MORE AND MORE

September 3, 2016

MORE AND MORE

I get to know you
More and more
As I walk through time
Jesus is my open door

So many things
I thought I understood
But under clouds of darkness
My thinking hard as wood

So much more
O, Lord open up
The eyes of my understanding
Fill again my empty cup

So close, so near
I feel you in my heart
Whisper away my fears
Your words hit every mark

Open, open
O, God of the universe
The kingdom of heaven
Is the place of my new birth

I feel Your love arising
Lighting up my mind
Renewing every part of me
Didn’t know I was so blind

Our light is darkness
Compared to your infinite shine
And oh great God of the universe
How can you be so kind?

Kind and good and generous
To give us all we’ve got
Share with us your character
Hide your secret plot

Hidden treasures everywhere
If we would only look
Hidden treasures come alive
Inside your very book

Off the page and on the stage
Kingdom of God on earth
Now’s the time to enter in
And find out what you’re worth

Oh the price, the price He paid
He laid it on the line
Holding nothing back for us
He passed the test of all time

No love greater will ever be
Than what Jesus did for us
For now and all eternity
He gave His life for us

More and more and more, my Lord
Pour it out on me
The presence of the Trinity
That is our destiny!

copyright 2016 Jean Chamblee

A CLEAN SLATE (jcpoem)

August 31, 2016

Painful past
Mistakes made
Can’t change
The path was laid

Ironclad grip
Pulling down
Crying out
In tears drowned

Spinning round
A sinking ship
Life’s a mess
Can’t get a grip

What if there
Was really a way
A gift for you
A completely clean slate

If you can get past
Prejudices made
Open your mind
The price was paid

Forget religion
Not what it’s about
Embrace the Truth
That will let you cry out

Forget the steeple
The Easter parade
Jesus is deep
It’s no charade

The blood He shed
Is no laughing matter
Such a shame He’s been treated
With a light hearted manner

Love so deep
Heart so good
He gave it for you
He shed His own blood

So you could have
Another chance
Get free from your past
Set free to dance

Dance a new life
Leave the old behind
Take hold of His hand
He will take off the blinds

That’s right it’s a kick
Jesus is the Way
You’ve heard it all along
Thought it was a cliche’

Don’t need to be religious
To talk to the One
That loves you so much
Had me write this sweet poem

So guess what precious one?
He’s waiting on you
To give a clean slate
Start your life brand new

copyright Jean Chamblee 2010

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

December 23, 2015

When it all comes down….the question we all have to answer is…..”What did I do with Jesus?”

Romans 14:11,12 ” For it is written:
“As I live, says the Lord,
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.”
So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”

The greatest gift of all time and eternity…..May God grant us grace to live a life that brings us close to Him and gives Him glory! He is greatly worthy…..all else will pass away. There is no greater goal on earth than to pursue Jesus Christ. May the rememberance of God’s gift to us of His Son and His sacrifice penetrate our lives in the deepest way possible this Christmas! Much love!!

A love that would die for another
Is the purest love of all
A sacrifice for a brother
To catch him and stay his fall

How rare we do think
Of the passion of Christ
We simply don’t see Him that way
It must break His heart
He felt every part
From our minds we do cast Him away

How deep He must feel
His agony so real
A choice that He gladly did make
To win us again
From the clutches of sin
He alone our bondage could break

copyright Jean Chamblee 2010

A New Timeline

November 23, 2015

Do you need a word today
To catch you when you start to sway

A word that says that you are loved
With someone watching from above

To know that you are not alone
And if you choose you’ll have a home

The Lord has paved the way for you
If you just choose to walk on through

His blood is on the mercy seat
To wash you clean if you receive

This life we have – not all there is
Beyond the veil we’ll live with Him

Don’t put it off, now is the time
Open up to a new timeline

This earthly life’s not all we have
So don’t despair and don’t get mad

Focus on eternal things
It’s thoughts like these that give you wings

copyright Jean Chamblee 2010

As I was re-reading the book of Esther this morning, I was thinking about how God turned the tides on the enemies of Israel. It is so amazing that the whole nation of Jews fasted and prayed for three days for God to deliver them.

God answered mightily by destroying the spirit of Haman in the land and restored them and blessed them.

I thought sadly about the American church. Of the general state of disunity and dysfunction it is in. Never in my life have I seen so many churches and pastors following a course of self absorbed ambition and a quest for natural success instead of seeking to please God. I’ve even encountered some blinded pastors that would lie, manipulate and destroy other believers just to keep their “kingdom” intact. It has grieved me to the core of my being.

There are “Hamans” in the court of the King of kings and there are “Hamans” in the world coming against the body of Christ from all sides. In God’s economy we are instructed to bless our enemies and not to curse them, which is vital. BUT we are given the blessing of coming before Christ and asking Him to deliver us from evil. I think that we can all agree….evil is coming against good in our land.

Can we as the body of Christ begin to pray and fast (if you are able) and to ask God to “deliver us from evil”? We all see it daily. But very few leaders are standing up and leading the charge to come against the evil of our day. While there are a few (and if you know them count your blessings and keep supporting them)….the voice of outcry from the church has been spotty and scattered. It takes courage…and risk…and a willingness to serve the purposes of God and not man …we all need to be involved in it.

There is no answer but God, America. There is no deliverer but Christ. We need to pray that God would first deliver the church from selfish ambitions, personally and corporately. Judgement begins in the house of God. And secondly, that He would deliver us from the Hamans of this land that want to destroy God’s people.

If you agree with this, I pray that you would pass it on and direct your prayers towards this goal.

“Deliver us from evil, Lord Jesus. Grant a wave of repentance in the churches and cleanse us from all that is not pleasing to You. Give us unity of purpose as we stand together for our nation. Give us eyes to see clearly and courage to stand up for righteousness sake. Fill us with love and gratitude for all You have given us. Give us bravery to stand against the evil tide as we wait for Your deliverance. Give us joy in the midst of the battle and love for all of our enemies. You tell us to hate what is evil…..to be angry and sin not. Help us to do that Lord and not to get bitter at those perpetrating this evil. Only You, oh Lord, can deliver us. But You are well able. Grant us hope and courage, oh Lord, and to not be ashamed of You. Give us the boldness to speak up when it is necessary and to know that You see us and rejoice when we proclaim Your Son and Your truth. Pour out revival on our land and have mercy on us, Lord.” Amen

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