Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth
Although I have no clue as to what I am doing, and have never taken classes, I love poetry. It is often the way God speaks to me, and frequently an avenue He uses to lift me up in times of despair. I never search for poetic words; God gently plants a starting stanza or phrase within my heart, and then guides me to the finish. By the time He is done with the poem, whatever had been bothering me is usually resolved, and then I can share it with others so that it might be a blessing to them, too.
Since I started blogging, I have encountered many poets. Some I find very talented, while others (for lack of a better description) are bizarre. Many profess a Christian stance, but some of those same ones leave me wondering where Christ fits in the maze of their rhymes and cleverly coined words.
My featured author today is a poet whose words, and even the title of her website, leave no doubt as to her stand for the Lord. Her poetic messages are crystal clear, Scripture-based and powerful. My Friday Feature today is:
CHRISTian ~ poetry by deborah ann
Deborah Ann is a very prolific Christian poet. Always amazed by both the volume and variety of her poems, I would categorize her as a powerhouse of a poet! Posting daily, with each poem unique and anointed, there is never any doubt as to the true Source of her inspiration. Her words, like a wellspring of blessings, flow outward from someone whose heart, you can just tell, is truly devoted to God.
Since I have so many favorites of her poems, it was hard to pick which ones to feature. The ones I like the best are most often because of a stanza that spoke to my heart about a particular issue or struggle. Here are the ones I felt led to share.
This poem met me right where I am, in battling against hopelessness in a situation ~
This one got a song going in my head (in a good way) and kept me going all day ~
Count All Your Blessings…
This one warrants a quote. It reminds of how we get in such a hurry in life that we often forget about Christ, and then our faith ends up like,
So often we travel too fast,
with God we aren’t still
and our faith and trust in Jesus. . .
ends up being ~ just road kill!
I love it. Road Kill!
Never an easy topic, but in this poem Deborah Ann nails the issue of our unruly tongues ~
What is This Unruly Thing?
I could go on and on with my favorites, but I will end with one, a beautiful picture of God’s grace ~
He Lifts Me Up…
Once I was broken,
beaten and down
then came my Savior
to bring me around.
Who would believe it,
who would have known?
That Jesus thought of me,
as one of His own!
I hope that you will venture over to CHRISTian poetry, if you haven’t already, and wander around in her poetic field of blessings. By joining her site, you will receive a daily dose of inspiration through her uplifting, insightful words.
I appreciate your faithfulness to stay true to God’s Word, Deborah Ann. Keep letting God pour into you, so that you can bring us more of your lovely poetry!
Written with permission from Deborah Ann.