Life After Exodus

Born and bred in Egypt
To foreigners who came to dwell.
I was raised to be a slave,
But was treated very well.
Or so at least I thought,
Until You came for me.
You opened my eyes to my bondage,
And wanted to set me free.
It was a lot to understand.
It was a lot to believe.
You were patient in pursuing,
And helped me to leave.
The exodus was not easy.
My Pharaoh would not let me go.
But the mighty hand of my God
Has delivered me from my foe.
Living in a new life,
You’re teaching me Your ways.
But when the days get hard,
I think on the old days.
Please forgive me when I complain,
And fail to have faith in You.
I’m afraid of what’s ahead,
And Egypt was alI I knew.
The wilderness is scary,
But I’m learning to trust Your hand.
Every day I grow more excited
To reach the promised land.

11.29.2021 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Exodus 32-34

The Finger of God

The finger of God
Casts out demons,
Writes on the ground,
And gives commandments.
It writes on walls
To warn erring kings,
And heals so many people
Of so many things.
It sends forth lightning,
And shoots out fire,
Burning the bush,
And Elijah’s pyre.
It creates the heavens
To span wide and far,
And wisely ordains
The moon and stars.
It places the spit can mud
Wet in the ear,
And suddenly allows
The deaf to hear.
It makes a plaque
Man cannot imitate,
Troubles the water,
To rehabilitate.
The finger of God
Can do so much.
There’s so much power
In just one touch.

11.28.2021 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Luke 11:20

Ancient of Days

The Ancient of Days,
My God, Most High.
The Son of Man,
Your kingdom is nigh.
Your enemies are present,
Enjoying their day,
But the time is coming
They will all pass away.
Only Your kingdom will remain.
Only You will have dominion.
You will rule every hour,
And be praised every minute.
Every nation will serve You,
Every tongue proclaim,
Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior,
Praise His Holy name.
Take heart, o saints of His,
He’s coming on heavenly clouds.
His thousands will be with Him,
And we will be among the crowds.
What greatness He has in store
For servants that serve and obey,
An everlasting kingdom
That will NEVER pass away.

11.26.2021 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Daniel 7

No Enemies In Heaven

Heaven, what a friend you are
To keep our enemies out,
To guard those pearly gates.
No place for fear and doubt.
Peace and godly rest
Are promises God has made.
He is the Sonshine
That will never fade.
He will not allow entrance
To any foe or enemy.
All will be rid of flesh,
Including me.
No more lingering threat.
No more unkind nightmares.
With our new glorified bodies,
No pain or burdens to bear.
We won’t even remember
All that we face now.
In our new haven above
Enemies are just not allowed.
Thank you, heaven, for being
A faithful place to long for.
Whether self or another,
Enemies will be no more.

11.23.2021 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 1: Samuel 17-20, Psalm 92

Eternal Day of No Enemies

Jealousy, envy, rage,
All create the fiercest enemies.
Foes that torture,
And bring you to your knees.
They carry hatred and vengeance,
And weapons to wound and kill.
They seek that one opportunity,
Because they will.
Deep inside each one of us
Is another wicked foe
Causing havoc in our mind,
And to those we love and know.
That old man is eaten up
In a flesh of sinful nature.
Without the Holy Ghost,
He can never spiritually mature.
God can be an enemy
To those who stand against Him,
To those who threaten His children,
Or would dare to harm them.
God can stop the evil, wicked, and ugly.
God can put to death.
God can stop the heart.
God can remove breath.
But He has created a place
Where no enemies are allowed.
All tongues will confess.
All knees will bow.
This eternal Day will come,
To know a peace like no other.
We’ll love and worship our God,
And finally love one another.

11.23.2021 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 1 Samuel 17-20, Saul, and self

He Thirsted for Me

The Lord thirsted for me
To choose to abide,
To pause and linger
At His precious side.
He thirsted for conversation
Having my full attention,
Hanging on every word,
Listening with intention.
He thirsted for my presence,
And to look into my eyes,
To see my inner child smile
With gasps and sighs.
He thirsted to feel me near,
Leaning in awe and wonder,
Resting in the assurance
That none could tear us asunder.
He thirsted for my heart
To shelter His in mine,
To tell me He loves me,
And leaves me peace of mind.

11.20.2021 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Luke 10 and Beverly Lowry

Oceanic Praise

There is a flowing ebb
Right before my eyes.
It dances with the horizon,
And paints the dramatic skies.
There is a sailing wind
That gusts upon the tide.
It thrusts the raging seas
Into a boisterous ride.
There is a lingering howl
That bemoans the parting moon.
Lulling each bewailing heave
Into a gentle murmuring croon.
How intimate the vast expanse
Offers it’s proper praise
To the Creator of heaven and firmament
Adorned in splendid array.

11.13.2021 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: whispers of the Holy Spirit

Summoned Out of the Fire

Summoned out of the Fire
By the one who threw me in.
God has been walking with me.
He has been my defense.
Though the flames danced around me,
He taught me to dance with Him.
The enemy has exercised power,
But God was more powerful than them.
No stain, no hint, no smell of smoke
Touched me or caused me hurt.
He loosed me from my bondage
Without ever saying a word.
God sent His angel to me
The precious Son of God.
He has summoned the doors to open.
He leads with staff and rod.
The Burning Bush on the Mountain
Is an all Consuming Fire.
He turns the flames of His enemies
Into an ancient pyre.

