Saturday, December 19, 2015

Doesn't Anybody Care?



As Christmas approaches it is becoming more and more obvious that there are
so many people throughout the world in need of God's love and mercy.
Please use this season of peace and goodwill to reach out to those in need
and give them the gift of Christ.  Show them that there IS someone who cares for them,
and that they are not alone, if they will just reach out to God and ask Him to forgive.


DOESN'T ANYBODY CARE?


Every day, as I look around me,
I see so many people filled with despair,
And, Lord, I find myself asking,
"Doesn't anybody care?"

There are people living on the streets,
Freezing cold, and with feet so bare,
And more and more I have to ask,
"Doesn't anybody care?"

I see so many so-called Christians
With more than enough money to spare,
But they only think of making more –
Why doesn't anybody care?

People are killing each other,
And sin is rife everywhere.
Oh, Lord, why doesn't anyone listen,
And why doesn't anybody care?

"My child, I know just what you mean,
And I hear your humble prayer.
That's why I sent my Son, Jesus –
To show you how much I care."

"If people would only obey My Word,
They'd be released from the tempter's snare,
So I want you to reach out to the world,
And tell them how much I care."

"Tell them, if they will confess their sin,
And if true repentance they will declare,
From all of their burdens they'll be set free,
And I'll show them just how much I care."

Copyright © 1999 Christine Chipman.  All rights reserved.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, and that your New Year is filled with an abundance of
God's mercy and grace.  Please leave any comments, good or bad, if you would be so kind,
as I'd love to know what people think and what they are going through.

Hugs 

Christine


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I OFTEN WONDER, FATHER...


Many times I have wondered, as I'm sure you must have, too, just why we have to endure so much
pain and suffering in our lives.  At one particularly bad time in my life, when I was suffering
from an acute attack of clinical depression, the Lord gave me the following words of hope.
I hope that you, too, will find some comfort in them.

 
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I so often wonder, Father,
Why I've been through so much pain,
And why, when I think things can't get worse,
They do, time and time again.
 
Sometimes I feel so lonely,
So afraid and full of doubt,
And wonder why it appears to me
That You have shut me out.

I see so many other people
Who seem happy and carefree…
They look so fit and healthy;
The complete opposite of me.
 
Why should I be the one to suffer,
While others live a life of ease,
For I'm the one who follows You,
But they do as they please.
 
 Then I move a little closer
And look into their eyes,
And through the window of their souls,
I see the fear they can't disguise.
 
They really don't have anything;
No love, no hope, no friends,
And I realise they do not know
Where they'll go when their life ends.
 
 Oh, Father, I now realise,
And in my heart I know it's true,
That, if I had never suffered,
I would never have met You.
 
For it was only because I suffered
That I began to seek You out,
And found that You're the answer
In my times of fire and drought.
 
 And when I think about my life,
And all that I've been through,
I realise I'm only here
Because of my belief in You.
 
There were times when I really thought
I just could not take any more,
But You were always with me,
To encourage and reassure.
 
 For every time I feel downhearted,
Or my body's racked with pain,
I only have to worship You
And my spirit soars again.
 
I only have to read Your Word
For my fear to disappear,
And, as I bow my head in prayer,
I know that You are near.
 
 So Father, please forgive my fear,
And please disregard my doubt,
For I know that You are always near,
And that You will never shut me out.
 
For You are my refuge and my strength,
My Saviour and my friend,
And I know that I will be with You,
When my life here comes to an end.
Copyright © 1998 Christine Chipman. All rights reserved.

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Christine

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Where Is He Now?


 

The Lord gave me this poem at a time when I was in the depths of despair.
Nothing was going right, my body was racked with pain, we were having financial difficulties,
and I was starting to wonder if God was really there at all.

I hope these words that He gave me will encourage you the same way they encouraged me.

WHERE IS HE NOW? 

If God is love, where is He now,
In my time of greatest need?
For I feel so lost and frightened,
My wounds so raw, they bleed.


Every day as I look around me,
I see nothing but trouble and strife…
Children die, people starve –
There is no respect for life.


 People worship all kinds of gods…
They curse God's name aloud –
Money and power mean everything…
And everyone is so proud.


 "I'm waiting here, My precious child,
And I see your troubled heart.
I want to save them all, you know,
But they have to do their part.


 My love for the world is so great,
That's why I sent My Son…
But they rejected Him, they turned away –
They could not see what He had done.


If you'll reach out to Him right now,
Your doubt and fear will end.
He's standing there with open arms,
And He wants to be your friend.


On the rugged cross He took your pain,
And He washed your sins away –
He
wants to keep you safe from harm,
If you'll give Him your heart today.


 As you do, His love will set you free,
And you'll feel such sweet release.
All your fear and doubt will disappear,
And your heart will be filled with peace."

Copyright © 1992 Christine Chipman. All rights reserved.

God bless you, and peace be with you!

Hugs

Christine

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The King Is Coming...

More and more lately the Lord has been placing on my heart the certain knowledge that He will be coming soon.  Of course, we do not know just when He will come, but the signs of the times seem to point so clearly to the fact that at no time in the past has so much of what was prophesied in the Word about the Lord's second coming been occurring.  The elect are being deceived by false prophets, wickedness and downright evil of every kind, as in the days of Noah, is rife throughout the world, natural disasters are increasing daily, the Jews now have a homeland of their own at last and are gathering there from the four corners of the world (a fact which such a short time ago seemed impossible), and only in our time have we been able to envisage the fact that the whole world could be destroyed in a matter of moments.  The Lord seems to be warning His people everywhere to be prepared - wake up, be alert - for the time of our redemption is nigh.  
So beloved friends, we need to keep looking up, because... THE KING IS COMING!

