If We Seek

Our Lord said we will know people by their fruit. Another way of saying that is, “Look at the evidence,” or “Pay attention to the outcome of any one action.” Since we are governed by the law of reaping and sowing, or you could say cause and effect, we can rest assured that we can learn right from wrong. We can also trust that all and only good comes from the Father. Though spiritual maturity doesn’t happen overnight, we can still rest assured that if we ask for spiritual growth, or for the fruit of the Holy Spirit, it will be given; if we seek, we will find; if we knock, it shall be opened unto us: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks the door will be opened (Matt. 7:7-8). It’s not like a fairy godmother gift, it is putting on the mind of Christ and being transformed by the way we think. It’s a lifetime of growing up.

Living Water

In Hebrews 12:1 we see that the witnesses of Christ were allegorically a cloud. The Holy Spirit is symbolized as Living Water. As Christians take in the Holy Spirit they get so full that they begin to rain on others and as they rain they freshen the air and cause it to feel and smell so clean. The wind is a symbol used for the “force” of the Holy Spirit or of a spirit. The Holy Spirit is a peaceful force and one is able to be lifted by it as he turns toward it, thereby rising into the heavenlies. I love parables, allegories, and symbolism!hat they begin to rain on others and as they rain they freshen the air and cause it to feel and smell so clean. The wind is a symbol used for the “force” of the Holy Spirit or of a spirit. The Holy Spirit is a peaceful force and one is able to be lifted by it as he turns toward it, thereby rising into the heavenlies. I love parables, allegories, and symbolism!

Carry On

If you are burdened down with sorrow,
Feeling all alone and sad;
Look at all the things around you,
They’ll lift you up and make you glad.

If your problems are like mountains,
Remember you are not alone;
The Lord is standing there beside you,
He’ll give you strength to carry on.

If your cross seems much to heavy,
Just bow your knee to Yah above,
He has said he will not leave you;
Let Him enfold you in His love.

You are safe in His protection,
Never doubt, nor fret, nor fear;
If you’ll trust Him, He will keep you;
When you need Him He is near.

Have you noticed how Yah loves us?
How He cares for us each day?
It seems He’s always sending blessings,
All the time, in every way.

We should always count our blessings,
Then try to help someone in need;
First we’re sowing, then we’re reaping,
And He multiplies the seed.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Bow Earth Receive Your King

Through the ages echoes sounded
Of salvation’s grandest theme;
Sung by angels, told by prophets,
Bow, oh earth, receive your King.

Lift your voice now and sing it,
The sweetest melody of time.
Raise your hands and praise the Savior,
Join the angels as they chime.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Blessings in the Storm

You Saints of Yah, don’t ever fear,
The storm clouds overhead,
He took the punch right out of them,
And makes them bless instead.

We must not quake and tremble
As if He lost his power,
He calms the wind in thunder-storms,
And sends a nice warm shower.

He didn’t bear the cross for naught,
He died to set us free;
So don’t accept fear’s bondage,
Just shout the victory.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Beyond

Beyond this time of sore travail,
Beyond this time of sin and strife;
There is a glory yet unseen,
Where we shall have abundant life.

Beyond the pain and grief we bear,
Beyond the failures of this realm;
When we shall rise above the flesh,
To ever be complete in Him

Beyond the impostor’s camouflage,
Beyond religion’s pomp and glow;
We’ll enter into life at last,
Where the healing waters flow.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Beholding His Kingdom

We see His kingdom drawing near,
We’ve heard the message loud and clear;
The crown of thorns, His agony,
Was that which purchased this for me.

He who bore our sin and shame,
To magnify His Father’s name,
Has now redeemed us from our sin,
To death’s grim task to make an end.

We see the signs; we know it’s near,
The promise that we hold so dear.
When we shall stand before the throne,
And hear Him say “You are my own.”

Mildred Eslick Garner

Before

This story is really yours and mine,
But it goes back before our time;
Before the day that time began,
Before there was a sea or land.

Before rebellion, before sin,
Even before life began;
Before the light began to shine,
It was before the dawn of time.

Before there was a sob or tear,
Or anything at all to fear;
Before the wind began to blow,
Or there had ever been a snow.

Before Yah said, “Let there be light,
When everything was black as night;
Before a book was ever read,
Or one word was ever said.

Before Adam, before Eve,
Before the serpent did deceive;
Before a prayer was ever prayed,
Or earth’s foundation had been laid.

Yah conceived a wondrous plan,
That in His image He’d make man,
And isn’t it a marvelous thing,
That He chose man to be the king?

Mildred Eslick Garner

Angels Move at His Command

This is the days of heart-felt sorrow,
A time to mourn and feel great pain.
When satan attacks with all his fury,
It seems our hopes and faith is vain.

Do not fear, nor fret, nor slumber,
Our victory now is drawing near.
Remember this, His word is sovereign,
We’ll get the prize, He will appear.

Do you feel your strength is waning?
Do not think you cannot stand?
He knows our strength is insufficient,
And angels move at His command.

Our faith will gain for us the victory,
Upon His word we must depend.
He is Commander of this army,
And His honor He will defend.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Abiding Care

Thanks for your love, Blessed Savior,
Your mercy beyond compare;
For the patience and goodness you have shown us,
And your ever-abiding care.

Thanks for the rain and the sunshine,
And for the good word we share.
For the confidence to know that you love us,
And for always answering prayer.

Thanks for our families and loved ones,
For friends which are kind and true.
And for the warmth that always surrounds us,
And all of the other things too.

Thanks for the comforter and teacher;
For your blessed rod of correction,
For each cross, each trial, and the process
That is leading us on into perfection.

Mildred Eslick Garner

Bless Yahweh, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name.
Bless Yahweh, Oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all
your iniquities; who heals all your diseases. Who redeems your life from destruction,
who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies: Who satisfies your
mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Psalm 103:1-5