The Invitation Stands

God’s waiting for an answer to His request,
to come to the gathering of all His welcomed guests.
He’s waiting to bring you closer to a life of endless love,
a paradise away from pain in the heaven up above.
All the angels are serving well to try and give us help
on how to learn to do things right as we give things of ourselves.
We’re all invited to a place where everyone is kind.
Love in God is what we’ll praise. It will never leave our mind.
God, I hope you know I say I want to respond real soon.
Yes, I want to be with you and hope the others will want to, too.

5-31-91 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Thanking God for Failed Relationships

Lord, thank You, for failed relationships!
I know You know what I mean and why I say that.
For as long as things have gone wrong,
You knew exactly where I was at.
From molestation as early as I can remember
(which happens to be three),
to things a child just shouldn’t know,
and neither should a teen.
From dating before I even “became a woman”
to “becoming a woman” with a man,
nothing has been hidden from You,
and by Your grace You’ve held my hand.
—–
So it makes sense that it would take so many failed relationships
to bring me peace in a relationship just with You,
a relationship that cares about my body and spirit,
willing to make my life brand new.
If any of those relationships had succeeded,
I would have never known the peace
in having 1 year of life without anything to do with touch.
The filth would have never ceased.
Being in a wrong relationship only allowed me
to focus on pleasing someone else instead of You,
or maybe enjoy someone saying what made me feel good,
instead of knowing what the Holy Spirit could do.
—–
While I do pray for each one of those souls,
I thank You earnestly for the failure each had.
Thank You for loving me enough to save me for Yourself,
for only wanting good for me, not any bad.
Thank You for allowing failure to be my rescue
of what would only get worse if allowed to last.
Thank You for the years that have brought peace
from the guilt and shame of that past.
Thank You for showing me purity from YOUR eyes,
as mine just could not see.
Thank You for sparing me of a miserable life,
and finding it special to spend a Holy one with me.

1-31-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Your Secret’s Kept

Jesus is the only friend
who really keeps your secrets.
He knows how much they mean to you,
He never will forget.
He’s the only one who knows the truth,
and why the truth was there.
He knows you only made a mistake,
and the memory is hard to bear.
He doesn’t try to show it off,
that He had gained your trust.
He knows the pain it caused your heart,
and remembers an oath is just.
For what you’ve done to gain the shame
of something you regret,
is simply an error of your life
to which your secret’s kept.

4-9-91 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)