On Sacred Grounds

In his room, a place he calls his own.
This is his space and not for others to know.
For to even enter is to come upon Sacred Grounds..
Sacred Grounds… let’s think about that.
Here is a room where one can enter with purity
And depart with stolen innocence.

As the Christian girl approaches the open door,
It symbolizes the the open invitation to temptation.
Temptation is what consumes this room.
He holds out his hand to the young woman.
She looks into his eyes and comes forward.
His persuasion convinces her entrance.
Yes, she chooses to accept the offer,
And as her heart weakens, seduction is his strength.

Lights are low, music so soft.
They’re alone with how they feel.
Too close to a welcoming bed they dance.
While she struggles to resist the moment,
The moment struggles to insist surrender.
Kisses… so warm upon her neck.
He whispers the soft masculine words.
Her yearnings are put to the ultimate test.
And as she fails to stand her ground,
She lays down with him on his.
Though she has been promised it will feel like heaven,
And the two hearts may feel like it is…
All hell is breaking loose.

The angels have deserted the child of purity.
Purity has deserted the angel.
A Heavenly Father releases the hands of His children,
As His heirs have been erased from HIS WILL!
For while the young man is guilty of stealing her innocence,
She is guilty of treason by sleeping with the enemy.
She has lost her shield in the heat of the battle.
Within the Sacred Grounds, she has been stripped of her armor.
The warrior has been tamed and prepared for conversion.
Her combat instructions were to pray for her enemies,
And to set the example for the prisoners of war,
Just in case the Master of Reason captured a soldier who would
Discover the desire to march as a knight for the King.
Her disobedience has injured the strategic healing
Of a dying cadet by the Captain of Miracles.
General Physician had worked long and hard to salvage the private
From a world of uncertainty
Because the Peacemaker had longed to reassure this skilled man
Of an unfailing love and a heavenly place made just for him
Upon HOLY and Sacred Grounds.

As the trial begins, the judge opens His book.
The transcripts convict the violators of sin and shame.
They are found unworthy to walk upon the Sacred Grounds.
Cast into the fire ignited by the very passion that led to their destruction,
Guilt is all they share.

5-12-1998 Wednesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: The Lord was working on me around this time of the possible consequences of seeking or giving into comfort and pleasure. It’s not just me in that moment. Temptation is a struggle for both sexes… and for Christians and non-Christians alike. We are to pray and be support for one another. The enemy is looking for every foothold he can get.

Dominion is His

Great and strong is the LORD
Mighty and powerful is He.
His enemies flee His wrath.
His prodigal children plea.
His strength displays His character.
His character conveys His demand.
His holiness validates
His authority to command.
His vengeance is His pleasure.
His pleasure is to forgive.
Condemnation is His to sentence.
Clemency is His to give.
Pardon is His escape.
Redemption His restoration.
Salvation is His to offer
Because of His resurrection.

7-21-15 written by Gail Brookshire

Holy Confidence

Shhh… secrets of God!
Too fragile to be spoken.
Vows of confidence
Not to be broken.
Strength of honor
Hidden Within.
Trial of endurance
Not to give in.
Treasured whispers.
Precious thoughts.
Valuable lessons
Patiently taught.
Faithful silence.
Devoted oath.
Holiness is given
In both.

7-4-15 written by Gail Brookshire

Happy Father’s Day, Father God!

Father’s Day is here and so are You.
It is time to celebrate You too.
Like every day, You are Father God.
And we praise You with everything we’ve got.
Honor, Majesty, Holiness, and Glory
Are all a part of Your Royal story.
Creation itself is Your own validation
Of birth, death, and salvation.
Your love for restoration gives life.
Your gracious mercy removes strife.
Father, Son, Holy Ghost in One.
You are magnified through Your Loyal Son.
Made family by redemptive love,
We eagerly wait to join You above.
So until the day we come Your way,
Let us wish You, Happy Father’s Day!

6-21-15 written by Gail Brookshire
Happy Father’s Day, Father God! ❤

Your Majestic Beauty

Beauty… that’s exactly what describes You
because that is exactly what You are.
That’s exactly what beauty is… You!
There would be no such thing as beauty
if there were no You.
How then do we find words to describe
Your beauty,
Your holiness,
Your glorious majesty
when there are no heavenly words
that contain Your majestic beauty?
How Great Thou Art seems so small
compared to how great You really are.
Thank You for allowing me
to know Your beauty and majesty.
I long to see it more and more!

3-17-15 written by Gail Brookshire