Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Such Love


I close my eyes
to see His Face.
So lost within His warm embrace.
And all the world just melts away,
this time, this place, this blessed day.

You come the times I need you most.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
And none can sway my Love for You,
nor height, nor depth, nor searing through,
the trials of life and death , so few
compared to all You gave.

And Christmas,
when my King came down.
Oh Holy night, without a sound.
Such precious Grace where none is found,
a lowly manger stall,
to die and bear it all.

You move my heart to blessed tears.
My soul unworthy through the years,
and yet You whisper ,’Here I am’.
Gentle Shepherd.
Wayward lamb.
And all that I so long to feel,
poured out, unending as I kneel
before the Cross, so started when,
such Love was born in Bethlehem.

Elizabeth

Isaiah 9:6,
'For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given: and the goverment shall be on his shoulder;and his name shall be called Wonderful Councillor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.'



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful



I am thankful for this day,
and the way that You love me.
Sunshine or rain,
always the same,
My Lord.

I see you in the Sunrise.
The mountains, the clouds.
Starry skies.
Lovers eyes.
Children’s smiles,
all the while,
with wonder.

I hear you in the bird song.
Wind through the trees.
Soft gentle breeze,
and whispers of my heart.

and I know You are with me.
Forgive me
every sin.
Cleansed by Grace,
such a Face
of Love.

and I am Thankful.

Elizabeth

Friday, November 11, 2011

In God We Trust


In God We Trust.
In God we must,
or there is no Rhyme or Reason.
In God we trust,
In God we must,
The Reason for all Season.

and though for many times are hard
Believe ,receive His Gift.
Grace and hope where there is none,
the souls of men to lift.

More than this,
and worldly gain.
More than any other.
Courage in adversity,
a hand for one another.

Promise of a better day
A Blessed Time and Place.
Redemption for the Sins of Man.
Forgiveness bathed in Grace.

In God We Trust.
In God we must,
or there is no Rhyme or Reason.
In God we trust,
In God we must,
The Reason for all Season.

Elizabeth

Friday, October 21, 2011

There


There,
The Tangled Place.
we find Gods Grace,
to be.

Imperfect
Flawed
Unknowing yet seeking
Something more than this.

Towards a crisis.
In a crisis.
Leaving crisis.
Turmoil
This life…..

There,
The Weary Place,
we find Gods Grace,
to be.

Expectations.
Limitations.
Wants and greed’s
Purpose, needs,
left empty.

On our knees
Praying please,
‘ Lord hear me.’

and There,
The Broken Place,
we find Gods Grace,
To be.

Elizabeth

Matthew 11: 28,
‘Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’

Stained Glass



Shards of broken glass, and more.
Littering
a concrete floor.
Every color.
Every shade.
Every shape of shattered made.

So cold, so dull and dirty
yet,
so much more,
lest we forget.

The Artist has a bigger view.
The brokenness of me and you.
Files the edges,
one by one.
Holds them up to catch the sun.
Piece by piece with Love and Sear.
Ever precious.
Ever dear.

Gentle rebirth of the soul.
A thousand shards to make us whole.
A lifetimes crafting to get right.
Lifted High to catch the Light.
To Shine with every wonder known,
when all the pieces find their Home.

Elizabeth

One Wish


If I could have one wish for you,
it would be for you
to know God too.
Feel His Love
the way I do.
Yes,
That would be my wish for you.

To know that nothing here on earth
has Greater Value, Greater Worth,
than knowing Christ,
for that is Mirth.

All that glitters
is not Gold.
There is such wonder
to behold,
In Christ.
In Love.
In life.
In Him.
But all the rest will age.
Grow dim.

All the emptiness you feel.
All the hurt that needs to heal.
All the fear, and all the pain.
Would fade, as you are born again.

A work in progress by His Hands.
A role to play in Gods own Plan.
A purpose and a heart so filled,
it cannot help but overspill.

If I could have one wish for you
It would be for you
to know God too.
Feel His Love
the way I do.
Yes,
That would be my wish for you.

Elizabeth





I Know In My Heart

I know
 in my heart
You make all things new.
I know in my heart
You are with me.
I know in my heart
there’s a reason for all.
I know in my heart.
You forgive me.

