Friday, July 25, 2014

Battle Lines

Today the battle is on

The fighting is fierce

My enemy is cunning and strategic

Help me to not fight alone

Or rely on my own strength, wisdom, power and might

May I have the victory in Christ alone

Before the battle begins let me prepare my mind

Thoughts taken captive in obedience to Christ

The victory will begin with praise and thanksgiving

Through this battle

May You be glorified, honored and praised

When the evening falls may I stand victorious in Christ

by Susan Wachtel

July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014


It seems Your hand of providence
Is best understood when looking back

As I move forward in faithful obedience
I see that You have prepared the way

I feel Your gentle hand guiding me
Directing my footsteps

With each step taken I can clearly see
That You have gone before me and prepared the way

Lord, I must confess that I don’t understand
The whys and wherefore of this new chapter

I’m not certain what You will be doing in me
Or how You might use me as part of Your plan

When I feel weak and overwhelmed
Help me to cry out to You for strength, wisdom and peace

Help me to not hesitate in fear of the unknown
But unwaveringly follow Your lead

by Susan Wachtel
July 10, 2014