On Duty

Out in those battlefields
are soldiers for Your cause.
So many are scattered
to carry their cross.
Whether in an actual military
or on a “field” trip,
they are reaching the lost
among the fellowship.
telling their story
by telling Yours,
while praying for You
to open hearts and doors.
Joy in the crowns
they gain for You,
to be laid at Your feet,
and celebrated too.
Be with Your soldiers
wherever they are.
Help them fight Your battle
and win Your war.

7-13-15 written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: All those from NAB on Mission Trips to Alaska and NY,
and all those serving Him now!
(NAB is now known as Brookstone Church and has 2 campuses)

Plagued Within

How horrifying it must have been, Lord,
for Your children to experience
the plagues of Egypt.
Were there not some who lived and served
in the houses of the Egyptians,
and could not run away?
How terrifying it must have been…
among the flies, the locusts, the frogs,
and that deep and blinding dark.
How that grip of death
must have choked at their souls.
And had they not been Yours,
death would have won.
Such turmoil must have been theirs,
struggling to know that You were among them.
How hard it must have been on You
to watch Your children
go back into the palace,
or back into the fields,
to be beaten all those years.
They were Your people.
How joyous that day must have been
for You to lead them out of bondage
and out of the path of Your wrath.

2-14-15 Written by Gail Brookshire
PS… This was inspired by a message that my Pastor (Jim Dykes of Brookstone Church) had preached on during his sermon series Moses… A Man for the Ages. I cannot tell you how much the Lord used him in one of the most critical times in my life! God used Him to help me keep my sanity, my faith, and my strength. The next several poems will be related to those sermons! I highly recommend his series! This particular message helped me to know… to believe that God cared about my having to go back into the desert that He was leading me through. It wasn’t about me, but it was for me. And He was with me.