I know in my heart.
there is much more still yet.
I know in my heart
You can see.
All of the pieces,
we hide from the world.
Every small fragment
of me.

I know in my heart.
You love how I try.
I know in my heart.
You know best.
I know in my heart.
There’s a plan for my life.
I know in my heart,
I am blessed.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

She


I will bend,
but not break.
I will stand, but not on any pedestal.
Sometimes
in moments,
I will tremble and fall, even cry out,
and my God will purge the soul.

I shall dance in my Autumn.
Sing louder than ever before.
Shout from the mountains of life,
'Have Faith,
Another runs this show.'

Wear my best smile.
The prettiest dress.
Love with passion.
Live with laughter,
and hold within my heart
The Sunlight.

Elizabeth

Monday, September 12, 2011

Of Grace


To think,
One man,
has changed the World.

A Carpenter, a fool they said,
Living prophecy, and Bled,
because He Loves you so.

To think,
Despite our sins,
Our failing race,
The Lamb of God,
Such precious Grace,
Loves you even though.

Through centuries His Words ring true,
Jesus Christ, Who so Loves You
Took the nails, the thorns, the shame,
Wrath of God , Endured the pain,
That we don’t have to.

A Carpenter, a fool they said,
Living prophecy, and Bled,
because He Loves you so.

He knew,
that there would come a day,
when we would lift our hands and pray,
God help me,
and He will.

To think,
God's Grace,
Can change the World.

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Matthew 28,20:

'and, lo,I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world'

Jesus.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Branded


You are my God
and I hear Your Call.
Brand me a Christian,
I don’t mind at all.

You are The Way,
The Truth and The Light.
You are The One,
Who will make all things right.

You are my Father,
and You are my Grace.
You are my Saviour,
Crucified in my place.

You are my Hope
and You are my Dreams
No mountain is ever,
as big as it seems.

You are my Heart
and I hear Your call.
So brand me a Christian,
I don’t mind,
at all

Elizabeth

Monday, August 22, 2011

There Is Always Wonderful


There is always wonderful,
if we have eyes to see.
Even in the darkest hour,
I know my God Loves me.

Every trial we go through,
Has been through His Hands First.
He has a plan for every man,
There to quench all thirst.

Step by step He leads us through,
carries us awhile.
Until we leave our fears behind,
and Grace bestows a smile.

Our Father knows our every need,
Never lets us go
Though we may wander far away
Still yet He Loves us so.

Even in the roughest storms
I know my God Loves me
We walk by Faith and Grace assured,
of Wonders yet to see.

Elizabeth

Friday, August 19, 2011

Drawing Nigh


Help me Father.
Hear my prayer.
Calm my every fear.
Help me where my Faith grows weak.
Draw me ever near.

Stave away the thorns that tear.
Help me walk by Grace.
All You need, I want to be.
Help me find my place.

I try so hard to rise above,
but yet the tears still flow,
I am here on bended knees
Begging just to know.

Why so many trials Lord?
Why is nothing clear?
Help me Father, understand,
and Draw me ever near.

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James 4:8,
‘ Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you.”

Elizabeth

Spaces


Sometimes God puts spaces,
Just so we can see
How much we need to trust Him
To set the captive free.

Sometimes God puts people,
to help us understand.
Nothing is by chance,
everything is planned.

Sometimes God puts Love there
Unconditional and true
To know that you are treasured
For simply being you.

We are all His children.
He knows our every need.
Even in our greatest fears
even when we bleed.

Sometimes God puts spaces,
Just so we can see
How much we need to trust in Him
and not in you or me.

Elizabeth



Sunday, August 7, 2011

Living Words


Give me words to write Dear Lord,
to touch anothers heart.
Offer hope, where there is none,
find a place to start.

Give me words with meaning.
Give me words to stir.
Something more than he or me,
or them, or him, or her.

Something meaningful and good.
Purposeful and real.
Something right, and pure, and true.
Something that will heal.

and God said, 'I have given them,
within my 'Living Word',
Use your heart, be not afraid,
and My Voice will be heard.'

Elizabeth


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Romany

Life is The Spirit.
Love is the heart.
Joy is in finding,
that most sacred part....

