Captivating the Captive

Captivating the Captive

Enemies seem to surround us
All the day long.
Weapons of words and swords,
And bragging they are strong.
The God who sees my every sin,
Sees the sin of every man.
He shakes the enemy of his pride,
And leaves him unable to stand.
God captivates the captive,
And frees him from self.
God only is the stronghold.
God alone can help.
God is a refuge for the displaced,
And a shelter for the weak.
He gladly fellowships with
Those who will seek.
Put your trust in God,
Where hope is not futile.
He longs to hold and nurture
His created child.

10.27.2021 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Psalms 61-70

Hold Your Weapons

Hailstones… stones that come down from heaven.
Weapons… a means to kill the enemy with.
Revenge… to retaliate justice to the wicked.
Victory… revenge and victory are always His.
We have a God who is very active with us,
Who is aware of everything we do.
He is ready to fight our battles,
Ready to defeat our enemies too.
Hold close to God so that you’ll always know
If you are choosing to be HIS enemy.
He wants only to love and protect you,
If you will just let it be.
Be careful not to mock your enemies
Or rejoice at their destruction,
For you were an enemy of God too
Before you chose to heed His instruction.

6-28-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

1 Samuel 18:13-14/Proverbs 16:7

A powerful message of Proverbs 16:7
is shown in David and Saul.
David’s wise behavior
made Saul’s pride fall.
Fear replaced vengeance
and prevented ill will.
The more wisely David behaved
the more frozen Saul stood still.
This wise behavior
also pleased the heart of God.
Though Saul sought to slay David,
to allow him, God would not.
It is true what God says.
Proverbs 16:7 is very wise.
Even the Philistines were at peace
though David killed Goliath before their eyes.

7-10-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: 1 Samuel 18-30