Yesterday’s Fool

Yesterday’s fool is hard to see.
It is hard to believe that fool was me.

Yesterday’s fool left quite a mess.
I muddle through it in slow progress.

Yesterday’s fool only knew God’s name.
But didn’t know the fullness of His wisdom to gain.

Yesterday’s fool gets me down right pissed.
Thinking of the knowledge I somehow missed.

But yesterday’s fool and her foolish game
Led me to the One that knows me by name.

Though yesterday’s foolish actions still linger
In consequences that tend to point a finger…

I rest assured in the One who redeems.
He redeemed that fool and also her actions, it seems.

So, goodbye fool of the yesterdays.
Goodbye to all of your foolish ways.

Yesterday’s fool may have left mountains behind.
My Redeemer says they will crumble in time.

I have called upon His name to cast them to the sea.
And He can do for you what He has done for me.

Your foolish ways you can survive.
Run to Him. Run to Him and thrive!

Then offer forgiveness to yesterday’s fool.
Letting the enemy know you are no longer his tool.

Leave behind regret that will only cause stall.
Lean into the Lord, and hear His call.

It’s ok

If your words have come against me and cut me like a sword.

It’s ok. I forgive you.
My heart is hidden in the Lord.

If your actions have slammed against me and your grace I couldn’t afford.

It’s ok. That, too, did pass.
My heart is strengthened in the Lord.

If I loved you and you left me to sing another’s solemn chord.

It’s ok. I wish you well.
My heart is taken by the Lord.

If I witness and you won’t hear me and appear completely bored.

It’s ok. A seed was planted.
My heart is speaking for the Lord.

A Snake’s Purpose

A Snake’s Purpose
Monica Joslin

“Snakes have their purpose even if you are afraid.”
That is what my game warden father used to say.
It reminds me of the snake that slithered its way to Eve.
That snake had a purpose and Eve was not naive.
God was clear on His command for that fruit filled tree.
Eve knew the price but chose the the lie “to be free”
Enslaving the free remains the pupose of that snake.
Breaking chains is Jesus’ purpose; your choice to make.
You can overcome a snake’s purpose even if you are afraid.
You are more than a conqueror; that is the way you are made.
So, stand with your Father and let Him guide you through the end of time.
Always proclaiming what your Father is saying:
“A snake has its purpose BUT I have Mine.”

Mate to my soul

I could go for a drink
Or maybe just a toke
Naw, I cant even sip it
And I hate the smell of smoke
Those temporary fixes
Yeah, they used to bring me ’round
But they stay way far from me
Since You set me on solid ground
The storm still rages
And that pain still lingers
But now I hit my knees
I interlace my fingers
My life isnt perfect
The hurt still comes
But I couldnt even breath
Until You gave me lungs
I couldnt cry out
Til You uncovered my sin
I was never truly born
Until I let You in
You heal every wound
You bless every scar
My heart still aches
But You’re never that far
So, I let the pain come
I know that I must
I feel every ounce
Because it’s You that I trust
That drink and that smoke
It never got me there
Not to the rock solid place
Where nothing can compare
I let the storm rage
It scares me no more
I have You at my side
It is You I adore
What else do I need?
No one else by my side
You’re all I ever wanted
Your love will never hide
You mend me up
You make me whole
My God, my Jesus
The mate to my soul
Pour out that drink
I dont want that toke
Jesus walked me thru fire
And I dont even smell like smoke

The One

I ask in prayer; “Let me see You tonight.”
You say; “Blessed are the ones that believe without sight.”

I say; “I have my doubts. My faith feels blind.”
You say; “This mustard seed will grow. All these doubts will unwind.”

I say; “I know I am weak. I want to believe with great might!”
You say; “Continue doubting your doubts and you’ll start seeing My light.”

I say; “My heart wanders just as much as my mind.”
You say; “Call out to Me and both of those I will find.”

I say; “What if I’m not enough? Please, don’t leave me behind!”
You say; “I have never left you. You are the one I came to find.”

Walk Me Home

Life is but an earthly walk
to my heavenly home above.
A winding road that crosses paths
with all the ones I love.
At times the stretch before me
may seem clear and full of light.
At times the fear has darkened my way
and I stumble through the night.
Though this way seems long and varied
to the place I am to go.
I continue on my way, all the while,
making peace with friend and foe.
Some trails feel ever so lonely
but no matter where I roam.
My travels have a companion.
I asked Jesus to walk me home.