The Place we are grateful,
for every good thing.
Celebrate wonder,
hear the birds sing.

Smell every flower.
Dream every dream,
and nothing,
is ever,
as bad as it seems.

Life is The Spirit.
Essence of Light.
At one with Creation,
where all things are right.

Elizabeth

River

There is a River, we call life, and God controls the flow.
Nothing we can really do, but let it be and so.
Other peoples choices, though we may view as wrong,
are just a way of learning,
the right notes to the song.
Nothing set in concrete, a journey to that place,
and on the way the value
of meaningful and Grace.
We can’t control the river, only let it flow
Do our part, touch a heart,
With Love, to help it grow.

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1 Corinthians 13,

'If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.'

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.'

Elizabeth

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Believe



I believe,
In every good thing shining.
Clouds have silver lining.
Dancing in the rain.

I believe,
In sunshine after showers.
Love has all the power.
Morning comes again.

I believe,
In Grace for one another.
Holding up a brother.
Compassion when we fall.

and I believe,
Life is how you live it,
with Courage to forgive it,
and overcome it all.

Elizabeth

Blind Faith


Some call it Blind Faith,
when we cant see tomorrow.
Refuse to step into
the quick sand of sorrow.
Defy giving up, defy giving in.
Dancing barefoot
to the music within.

All that we are,
is all we can be.
You being you,
and me being me.
Step away from the crowd
look to the soul.
With courage and will,
each find their goal.

Wear your best smile,
push away tears.
Be brave and bold
dust off all fears.
When life sends you lemons
go make lemonade.
Serve it to all
who still need the parade.

Some call it Blind Faith,
not giving in.
Dancing barefoot
to the music within.
Refuse to step into
the quick sand of sorrow.
Still loving today,
with all hope in tomorrow.

Elizabeth

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John 16:33,
'These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer;I have overcome the world'.

Moonlight Swim


I swam beneath the moon tonight,
a thousand stars all shining bright.
Soft warm water rippled round,
and there, such perfect peace was found.

All the trials of the day,
gently floated far away.
None but crickets chirping low,
could steal the joy of letting go.

Just God, the moon, the night and I,
at One beneath a starlit sky.

Elizabeth

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Celebrating Freedom


Anticipation fills the night.
Looking up,
a wondrous sight.
Celebrating Freedom ....


Glitzy sparkles in the sky, and,
in the corner of my eye,
A Star.

Violet, red, blue, and white,
lighting up the velvet night,
and,
behind the smoke,
A Star.

Ever Faithful, ever Shining,
strung from Heaven,
Stars.

Quietly watching the world.
The soft beams of Eternity.

Celebrating Freedom.

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Wishing all a safe and wonderful July 4th!

Elizabeth

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Home


I look up at the evening star,
wonder how you really are,
So hard to know,
so many miles apart.

Will I ever get to say, ‘I love you’
as time slips away.
Or thank you so much,
every way , you loved me.

Knitting, stitching,
So well dressed,
Sacrificed,
and gave your best, to raise me.

There is an ocean now between,
My family, my country green.
My mother dear, so dear to me,
Too far away, to hear me say,
I miss you.

I pray my God will grant me grace,
One more time to see her face
and linger in that warm embrace of Home.

Elizabeth


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Far From Done Yet

Sitting here quietly,
counting my debt.
Could be overwhelming,
but never forget
how far we have come,
and are far from done yet……..

No current employment,
one day at a time.
I still believe,
all the magic is mine.
Bin here before, and will visit again.
Such is the world,
and the passage of men.

Some count their Blessings
in money and toys
But real wealth is measured in peace and in joy.
In helping another be all they can be,
an investment of heart, is the real legacy.

We all have our talents,
Gifts we can share.
Each one of us precious.
Each one of us rare.
Trials will come, and trials will go,
but hold fast to hope, and all that you know.
Could be overwhelming,
but never forget.
How far we have come,
and are far from done yet………

Elizabeth

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Making A Difference

We have to make a difference
by the things we do.
Reaching out, touching hearts,
not just me or you.
Have to use our talents
have to search our souls
Make it right
be the Light,
pursuing worthwhile goals.

