Nine Room House

Nine rooms encompass my heart
And each room is a separate part
My first room is a room of love
Which only comes from God above.

To be shared and passed on to others
To support and uphold my sisters and brothers
A love that only God can give
To strengthen the life we have to live.

Room two is a room filled with joy
Given freely for all to enjoy
It’s a fruit that’s filled with various pleasures
And passing it on stores up treasures.

The joy of the Lord is my strength
And it never ends in length
It goes on and on in all we do
From God through His Spirit from Him to you.

Room three is a room that’s filled with peace
Poured out from God that will not cease
It’s your heart in the right place
And it meets any obstacle we may face.

It gives a comfort only God can give
It carries us over just like a bridge
The peace of God is like a river
And it’s powerful when God is the giver.

Room four is the room that’s filled with goodness
Which we can be because of God’s holiness
Because the Spirit that lives in us
Also was the Spirit in Jesus

Goodness helps to spread a smile
It goes on mile after mile
It’s greater than a very close friend
It’s fruit God gives that will never end.

Room five is filled with self-control
A fruit that’s precious for our heart and soul
It gives us wisdom that we don’t see
It teaches that it’s not about me.

It teaches us to control our tongue
No matter if we’re old or young
It teaches us to curb all we see
Because not everything is good for you and me.

Room six is filled with a spirit of gentleness
It’s not weak but godly boldness
A gentle spirit can turn away wrath
And it keeps us moving along the right path.

Jesus was gentle from the moment of birth
And gentle throughout His walk on earth
He was gentle but a man of power
And in times of trouble He’s our strong tower

Room seven is filled with meekness
A humble spirit even in times of stress
Jesus was humble in every way
As He walked through life from day to day.

Meekness is not weakness as people think
It’s strong and powerful like a chain link
It’s always available whatever the need
It’s a treasured fruit on which to feed.

This room is the number eight
It is a room full of faith
Belief that God is in control
And God is constantly on patrol.

Faith is measured out to every soul
Exactly what we need to remain whole
It carries us through thick and thin
Faith is belief that in God we win.

Room nine is filled with long suffering
Patiently waiting for life’s changing
Not worried about incompetence or delay
You’re willing to wait come what may.

When you choose the line in the store
Think it could be a God given detour
Never hurry to be on your way
You many miss a chance to witness today.

These are the rooms within a heart
Now you see each room has a part
They make us how God wants us to be
Because He died to set us free.

Face in the Mirror

Have you ever looked in a mirror,
and what did you see?
Was it a reflection of your face,
what else could it be?

A mirror shows a dirty face,
or a messy head of hair.
But that’s not the only thing,
that’s in the mirror there.

If you look past the reflection you see,
it may really amaze you.
Because the God of love is there,
always, in everything we go through.

God wants us to know and see,
we’re the head and not the tail.
When we see God in all we do,
He will conquer when we see fail.

Stand at the mirror and close your eyes,
then tell me what you see.
You are now looking in the Spirit,
and that’s the reason you are free.

We need to look past ourselves,
and remember it’s God and us.
And from the us that people see,
people will see, In God we Trust.

Remember when you look in the mirror,
you do not just see your face.
But you see our loving Savior,
in all His mercy and grace.

Talking with a Friend

Tomorrow, by the time it gets here,
is no longer tomorrow, but today.
I can’t remember what’s happening now,
I just hope the past doesn’t go away.

The only thing I can recall,
is how things used to be.
I just don’t understand the changes,
I don’t fit in and that worries me.

But I found a friend who talks to me,
And we talk about the past and reminisce.
It is good and he understands,
about all the things I miss.

I love to talk about family,
for now, I remember all their names.
And when we have a family gathering,
I still remember how to play some games.

Cards are much more rusty,
I haven’t played in so long.
I’d be embarrassed to sit and play,
Everything would probably go wrong.

There is no magic pill to change a life,
and bring back all that is lost.
But if there was, I’d surely pay,
whatever might be the cost.

One day it will finally happen,
across the earth from land to land.
The final trumpet blast will sound,
and all who know Him will understand.

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow,
the fight for justice and liberty.
All will bow before the King,
for all eternity.

In the Box, Or Out!

Where would you like to be,
in the box or out?
God has given everyone the choice,
He will support you, no doubt.

