Spread the Word

January 11, 2021

Spread the Word

It’s time to let the Lord back in,

Let heaven’s light shine once again.

We’ve tried to live another way,

Ignore the words He had to say.

Believed a lie that we know best.

I’ve not met one who’s passed the test.

By bread alone we cannot live.

The Lord has so much more to give.

Lord only You can make us whole,

Restore our joy and touch our soul.

I pray once more we turn to You,

Incline our hearts to seek what’s true.

Let’s lift our voices to the Lord,

And all sing out in one accord.

We’ll lift our voices, sing again,

“You’re welcome Lord, please come back in.”

Now spread the word throughout the land.

“God’s in control. He can’t be banned.”

Beyond Today

January 10, 2021

Lord help me see beyond today.
So many Lord who try to sway,

To push me toward some point of view.
Lord help my keep my eyes on You.

May confidence and not despair
Invade my soul when life’s unfair.

Remind me Lord, You’re in control,
Abide in You, my constant goal.

Lord help me probe with eyes to see
Inside my soul the tendency

To fall in line, go with the crowd.
I pray instead I make You proud.

Lord help me focus not on gain
But rather what I can attain

To lift You up and glorify
The God who reigns, who sits on high.

Each Day Renew

January 9, 2021

To start my day, spend time with You
Restores my soul helps it renew.

A time to read and reach inside,
Lord shine Your light let nothing hide.

What selfish traits still lurk within?
Lord help me see, confess each sin.

Lord draw me close where I belong,
I pray for fellowship that’s strong.

It gives me joy to share in rhyme
Most mornings in this quiet time.

Lord help me always write what’s true.
I pray my words draw some to You.

Lord give me words to share my heart,
Perhaps some wisdom to impart.

So many Lord distressed today,
Wrap them in peace, dear Lord, I pray.

Authenticity

January 8, 2021

Lord grant me authenticity,
Reflect how You created me.

Lord strip away my stubborn pride,
Reveal Your truth, reach deep inside.

So much that I still need to learn,
Lord grow my wisdom to discern.

Help me discover more each day,
Give me discernment, guide my way.

Lord You give peace. You’re in control.
Restore Your joy deep in my soul.

So many angry people Lord,
I pray Your healing love is poured

Into our hearts; restore our land.
It’s time to kneel not take a stand.

Lord help us see Your love is real.
Lord grant us wisdom, help us heal.

Let It Be

January 7, 2021

I pray for guidance through the year,
Discern the truth, to You draw near.

I pray I yield, give You control,
Not swayed by some opinion poll.

Lord guard my soul and guide my hand.
May truth take root throughout our land.

Lord keep my feet on solid ground.
Your Word is true, Your truth profound.

I pray I’m daily in Your Word,
My rhymes reflecting what I’ve heard.

I pray I’m able to impart
The love You’ve placed within my heart.

I pray I bring Your love and care
To others by the words I share.

I lift You up, Lord let it be
That others understand and see

The love that only You can bring.
You set us free that we may sing.

Absurd

January 5, 2021

I’m not too keen on politics,
But something’s wrong we need to fix.

I think our leadership’s gone mad.
Their rhetoric just makes me sad.

When they attempt to ban a word,
They’ve gone too far, they’ve reached absurd.

Whoever thought we’d need free speech
To talk about the ones who teach,

The mothers, fathers in our land
Who hold their son’s and daughter’s hand?

Whoever thought that we’d offend
With heartfelt prayers then say amen?

They’ve pushed the limit, gone astray
To use Awoman when they pray.

We’ve gone too far, we’ve lost our way
When leaders censor what they say.

It’s time to pray, confess the wrong.
Lord lead us back where we belong.

Mere Reflections

January 4, 2021

I pray each day that words I write
Reflect God’s glory and His light,

That I can capture what I see,
Reflections of His majesty.

I pray that I’m not in the way,
Just show His love through what I say,

That what I write and words I share
Help others know His love and care.

His written Word has not grown old,
The treasures there, worth more than gold.

His majesty cannot be bound,
Extends beyond words I have found.

The One whose Word created stars
Became a man and bore our scars.

His glory shines through time and space,
Someday I’ll see Him face to face.

Changes

January 3, 2021

Changes

The world is still a bit askew.
It’s not the same as we once knew.

When life once more gets settled down,
We have a chance to look around,

We’ll see the changes that have come.
We’ve all been changed, adapted some.

We’ll make the best of what we see,
But in us all’s the tendency

To want things back just like before,
Rebuild the things we can restore.

Be careful in the things we choose,
Which ones we keep and which we lose.

Some changes that we had to make
Are habits now we need to break.

It may be harder than we thought.
What have we learned from what life taught?

Welcome Twenty-One

January 1, 2021

The midnight chime is drawing near
A welcomed sound I long to hear.

It’s time to put this year to bed,
Look forward to the year ahead.

It’s time to move beyond survive.
It’s time to live, to soar, to thrive.

The year to hibernate and hide
Is history, it’s time to ride.

We’ll fill the tank, it’s time to roam,
No longer locked inside our home.

We’ll take a picnic to the park
Just sit and talk ‘til way past dark.

We’ll visit those we long to see.
I’ll share some rhymes, some poetry.

There it is the year is done.
We welcome you year twenty-one.