Tag Archives: Grace

#throwbackpoem: Joy’s Eternal Yield

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Joy’s Eternal Yield ~ By Deborah Ann I came across a field,it look like all the restthe weeds and thistlesgrew without contest. But, as I explored,this grassland full of taresI came upon a plotsans any thorny snares. The patch was pasture green,where not a single weed grewis was like a lush meadowmeant to restore and… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Underneath The Surface

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Underneath The Surface ~ By Deborah Ann Underneath the surface,below the harden crustinto someone’s heartplant a seed of trust. Then each day give it,some living-waterfrom the streams of lifeflowing from our Father. Don’t be discouraged,if results you don’t first seejust pray for the seed to sproutwhile down on your knee. Ask God  for it to… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Once Blinded Eyes

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Once Blinded Eyes ~ By Deborah Ann Once blinded eyes,they couldn’t see . . .through the darknesssurrounding me. But, since they’ve seen,Jesus through His lightthey now recognize evilupon first sight. Once blinded eyes,didn’t see the wickednessnor the penaltyfor their recklessness. But, since they’ve set,their gaze on abovethey can see the thingsin the world not to… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Without God’s Mercy

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Without God’s Mercy ~ By Deborah Ann Without God’s mercy,I would be pitifulwithout His favorI would be miserable. Without His compassion,I wouldn’t be sympatheticwithout His humblenessI wouldn’t be apologetic. Without God’s clemency,I would be hopelesswithout God’s patienceI would be useless. Without His mildness,I would not be forgivingwithout His tendernessI would not be accepting. Without God’s… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Hungering and Thirsting

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Hungering and Thirsting ~ By Deborah Ann Hungering and thirsting,after God’s righteousnessare the soul’s trembling withan awe-fearing mindfulness. Filled with true penitence,the hungry soul now feedson how only God can fulfillall of their wants and needs. They long to know,everything that they canabout how God has for thema righteous-living plan. The thirsty soul yearns,for the… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: When You Walk In The Light

to GOD be the GLORY When You Walk in The Light ~ By Deborah Ann There’s a lot of temptation,that we must daily fightthere is a lot of confessingwhen you walk in the light. There’s a lot of acknowledging,the sinfulness we daily fightthere is a lot of repentingwhen you walk in the light. There’s a lot of recognizing,the evil we daily… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Not Mine, But God’s

to GOD be the GLORY God July 30, 2017 ~ Not Mine, But God’s ~ By Deborah Ann God’s strength, not mine,my sin, His forgivenessGod’s power, not minemy battles, His fight. God’s desires, not mine,my needs, His supplyGod’s demands, not minemy weakness, His might. God’s faithfulness, not mine,my defiance, His mercyGod’s compassion, not minemy rebellion, His favor. God’s plans, not mine,my… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: His Stripes

to GOD be the GLORY ~ His Stripes ~ By Deborah Ann His stripes,my forgiven sinHis chastisementmy peace within. His wounds,my transgressionHis deathmy redemption. His bruising,my iniquityHis crownmy victory. His sorrow,my corruptionHis griefmy adoption. His stripes,my healingHis Spiritmy sealing! ~~~~~~~ Isaiah 53:4-5 “Surely he hath borne our griefs,and carried our sorrows:yet we did esteem him stricken,smitten of God, and afflicted.… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Thank You Father, For My Risen Savior

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Thank You Father, For My Risen Savior ~ By Deborah Ann My Father who’s in heaven,today I bring my praisemy thankfulness to YouI just want to raise. I thank You for Your Son,who died on the cross for meI’m grateful for His gracethat from sin has set me free. I thank you for the Holy… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: It Started With Just One Nail

to GOD be the GLORY ~ It Started With Just One Nail ~ By Deborah Ann One nail was all it took,to crucify Christ that dayit started with just one nailfor the crowd to get their way. One blow upon that nail,got the crowd to cheer and yell“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”put the hammer to that nail. One nail was all it… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: I’ve Been Redeemed

to GOD be the GLORY ~ I’ve Been Redeemed~ By Deborah Ann I’ve been liberated,Jesus has set me freeHe paid the penaltythe day He died for me. I’ve been redeemed,Jesus paid the ransomto make room for mein His Father’s mansion. I’ve been rescued,Jesus has delivered meHe paid the pricethere upon Calvary’s tree. I’ve been saved,Jesus bought my freedomone day with… (more…)