We have to make a difference,
be the cog that turns a wheel
Be the best,
bypass the rest,
help a heart to heal.
Hope to make a better place,
spread some hope, a smile.
Leave a legacy of Love,
to make it all worthwhile.

Elizabeth

This Moment

Sunshine,
soft breezes,
no shoes on her feet.
A big smile,
so worthwhile,
so feeling complete.
No worries,
no hurries,
all in good time.
Carefree,
to be me,
this moment
is mine.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Only Faith

Guard my heart,
keep me strong.
Fuel my Faith
to carry on.

Do the tasks,
so set by You.
Keep me shining
through and through.

Move the mountains
ford the streams.
Only Faith
can fill our dreams.

Help me Lord,
where I am weak.
Thoughts and actions,
words to speak.

Keep me thankful.
Keep me bright.
In such a world,
where wrong seems right.

and I will do my very best,
To stay on task,
and leave the rest,
To You.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Smile

Smile, tho your heart is breaking,
Smile, you are not forsaken.
God has a Plan,
and He can make a way.

Smile there’s no use in crying,
don’t ever give up trying.
You’ve come this far,
and you are made to Shine.

Life has a way of changing,
Miracles rearranging,
There’ll be a day, you can say
I know why.

Smile, this is just a hiccup,
don’t drag your feet, you’ll trip up.
Look right ahead,
and instead,
Wear a smile.

Elizabeth

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Fathers Daughter

I am my Fathers daughter.
None shall lay me low,
Not life, nor stress, nor broken hearts,
Never letting go.

Never giving up on life
All the things I am,
and when it all comes crashing down,
Still, I will say I can.

My father taught me much I know
Life lessons all the rest,
Live and love with all your heart,
Give every day your best.

This storm has been a hard one,
still pounding on my heart.
Depression came and crushed my soul,
but here’s the winning part.

I am my Fathers daughter.
None shall lay me low,
Not life, nor stress, nor broken hearts,
Never letting go.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sadness


Gotta get out of this pit Lord.
Gotta climb out of this part.
Some call it depression.
I call it repression.
Stuffing the hurt in my heart.

Gotta get out of this sadness,
Reclaim the joy in my soul.
Nothing so bad,
keeping me sad
Help me Dear Lord to feel whole.

Gotta find sunshine in rain Lord
Gotta hold onto me tight
Help me to see
All I can be,
and everything will be alright.

Elizabeth

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Mothers Prayer

Jesus hold my children,
Encircled by Your arms.
Protect and guard their tender hearts,
Away from Worldly harm.
Keep them safe and healthy,
Walking by Your side.
Strong, but always humble,
Free from foolish pride.

Jesus hold my children,
Every minute, every day.
Fill them with Your Presence,
Teach them of Your Way.
To learn of Godly Value,
In everything they do.
Help me Lord, to raise them up,
To Love and Honor You.

Amen

------------------(revisited for Mothers Day.)
Blessings to Moms everywhere!
with love.......

Elizabeth


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Prayer

Giving it to You Lord,
every single part.
Every test, the worst , the best
not sure where to start.
I don’t have any answers
And I don’t have any plans
Faith is thin,
so caving in,
Could you please hold my heart.

Giving it to You Lord,
every single fear,
We’ve come a way, with more to go,
but could You meet me here.
the load is really heavy now,
Despite the best of me,
I get so lost along the way,
And sometimes cannot see.

So I’m giving it to You Lord.
There is no other way.
I am spent, and I am weak,
with trembling hands to pray.
Help me to be there for all,
even as it rains.
and know that You are with me still
To find my feet again.

Elizabeth





Friday, April 29, 2011

What Now


What now my King,
what do I bring
when You know every thought.
All mistakes, heartfelt aches
answers I have sought.

What now and where,
and how and who.
Where do I place my feet.
I just don't know
which way to go,
perhaps admit defeat.

but No.
You did not make me so.
What were You thinking when
You wrote the story of my life,
and did it please You then?

I just don't fit into a box.
No real Denomination.
Neither Lord I think do You,
my God of Every Nation.

What now my King,
what do I bring?
for my eyes cannot see.
Then I know,
'Be Still, Let Go.
Rest awhile in Me.'

