Rev Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems & Prophecies

Archive for the tag “Faith”

I Give Up Lord

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Doing it my own way,
Mantra of our present day,
Surely hasn’t worked for me;
Messes up life; causes calamity.

Even from some church leaders mouths
Got advice that’s not always sound.
Steps 1 through 7 rarely work,
Feel good programs produce no fruit.

Went to seminars and classes galore
They help some, but I always want more.
None of it produces more love or power.
There’s something wrong; no Holy Ghost shower.

Then I read John chapter six.
The people wanted a “their way” fix.
Jesus said NO to religious effort by men.
Want miracles? Know, Believe, the One the Father sent.

Oh Wow! I give up, Lord!
Humbly I lean on Your Word.
Bowing down, receiving mercy.
Not my strength, but YOURS eternally!

That’s how love and power flows
Seeking Him and all He knows.
Resting in His arms by faith.
Doing life in amazing grace!


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My Resolution

My goal is no other than Him.
To know Him more my resolution.
Bathing always in the joys of Him.
His love solely my completion.

Searching out His heart and mind.
Overwhelmed with peace and wisdom.
In His Word daily treasures I find
Expressing Him; building His Kingdom.

He alone my source, my all in all;
No other thing or person more.
Relying on His Grace when I fall.
Expressing Faith, learning to soar.

Humble before Him; He is my Bread.
Healing, gentle, patient, kind
Helping others know Him my stead.
The fruit of His Spirit my daily wine.

Learning to walk in His power
With all my heart running the race.
Speaking for Him words of the hour.
Hearing His voice, seeing His face!

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Grateful to God!

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Grateful!
So very grateful.
Thanksgiving–
Joys of living.

Good times.
Hard times.
With me.
Always with me.

Grace!
His precious face.
Love.
Unconditional love.

Holds me.
Never fails me.
Holy sensation.
Appreciation.

My heart transformed.
Forever adored.
To Him give thanksgiving–
Get fullness of living!

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Thanksgiving to Him

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Family gathering
Dining with friends
Thanksgiving beckons
Luscious treats and breads.

Table adorned
Finest plates and linen
Fragrant pumpkin and nutmeg
Turkey roasting in the oven.

Smiles and laughter
Deep in conversation
An argument or two
Football on television.

But why do we gather?
Is it only tradition,
A day off of work,
What is the reason?

The goodness of God
All His provision
Bowed heads and blessing
He is the reason.

I Am…

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I’m sad today.
I am your Joy!
I’m tired today.
I am your Strength!

I’m scared today.
I am your Shield!
I’m sick today.
I am your Healer!

I’ve been slandered today.
I am your Defender!
I’ve failed today.
I am your Second Chance!

I’m lonely today.
I am closer than a brother!
I’m broke today.
I am your Provider!

I’m so worried today.
I am your Peace!
I’m grieving today.
I am your Comforter!

I’m very angry today.
I am your Counselor!
I’m homeless today.
I am your Shelter!

I’m abandoned today.
I am your Father!
I’ve lost everything.
I am your Everything!

There is no situation I cannot handle today.
No emotional problem is too hard for Me.
The issue is really what you always say.
Proclaim My promises and wonderful answers you will see!

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God’s Grace Alone

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Everyday I see more and more
My great need for God’s grace alone.
I need Him far above anything else.
He’s worth every sacrifice of self.

His Presence is everything there is.
We fool ourselves when we rely on our biz.
I’m setting aside my agenda for His plan.
All want is to rest in His loving Hand.

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Prayer Flight

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I love the quiet of the morning
And the late late hours of night.
A time with my God I am soaring.
He takes me in prayer to glorious height.

Moments I can see His Kingdom –
Expansive! Magnificent! So Bright!
Gentle touches out of heaven,
Healing my heart, enriching my sight.

No other can compare to Him.
He’s perfect, just, and right.
His beauty makes this world dim.
All around Him glowing light.

I want to fly in prayer all night
But, I am whisked away by sleep
Or, noises put up distracting fight
That shorten my joyous treat.

Still, I know next quiet time,
I have an appointment; kept with delight:
A prayer flight in glory sublime
With my Father God I will unite.

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Smiling up at God

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Eternity unfolded..
Shock! Awe! Overwhelmed. Fright.
Majestic waves – Golden.
Brilliant splashing Light.

No bottom.
No top.
No end.
No beginning.

Forever rushed by.
Peace flowed; steady River.
Wondered, “Where am I?”
Then I saw the Giver.

Holy!
Glorious!
Purity!
Loveliness!

Collapsed before Him —
My heart stopped beating.
Love’s touch. Life rushed in!
Breath of God – Healing.

Embraced!
Joy!
Tears!
Mercy, no fear!

Not sure from where,
Loud noise sounded.
Suddenly felt my chair.
Sat there — simply astounded.

Garden breeze.
Sunshine.
Home.
Smiling up at God.

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Fly!

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FLY!
Higher!
Go Higher!
Fly!

Wind.
Soar.
Strong Wind!
Soar Higher!

Fear?
Why?
Let Go!
Fly!

Peace.
Way up High,
Soaring.
Quiet Sky.

Free!
Love Divine.
Holy!
Soaring High.

Joy!
Only YOU!
Flying so High,
My God and I.

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Lovely

The glorious scenery of Milford Sound

Lovely…
No, lovelier than that.
Roses, or…
Maybe, delicate lace?

Lavender.
Sweet fragrance.
Sparkling dew upon the grass.
Butterfly.

Cloud wisps;
Perfect white.
No. Lovelier!
Perhaps clear blue sky.

Intricate snowflakes;
A blanket of frosty ice.
Lovelier than even that.
Pristine lake?

Sunset, sunrise.
Close…
Majestic mountains.
Hills emerald green.

Clear eyes of a child;
The smile of a babe.
Closer…
But, not that.

Hard to describe the thought of God.
Holy purity.
His beauty and majesty.
His grace toward me.

His goodness.
His face.
His touch…
Lovely!

copyright 2013 Cheryl S. Birch

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