Standing Amazed

A Little Boy Stood Watching

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A little boy stood watching,

As they took his daddy away.

What would happen to him?

Where was he going to stay?

Life was not always good,

Inside the doors of his home.

But at least it was a place to stay,

Where he didn’t feel all alone.


He looked so small in stature,

But he had just turned eight.

He could get his own breakfast,

But now he’d have to wait.

He was waiting for the bus,

But the police came instead.

They had his dad in cuffs,

And placed a bandage on his head.


Life had not been the same,

When drugs entered his house.

He learned to go to his room,

And stay quiet as a mouse.

Things had gotten real ugly,

When he awoke that day.

His dad had been yelling,

And there was no place else to stay.


His mommy had been crying,

But now she lay very still.

The silence of this bad morning,

Now gave the little boy a chill.

Then suddenly he felt warmth.

It was from the policeman’s hand.

He had found a source of strength,

In this cold and vicious land.


The officer knelt down,

And said, “Do not fear”.

We will take good care of you,

And the policeman shed a tear.

He had a little boy at home,

Who had just turned eight.

He gave him a kiss when he left,

As his son waved from the gate.


The officer offered a prayer,

To his Father up above,

“Give this little child strength,

And shower him with Your love.”

He thanked God for this child,

And for a new life to begin.

He had vowed to watch over this child,

And to tell Him about God and heaven.


The little boy stood watching,

As the police car pulled away,

But somehow he felt comfort.

He had found a friend that day.

TRW 3-17-18


Galatians 6:2 –

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Matthew 25:35 –

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:


This paints a heartbreaking scene, but it happens too many times in this great country. It affects big cities and small villages alike. I was told of such a scene and I don’t know what went on, but I do know that we have a drug problem in our little town. We must pray, as a nation, for the children that are torn and lost due to the drug use in our streets and in the homes. We can help the children by intercessory prayer. Pray every day so that no child will have to know of such a scene as this.


I See the Rising Sun

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I see the rising sun,

As it brightens a brand new day.

It lightens my heart and soul.

It causes me to stop and pray.

I thank God for the blessings.

I thank Him for my life.

He is covering my storms.

He is lessening my strife.


Troubles I will have some,

As Satan tries to kill and destroy.

I can have a better life with my Savior,

I will not be the devil’s toy.

I will reject all that is evil,

I will bask in God’s love instead.

He will cover me with His cloak,

And place a crown upon my head.


It is His crown of glory,

That Jesus will share with me.

He came, He gave, He conquered.

His sacrifice has set my soul free.

I cannot be held by Satan.

I can rise above temptation and sin.

I have a Shepherd who watches over me,

Who will help my soul to win.


With Him I have the power,

To face each day ahead.

I will marvel at His love,

And keep Him with me instead.

With Him I have the power.

With Him I can feel some love.

I have been forgiven by the Father,

Through His Son who lives above.


I will be with Him someday,

As He is preparing a place for me.

I can look forward to this new day,

And the promise of my eternity.

TRW 3-18-18


Psalms 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

When the sun arises in the sky, it gives us a calm feeling. It is a miracle that the sun can come up and go down in God’s perfect order. God has an order for our lives as well and we are the miracle that He made. He has His eyes on us, for each of us, are special to Him. He will not force Himself on us, but is always available. We have to call upon His name and we can use the power of Jesus to chase Satan away from our minds and our souls. We can demand that Satan leave “in Jesus Holy Name”. Satan has no right to our souls, but when we weaken, we lose track of the real battle that is going on. What seems like depression to us, is really just a tool of Satan, to try to get us to feel all alone. That is what an abuser does. He tries to separate us from any form of safety or any feeling of love. If he can separate us from the herd, he will take advantage and try to destroy us. Call out to the Shepherd when you feel all alone. He will protect you from the snares of the devil. You are very special to God and He will provide you with all the help you need.

Trust Him in the Wait

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Pray to God for favor,

And then sit back and wait.

Go to God expecting that His mercy,

Will flow from heaven’s gate.


God is smiling at you because,

You believe that the scriptures are true.

Believe in His great abundance,

Knowing how much that He loves you.


He wants you to ask Him,

For His mercy and His love.

He wants you to depend on Him,

From His throne up above.


Faith is based on knowing God,

And trusting in His book.

Do not lose your faith,

But take another look.


Read the Holy Bible.

Let it speak from His throne.

Know that He is with you,

And you will never be alone.


His plans for you are good.

Sorrow comes from Satan below.

Satan plants seeds of doubt,

And enjoys watching your faith go.


Keep faith in the center,

Of every day that you live.

Know that He loves you,

And is willing to forgive.


TRW 3-13-18

Isaiah 30:18


And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.


To wait upon the Lord, means to be expecting something good. It is expecting an answer to your prayers. God loves that we are willing to wait and still believe that He is working on the problem. It may not be the answer that you thought was best, but He knows what is best for you. What you asked for, may not be good for your soul. Your plans may lead you away from God. When He seems to be dragging His feet, you must be determined that He will work through your problem and do what He KNOWS is best for you. You may think that winning a million dollars would take care of all your problems, but God might be looking to your future of arrogance and in self gratitude, that might cause your ruin. Be still and wait upon the Lord. Trust that He has heard your pleas, and that He will give you what is best for you.

Every Day with Jesus


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Every day with Jesus,

Surrounded by His love,

Every day we can connect to,

Our Father up above.


Every morning we are covered,

By God’s amazing grace.

He will fill every minute.

He will cover every space.


There will be no void in life.

You can have His wonderful peace.

You will have His Spirit in you.

He will give your soul release.


He will release you from your sins.

He will offer you a new life.

He can erase all your fears.

He will relieve your daily strife.


His Word is always true.

He will never tell you a lie.

He will cause your heart to smile.

He will never make you cry.


He will pick you up when you fall.

He will gather you in His arms.

You will be forever safe,

Never more to see any harm.


He will take you home someday.

He has been preparing a place,

Where you can see total love,

And see Him face to face.


TRW 3-11-18

  • Timothy 1:7-10

7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:


If we know Jesus, we have nothing to fear and have everything to look forward to. There is peace and comfort just knowing that God is with us during our good times and in our bad times. He will walk with us through every battle that we face here on earth. There is such comfort in seeing God as our loving Father, who can make all things good. We have a promise of eternity with Him and that is a reason to rejoice and feel content during the waiting.

A Servant’s Heart

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Jesus let go of His position,

Putting a servant’s towel on His side.

He showed us how to serve others.

Forgetting about any source of pride.


He gave us gifts of knowledge,

But does not put us above others.

He wants us to share those talents,

With our sisters and brothers.


A relationship must have two sides.

One must give and one must take.

The gifts of gracious acceptance,

Is never a mistake.


Giving back is also important.

It will please the person’s soul.

A give and take relationship,

Will make that friendship whole.


There is a time to talk and to listen.

You need to open our heart.

Having a willingness to give,

Will give you the right start.


You ask God for things every day,

But when do you offer anything back?

Ask Him what He wants of you,

And then you will not feel lack.


You should be willing to serve Him.

He gave His all for you.

He will not ask too much,

And He will help you follow through.


TRW 3-09-18

John 13 :4


He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.


Hebrews 13:17-18

17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.


One of the lowest things, that a servant had to do, was to bow to his master’s feet and wash them. It was an action that took humility. Jesus wants us to be humble and willing to serve each other, regardless of what position we hold in life. Jesus was the Messiah and showed His disciples that they may need to take off their “outer garment” (the garment that shows your position in life) and place the servant’s towel at your waist to show your willingness to serve others. Great leaders are willing to help others. They do not walk around with an arrogant attitude, but will do whatever it takes to get the task, at hand, done. Even Jesus had to depend on His disciples to finish getting the job done, after His death and resurrection. We are all His disciples and have a job yet to do, even if we do not feel equipped to do it. He said He would send us the Comforter. We have His Spirit in us to get the job done. We are not alone in our assignment. He will lead us and open up opportunities to serve. Take off your garment of pride and be open to positions of service. All positions on earth, can lead to positions of service, especially if you realize that the job that you hold, will lead you to others that may be struggling in life.

Receiving Grace by Faith

Receiving Grace by Faith

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A person cannot see God’s grace,

Without the faith to receive it.

The results may take time,

So this is no time to quit.


God’s grace is real today,

But we must believe every minute.

Faith will lead to the revelation,

That your life has God in it.


Doubting is from Satan.

He does not want you to believe.

His goal is to block God’s grace.

Satan’s work is to deceive.


Satan says there is no God,

And there’s no such thing as grace.

He would have your turn away,

From Jesus Holy Face.


Without faith, grace is hidden,

You cannot receive God’s gift.

God wants to heal your heart,

And give your soul a lift.


He wants to give you hope.

He wants to heal your life.

His plans for you are good,

And are not for misery and strife.


God gave every man a measure,

Of faith from heaven above.

You are the recipient of God’s grace,

And the object of God’s love.


TRW 3-08-18

Philippians 3:13-14


13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 


Many people who live on this earth attain wealth and prosperity on their own without any recognition of how they got where they did. They become their own god. They think there is nothing they can’t do, if they work hard at it. They may have things on this earth, but have no assurance of an eternity in heaven. This life is just a fleeting moment compared to eternity. This life has so little importance if it is based around having “things”.  A person who is on their deathbed, will not reach out for those things, but is holding onto life itself. Life becomes “all important”. For a Christian, on their deathbed, the focus is on their future life with Jesus. All of the things here on earth are of little importance. They will be concerned about their family, but also have the faith that they will be re-united in heaven. People of faith can recognize, that all that is good, comes from God’s grace. Without faith in God, a person cannot recognize the grace that He offers us every single moment of our life.

Willful Creatures

 Willful Creatures

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We are all willful creatures,

But we focus so much on us.

