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

Shaping Up

He rides… hoping in every mile
To undo the damage to her beautiful smile.
He hikes… hoping to leave behind
Every moment he was terribly unkind.
He climbs… hoping to gain the strength
To trust her rope of mercy length by length.
He runs… hoping to build
Character and strong will.
He paddles… hoping to push away
Everything wrong he did that day.
With every ounce of energy he hopes to reconcile.
“Thank you, God. There’s that beautiful smile.”

7-2-2019 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Nonsense

Throw a tree.
Pour a cloud.
Creation is screaming
Quite loud!
Make a kite.
Fly a pie.
Stop asking
WHY?!?!
Drive a bird.
Ride a plane.
I’m going completely
INSANE!
Close a video.
Pause a book.
Only God
Knows where to look.
Paint a flower.
Smell a fence.
STOP
THIS NONSENSE!

7-2-2019 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire