Jesus and Tea

cup of tea

Tea is like the Lord, so soothing and so sound.

It heats up all my insides and is fragrant going down.

Its deep, rich, amber color is so like the Throne of God

and the lights which spring forth from it in rotating thunder rods.

The leaves of tea bring healing just like the Tree of Life

and birth in me new energy, and grant me sleep at night.

Leaves brown and green mark new roads in humility and life.

A crown and ring God gives to me as His pearl of great price.

Yes, tea will ere remind me of what God has done for me,

and I will ere be grateful for their similarities.

(Copyright © 2-10-15 by Sharon Joy.  All Rights Reserved.)

“Your Shout!”

  1. Restore my heart when virtue rises in me and goes out.

Renew my voice, refill my soul, endue me with Your shout!

My Lord, My God, it’s all day long I sing and worship You.

I see Your face and hear Your voice and share them with the few

You have commended to my hands and heart to know Your praise.

Your tongue of Wisdom and of Love I’ll value all my days.

And when my life has ended and my cup has overflown,

my wounds and hurts all mended by the balm that I have known,

I’ll reach up with my hands and with my heart to heights anew,

until my redeemed soul and vital spirit mesh with You.

Refresh my wearied body, Lord, so that I can press on,

and be the Voice within me drawing others to Your Song!

I have no need to fear the evil forces or their pranks,

for Your hand goes before me wreaking havoc in their ranks.

Rest mighty on my focus, God – remove all fear and doubt;

and tumble walls of envy, bursting through them with Your shout!

Poem and Photo Copyright © 2014 by Sharon Joy. All Rights Reserved.

His Gold Will Ever Stay

When God imparts His Life,
He redeems a man from strife
then spreads His seed in Gold
to ‘dust’ the new man’s soul.

Though saints do often weep,
such rich comfort floods the sweep
of God’s Arms in tender sway,
they know Gold will ever stay.

And through darkest trials will come
the transforming to His Son
if we understand and persevere
until the battling’s done.

God’s Seal each faithful hour
trumps to all this Truth and Power
through the ‘redeemed’ voice of clay:
“His Gold will ever stay!”

(Copyright © 2006 Sharon Joy. All Rights Reserved.)

Father, All-Knowing

God knows the trials that, daily, we face
trying to mirror His love and His grace.

He treasures the littlest things that we do
and sends great reward in His timing to

encourage our gladness and strengthen our hearts
that though we don’t dare to share all our thoughts

He knows what they are and knows them right well;
His love never faults us for wanting to tell

the things that just make us ‘look good’ in His sight.
He knows of our struggles and sees through the night

upon all our hardships and stresses and faking;
He urges we strip off the frauds, undertaking

the knowledge of His unconditional love
so we can stand honest before Him with ‘tubs’

sitting upright and full of His patience and care
overflowing with honesty, willing to share

all the “uglies” with Him; all the good and the bad,
and the prideful events, and the thoughts that we’ve had.

God wants us to take all the time that we need
to be naked and truly confess every deed

so His love and forgiveness can take full effect
to repair and renew our dear hearts from shipwreck.

So that we can come boldly before His Great Throne
with love everlasting that our hearts have known

belongs to us solely from now ’til the end
purifying us holy like our greatest Friend.

He’s ally, He’s Faithful, He’s our Mighty Father
to His heart we’re precious and never a bother.

Encourage my heart, Sovereign God of all flesh!
You’ve saved me completely from all threat of death.

My life is Your canvas and Your tapestry
I’m rescued from ruin and, from sin, set free!

(Copyright © 2013, by Sharon Joy.  All Rights Reserved.)