I Love You
Alone on a long
And winding road
Leading to nowhere
My world in my hands.
And my hands on my head.
And I thought:
“Where am I going?
Where is my husband?
Where are my children?
Where is my family?
Where are my friends?
Where are my loved ones?
Does anyone care?
Then there was a sudden sunrise
I lifted up my eyes to the sky
And He said, “I love you,
More than you know.
The road may be long, lonely
Arduous, treacherous ;
The weather may be cold
Tempestuous and wild.
But I Am always with you.
I will never leave you,
Nor forsake you,
Because you are mine.
I am your Maker and your Husband.
I am the friend that sticks closer than a brother.
I am your friend to the end,
A friend born for adversity.
I am your Lover to the end.
I have tattooed you on my hands
And will never forget you.
More shall be your children
Than the married woman.
You will be the mother of nations.
Your children shall come from afar.
Kings shall come to the brightness of your rising.
So arise, shine
Because your light has come
And the glory of the Lord
Has risen upon You!”
He made my day
And I burst out with a song –
A song of praise and a song
Of Thanksgiving and a song of worship
©Fenny West 22/5/19
I Have the Nature to Do it Right
Not by my power or by my might
But by the power of the Spirit in me
And by His dynamic Word living in me.
I have the nature to do it right
Because by His grace I am light
By His power I have the light
So by His Word I will shine bright.
I have the nature to do it right
In any contention, in this faith fight
I walk by faith and not by sight
When it’s time to fight or flight, i’ll fight.
I know It is my nature to do it right
Whether it is in the day or in the night
Despite the obstacle, no matter the plight
faced with choice to do right or wrong I’ll do right
You Are So Valuable
What is Good about Good Friday?
Have you ever thought?
This was a time in the Christian calendar when, Jesus Christ, a righteous, sin-less man who performed many miracles and showed us who the Father looked like was falsely accused, arrested and arraigned before Pontius Pilate. He bad-mouthed, beaten, battered broken, brutalized and bleeding before He was crucified.
David captured the crucifixion scene with such graphic description
6 But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7 All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 “He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
9 But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts.
10 I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God.
11 Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.
13 They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;
17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
18 They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.
19 But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
20 Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.
21 Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.
It Pleased the Lord to Bruise Him
3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.
God the Father was pleased that all these happened to Jesus. Why? It is because you are so valuable to God.
Do you know that you are so valuable to God, for Him to allow Jesus to go through all the dark, harrowing and horrific experience? So do not undermine whom God has esteemed. His for you can go through the lowest valley to rescue or the highest mountain to redeem you. See yourself as God sees you and respond to Him. No matter how far you think you have gone, He still loves you and cares you. Come as you are. We are saved by grace through faith, not of works lest any man should boast.
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.2 Cor5:19
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.John3:16
9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.2Pet3:9
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.2Cor5:17
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts4:12
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.Rom10:9-10
You are valuable to God,
so valuable that
That Jesus Christ was
Vilified and Crucified for you.
He did the same for me.
This is what makes Good Friday, Good
What should our response be?
Acknowledge it by surrendering to Him,
Inviting Him to take His rightful place.
If you have done this, Wonderful!
You are an ambassador of Christ
A minister of the Gospel.
Go and tell others the Good News.
If you do not know Jesus as Lord and Saviour,
And want to invite Him into your life then say this prayer from your heart:
Lord Jesus, I realise why you had to go through hell for me.
Forgive me for living for myself. I surrender to you. Come and take our rightful place in my heart. I confess you as the Lord of my life and my Saviour.
That you that I am born again and a New Creation.
The old has gone and the New has come, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Divine Direction Delivers
Your inheritance to you;
Opens your eyes to see,
Where you ought to go,
With whom you should deal,
What you should do,
And how to do what to do.
Divine Direction Delivers
Prophetic word to you,
That makes your path shine
Ever brighter to the full light of Day;
Makes you go from glory to glory
From strength to strength
and From faith to faith.
Divine Direction delivers
You from the devil’s trap;
The snare of the fowler
Like the bird from the net
Delivers your feet from the miry clay
Brings you into a new and glorious day.
21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ” This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.Isa30:21
32 “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.Acts20:32
4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength.Prov8:14
18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.Prov4:18
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
©Fenny West 2019
Let Go to Let God
Let Go and Let God.
Forgive and live.
Take God at His Word.
Forgive as He forgave.
Use the key in your hands.
Your freedom is in your hands
Open the prison doors and go scot free.
Why lock yourself in?
Come out and be free.
Release and be released.
Why bind yourself?
Why inflict much pain on yourself?
When your Saviour was falsely accused,
beaten, battered and broken, bleeding,
Villified and crucified, numbered amongst transgressors, He prayed: “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.”
He has given you the ability to forgive through His Spirit and the resurrection.
The question is: Will you take it and use it?
Why are you an enemy to yourself?
Why would you hinder yourself?
Why put a stumbling block on your path?
Why drink poison and expect to live?
“Lel all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice:”
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
“Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”
“Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”
“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”
To be free or remain bound, the choice is yours.
I set before you an open door: freedom or imprisonment.
Let Go and let God.
Wonderful Woman You Are,
Giving your talent, time and treasure
You are always a bright star
Giving all around you great pleasure.
It was you who carried the babe
Who fed from you, kicking in you.
You gave everything in you
to nurture, nourish, nurse,
You were willing to spend and be spent
Such dedication, such care is rare.
You have emptied yourself to fill others.
Your children shall come from far and wide
And give you blessings untold.
You will be upheld whatever betide.
They will give you much more than gold 🥇
They shall grow up as palm trees 🎄
And as cedars of Lebanon
They will spread your fame across the seas
You shall be celebrated at even turn
For your sacrifices night and day.
None of your children will bring you grief,
But they will bring you joy, laughter,
fulfillment, merriment and enjoyment.
Happy, wonderful, glorious, Mother’s Day