TRIAL BY FIRE (poetry)

April 13, 2021

Tear drops falling
Down like rain
Only God can
See my pain

In His arms
I often lie
Knowing He catches
The tears that I cry

Why He allows these things
I do know
It’s heat and fire
That makes us to grow

A glorious vision
Of us He sees
Like His own Son
When the work is complete.


copyright 2021  Jean Chamblee Thomas

Romans 8:28   All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.

Zechariah 13:9
I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”

IN HIS EYES I’M KNOWN

April 12, 2021

I am poured out
Like water that flows
Hoping somehow
My life in Christ shows

Wanting to bless
Sometimes I fall short
But I get up and try again
His love to report

Mercies are new
Every morning they are
Satan tries hard
To remove mornings Star

Battle upon battle
In prayer I must go
Thanking our Father
For the Holy Spirits flow

Without Him I am nothing
Nor ever shall be
But in His arms safely
My soul shall be free

He made me uniquely
Like all of His own
It makes me smile sweetly
That in His eyes I’m known

copyright  2017   Jean Chamblee Thomas
Don’t believe the little lie 
That says you’re nothing more
Than all the sum of your mistakes
That landed at your shore

The tide rolls in , the tide rolls out
And hope just disappears
Emotions seem to swallow us
The same thing year after year

But don’t you know this very thing
The Lord God gave you wings
They’re hidden by the cloudiness
The lies the enemy brings

He gave you wings to lift you up
To rise above the lies
The kingdom of God is there for you
By faith if you will try

To move your eyes toward what He said
The path that He has laid
He’s planted hidden treasures
For you to be arrayed

Dressed in robes of righteousness
Provided by His Son
He waits for you to call to Him
The battle He has won

He waits for us to choose Him
That’s how it must be done
And when you do the cloud will lift
When you can see His son

Hope will arise as you seek Him out
He will not disappoint 
He is alive this you will see
Your head He will anoint

This life is where we choose the path
That we will walk upon
God is a loving Father
Our perceptions have been wrong

Like I said the father of lies
Satan is his name
Has followed you since you were born
To distract you is his game

But deadly is the game he plays
Our eyes must choose to see
Listen to the words of God
That lead us to be free

Open up and talk to Him
He’s waiting for your call
Try a little faith and then
A little light will fall

He’s known you from the beginning
You were the thought in His heart
Though you may see another thing
Like a caterpillar from the start

Your cocoon is inside of Him
If you will choose to trust
When you come forth and His plan is done
You are a piece of art

Will you trust a little bit
A tiny little ray
Let that hope turn heavenward
For You there’s a brand new day

Dare to try, please think it through
What have you to lose
Lift up your eyes beyond the clouds
He’s waiting for you to choose.


copyright  2021  Jean Chamblee Thomas

REMEMBRANCE (poetry)

March 26, 2021

In my deepest darkest sin
You looked at me with mercy
You looked into my heart
And saw what I could be

In the place of such humanity
Patiently you waited for me
You gave me an acceptance
Until I was ready to see

You throw away all remembrance
Of the sins I did commit
But you kept a Book of memories
Of the times when my candle was lit

You remember all the bright times
Ones I did probably forget
Times when you saw my struggle
To do the things you had said

Oh remember my dear Savior
I remember too
How sweet you were in the morning
Like the smell of fresh morning dew

Like the desert after the rain
When my time of trial came to an end
You were always growing me up
And You have always been my best Friend

I can hear You rejoicing
When I got the victory
Choosing to walk in righteous ways
From the devils grip getting free

I can see you dancing
The day that I almost gave up
But you allowed me to re-commit 
And again You filled up my cup

How it has been such a journey
I can’t wait to look back with You
To see things how you saw them
All the ways that You brought me through

