A Safe Embrace

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Here I lean, Lord, in Your safe embrace
Wondering why I must leave Your loving presence
When all I want to do is stay… and stay safe.
Life calls us away, but at Your bidding.
You draw us out to this waiting challenge
That will bring us ever closer to You,
As it teaches us strength only hardship can bring.
I never desire to leave Your side,
But You show a deeper part of Your heart
Each time that You welcome me home.
Just when I think Your love is the strongest,
I find that You are stronger than I can imagine.
Thank You for being a love that is good.
I am so grateful for it.
I long for the day when I’ll never leave again.

8-29-2019 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Sunshine Blogger Award 9.4.19

Oh heavenly Father look at that ray of light You are sending me through Dawn of Drawing Closer to Christ! 🙂 Your very own daughter encouraging your other daughter! I am already so encouraged when reading the whispers You give her, but what a tender delight to see Your ray of light shining a little more directly my way! Allowing me the joy of sharing that light with others! Thank You for my sister in Christ, Father! Bless her and her blog!

Thank you, Dawn, for sharing His light of love with me through the nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award! May God continue to be the Light of your life! And blog! 🙂img_1261Rules:

1. Use the sunshine blogger award logo
2. Give thanks to the blogger that nominated you
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions


Dawn’s Questions For Me:

1. Are you an owl or a lark? (stay up late or early riser)
lark
2. What do you do for fun?
sing hymns, puzzles, church events (especially for ladies)
3.What do you love most about knowing Jesus?
How incredible marvelous He is! So loving and merciful! He is trustworthy!
4. What is your favorite characteristic about yourself?
loving God more than anything or anyone, no matter what
5. What is a place you would like to visit?

heaven (and then move on in 😉 )
6. What is an important lesson you’ve learned in life?
follow God over everything else, including myself
7. What is a fear that you have learned to overcome?
confrontation
8. What is your favorite food?
cantaloupe
9. Do you have siblings? If so how many?
yes… 6
10. What topic do you feel is the least discussed but the one most needed to be discussed?
Meekness is not weakness
11. Why did you start your blog?
first as a private conversation with God, and then following Him in encouraging a friend who has asked anyone willing to do a challenge she started.

My Nominees:

1. Doreen of Becoming The Oil And The Wine
2. Jacquie of Joy Cottage
3. Robert of Watching Daily At Wisdom’s Gates
4. LaBranda of My Thoughts Exactly
5. Michelle of The Mimosa Blossom
6. Stephanie of Life With Jesus
7. Hannah of Grace To Be Imperfect
8. Heather of Every Small Voice
9. Robin of Just The Right Size
10. Becka of The Reclaimed Life
11. Mama Duck of Tales From The Mama Duck

My Questions for the Nominees:

1.  Do you know how much Jesus loves you?? Because He surely does! ❤
2.  Do you know how many books are in the bible?
3.  What kind of weather are you having in your area?
4.  Can you name someone you know who is already in heaven waiting on you?
5.  What makes you smile?
6.  Do you have a favorite hymn?
7.  Who was the last person you sent a text to?
8.  Who was the last person you hugged?
9.  Have you written out your testimony of salvation? (link below if you have or do)
10.Have you ever read the bible completely through?
11. How many blogs do you have?

Congratulations to the nominees! Praise God for your desire to share the light of God that He radiates through you! Please do not feel obligated to participate. I just wanted to send a little light of His love your way! If you do, please no rush! Do as God leads you!
He loves you so very much! ❤

 

Your Illustrated Day

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So pleasantly and lovely you are to see,
Even among the creatures of the sea.
Your soft colors and variety of shades
Make it exciting to see all You’ve made.
What creation at the Creator’s hand
In the oceans, in the rivers, throughout the land.
How delightful to see You here and there.
In every little critter living everywhere.
The sun is setting on Your illustrated day.
Thank You for letting me walk a little of the way.

8-29-2019 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Your Love Is My Hedge

Lord, I miss so much… so many things I use to physically be able to do. Yet I am reminded I am who You have made me. You know better than me what one thing is connected to another. The world can mean well, especially about things that seem normal or even seem necessary, but for reasons You alone know (but sometimes graciously share) You have removed me from some things or removed some things from me that You deem crucial for my way of thinking. My world has been critical to my way of thinking for years, and at times as if all rolled into one. Just as You drew me out and set me apart to have relationship with me played the most valuable role in helping me to sort out the junk in my head (to even see it was there) from all different sources and voices, and my own flawed thinking… even now to crave or to miss anything allows You to draw me out and set my spirit aside for You and You alone.

If I missed out on something that means so much to me, especially because I believed You were in it, I know You have Your reasons and I am to trust You. My depression may linger heavy, but Your love lingers much heavier. Saturate me in everything about You. Your love is my hedgeI don’t know what You have planned for me to suffer or to celebrate, but as long as I am with You that is ALL that matters. Not all the battles I lose are losses in Your eyes. Sometimes I just need to see it through the way You view it.

Glorious Day

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Oh glorious day bringing the morning,
Along with joy for those who’ve been mourning,
How welcome you are to troubled hearts
Who need the hope of a brand new start.
Your shining rays of morning light
Shoo away the long cold night,
And warm the soul that needs to know,
“God is with you and loves you so.”
The beautiful hues of your sunrise brings
A song to the little bird and he sings.
His tune lifts my spirit upon his wings.
I’m so delighted to hear it. Hope eternal springs.
Thank you for visiting and coming this way.
It’s a great time to praise and pray.

8-28-2019 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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Reconciled By Love

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From the moment You found me
And introduce me to Your love,
I have been a child of the King
And bound for my home above.
In mercy You reached down to me,
In the depth of my ugly sin.
You opened Your precious vein
And let Your cleansing blood pour in.
Rescued by my Savior,
I find in Your eyes.
You teach me to do good,
And evil to despise.
For by Your death,
We were reconciled.
We were made Holy.
There is no more guile.
For it was life, Your resurrected life
That gave me a choice.
I gladly accept
And lift up my voice.
“Yours! I’m Yours!
And You are mine!
Thank You for being
So loving and kind!”

8-20-2019 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: My Savior Jesus Christ! ❤

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Drop By Drop

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Drop by drop
The ink becomes a word.
A listening ear longs to hear.
The voice makes it heard.
Turn a page.
Lift the pen.
The lonesome heart
Longs to hear again.
There is a book
That never ends,
Because when you finish,
You rebegin.
The soul is filled
With peace within.
This is what happens
When Christ comes in.
Memorize a proverb.
Reread a psalm.
Find such love
In the book of John.
Drop by drop,
His blood was shed.
His message of love
Was written in red.
Pick up the book.
Turn a page or two.
His dying message
Was written for you.

8-19-2019 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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