Are you accustomed to change,
or does it fill you with fears?
You close the box tighter,
and plug up your ears.

You want the days all the same,
from sunrise to sunset.
You want no cares or worries,
and you don’t want to fret.

But is that all there is to life,
a box: four walls, ceiling, a floor?
Life needs to be expanded,
God meant it for so much more.

He wants us to stretch,
and reach for the stars.
Break through the walls,
and destroy the bars.

To be a person of influence,
a leader after God’s own heart.
Reach beyond worldly limits,
be a true man of God, set apart.

A box is not for confining a life,
but a box is for wrapping a present.
It could be a box from one to one,
or it could be something heaven-sent.

God wants only the best for His children,
He desires to pour blessing upon blessing.
God’s promises are Yea and Amen,
promises: never fail, no guessing.

And every one pertains to us,
as we walk life through.
And shows how much He cares,
and all that He will do.

God’s plans for us are great,
we can be what He wants us to be.
We are children of God,
descendants of His family tree.

Each and every one of us,
are given potential and talent.
God knows our life and plans,
wants us not to be absent.

So get out of the box,
destroy it so you can’t return.
Live your life out to the full,
trusting God always, and never turn.

God will never fail,
He’s proven it, time and time again.
He’ll carry us through each day,
from beginning to end.

Seek God and He will answer,
He promises you’ll never be alone.
He’s the foundation of your life,
He is life’s cornerstone.

Open the Door

May I be the messenger,
to change hopelessness to hope.
And serves for Jesus Christ,
who gives peace for us to cope.

His Word is power and strength,
He renews our lives each day.
When we speak it out loud,
we keep the enemy at bay.

He gives wisdom to all who ask,
and patience, if that’s the need.
He never leaves or forsakes us,
and His example will always lead.

He helps us to shine,
darkness diminished by His glorious Light.
And the more we walk with Him,
the more we shine so bright.

God doesn’t work from the outside in,
He works from the inside out.
He renews and refreshes our heart,
as we learn what He is about.

God has given us a free will,
so serving Him is our choice.
And all we need to do,
is ask Him with our voice.

It’s not a major climatic event,
it’s simple in what you do.
God’s love will never fail,
He is always faithful and true.

Jesus stands at the door and knocks,
surrender your heart and open the door.
Jesus will clean up your life,
with Him, you won’t need any more.

I am a Candle

To my wife, whom God gave the revelation.

Have you ever wondered about a candle,
besides the fact that it gives light?
Let’s examine each part closer,
it has more usage than just that night.

A candle is made of wax and wick,
yet when it burns, it’s so much more.
It changes into another substance,
it’s liquid at its core.

The liquid is a pliable heart,
one the Lord can work with.
As the wax continues to cool,
it becomes hard and stiff.

The wax when hard,
is like a stony heart.
It can be deformed and cold,
not accepting what God wants to impart.

The wick that’s used to burn the candle,
is the will of our soul.
It needs the fire of the Holy Spirit,
to make us complete and whole.

So the candle relates to our life in Christ,
each element an essential part.
We need the Holy Spirit’s constant flame,
to soften and subdue our heart.

So every time you look at a candle,
don’t just see the wax and wick.
See the liquid and the flame,
and all that’s there, in the candle stick.

Remember the Holy Spirit lives inside of us,
so keep His flame pure and bright.
Let it shine in power and love,
as we spread God’s glorious light.

His Death was Complete

There is something I’d like to tell you,
that you may not have thought about.
When Jesus came and died for us,
not a single soul was left out.

God, who knows the entire future,
forever, throughout all eternity.
Knows everyone that will come to Him,
yet still made a way for you and me.

Jesus asked three times,
if the cup could be taken.
But surrendered to the Father’s Will,
caused the world to be shaken.

Jesus was faithful to the very end,
He endured worse than we ever could.
Even the Father had turned away,
as He hung on that cross of wood.

Yet Jesus was the only One,
who could ever pay our debts.
God’s own spotless Lamb,
who suffered without regret.

What more could the Love of God,
have given as a sacrifice?
His One and Only spotless Son,
no other could have paid the price.

Now that Jesus has paved the way,
think hard about the choice.
Choose Jesus and Eternal Life,
call out to Him and life your voice.