Elizabeth




Sunday, April 10, 2011

Beloved Lamb Of God


There he hung in place of me.
Scourged and beaten endlessly,
Nailed,
impaled,
Left to die.
Spat upon,
by passers by.
Beloved Lamb of God.

Ransomed on the Sinners Tree,
Crucified that I walk free.
Forgiven,
Risen.
Scarlet dawn.
Sacred blood.
The veil is torn.
Beloved Lamb of God.

One heart, One life, One death, One plan.
The Hand of Grace to every man.
Broken,
Bruised ,
Condemned,
Restored.
Mercy pours ,
through open doors.
Beloved Lamb of God.

No One


No one is No one.
We all have fears.
We all have scarring.
We all have tears,
and,
We all have magic,
just of our own,
waiting to pour,
should we find our way Home.

Elizabeth

Gift


Love is not something we can box,
or channel, or even determine,
it just is.
Flowing from my heart to yours
freely,
gladly,
thankfully.
With no conditions, expectations or strings.
Just warmth.
Be warmed ,
and know that the world is not so evil.
and our God is still good.

Elizabeth

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Philippians 4:8,
‘Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are noble, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy- meditate on these things.’

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lord Bless The Children


What can we do Lord?
What can we say?
All I can do is keep smiling, and pray.
You pull the strings Lord.
You have a plan.
Because You are in me,
I know I can.

All has a Season.
All has a time.
Defying our reason.
Defying our rhyme.
We must just trust, there will be a way.
Hold onto Faith.
Keep on smiling and pray.

Lord Bless the children.
The hungry and poor.
Help us to be there,
to offer them more.
Lest we forget,
The Reason You came.
Hope for the Hopeless,
in Your Sacred Name.
What can we do Lord?
What can we say?
All we can do,
is keep smiling, and pray.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SLtGZfeJJE

Elizabeth





Sunday, March 20, 2011

His Voice


I need to write for Jesus.
I need to be a voice.
When all the world condemns you,
Stand up, be true, Rejoice!

Listen to His Heart cry,
whisper through the soul.
His Gentleness, Compassion.
With Love to make us whole.

Look around and Thank Him.
For everything that’s good.
All the rest will fall in place,
just the way it should.

Take time to smell the flowers,
to dream and laugh out loud.
So beautiful, His wonders,
all marveling allowed.

I need to write for Jesus,
The words He gives my Heart.
He loves you just the way you are.
His Precious work of Art.

When all the world condemns you
Stand up, be true, Rejoice.
Our God is ever Faithful,
and we should be His Voice.

Elizabeth

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Here To Grow


I don’t know much, but I do know,
there is a God who Loves us so
and each of us,
is here to grow.

I am not rich, but in my heart,
I know my life, I know my part.
There my worth, and there my soul
to help another, to feel whole.

We all fall down ,and hurt and heal.
With thorns and scars ,as life reveals.
It’s hard sometimes, to find a way
with nothing left , no hope to pray.

There is Joy, within a smile.
You can walk another mile.
You can Love and You can be,
shining bright for all to see.

Each of us has something rare
Something wonderful to share.
I don’t know much, but I do know,
there is a God, who Loves us so.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Faith


God has His Hand on me,
and God has His Hand on you.
We can get in the way,
but He will have His Day,
be assured every word will come true.

He planted His Love in your heart.
I know for I so see that part.
Try as you may,
every which way,
and He’ll take you right back to the start.

You don’t have to believe me, just wait.
Call it life, call it luck, call it Fate.
I know He is real,
with all power to Heal.
You will see, you and He have a date.

So I give it all up to Him.
Every Fall, every trial and sin.
I know He Loves you,
even more than I do.
In the end, you will bend,
He will win.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More Than I


I see candles,
in the darkness.
I see rainbows way up high.
I see sunshine through the storm clouds.
I see something more than I.

I feel Loved,
and I feel needed.
I feel full of Gods own heart.
I feel blessed beyond all measure.
Just to be, and play my part.

I can dance,
and I hear music.
Every minute, every day.
Listen do you hear His Heart Cry?
‘Trust in me’, to make a way.

I see angels,
all around me.
Not in church, or in the sky.
Hands held out to help another
This is God, and this is why.

I see candles,
in the darkness.
I see rainbows way up high.
I see sunshine through the storm clouds.
I see something more than I.

Elizabeth

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thorned


Lord could you hold me, just for a while.
So overwhelmed,
So hard to smile.
So hard to stand.
So hard to be.
All of the things that this life needs of me.

Lord could you touch me, deep in my soul.
Help me to be.
Just to stay whole.
So full of fears,
spilling only to You.
Strengthen my heart,
My Faith Lord,
In You.

and Lord,
Could You be there,
for all feeling pain.
Help them to heal,
Feel worthy again.
Help them to shine,
for we all have Your Light.
Only waiting to burn,
by Your Grace,
by Your Might.

But just for tonight, could You hold me awhile.
Reach into my heart, with all reason to smile.
Comfort my Soul, be my Rock, Staff, and Shield.
Empower my Spirit, that I too am healed.

Elizabeth

Ephesians 6:10,

'Finally my ,brethren,be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might'

Thursday, February 3, 2011

AfterAll


After all that I have done.
The battles fought, and lost and won.
Who could love me Lord as You?
Scarred ,imperfect,
through and through.

And after all that I have lived,
who but You could quite forgive.
Mistakes, heartbreaks, and pouring shame.
Arms outstretched to catch the rain.

And after all the hurt and pain
Are we ever whole again?
Can I ever rise to be,
all that You can see in me.

I wonder Lord, and wait on You.
Lead my heart in all I do.
Lead my hands to serve in Love.
Every good thing from above.
Every blessing Lord to see.
So much more than simply me.

Elizabeth 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Grace



Don’t put me on a pedestal.
For I will surely fall.
I am a person, just like you,
with a past,
and all.

I have a heart.
I have a mind,
and sometimes get so lost.
Then Jesus draws me nigh again,
to everything a cost.

We build walls up,
then tear them down,
when Satan comes to play.
But God is right there tugging too,
'This is not the way'.

So help me when the walls fall down.
Build them back in place.
I am Yours.
You are mine,
and all the rest,
Is Grace.

2 Corinthians 12:9
‘And he said unto me, My Grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness’.

Elizabeth

Redeemed


I can’t change the world Lord.
I can’t move a heart.
But You can,
should You deem it so,
and I can play my part.

To Love, to Live,
the smallest Flame.
Striving just to be,
Worthy of Forgiveness,
and all You give to me.

I can’t move the mountains.
I can’t calm the sea.
But You can,
should You deem it so,
and in that I am Free.

In Your Words I find my peace.
In my heart, Your Grace,
and everything I struggle with
will one day fall in place.

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1 Corinthians 13:12-13,

'For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as I am known.'

Elizabeth

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lamb Song



What can I give Him,
poor as I am.
Just another sinner.
just another lamb.

What have I to offer,
cobwebs, dust and dirt.
How can I make a difference,
in such a world of hurt.

but……
Jesus said ,‘Come Hither,
just the way you are
I will not let you wither,
I am the Bright and Morning Star.

I am the snow capped mountains.
The rivers running free.
Star full skies,
new born cries.
All are born of Me.

I am the glow of Sunrise.
The silver in the dew.
The fragrance of the flowers,
and I have need of you.

Not because your pretty.
Not because your smart.
Just because you hear me,
and Love lives in your heart.

Elizabeth

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cogs And Wheels



So it goes around and round,
up and down and sideways.
Cogs and Wheels
False and Real
More often , not quite my way.

Sink and swim,
Fall right in,
Come up drenched in Sorrow.
All I am,
Is all I can,
Ever hopeful for tomorrow.

Tomorrow never comes they say,
I know that’s not true.
When we give it up to God,
He gives it back to you.

Perhaps not glitzy worldly dreams,
Or everlasting fun.
but Rainbows every now and then,
Moments in the Sun.

Precious Golden moments.
My feet on solid ground
Cogs and wheels
False and Real
Still turning all around.

Help me keep my feet here Lord,
Where I can clearly see,
not up and down and sideways,
but standing firm and free.

Elizabeth