Time and Time Again

Time and time again,
You give so much to us.
Instead of giving praise,
we cry, “You are so unjust.”
Time and time again,
we whine for what we want.
We reject You for something else
that we merely use to flaunt.
Time and time again,
You must punish us with
consequences we created
with our fleshly sin.
Time and time again,
we cry for You to rescue.
We need salvation
from what we asked of You.
Time and time again,
we come to see Your heart.
Though we can be so cruel,
You hate for us to be apart.

6-19-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: 1 Samuel 13-14

Law of Death, Pardon of life

Rules, laws, regulations,
ways by which to live.
We dread the protection
that God was generous to give.
Fines, punishment,
sentences to carry out.
With so much clarity,
there is little room for doubt.
Yet just as sure,
is the guarantee to fail.
While stuck in this flesh,
sin will prevail.
Thank God for a Savior
who recognized
the need for mercy,
and gave with His life.
Now we are freed
from this law of death,
given grace from above
to draw eternal breath.

6-18-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: Exodus 19-24

Comfort By a Differing Sorrow

Giving our lives to You
gives us death that blesses.
Through Your own death,
You take away the guesses.
Sorrow is not the same.
Suffering is our joy.
We have the right weapons.
We just have to employ.
What a comfort we have
in all that You bring.
Your all sufficient grace
covers everything.
May we share that comfort
with those dying in vain.
May Your love and mercy
revive them again.

6-16-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 2 Corinthians 3-9

Go and Speak

Suffering and imprisoned souls
grieve in the uncertainty of life.
Jesus sends His word through us
to lift their burdens and ease their strife.
A soul weighed down
needs a helping hand up.
Jesus sends us to aid
in His merciful love.
Share your good news.
Save the dying man.
Remember how Christ
gave you a hand.
Obey the Master.
Comfort the weak.
Jesus has commanded,
“Go and speak.”

6-15-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Luke 7-8

Too Much For One

Too much for one person,
God understands our need
for others to come alongside
and help to accomplish a deed.
Personal accountability
is given to each to learn
that if one is given too much
they can feel burned.
We are all His body.
The body has a head.
We must all work together,
not act brain dead.
Our leaders are so precious
that we need to help where we can,
if we want to keep
this godly woman or man.
Trust God to lead us
and show what is needed.
If it be His instruction,
may His word be heeded.

6-11-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Exodus 17-18

Who Jesus Is

Jesus is the Son of God
come to save sinful man.
He has given up His comforts
to help us understand.
Even the demon spirits
and Satan Himself
know that Jesus is the Son of God
come to help.
While they might disapprove,
we should be glad.
Jesus has come to renew
all that was once bad.
Accept His salvation
and then tell your brother.
We are to do good
as we love one another.

6-8-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Luke 4-6

God’s Spoiled Brats

We whine and cry so much,
about so much to the Lord.
He gives and gives,
but we complain we want more.
Spoiled brats is what we are,
a stink among the roses.
We are no better or worse
than Israel or Moses.
God is so merciful,
so full of loving grace.
We run away from Him
only to beg for a place.
He is so faithful
to take us in again.
His love for us
will never end.
Thank God for His heart
and His willingness to rescue.
We are all spoiled children,
yes even me and you.

6-7-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Jeremiah 3-5

Influence

Influence is something we all possess,
whether we believe it or not,
want it or not,
or care or not.
Our actions are witnessed by others
at all times.
They are emulated openly and secretly.
Others pay attention
even when we don’t.
That influence is our God given gift.
We are to use it to honor God,
to reach the lost,
to encourage the broken hearted,
to lead the sheep back home.
We need so desperately
to nurture and discipline our influence,
as it can so easily destroy.
The influence we share
will be the influence others pass on.
Lord, may your Holy Spirit
help us to be and share
the influence You ask of us.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

6-5-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 1 Samuel 8

Clinging

Clinging to a mighty God
generous with mercy and grace,
I seek to know His way.
I long to see His face.
He tells me that I’m His
and that He’ll always care.
I just want to know
wherever I go, He’ll be there.
Mindful of His children,
our Father looks out for us.
The great Judge
knows what is just.

5-24-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Isaiah 63-66

Give to Him

People can be so cruel,
it makes it hard to smile,
yet they are the ones
so miserable all the while.
Our hearts should focus on God
and tell Him our heart’s desire.
He is a loving Father.
Of our love, He’ll never tire.
He wants us to give
our all to Him and trust
that He will perfect
and make things just.
Give to Him. Give to Him
everything you own.
For you should know,
He takes care of His own.

5-22-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 1 Samuel 1-3

Keeping Christ First

Keeping Christ first
is the key to everything.
For in following Him,
obedience it will bring.
So many challenges
of this world will arise.
The wisdom hard to find
is in keeping our eyes on Christ.
People are the most challenging.
Do we shun or reach?
Just follow Christ.
Our testimony will preach.
In the end it is Christ
we are to trust and obey.
Seeking to please Him
in every way.

5-19-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(Inspiration: 1 Corinthians 5-8)

Believing In Our Prayers

Believing in our prayers to God
is essential to their outcome,
even if as with Zacharias,
God chooses to answer some.
For as the prayer was answered
and John would be his son,
Gabriel told him his unbelief
would cause him to be struck dumb.
He could not speak or share
his good news of God’s gift.
He would have to wait
until the curse did lift.
Mary, however, believed
in something not possible with man.
But she knew with God,
nothing is impossible by His hand.
She was counted blessed
as Gabriel shared the news
that Jesus would be her son.
He was come to save the Jews.
Believe in God when you pray
and in what you pray for.
Give faith and belief
to honor our mighty Lord.

5-18-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(Inspiration: Luke 1)

Good Courage & Strength

Good courage
is what God wants from us,
to give Him strength
to show He’s just.
If we waiver and cower
or fail to even try,
then we make our testimony
of His strength a lie.
May I show the world
what an awesome God You are.
Your strength and courage
have helped me come so far.
You are worthy, oh God,
of praise and glory.
May my courage and strength
tell of Your amazing story.

5-9-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(Inspiration: Psalms 26-31)

Obedience From the Start

So many things in life can happen,
good or bad.
The things can be so evil,
making God mad.
The consequences sin can bring
can devastate.
Calling on God for help
can sometimes be too late.
But God is a God who knows
just how we really are.
Sometimes we must never leave
if we don’t want to go too far.
Obedience from the start
can prevent our end.
Trusting in God
will make Him our friend.

5-8-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(Inspiration: Judges 19-21)

Unexpected Life

Life is so swift,
so unexpectedly violent.
No matter how full the life,
the grave is silent.
So many lives
affected by one.
Death is forever.
It cannot be undone.
Only God can revive
or give eternal life.
The world is trapped
in misery and strife.
The only hope
desiring to heal
is the love of God.
Thank God He’s real.

5-5-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)