He Has Come to Dwell

Memories that linger,
But not for their pleasure.
They stay at length,
But not for good measure.
Days that were endless
Remind me they’re long gone,
But nights that were relentless
Seem to stay strong.
Nightmares and visions,
Unwelcomed and uninvited
Keep me and serenity
Cruelly divided.
But there is a Watchman
Who guards at my chest.
My racing heart beat
Sends Him on a quest.
Angry with evil
For choking my world,
My Knight arrives
And draws His sword.
Peace, love,
And renewing thoughts.
My Savior has won
The battle He fought.
He has returned my night
And my sleep as well.
I’ve no more to fear.
He has come to dwell.

11.14.2018 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
PS… You gave me the words to write this poem then had me think on Your hymn called, “How Can I Fear With Jesus?” As I began to sing it, I was in awe of how similar they were.
I just had to blog about it on gaillovesgod. It can be read here.
You make me fall more and more in love with You each day. No matter what comes (and it inevitably will), it will have to face You my faithful Savior who has come to dwell! ❤

GOD DOES

God watches. God sees. God knows.
God cares. God loves. God weeps.
God embraces. God holds. God keeps.
God nurtures. God stays. God lingers.
God comforts. God whispers. God is.
God speaks. God encourages.
God teaches. God preaches.
God chooses. God sends. God provides.
God blesses. God ministers.
God reaches. God calls. God meets.
God saves. God restores. God heals.
God renews. God resurrects.
God honors. God showers.
God reconciles. God forgives.
God waits. God abides. God continues.
God shouts. God defends. God builds.
God amends. God justifies. God upholds.
God sanctifies. God tames. God does.
God frees. God cheers. God reigns.
God rules. God equips. God uses.
God prepares. God endures.
God enables. God lives. God gives.

6.9.2017 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration:
My Life is a Journey, Not a Destination color journal

With All Diligence

Help me to walk
In the light of Your countenance
While I reside here,
And to know the joyful sound.
Help me to keep my heart
With all diligence…
Steady, careful, persistent,
Earnestly making an effort to accomplish
Your Holy work in me.
Thank You for time with me today.
Thank You for helping me
To be diligent.

5-18-2017 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire

A Gift of Time

No greater gift can someone give
Than the gift of their time…
Their presence…
To talk…
Or just to be there.
What love You give us…
That You want from us!
Of course the greatest gift
Of life on the cross
Is still the greatest gift ever given
By our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Talk about a gift of time…
Presence…
And just being there.

5-23-2017 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Strength to Be Weak

Lord, please forgive me…
For selfishly asking for my life…
When it is Yours…
Given to the One who gave His to me.
Please forgive me…
For trying to usurp Your authority
When I plead to have my life ended
Before You have accomplished with it
What You want from it.
Even if it is only to be obedient.
Help me to do whatever it is You ask..
Whether to be strong
Or to have the strength to be weak.
In Jesus‘ Name, Amen!

5-18-2017 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Emphasized Treasure

Lord, today You have emphasized treasure
That You are…
That You share…
That You hide…
That You openly display…
And that You so lovingly want for us.
Help me to see,
To find,
To enjoy,
To appreciate,
To thank You for,
To share,
And to treasure
You and ALL of Your treasures.
You tell us there is richness
In full assurance of understanding.
May I grow more and more
Every day in understanding
And wisdom and knowledge,
That I may know,
And know I know!
I love You, Lord!

5-23-2017 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Isaiah 33:6
“And wisdom and knowledge shall be
the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation:
the fear of the Lord is his treasure.”

NO ONE

No one speaks to me like You do.
No one listens to me like You do.
No one holds me like You do.
No one touches me like You do.
No one loves me like You do.
No one spends the time like You do.
No one makes me smile like You do.
No one makes me hope like You do.
No one lifts my spirit like You do.
No one gives salvation like You do…
FOR EVERYONE!!
No one!! No one ever will!!

5-5-2017 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
I love You, Lord!