Oh my God, shelter me keep me safe within Thee. For You are to me, my cool Shadow my safe Haven my shady Grotto. Oh my God, shield me keep my close near to Thee. For You are to me, my quiet Harbor my calm Retreat my fixed Anchor. Oh, my God, protect me keep […]Oh, My God Shelter Me ~ — CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann
God gave us mouths that close and ears that don’t. That should tell us something. AmenJesus on the Cross — Kindness
Surprise Another poem that reminds me of the unexpected mercy of God. I believe the author is Len Dean I dreamt death came the other night And heaven’s gate swung wide. With kindly grace an angel came And ushered me inside: And there to my astonishment Stood folk I’d known on earth, Some I had […]Surprise! — Considering the Bible
I am…a friend of God “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from […]I am…a Friend of God — Who I am in Jesus
Today my daughter said to me, “God teaches us through lots of different people, sometimes from someone we don’t expect.” That’s just what I was thinking… The author of Bitchin in the Kitchen, a popular blog I discovered recently, tells about her “chance meeting” with an American veteran. I was moved to the core. This […]How To Change The World — Real Christian Women
Isaiah 42: V1-9 New International Version
The Servant of the Lord
42 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will bring justice to the nations.
2 He will not shout or cry out,
or raise his voice in the streets.
3 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a soldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
4 he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”
5 This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,
who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:
6 “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,
7 to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
8 “I am the Lord; that is my name!
I will not yield my glory to another
or my praise to idols.
9 See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you.”
- Hold Thou my hand; so weak I am, and helpless,
I dare not take one step without Thy aid;
Hold Thou my hand; for then, O loving Savior,
No dread of ill shall make my soul afraid.
- Hold Thou my hand, and closer, closer draw me
To Thy dear self-my hope, my joy, my all;
Hold Thou my hand, lest haply I should wander,
And, missing Thee, my trembling feet should fall.
- Hold Thou my hand; the way is dark before me
Without the sunlight of Thy face divine;
But when by faith I catch its radiant glory,
What heights of joy, what rapturous songs are mine!
- Hold Thou my hand, that when I reach the margin
Of that lone river Thou didst cross for me,
A heav’nly light may flash along its waters,
And every wave like crystal bright shall be.