Rev Cheryl Birch

Thoughts, Meditations of the Heart, Poems & Prophecies

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Longing in my soul

god-shaped-hole

I hunger for something solid
A touch that soothes my soul
Genuine Presence of God
That fills up this “heart-hole”

Sure, I have salvation
My Savior is Everything
Yes, I have Spirit revelation
Joy of Him makes me sing

Still, there must be more than this
From a God so mighty and strong
He’s loving and kind; I’m His
Yet my soul yearns all day long

Give me more sense of You
Show me Your perfect ways
Pour out sovereignly; Do!
Lest I faint in these desolate days

For nothing else satisfies
This hunger for “more You” I feel
My longing constantly intensifies
Please show me daily You are real!

Copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch

photo found on http://www.tworiversblog.com

Joy is His Game

Treeinlightandgloom

Been feeling down for days
Self pity thick and black
Sadness creeping by says
All you’ll ever have is lack

But in me dwells a Champion
Jesus is His name
I’m asking a second opinion
Found that JOY is His game

No matter life’s circumstance
There’s Hope found in Christ
Who I am is not happenstance
My future is strong and Bright!

copyrighted 2016 Cheryl S Birch
All rights reserved

He Smiled

starshower

Brilliant path glowing white
Lined with purple flowers
Stunning contrast with the night
The stars were like showers

Is this a dream? I thought
What place am I?
A hand appeared and waved about
Bidding me come nigh Read more…

Resurrection!

Empty Tomb

Entombed
All seems doomed
Weeping; fright
Everything night

Sunrise Breathtaking
Suddenly earth shaking
Golden array
Stone rolls away

Darkness shattered
Evil scattered
One Man
Steps out of death

Heaven applauds
New life dawns
Eternal bliss
Now ours; His gift!

copyrighted 2015 Cheryl S Birch
May be shared with copyright notice

photo found on loristanleyroeleveld.blogspot.com

Heart’s Cry

kneeling_in_prayer

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
All rights reserved

Photo from:
http://epitemnein-epitomic.blogspot.com/

Reaching Out

unity_hands

He’s the Son
Radiant One
His Light in me
Love like the sea

Expanding my heart
Tearing fear apart
Setting me free
To love like He

Trusting His lead
From my knees
Learning humility
That pride is futility

Embracing peace
Praying divisions cease
Reaching out
Despite all doubt

I may be scorned
Or, even ignored
But, unity must be;
It’s THE key!

Do you really love Him?
Know prejudice is sin!
God created many colors
All my sisters and brothers

Start with a smile
Talk for awhile
Read more…

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!

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Mary’s Joy

christmas-nativity-painting

A Light
So bright!
Touched earth
Golden worth

Just a babe
Laying in hay
Destiny profound
Angels all around

Shepherd’s astounded
Goodwill abounded
Peace reigned
Holiness gained

Mary’s joy
Precious boy
Magi’s gifts
Gold, myrrh, frankincense

Born to save
His all He gave
Changed the world
Love unfurled

This night glorious
Honors His righteousness
Rejoicing we celebrate
He opened Heaven’s gate!

A Christmas poem
copyrighted 2014 Cheryl S Birch
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No Matter

Today as I prayed this poem flooded my heart:

Jesuswalkwater

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

the-sun-in-the-sky

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
all rights reserved

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