)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 18 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Father God, how are You? I do have so much on my mind, but I genuinely want to ask how You are. I know I am not the one You talk with those things about, but that’s okay. I just want You to know I do care how things are for You.

Today was such a horrifying day. I thought for sure we would have to call 911. I was even scared they wouldn’t be able to get here fast enough. I was so scared, God. I guess my throat is still pretty swollen from the ENT doing his testing with that scope. I couldn’t even get water to go down.

I’m so sorry for anything I may have done to trigger it. Thank You for helping me through that. Thank You for the many things You have taught me during the years of dealing with throat issues. Thank You for Sandra and Bobby being here. It’s scary to realize I could have choked right here in front of them, and them not know it. While I did read Proverbs 18, I’m sorry it didn’t come to mind too much today after this. I could only remember how wise it is to be silent. Today was a great motivator. I love You no matter what!

Your words in Proverbs 18 inspired me to write the poem below. It is called Wrestling The Threat.

Wrestling The Threat

Life was visiting with me
When death tried to choke me out.
It was a scary battle.
I had great fear and doubt.
The pain, the helplessness.
The struggle to have a breath.
A desperate feel of uncertainty
While wrestling to fight Death.
How great my mighty Savior
To lift me into His arms.
He had no tolerance whatsoever
For Death’s pathetic charms.
The minutes that felt like eternity
Forced patience to be exercised.
So many thoughts ran through my mind,
Behind my frightened eyes.
God was faithful to fight for me,
And save me from the threat.
“Thank You, God, for being there.
I am forever in Your debt.”

7.18.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 12)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 12 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, I love Your instruction. Help my spirit on those days that I somehow seem to resist that I may obtain Your favor. Not for some selfish gain, but I will be prepared when wicked devices come at me, some from my own soul. I want to be established by wickedness. Help me to be a virtuous woman for Your name’s sake, to be YOUR Crown. Help me to be the servant You hope of me.

Help me to be full of tender mercies, to do the work You have for me, and to be rooted in Your righteousness. Keep me from snares, from trouble, and from foolish counsel. Help me to be prudent, hard working, diligent, disciplined, truthful, healthy, encouraging, wise and mindfully careful with my words. Keep me from lies, deception, and evil. Help me to seek peace, counsel, justice, honest dealings, and to use good and glad words. Help me to choose all that You call good, and to avoid all that You call unwise, evil, and foolish. Help me to be all that You delight in, and to be grounded in Your word that I might obtain the favor that places Your hedge of protection around me.

I love You, Father!
I love You, Jesus!
I love You, Holy Spirit!

Your word in Proverbs 12 inspired me to write this poem, Lord.
It is called The Promises of Your Favor. I love anything You love to give! If it’s from You, it’s a promise kept!

The Promises of Your Favor

The promises of Your favor
Are life and preservation to my soul.
You promise they will lead me,
And keep my words good and whole.
You promise they will protect,
That they will ground and root.
You promise they will preserve
And steady my foot.
You promise wisdom and counsel
Will establish and prepare.
My spirit will be ready
No matter when or where.
Your peace and Your favor
Wait to guard and guide.
Rooted and grounded in You,
Is where my soul longs to abide.

7.12.2020 Sunday
Written by Gai Brookshire


My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 11)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 11 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, Help me not to be false nor unbalanced, but to be Your delightful just weight. Help me to avoid being filled with pride or shame, but instead to be lowly, wise, and filled with integrity. Perverseness surely does destroy and is so deceptive to the one who embraces it. Let righteousness delivereth me from such death, and direct my way. I don’t want to be taken in my own naughtiness., nor cause my hope to perish.

I prefer for righteousness to deliver me out of trouble. I want it to go well, to be blessed, and filled with wisdom, and for Your understanding to bring me peace.

Help me not to reveal secrets, nor known as a talebearer, but a faithful spirit. Help me to seek Godly counsel, but being a surety for anyone. I need to be sure. Help me to be gracious and filled with honor, and be strong. Help me to be merciful and good to my own soul. Help me to tend to life, and to be upright, and discreet.

