Archive for the ‘Jesus’ Tag

RESURRECTION DAY

He came to rescue humanity

Ourselves, we cannot save

In His mercy; His profound justice

Jesus Christ laid down His life

for you and me

For three days He lay in the grave

But death could not hold Him, for

He arose that day by the power of God

Conquering death

Handing Satan his certain defeat

 

Our hope is in Jesus

His healing hand remains ever on call

Abide in His love

Give Him your hand and your heart

For you are His priceless jewel

Jesus Christ is coming soon

Spend time in His Word everyday

Be ready to greet Him

as His close friend and faithful follower

Your reward, eternal life with Him

and reunion with family and friends

who also love Him

 

DIVINE LOVE

The Lord is my Protector

He’s seen me through dark days

His hand has guided me safely

He lifted me up

to testify of

His marvelous goodness

in every day

My God is love

His motives are pure

All favor rests with Him

He deems me fit

to work beside Him

in these

the world’s Last Days

He is calling all souls

to draw near

to His light

Receive the grace

He freely gives

to make all people His

The holy ones

stay close to Him

abiding in His peace

Following His lead

they share the Good News

Christ died for you

He rose again in victory

He draws you now

to be with Him

Take His hand

Give Him your heart

He’ll guide you home

to be with Him

for all eternity

LEAN ON JESUS CHRIST

  Learn to put your trust in Jesus.  He knows what’s best for you.  Learn to trust His Word.  His Word is truth.  Learn to lean on Him.  Jesus beckons you:

“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest    for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matt 11:28-30).  NKJV

We must learn from Jesus, to not use all our energy fighting the burdens of life, but to surrender ourselves to Him, learning to carry our burdens gently and evenly, with humility and grace, never feeling the full weight upon us.  For He would have us to find rest in Him.

 

For a good read, pick up my Christian novel, “The Casting of Crowns,” by Betsy O. Borchardt.  Get it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, or order it at your favorite bookstore.

WHY ARE YOU HERE

People who give thanks

even through sorrows

and hardship

know the Lord.

Jesus is their constant,

their close Friend.

These self-directed ones

chose to turn to Jesus.

They abide in His love daily,

depend on Him for strength,

for joy, for purpose.

They pray,

knowing their vibrant, glowing

connection with Christ

is special to their Savior.

They’re part of a sphere

of believers

who don’t take God

for granted.

They know their purpose

in this life —

To embrace others

as Jesus embraces them.

To bring their friends,

their loved ones

into the light of loving Jesus,

embracing His love that

cannot die,

and living to please only Him.

Then our reward

if we accept it

is eternal life with Christ

our Savior and best Friend.

 

In my Christian novel, THE CASTING OF CROWNS, the heroine, Carissa embodies this same purpose of bringing others into a loving relationship with Jesus.  Follow Carissa and her friends as they wade deeper into the dark, threatening New World Order, seeking to save souls and learning to trust God.

Purchase THE CASTING OF CROWNS on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, or any online bookseller.      Betsy O. Borchardt

COME BACK TO JESUS

 Jesus is coming,

He’s calling to you,

“You are My beloved.

You dismissed Me too soon.

You followed a path

of selfish design.

Your pride has inflated

your ego, gone wild.

No one gathers

around your feet.

They’ve come back to Me

in humility.

Your friends learned the price

of living for self.”

Loneliness grows,

love flees away.

Kneeling, ashamed,

before the risen Savior,

prompts your confession

of glorifying self.

You’re connecting again

to the Lord of life,

praying and pleading

for blessings anew.

“Welcome back, My beloved child.

Your sins are forgiven.

I never stopped loving you.”

Order my Christian novel, THE CASTING OF CROWNS, on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, or any online bookseller.  It is available in both print and ebook.

