In Christ

During our lifetime we experience highs and lows

At times things are so difficult we think nobody knows.

However, there is One who is acquainted with sorrow

In fact, He already knows our every tomorrow.

God Almighty sits on His throne on high

Reigning with all omnipotence and that’s no lie.

Whatever we go through both good and bad

We should rejoice in Christ Jesus being very glad.

Having a heart of gratitude for all that God has to bring

Enables us to count it all joy and we can only but sing.

interestingly, I find that when I’m in the valley feeling so low

Drawing closer to my Savior is much sweeter I know.

God’s love for us exceeds anything we can possibly conceive

Down in the valley our faith grows and we learn to believe.

Considering what Jesus endured while He roamed the earth

No matter what happens to us we can thank Christ for our rebirth.

Who are we to think that we should never have things rough?

God’s only begotten Son went through more than enough.

O’ the precious ointment that drips from God’s loving hand

Gives me such a peace and no matter what in Christ I can stand.

~ Jim Kelley

What Will It Take?

What will it take for you to go
To tell the story that they should know?
That when they draw their dying breath
Without Jesus as Savior means eternal death.

What will it take for you to share
The love of Jesus and His care?
Will you boldly proclaim God’s Word
To those who have never even heard?

What will it take for you to preach
To people who are so hard to reach?
Will you truly take up your cross
So the lost won’t suffer everlasting loss?

What will it take for you to be
Christ-like for others to see?
Jesus Christ died upon the cruel tree
So sinners can live for all eternity.

~ Jim Kelley

Who Do I Have?

Who do I have in heaven but You?
I look on earth and none are true
Your Word says all men are liars
Regardless of whatever transpires
I know You will see me through
Give strength in this situation, too.

There is none on earth but You I desire
To Your Word I can go and enquire
What is right, what is wrong and do
Right with joy and delight for You
Naught of this world’s goods to acquire
Because You are my only true Supplier

My flesh and heart continually fails You
It seems no matter what I try to do
What I want as my wish and desire
You have to take me through that fire
To teach my heart to be ever true
Because only You can guide me through

You are my strength and the entire
Portion of my heart You will acquire
Forever and ever You will imbue
Me with Your Word and life that’s new
So the praise with what will transpire
Me doing Your will is Yours only and entire.

Violet Inez
6-20-2017

Contented

What do I get ‘midst the groans of my pain?
I groan because the hurt is breaking me
Yet, in God’s eye, what should I attain?
Can I trust Him, my heart willing to be
Contented?

What do I get when my pain whines and cries?
When I’m in the middle of agony
And the only thing pulled from me are sighs?
Can I trust Him, my heart willing to be
Contented?

Is the Lord worthy of my highest praise?
When I’m doing right and undeservedly
I’m torn in tow throughout the long days
Can I trust Him, my heart willing to be
Contented?

Where and on Who does my sight rest at night
When sleep eludes and pain overwhelms me?
When I wonder what might be my next plight
Can I trust Him, my heart willing to be
Contented?

Contented in Him and only Him!
My soul, rest in Him and only Him!
For He alone is worthy, yes, Him!
For He alone is worthy of praise!

Violet Inez
12-3-2016

Evangelism

Winning souls begins on our knees
Crying out to God to hear our pleas.
O’ Lord, we pray save those who are lost
Send us near and far whatever the cost.

Can we not pray but only one hour?
Rescuing the dying in God’s holy power?
It is appointed unto man once to die
O’ for lost souls we must cry!

Will a man be willing to lose everything
For one to repent and the angels to sing?
O’ believer, the day of their salvation is at hand
What will you say to the Lord when you stand?

We are bought with a price and we’re not our own
The orders have been given and we’re not alone.
God is with us wherever we are
To be a soul-winner must be our par.

Some say that soul-winning isn’t in their DNA
Tell that to Jesus, what will He say?
Brother and sister what about you?
Remember Jesus died for you too.

Jim Kelley

When…

When sadness wells within the soul
Turn, turn, turn to the Lord.
Grab, grab, grab to His Word
Pray, pray, pray for His help
When sadness wells within the soul.

When problems and trials come your way
Ask, ask, ask for His aid
Trust, trust, trust don’t forsake
Stand, stand, stand still and wait
When problems and trials come your way.

When the agony of heart prevails
Run, run, run to the One
Who alone can satisfy your need
Hold, hold, hold tight ’til it’s past
When the agony of heart prevails.

Violet Inez
3-20-16

What Happens When…

What happens when
The hard times come and go?
Do we turn to the Lord?
Do we even want to know?
Do we remember and
Do we seek to grow?

Does the pain o’ercome us
In such a way
That we seek the Lord
And make Him our stay?
Or does our attitude
Become bleak and gray?

Do we spend some time
Each day in His Word?
Do we seek to pray
And His armour do we gird
On so that our hearts
Will use the Sword, God’s Word?

Do we remember that we
Should learn to trust
The Lord and wait on Him?
This is truly a must
Because in His time
He, Who is truly just,

Will help those who trust Him through
The times of deep pain.
His children who love Him
In the midst of the rain
Of adversity and our hearts
For His will He does train.

Violet Inez
6-17-2014