Help me to diligently seek good, to flourish, to be wise of heart, to bear righteous fruit, to win souls, and to never take for granted Your Holy Word.

I love You and thank You for Your instruction. Help me to heed, to discern, and to apply. Thank You for being patient with me! Thank You for being a God who send loving instructions as a way to teach, guide, protect, warn, and renew.

Thank You for loving us just the way we are, but also loving us enough not to leave us that way! Help us to cling to You and Your Word!

I love You, Lord!
I love You, Jesus!
I love You, Holy Spirit!

Your word in Proverbs 11 inspired me to write this poem, Lord. It is called Righteousness, You Are A Friend… because You tell me that’s what Righteousness is to me. Any friend of Yours is a friend of mine!

Righteousness, You Are A Friend Of Mine!

Righteousness, you are a friend of mind.
One God says will protect me.
He says you’ll lead me and keep me,
And show me how to be His delight.
He says you know the way to life,
And how to avoid destruction.
He says you bring me integrity,
Peace, and cause me to flourish.
He says you help me make Him smile,
To be a faithful spirit,
And to walk in His way.
All these things cause God to speak so highly of you.
He speaks of favor when He speaks of you.
He tells me I am wise to follow you.
So here I am, Righteousness.
Make me, too, my Father’s delight.
I long to make Him smile.
I love Him.

7.11.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 10)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 10 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, this chapter of Proverbs is loaded with instruction from wisdom. So much of it can seem confusing and argumentative. How foolish to think our human minds can judge the wisdom of God of the universe. There is so much we do not understand with our limited knowledge and flawed experiences. Especially when we are in a constant need to call ourselves good, and are offended, even hurt to think of ourselves as evil, weak, or flawed. But until we can be honest with ourselves, we can’t begin to know wisdom. And we certainly have NO right to question You!

Thank You for trusting us with Your word, Your wisdom, Your instruction, despite our frail and flawed frame. Thank You for loving us enough to want us to have knowledge, wisdom, truth, understanding, instead of walking around with blinders on just to be some kind of super god. You are a Super and Powerful God… who loves, who saves, who forgives, who teaches, who actually suffers for Your subjects.

You allow Yourself to feel pain to save us from death. You allow Yourself to experience death to save us from eternal life in hell. You loved us too much to want heaven to be without us. You Love! And You love us! ❤

Thank You, Father! We love You too!

❤ I love You, Father God!
❤ I love You, Jesus!
❤ I love You, Holy Ghost!

Your word in Proverbs 10 inspired me to write this poem, Lord. It is called A God Who Loves Me… because that is Who You are… and what You do!

A God Who Loves Me!

A God who loves me, despite how I can be.
Who gave me wisdom to help me see.
Who sent instruction to rescue me,
To save me from lies that only deceive.
A God who loves me despite my lack.
He’s willing to give, so I can give back.
He knows my nature, and still He gives.
He tasted of death so that I could live.
A God who loves me, and lets me love Him back.
How grateful I am for that fact.

7.10.2020 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 7)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 7 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, You tell me to call wisdom my sister, and understanding my kinswoman. You tell me she will keep me from the flattering of evil, and from the flattering of evil words.

That’s a powerful and true statement. Evil can appear flattering. Evil can sound flattering. When we do not flee the simple hint of that flattering, we can forfeit our souls, our bodies, and even our lives. Others can mock. but they are either smitten with that flattering themselves. or they are the face of flattery. Their voice is that deceptive flattery.

We need our sister wisdom, and our kinswoman understanding to reveal all flatteries. We need You to help us resist and stay strong. Help us to remember, to believe, and to obey wise understanding.

