Unlock Your Hotel

Your heart is more than an organ,
it is a place of residence.
If you want it to be strong,
you must ask for repentance.

Your heart has many chambers,
like the rooms of a hotel.
Every room needs a cleaning,
and to replace the sin as well.

You don’t actually clean the rooms,
our job is to seek and ask.
The Holy Spirit is fully able,
to clean and complete the task.

When Jesus comes in to fill our heart,
every bit of sin must go.
Jesus Christ is a Holy God,
so you know it must be so.

So as He cleans, room by room,
we give up our sinful traits.
We cleanse our heart and mind,
and now look forward to heaven’s pearly gates.

As each room is being cleaned,
our nature still causes us to sin.
But on that day of final judgement,
you entered the race and ran to win.

Once the room is finally cleaned,
it is time for your decision.
You can change the name of the room,
and make it a Room of Vision.

Next, another room is cleaned,
opened and wiped of judgement.
A new name is again applied,
and is now the Room of Achievement.

Third room cleaned,
was truly a mess.
No longer so,
now the Room of Success.

With God doing the work in our hotel,
and living in residence.
We now change another room,
to the Room of Excellence.

The work is far from finished,
but it must be done room by room.
Continue to surrender your heart each day,
and let God control the broom.

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The Christian at Midlife

This poem was originally composed on November 9, 1985.

We reach a point in life,
when it is time to turn and look.
What does the future hold?
The past is a closed book.

We try to face each new day,
and find our answer for life.
Why Lord, am I where I am,
in all of midlife’s strife?

I thought I knew all the answers,
knew exactly which way to go.
I find my life in turmoil,
dreams and demands tossing to and fro.

Life seems so unfair,
when I’ve tried so hard to succeed.
But Lord, I forgot in my stop at Calvary,
to take the time to bleed.

I’d tried to find someone to care,
to see and really understand.
I expect an instant life of success,
by putting my life in your hand.

I’ve become so disappointed,
I’m ready to walk away.
But still, a little voice reminds me,
“Your time is not today.”

I know in man I can not trust,
Lord, dear Lord, please draw me near.
I’ve tried this life in my own way,
Lord. it has become a life of fear.

I’ve finally realized you love me so,
of this I do not doubt.
Lord, dear Lord, I ask you please,
help me work this crisis out.

Lord, as I lift my hands in praise,
reach to me from heaven above.
Pick me up and cradle me,
in Thy tender and precious love.

Another day has come to dawn,
rejoice and be glad in it.
In God’s scheme of life,
He’s got a place for us to fit.

Even in our darkest hour,
or the gloom of night.
We’re held within his tender Hands,
and given a perfect light.

So, even when the day starts wrong,
and Satan starts assail.
Remember in Whose Hands we are,
His promises never fail.

Remember the victories already won,
we have no cause to doubt.
We stand upon the solid rock,
Jesus will work it out.

It’s Not About Me

Born into this world,
of turmoil & strife.
Not knowing,
wrong from right.

Learning by example,
of all that I see.
What really matters,
just seems to be me.

All I’ve been taught,
in school and out.
Point to one thing,
I am what it is about.

So now I’m ready,
to go out on my quest.
To fulfill my desires,
make my life the best.

Whatever it takes,
I’m ready to do.
My concern about me,
not about you.

As I begin the climb,
the ladder is steep.
If I miss a rung,
the floor will be deep.

The higher I climb,
the tougher it gets.
The pressure is greater,
and so are the depths.

Forge on I must,
for I’ve made a pledge.
But everything is pulling me,
over the edge.

I am ever so close,
I can see the top.
Stop pushing and shoving,
everybody stop!

It is empty and bare,
there is nothing here.
Lonely and dark,
with deathly fear.

Give me a moment,
to reflect and look back.
To see if by chance,
I am on the wrong track.

When I first started,
I asked the way.
Only two choices,
I remember the day.