Today’s Poem: A Song Of Deliverance

to GOD be the GLORY ~ A Song Of Deliverance ~ By Deborah Ann Everyone needs a song,of deliverance . . .everyone needs Jesusto make a difference. Everyone needs a victory,over the enemyeveryone needs a fortressthat is heavenly. Everyone needs a defense,a rock to cling oneveryone needs Jesusto depend upon. Everyone needs a tower,they can run intoeveryone needs a trustthat they… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: He Died For Me

to GOD be the GLORY ~ He Died For Me ~ By Deborah Ann Thank you Jesus,for dying for mefor from my sinssetting me free. Thank you Jesus,for redeeming mefor Your sufferinginstead of me. Thank you Jesus,for forgiving mefor justifyingthe evilness in me. Thank you Jesus,for not condemning mefor the grace and loveYou’ve shown me. Thank you Jesus,for dying for mefor… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: I AM The Way

to GOD be the GLORY ~ I AM The Way ~ By Deborah Ann Jesus is the Way,He is the only routeto His Father there’sno other way about. People may believe,there’s another directionbut Jesus came to proveHe’s the only connection. Jesus is the way,He is the only pathall other roads will leadto His Father’s wrath. People may come up with,their own… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Not I, But CHRIST

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Not I, But CHRIST ~ By Deborah Ann Not I, but Christ,is why I have graceto keep to the courseto stay in the race. For without Jesus,I’d couldn’t go the distanceand to temptationI’d have no resistance. Not I, but Christ,is why I can copeto remain steadfastto maintain the hope. For, without Jesus,I’ve not the mightnor… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Taking Up My Cross

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Taking Up My Cross ~ By Deborah Ann First thing in the morning,before I get out of bedI take up my cross . . .so by Jesus I can be lead. For, when I pick it up,it gives me the graceto keep my arrogancein its rightful place. First thing in the morning,I disrobe myself of… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Look Not

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Look Not ~ By Deborah Ann Look not to the past,don’t stop and turn your headinstead look to the futurewith Jesus up ahead. Don’t reminisce,on that which is already donerather let your heartto Jesus be eternally drawn. Look not to the past,remember not your regretsinstead look to the futureand the soon coming events. Don’t… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: That’s Why

to GOD be the GLORY That’s Why ~ By Deborah Ann The world is full of people,dishonest and unfaithfulthat is why to God . . .I am forever grateful. For God is trustworthy,in every single waythat is why I give Himmy praise night and day. The world is full of people,selfish and two-facedthat is why in God . . .my… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: God Will Stop At Nothing

to GOD be the GLORY ~ God Will Stop At Nothing ~ By Deborah Ann God will use everything,to draw us to Him nearerHe’ll do anythingto make His image clearer. He will use our pain,to take us that much deeperHe’ll use our sorrowto make us a true believer. God will use our guilt,to make us more gratefulHe will use our shameto… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Abiding In God’s Love

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Abiding In God’s Love ~ By Deborah Ann Abiding in God’s love,is something you must donow that the Holy Spiritlives inside of you. For, He has called you,to walk in all His waysand when you step outHis love you must display. Abiding in God’s love,is a choice you need to makeyour past attitudesyou will need… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Wholly, Holy Living

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Wholly, Holy Living ~ By Deborah Ann Wholly, holy living,righteous and trueis what Jesus calls . . .for all to be and do. Wholly submitted,not just in partJesus wants the all . . .of each soul and heart. Wholly, holy living,pure and undefiledare those who in Jesushave been reconciled. Wholly committed,not partly submersedin Jesus we’re… (more…)

Today’s Poem: As I Look Around

to GOD be the GLORY ~ As I Look Around ~ By Deborah Ann Lord, as I look all around,I see all You have madeI see the beauty in the sunriseand the splendor when it fades. I see the majestic mountain peaks,and the hills brilliant, amber topsI see the stars sparkle ever brightlyin a sky that never seems to stop. Lord,… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Restarts and Retakes

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Restarts and Retakes ~ By Deborah Ann God is a God,of new beginningsfor He is a Godwho is forgiving. When we sin,repent and confessHe gives us more graceto onward press. God is a God,of fresh, clean startsfor He is a Godwho knows our hearts. When we fall,or should we stumbleHe helps us to bemore meek… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Lord, Tell Me What You See

