My Dream Come True

I had this dream once.
I dreamt that I was special, that things were going to change.
I dreamt that this special man would come along,
Find me to be special and wait!
I dreamt that this man was after God’s own heart,
And that he would help me to be a woman after God’s own heart.
That he would want me to be a woman after God’s own heart.
That he would be a man I could count on to lead me,
As I believe in Your word that a man us to lead.
I love Your design of men and women.
I longed to be led by this man, despite the fact I feared to trust a man.
And then I ruined it.
The dream turned into a nightmare and then the dream was gone.

I gave away that right to be special to find I wasn’t special at all,
At least not to the man I trusted.
He did not respect my wish to be faithful to God,
To honor my Savior in testimony.
He did not respect the walk I was struggling to continue.
Instead of helping me to be a woman after God’s own heart,
He helped me to be a woman who betrayed God’s own heart.
While I know I could have stopped it,
He stole my trust in thinking he was safe to trust.
And while I became defenseless on God’s behalf,
I made it clear from the beginning where my heart was,
What my intentions were,
And how weak I could be given the wrong circumstances.
Instead of being my strength, he was my weakness.
Instead of making my dreams come true, he took my belief in the dream.

Please give me back the dream.
I don’t want to give up the dream.
I want to believe that someone REALLY thinks I’m special and worth the wait.
I want to know a man who really IS a man after Your own heart.
A man who not only respects me, but oh Lord, respects YOU!
I want a man that I can trust to lead me, to support me,
To want me to BE a woman after Your own heart.
It seems like such an impossible dream,
But Your word tells me that with You nothing is impossible.
If it is what You want FROM me, I know it is what You will give TO me.
Because You DO think I am special.
After all, You made me and love purity!
Be my dream. Make my dream anew. Be my dream come true.

11-14-2003 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire
PS. Thank You, Jesus, for being my dream come true all these years!
YOU make me special!

Opinions Are Not a Fault

Someone once said,
So I once did.
Why pretend?
It can’t be hid.

It’s only a trick
To which you know.
As soon as I learn it
You’ll go.

So why agree
On something so false.
Having an opinion
Is not a fault.

We are all different,
Special and unique.
Thinking for ourselves
Shouldn’t make us a freak.

Working as a team,
That’s living together.
The more we share,
We’ll last forever.

12-4-1993
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: For all of us and God.

Beautiful Souls In Trusting Growth

Friendships are so rare and unique.
All the ones I have are too.
Beautiful souls in trusting growth,
Always knowing what to do.
Forgiving you for what you fault,
And loving you for yourself.
Always there to lend a hand
Any time you ask for help.
Love is kept within the heart,
And always there to give.
Beautiful friendships in a life,
One I’m glad to live.
My friends are very special friends
To which I’ll always love.
I’m so glad to have my faithful thorns.
I’ll never give them up.

1-10-1992 Friday
Written by Gail Brookshire

I Want/But

I want to love someone who’ll be there for me,
But I’m scared to trust a soul.
I want to give my heart away to someone special,
But I’m afraid of losing control.
I want to share tears of pain,
But I’m too ashamed to even cry.
I really want to love someone,
But I’m much too scared to try.
I want to be the one they’ll trust,
But I’m too tired of lies.
I want to hold them when they’re down,
But I’m too aware of what dies.
If only I could find a way
To believe again in love,
I could experience laughter,
And pleasure could never be enough.

4-4-1990
Written by Gail Brookshire
God is my hero!

I Want To Write Something

God, I want to write something just for You.
Something so special that lets You know I love You.
I want to write something that shows my sincerity
and my deepest wishes to honor and obey You.
I want to write something to let You know
just how grateful I am to You for Jesus.
I want to write something that lets Him know
how I appreciate His sacrifice for me.
I want to write something that doesn’t just
share the news and love about Jesus,
but something that is so compelling,
so easy to understand,
so impossible to get away from,
that they won’t go another minute
without kneeling and giving their souls to You.
I want to write something so special somehow,
so much.
But Lord, “I” can’t write anything.
“You” are the one who writes “through” me.
And if there’s nothing You want to say just now…
that’s OK.
If You just want to spend this time alone with me,
I am glad to have You here with me.
I love You.

5-6-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Your Virtue

As pure as the snow,
your virtue is a way to survive.
With all the complications,
how do you stay alive?
You’ve got the special things
everyone should long for,
but that brings you above all
and special all the more.
Keep your smile for pleasantries
and fight this world for peace.
Your virtue is something special,
but to others just a piece.
If you ever need to talk,
call me for the time,
and when you need more than that
put God within your mind.

7-10-89 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
PS. For Homey

The Only Everlasting Love

God gives us special people
in our ordinary lives.
Love that seems endless
unfortunately has to die.
Love that seems imperfect
must expose its flaws.
Love that seems innocent
comes out with the claws.
The only love perfect and true,
and that will never die
is the love that gave His life
to give eternal love on high.
He is the only faithful love
that will never abandon or betray.
He is the only love
that will never go away.

7-21-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)