Monday, February 29, 2016

God's Gift Of Love

Let love be planted far and wide,
Sown in hearts and multiplied...
Seeds of peace and lovingkindness
Healing woundedness and "blindness".

Of God's love let men inquire
And His salvation plan inspire.
For God so loved the world He gave
His precious Son, mankind to save.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:16 KJV

© 2016 Arlene Schwartzkopf

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Reason To Rejoice

Often we pray and then we must wait
To know of the plan that God would create.
His plans are bigger than we might expect,
Filled with His goodness our path to perfect.

Sometimes His answers are filled with new ease,
A whole new perspective with blessed expertise.
Waiting on God is a very wise choice.
His wisdom gives reason to sing and rejoice!

"Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day."
Psalm 25:4-5 KJV

© 2016 Arlene Schwartzkopf

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Simplicity Wins

If clutter can't be organized
It probably should be thrown out!
For clutter seems to multiply,
And soon another pile will sprout!

This is true in where we live,
But sometimes it is how we think.
My mind some days has overload.
I really wish that pile would shrink.

If I'm not careful in my day,
Clutter seems to just sneak in.
Distracted focus is that thing
Which makes my day to be no-win.

Having space just feels so good,
And feeling peace gives me a lift.
When I am dealing with some clutter,
Simplicity is as a gift!

© 2015 Arlene Schwartzkopf

Friday, February 26, 2016

A Prayer Covering

As troubled times beset our nation
We can strengthen our foundation.
Prayer will keep our anchor strong
Intended freedoms to prolong.

Prayer can push the darkness back
And give us light where we have lack.
A prayer covering has much power...
So badly needed in this hour.

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
II chronicles 7:14 KJV

© 2016 Arlene Schwartzkopf

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Quiet Place

Have you found that quiet place
Where you are sheltered from life's pace,
Set apart, when deep inside
With the Lord you can abide?

These are times to be pursued
When by the Lord you are endued
With precious "gold" you can embrace,
Heartfelt moments, rich in grace.

“The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him.”
Psalm 145:18 KJV

© 2016 Arlene Schwartzkopf