Thankful for ALL OF MY FRIENDS

Thankful for ALL OF MY FRIENDS 
God gives us such a beautiful treasure
in being privileged with friends.
They make the garden of life
🙂 so much sweeter 🙂
Yet as blessed as we all are
to have friends and to be a friend…
Oh what a Friend we have in Jesus 
“Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
– John 15:13 KJV
Jesus ‘s me and you my friends!!!! ❤

He Has Come to Dwell

My Lord and Savior, my Love of My Life! You cause me to fall more and more in love with You each day… and night! 😉

You and I were having alone time, and I was trying to bring my troubles to You in ink. So many times You whisper You’re ready to write, and in between that which vies for my mind and my desire to only give You perfection, I often times tend to tear it up. But this morning as I began to write this poem, something was starting to speak to me. And there You were… the Watchman! From the moment You arrived on the scene to the title You would give me in the last line, the message was clear… You are here to dwell.  ❤

He Has Come to Dwell

Memories that linger,
But not for their pleasure.
They stay at length,
But not for good measure.
Days that were endless
Remind me they’re long gone,
But nights that were relentless
Seem to stay strong.
Nightmares and visions,
Unwelcomed and uninvited
Keep me and serenity
Cruelly divided.
But there is a Watchman
Who guards at my chest.
My racing heart beat
Sends Him on a quest.
Angry with evil
For choking my world,
My Knight arrives
And draws His sword.
Peace, love,
And renewing thoughts.
My Savior has won
The battle He fought.
He has returned my night
And my sleep as well.
I’ve no more to fear.
He has come to dwell.

11.14.2018 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

PS. You gave me the words to write this poem then had me think on Your hymn…
How Can I Fear With Jesus? by Ron Hamilton. As I began to sing it, I was in awe of how similar they were. It’s always been one of my favorite songs You led me to, but I have not listened to it in quite a bit.

How Can I Fear With Jesus? by Ron Hamilton

When shadows fall and the night covers all
There are things that my eyes cannot see.
I never fear, for the Savior is near.
My LORD abides with me!

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

When I’m alone and I face the unknown
And I fear what the future may be,
I can depend on the strength of my Friend!
He walks along with me.

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

Jesus is King! He controls everything!
He is with me each night and each day.
I trust my soul to the Savior’s control;
He drives all fear away!

How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

You make me fall more and more in love with You each day.
No matter what comes (and it inevitably will),
it will have to face You, my faithful Savior who has come to dwell! ❤

Thankful for Moments of Hope

Thankful for moments of hope
that God so lovingly and delightfully
surprises me with:
loving people, Christ-centered souls,
completely non-prejudicial people,
newborn babies,
kind words from hurting strangers,
and so many things
that there is not enough room
on WordPress or in the world for them all.
Thank You for today, God!
Thank You for just being You…
and for making it so obvious.

Thankful for Missionaries!

Thankful for Missionaries!!
Servants who have given their lives to God…
in every way…
their safety… comfort… nourishment…
families… immediate and extended…
provision… freedoms… sanity… health… finances,
and so much more,
all to sends God’s love
to everyone that Jesus died for…
EVERY ONE!
Thank you, God,
for allowing me to witness
such faithful and selfless disciples!