Saturday, January 16, 2016

Daily Devotional



Daily Devotional
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness…
Romans 8:26




  
He is strong in you

Sometimes people get distracted by what they consider to be a disadvantage or weakness in their lives. It may be something about their personality or looks that they don't like. Or, maybe they've been through an unfair situation: a divorce, a bad business deal or a bad break. We all have things that seem like disadvantages, things that make it harder on us. It may even be a physical handicap.

But just because you have a "disadvantage", just because you've been through a tough time doesn't mean you're supposed to sit back and settle where you are. God still has something great for you to do! He wants to show Himself strong in and through you. The Holy Spirit wants to help you when you feel weak. Stay in faith and let God take what you see as a disadvantage and turn it round to an advantage so you can move forward into the abundant life He has for you!

Prayer for Today
 
Father, today I give You all that I am. I invite You into the weak places of my life so that You can make me strong. Thank You for working in my life and using me for Your glory in Jesus name! Amen.

To all my blogger friends.

To all my blogger friends.
 
Thank you so much for all you support.
Have a really wonderful day.

Chris.

Memories hidden in the back of my mind



Memories hidden in the back of my mind
(A poem about dementia & Alzheimer’s disease)

I’m sitting looking out the window thinking of days gone by
The times I looked up at the rainbow as it spanned across the sky

The family were young and full of life they played and worked till dawn
Enjoying the sun all day long until it was faded and gone

I would bake and sew and knit and cook re-using old clothes that were worn
I’ve loved my kids every day from the first day they were born

There was a flurry of activity around my home when the kids came home from school
Drinking milk with cookies and lots of snacks they would eat till they were full

They’re all grown up now playing with friends finding their way through life
One day the boys will meet a girl and take her as his wife

The girls they’re playing with their dolls along with their girly toys
Dressing themselves and brushing their hair with the hope to meet some boys

Life goes on and they’re married now they have a life of their own
It’s funny how they don’t look back to see that I’m all alone

The cookies the muffins the baking I did and the meals that we all shared
I’m getting older time’s slipping away I thought they would have cared

All these things are thoughts I have of the memories I could find
They were lurking in the back of my head before I lost my mind

I’m in a home now that’s for seniors you know, when you can’t remember when
My memory is fading really fast as I write this with my pen

My kids they thought it best for me to send me to this place
So they could live their life in peace not having to see my face

You see, no one knows these thoughts that I have they think that I’ve gone insane
They just don’t see my inner hurts they just don’t see my pain

As I’m staring at the walls for now people going to and fro’
No one comes to see me anymore it’s nearly time for me to go

Oh! Yes, the muffins the baking the meals we all shared those memories I make them last
The times we cuddled and loved each other are just things of the past

The children finally get the call to let them know I’ve gone
 To my final home up in the sky at last I’m not alone.

Written by Chris Turner
October 16th, 2012

My dream, my dream, part of a devilish scheme



My dream, my dream, part of a devilish scheme

Last night Lord I had a dream as feeling part of a devilish scheme

I really don’t know Lord what to do as all I want is to worship you

I go to sleep Lord singing your song my unconscious soul it all goes wrong

As I lay and rest my mind it tries, I pray and sing as I close my eyes



Before I sleep all I think of is you but then I dream and it turns out untrue

Things happen in my dream I’d never think of I need you more Lord I need your love

I wake up now in the middle of the night I wake up Lord with more than fright

Please free my soul from the devil’s hold the dreams I have makes my heart feel cold



When I wake I sing the songs that I write to you don’t let me down Lord whatever you do

Free my mind from the pain and grief please free my soul, give me instant relief

I go to sleep with you on my mind but have awful dreams one of a kind

I don’t make them up they are always there free my mind show me that you care



In my dreams there’s emotional pain spiritually Lord am I going insane.

I’ve tried so hard not to have any doubt to try and figure what you’re all about

However, I need you to help when I have a dream to help me deal with this devilish scheme

I cannot tell anyone what my dream’s about, as it doesn’t come close to being devout



I’ve never dreamed of the type that I’ve had O’God in my heart it makes me feel sad

I want to fall on my knees for this dream and repent “cause I really know it was devil sent

Cleanse me Lord please be so kind let your Spirit cleanse, heart, soul and mind

My horrid dreams won’t go away I feel as though they’re here to stay



The chains in the distance dragging on the ground the worst noise that I’ve ever found

They were coming to get me to capture my soul but I notice in front of me a large manhole

As the chains got nearer they slid on the ground sliding down the hole with a crashing sound

I quickly put on the cover to seal the hole then someone sat on that cover that freed my soul



I’ll never forget this noise that I tell it was a sound from the devil straight out of hell

Thank you Lord for providing that hole in the ground for freeing my soul that seemed hell bound

Now, as my mind unconsciously starts again to dream keep me safe from that devilish scheme

Tonight Lord when I go to sleep I pray for a Heavenly dream and my soul to keep


Written by Chris Turner

December 18, 2013