DEEPER

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DEEPER

 

 

Love runs so much deeper

Like the greater oceans beneath the Earth’s surface

And as many hidden rivers that roar;

True love embraces the human spirit

Tenderly wraps about the heart

With gentleness always upon the soul,

The body honored

Hands of kindness touch the human frailty;

Pure care given to the one so loved!

The eternal wealth of a human being

Valued as a vessel, a  prized disciple of their Redeemer, their Lord;

Known as a friend, even as a lover

As a stranger or a foreigner far off,

True love generously gives and receives with thanksgiving.

All done with Holy Spirit wings of freedom

That glide as angels from the Throne Room,

Powerful inner discipline showered upon the earth,

Encouraging, settling in protective strength about another one so loved.

In quiet moments two or three drawn together

As servants of such love, rare wealth within

Though difficult to find,

This true love that runs much deeper than the soul

Steadfastness a gift, forgiveness lived out in hand with discernment

Learned from day to day

Grows as knowledge from above grows within,

Understanding of greater things in life through faith

Greater heavenly purposes revealed in hope

Greater lasting meaning in our lives as we walk His walk of love.

 

NEVER

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NEVER

 

 

Never a quitter

Never to fold up the tent and walk away

Or turn our back on a friend,

A brother or sister

Bought by Royal Blood

So long ago, on the Cross.

The most fierce warrior ever to walk the Earth

Triumph and victory the clothes He wore that day

In most zealous fervor, determined commitment

Covenant honor to His Father

Covenant love for all creation

His family, His mother’s sons and daughters

His disciples, His Apostles

His Israel, His Jerusalem!

We walk in His footsteps as the Shepherd leads us

We will never turn away to the right or to the left

But with hearts poured out, we follow Him with all our being;

Each step taken, each breath drawn in,

Each pulse of every heartbeat.

Steadfast love carries us on with perseverance in great endurance

From impossible to impossible made possible by our God

Our victorious walk of faith

Through cities, through the countryside

Through wars in the spiritual realm

Through earthly battlefields

A taste of victory always in our mouths

Triumph over human weaknesses

From strength to strength our footsteps carry on

In greatest confidence

Until we stand before our Savior’s Throne,

Hand in hand with many known and unknown friends

Arms linked in loving praise

Voices roar together as that Lion does;

We will finish what was started by each

Never, ever will we quit the victory over the world we now taste

The strength and power of our Lord now experienced

Always at our side!

 

new book- “Aaron and Nathaniel, Two Stories For God’s Children”

 

SURVIVAL SERIES 10/10

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LOVE  REMAINS

After all is gone

With nothing, no one left,

The eyes just water

As I sit and stare

With every difficult breath;

This heart is broken

This heart is beyond sadness,

Much good was trampled in the streets,

A once great city, a beautiful house

A home now empty and ruined.

Sweet fellowship of family, of Church cut off

Those so loved now lost in a violent storm;

But His true love remains

Peace still rains down from above

Soaks deep within the heart and soul,

This cold heart is warmed again

Such memories, good thoughts renew

Seem very much alive;

In spite of terrible wars

The Lord is the same

“Yesterday, today and forever”,

The Shepherd  remains very close

From the beginning to the end

My all in all,

Through all gains, all loss

Everything thought once valued, taken away;

But always Messiah’s love remains,

I will stand strong till the end!

SURVIVAL SERIES 9/10

OUR DELIGHT

Our life in the desert

Water to drink where there was none

Food always in hand

A body kept healthy

A healthy soul as well,

Human spirit that always stands true;

In simplicity, in purity

In confident assurance.

The Lord our Temple

The Lord our Tent, our Shelter

Nearby shade of the greatest mountain that rises high,

Miracles shower down from Heaven

Hands of prayer lift often in praise,

The Lord of Life sustains us

We will stand strong till the end!

The stars of angels dance about

Their strengths bring heavenly comfort as well

From full moon to full moon,

Always warmth in the night

Guidance and protection all the  day long,

With my Lord, our Lord

And His constant flame of delight!

SURVIVAL SERIES 8/10

MIRACLES

Miracles of our God lived out

Truth- Presence within where there was none,

Peace within when there was none

Love within where there was fear and hate

Light instead of darkness

Good instead of evil;

We know our past

Remember well where we once stood,

Who we thought we were!

But now a supernatural, miracle  life lived out

As the Shepherd guides us

A human life transformed

Even in impossible circumstances,

But the Lord was there doing His work of love;

Two becoming one in lasting beauty.