Your word in Proverbs 7 inspired 2 poems this time, Lord. The first one is called A Wise, Understanding Family because of Your urging to make wisdom and understanding family. The second one is called Walking Through Your Pages because I love walking through the pages of Your Holy word… but especially TOGETHER! Your Holy word with you is just… 😦

A Wise, Understanding Family

Wisdom, you are my sister.
God has said we’re family.
I am to trust Your words. 
I am to trust Your whispers.
I am to heed Your shoutings.
I am to seek and trust You.

Understanding,
You are my kinswoman.
I am to follow your lead.
I am to trust you to keep me.
I am to accept you as family.
Because in God’s eyes
You are! ❤

Wise Understanding,
Oh how I need You,
to keep me from flattery,
to keep me from self-destruction,
to keep me from falling into a snare,
bound for hell.

Lord, I seek. I call on.
And I trust through Your faith
in wisdom, understanding.
We are all one family.
Your family.

7.7.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire


Walking Through Your Pages

Walking through your pages, I see
Why God says to trust you and call you family.
You bring wisdom.
You bring knowledge.
You bring understanding. 
You bring so much more than I could imagine.
How powerful is your influence.
How influential is your power.
You reveal, expose, and unveil
All that has evil intention against.
Flattery doesn’t get past you.
Help me to walk with you as often as God allows.
Help me to pay attention… and listen.
Help me to always trust what God gives you for me.
Help me to always trust your best for me.

7.7.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 6)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 6 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, We are to be careful what we vow or promise to others. Being a surety for someone is being a cosigner, or someone’s collateral. If we promise to pay something, we should keep the vow.

You do allow us to go and be honest with the one we promised, honest about not being able. But we are to honor what they decide. If they provide mercy, it is Your mercy. If they demand the vow to be kept, we are to do so to honor You. It will help us to learn. You also tell us when we commit a whoredom or adultery with someone that we are damaging our own souls. You warn us of the fury of vengeance.

Help me to be careful with my tongue, my word, my testimony, and my commitments. Help me to be good to my own soul. It belongs to You!

Your word in Proverbs 6 inspired this poem, Lord. It’s called Adultery Is Sure Jealousy. 

Adultery Is Sure Jealousy

Surety, you are no friend.
You know my God does not want me to entertain you.
You know He warns against you.
You know you’re putting chains on me
If I were to give thought to you,
Or speak on your behalf.
No one can speak for you.
Only God can say,
“Have nothing to do with her.
Plead for release from her.
But if she insists the debt be paid,
PAY IT!
BE DONE WITH HER!
THEN LEAVE HER ALONE!”
Jealousy is your friend.
She tries to flatter me.
She tries to convince me that “he” is worth it too.
After all, a woman’s jealousy is so much well known that
She is referenced for “her fury.”
No Surety. No Adultery. No Jealousy.
Only God! Only His wisdom!

7.6.2020 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 5)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 5 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Lord, how You warn us of deception, folly, flattering eyes, and evil’s many seductive ways. You tell us to cling to discretion and the path of life. I thank You for the many discretions You’ve brought me through. You have saved me from the folly of the world, and the folly of self.

Your words of wisdom are treasures to me. Help me to stay in them, and to choose that discretion… to choose You. Again and again and again.

❤ I love You, Lord!
❤ I love You, Jesus!
❤ I love You, Holy Ghost!

Your word in Proverbs 5 inspired this poem, Lord. It’s called Discretion, A Mutual Friend because You tell me to pursuing wisdom and understanding will give me a regard for discretion, which will give my lips knowledge! Oh how often I pray for wisdom on what to say, and how to avoid things I wish I could avoid saying before they have left my mouth! So this is my letter to Discretion! ❤

Discretion, A Mutual Friend

Discretion,
You and I have been friends many times over.
I thank God for being our mutual friend.
He is wise to tell me to choose you.
He tells me that to choose you is to choose wisdom.
Thank you for being a faithful companion.
Thank you for helping me keep my mind on Him.
Thank you for helping to escape my folly.
Thank you for clarifying what I can and cannot trust.
Thank you for not wanting to make a mockery of me,
For not shaming me in my own guilt, as I so rightly deserve.
Thank you for preserving me for Him.
Thank you for teaching me what’s right.
Thank you for helping me to honor our mutual friend. ❤

7.5.2020 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire

My Proverbs Journal (Chapter 4)

IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU! 

