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

UP AHEAD (poetry)

February 5, 2021

 Wisdom of the Holy One
 Maker of heaven and earth
 His thoughts are high above our own
 And He can see our worth
 

 He made us in His image, yes
 To be His family
 To know Him in all spirit and truth
 To open our eyes to see
 

 The evil of the world came forth
 To steal what God had made
 He tricked us in the garden
 But God knew just how to save
 

 The end from the beginning
 Is how our God does see
 Even though He knows our faults
 He sees what we can be
 

 He sent His son to show His love
 To legally set us free
 His blood upon the alter seat
 Perfect sacrifice was He
 

 Such are the wondrous ways of God
 There’s so much more to know
 As we look into His Word
 And seek His truth to grow
 

 To be in Him and Him in us
 A temple for the Lord
 Can’t wrap our minds around it
 Just have to trust His word
 

 Once we come of age in life
 All of us have sinned
 It made inside our hearts go dark
 So we need to be born again
 

 When we accept what Jesus did
 He makes in us all things new
 Our heart it changes deep inside
 Then His Spirit can dwell in you
 

 Then oh the journey we can have
 As our Father grows us up
 He loves to reveal the secret things
 And to joyfully fill our cup
 

 He will also teach us to be
 A warrior in the earth
 Overcoming darkness
 That’s fought us from our birth
 
 Then one day we all will rest
 In heaven we will be
 Our Father is a Creator
 What beauty we will see
 

 We each have a destiny
 That in His heart conceived
 Nothing will make us happier
 Than to be what we were made to be
 

 So now we must anticipate
 Our eyes kept up ahead
 As this age comes to an end
 And Jesus will crush Satan’s head
 

 

 copyright  2021   Jean Chamblee Thomas
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Guys!!  I’ve always wanted to explain something about my illnesses and the scriptures that I believe the Lord gave me and to show you a balance that the Word of Faith /Healing  movement so often left out.

The Thorn in the Flesh

2 Corinthians 12:7-10    

And lest I (Paul) should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Everyone doesn’t have a “thorn in the flesh”  ,  but we all have trials and tribulations for various reasons.  God still heals people,  but sometimes things are there for a reason for a season!  

God is good in all He does and allows.  Romans 8:28  “He works all things together for good to those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.’

Always look for the treasure within .  Then even if it’s a move by Satan to steal , kill and destroy  (John 10:10)  God can always bring something good out of it.  

Okay.  LOL.   My sermon for the day!   ❤  

End Time Prophesy

While we have reaped a great economy in days gone by, because of our generosity to other nations. We have also sown the most vile things too. Think about the ungodly movies, porn, greed, and so so much more. It is written in His word and cannot be changed —- Galatians 6 says ” Do not be deceived: God is not mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature. from that nature will reap destruction, the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

This will not be pleasant for us – but God is going to purify His church because He said He is coming for a Bride without spot and wrinkle. (Ephesians 5:27)

What to do – if you are a believer – repent and be honest about your sins and confess them to…

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Deep Waters (poetry)

January 26, 2021


 Don’t be afraid of deep waters, my love
 This journey’s been sent from heaven above
 It is at Gethsemane you are purified
 In ways you can’t see, so don’t try to hide
 

 Lay it all bare, at the foot of the cross
 Let His Word cleanse you as you follow it’s path
 Clinging to truth, let all else pass away
 Let it burn up, it’s not meant to stay
 

 Deep into the waters you go
 Let Him enter in to the depths of your soul
 Stirring up places where pain still remains
 Let Him expose them and pour healing rain
 

 copyright  2017  Jean Chamblee
 Empty, empty your heart of it’s pain
 Let the tears fall down like rain
 

 They are a tool so long ago
 Created with knowledge of how things would go
 

 Again you will shine like a summer’s day
 Your heart will light up your smile like a ray
 

 As your heart returns to where it belongs
 To God’s arms alone where in Him there’s no harm
 

 Come again, come again I’ll take you away
 Again we shall experience a brand new day
 

 You know what that means, yet this time anew
 Cherished so rightly from a place made for you
 

 I am yours and you are mine
 We will be together til the end of time
 

 Always there for you in our hiding place
 That we have built while running this race
 

 Come to me, come to me, quickly you’ll see
 How sadness eclipsed by life’s melody
 

 You will sing greatly, your voice has it’s might
 No longer to dwell in mistakes dark, dark night
 

 

 copyright 2016 Jean Chamblee

So, I found this wonderful quote by Martin Luther’s wife (whom I never knew had written anything).    “I had never known,” said Martin Luther’s wife, “what such and such things meant, in such and such psalms, such complaints and workings of spirit; I had never understood the practice of Christian duties, had not God brought me under some affliction.” 

