Have A Good Look
Greta Zwaan, © 2003
Have you ever recognized the things that God has done?
Did you check the record of that great and Holy One?
Have you read the Scriptures? Have you had a real good look?
If you seek for confirmation, you will find it in God's Book.
But there are other places where the hand of God is shown,
There are joys beyond all measure, from His mercy, from His throne.
When you rise in early morning, feel the dew upon your face,
And the singing of the robins, can you sense, this is God's grace?
In the peaceful, quiet hour, while the world is still asleep,
Can you feel His holy presence, can you sense His love so deep?
When you see a tiny baby, when you hold him in your arms,
And you're mesmerized; he's perfect! You are smitten by his charms.
Would you think it's evolution that produced this human being?
That his parts just came together, not God's power you are seeing?
In God's Book these words are written - He created all mankind;
Through the eyes of faith believe it; don't let Satan make you blind.
God is holy; He's unsullied; sin could never taint or blight;
God, the same today, forever, He's the great eternal Light.
Let not earthly things persuade you, for this life some day will end.
Get instructions from the Bible, for man's laws and God's won't blend.
God requires that man be holy, setting standards as a guide;
Yet our hearts will not acknowledge that we're more enticed by pride.
If we'll contemplate our future, that our time's not in our hands,
We would look again at Jesus, be persuaded by His plans.
From the sinful fall of Adam and the scarring of his soul;
God announced He'd send a Saviour; even yet, God's in control.
Be ye ready for His coming, for one day He will return;
At a time when least expected, Christ, the One that now we spurn.
God is sovereign, God is holy, what He says, that will He do;
As you study through the Scriptures, let His message speak to you.
Take to heart what God has written as He used the pen of man;
Moved them with the breath of heaven as they wrote salvation's plan.
In the peaceful, quiet moments that you set aside to read,
It will bring complete instruction; it will guide if you but heed.
Let the Bible guide you daily and the blessings will abound,
For there is no greater treasure! It's God's grace that you have found!
Is There A God?
Greta Zwaan, © 2018
If God made the universe, and folks say that is true,
If God created everything, including me and you,
If God is wise and knows all things because He has the power,
If He's aware of world events each day and every hour,
If God can see the world at large, the carnage man has done:
Destroying what is beautiful and calling destruction fun;
Murdering unborn children because they'll wreck their plans,
And wanting their education, having their own demands,
If God can be an honest God and let these things go by,
No wonder people are aghast and say, "God doesn't even try.
He actually isn't even there; He's just a Christian's crutch.
Their stories are all fables; they're really out of touch!"
But why blame God for what man does? Man has the will to choose.
If self is left in full control he's guaranteed to lose.
God is not pleased with what man does and time will prove He heard,
The cries of those in agony, God listened to each word.
The time of reckoning is at hand, the criminal will pay,
All mercy will be set aside on God's own judgment day.
The history of man's evil deeds will come before the light,
No earthly sanctions will be found, no place to hide in fright.
A lifelong time rejecting God will finally see its end,
You'll stand alone to face your fate with no one who'll befriend.
Yes! There's a God, He is alive! His plea to you is real,
While there's still time to save your soul, reply to His appeal.
Don't let your pride stand in your way or shame be your downfall,
Instead, release yourself to God; be still and hear His call.
God Will Come Through
Greta Zwaan, © 1998
Is the answer "No" too hard for me to carry?
Is my faith not strong enough to trust?
When I walk with Christ and soon get weary?
Does it mean that Jesus is not just?
Scripture says that I must claim the promise;
It also says to ask and I'll receive.
Right now, I'm walking in a deep, dark valley;
What more does God want, when I believe?
My neighbours laugh and ridicule; they're mocking,
"There is no God," they say. "It's no big deal."
But in my heart I know they're all mistaken.
His power, His love, His care - I know He is real.
Sometimes I need to thank God that His answers
Do not comply with all of my requests.
It's God who gives the thorns and plants the roses.
It's God who gives to me the very best.
I might shed tears at times and feel rejected,
Depression might sweep over me like a wave.
But in my heart I know I've been accepted;
His constant love and mighty power can save.
My soul can rest securely in His promise
Even though my body racks with pain.
This temporal structure will not always hold me;
Some future day I shall be whole again.
Perfect in the presence of my Saviour;
Knowledge, wisdom, health shall all be mine.
But the greatest joy will be to praise the Master;
Where love and joy and peace shall all entwine.
Right now I need the grace just to be faithful,
To hold my head erect throughout this trial.
To trust that God is cued in on my problems;
He'll take me through, refined after a while.
While others hiss and say, "Forget those notions,
There is no God! You're foolish to pretend."
I'll trust Him, serve Him and always obey Him.
In all the world, He is my dearest friend.
Quotes About God
We need to dare to come face to face with desperate need in the world around us and ask God to do a work deep within us that we could never manufacture, manipulate, or make happen on our own.
David Platt, Something Needs to Change
....when we stop and take the time to focus on what we already have and all the ways God has already blessed us, it gives us a new perspective.
Joyce Meyer, The Power of Being Thankful
I am in constant awe of nature's beauty, God's work even his artwork
in the sky, and it makes me feel His presence and see the bright shiny
light that leads and guides me through life.
Jean Renee Porter, A New Day
Joy is something much deeper, richer, more stable,
and definitely more accessible than you might have thought.
Thatís the beauty of the joy God offers. You no longer need to live
in fear or worry, because Godís joy will always be available to you.
God's grace is poured out on millions who never thank Him. He makes the sun shine and the rain fall on the unjust as well as the just.
Steve Pease, What should we be thankful for