Rev Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems & Prophecies

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Lacy Autumn Shadows

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Tall stand of gold
Shorter clump of burgundy
Burst of orange, bright and bold
Surrounds an old dead tree

Its branches barren
Still reaching for the sky
Beaten, weathered, worn
Trunk blackened, gray and dry

Encompassed by such beauty
A lavish Autumn color-fest
Standing guard its apparent duty
Starkness its stunning crest

The explosion of Fall hues
Overwhelms the forest soldier
Wind strong, creeks its bows
Branch crashes just past my shoulder

Leaves rustle and swirl at my feet
A dance of yellow and brown
Sun peeks out warming my seat
On the bench below its crown

There I find a place of rest
In the lacy shadows of that tree
Talking to my Lord God of Grace
I’m safe, calm, loved and free!

Copyright 2017 Cheryl S Birch – Photo by Author

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Heaven’s Words

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Wisdom
Pure untainted
Trust
Faith undaunted

Knowledge
Revelation divine
Hope
Answers mine

Joy
Inner strength
Love
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Heart’s Cry

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My heart’s cry…

Am I bringing You glory;
What kind of ambassador am I?
Am I telling Your story,
Or, lifting myself up high?

Because I’m filled with Your Spirit
We are united; we’re One.
How can flesh merit
Such favor, grace and love?

How I long to be a sanctuary
That fully reflects You!
Your temple filled with glory;
None of me; all of You.

My soul bought with a price –
Really, I’m that valuable?
For me You gave Your life;
You saw something salvageable.

Oh, the honor to give You honor!
Help me be free of futility –
Walking daily as your daughter,
Always with humility.

Copyrighted Cheryl S Birch
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Be thankful

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In prayer I heard this poem…

Be thankful, My child
To Me you’re beautiful
Let’s talk for awhile
Your life is plentiful

Lift up praises
Let gratitude overflow
I’ve given Graces
Rejoice, don’t feel low

Effusively worship
Thanksgiving burst forth
Dance in My Courtship
Receive My comfort

Stop the complaining
How blessed you are!
Look, stop searching
I’m here; not far!

All you need
Deepest desires
Are found in Me
My love’s fires

Be thankful
Take time
Grateful, be grateful
You’re Mine; all Mine!

copyrighted 2015 Cheryl S Birch – All rights reserved

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Pink!

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It’s a beautiful rose
Color of a kitten’s nose
Precious lips of a babe
Tingling skin after a shave

Big wad of bubble gum
cheeks after too much sun
Glitter on fingernails
Pretty lacy curtain veils

Sky radiant at sunset
Piping on a bassinet
Flamingo on one leg standing
Happy puppy tongue panting

Fuzzy wuzzy circus bear
Cotton candy at a fair
Newly born piglet
Watermelon at a picnic

Little girl hair bows
Tulips planted all in rows
Warm glow of Mom’s cheeks
Soft words that she speaks

Dad’s strong yet gentle hug
Jesus’ heart full of love
Prayers going up to heaven
Knowing that I’m forgiven

Falling in a hammock of grace
This is the blessing place!

Copyrighted 2015 Cheryl S Birch
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No Matter

Today as I prayed this poem flooded my heart:

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Feeling great?
Jesus celebrates with you!
Feeling bad?
Jesus encourages you!

In the midst of hard times?
Jesus makes a way for you!
Sickness got you down?
Jesus has healing for you!

Nervous and upset?
Jesus has peace for you!
Worried and afraid?
Jesus is a shield for you!

Made bad choices?
Jesus forgives you!
Don’t know what to do?
Jesus has wisdom for you!

Walking in the shadow of death?
Jesus has eternal life for you!
Grieving over loss?
Jesus comforts you!

Feel like your sinking?
Jesus grabs a hold of you!
Sadness at your gate?
Jesus has joy for you!

No matter the need
Jesus provides for you!
No matter who you are,
Jesus loves and died for you!

copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
all rights reserved

None Other

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For me there is none other
He’s closer, closer than a brother.
A man who’s brave and strong
His heart is filled with song.

Love is His middle name.
Knowing Him creates transforming change.
He is my burden bearer,
My closest friend and confessor.

Kindness and selflessness,
Amazing grace and gentleness
Are His gifts to me.
I adore Him; He adores me.

We dance together on a crystal sea.
In His arms I want to be.
He sets my heart afire.
His words are my desire.

His appearance like the blazing sun.
His enemies see Him and run.
But, to me He gives kisses of bliss,
Fills my soul with righteousness.

I wear His coat of many colors;
A rainbow coat like no others.
Mine is the promised covenant
And power bestowed on His remnant.

No one can take His place.
All I want is to see His face!
Jesus, Messiah, My Savior, My God
Ruling the world with a loving rod.

I’ll serve You , Jesus, all of my days,
Learning to walk in your gracious ways,
Being your touch and voice in the earth
Sharing Your story; Your magnificent worth.

Copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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Mercy’s Waters

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How blessed I am
Despite all circumstance,
Father God loves me intensely.
I am not here by happenstance!

Gratitude overwhelms my heart.
I have the Light which is Life.
Goodness and joy follow me.
Peace guards my mind; vanquishes strife.

Nothing of this world is my home.
I have heavenly manna to eat.
Blessings pour out to me daily.
He’s a bright lamp; guide to my feet.

My dwelling is around His throne
Praising Him with the Angels.
His Presence overwhelms the earth
Cares of this world fall like veils.

Love, such love ever bounding
It’s all that really matters.
Knowing Him is simply astounding,
His Grace and Mercy’s refreshing waters!

copyright 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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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!


Copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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Selfless Place

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How do I get out of my own way?
God has promised me so much.
I believe everything He has to say.
Yet, His amazing power I have yet to touch.

Salvation, healing, and deliverance flow.
My faith is high and His mercy is sure.
Still, there is a place that I long to go
Where I’ve stepped aside and His Presence is pure.

Take me, O Lord, to that selfless place.
Whatever it takes, I want to get there.
Total reliance on your love and grace
So that people know You’re alive and care!

copyrighted 2013 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

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