Seeking You Early

Up at the crack of dawn,
that’s not me.
I try to keep busy,
but love, even NEED my sleep.
How do I seek You early
and gain Your favor?
You are worth the time
and it is to savor!
Help me to balance
Your perfect rest.
You promise Your children
sleep and rest.
Give me peace
in doing Your will.
Help me to know
You love me still.
See You in the morning,
talk to You tomorrow.
Day or night,
may Your love defeat sorrow!

5-19-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

A Lot To Think About

A lot to think about…
in making so many decisions.
The best way to avoid scars?
Allow no incisions!
Yet the challenge to conquer fear
and stay in the fight
is much more the challenge
each and every night.
What is best…
and what can I actually do.
Sacrifice is worthless
if it only insults You.
Lord, be my Guide, my Comfort,
my unmoving Faith.
Help me to have peace
in my God given fate.
My weakness perfects
Your strength.
Help me to know
which path to walk in.

6-3-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

A God of Love and Mercy

God is a God of love and mercy!
Not a God of torture and misery.
He loves His people and wants to protect them,
honor their trust,
and shower His grace abundantly
to magnify and glorify His name.
God is a God of refuge.
He loves to share His forgiveness
to be the strength for the weak.
He is able to make the most terrified mind
calm with His peace that passes all understanding.
He loves to give His sweet peace.
God is a Holy God… worthy of
our praise, our service, our love!
God can do anything He wants…
ANYTHING!
He’s even bigger than any fear or sin!
He knows we need Him! He wants us to need Him.
He knows we need His mercy and grace.
And we pray for it now, Jesus. We pray!

8-2011 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

God Is My Father

God is my Father and I am quite proud of it.
He is my Savior and I love it.
Many have tried to love me, but none have even rose
above the love He’s given me to make me feel so close.
Only God can give me peace within my aching soul.
He understands the pain I hide and helps me feel whole.
I love my God and am proud to say I do.
God is my Father, and the reason I love and live too.

10-8-91 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Things So Hopeless

Life,

a thing so endlessly unknown,

for we all tend to die.

Love,

a thing overwhelmingly cruel,

for we all seem to cry.

Time,

a thing forever untameable,

for we all lose sight of it.

Hearts,

things far too uncaring,

for we all come to covet.

Peace,

a thing never yet to exist,

for we tend to stay at war.

Death,

a thing to never understand,

any better than we did before.

9-21-89 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

Yours With Affection

Alone in this quietness with You,
there’s something valuable about this peace.
I feel like I have found favor with You
for the chaos of this world to cease.
Oh it still goes on
somewhere out there.
But You have instructed me
it’s Your burden to bear.
My responsibility is to listen to You.
You have something to say.
I have prepared You an altar
here where I pray.
As the stillness allows me
to know You are God,
I see You lay aside
Your staff and rod.
You let me know You do not need
tools of correction.
When my heart is Yours,
You hold me with affection.

7-28-2015 written by Gail Brookshire

It Is His Gift

To lay one’s head down
and in sweet peace sleep,
not worrying about tomorrow,
for one knows God will keep.
To awaken refreshed in peace again,
as the head begins to lift.
A moment like this only God provides.
It is His gift.

To face a scary moment in faith
and trust the ailing body to strangers.
When life and health are threatened,
and the soul even seems in danger.
To awaken refreshed in health again,
as the healing begins to lift.
The Great Physician restores.
It is His gift.

To hear the sound of little voices
praising God with His own hymns.
To be able to experience the joy
that surely God finds in them.
To take in such beauty
as the voices together lift.
Only God can perfect such praise.
It is His gift.

5-11-15 written by Gail Brookshire

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)

Sweet Fellowship by FireLight

What a pleasant surprise
You have gifted me today.
How unexpected…
this visitor that came our way.
Around the fire,
we were warmed by Your presence.
This beauty of this very moment
was Your essence.
This wasn’t in the script,
or part of Your story,
but every loving word
magnifies Your glory.
Two believers
in sweet fellowship,
praising their God
for His relationship.
Encouraging one another
and basking in the light,
You have made this
a gloriously beautiful night.

3-26-15 written by Gail Brookshire

Made for You

Made in Your image.
Given life by Your breath.
Created to serve You.
Redeemed in Your death.
My Creator, My God.
My Comfort for all times.
My Peace passing all understanding,
purifying my mind.
My Offering, My Sacrifice.
My Reconciliation to God.
My Great Physician.
By Your blood, I’m bought.
My heavenly Contractor
of my heavenly home.
My Soul Mate for eternity.
I kneel at Your throne.

2015 written by Gail Brookshire

Whispers Loud and Clear

Seeking for You, to hear from You,
life fights to clog my mind.
If it weren’t for Your rescue,
I would journey blind.
Stress seems to contradict
all that lies in Your word.
The world screams so loud.
You can barely be heard.
But the Holy Spirit
whispers so loud and clear.
His loving ways
allow me to hear.
Comfort, peace, protection
in a God who is my friend.
Just hang on, Gail,
this too shall end.

6-27-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: Psalms 71-77