Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Blessing

May the Lord cast His eyes upon you
and smile with love and care
May He bless you with His favor
you did not dream to dare
May He place his hand upon you
to hasten the way you go
May you obediently follow
and be victorious against the foe

© El LaGrew 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Warn Them

Ezekiel 3:17
“Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.

The following picture was sent to me by my cousin.  He sends me a lot of funny pictures.  But this one got me to thinking about what we should be doing this New Year as it approaches.

Funny right? I think so. But if you take in in the context of  what God told Ezekiel and then set it in modern times, maybe not so funny.

God has a warning for His people. A warning and a word of hope.  We as Christians...and I mean all who call themselves followers of Christ Jesus need to be spreading this word.  The Lord is coming back; God is calling His people to live holy and upright lives. Never mind that we live in a cesspool.  He calls us out of that and urges us to pick up our cross and follow HIM...everyday. He is calling us out into the world to tell others the Good News that He loved us so much, that he died on the Cross for us.  The warning is there.  It as as plain as the sign above.

My question to you dear Christian brothers and sisters, "Do you believe God as given us a warning to tell others?".  What will you do about it?  Time is short.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

And so it begins...

Media Research Center:

In case you have not noticed it, the secular society we live in is at war: at war with Christianity.

This coming year will be an important time for us as Christians to stand up and fight.  This is not a bad thing. This is exactly what Jesus wants us to do and why He came in the first place. Remember that is was Jesus himself who said.

Matthew 10:34
“ Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."

These words come into focus as you read through the website I listed on the first link on this topic. Do not be discouraged. God will see us through.

Remember, even as we are celebrating Christmas and the birth of the Redeemer, the world is against HIM...and being against HIM means they are against us as well.

Be strong!

Be Faithful!

Be a true follower of Jesus!

Blessings All!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Real Gift

The greatest Christmas gift I EVER received was not one that I found under a tree...It was the one that was given to me, that was placed in a manger many years ago...

Thank you Lord!

Blessings this Christmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How Long O Lord

How Long O Lord

I lift my heart to you oh Lord
my hands also do I lift up
my soul rises within me
my lips praise your name only

I fly to the center of your love
with the beating of my heart each day
with you in my mind and spirit
leading me in each and every way

How long oh Lord must we stay
away from you our lives are lost
come and sweep us as the dust
come and bring us to your breast

How long must we endure
this world forever filthy
How long O Lord until you come
and bring your children to safety

Until you come will will do your will
and bind each heart that you call
to your command we all must bow
and find salvation from your love

©2012 El LaGrew

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Look up in Hope

The Ogre sits upon his throne
of rotting meat and human bone
smiling as he proudly looks
upon destruction of human works

He laughs and snorts and sings
of the chaos he brings
he praises his immense ego
daring each to come and go

he has snared many in his slimy hand
crushed and bruised the precious lamb
but he could not kill the spirit within
for the lamb rose to greatness again

the lamb has changed and now he comes
not as helpless as he seemed he was
he brings with him an army vast
the Ogre knows that this is his last

yet he fights and brings his hoard
he battles fierce with his last word
he is thrown down into the pit
where demons go and fire is lit

and so it will be for every man
who thinks they can defeat the lamb
the lamb to whom all power is laid
who on the cross our sins he paid

so now dear friend just look around
don’t cast your eyes upon the ground
but look up in hope your savior comes
to bring you back to his heavenly home

© 2012 El LaGrew

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Follow Me!

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV

Are you lost
have you forgotten the way
are you paralyzed
without out a thing to say

Do you feel right
do you feel fine
do feel angry
without being kind

here is the Hope
here is the way
He is right there
there he will stay

His arms are open wide
His face all aglow
He is eager to help
He is eager to show

so just follow Him
he surely will lead
where you need to go
He has planted the seed

©El LaGrew 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Prayer from the Heart

A Prayer from the Heart

O Lord you are faithful
Your Spirit works tirelessly for our good
When our hands are tied and tired
Your strong arm never fails.

Sustain my soul and even when I am weary and discouraged
Do not forget me and the promises that you made.
My heart aches for the time when it can be united
with You as one.

Protect our loved ones always
We are powerless to sway even the smallest blade of grass
and yet with Your help the grass grows and is green
May our loved ones gain Your favor as proportion to their faith

We will leave this earth soon enough
but your Spirit still dwells with your people
May the ones who love you
be lifted up to the hope that is in You

Open doors that were once closed
Open hearts that have been shuttered
Use your people for your glory
May your return be swift and full of mercy

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Walking in Silence

walking in silence

I walk with you always even when I am not walking
you are there with me ever present silently encouaraging
and watching
like a father who watches their child trying to complete a task
too difficult for them you are there comforting
Yes even though I cannot see the future, you let me use your eyes
when I cannot you do
when you do I rest
when I rest I am satisfied
when I am satisfied I am like you

©El LaGrew 2012