It is not often spoken of.  The goodness of affliction.  Our culture today runs away from it and looks down on those who are underneath some kind of hardship or illness.  But King David understood it all too well.  Here are his words:  Psalm 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.”

I have personally found that some of the greatest “gifts” from God, have been the afflictions He has allowed in my life.  It is then that I have pressed so deeply into His word, searching for a truth to comfort my soul.  It is then, in the pain of illness that the sweetest songs have been born. The most fragrant words of poetry reaching deep into uncharted depths of my soul and driving me into the Presence of Almighty God. Reaching way beyond casual devotions.  From this place have come the most comforting words that I have to give to others.

Some may scoff at this notion.  Indeed at times I have even felt “persecuted” by those who should have offered comfort.  It used to hurt me, as I have had chronic pain for many years. But now I feel sorry for those that have never experienced the pain of God’s “rod and staff”.  Though the world will soon be placed under this wisdom from above.

God is a good Father.  Yes, He is!  You may think this funny, but as one that is most likely a bit ADHD – it helps me to slow down and come away.  Like Joni Erickson Tada (a quadriplegic)  has said,  the sweetest time of day is when I am alone tucked in bed, abandoned into God’s presence and totally dependent on Him.  She has learned a secret.  

Everything we need is in Him.  All that the World tells us is necessary for a good life is passing away.  But His Word – His Presence – His fellowship,  these endure forever.  And not even death can take this away from us.  

Even the great Apostle Paul said,  “…..2 Corinthians 12:7

“And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was GIVEN to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.”

Notice the word “given”. A gift.  If you look it up , Paul asked the Lord to remove it three times and God’s reply was “My grace is sufficient for thee”.  It kept him dependent on God and saved him from the destruction of self sufficiency.

While I completely believe that God is able to heal people and still does (I have seen many miracles and experienced Divine healing too),  we must determine if it is an attack from Satan to stop us, or if it is something God is allowing for a time as a tool to take us where we need to be with Him.

I hope you will all remember to “take it to the Lord in prayer” when you are called apart by some calamity or hardship.  Allow God to be at work.  Lean into it until you have reached a place in Christ that you have not been before.  Dig deep into His Word.  His saving grace is there.  If you do choose to meet these calamities of life with this insight, you can walk away from every one of them with a treasure given by God.

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

Again it is true that  “Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy.” John 10:10  But you can always beat his attacks by leaning into God and getting the treasure that is waiting there.  This is a beautiful secret that Martin Luther’s wife discovered.  I hope you will too.

2 Corinthians 2:14

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.  

COME… (poetry)

January 19, 2021

There is a place called intimacy
 That you and I need to be
 Close to Creator, the Lord is He
 So at the end of our days we’ll be free
 
 Free from this earth, the sadness , the tares
 Of the things in the darkness unseen
 Free from the never-ending pull on our flesh
 That tear us apart at the seams
 
 Life as we know it was not meant to be
 This state we are in - is not eternally
 But it’s here that we choose how things will be
 Heaven or hell for all eternity
 
 A paradise is waiting just for you
 But the way it’s set up, friend, you have to choose
 To trust in our Savior and stay close to Him
 Or follow the faker and be blindly sucked in
 
 Yes, He does let us, make our own choice
 It wouldn’t be heaven if you didn’t have that voice
 You must choose to really want to be there
 Your Father in heaven wants you to care
 
 Care about Him and others He’s made
 How wonderful a place He has gone and prepared
 Paid for our sins so we could be clean
 Leave behind the darkness and spirits so mean
 
 This is not a fantasy
 It will happen so quick
 The whole earth will change
 So sudden, so sick
 
 Here on the earth, 
 We’ll reap what we’ve sown
 So much destruction 
 On this land will be thrown
 
 Open your eyes and pray it be so
 That you come into faith so truly you’ll know
 How to repent, His blood freely flows
 Wash out your robes and be ready to go
 
 As we join to our Savior, all pain melts away
 As He fills us with joy on that wonderful day
 I want you to be there, my heart cries out
 I was sent by the Savior, this message to shout
 
 Cling to Him sweetly
 Seek out His Word
 So when things start to happen
 You’ll already have heard
 
 God wants you to be ready
 To be safely in Him
 So He can protect you
 Bring you safely in
 
 Into His presence
 In a beautiful place
 That He’s prepared for you
 With the human race
 
 Of those that have chosen
 And want to be there
 That choice is important
 That’s why we are here
 
 God so loved the world
 That He gave us His Son
 The door into heaven
 He valiantly won.
 

 Come……
 

 

 copyright  2021  Jean Chamblee Thomas