Proverbs, Chapter 4 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)

Father, help me to hear Your instruction, and attend to know understanding. I know Your law and Your doctrine are good. You are tender and beloved. Help my heart to retain Your words and keep Your commandments. Help me to get wisdom, and understanding, and not to forget them. Help me to never decline Your words. I know You love me, preserve me, and keep me.

You tell me wisdom is the principal thing, and the understanding that comes with her. I am to exalt her, to embrace her, to receive her grace and her glory, and to allow her to deliver me.

All these things You used to teach me, lead me, and helped me to receive all that You wanted for me.
Verses 23-25 You used to teach me to guard my heart with diligence, to watch what I say, to put away perverseness, and to look evil, life, and people straight on. You taught me to look on each step I took.

How You established my steps, my life, my mind, and my heart in Your love and ways.

I will always be grateful for Your love and instruction in my life. I may be distracted with being human sometimes, but I am fully trusting in Your word, and Your promises.

They have been my wisdom, my knowledge, and my understanding. There’s nothing to compare. You and Your word are so invaluable to me. I treasure You both.

❤ I love You, Father!
❤ I love You, Holy Spirit!
❤ I love You, Sweet Jesus!

Your word in Proverbs 4 inspired this poem, Lord. It’s called Let’s Pursue One Another because You tell me to pursue wisdom. So it is my message to her! ❤

Let’s Pursue One Another

Wisdom, let’s pursue one another.
I need your instruction,
and you need my obedience.
I need your knowledge
and you need my heart.
I need your understanding,
and you need me to attend.
I need you to establish me,
and you need me to exalt you.
I need you to preserve me,
and you need me to keep you.
I need you to lead my paths.
You need to me to keep looking straight ahead.
I need your grace and glory,
you need me to honor God’s word.
His promises mean so much to me,
and you means so much to Him.
He tells me so much about you,
and promises so much value.
Help me to receive the good
in trusting His word.
Help me to honor Him
in trusting You.
Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding,
Let’s pursue one another.

7.4.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire

A God Who Loves Me

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A God who loves me,
Despite how I can be.
Who gave me wisdom
To help me see.
Who sent instruction
To rescue me.
To save me from lies
That only deceive.
A God who loves me,
Despite my lack.
He’s willing to give
So I can give back.
He knows my nature,
And still He gives.
He tasted of death
So that I could live.
A God who loves me,
And lets me love Him back.
How grateful I am
For that fact.

7.10.2020 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 10 of my Proverbs Journal

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A Wise, Understanding Family

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Wisdom, you are my sister.
God has said we’re family.
I am to trust your words.
I am to trust your whispers.
I am to heed your shoutings.
I am to seek and trust you.

Understanding,
You are my kinswoman.
I am to follow your lead.
I am to trust you to keep me.
I am to accept you as family.
Because in God’s eyes
You are! ❤

Wise understanding,
Oh how I need you,
To keep me from flattery,
To keep me from self destruction,
To keep me from falling into a snare,
Bound for hell.

Lord, I seek. I call on.
And I trust through your faith
In wisdom, understanding.
We are all one family.
Your family.

7.7.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 7 in my Proverbs journal.

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Adultery Is Sure Jealousy

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Surety, you are no friend.
You know my God does not want
Me to entertain you.
You know He warns against you.
You know you’re putting chains on me
If I were to give thought to you,
Or speak on your behalf.
No one can speak for you.
Only God can say,
“Have nothing to do with her.
Plead release from her,
But if she insists the debt be paid,
PAY IT!
BE DONE WITH HER!
THEN LEAVE HER ALONE!”
Jealousy is your friend.
She tries to flatter me.
She tries to convince me that
“He” is worth it too.
After all, a woman’s jealousy is
So much well known that she is
Referred for “her fury.”
No Surety. No Adultery. No Jealousy.
Only God! Only His wisdom!

