Posted in 2011, Uncategorized

Hand in Hand

You’re leading. I’m following,
or at least I’m trying.
You’re speaking. I’m listening,
or at least sighing.
Your pathways can be many,
yet one at a time.
Your lamp is shining.
Help me follow the light.
You’re teaching. I’m learning,
or trying to be discerning.
You’re guiding. I’m trailing
while trying to avoid failing.
Stay close by with guard rails.
Your perfect love never fails.
Hand in hand with You,
I know we’ll make it through.

10-6-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Posted in 2011, Uncategorized

Abundant Want

So often I have felt so burdened
to have so much need.
I struggle to discern,
is this a test to contend or plead?
I do not want to insult God,
nor profane His name to any.
I know there are commands to ask
and commands to know I have plenty.
Yet 2 Corinthians 8:14
says my want is to be a supply
from those He’s blessed abundantly,
to show that all comes from on high.
And likewise my abundance
is to supply someone else’s want,
so that all those who witness
know it all comes from One.
May I seek to be content
and fulfill Your perfect plan.
I want to be a blessing,
even when I don’t understand.

10-1-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Posted in 2011, Uncategorized

Great and Mighty

Great and mighty is the Lord our God.
Worthy and honorable is the great JAH.
Our tongues and voices should never cease
to praise the God of eternal peace.
He created our bodies and souls.
He created the world which He controls.
He gives us mercy and shares grace.
He sent His only Son to save.
He resurrected His precious Son
to send to us the Holy One.
The Holy Ghost comforts us,
all because of the blood of Jesus.
How great God is to share so much
and all because of perfect love.
Sing ye people, sing of earth!
Sing of God and His mighty worth!

9-28-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Posted in Uncategorized, 2011

We Don’t Need Another King

Years ago, God led His people,
usually through His own man.
He led them through the sea
and then the wilderness to the promised land.
Whenever men would sin,
God’s man would plead with sacrifice
for God to forgive His people,
and that would suffice.
Then one day jealousy
caused us to covet other nations.
We wanted a king so much
that we sacrificed Godly relations.
Through Saul, David, and Solomon
we learned how weak a man can be.
Through the kings of other nations,
we learn of cruel tyranny.
America is blessed to be king free,
but still relies on a man.
When will we ever learn
it is God we need to take our hand?
Praise God for King Jesus
who came to fix everything,
and praise God for the reality
that we don’t need another king!

9-27-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Posted in 2011, Uncategorized

A King Free Country

Living in a “king free” country,
we are blessed to follow God.
He gave us forefathers
who believed in obeying His law.
He gave us freedoms
that all others wish for,
and said if we’d trust Him,
He’d always be our Lord.
But nowadays we seem to yearn
to be ruled like other lands.
Just like Israel insulted God,
we want a Saul to replace God’s hand.
How horribly wrong and wicked
to place our trust in man.
We are foolish to hope for the impossible
when God is the God who can!
Lord, help us to keep our eyes and hearts
focused solely on Your reign.
You are the only one we need.
Heaven is our only gain.

9-27-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Posted in 2011, Uncategorized

You Are Still Worthy

Tabernacles, sacrifices, offerings and more
are what use to please You,
but since the law was fulfilled
what are we to do?
Of course much is the same
in obeying You, God.
But You cry, “Don’t go back to Egypt!
Have you so quickly forgotten?”
You want a relationship
built on faith and love,
but You are still Holy
and reign from above.
Help us to know Your will
and allow us to be pleasing.
You are so worthy of honor
that should never be ceasing.

9-25-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Posted in 2011, Uncategorized

You Were Dear

A sign is left behind
that you were here.
You were loved.
You were dear.
Your life is gone,
Your spirit near.
How we miss
You being here.
We love you brother.
We miss you so.
God is blessed.
This we know.
Hug him for us,
As you wait along.
I hope we won’t
Be too long.

11-5-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
This was written for my baby brother Charlie who was killed when he was 37 years old. My mom had him 10 months after I was born. I always told everybody he was my 1st birthday present. Some people thought we were twins because we shared the same age for a couple of months each year.
His 2 favorite songs at the time of his death were
I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe, and Long Black Train by Josh Turner