A journey with God

When God came into my life
I knew there was a higher power
I did not know what I would feel
The feeling that has risen from dust
God knew, I was searching
He knew what he would see when he found me

God created us, he put us here on earth
To lead this life, I begun anew
Learning as I go
Sharing, giving what I can

God knew I would stumble
Oh! how I have fallen at times
He knew I would suffer
He knew I would call out
Sometimes crying out to Jesus

In desperation

So many mistakes, so many difficult choices
He knew that I would falter
Lessons I needed to learn from them
There were times, when it was more that I could take

I cried out

People told me, God had a plan for me
Oh! at times I wish I knew
From the very first day I was born
As you can tell, it’s frustrating at times
But soon I started to see His way

A new journey started

God was teaching me patience
How to grow in patience
If only I knew, slowly
Love, trust, strength, faith and Grace

A new life in God

The love the grew inside me
All the good, that you do
God has be noticing the changes I made
He has seen the work I’ve done

He has carried me
Placed his hands
On my shoulders
Knowing the pain I carried
In my heart, each and every day

Life brought me to my knees
Some gave up on me
God has kept the ones around
That are true

There came a day
When I saw
The hand of God at work
The love He has been sharing
God saved my life
God created my life for me


A journey with God
In Jesus name Amen


Peace and Hope

Lately I’ve been wondering, “Why?” I’m exhausted in the last 6 years I’ve done a great deal. I’ve done a complete turn around in my life. Resettled built a home, not literally moved into a small home. God replaced all the things I lost tenfold. I did  not realise how exhausting life can be renewing your life. There has been so much I gathered in 6yrs, so much life.


A jolt of energy has happened today
Energy to write, I’ve struggled lately
My sleep takes me on a journey
Something inside me shifts into place
The old ways of life and “being” seem to shed off me
The weight is lighter on my shoulders
I’m floating, today
“I’ve changed
All that I know and known to be true”
The path I’m traveling, I’m not to blame


The good and the bad, everything and I mean everything
Are all part of my life, I don’t know why things happened
Or what is going to happen, there’s
Just knowing someone is there
Looking after me, no matter what
God is there

Habits and ways well lived for a long time
Have ways of showing up at inopportune times
Holding you from moving forward
There are times when I’m stuck
Struggling to move forward
I’ve been leaping forward then
I crash in exhaustion

Life takes me on a ride
Full of ups and downs
Life keeps moving
Far beyond my reach
I don’t have much option
It’s life

I have a say in the path I take
Carry within my heart what it knows to be true
Honour the whispers that linger
In my soul
They will carry me on my path
to success

I’ve been continually letting go
I’ve struggled, but I had to let go
Parts of me that are well worn
I don’t need them anymore
From time to time they rise
I have the ability to live above them
I know I can do it

There is the journey of life to take now
The piers where my life stood before
Have been wipe clean

There’s a new day rising
There is only forward now



Peace and Hope
5. 1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us..

Praise to God for a Living Hope
1 Peter 3-5
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

A letter to myself

Taking time out from your life, working out where your life is going, what you’re achieving in life. I’ve had to do this recently, realizing where I am at and where I am headed.

It was a silent time, taking time out. The last few years had been so busy; I had not spent time on me.

Spending time on me, shedding of the past, had lifted a great deal of weight of my shoulders, treading on new ground had transformed me. It didn’t happen in a moment, or a split second, accepting different life circumstances has given me a new life.

It’s something we need to do; taking time out, enabling me to keep moving forward in my life.

I remember, I had a great deal of dreams in my life, goals, things I desired to achieve, and they failed. I could not formulated them, get down to the nuts and bolts of them, I couldn’t bring them into reality. The big dreams were dreams, but they never were accomplished, today I reflect on them and know why they were never accomplished. One big word for and that is “Life”, it is only a small word but it has a great deal of meaning. Today I am accomplishing a few of my dreams. Sorting out the untidy bits of my life has been a challenge.

I am excited about life, but I bought myself down to ground level, trying to understand what I have achieved, my efforts I put into each and every day. I know I still have mountains to climb.

At the moment, focusing on what is here and now is difficult, dreams are wonderful, but you have to focus on what is here and now. Focusing on today, I remind myself, will help in creating the end result.

It’s hard to do that, I get so excited now about life. My phycologist gave me a hug and told me, “Have a great life.”

Part of me, says there is a turmoil going on inside me, exploring a new found freedom in life. Can we ever get in our own way of life? I think we can on so many levels.

I know I have been, growing more each day, developing as an individual, understanding all that is a challenge. Discovering finally I am becoming a person that I was meant to be all those years ago. I have been trying to raise my standards, to keep moving forward. My life kept me out of practice for so many years.

By focusing on one thing at a time, will ease the pressure of new life.

I guess, this is a lesson I have to learn, I know there will be difficulties levelling my life. I am faced with new challenges and situations. I know it will lead me, somewhere else; I will grow further even better than before. Taking the steps I have taken in my life, I will need to discipline myself to remain focused.

The way I was before, just won’t cut it anymore, I have to grow, evolve. There is an idea I have on the table at the moment. By completing it, I know I will grow further.


Constantly improving my life will lead me to new heights.