We think we are all that matters,

And we carry on and make a fuss.

We forget about our purpose,

And why we were created.

Reach for the truth of God.

Look at what the Bible stated


It takes courage to follow Him.

We may need to deny things here.

Not all things are beneficial to us,

So hold onto the One who is dear.

Believe what He did for us,

Believe He is with us each day.

We need to act as Jesus did,

And honor Him and obey.


Seek what is of God.

Spread His love to mankind.

Looking up to our Savior,

And not walking around blind.

We must open our hearts to Him.

Stop feeding our fleshly desire.

Satan  will tempt you each day.

He is the thief and liar.


Satan walks in corruption.

He drags us into a mess.

Don’t follow the flesh.

But go to God and confess.

Tell God of your love,

And open your heart to Him.

He will shower you with blessings,

And help you avoid the stench of sin.

TRW 3-06-18

Mark 8:34-36


34  And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.


It is easier to give into the lies of the devil than it is to follow God. If we think about that, we think of how foolish we must be. Why would we follow evil? Surely it should not be fun to do that! I think when Jesus said to take up His cross and follow Him, indicates that a Christian life is not easy. It takes discipline. We have been given free will with a choice of a good life or a bad life. It is like a weight lifter or body builder; the more you exercise, the better you feel and the healthier you get. The more we practice the Word of Jesus, the easier it is to take the right path and to enjoy a good life with the peace of Christ flowing over us.

The Finish Line

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The Finish Line



To start something is easy.

To finish it may be tough.

It is easy to say yes to Jesus,

But the journey may be rough.


You have to give up some things,

But you have so much more to gain.

You will be fought along the way.

The excitement may be hard to sustain.


When you first say yes to Jesus,

You will feel special and good.

But the longer your walk goes,

It is harder to do as you should.


If you stay in His presence long enough,

You will recognize God’s amazing grace.

You will see things more clearly,

As He enters into your space.


You will recognize that He is with you,

In all that you say and do.

His love is not temporary.

Remember, His Spirit is here with you.


There is no reason for a hole,

Or any vacancy in your heart.

Getting to the finish line,

Always takes a brand new start.


Each day is a renewal,

Of the love that you have for Him.

He will lead you to the finish.

His Spirit will help you to win.


TRW 3-05-18

  • Corinthians 9:24-26


24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they [do it] to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:


Commitment toward any goal is necessary to reach the finish line. To say Yes to Jesus takes just a moment in time, but to walk through life with that same commitment takes energy and purpose. A person, who wants to live in the fullness of God’s grace, needs to seek Him every day and in all that you do.

To make it through trials, you needs to know Who you need first, so that you don’t go through the times of learning the hard way. Trial and error are not part of a relationship with God. There is no error in God. He wants us to seek Him on this journey in life. Heaven is our finish line and we need to keep our eyes on the goal. If we lose sight of our goal, we can go in a direction that will lead to heartache and trouble. Some people never get back in the race, because they step away from God and give up on the race. Always stay in training by talking to the One who will open the right way, lest you get lost.

His Spirit in You

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His Spirit in You

Walk by the Spirit of God,

And you won’t be walking for you.

You will be doing His will,

Because it is He Who carries through.

He is part of the triune God,

Who enters your body and mind.

He will give you a spirit,

That is gentle, loving, and kind.

It is the Spirit of God,

Who will guide you every day.

He will keep you on the right path,

And will open the right way.

He enables you to avoid sin,

He reminds you what is wrong.

He stays within your conscious,

And fills your heart with song.

You cannot do things by yourselves,

You need the strength of God.

You need to depend on the Spirit,

As on this earth you trod.

He will deliver you from the enemy.

If you just listen to His voice.

He is always within you to help,

But what you do is your choice.

You can walk by the Spirit,

If you talk to Him each day,

But you must listen to His voice,

And watch for His way.

He will guide and direct you.

He will answer all your needs.

He will give you strong inclinations,

To complete the prompted deed.

Following the Holy Spirit,

Will give you peace from above.

He will equip you with all you need,

To be a vessel for God’s love.

TRW 3-04-18

John 14:26-27

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.


Galatians 5:16-17

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.


Before Jesus died on the cross, he told His followers that He would leave with them His Holy Spirit to guide and help us to stay focused on God and not on our own desires. It is easy to just seek to satisfy our desires in life. We want to buy this or buy that. We want to go here or there. We want to do things our way to benefit us. We are truly just a vessel on this earth. We can be a vessel of good or we can be a vessel of corruption. .What we do can affect another person on this earth. Our true home is heaven, so we must stay focused on the prize of heaven instead of for earthly stuff. God does want us to enjoy things of this world too, because He created it all, but Satan can disguise things to look good, so that we desire things that are not good for us. We must use the Holy Spirit, who in us, to sort through the choices presented to us every day. A good way to sort through things is by asking two questions. #1 What would Jesus do?  #2 How will my actions bring glory to God?

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