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My Guide is in Control

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Though changes rage and life is wild
I know in Whom I can securely rest
He rules the waves that toss me about
He authored and controls the test

My Savior speaks above the wind
He says, "My child, trust in Me."
I gladly bow in submission then
And say, "Lord, I rely on Thee."

The insecurity from all the changes
Beckons my heart to fear
But I find through the comfort of His word
That He is ever near

I will not fear, I will not doubt
I know He is in control
I will enjoy His guiding hand
And rejoice in the trial of my soul

For it is an exciting experience
To see Him accomplishing His will
Realizing how He was preparing the way
And positioning me His plan to fulfill

The Lord gives, and takes away
He leads, He guides, one step at a time
Sometimes it's tough, but if I surrender
He moves in my…

Oh, Blessed Hope

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us…” Romans 8:18
A helpless creature with scars of sin No good or right doth dwell within Except for that which comes from God Because of Jesus’ cleansing Blood
I dare not whine or ne’er complain When pain and suffering become mine again For yet my body suffers such loss I see it as a road closer to the cross
It is a pathway that leads me near To draw nigh to God Who comforts all fear It is a gift, yea, one of love For it makes me seek my God above
Oh, yes, my spirit groaneth inwardly Longing for the freedom from such misery But though I long and often sigh I know my redemption draweth nigh
There will be a glorious day When God wipes all my tears away And pain and suffering will be o’er On that peaceful, blissful shore
My body then will know no pain It truly will be blessed gain For in His presence I will stand Arriving there by His dear hand
And oh, what a da…

Lord, Lord

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
Many claim the name of Christ But rarely do His will They come to church only twice a year But claim to be members still
They say they love God and bear His name Then live any way they please They want a ticket to Heaven On a flowery bed of ease
But the truth is, this narrow road Is one of trials and tests It is a process of learning and cleansing And not a party to make you ‘feel your best’
Jesus said that if you call Him Lord Yet don’t obey His commands Without a doubt your works declare That there was no repentance which salvation demands
Just calling Him Lord does not …

The Strait Gate

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 KJV
If the road you travel is wide not strait You may be heading to the wrong gate For strait is the way and narrow the path That leads to Heaven and the bliss it hath
Yes, wide is the gate and broad the way That leads to destruction in Hell to pay For sinful living seems pleasurable and fun But no sin goes unpunished; no not one
But strait is the gate and narrow the way That leads yet upward to one glorious day Forgiveness of sin and cleansing of heart When repentance has come and communion does start
My LORD and I walk hand in hand Heading yet upward towards that great land I cannot attain it through works of mine So, I must trust in His cleansing Blood divine
For on the cross my burden He bore And all my sins He suffe…

Let Her Alone

“Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.” John 12:7b
Please read John 12:1-8 for the full story!
Mary had done a selfless deed of love for the Savior. She had poured an expensive box of ointment on Him as a token of her love. That box of ointment may well have cost her as much as a year’s worth of earnings! It was a treasure. It was no doubt the best she had to offer, and she did it out of love.
Mary loved Jesus because He had freed her by casting out the demons that had possessed her. He gave her life, freedom, peace of mind, and much more. Because of this, you often find her sitting at the feet of Jesus listening as He taught the people. She cared not for the things of this world, (money, pleasure, treasure, etc.). She wanted to give her best to prove her love and devotion to the  One Who had done so much for her. Jesus had made an eternal difference in her life, and she was overwhelmed with gratitude.
There were those who criticized her selfless act, saying…

Life Giving Wisdom and Discretion

“My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.” Proverbs 3:21-22
There are so many basic life lessons found in the book of Proverbs. This book of the Bible contains practical wisdom for the reader to apply in his daily life. One thing that is mentioned many times in the book of Proverbs is the fact that sin brings death. He that is a slave to sin does not have spiritual life. Sound wisdom is having the fear of the LORD, which also genders faith in Christ. Through this faith in Christ one is freed from the slavery of sin and thus receives life. Through sound wisdom, the believer can know the way of life, avoid sins pitfalls, and pursue the will of God for his life.
Wisdom comes from God. The Bible states, “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6. The words of God for us today are recorded in the KJV Bible for us to read, understand, apply,…

Watch Where You are Going!

“Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all they ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left; remove thy foot from evil." Proverbs 4:25-27
As a mother, I often have to remind my children to watch out where they are going. When they cross the street, I always remind them to be careful. When they are playing rough, I remind them to be sure not to seriously injure one another. Why do I have to remind them? Well, honestly, it is because they are immature—(They are children!) They often don’t take time to consider the end result of their actions. They don’t take the time to weigh the consequences of their actions before jumping in headlong.
God is giving us a warning in these verses much like I would to my kids. He is saying, “Watch where you are going! Consider the results of your actions. Will they bring you closer to Christ, or farther away? Will that decision you are about to make glor…

Tapping into the Source of Life

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5
I love spring! It is my favorite time of the year. After a long cold winter, spring is like the breath of life. One of the first signs of spring is when we see the trees begin to bud. It is so exciting to see the buds that prove the tree is not dead, but in fact living. While the rest of nature is lying dormant during the winter months, something special begins to happen to the tender branches of the trees. Little shoots begin to form with buds, eventually flowers, and new leaves. This happens each year because the life is in the trunk and roots of the tree and the leaves are merely an outward manifestation of life. As spring approaches, the life comes forth through the branches.
But there is something you must notice. That dry branch that the wind has broken off, and which simply lies on the ground near the tree trunk doesn’t bud as…