THE KING IS COMING

The King is coming, I know He is,
Though I don't know when it will be;
Maybe on a day just like this
He'll return for you and me.

I know He said He would come again
And for that day every soul should yearn,
For then you'll feel no more sorrow or pain,
If to Jesus you will turn.

He'll stand with arms spread open wide,
And all the Heavenly host will declare,
That He's come to take His holy Bride
To rise and meet Him in the air.

The dead in Christ will be the first to rise,
For their souls have waited for so long,
Then we who are alive will follow close behind
To finally join the Heavenly throng.

So are you watching and waiting for your King
To come and take you to His side,
Where forevermore His praise you'll sing
As His pure and holy Bride?

For He will come, of this I'm sure,
So keep looking to the sky.
Then with Him we'll reign forevermore –
He said He'd come, and He does not lie.
Copyright © 1997 Christine Chipman. All rights reserved.

God bless you, and peace be with you.

 Hugs

Christine

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Come Now, Holy Spirit!


This poem came to me when I was feeling weak and lonely.  I suffer from clinical depression, and there are times when I really need to know that the Lord is with me.  Whenever I feel down and alone, I usually only have to put on some praise and worship music and worship the Lord, and the Holy Spirit fills me with peace and a feeling of reassurance.  We need to realise that He IS always with us, guiding us, comforting us in times of sorrow, lifting us up when we fall, and sheltering us from all our enemies.  He is always there when we need Him.  All we have to do is reach out.


COME NOW, HOLY SPIRIT!
Come now, Holy Spirit,
And fill me with Your power –
I need to know You're with me
Every single hour. 

As I come into Your presence now,
I need to know Your will,
So I will sit in silence, Lord –
I will wait; I will be still.

As I go into the world today,
I need You as my guide,
To lead me and to strengthen me;
To know You're by my side.

May every word I speak, my Lord,
Be gentle, soft and warm;
May it reach the hearts of those I meet,
And calm the raging storm.

May the love of God pour out of me
And quench each thirsty soul;
Like a river of living water,
May it touch and make them whole.

The desire of my heart, my Lord,
Is for Your people to be free,
So let them see in me, my Lord,
None of self, but only Thee.
Copyright © 1993 Christine Chipman. All rights reserved.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

You Said The Time Would Come!



 Have you looked around you lately?  Have you noticed what is going on in the world today?

Where are all the Godly men who used to guide the young as they grew up?

Why is it that, in so many churches, people are looking for thrills and good times,
and expecting the Lord to give to them, instead of worshiping the Lord and
meeting together to give back to Him the honour due His name?

  Why are people listening to the heresy and false doctrine being preached in so many churches today?

Well, if you read His Word, in it God told us clearly what to expect!
He told us that this would happen in the end times before the Lord returned!

Are we, perhaps, living in the end times?  Is the Lord coming again soon?
I believe so, and the cry of my heart is, "Come, Lord Jesus, come!"
 YOU SAID THE TIME WOULD COME!
You said the time would come, my Lord,
When even the elect could be deceived,
Because men would preach false doctrine,
And their words would be received.

You firmly warned us not to listen
To the lies these men conceived,
For only if he preaches Your Word
Should any man be believed.

You told us that in the Bible
The truth would be revealed -
It would be plainly there to see,
Not deeply hidden or concealed.

You warned us to heed Your Spirit,
Not the deceitful words of men -
Through Him Your Truth we'd clearly see,
If we had truly been born again.

You said that men would twist Your words
And preach a message that is untrue,
And that for everyone they led astray
They would have to account to You.

Well, Lord, these things are happening
Right around the world today,
And far too many of Your people
Are being so horribly led astray.

So, Lord, I ask You to intercede,
And, please, open Your people's eyes
To see these men for what they are,
And that their words are blatant lies!

Help them to turn back to Your Word
So they can find out what is true,
And Lord, please guide them on the path
That will lead them back to You!

Copyright © 1998 Christine Chipman. All rights reserved.

God bless you, and peace be with you.

 Hugs

Christine

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Love Flowed Like A River


This particular poem came to me one day when I was meditating on the meaning of the Cross and what
Jesus actually did for us when He died. I hope this poem helps you, too, to remember and be thankful
for the amazing love He has for us which was demonstrated by His awesome sacrifice.

Just think!  Even though we are not worthy, our dear Lord Jesus was willing to lay down His life for you & me.

This is the TRUE meaning of love.

 

 LOVE FLOWED LIKE A RIVER

Love flowed like a river
From the cross that blessed day,
For when Jesus shed His precious blood,
He washed all my sins away.

By the stripes He bore upon His back,
Every sickness and disease were healed,
And with the crown of thorns upon His head,
His majesty was revealed.

The nails that pierced His hands and feet
Did not hold Him on the tree –
For they were just a symbol,
Of His love for you and me.

As He yielded up His life in love,
His friends could only mourn –
The earth shook, the sky went dark,
And in the temple the veil was torn.

At that moment the barriers came down
Between us and God above,
So now we can freely enter in
To the fullness of God's love.

They took Him down and buried Him,
And thought that was the end.
He had told them all what lay in store –
They just could not comprehend.

For He rose again, He is alive,
He's banished fear and strife –
Because death could not hold Him down,
I now have eternal life.

So won't you reach out to Him
And give to Him your heart?
So He can fill you with His peace
And from your side He'll never depart.

Copyright © 1993 Christine Chipman. All rights reserved

God bless you, and peace be with you.

 Hugs

Christine

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