My Faithful Prince of Peace

Shutter… I shake an inward concern.
My how your fear invades.
To give voice to your presence,
Terror cascades.
And therein lies the flaw.
The key to the guarded gate.
But there is a warrior
Who anticipated this fate.
He is strong and very present.
Shielded with armor in hand.
He will not allow entrance
To this promised land.
This is a place
That He promised me.
I am safe to be unguarded.
I am safe to be free.
Weapon dismantled,
You are cast to your knees.
I have been protected
By my Faithful Prince of Peace.

1-11-2017 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: a safe place

FREE

Walk along the street side
and say hell to your fellow man.
Treat him as your brother
And make sure to shake his hand.
Be glad it’s not the government
Of another country.
For it would be against their law,
While here we are free.

10-30-1989
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: A.D.D. challenged me to write this.

Peace Is Only a Lifetime Away

Trapped inside a heart with memories and regrets.
Forever I will carry the result of my sins.
Yes I have God to remind me I am forgiven,
That as far as He’s concerned my sins are forgotten.
But while I am stuck in this ever struggling human body,
I am also stricken with this ever condemning human mind.
If only I had obeyed my God and avoided the temptation altogether,
Maybe I would have escaped their hauntings.
If only I had kept God first in everything,
Those memories wouldn’t be able to last.
But as it is… I am what I am, and I have done what I have done.
There is no erasing and escaping my consequences,
At least not from my abilities.
I take my lickings and face my accusers.
For as I am contained within a human body,
My soul contains the Spirit of God.
He stands by me even in the midst of my self destruction
Because He will not lose what is His.
Because of His faithfulness and mercy,
I am able to accept that I have made a mistake but am not defeated.
He is understanding to know I am sincere.
He is understanding to know I have been deceived.
And while He does not excuse me from my responsibility,
He does not excuse those involved in my fall of theirs either.
A loving and authoritative Father does not take kindly to the hurt placed on His child.
He will not allow the guilty to go unaccountable.
They will answer to their God.
As for my memories and haunting regrets,
He will replace each one with a new song of joy.
He will give laughter to replace the tears.
And just when Satan thinks he can drown me
With guilt and sorrow  from irresponsible choices,
My God will lay my human body to rest and relieve me of its chains.
No more will the filth and pain walk with me.
My spirit filled soul will arise by God’s powerful hand and ascend to His Holy Land.
Purity of Holiness of a Holy God will free me of the past
And cleanse me for a Godly paradise.
The blood of my Savior Jesus Christ will break all that Satan has tried to hold on me.
The forgiveness within my Redeemer’s grace will give me a new dwelling place of peace.
God is so good. Christ is so generous. I am so blessed to be loved by both.

11-27-18 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Praying For Godly Communication

God, this man you ordained has heard my sin.
He knows exactly how I gave in.
He knows I let Satan have a moment of victory.
That there is a deeply ugly part of me.
Please help him not to be afraid of my presence,
Nor judge me with his absence.
Allow him and his wife to know for sure
I would never hurt them. Please reassure!
What I have confessed was sin against you!
I can’t erase that the events were true.
But I can bring them to you and confess.
I have done that openly and choose not to transgress.
Give this man guidance, Lord, that he might guide me.
And give us all peace that I have been set free.
I am no longer in bondage, headed for my grave.
I am your servant. I am your slave.
Praise you, Lord, for this pastor’s dedication.
Help us to continue in godly communication.

5-18-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

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

My Consolation

Congratulations! You have lost!
Now you must pay the cost!
But here’s a consolation as you go,
to comfort your humiliation on the show.
This how the world sees consolation,
but I see mine in God’s salvation.
Jesus Christ was sent to me.
Thanks to Him, I’ve been set free.
I was lost in sin and shame.
Jesus stopped that blame game!
He gave me value and Holy worth
when He came in lowly birth.
His sacrifice on the cross
restored me from the loss.
His gift of love and sacrifice
paid my penalty and paid my price.
He sent the Comforter to guide.
He teaches me while at my side.
Soon to Jesus I will be led.
My Consolation… life after death!

10-1-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)