Courage

August 27, 2013

What is courage?

What shall we say?

Is it loud and boisterous?

Not always the case

 

Is it mental assent?

Does it come from the heart?

A step into danger 

Having counted the cost?

 

Take a look at our Saviour

He knew early on

That His people would betray Him

And yet He walked on

 

He knew fully well

What the cross would entail

The physical brutality

The pain of the nails

 

He knew that His friends

Would cower away

Only John and some ladies

At the cross would stay

 

What example for us

The truth He displays

His eyes were wide open 

To the price He would pay

 

Yet still He walked on

It was  love in His heart

He knew what He came for

From this purpose did not depart

 

So it is, we must follow

Choices to be made

When the going gets tough

Is it Truth we’ll betray?

 

To go with the crowd

To avoid suffering

Is acceptance our god

Or to Truth will we cling

 

These choices are coming

Have been all along

The crossroads are clear

To whom you belong?

 

No one can answer

This question for you

No one will stand 

Before God with you too

 

So make up your mind

Of this thing be sure

Will you walk with the Lord

And with courage endure….

 

copyright  2013  Jean Chamblee

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Ostrich Syndrome

August 26, 2013

Sleeping, sleeping

Sleeping eyes

Have been closed

By all the lies

 

All is well

False prophets say

There is no hell

So jump and play

 

A nation’s pride

Says…”not to us”

We’re above it all

So what’s the fuss?

 

Meanwhile 

Traps and nets are laid

Media ignores 

Keeps truth in the shade

 

Even those 

Who are aware

Look away

They just don’t care

 

Inconvenient

Yes, it’s true

But it will affect

Me and you

 

The heart must be readied

For what’s ahead

So courage can grow

No fear, no dread

 

It must be embraced

So steadfastness grows

Not like deer in the headlights

But one who knows

 

Awake, awake

It’s not so bad

Face the future with courage

So your heart can be glad

 

Whatever may come

Have your faith in place

Like the good Book says

Let’s finish this race

 

Eyes on the promises

Throughout all time

God will be with us

Help us to shine

 

See what is negative

Don’t ignore the truth

Be informed

So you’ll make the right move

 

It’s time to be grown-ups

Get our head out of the sand

Look up and know

That God’s got your hand

 

copyright   2013  Jean Chamblee

 

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

 

copyright  2013  Jean Chamblee

Hungry One

August 22, 2013

Oh to find a hungry one

Searching just for Me

Not filled with all the worldly things

But craving just to see

 

See into the unseen realm

Where Christ and angels dwell

Wanting such unearthly things

That rescue one from hell

 

Seeking out salvation

Set upon a hill

My Son, my gift to everyone

Will come to you at will

 

Waiting for your calling

A true repentant heart

Wanting what the world can’t give

A new redemptive start

 

So much love to offer

Secrets great and wide

He will reveal to open hearts

That draw close to His side

 

Don’t be fooled by spiritist

Don’t be fooled at all

My words I’ve left to guide you

Into the throne of God

 

My way is laid before you

A lamp unto your feet

From all times past it is the same

The way that we can meet

 

All I’m asking of you

Come alone with Me

Take the Holy words of God

And let My spirit teach

 

copyright 2013   Jean Chamblee