Track one read,
“It’s all about me.”
Track two read,
“It’s not about me.”

I’ve made a mistake,
got on the wrong train.
Thought I knew it all,
the world to gain.

I’m often alone,
now the end is near.
Nowhere to turn,
to remove the fear.

I hear someone calling,
“Last call for track two!”
I’m here, I’m here,
but what must I do?

Surrender your life,
accept Jesus the Son.
And board the train,
be on the right one.

Choose early and right,
make Jesus your Lord.
Then you’ll be ready,
“Last call, all aboard!”

Faith Is Alive

God’s not dead,
He’s on His throne.
He’s in control,
time’s His Own.

The world seems dark and scary,
and all hope seems lost.
But if you consider,
God has counted cost.

He gave His one and only Son,
as a ransom for all who choose.
And only God can guarantee,
He will never lose.

His plan for this world is perfect,
it’s His from beginning to end.
The road is straight and narrow,
it never has a bend.

God can turn for good,
something that is the worst.
Just as He takes the last,
and makes the last first.

God the Father and God the Son,
God the Holy Ghost.
The Three in One- the Trinity,
praised by the Heavenly Host.

God listens to every word,
that we ever utter.
And knows what’s best for us,
for every sister and brother.

When we come to God in prayer,
He knows our very voice.
He knows our wants from our needs,
and if we have made the Choice.

God still listens when we ask,
because God is always love.
God is no respecter of persons,
He still rains Mercy from Above.

When we accept Jesus Christ,
to love and to serve.
God opens the windows of Heaven,
and holds nothing in reserve.

It gives God joy in His Heart,
to give blessings to His children.
And the blessings continue on,
generation to generation.

God Knows Best

God is never early,
and, of course, never late.
He never forgets His love for us,
have faith while you wait.

God is more than able,
to meet every task.
His love knows best,
in everything we ask.

We need to remember,
only God is perfect.
Man still is flawed,
he has a sin defect.

Love, they say, will conquer all,
and I’m sure it’s true.
For God and His love,
died for me and you.

Sometimes we come to God,
and request our wants from life.
In ourselves we figure,
it will make our future bright.

But God in His infinite wisdom,
always knows what is best for us.
When we think God is late,
His protection & love are always a plus.

Just like God always hears us,
and reminds us He is always there.
The times He carries & sustains us,
when we know we cannot bear.

But God has given us a truth,
which is found in James 5:16.
It’s powerful and possible,
a strong tower on which to lean.

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man,
gives us access to the Throne Room of Grace.
That very access will one day let us,
stand in God’s presence, face to Face.

Because of the Blood of Jesus Christ,
righteousness is ours through forgiveness.
God knows the plan from the start,
His love provides peace, joy, & happiness.

So raise your hands an worship God,
only He is in complete control.
Soon, and very soon,
we will walk on streets of gold.

Your Word

“I hear your thoughts,
as though you speak.
And cherish the time,
when We meet.

“You’re precious to Me,
in faith and prayer.
And have a heart,
that is full of care.

“I know your thoughts,
I read your heart.
I embrace you as children,
because you do your part.

“Keep seeking and asking,
because I’m here.
I’m in control,
have no fear.

“The answers are coming,
they’re on the way.
Be of good cheer,
and look for the day.

“Faithful to answer,
I’m never early & never late.
Be steadfast and faithful,
it’s worth the wait.

“I love and embrace you,
I’ll honor you by My spirit.
Continue to seek My face,
and in the Spirit, you will see it.”

Daybreak

From break of day ’til dark of night,
Jesus Christ the Truth & Light.
When all seems bleak in our darkest hour,
He’s the beacon’s light atop the tower.

Don’t give up and don’t despair,
the Lord is faithful, He’s always there.
He knows our needs before we ask,
big or small, whatever the task.

It’s time to get up and begin a new day,
so down on your knees and begin to pray.
So put your faith and trust in Him,
and face any battle: we’ll surely win.