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Lord, Tell Me What You See ~ By Deborah Ann Lord search my heart,tell me what You see . . .let me know if any evilis still left inside of me. Take a real close look,for any sin yet hiddenany idols I hold ontokeeping me still smitten. Once You point them out,let me be finally… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: An Albatross

to GOD be the GLORY ~ An Albatross ~ By Deborah Ann Some say I am,an out-dated albatrossbecause I still clingto Jesus on the cross. They say I am,liberation’s hindrancebecause I believein Jesus’ saving grace. They say I am,progression’s impedimentbecause I havea Godly temperament. They say I am,an obstacle in the waybecause I followthe Life, Truth and Way. But, I… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Awake I Lay

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Awake I Lay ~ By Deborah Ann Sometimes in bed,I lay awake . . .and I think aboutall the heartbreak. The sorrow, the loss,of all who don’t believeand I pray that Jesusthey would receive. Sometimes in bed,I lay sleepless . . .and think aboutall the bleakness. The malice, the violence,of all who darkness sowand I… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Where Old Path’s Lead

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Where Old Path’s Lead ~ By Deborah Ann Lord, lead me to the old paths,the ones tried and true . . .so I may follow Your waysin all I set out to do. Let me not forget Thy grace,the election of my inheritancelet me not lose sight of Youdue to my prideful arrogance. Let me… (more…)

Today’s Poem: A Song of Deliverance

to GOD be the GLORY ~ A Song Of Deliverance ~ By Deborah Ann Everyone needs a song,of deliverance . . .everyone needs Jesusto make a difference. Everyone needs a victory,over the enemyeveryone needs a fortressthat is heavenly. Everyone needs a defense,a Rock to cling oneveryone needs Jesusto depend upon. Everyone needs a tower,they can run intoeveryone needs a trustthat they… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Fear’s Pitfall

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Fear’s Pitfall ~ By Deborah Ann When you’re feeling,anxious and fearfuland your thoughtsturn dreadful. Remember God’s might,will give you powerin those frightfulfearful hours. When you feel,you’ll lose controlbefore you leapinto that pitfall. Remember God’s love,is your perfect restraintso over your fearsyou may have constraint. When you feel,you’re going to lose itremember to call .… (more…)

Today’s Poem: The Faith To Trust

to GOD be the GLORY ~ The Faith To Trust ~ By Deborah Ann Thank you Godfor Your beloved Sonwho sheds His graceon each and everyone. Thank You Father,for mercy new each dayfor Your Wordlighting up our way. Thank You God,for hope everlastingfor opening our heartsto divine understanding. Thank You Father,for Your peace unceasingfor giving us the wisdomwe need for believing.… (more…)

Today’s Poem: God’s Forgiveness

to GOD be the GLORY ~ God’s Forgiveness ~ By Deborah Ann God’s forgiveness,is limitlessHis long-sufferingis timeless. It is non-stopple,it’s boundlessit is without bordersit’s endless. God’s forgiveness,is inexhaustibleHis love for usit’s incomprehensible. It is vast,it’s immeasurableit is immenseit’s perpetual. God’s forgiveness,is everlastingHis patience is beyondour understanding! ~~~~~~~ Luke 17:4 “And if he trespass against theeseven times in a day, and… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Old Things Gone

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Old Things Gone ~ By Deborah Ann Old things gone,no more desirefor worldly wealthto acquire. No more need,to seek greed outsatisfied nowto do without. Old things dead,no more pleasureworldly practicesno longer treasure. No more wants,indulgences filledto old thoughtsno longer thrilled. Old things gone,all things newself removed . . .Christ now in you! ~~~~~~~~~ 2 Corinthians… (more…)

Today’s Poem: It’s Hard To Love

to GOD be the GLORY ~ It’s Hard to Love ~ By Deborah Ann It’s hard to love people,who are always difficultit’s not easy to show grace . . .when you they insult. It’s hard to love people,who publicly hate youit’s not easy to be meek . . .to those who evil do. It’s hard to love people,who are openly ungodlyit’s… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: I Will Strengthen You

to GOD be the GLORY ~ I Will Strengthen You ~ By Deborah Ann I will strengthen thee,how simple this soundsbut, it can be so hardwhen our troubles abound. For, often we fail to take,a hold on God’s promiseperhaps because in us . . .there’s a little doubting Thomas. I will strengthen you,how easy this would beif our pride we’d let… (more…)

#throwbackpoem: Doing God’s Business

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Doing God’s Business ~ By Deborah Ann Each New Year,I’m given a fresh startthree-hundred sixty-five dayson me, God imparts. There’s no guarantee,I’ll live out each oneso I need to be sureI live them for His Son. Each day I must be willing,to do all I canto share salvation’s storywith all of man. Each second counts,in… (more…)

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