Poems

OUT OF THIS LIFE
Out of this life I shall never take
Things of silver and gold I make.
All that I cherish and hoard away
After I leave, on earth must stay.
Though I have toiled for a painting rare
To hang on my wall, I must leave it there.
Though I call it mine and boast its worth,
I must give it up when I quit the earth.
All that I gather and all that I keep
I must leave behind when I fall asleep.
And I wonder often, just what I shall own
In that other life, when I pass alone.
What shall He find and what shall He see
In the soul that answers the call for me?
Shall the great Judge learn, when my task is through,
That my soul had gathered some riches, too?
Or shall at the last, it be mine to find,
That all I had worked for I'd left behind?
--Author Unknown

 

YOU ASK WHY I FOLLOW THIS JESUS?
You ask why I follow this Jesus?
Why I love Him the way I do?
When the world's turned away from His teachings
And the people who serve Him are few.

It's not the rewards I'm after
Or gifts that I hope to receive
It's the Presence that calls for commitment
It's the Spirit I trust and believe.

The Lord doesn't shelter His faithful
Or spare them all suffering and pain,
Like everyone else I have burdens,
And walk through my share of rain.

Yet He gives me a plan and a purpose,
And that joy only Christians have known,
I never know what comes tomorrow,
But I do know I'm never alone.

It's the love always there when you need it;
It's the words that redeem and inspire,
It's the longing to ever be with Him
That burns in my heart like a fire.

So you ask why I love my Lord Jesus?
Well, friend, that's so easy to see,
But the one thing that fills me with wonder is
Why Jesus loves someone like me.
Author Unknown

 

THE DIFFERENCE
I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn't take time to pray.

Problems just tumbling about me,
And heavier came each task;
"Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered.
He answered: "You didn't ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty-
But the day toiled on, gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me,
He said: "But you didn't seek."

I tried to come into God's presence,
I used all my keys at the lock;
God gently and lovingly chided:
"My child, you didn't knock."

I woke early this morning
And paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray

--Tract Evangelistic Crusade
Author Unknown

 

HE LEADS THE WAY
He does not lead me year by year
Not even day by day
But step by step my path unfolds
My Lord directs my way.
Tomorrow's plans I do not know,
I only know this minute;
But He will say, "This is the way;
By faith now walk ye in it."
And I am glad that it is so,
Today's enough to bear;
And when tomorrow comes,
His grace shall far exceed its care.
What need to worry then or fret?
The God who gave His Son
Holds all my moments in His Hand
And gives them one by one.

Author Unknown

 

OH HOW GOD LOVES YOU
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He listens.
He can live anywhere in the universe,
but He chose your heart.
Face it friend, He is crazy about you!
God didn't promise days without pain,
laughter without sorrow, sun without rain,
but He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Author Unknown

 

THE BIBLE AND THE TV GUIDE
They lie on the table side by side
The Holy Bible and the T.V. Guide
One is well worn and cherished with pride,
Not the Bible, but the T.V. Guide
They lie on the table side by side
The Holy Bible and the T.V. Guide
One is well worn and cherished with pride,
Not the Bible, but the T.V. Guide

One is used daily to help folks decide
No, not the Bible, but the T.V.Guide
As the pages are turned, what shall they see
Oh, what does it matter, turn on the T.V.

So they open the book in which they confide
No, not the Bible, but the T.V. Guide
The Word of God is seldom read
Maybe a verse before they fall into bed.

Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be
Not from reading the Bible, from watching T.V.
so then back to the table side by side,
Lie the Holy Bible and the T.V. Guide.

No time for prayer, no time for the Word,
The plan of Salvation is seldom heard.
But forgiveness of sin, so full and free,
Is found in the Bible, not on T.V.

Author Unknown

 

PSALM 23 (FOR THE OFFICE)
The Lord is my boss, and I shall not want.
God gives me peace, when chaos is all around me.
God reminds me to pray, before I speak in anger.
God restores my sanity.
God guides my decisions that I might honor the Lord in . . .all that I do.

Even though I face absurd amounts of e-mail, system
failures, copier jams, backordered supplies, unrealistic deadlines, staff shortages, budget cutbacks,
red tape, downsizing, gossiping coworkers,
whining customers, I won't give up, for You are with me.
Your presence, peace and power will see me through.
You raise me up, even when the boss fails to promote me.
You claim me as your own, even when the company threatens to let me go.

Your loyalty and love are better than a bonus check

Your retirement plan beats any 401K, and when it's all said and done, I'll be working for you a whole lot longer!

Thanks be to God.

Author Unknown

GOD GIVES YOU
Enough Happiness to keep you sweet

Enough Trials to keep you strong

Enough Sorrows to keep you human

Enough Hope to keep you happy

Enough Failure to keep you humble

Enough success to keep you eager

Enough Friends to give you comfort

Enough Wealth to meet your needs

Enough Enthusiasm to look forward

Enough Faith to banish depression

Enough Determination to make each day a better
day than yesterday.

Author Unknown

 

THIS IS MY GOD
He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and
The Manager of all times.
He always was, He always is, and He always will be...
Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!
He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!
The world can't understand him,
The armies can't defeat Him,
The schools can't explain Him,
The leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him, and
The people couldn't hold Him!

Nero couldn't crush Him,
Hitler couldn't silence Him,
The New Age can't replace Him, and
Donahue can't explain Him away!
He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and
His mind is on me.
He is my Redeemer,
He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and
He is my peace!
He is my Joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and
He rules my life!
I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and
His goal for me is abundant life.
I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
The power of the powerful,
The ancient of days, the ruler of rulers,
The leader of leaders, the overseer of the overcomers, and
The sovereign Lord of all that was and is and is to come.
And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size.
His goal is a relationship with ME!

He will never leave me,
Never forsake me,
Never mislead me,
Never forget me,
Never overlook me, and
Ever cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!
He is everything for everybody, everywhere,
Every time, and every way.
He is God, He is faithful.
I am His, and He is mine!
My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.

So, if you're wondering why I feel so secure, understand this...
He said it and that settles it.
God is in control, I am on His side, and
That means all is well with my soul.
Everyday is a blessing for GOD Is!

Author Unknown

 

WHISPERS FROM HEAVEN

When I left this world without you I know it made you blue. Your tears fell so freely, I watched: I know this is true.
While you were weeping, Days after I passed away -- While all was silent within me, I saw you kneel to pray.
From this wonderful place called heaven Where all my pain is gone, I send a gentle breeze to whisper, "My loved ones, please go on."
The peace that I have found here Goes far beyond compare. No rain, no clouds, no suffering -- Just LOVE from everywhere.
You need not be troubled Just stay close to GOD in prayer Someday we'll be reunited My love, HIS love surrounds you always, EVERYWHERE!

"A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam and for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world; but then it flies on again and although we wish it could have stayed, we are so thankful to have seen it at all."

Author Unknown


UNKNOWN

"A million times I have needed you,
a million times I have cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a special place,
that none will ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For all my love went with you,
the day God called you home."

By: Unknown