My Angel in the Pool

My Angel in the pool,
Troubling the waters just for me.
No need to lay and wait.
No one can take my healing.
The blood is for everyone.
The fountain freely flows.
No need to hide your pain.
He already knows.
The cleansing that covers
The bathing soul in love
Is a good and perfect gift
From the Father above.
No need for seasons,
Or traveling to an earthly place.
The healing that Jesus brings
Is Mercy and Grace.
Just believe in Who He is,
And ask Him to forgive.
He waits to restore you,
And let you live.

1.22.2022 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: John 5, My Angel in the Pool, There Is A Fountain

Abandoning the Presence of God

When we move without waiting on God
Because we feel like He’s not with us,
It’s a gross error of judgment
On a God who is faithful and just.
When we justify our own actions,
And move in our own strength,
Not worry about the cost,
And go to any length,
It’s throwing God’s presence back in His face,
And saying He’s not needed.
We glorify our own praises
As obedience heeded.
Yet when God removes His favor,
And removes His presence too,
We suddenly feel so lost,
And don’t know what to do.
We cry out for His presence.
We cry out for His voice.
But we were the ones who abandoned Him.
We made our choice.
Sometimes those choices are permanent,
And cannot be reversed.
We must face the consequences.
We must face the worst.
There will be no God to call on.
There will be no God to speak to.
When you abandon God,
He will abandon you.

1.4.2022 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 1 Samuel 31, Saul

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

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

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.

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

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! ❤

Exposing What’s Within

A little girl sad and quiet
Leaned against the tree.
She has failed to save her friend
From a violent tragedy.
A life was lost and thrown away
To hide the sinner’s sin.
But God is watching everything
And exposes what’s within.
A hiker comes across the girl,
And can sense what is wrong.
Both the girls lost their fight
Against someone too strong.
The surviving girl is rescued,
And is evidence of the crime.
Justice is given to the man
Who is now serving time.

12.2.19 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: The loss of a friend

Hands of Life

The many hands of life
Reaching out to drown me.
I’m already sinking,
But they still seek to down me.
The many hands of God
Reaching out to me through others.
They seek to uplift me,
My fellow sisters and brothers.
The many hands around me,
Fighting to have their say.
You are the One I cling to,
And I follow You all the way.
Whether I sink or swim,
Live or drown,
I’m in Your hands,
And am heaven bound.

11/24/19 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: my Sea related adult coloring book

Heavenly Friendship

Friendship of a Savior
Who hath the Greater Love
To faithfully give that Good
And Perfect Thing from above.

Friendship of a Creator
Who made me for His Pleasure,
Who tells me my Image
Makes His treasure.

Friendship of a God
Who knew the Law
Would require a Blood Sacrifice
For us all.

Friendship of a Father
Who longed to Reconcile
His Prodigal Daughter
To being His Child.

Friendship of a Spirit
To Comfort, Guide, and Teach.
Who loves to Whisper, Nudge,
And Unconditionally reach.

Friendship of a Family
Preparing a Place for me.
Alas one day I’ll Fellowship
Where I was Always meant to be.

11.13.19 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Faithfully Reassuring Love

This love that You have poured throughout my life,
Has been the wonder of every breath I take.
You desire so much good for me,
And lovingly watch every step I make.
You bring beauty to my life,
And to those You know I love.
You create signature creations
That clearly testify of You above.
You provide mercy to save me,
And grace to amaze me,
Arms to hold me,
And Your heart to embrace me.
So many wonders and miracles
To woo my heart to Yours,
To strengthen my faith
And to faithfully reassure.

11.13.19 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

The Compelling Love of God

The love of God compels me
To keep hanging in,
Not to give up so easy,
And remember His own journey with agony.
He, too, walked a like of discomfort,
loss of loved ones and family.
He, too, knew the betrayal of church hurts,
And being accused of ungodliness.
The man born of a virgin,
To die for the sins of the world,
Is burdened for me,
And loves me in a way
I’ll never fully know.
But I know He loves me,
And that’s all I need to know.
The love of God compels me
To love.

11.10.19 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Your Arms of Love

How long this ocean line stretches.
It reaches to follow me.
From Your heart You reach out
To make sure I know You’re there.
Your waves playfully wave.
They roll forward to push me gently,
And then crash against me
To make their presence clearly known.
It’s You… sending messages of love…
To me… again and again.
I lay on the shore
With my heart smiling for joy.
No matter how far I go,
Or wherever I am,
You’re always in arms length…
Your arms holding me.
I love the way You love me!

11.17.19 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: The God of the universe! ❤

For His Glory

For His glory! Not mine!
That is why I write!
No pain or depression,
Or any other oppression
Should get in the way
Of needing to say,
God loves you!

A dying and hurting world
Needs to know He loves every boy and girl!
A sister and brother in Christ
Need encouragement for the fight.
Whether lost or saved,
We need the message He gave,
God loves you!

SO pick up the pen
And write again!
The battle is fierce
Shedding blood and tears.
But we must not delay
For one who needs to hear us say,
God loves you!

10.18.19 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Glory to God!

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
My God loves me and I’m gonna shout it!
He loves me! He loves me! He tells me so!
He sent me a love letter to let me know!
He wrote in a book and wrote it in red.
He’s not ashamed. He wants it said.
In large print, He writes I am His.
He says, “I want you to understand this!
I love you and want you to know you’re mine.
And I’m willing to sign that on the bottom line.
Now get up and go, and share what I’ve given.
So many I love need to know they’re forgiven.
Share the love and share the letter.
Let them know things will get better.”
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
God loves you! Don’t you ever doubt it!

8-29-2019 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire