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

Lives Unseen

Lives we never thought we’d live.
Actions we never thought we’d do.
On the edge of an uncertain world,
We struggle to do right by You.
Disappointments unseen by ourselves.
Regrets unpredictable by doubt.
We find only more sin to be sorry for.
Our human nature won’t give out.
Visions of what’s happening.
Sounds of what is to be.
You are the only One in life
Who can truly know and see.

8-8-2001 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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