Beloved

BELOVED

The God of the universe
The same God that paints the sunsets
The same God that made the world
Has chosen to call me His beloved

I did not have to earn His love
He pursued, wouldn’t let me go
I rebelled, I thought enough,
Then He called me His beloved

I felt His love envelop me
A love so unconditional
Had never felt so great a peace
I knew it was a miracle

If I listen when I pray
I can gently hear Him say
‘You are mine”–I feel so blessed
Knowing I am His beloved

My role in this is to be-loved
Not because of who I am
But because of who He is

God is love

I am beloved, I am His

By:

Lissette Trahan

Comments on Beloved

What a wonderful word “Beloved”

Why am I called His Beloved? Not
because I earned it, not because I am
worthy. I sin everyday.

What have I ever done to deserve that
unconditional love?

The Bible says
Beloved, now we are the children of God.

He loved me first, He chose me. He died so
that I would receive Him.
The Holy Spirit.

John was the “the beloved disciple” who
leaned on Jesus during the last supper. Who
was given the honor to take care of Mary.
He was the one disciple at the cross,

I humbly accept being His beloved.
Undeserved, unconditional love.
I am filled with joy and gratitude.

1 John 3:2
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it
doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we
know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is.”

How Can That Be

HOW CAN THAT BE

Oh God, so many years have slipped away
Years where I know I’ve gone astray
You then revealed Yourself to me
Sin you are gone, how can that be?

Whatever path that I went down
You pursued me all along
Your love disarmed me so completely
Now my desire is just to please thee

Whenever I remember, how faithful You have been
It brings tears to my eyes, I know that I have sinned
Confess my sins—-where do I start?
How could I’ve kept you far apart?

If I could start again, would I live differently?
But I know sin would be there
Oh Lord how can that be?

Then I remember Jesus who gave His life for me
He came down here to save us so that we could be free
Those sins I was enslaved to are not a part of me
I am a new creation, a proof that all can see

Jesus is the answer ”That is how it can be”

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT

How have I gone astray?
My biggest sin has been to ignore Him.
I get busy, I get distracted, I become too involved
with the things of this world.

However, when I turn back to Him, He is there
with His arms open to receive me.

All of us in this human journey are seeking
something, seeking God, seeking purpose in
life.

Temptations, sin and problems will always be
there.

When I turn to Jesus, that is when I realize
He is the only thing that matters

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;
then we shall see face to face. Now I know in
part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully
known

Christmas Poem

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!

CHRISTMAS

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem
Very few knew what it meant
Today I know more than they did then,
History’s greatest event

It is still hard for me to grasp
How deep a love He had to have
To leave the life He had with God
Knowing the plan–what it would cost

He knew we would not survive
Unless He came and paid the price
It had to be a sinless life
The lamb of God, the sacrifice

At Christmastime as we reflect
What God did when He sent His son
How could I possibly neglect
To love
To praise
That Christmas, Christ agreed to come

He left us the great gift of love

By:

Lissette Trahan

Mary

MARY

Have you ever thought of Mary
What she was told that day
It must have been so scary
To have been told that way

You are to be a Mother, Gabriel announced to her
How? I am still a virgin, was how Mary replied
The Holy Ghost shall come on thee, is what it says she heard
She must have been in wonder, completely mystified

Then comes more bewilderment, Gabriel was not yet through
You will bring forth a son, He’ll be the Son of God
What trust God had in Mary, He knew what she would do
Behold the maiden of the Lord, she said without a doubt

Mary, already had a spouse, what was to be her fate
In those days it was a crime, she could be stoned to death
When God plans your life you know He’ll keep you safe
Mary could have said no, but willingly said yes

Mary said yes to a future, not knowing what it would be
I want to follow that example, and let God work through me

By:

Lissette Trahan

Prophecy

PROPHECY

The more I read the bible
More clearly I can see
The miracle of Prophecy
That leads me straight to Thee

So many years neglected
At first I could not see
How it was all connected
The Old, the New
And what’s to be

In searching the Old Testament
I see the New fulfilled
His Word is all one statement
How great is Prophecy

It shows me that His Word
From Genesis to end
All points to my Redeemer
How can I make amends

How did I miss the miracle
Your Word was there to see
A beautiful love letter
Made specially for me.