     Betsy O. Borchardt

OUR SAVIOR LIVES

God could have abandoned us

Left us to die in our sins  

Instead He sent Jesus

our precious Savior

Who volunteered to die

in our place

for we are sinners to the core

He could have abandoned us

in Gethsemane

But His love for us

is unsurpassed

He died a cruel death

on the Cross

He would not let us

die in our sins

But woos us to the Cross

where we are convicted of the evilness

 of our sins

and of the power

of sin

to separate us from God

He leads us to repentance

then offers us forgiveness

in His mercy and grace

 

We worship a living Savior

God raised Him from the dead

Of this we are certain

Remember Thomas, who doubted

Then Jesus asked him

to put His hand in Jesus’ side

and look upon the holes in Jesus’ hands

The apostle became a missionary for Jesus

as did countless followers of Christ

Now, knowing Jesus is the Messiah

we, too, are asked to be missionaries

to spread the Good News

of what Jesus has done

to save us

Let us invite the Holy Spirit

to guide us in all things

Knowing that our loyalty to God

will be tested

before Christ Jesus comes again

 

STANDING WITH THE KING OF GLORY

Oh hopeless sight

Under cold, gray sky

dead and decaying

knarled tree branches reach heaven-ward

Heaven’s gate reflects light

Many will attempt to enter

naked and knarled

without robes of white linen

These souls were misinformed

God’s home is shut to sinners

Who can enter?

One leaning not

on one’s own understanding

but on Jesus

He is wise; we are

foolish in our own

reasoning

Rest on His leading

Show Him you love Him—

Obey the Ten Commandments

Claim His sacrifice on Calvary

Repent and seek after holiness

not the world’s pleasures

Prepare to stand

 in God’s presence

The gate to heaven

will open only for those

who follow Jesus Christ

and who know Him intimately

One can approach the throne

of God, with other

humble saints

clothed in His robe of righteousness

prepared for a permanent stay

with Him

the King of Glory

NO OTHER SAVIOR

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Draw close

Near to the Cross of Jesus

The Lamb of God

He is our salvation

Our deeds won’t do

To find favor with the Father

Jesus came to save

Our sins deface our beauty

We’re drawn toward sheer cliffs

Where Satan designs our destruction

Lay hold of the Rock–Jesus saves

The Spirit moves

On open hearts

We grasp our sin’s immense evil

Causing a heart change

We are repulsed

By our iniquity

And bow before Jesus

In repentance

Only Jesus’ sacrifice

Turns crimson sin

To pure white robes

Our iniquity cleansed

And virtue expanded

We gladly surrender

Our wills to God

CALLED TO HOLINESS

Receive freedom and liberty

Abide with God

Block Satan’s lies

He’ll deceive the mind

Constrict the body

Offer you the world

With a partial release

If you side with him

 

Shouldn’t I walk with Jesus

Some sense an easy way

Out of trouble

Ask Satan to give you

What you really want

Carnal pleasure that covers pain

Success for a lifetime

Fame you deserve

No matter the cost

 

What does Jesus require

Obedience, sacrifice, discipline

Not much of a life, you imagine

Turning aside

Departing from the Law

So what’s so wrong

With little sins, you reason

Most of us tell little lies

Desire what God has forbidden

Neglect the needy

Continue to swear

It’s no big deal, you say

Just camp on the fringe

Of the wicked a while

Have some fun

Explore heavenly pastures later

Nobody’s perfect

God will understand

 

But listen

God calls us to holiness

He created us

Loves us

And demands loyalty

We are to worship

Only Him

Not the idols of this world

 

God gifted us a heart

With a longing for Him

Only in relationship with God

Is there a ticket

To eternal life

Acceptance of Jesus’ sacrifice

On Calvary

And in the transforming

Nature of His love

Lies our freedom from condemnation

By the law

For He presents us

Sin free before the Father

Because He has assigned us

His righteousness

 

NEW LIFE WITH CHRIST

After trying to perfect myself

Through my own power

I’d become disconnected from Jesus

My Lord and Savior

I’m in ruins

I cannot heal myself

I hurt and bleed from the war

I’d put myself through

Facing Satan

With only my human defenses

Crushed on rocks below

 

My guilt became a burden

Until I came face to face

With Jesus

On Him I laid my burden

He bid us:

“Come to Me all you who

labor and are heavy laden,

and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you

and learn from Me, for I am

gentle and lowly in heart, and

You will find rest for your souls,

for My yoke is easy and My

burden is light.”  (Matt. 11:28-30 NKJV)

 

Aim to rededicate ourselves to Jesus

Continuing to do the work

He has given us

Praying daily to God

To keep the tether tight

Between ourselves and Jesus Christ

Letting Him keep us safe

Heal us with His balm

For there is no other

Great Physician

Able to heal humanity

 

 

 

 

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