Pleasure Seeking!!

It is so sad to see such a great country as ours literally destroying it self morally. There is still good and God’s grace and love in it, but America is slowly dying from moral decay. We have had the sexual revolution of the 60’s but now have the highest divorce rate in the industrialized world and an almost total lack of respect for marriage, the home and the family. We don’t even try to hold our homes together for our own little babies. Sexual morality is falling apart. Our entertainment glorifies sexual promiscuity and infidelity.

We are so caught up in consuming useless man-made things and hedonistic pleasure seeking we can’t hardly see straight. There is more to life than just partying all the time. God meant for our lives to be so much more. Seek His ways. His guidelines for life give it a richer depth and show us we were created to share His love, glory and peace and to reflect that back to each other.

Dear God,

I pray for a spiritual revival in this country. We need you so badly. May we return to the foot of your cross Lord Jesus to find our purpose in this world again. In your name I pray, Amen.

City of New Hope

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City of New Hope

Celestial spires

Rise high

As angel choirs

Sound, rejoice

Holy saints walk,

Rub elbows

Side by side

 

In a city so rare

Where golden is the air

Encircling every face

Settling, leaving a trace

Of its shining glory

 

Walls there

Sheer, translucent

Rainbowed in ever

Changing colors

Saints live, worship

In joy with each other

 

The nearness, life of

Their God

Filling every crevice

Perfection’s glory

Fulfilling every wish

 

Throne room of

Grace

Three working as one

Joy lifts each face

To see their God

Forever

 

My human words

Are inadequate to say

Express the glory

Of even just one day

Within this place

Where perfection holds

Its complete sway

 

The world’s divine God

Lives here

Abolishes every care

Hungry, yearning

For you to dare

To aim for such a place

Reach higher

While you still have the time

He sits enthroned,

Waiting

For you to reach for

Him & His home transcendent,

This Heaven’s light sublime!

 

 

Lost & Found

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Lost & Found

The Lost, afloat

No anchor for

Their boat

Drifting

 

In the dark

Searching, searching

Only a small light

Gives any sight

Within the heart

 

Only an empty

Darkened sea

Carries the small boat

Without hope

For land’s safety

 

But, oh, the found

Never do they run aground

In trouble

Son’s light shines

To light their skies

Eternally overhead

 

Guided in Hope,

Love, Faith

They enter celestial gates

In Triumph!

 

Paradise beckons

Perfect Father awaits

Take the next steps

To make sure you sail

your boat through

God’s Golden, Celestial Gates!!

Rainbows, At Last!

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Rainbows

Rainbows, bright

This light, enwreathed

Around your head,

So thick,

upon your face

Sometimes only with

Difficulty can I trace

The smile of your lips

 

This great gift

You give

This life,

Our existence,

The breathing

In and out

Of You

 

A Spirit so ancient

So Holy

Wishes to dwell

Within your heart

This explosion

Of joy!

Giving to each &

all a complete, Fresh Start

to Life

 

Receive Him in

let Him retell your story

Do not reject

God’s living, eternal Glory!

 

At Last!

Swept up

As You pass

In a love

That will last

Beyond the

Moon’s light

 

Orphaned,

Cold, alone

In darkness I sat

Then You smiled

On a lost child

 

Found at last

Taken into

Your forever home

Where only

Eternal love is shown,

 

Radiating

Off your face

I run, in haste

Why do not all people

Literally chase

After You?

 

For the answer

To this

I have not the slightest

Clue

Why all men do not

Literally stumble,

Tumble over each other

To reach the bottom

Of your throne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfume

 

Perfume

Jasmine, Lilac
Honeysuckle in
Full bloom
Scents of earth
Created by You
Bringing Your Face
Into a closer view

And so, this
Essence
Scent of your
Glory, Beauty
Power
Follows, surrounds
Your Presence

Evidence of this
On Moses’ face
Descending from
The mountain
bearing the mark
Of your Holy Grace

It took a veil
to hide
This Perfume, Glory
That resides,
Surrounds each step
& at Your side

Today let us remove
The veil
Look fully on Your
Glory
Gaze
with deeper longing
Into this cloud

Of your perfume
Sweet scent of
Your Very Self
As we achingly await
To pass through
heaven’s gates
Enveloped by
Your love,
& alive again
in your embrace.