By:

Lissette Trahan

We Perish Lord

WE PERISH LORD

I looked around the world today
Chaos, Confusion, Disarray
The pain and sorrow, hurt and care
Lord, “What is happening out there?”

What’s happened to the unity
That stood for home and family
Where did the love and honor go
A child to parents used to show?

Abortion, Drugs, Adultery
Are words this generation knows
Corruption’s all that I can see
Lord, “Are you really in control?”

The Faith and Hope and Charity
This nation had and used to share
Where has it gone, it used to be?
We perish Lord, Why don’t You care?

This world You died and suffered for
Does it not need you anymore?
I fear that it’s so blind to see
Are we repeating history?

Son of David, have mercy on me
Incline Your ear, please hear my plea
I know nothing’s too hard for you
For they don’t know Lord what they do

Pour forth Your spirit – awake the dead
Those stony hearts will turn instead
Your grace and love will mightily
Do miracles Lord, as you did for me.

By:

Lissette Trahan

Promises

PROMISES
 
God I am so sorry
I have offended thee
It’s always the same story
These sins that beset me

I cry out so sincerely
Confess and promise You
These sins I lay before thee
Again I’ll never do

Then comes a bright new morning
I praise and worship You
My sins have been forgiven
I’ll start my life anew

So here I am this eve-ning
What did I do today?
I thoroughly examine
What did I have to say?

Alas, the same old story
I have offended Thee
I come again so humbly
Knowing You will hear me

As I kneel down before you
I realize gratefully
Your promises to me
Are not like mine to Thee.

By

Lissette Trahan

Where Have You Been?

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN

Early do I seek Him
With a cry deep from within
My prayer was just to know Him
Why do I search again?

My bibles, books, and tapes
I frantically search through
One glimpse, one sign this day, O Lord
That’s all I ask of you

You said I’d never thirst again
Why then my panting heart
One look was all you gave me then
Now how to live apart

With tears of desperation
I dropped down to my knees
My God have You forgotten
Your promises to me?

And then ever so gently
I heard deep from within
Your prayer was just to know me
Why do you search again?

The day you opened up the door
And asked me to come in
I have been waiting here for you
My child “Where have you been”?

By

Lissette Trahan

It’s No Coincidence

IT’S NO COINCIDENCE

I know it’s no coincidence
I live just where I do
You’ve planned my life and know my ways
You know me through and through

When trials come along the way
As they so often do
I know it’s no coincidence
I feel so close to you

The joy that soars within me
At the mention of your name
I know it’s no coincidence
Through death my life You claimed

When nothing is the matter
But I still feel so cast down
I know it’s no coincidence
Scriptures with love abound

A peace that I don’t understand
Yet flows through all of me
I know it’s no coincidence
You promised it would be

And then sometimes I wonder
Lord, Why do you love me
He said , “It’s no coincidence
That you happen to be”

With love and joy I formed you
And knew all you would be
You see it’s no coincidence
That you belong to me.

By:

Lissette Trahan

What Really Matters

WHAT REALLY MATTERS

I’ve reached another crossroad
In my life today
Two paths I have before me
Confusion either way

Changes that make me tremble
Choices so hard to make
My circumstances tell me
My whole life is at stake

Just when I started feeling
That my life was orderly
You turned it upside down again
O Lord, Why should it be?

All that I see before me
Is a life so far away
From everything that matters
O Lord, I want to stay

And as I turn to go my way
I glimpse so fearfully
At that rough and jagged path
That was not meant for me

Amongst the thorns and briers
And many deep val–leys
I see someone so very dear
That says “Come Follow Me”

Now all I see before me
Is a life so far away
With everything that matters
Yes Lord, I’ll go your way.

By:

Lissette Trahan