7.6.2020 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 6 in my Proverbs Journal

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My New Journal With You, Note 8

**Verses are inserted exactly where God had them placed in my new journal at the bottom of each page. I love how personal He is! **

Good morning, Lord! It’s really the middle of the night as far as I’m, concerned, but technically… officially… it is 2:45 in the early morning. So it is morning.

I just needed to come talk to You. To sit with You. To lay in Your arms. to lean on You.. with my head on Your shoulder and my heart in Your hands.

So much has happened in this last week. It’s left me completely mindful this week as well. There is so much I need to note… for You.. for me… for my sanity. It doesn’t help that so much is going on in the world too… around us and across from us. No wonder so many are checking out. It’s not fair to You.

So many words, emotions, judgments, threats, temptations, fears, and so much more are being thrown at us. It’s hard to find someone to lean on, to talk to, to confide it, to counsel with… because we’re all going through this… even the strongest of us… so we need to be mindful of one another…

“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
– Zephaniah 3:17 KJV

to hold our tongue and all on the wrong to be done to us… so that we don’t lay our burdens on top of someone’s already heavy load. With so many losing their battle under the weight of their own burdens, it’s a very difficult time. Stress can be a pretty fierce opponent.

Praise You for being strong enough for all of us. Nothing is an opponent to You. Thank You for being mighty… Almighty! Thank You for being ever present, for being True and Faithful… Sure and Steady… Strong and Upright. Thank You for being You.

I miss writing to You, God. It’s been a couple of months since I wrote some poetry, but it feels like forever. It feels like I need to exhale so badly. What is it that I need to get out, especially when You are having me be as discreet as possible with my words. Even my thoughts are going through Your filter. What

“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:”
– Job 19:25 KJV

is it? Is it as important as it feels? Or is it just my mind trying to run away with me? What is it You are trying to say to me during these uncertain times? That You are the only thing that is uncertain? I know that You are! ❤

The Paper Waits to Relay

Words, thoughts, chasing shadows.
Things heavy on my mind.
There are no answers for the questions.
The days are left behind.
The pen runs with the ink.
The paper waits to relay.
Do the words have Your permission?
What are they allowed to say?
Weary, scared, confused,
The world wonders what to do.
The pen needs to write the message,
God loves you!

10.21.2020 Wednesday
written by Gail Brookshire

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
– Matthew 11:28 KJV

PS… Lord, I LOVE how Your verses always address exactly what I am talking to You about, but from Your wisdom of what I need. You are so personal! ❤

Discretion, A Mutual Friend

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Discretion,
You and I have been friends
Many times over.
I thank God for being our
Mutual Friend.
He is wise to tell me to choose.
He tells me to choose you
Is to choose wisdom.
Thank you for being
A faithful companion.
Thank you for helping me
Keep my mind on Him.
Thank you for helping
To escape my folly.
Thank you for clarifying
What I can and cannot trust.
Thank you for not wanting
To make a mockery of me,
For not shaming me in my own guilt,
As I so rightly deserve.
Thank you for preserving me for Him.
Thank you for teaching me
What’s right.
Thank you for helping me to honor
our Mutual Friend.

7.5.2020 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 5

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Let’s Pursue One Another

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Wisdom, let’s pursue one another.
I need your instruction,
And you need my obedience.
I need your knowledge,
And you need my heart.
I need your understanding,
And you need me to attend you.
I need you to establish me,
And you need me to exalt you.
I need you to preserve me,
And you need me to keep you.
I need you to lead my paths.
You need me to keep looking straight ahead.
I need your grace and your glory.
You need me to honor God’s word.
His promises mean so much to me,
And you mean so much to Him.
He tells me so much about you,
And promises so much value.
Help me to receive the good
In trusting His word.
Help me to honor HIm
In trusting you.
Wisdom, knowledge, understanding,
Let’s pursue one another.

7.4.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 4

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