copyright 2016   Jean Chamblee Thomas

 Speak softly to my broken soul
 No one else can make me whole
 Gently, gently Spirit speak
 Hold me closely kind and meek
 
 Pain so deep no words express
 Just a tear falls on my breast
 Dripping from my eyes of blue
 No idea Lord what to do
 
 Such a time I have not seen
 Maybe so, life’s been quite mean
 Icy cold most people are
 Except the few sweet shining stars
 
 On this I set my heart of hope
 That somewhere there’s a lighter note
 Can I sing again, oh my soul
 Can I speak of being whole
 
 In Your arms is where I lie
 I know you keep the tears I cry
 Feeling deeply loving long
 I wish again to sing Your song
 
 Trusting You, Who never fails
 Waiting for Your Spirit’s sails
 Into the sunset I will gaze
 Lifting up a quiet praise
 
 Heaven is my dream of dreams
 No matter those my hope demean
 I know You’re real with all my heart
 Lift me up my soul impart
 
 Give me joy and wholeness too
 I know You will I trust in You
 Heal me Lord so deep within
 Remove from me all lingering sin
 
 Set me on a path that’s right
 Help me Lord escape the night
 Of all around the daggers fly
 Lift me to your Presence high
 

 copyright 2016   Jean Chamblee Thomas

A CLEAN SLATE (such a gift)

January 15, 2021

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

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.



MORE AND MORE (poetry)

December 16, 2020

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

CALLED TO ENTER (poetry)

November 20, 2020

Think not that God doesn’t know you

That He doesn’t see your life

It is He that has fashioned and made you

You are centered in His eye

You are His creation

And He makes all things well

Though it all may seem a mystery

In time the truth shall tell

He made you for a purpose

Yes you fit in His divine scheme

As perfect as a puzzle piece

That completes His heart felt dream

His heart, it longs to know you

And for you to know Him too

He invites you to this journey

But He won’t force you into

He longs for deep communion

Just between you and He

He longs to open up your eyes

To things only He can see

Fulfillment is in intimacy

That can be found in Him

As you take the steps on earth

To seek Him once again

You see at once the enemy

That tries to cloud your soul

He wants to take you down with him

Into the eternal Sheol

Don’t let the lies get to you

That’s contrary to God’s Word

Let the Bible lead you

The truth that you have heard

So like a giant treasure

You must choose to seek

Determine you will find it

Until your life’s complete

You are His great diamond

Only one of it’s kind

He made no other like you

This truth He wants you to find

So determine now to see Him

Look into His word

Call His name in the darkness

And KNOW that you have been heard.

Copyright 2020. Jean Chamblee Thomas


Tenderness
Cocooning all around
A life with much pain
Will receive such a crown

All of the tears
Collected in love
Gentleness sees
Observes from above

All of the days
You thought you were alone
Never a moment
Just a breath from His throne

Tender loving Father
I wish we could see
Unravel the layers
Of seeming debris

Things we’ve considered
Of little report
Are the things heaven sees
Receives great reward

Small acts of kindness
Trickles of love
Never forgotten
Peace like a dove

Acts of forgiveness
In the face of such hate
Makes the Father smile
You’re a champion at the gate

copyright Jean Chamblee 2010

Psalm 56:8,9
“You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?
When I cry out to You,
Then my enemies will turn back;
This I know, because God is for me.

GAZE – poetry

August 29, 2020

I look but I cannot see

My eyes are clouded with dust

The storms are dark up ahead

That’s when I must gaze on our trust

 

Daily my heart is bombarded

With sad thoughts of days gone by

Where did all the good thoughts go

To find them I really have to try

 

But they are there with certainty

Glistening and shining true

The things that God has done for me

The light comes shining through

 

Where is my rhyme and reason

It’s so hard to obtain

Life sometimes seems like a circle

Like an echoing refrain

 

The days are long and endless

I can’t help but wish for it’s end

But then there is that hopeful treasure

Of life’s best coming once again

 

Believing without seeing

Trust without the feels

Life by faith must be experienced

Then you know what is real

 

On Christ the solid rock I can stand

He is always true

Unmovable and unshakeable

Is how I know its You

 

So rocky and crazy the path ahead

One place my head can rest

That you will never leave me, no

I can lay my head on Your chest

 

So now I say a long needed prayer

Come to me Lord let me know

Thoughts of our beautiful heaven again 

And a joy in knowing I will go

 

 

copyright  2020  Jean Chamblee Thomas

                                                            

In a dark and lonely room

With a fire in my heart

I close my eyes and think of You

 

With unquenchable hunger

I call out to You

You are the union I crave

 

One taste of Your love

One drink of Your soul

My quest will last forever

 

Though clouded by flesh

Surrounded by worldliness

Like a flower buried beneath the snow

 

The enemy rages to rip us apart

Moments are stolen, some slip away

But light always returns

And melts away the baracade that tries to keep us apart

 

And that thing deep inside

First contact never dies

It twists and turns and cries out to survive

 

With conquering force

Breaks down all the lies

And sets free the heart , the love and the cries

 

The candle inside -the Love of my life

So much more than a Savior

His essence abides

 

Jesus, Jesus

Love of my life

May Your heart know how I hunger for You tonight

 

copyright 2009 Jean Chamblee

There is a Joshua generation

Awaiting their time to shine

God has put them into deep preparation

For in darkness arises their time

 

As scripture says and says it well

Darkness will cover the earth

It is in that time – they’ll rise and shine

And many will come to New Birth

 

Many of the “Moses’ – leaders God made

Have already departed this place

For you they have left God’s truth and Ways

And pointed the way to His Face

 

The first will be last and the last will be first

It will not be easy for you

But if you are here, suffice it to say, 

The crowns you will earn have great worth

 

So keep going my friend

The pain will be deep

But joy comes at its end

God will be there every step of the way

As your Lord, your Savior, your Friend

 

Finish the race until it’s end

Rewards await for you

Mostly the smile of God Himself

When He sees His reflection in you

Jean Chamblee Thomas    copyright    2020

Deep Waters – Poem

November 16, 2019

DEEP WATERS

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, 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

Sometimes those who have suffered the most, have the most to give.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5     Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

Look up, look up, look up I say
Jesus instructions for those living in this day
Don’t look at the storms, don’t look at the waves
Keep your eyes on heaven, bad things will pass away

Do not mourn at the doom or cry at the gloom
Know that a childbirth is coming very soon
The earth groans and travails, the Word has said
Until the sons of God have been revealed

Great things can happen in the midst of it all
Many will come forth, though many shall fall
Purified by fire, refined like gold
Takes place at the ending, just like we were told

Hang on to Jesus, draw ever near
No need to doubt, and no need to fear
Feast on His promises so you can endure
Our faith will be challenged, but come forth so pure

And we must remember to keep heaven in sight
He’s prepared a place for us which comes after the night
In the darkest hour, never forget
Jesus is waiting, your place He has set

We are His bride, a wedding feast to come
We’ll be wearing white garments, see God on His throne
No more corruption, no more tears,
No more pain or long difficult years

We will all celebrate, like never before
Our Father is waiting, He has so much more
Remember “Look up”, there’s more on the way
That will help us endure these present crazy days.

copyright 2019 Jean Chamblee Thomas

Luke 21:28
Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”