What the mind could not believe

The soul longed for,

The intuitive spirit knew the lack,

Then the Lord of Hosts worked all things out;

Our Savior did!

Much later more challenges to face

Hurdles to soar over, pitfalls to overcome

People to love, people to avoid

Encouragement to give out

Times to draw near, times to reach out

Hope always to deepen as an anchor

Even in times of persecution

From those thought of as friends;

But in heartache we are not alone,

You are always near

Our glorious end seen from the beginning.

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SURVIVAL SERIES 7/10

PRAYERS

Prayerful communion

All hearts and souls laid bare before the Lord,

Carried on tender steams of His Spirit,

Incense of peace radiates from within us, from His hands,

A celebration in a feast of love breaks out

Tables of thanksgiving set with the Best

Each stunning Gift from above lived out

Placed as a living sacrifice before our Holy One;

All that has become, by the hands of the Shepherd’s love,

From rich green pastures

To clear, clean waters.

A calming , light breeze moves steadily

As soothing aroma of His kindness in the air

Delight in the Lord from the very beginning

Has grown into lasting worship as a fountain of joy,

Prayers always heard by the Father

Prayers of faith always answered;

Love has won this New Day

A race we have long run in His perfecting Way!

The finish line long ago crossed

As His Bride

We celebrate our King, our eternal marriage

This Day without a setting sun

This day without fading beauty.

SURVIVAL SERIES 6/10

HEALING

The miracle salve of anointing

Heaven’s Gift of healing balm comes upon us

Saturates our heart and mind

True food for our souls

Holy Spirit drink for our spirits,

As His Peace is sought in prayerful yearning

Deepest longing of our hearts,

His Peace is found!

Daily we now taste and see

Experience His Presence within and about us

Our Eternal Healer who love us

More than we yet know;

Who would have thought

Who would have even considered

The Holy One stands among us

His Kingdom realm where we live out each day!

Our hearts are fully turned

Bodies, souls and spirits

All the strength of our being

Bowed in reverence,

He who reaches out in kindness

And touches our earthly, worldly wounds with His hand.

SURVIVAL SERIES 5/10

COME OUT

A Voice resounds throughout the Earth-

“Come out of her, my people!”

And the very Universe trembles

All that was made

By the will and hands of our Creator.

One step out of the world

Then another step in growing freedom

The heart is steadily more enlightened

As the Breath of God continues to reveal,

An enlightened mind looks with amazement

What was, what thought embraced in confidence,

Entwined within the soul,

Unravels and falls to the ground;

They turn more toward heavenly good and purity

They simply walk away and into the arms of complete freedom;

A shelter provided

Every true need, every care possible

Even as remnant Israel;

Temple of the Lord

Radiant with grace and power

Brilliance of majestic Living Light,

With all the love experienced, once thought not possible.

SURVIVAL SERIES 4/10

CARRIED

All the little ones

Carried as lambs in the arms

Close to the heart,

Pure love has no limits

No boundaries to confine

But as the sheep wander freely

Walk in confident comfort through the boundless pastures

So Psalm 23 comes alive in us, too.

Beautiful  Words of the Spirit written by Israel’s King David

Embraced by tens of millions,

By tens of tens of millions, then ten times more,

The peaceful flock of our Lord

Nourished and content

Drinks of cool, clean waters always near;

Our Shepherd Yeshua who watches over us

Most intimately involved

With a staff very powerful

And a rod of authority above all.

SURVIVAL SERIES 3/10

RESURRECTION POWER

Death is swallowed forever by Life

Salvation in eternity by the power of Yeshua’s authority alone;

Satan crushed, Lucifer broken

The dark veil of the father of lies torn apart, shredded

The evil one destined for fire;

Heaven’s absolute rule over all creation

Stands true from the beginning of time,

The future only His to give

Every created soul, a unique spirit breathed into a unique body

From strong and beautiful Adam and Eve on.

Oh, the glorious triumph of the Cross

Servant of all Jews to fulfill the Law and promises to Patriarchs

Lamb of Redemption for all gentiles,

Most powerful victory ever resounds

Trumpeted as dead saints came to life celebrating that very moment,

Walked from tombs in honor of their Savior,

Days later they walked among faithful ones in villages and cities

In thunderous and dynamic display

A holy witness for the Holy One.

Those with eyes to see and ears to hear

Stood speechless as something beyond words had happened

They did not understand

But later worshiped in Spirit and in Truth,

As we do today

Their Savior, our Savior

Their Messiah and Shepherd

Our Messiah and Shepherd

All in a foretaste for the world of what is to come!