Peace & lonely

My friends have all gone;
Those which said they’d never part.
Perhaps they’d forgotten?
Or planned it from the start?

The walk of faith is sacrifice.
Consider the costs.
Everything is temporary;
I count it all loss. 

How can I complain
That I’ve been rejected?
Christ was betrayed by a brother;
An evil foreknown and unexpected.

And so was He persecuted.
Then why me any less?
Only that my heart be strengthened 
That I faint not in this test. 

Be happy and rejoice, my soul,
For suffering is not without reward.
Let your patience be established,
And your faith be greater than before. 

How great it is, and wonderful
That I am never alone.
Even in this isolation, 
And when all have gone. 

I can handle being alone;
It’s not too great for me.
So long as I have You,
And Your Spirit to dwell with me. 

A supplication

It’s easy to get caught;
Consumed with vain cares,
Distracted by pleasures;
Drawn away by the world’s affairs.

Father, grant unto me the faith, 
the strength and the power,
To seek out Your truths diligently,
And not grow weary in this hour.

Let not my hope fall,
 Neither my countenance decline,
But fill me with Your oil,
That my lamp may shine.

Let my mind be alert,
And my spirit stay awake.
Search out my heart;
Reveal what I must forsake. 

That which I now reap,
 Is that which I’ve then sown.
And that which I feel now, 
Is that Your chastening may be known. 

I’m often tempted to quit,
But where then should I go?
Whether in joy or in suffering,
Your Word is the only way I know. 

It’s no hard thing

My heart, it laughs, 
My soul, it sings. 
To fill one with joy, 
It’s no hard thing. 

My bread, You provide, 
I lack no good thing. 
To make one rich, 
It’s no hard thing. 

My body, You clothe, 
And supply my needs. 
To array one in glory,
It’s no hard thing. 

My world, You create, 
And all that’s seen.
To remove all corruption, 
It’s no hard thing. 

My life, You give, 
And the air I breath.
To make me holy, 
It’s no hard thing. 

Passing Pain

Hear the thoughts of my heart
And the voice of my tears,
Those tears I would cry
If only I could feel.
I need not be led of emotion,
Yet my heart is ruffled with commotion;
The commotion of the notion
That I should feel more;
More of You when I seek that door
That opens to Life.
Life that ends the strife within;
Free from guilt, free from sin.
And I know from within it begins;
Begins the change in my mind
Which may seem strange to others.
I’m not deranged but sure
That this work You began
You’ll complete by Your Hand,
And I shall be made pure.
O that I might endure!
And though it’s hard to feel
I still believe
This empty pain is temporary.
What I know, but can’t see,
Will verily be.
This truth will I keep
As I praise and seek
Until my souls meets Your glory.

The Promise

Often I must pause
And it’s not without cause
To consider the truth
I’ve heard since my youth

God in the flesh
Gave life afresh
Those whom He sealed
Are made whole and healed

All who believe
Shall surely receive.
They shall lack no things
And their hearts will sing

Not all, but some
Find the glory to come
Only them that are meek
With hearts willing to seek

Will truly come to know
The Word spoken long ago
Let this Hope fill our minds
For in wisdom, are great finds

Faint not in the way
But have faith day by day
Forget not our Help from high
As temptation comes to try

When times get hard
God’s truth shall guard
And by His mighty hand
Shall we reach the Promise Land.

Voici l’ordre

C’est par sa volonté
Que le soleil était crée
Il le fait éclaire
Au-dessus de la mer

Il fait grandir les forêts
Comme une maison pour les bêtes
Pour les oiseaux qui vole
Les vents leur boussole

Voici les petites créatures
Qui bourdonnent autour les fleurs
Même le sol de la terre
Il agit sans erreur

Qui est-ce que peut dit
Que Dieu n’est pas ici
Il soutient toute sa création
Et il protège ses enfants

Dans leurs cœurs son Esprit est au fond
Et la même remplis le monde
Ils deviennent comme leur Frère
Qui est la seule réponse à leurs prières

What’s Your Wager?

What doth a man wager?
Or what will he sacrifice,
To walk humbly with God
That he might gain life?

Count the costs,
The Scriptures have told.
Consider of value;
The price of your soul.

What does it profit,
Living in pleasure,
When God, in His judgement,
Shall render wrath by measure?

What is the value
Of material wealth
If it brings to Sheol
One’s spiritual health?

What is the purpose
Of chasing prestige
To look good in the eyes
Of liars and thieves?

God is not mocked,
So let us fear
And straighten our paths
As recompense draws near.

Let every sinner
Forsake his ways
And seek Yahusha,
The Ancient of Days.

Bow your heart
Unto His name.
Draw nigh to Him,
And He’ll do the same.

Be not deceived,
Thinking there’s time to spare.
Lest that dreadful day
Catch you unaware.

Be not slothful
In what you must do.
Seek peace; love your neighbor,
Just as Yah has loved you.

An Entreaty

An Entreaty

Praise the God of Israel who gives knowledge according to His mercy,
And who works marvelous works among, and through, as many of those as would humble themselves and trust in His name.
I will say of Yahuah, He is my refuge and my everlasting hope.
May all things bless His name continually.
May all of creation rejoice in His majesty.

For You, O God, turn away the heaviness of the oppressed,
That in You they may find their peace.
You lead them out of danger all those who seek Your wisdom, and by Your judgement the wicked are ensnared in their own unrighteousness.
You deliver the righteous from all His enemies.

Let no man say, Why doth the righteous die before their time?
Understand ye not that their departing only seems like misery and destruction to them which are perishing, but they are in everlasting peace.
For the ungodly, it is not so.
Yea, the wicked have reason to fear for they know within themselves the torments which await them though they confess it not.

For it is written, Every knee shall bow and confess Yahusha, the Son of God.
Let us then be earnest in our faith in Christ, and steadfast in doing good,
That after being tried by fire, our works may stand.
Put aside the vanities of this world and seek with meekness that which is to come, not being slack in prayer but always rendering thanks unto God.
May His grace keep you and your hearts be filled with His peace.
Amen. 

Passed Emancipation

Passed Emancipation

Praise the God of heavens
For He has made me free,
And delivered my mind
From the peg of slavery.

Now may I walk aright
As I was created to be
Without fear of my captors
Being displeased with me.

For long have they known
The power in our blood,
And used brutal oppression
Until none understood.

They gauged our eyes
Lest any should read,
And come to discover
Our concealed identity.

Their hearts are troubled
That our people awake.
As the truth spreads
Nations tremble and shake.

The earth is groaning!
Let all Israel take heed,
And return to the Instruction
Given by our ELOHIYM.

Let not His coming catch you
As a thief in the night,
But seek diligently in prayer,
Walking by faith, not by sight.
 

Who has known?

Who has known?

Who has known God,
And walked in His ways?
Do they all seek tradition;
Have they all gone astray?

They observe seasons,
And deck their trees,
Yet have forgotten His Sabbaths,
And His holy jubilees.
Passage of time
Doth make man bold
Established in pride
After the ways of old.

Doth any consider
Their proper place?
When they rebel against Him,
And bring to nought His grace?

Envy not the wicked,
For in time you’ll see
How they heap up destruction,
And judgement without mercy.
Rejoice not in this,
Lest you suffer their fate
But conduct yourself with fear
Not forsaking to fast and pray.

Remember God’s word
And endure until the end,
That when we shall see Him,
He will call us a friend.