The Fear of God

The Fear of God

The Fear of God is wonderful
And precious in His sight.
A reverent awe as we approach
His throne is good and right.
The Maker of the universe
Allows us to come near.
We must not take this lightly, but
Approach with reverent fear.
We know no matter how we try,
We always will fall short
Of His perfection so we fear
To enter in His court.
We humbly bow, prostrate ourselves,
Afraid to see His face.
We long for Him but know we come
Here only by His grace.
For nothing we could hope to do
Would earn this honored spot
Here at the feet of our great God
That Jesus’ blood has bought.
We must remember what it took
To just approach His throne.
So let our grateful tears flow free
To know we are His own.

(C)2016 Denise McKenney

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I Trust

I Trust

I know Your ways are far beyond
What I can understand,
Like when You reached down to Mom’s room
And gently took her hand.
I knew I had to let her go;
I couldn’t make her stay,
But God, You know how very much
I miss her to this day.
I have faith that You did what’s best
In taking her with You,
And I will simply trust You, Lord.
I know You’ll see me through.
Though pain still grips my heart and I
Miss having her with me,
I trust You to take care of her
With love, eternally.
Please tell her that I love her still
And even through my tears,
I praise You, and await the day
Your Blessed Son appears.

(c) 2016 Denise McKenney

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Three Years

Three Years

Mom, I still love and miss you so,
Since God took you away.
I can’t believe it’s been three years.
I don’t know what to say.
My eyes still fill with tears sometimes;
My heart contracts with pain.
I want to come and visit you
Or call and talk again.
I see some trinket you would love
And start to reach for it,
Imagining your sweet delight,
And then, the mem’ries hit.
I know that you’re with Jesus now,
A so much better place,
And yet, I still wish you were here
And we could still embrace.
I love you, Mom. I miss you so.
And I cry for you,  still.
But when I do, I try to say,
I know it was His will.
I can’t say that I like it, but
I know you’d just say, “Hon,
God is the Lord, no matter what.
So say, ‘Thy will be done.'”

(c) 2016 Denise McKenney

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The True Cross

I was looking at a beautiful wrought iron scroll work cross on my wall a few nights ago and the thought came to me that the true cross isn’t so beautiful. We must keep the truth in mind and not just look at pretty crosses. The True Cross has unimaginable beauty. Remember the meaning of the death and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior on this Resurrection Sunday.

The True Cross

The true Cross has no beauty that
We see with mortal eyes.
It’s rough and stained, but with our hearts
We see past that disguise.
The Cross is everlasting life
With Jesus Christ, our King.
His love poured out to cleanse our souls
Of each abhorrent thing.

The true Cross has no beauty that
The human eye can see,
But my soul sees the beauty in
Salvation bought for me.
The price was of it was very high:
It cost God’s only Son!
But when He died upon that cross
He knew His work was done.

The true Cross has no beauty that
The world could ever tell.
Without that Cross, however, we
Would all be left in hell.
The Cross and risen Savior mean
That heaven is in sight
If our eyes are on Jesus and
We walk with Him in light.

(c) 2016 Denise McKenney


Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

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Clear Eyes

Clear Eyes

Lord, I pray You’ll clear my eyes
And open them to see
The many blessings You pour down
And shower over me.
You give me life and shelter from
The enemy’s great schemes.
You listen to my prayers and fill
My heart with hopes and dreams.
You gently guide me through each day.
If I will lend an ear,
You speak to me and offer words
I badly need to hear.
You scatter seeds inside my heart
And give me ones to sow
In other hearts, then You send rain
To make the flowers grow.
No matter what the world may send
To try to spoil my day,
I pray, Dear Lord, You’ll help me see
Your blessings, come what may.
Amen

(C) Denise McKenney


Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

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Life-Giving Rain

Life-Giving Rain

There is a place where no rain falls:
The desert: barren, dead.
So don’t let storms of life leave you
To cower in your bed.
The rain can be life-giving if
You’ll only drink it in.
So let the living water wash
You clean from all your sin.
Remember it is only rain
That makes the rainbow shine
When light is shining through the gloom.
It is God’s lovely sign,
Reminding us He’s always near
No matter how we feel.
So look to Him for light and see
The bow as His great seal.
He promised He would not forsake
Nor leave us on our own.
So just dance in the pouring rain
And marvel how you’ve grown.

(c) 2015 Denise McKenney


Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

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Loving Eyes

I almost put this one on my calendar card. Seems the other one is what God wanted, though, as it has touched so many.

Loving Eyes

When I look at a manger scene,
I see a blood-stained cross.
The Babe grew up and died for me.
My gain for heaven’s loss.
Do I think of this miracle
Each day, throughout the year?
Do I forget the sacrifice He made
To draw me near?
Lord, please help me remember that
You gave Your Son for me,
So I could come to heaven and
Love You eternally.
Please clear my faulty vision and
Help me to realize
No matter what I’m looking at
Your Love should be my eyes.

(c) 2015 Denise McKenney


Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

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