Persuaded By Love

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Persuaded by love, I live.
I accept and cherish all He has to give.
Day by day, I will trust
That He will be my strength to do what I must.
Night after night, I will cling to Him,
Remembering many hurting souls need to know He loves them.
Life is challenging, but worth the breath.
We should live to honor His death.
Every moment is a treasured gift.
We are here to love, save, and lift.
Thank You, God, for mercy and grace,
And for teaching us Your loving ways.
Thank You for being new every day,
And leading us all along the way.
Thank You for never giving up on us,
And sending Your precious Jesus.

7-12-2019 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Lifeless Creation

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Breezing through the air
A life is coming down.
The wind is the last friend
To be around.
Gentle as it carries.
Strong as it caresses.
Lifeless is the creation
As it passes.
Forgotten within the loss.
Never known in the hour.
Creation is blown to and fro
Within the stormy shower.
Cushioned along the fall,
God interferes.
“Be careful, my love one.
Your life is dear.”
Lifeless of vibrant,
I have a reason
To have you here
In this very season.

7-2-2019 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Image of Glory

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You can smile.
There’s nothing to fear.
No matter what’s in your head,
God is always near.
You can speak.
No one watches your words.
You can believe God
Over everything you’ve ever heard.
You can be quiet.
God is the guard over your tongue.
He keeps you from the ugly,
And allows life to be sung.
You can trust.
God is not going to leave.
Life may be uncertain,
But in God’s word you can believe.
There you are
Being the child He made.
Every day that you mature,
More and more doubts fade.
Look at that smile.
God beams to watch you shine.
You can hear Him,
“This image of glory is ALL mine!”

7-2-2019 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Their Part

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He’s so often judged to be unfair
and accused of not having a heart,
yet only God and His Son
were there the day they had to part.
Only they know the true loss
of being together
when Jesus left heaven for a moment
to give us forever.
Only they knew the longing
of being together again,
as Jesus grew and ministered
and drew closer to the end.
God and God alone
stood at His Son’s grave,
as He grieved for the Son
who had been so brave.
Now only God and His Son
can provide salvation.
We will all be together.
It will deserve celebration.

6-1-15 written by Gail Brookshire
For the Only True Hero I have ever known, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! ❤

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Trust Him With Everything

It has been just like God to bless me with the poetry He gives me to minister to me… not just from being the first to read it… but to remind me in times when I need it most! Thank You, Jesus! I love You!

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If you’re gonna trust in the Lord, go all the way…
Trust Him with everything.
If you say you trust Him to look after you,
But keep doubting things you hope for,
Or things you know He expects of you and for you,
How can you say you trust Him?
That would really be more like saying,
“I trust You, Lord, but I’ll take care of the most important things.”
If you do not completely surrender your trust to Him,
Maybe you’re not trusting Him at all.
If you trust God to hear your prayers,
Meet your needs, and fulfill your life,
Then trust Him with what it takes to get it all done.
Give Him your soul, heart, mind, and body.
Give Him everything He has loaned to you.
If you know He’s all knowing and wise to protect,
Why would you doubt Him?
I know fear and uncertainty…

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What Was Only Ours

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Samson, you disappoint me.
You let me down.
After so many years of nurturing,
Of personally preparing you,
And giving you strength like no other.
After everything you have meant to me,
I have meant so little to you
That you would kiss away that strength
With the breath from your lips.
Words that betray.
Words that reveal.
Words that invite the enemy
To take you away from me.
You have given yourself over to them.
And when you have awakened
From your lullaby of love,
You will find yourself abandoned…
Chained… imprisoned… and alone.
And the strength you’ve come to rely on
Will be gone.
How you grieve me.
How you break my heart.
You have allowed evil to separate us
When I long to hold you so close
And wish you had trusted me,
That you had protected what was only ours.

12-9-2016 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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My Loved One’s Journey

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Life that is waning, wasting away.
Nothing can be done to save the day.
A body betraying the soul within.
A spirit dying, just giving in.
Energy fading, abandoning the owner.
Depression conquering the weakened donor.
Words that fail and muscles that faint.
A ruthless trial for any saint.
Straining relationships, choking bonds,
stealing the will to carry on.
This is the journey my loved one is on,
and I must watch until they are gone.

7-23-15 written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: my mom

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