Virtuous Teaching

What a joy for a mom
In raising her boy,
To give him wisdom
And seeds of joy,
To watch his strength
Gain each day,
And trust that teaching
To lead his way.
God is in that teaching
Because it’s all about Him.
Teach the boy God’s ways.
He’s going to need them
Teach him to find
The wife with God’s favor.
Her love for Him
Is what’s to savor.
A man and His wife,
And the children they bring.
They will teach them
To keep God in everything.

7.31.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 31 in my Proverbs Journal,
And Lemuel and his mom.

A Boy and His Mom’s Wisdom

A boy and his mom.
A king and a queen.
Words of wisdom.
And I get to glean.
Teaching and leading.
A mom loves her son.
Recalling prophecy.
He remembers what’s to be done.
Judgment, discernment,
Needed strength to rule.
Consider the poor and needy.
No need to be cruel.
Righteous and sober.
A testimony to protect.
No time to get drunk.
No time to neglect.
Virtuous and diligent.
A woman of God.
She’s to be praised
And given the gentleman’s nod.
Favor, beauty.
Beware of passing deceit.
Fear of the Lord
Makes a woman complete.

7.31.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 31 in my Proverbs Journal,
And Lemuel and his momma!

You Foolish Fool

Oh you, fool, I do not like you.
You want to receive God’s glory.
You don’t care about His way.
You lie and embellish your story.
You seek to make me foolish
With pride and wasteful spirit.
I do not want any part of it,
I do not want to hear it.
You seek to flatter the world
Using any weapon you can.
But I am not that foolish.
I know God is faithful to man.
Do not waste your lies on me.
He won my heart long ago.
All glory to His Holy name!
I know He loves me so.

7.26.2020 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 26 in my Proverbs Journal.

Wrestling the Threat

Life was visiting with me
When death tried to choke me out.
It was a scary battle.
I had great fear and doubt.
The pain, the helplessness.
The struggle to have a breath,
A desperate feel of uncertainty
While wrestling to fight death.
How great my Mighty Savior,
To lift me into His arms.
He had no tolerance whatsoever
For Death’s pathetic charms.
The minutes that felt like eternity
Forced patience to be exercised.
So many thoughts ran through my mind.
Behind my frightened eyes.
God was faithful to fight for me,
And saved me from the threat.
“Thank you, God, for being there.
I am forever in Your debt.”

7.18.2020 Sunday
written by Gail Brookshire
Inspirational Proverbs 18 in my Proverbs Journal,
and literally getting choked.

The Promises of Your Favor

The promises of Your favor
Are life and preservation to my soul.
You promise they will lead me,
And keep my ways good and whole.
You promise they will protect,
That they will ground and root.
You promise they will preserve,
And steady my feet.
You promise wisdom and counsel
Will establish and prepare.
My spirit will be ready
No matter when or where.
Your peace and Your favor
Wait to guard and guide.
Rooted and grounded in You
Is where my soul longs to abide.

7.12.2020 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 12 in my Proverbs Journal

Righteousness, You Are A Friend

Righteousness, you are a friend of mine,
One God says will protect me.
He says you’ll lead me and keep me,
And show me how to be His delight.
He says you know the way to life,
And how to avoid destruction.
He says you bring me integrity,
Peace, and cause me to flourish.
He says you help me to make Him smile,
To be a faithful spirit.
And to walk in His ways.
All these things causes God
To speak so highly of you.
He speaks of favor when He speaks of you.
He tells me I am wise to follow you.
So here I am, Righteousness.
Make me, too, my Father’s delight.
I long to make Him smile.
I love Him.

7.11.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 11 in my Proverbs Journal

A God Who Loves Me

A God who loves me,
Despite how I can be.
Who gave me wisdom
To help me see.
Who sent instruction
To rescue me.
To save me from lies
That only deceive.
A God who loves me,
Despite my lack.
He’s willing to give
So I can give back.
He knows my nature,
And still He gives.
He tasted of death
So that I could live.
A God who loves me,
And lets me love Him back.
How grateful I am
For that fact.

7.10.2020 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 10 of my Proverbs Journal

Walking Through Your Pages

Walking through Your pages,
I see
Why God says to trust you
And call you family.
You bring wisdom.
You bring knowledge.
You bring understanding.
You bring so much more
Than I could imagine.
How powerful is your influence.
How influential is your power.
You reveal, expose, and unveil
All that has evil intention against.
Flattery doesn’t get past you.
Help me to walk with you
As often as God allows.
Help me to pay attention…
And listen.
Help me to always trust
What God gives you for me.
Help me to always trust
Your best for me.

7.7.2020 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire!
Inspiration: Proverbs 7 in my Proverbs Journal

A Wise, Understanding Family

Wisdom, you are my sister.
God has said we’re family.
I am to trust your words.
I am to trust your whispers.
I am to heed your shoutings.
I am to seek and trust you.