11.12.20221 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Daniel 3
Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshech), Azariah (Abednego), and the Son of God (Jesus)

My Favorite Revelator

A God in heaven that revealeth secrets,
To make known what is in man’s heart.
He setteth up His Kingdom,
And tears others apart.
He revealeth true intentions.
He delivers delightful surprises.
He uses dreams to break our pride,
In some our hope arises.
He whispers secrets so personal
He’s jealous to defend.
For if we say a word to others,
It will not make any sense.
He giveth knowledge to the understanding.
He giveth wisdom to the wise.
He is the Light in the darkness.
He opens the blinded eyes.
This same God who loves me,
And whispers which way to go.
I trust Him with my secrets,
And all the things I do not know.

11.11.2021 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Daniel 2

Secret Revelation

The Revealer of Secrets,
That’s definitely You.
You have been so generous
To share some with me too.
Those visions in the night
That disturb the mind,
To awaken so startled.
I hate that kind.
It is a blessing to forget
Whatever was so bad,
But when it haunts you,
It can drive you mad.
Praise You, God, for counsel,
For the Daniels You preserve.
Thank You for their wisdom,
And a heart to serve.
Thank You for the many times
When it’s just us.
I love it when it’s me and You.
I know I can trust.
Thank You for the many dreams
You have reconciled.
Thank You for àll the secrets
That helped me through my trials.
I love the Stone that will be a Great Mountain.
I love the Secret Revelation.
He is my Rock, my Cornerstone,
On which I build my foundation.

11.10.2021 Wednesday.
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Daniel 2

A Message Within a Message

Thy faithful presence fills the pen.
Thy guiding hand designs with ink.
There is a message flowing out
To lift our voices with a shout.
A God creates all that breathes.
He supplies all our needs.
A Shepherd tends to His fold.
He nurtures, feeds, and holds.
A King arrives in straw and hay.
He rides a donkey along the way.
A Lamb lays down to pay the price.
He is the last blood sacrifice.
A Messiah comes to pay the cost.
He lays His life out on the cross.
In the grave He lays three days.
All our sins are washed away.
For He arises on day three,
Defeats the grave, and sets us free.
He goes away to prepare a place.
He leaves us peace, comfort, mercy, and grace.
He’s coming again to make us His own,
To bring us to Father in our new home.
So much good news within the pen.
I’m drawn to read again and again.

11.10.2021 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Psalms 80-90

Grateful for the Holy Spirit

How grateful I am, God,
For the presence of the Holy Spirit.
How precious is His whisper.
Thank You for letting me hear it.
Thank You for the peace He brings
To every part of my soul.
I cannot control anything,
But am grateful He is in control.
Thank You for being so close
In such a powerfully personal way.
Thank You, Jesus, for the promise
That He came to stay.
Thank You, Holy Spirit, for ministering
To my Jesus and me,
Him in the garden of agony,
And me in all my misery.
Thank You for praying for me,
And teaching me how to trust
That Your prayers are enough,
And that God is just.

11.9.2021 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 1 Samuel 16… Saul

The Cleansing Sacrifice

Among You, Moses, the nobles, and elders,
I listen to all the details.
The ark, the tabernacle, the mercy seat,
The fillets, curtains, and veils.
Through measurements and guidance,
You give the instruction,
Along with the significance
Of the specific construction.
With Your chosen people,
You long to commune and abide.
But Holy must not be with unholy.
Uncleanness causes a divide.
You provide a way to be cleansed
Through offering a sacrifice.
The High Priest on the mercy seat
Prepares to pay the price.
Thank You, God, for making a way
To bring us back together.
Jesus became the sacrifice
To unite us forever.

11.8.2021 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Exodus 24-27

Faithful Promise of Renewal

My soul is weak,
And it knows it right well.
My failing flesh
Has too much to tell.
But I hope this life You’ve given
Finds praise to sing all day.
You have saved me from
Much more than I can say.
You have taught me discretion,
And that secret strength from You,
Yet have given me wisdom
How to thoughtfully praise too.
So this morning I stop to pause,
And thank You for each save.
Thank You for when You allow me
To be strong and brave.
Thank You for every exit.
Thank You for every escape.
Thank You for healing
Every wound and scrape.
Thank You for Your faithful promise
That one day I’ll be renewed.
Heart, mind, body, and soul
Will only know to praise You.

11.3.2021 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Psalms 71-80

The Value of Obedience

To obey is a very valuable and personal matter to God.
Sacrifice does not excuse when we do not.
We cannot bless our own behavior.
That is to usurp the authority of the Savior.
We are to wait for God to move or speak.
We cannot let our pride cause us to be weak.
God does not excuse when we rebel, or curse,
Nor disobey His command to follow the purse.
Patience, wisdom, obedience, what golden treasure.
They are what truly bring God pleasure.
If you truly love God as your King,
Wait, trust, and obey in everything.

11.2.2021 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 1 Samuel 13-15