I can hardly wait until heaven
It can’t come too fast
Replace the pain with so much joy
Eternal peace at last



copyright  2021  Jean Chamblee Thomas

SHARING MY HEART

March 22, 2021

Good stuff…destined to be here, destined to overcome

End Time Prophesy

SHARING MY HEART Good morning! This is something I feel compelled to write, so I pray you will read until the end and just ponder and pray about it. God has put such a deep concern in my heart for everyone to be ready, walking with God and to be safe in the days to come. Not to scare but to prepare. So consider this question. What if there was a pole shift let’s say tomorrow or next week, would you be ready? I’ll explain what that entails in a bit. But would you be ready - not prepped in the natural, but prepared in your spirit and soul? It’s so important for us all to take inventory of ourselves. Is there unforgiveness towards anyone? Bitterness in your heart? Truthfully disappointed in God and haven’t had an honest conversation with Him about it - about how life has turned out?…

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Capture a moment of normal
Don’t forget what’s important to see
Those ones very dear that surround you
The ones in your own family

With a world that is in so much turmoil
Easy to forget to believe
That there’s still a few moments of normal
Still a few moments to breathe

So grab that grandbaby and hold her
Bounce that toddler around on your knee
Call a truce with your sister
And treasure your own family

Time is a gift swiftly fleeing
So quickly it runs away
So capture a moment of normal
And by all means, ENJOY THE DAY!!!


copyright 2008 Jean Chamblee Thomas 

RED ROBIN

March 2, 2021

So our Pastor preached a sermon on generosity and how God owns all that we have.  His point was not money for the church ….but allowing God to use us.

Later in the day my husband and I were going for a ride in the country to get ice cream.  The place was jam packed and we decided to head into town.  We were going to another ice cream store and then we passed a Red Robin restaurant.  I had never eaten there and it was new.  So we turned the car around and went in.  

As we sat eating, I noticed a young man and his two kids eating behind us.  I got this thought.  Why don’t you pay for their meal.  As we ate,  it came to me several times until I knew it was the Holy Spirit.  I told my husband and he agreed we should absolutely do it.  So I looked in my purse and  had a tract entitled “True Love” , about God’s love for us.  I put it on their table and said rather plainly  “God just spoke to us to pay for your meal, so the waitress is going to bring your money back”   Then I said to this young man  “I’m proud of you for spending time with your kids and I think God is too!!!”   His eyes lit up with joy. He said, “this is my son’s birthday dinner, he wanted to come here!” 

We paid for the meal and they came to the table to thank us.  He said, my daughter said to me earlier  “this is gonna be a good day”

How cool is that.  God orchestrated that whole thing!!! They left,  I hope,  knowing that God “sees” them.  And we pray that God will complete what He began in them.  

 It is even in the smallest of things
 That we can see the hand of God       
 Don’t miss it in the shadows
 While looking for something large
 
 A soft whisper, 
 A gentle touch
 A kitten’s whisker 
 Can mean so much
 
 Don’t walk by and miss the signs
 A cardinal red of His blood reminds
 A blue bird sings of happiness
 Saying “Hey God has heard your hearts request”
 
 A puppy comes to cuddle your lap
 Just like it knew the sadness you have
 A gold fish comes to stare at you
 As if it knows what you’re going through
 
 Don’t miss the signs God is giving you
 The little things He does
 Don’t miss His heart that’s calling you
 Reaching out with His unfailing love
 
 A friend that calls you just in time
 Reminds you that He’s there
 Don’t miss that heartfelt compliment
 That says they like your hair
 
 Kindness flows like a river
 Come down from heaven above
 Even in the dark cold winter
 You can hear the coo of a dove
 
 Peace can nestle next to you
 In the form of a little child
 Or a cat that’s running all over you
 That can sometimes drive you wild
 
 Don’t miss the signs God is giving you
 The little things He does
 Don’t miss His heart that’s calling you
 Reaching out with His unfailing love
 

 copyright 2021  Jean Chamblee Thomas
 

Onward… (poetry)

February 20, 2021

 I don’t feel so special today
 In fact I feel quite small
 Maybe that’s how you feel too
 With your back against a wall
 
 Cornered in by circumstance
 So far out of our control
 What can we do to break out free
 Crawl out of this big dark hole
 
 There is a way, a gift of sorts
 Given long ago
 That we can step right into
 Where liberty will flow
 
 Freedom from the world of guilt
 That weighs us down sometimes
 Freedom that is born of love
 A treasure hidden by Divine
 