Understanding,
You are my kinswoman.
I am to follow your lead.
I am to trust you to keep me.
I am to accept you as family.
Because in God’s eyes
You are! ❤

Wise understanding,
Oh how I need you,
To keep me from flattery,
To keep me from self destruction,
To keep me from falling into a snare,
Bound for hell.

Lord, I seek. I call on.
And I trust through your faith
In wisdom, understanding.
We are all one family.
Your family.

7.7.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 7 in my Proverbs journal.

Adultery Is Sure Jealousy

Surety, you are no friend.
You know my God does not want
Me to entertain you.
You know He warns against you.
You know you’re putting chains on me
If I were to give thought to you,
Or speak on your behalf.
No one can speak for you.
Only God can say,
“Have nothing to do with her.
Plead release from her,
But if she insists the debt be paid,
PAY IT!
BE DONE WITH HER!
THEN LEAVE HER ALONE!”
Jealousy is your friend.
She tries to flatter me.
She tries to convince me that
“He” is worth it too.
After all, a woman’s jealousy is
So much well known that she is
Referred for “her fury.”
No Surety. No Adultery. No Jealousy.
Only God! Only His wisdom!

7.6.2020 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 6 in my Proverbs Journal

Discretion, A Mutual Friend

Discretion,
You and I have been friends
Many times over.
I thank God for being our
Mutual Friend.
He is wise to tell me to choose.
He tells me to choose you
Is to choose wisdom.
Thank you for being
A faithful companion.
Thank you for helping me
Keep my mind on Him.
Thank you for helping
To escape my folly.
Thank you for clarifying
What I can and cannot trust.
Thank you for not wanting
To make a mockery of me,
For not shaming me in my own guilt,
As I so rightly deserve.
Thank you for preserving me for Him.
Thank you for teaching me
What’s right.
Thank you for helping me to honor
our Mutual Friend.

7.5.2020 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 5

Let’s Pursue One Another

Wisdom, let’s pursue one another.
I need your instruction,
And you need my obedience.
I need your knowledge,
And you need my heart.
I need your understanding,
And you need me to attend you.
I need you to establish me,
And you need me to exalt you.
I need you to preserve me,
And you need me to keep you.
I need you to lead my paths.
You need me to keep looking straight ahead.
I need your grace and your glory.
You need me to honor God’s word.
His promises mean so much to me,
And you mean so much to Him.
He tells me so much about you,
And promises so much value.
Help me to receive the good
In trusting His word.
Help me to honor HIm
In trusting you.
Wisdom, knowledge, understanding,
Let’s pursue one another.

7.4.2020 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Proverbs 4

Present In The Pit

Bound by a chain of darkness,
I was a prisoner to my sin.
I had the best intentions
In the eyes of men.
Right in mine own eyes,
I could not see Your truth.
I was the queen of innocence
In my wayward youth.
Yet down from heaven You came
To reach me in my pit.
You took the veil from my eyes,
And helped me to actually see it.
Washed, cleansed, renewed by You.
You left the ninety nine.
Because You came for me,
I am Yours, and You are mine.
No longer bound by chains of pain,
I’m free to receive Your love.
No need for false security.
Your presence is enough.

6.12.2020 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: That You would come down into my pit of darkness and fight for me, even if it was me You had to fight. Tough love is a soul saver! ❤

Glimmer of Hope

Bubbling over, I begin to dance.
My shimmering light brings a trance.
Trickle, trickle, ripple, ripple.
The rapids rush me on.
Nearing now the earth’s cool edge,
I must fall to keep running along.
As I pass and entertain thee,
What do you see of me?
I’m a river, a lake, a little creek.
I flow from and return
To the depths of the sea.
Do not cry or worry for me.
I carry a message and a lesson for thee.
I have my share of troubles and woes,
Muddy waters, polluted shores,
Storms to blow and toss me at will.
But I will find my calm
When my Savior comes
And speaks, “Peace, be still.”
So let my glimmer of hope
Bring your smile as I glisten.
Pause upon my river banks
To give His whispers a listen.

6.10.2020 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: The wonder of God’s creation ❤

His Salvation Is My Story

How marvelous are the many things of You.
Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God.
How grateful I am to be under
Your protective Shepherd’s rod.
Your eye is on every one of Your sheep.
You see the one that goes astray.
You leave the ninety nine
To carry me out of my wayward way.
You hold, You embrace,
You cover me with Your hand.
Thank You, Holy Spirit,
For helping me to understand.
The blood of Jesus cleanses me.
His salvation is my story.
How worthy You are of honor
My ink pens Your glory.

2.25.2020 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire