Wednesday, April 28, 2021

You complete me, Lord!

 


You Complete Me

I was blind, but You by my side I see
In this world seemed a piece of me missing
To You Lord I can say, You complete me

Even when to material things no plea
Fullness to my soul these things dismissing
I was blind, but You by my side I see

For in the pain of woes this world set free
To my past You forgiven in kissing
To You Lord I can say, You complete me

For Your embrace unlike any other
When into Your arms I fell in grace
You I belong, not seeking another

In You Lord I finally found my place
As in this world my being was lost
For in Your love my heart now does embrace

When to and froe my heart was tossed
I was blind, but You by my side I see
For in brokenness my heart You crossed
To You Lord I can say, You complete me
      ©Doris Elaine 

Thoughts: We reach for completeness in that hole in our hearts in many ways, such as: a career, a marriage, a significant other in our lives,  material things, or even motherhood or fatherhood. But these things by themselves is not enough to totally satisfy one. God knows our completeness comes in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We will always be a work in progress, but in being complete one learns that emptiness inside is filled through a relationship with Jesus and in dwelling in His love. I can now say, Lord You complete me. 



Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Shine for The Lord


Shine

When one's being to this world is confine

The light inside can become dull

Making one's soul seem mostly null

The Lord can help one's soul bright as sunshine


If only one to Him believes He will

Give one a heart of love making one fine

As to this love one was design

Where the woes of the world become null


One's soul in love with Him is define

Shinning bright the world to see in lull

No longer one's soul to this world dull

As God bestow His love to shine devine

©Doris Elaine 


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Poem of Thought

 Loving the Unlovely Test

It sometimes can make one highly stressed
In one's being seeing the importance
Passing the loving the unlovely test

To this spiritual test one has confessed
One has only known it's unimportance
For it sometimes can make one highly stressed

Only with God to this one is blessed
To grow in this area past self-importance
Passing the loving the unlovely test

The unlovely enter one's life as purposed
A lesson in spiritual growth to be
In loving one another as proposed

As we all have faults unlovely to see
Life has given or made us that way
For the knowing to this most can agree

When the test is given to one this day
One needs not let it make one highly stressed
Because God will bless you as He does say
You passed the loving the unlovely test
     ©Doris Elaine 

Thoughts: We all have unlovely ways due life and life's situations. Many times these unlovely ways of one's self one can't help. It can be stressful and hard to love another due one's unlovely way. But, we are not supposed to judge and think one's self better than the other just because one may have matured spiritually past this fault in one's self. Consider: Galatians 6:1-3 "Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such as one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear on another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself". (NKJV). In living Christ-like we are supposed to give understanding and kindness when dealing with the unlovely. And above all, not to judge lest we be judged in our unlovely ways. Dealing with the unlovely in life will always be tested in one's spiritual walk in life. It's important to mature spiritually in passing the loving the unlovely test. 

Note: I know I can and do have some unlovely ways; some due character flaws and some due life situational flaws. If I have offended or caused anyone stress due this, please forgive me and please pray for my soul as I try to learn not to judge the unlovely in others; to instead love others.   


Never Too Old


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”  C. S. Lewis

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._S._Lewis

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Announcement - Growing Strong Part Two

 Announcing, Growing Strong Part Two "By God's Word, I Am Sowed" is now published in paperback. In celebration, if you are a Prime member of Amazon, some eBooks will free for a short period. For details for Growing Strong part two click link below to take to Amazon where book is published. Will be in ebook form later. 


Growing Strong in The Lord - Part Two 


Thank you all!

God Bless!!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

A Poem for Thought

 After The Storm Birds Do Sing

While in a storm tears become a thing
Once it's past one learns to use one's voice
Because after the storm birds do sing

In a storm emotions it does bring
One's being to this given no choice
As while in a storm tears become a thing

After new life is brought as in spring
As one got through in it to rejoice
Because after the storm birds do sing

In the storm hard, but with God by one side
He holds one's hand in letting one know
In this to it's end He does provide

Although in it one's voice does come slow
As tears turn into a shout of joy
It's over as one sings a hymn bestow

In times a storm comes to one to destroy
As in a storm tears become a thing
But with God strength given as its convoy
Because after the storm birds do sing
     ©Doris Elaine 

Thoughts: Ever notice how much and loud birds sing after a storm has past. Seems, it's the joy of making it through and of knowing a future is ahead that gives them their voice. Storms do pass and with God He can give one strength to get through in looking to one's future. Although hard in the mist of a storm when emotions can run high and one may shed a tear or two, once through a hymn of joy can grace one's life in trusting God to see one through. Given to this, perhaps much and loud in one's joy to sing as after the storm birds do sing.