 As we seek to find this out
 Asking God to show
 He’ll take you on a wonderful route
 For eyes that want to know
 
 God is good and always is
 The devil tries to stomp this out
 But light comes out for those that seek
 Destiny lets out a shout
 
 You can feel it, I know you can
 It’s buried beneath the snow
 The cold and dark the world piles on
 But truth lies in your soul
 
 Like a caterpillar you must fight
 Your way out of the cocoon
 Your Father waits to hear your cry
 Then empowers you to move
 
 He waits for your invitation
 That’s just how Father does roll
 He’s not into manipulation
 He wants to see you whole
 
 If you don’t know He’s cheering you on
 Then you don’t know Him well
 Just look at those He’s chosen
 They all have a story to tell
 
 Look at Mary, a prostitute, 
 Delivered from the dark
 Became the first to see Him rise
 His choice of her was smart

 Peter was a fisherman
 Impulsive and full of self
 But when His life with Jesus was full
 He became part of the Book on our shelf
 
 Zacchieus was a cheating man
 A taxman that took too much
 But Jesus saw his heart that day
 And went to his house for lunch
 
 David was a shepherd boy
 Sitting in the fields
 But God chose him to be a king
 His life so honest and real
 
 Gideon was a chicken heart
 Afraid of everything
 But God gave him the power to lead
 To victory his people he did bring
 
 So now lets look at you and me
 Why is it failures we see?
 Cause that’s what the enemy wants of us
 His job is to cause us defeat
 
 The first of his lies is to turn us from God
 Make us think He’s who He is not
 God will never forsake us
 Once we’ve given Him our hearts
 
 Once we have invited Him in
 He’s always on our side
 Never to leave us, always there
 Whether we see Him our not
 
 You were made on purpose by Him 
 Before you were in the womb
 He made you cause He wanted you
 And He’s coming back real soon
 
 So fight through all the discouragement
 Encourage yourself in the Lord
 Watch what your mind is thinking upon
 And with help you can turn this around
 
 His Word is so we can know who He is
 Read the story of His life
 Start with the gospel of John again
 And ask Him to open your heart
 
 You are so beloved
 And I guess so am I
 I battle with this daily
 It’s something we all have to fight
 
 So I say, yes God loves you
 And yes, He loves me too
 Soon this life will be over
 No more sorrow no gloom
 
 Keep your head up, looking up
 And looking to His ways
 You have been chosen to witness this
 The very end of Days
 
 It is an honor to be here now
 The Book says the last shall be first
 He knows what it is we must endure
 To be a part of new birth
 
 New heaven, new earth is waiting for us
 So we must take our place
 Keep our hearts from sinking low
 And looking into His face
 
 Keep the faith
 I know it’s hard
 But yes, we must endure
 We know there is a kingdom for us
 So beautiful, clean and pure
 
 No more pain or sorrow
 No more brokenness of soul
 In heaven we will be given a newness
 In heaven our hearts will be whole.
 
 Don’t look back and stay in the past
 Onward you must go
 Choose to look forward and you will see
 God chose YOU, and now you know!
 

 

 copyright 2021   Jean Chamblee Thomas
 
 Slowly, with purpose
 He walked through the streets
 Each step He was taking
 Your life He could see
 

 Breathing in pain
 Sores on His back
 He suffered the shame
 But His heart was intact
 

 He knew that His mission
 It must be fulfilled
 There was no other way
 Except Calvary’s hill
 

 Looking at faces
 His mind must have swirled
 He kept the joy before Him
 Of saving the world
 

 Strong and determined
 As His life blood poured out
 He knew it was worth it
 He ignored hell’s loud shout
 

 As He hung on the cross
 He gave out a cry
 As He paid for our sins
 Tears streamed from His eyes
 

 Love kept Him there
 We’ll never know
 How bad was His suffering
 The three days He was gone
 

 Paying our penalty
 As He hung on the cross
 He knew what it took
 To redeem all the lost
 

 So now it’s our choice
 To believe and receive
 The beautiful gift
 For which He did bleed
 

 So never doubt
 That He loves you so
 How willingly He gave
 To make you His own
 

 

copyright 2013 Jean Chamblee