A poem of adoration and praise from my 1st book of poetry
(Available from Amazon)
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God Bless You!
I’m excited to let you know that I’m running a 2-day free promotion for my first book of inspirational poetry FOREVER GRATEFUL (available from Amazon – published Jan 2014). Forever Grateful is a collection of 40 poems full of heartfelt words of comfort, encouragement, praise and appreciation of the love of God that I found through Christ – a love that has sustained me during difficult life experiences, and which is the inspiration behind my writing. This will be available FREE on KINDLE for 2 days:
THIS FRIDAY – SATURDAY
(28 – 29 NOVEMBER)
Normal Amazon Kindle price, currently
(US)$4.13 / (UK) £2.64
Here are the links for US and UK:
or you may use the following link which will also transfer you to Amazon – http://smarturl.it/comfortandhope (then click on the Kindle link).
I pray that you will be blessed and enjoy reading as much as I have enjoyed writing the poems. If you have obtained a free Kindle copy of Forever Grateful, I would very much appreciate a review on Amazon, if you would be so kind!! 🙂 (Or here on my blogsite).
My new book of poems, Comfort & Hope has now been released (published Nov 2014). Details in my next blog 🙂
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God bless you,
In the midst of trials and challenges, it can be so easy to live by our emotions. We all have feelings … and sometimes they can get the better of us, plunging us into despair when someone causes us hurt, or during testing times and lonesome valleys, times when it seems everything is going against us. But what if feelings get in the way of our relationships with others and most of all with God, our loving Heavenly Father, the One to Whom we can turn in the midst of the battle, the One Who truly understands? Thank God, there is something at our disposal which can lift us in trying times and draw us into His Presence ….. it’s called praise! (I’ve written a poem on this – below 🙂). I’ve had to remind myself of this truth at times when things have happened that left me feeling I had every right to mope for however long! I’m sharing these few words to encourage you, just as I’ve had to encourage myself (and still do!!). It’s nice to read in the Bible of how the psalmist David “encouraged himself in the Lord”!! (1 Samuel 30:6). Our God understands all things and ALWAYS, ALWAYS has a word for us. We can literally have His presence fill us, as the scripture says, through “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs…” (Ephesians 5:19). Oh there are battles on our journey, but how WONDERFUL is the promise we have in God’s word that “we are more than conquerors” through Christ. We may not be perfect and don’t always get it right, but “greater is He Who lives in (us) than He that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). He (Jesus) is ALWAYS right – so, once again, we have hope!
VICTORY IN YOUR PRAISE
At just the time the storm is getting closer;
when the road seems dark and the journey’s far from over;
when all your friends have gone their separate ways,
know this – there’s victory in your praise!
At just the time you feel like giving up;
when you have had to drink the bitter cup.
He’s there with you throughout the nights and days.
Know this – there’s victory in your praise!
You may not feel like praising God right now.
Considering all, you may just wonder how.
Remember how Paul and Silas spent their days?
Behind those prison walls were songs of praise!
Just one step closer, praise will draw us near
to the Lord, Who heals our wounds and calms our fears.
As we exalt and lift Him up always,
He will draw near, for He lives in our praise.
Copyright 2014 Christine V Mitchell
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Psalm 22:23; Acts 16:25-34; Romans 8:37
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For yesterday ..
I thank You, Lord.
There were years that seemed
just like a dream.
There were life-changing scenes.
But I’ve come to know
that You allowed me to go
through that maze,
those difficult days,
You were there always.
You helped me grow,
You kept me strong –
like a tree amidst the storms.
You had hopes for me
when the future I couldn’t see.
When I despaired,
so misty was the view
until I saw You,
looking down from heaven –
showing You care.
Nothing compares with Your love.
You saw my heart and
picked me up.
I owe everything to You.
For all You’ve done for me,
Lord, I thank You.
By Christine V Mitchell
(published in “Forever Grateful” available from Amazon)
© Copyright 2014
All Rights Reserved
You make me feel special,
You make my heart glad.
You look after me,
my heavenly Dad.
You know what I’m thinking
and hear when I pray.
You speak words of comfort
to guide me each day.
When oft I need someone
to hold up my hands,
You’re always there, Lord –
and You understand.
You show that You care
in the trials I face.
I know I can always
keep trusting Your grace.
You guide my steps, Lord,
as I travel this road.
You give to me rest
as I give you my load.
Dear Father, I’m glad that
to You I belong.
I thank you for blessing
my heart with this song.
by Christine V Mitchell
All rights reserved
The love of God is a special kind, unlike any other – making us truly feel special when we receive that love!
May the perfume of Your love
and the sweetness of Your grace
fill our hearts Lord from above,
bring a smile upon each face.
May the kindness that You show
that brings warmth to many hearts,
as a soft and gentle glow,
be the kindness we impart.
May the river of Your peace
overflow and bring elation
and the joy of You increase
through the blessings of salvation.
Precious Saviour, You are awesome!
You are brighter than the sun!
May the preciousness of knowing You
be felt by everyone!
© Copyright 2014 Christine Mitchell
All Rights Reserved