Pouring Out Life

Life pouring out of a hurting soul.
It trickles as it falls.
A Savior’s blood pours forth to save,
His loving voice calls.
“My loved one I see the pain that drains,
And know all too well.
How it felt to suffer and agonize
When on My knees I fell.
I cried out to My Father to remove My burden,
Yet accepted what He gave.
And in return He strengthened Me
To bare it to My grave.
It took that death to restore that life,
And remove the burden within.
Now I have eternal life,
And will never lose it again.
I gave that life to give you yours
Because I love you so.
The Father longs to strengthen you,
And let your burden go.”

7-18-2019 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: The burden my Savior suffered making the sacrifice He made

Smitten for Jesus

Another page for another day.
A couple of words are written
To testify of a Savior’s love
By the one who is completely smitten.
Fierce in wrath, tender in love,
Grace and mercy are His ways.
Longing to see the mansion prepared,
I eagerly await the days.
Singing, praising, rejoicing all around.
I can hear the heavenly host asound.
“O hear ye, o hear ye, ye who will hear.
God, your heavenly Father, loves you so dear!”

7-18-2019 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Revived and Refreshed

A book, a journal, and a therapeutic pen.
A life, a struggle, and a journey with a friend.
Pain, shame, and a fragile young brain.
God’s true word to wash away the stain.
Hardship experienced becomes a testimony.
God doesn’t want us to be a phony.
Personal words, private days, not everything is spoken.
God hurts when His children are broken.
Healing words, healing ways, healing from many sources.
The Holy Spirit guides us each along our courses.
A smile, a glow, a warm and tender heart.
God revives, refreshes, and gives a brand new start.
Open your eyes, your heart, and your mind to the One who gave it.
There is a life, a love, and a body, and God can save it.

7-18-2019 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: finishing Caralyn’s Bloom journal

Persuaded By Love

Persuaded by love, I live.
I accept and cherish all He has to give.
Day by day, I will trust
That He will be my strength to do what I must.
Night after night, I will cling to Him,
Remembering many hurting souls need to know He loves them.
Life is challenging, but worth the breath.
We should live to honor His death.
Every moment is a treasured gift.
We are here to love, save, and lift.
Thank You, God, for mercy and grace,
And for teaching us Your loving ways.
Thank You for being new every day,
And leading us all along the way.
Thank You for never giving up on us,
And sending Your precious Jesus.

7-12-2019 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire

His Army Awaits

No, I can’t be quiet!
There’s something to be said.
Life in your chains is over.
Who I was is dead!
I am new in Christ,
And He is in me.
He has broken your chains
And set me free.
No need to argue,
His army awaits.
Protecting my soul
Till I reach the gates.

6-11-2019 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Nothing Alone

I don’t care if the whole world doesn’t agree
With how I see You, and You see me!
If I am with You
With my eyes wide open and my heart sealed tight.
If I my eyes are closed and I only see You in my heart.
That’s okay.
Whether my eyes are open, my eyes are closed.
Whether I shout to the world, or no one knows.
Whether they comment, share reblog, retweet,
Or NOT.
Whether they never pay attention,
Or simply don’t agree.
If they can’t see You, they don’t need to see me!

I am nothing! Absolutely nothing!
Whether it makes my world uncomfortable
For me to say such a thing or not…
I DON’T CARE.
“I” have not survived anything.
“I” am not a hero or inspiration.
It is ALL YOU!
I am only who I am because of THE Great I AM.
I am nothing… ALONE.
You make me who I am…
And that is a little I am of THE Great I AM.
I am only because of You.
Therefore there’s only You.
And I love You!
Just the way You are!

4-1-2019 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire

He Stops the What Ifs

There’s this comparison
Battling me all the time,
Pretending we’re enemies
When we’re one of a kind.
Every whisper in my ear
Is nothing good.
“You really shouldn’t have.”
“Oh, but you should.”
All this nagging
Wearies my soul.
Contentment escapes me.
I long to be whole.
Divided within,
I fight myself.
But we have hope
Because we have help!
God unites us
In who He is.
He puts a stop to
The what ifs.

4-1-2019 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Rachel & Leah Ladies Bible Study 2019