This is going to take my energy, to get up this new mountain; I love to walk to climb mountains. I know I can achieve this, my heart and mind is focused on my next journey.

Each new morning is a new step, chipping away and I will achieve.

I am committed to every day.

When we untie the chains of the past we can achieve. With the amazing Grace of God.



The gentle touch of a hand

There is a sound
The beautiful sound of music
So gentle, the gentle touch of a hand
That saved me
Lost but now I am found
Once blinded by light
Like a child taught to obey
Grace of the Lord, grabbed my heart
And by grace my fears were gone
Like a child, the first hour of life
The first hour I believed
There is a sound
The beautiful sound of music
So gentle, the gentle touch of a hand
That saved me
Lost but now I am found
Once blinded by light
I have already come
Through many dangers
Journey’s by Grace of the Lord
The Lord has led me home
The Lord has shown me the way
His word, is my hope, my security
He will as long as my life endures
He is my armour, my shield
A life of joy and peace, now
Bright and shining as the sun
As the days grow silent
Echoes of God’s praises
Or the sphere of fortune
When time first began
There is a sound
The beautiful sound of music
So gentle, the gentle touch of a hand
That saved me
Lost but now I am found
Once blinded by light
Through the noises of night
The gentle touch of a hand setting me free
The touch of the Lord

My guiding spirit

My guiding light, is there by day and night
I know Your there my guiding spirit
Today an always You are my comfort through the darkest of times
When I’m troubled, the one thing I now
You are there my guiding light, my spirit

You are my thoughts, my vision, You are what life should be
Your arms wrap around me, I’m safe, sheltered from the stormy sea of life
Lifted up in Your care, carried over, every burden, every care
There’s no mountain, no road, I can’t conquer just as long as You are there

There are times when the nights are cold
The journey along the cold lonely road
But in the end I see Your light
No doubts, or desperation, no uncertainty, no fear
When you share, your thoughts,, your love,, the spirit that binds

The power of Your Salvation Is guiding me

My guiding light, is there by day and night
I know Your there my guiding spirit
Today an always You are my comfort through the darkest of times
When I’m troubled, the one thing I now
You are there my guiding light, my spirit

In Jesus name Amen


All doubts and anxieties

And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Each day before us, life appears
To be an eyewitness of life
Writing to you all, as we see life
Life through all ages
Life that has always existed
Which actually is visible before us

Dear God, You are the light of life
You teach us how to live, through Your teaching
Through Your Grace and understanding of life
You lead us to life with Lord, Jesus
Who was crucified and rose from the dead
Sow us Your power, and the vision
Christ is visible within us
His life has become my life
All doubts and anxieties
The darkness of night befalls us
Yet as we sleep we are within Your word
Your words are gathered and spread around the world
Your will spreads through heaven, an earth
Down to those in dire need
Let Your light shine above all

In Jesus name Amen

Luke 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with

“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and
the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.

Luke 8:14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who

That which fell among the thorns means those who have heard, but as they go on their
way, the Message is stifled by the anxieties, wealth and gaieties of time A Remnant of Israel
5In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice. 6But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace. 7What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;…



May You touch our lives

You give us a new heart and mind
My heart had hardened, with years of grinding
You took away my hardened heart
And gave me a new heart, softened and new
Your spirit now thrives in us all
As we follow Your ways
That You have shown us

Dear God, may You touch our lives
So that we can awaken Your spirit that lives quietly within us
As the Holy Spirit flows, through heaven and earth
Our lives may feel the Joy of Your Spirit
So we cannot be overpowered by the demonic Spirits of the world
May Your Spirit cleanse us of all worldly things
So we cannot be overpowered by sin

You touch our lives so that we can be born anew
Leading us to heaven, as we fight for all good on earth
I knew there was a life I could lead, I was led to you
You have heard my prayers, You softened my hardened heart
I listen for You now, many are sighing, this Christmas
Searching for you, their Saviour, they do not know where to turn
Your power can lift the hearts of many, blending their souls with yours
Bringing them Joy, when they need it most, they maybe sad
Hurt, or in despair, somewhere, show them, so they may find You, as I did
There is trust in Your word, I found trust again, there is victory over despair and people trusting in you and sure of victory through the great grace you give in answer to our prayers. Amen.
There is Grace in  God

In Jesus name Amen


Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from
you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 11:19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new

I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove
from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.  

2 Corinthians 3:3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the

epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of
the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.

The mystery of life

As change was about to come in my life, I despaired about the uttermost effort. Not knowing where to turn, the new birth of my life came from above, not from anything surrounding me, I cannot deny or conceal the truth because it would be false comfort, I am admitting to the world now that my new life has come from God.
As I went about my life for the first twelve months before my divorce, you have no idea how lost I was, I had no sense of direction. We have all heard the saying, “Automatic pilot,” well that was me.
It took me at least two years to realise, I could change, that was about the time I decided to get fully immersed and baptised as an adult. There was no difficulty about the decision, it was necessary so I could implement change in my life. Salvation a life changing experience was something only God could give me my belief in Jesus started growing stronger. It is sometimes hard to understand the new feeling I have since my baptism and a period of time as my faith has grown.
My trust in Jesus has lifted me with answered prayer, there have been times when I have got down on my knees and prayed. Life changing experiences that I did not know I could manage on my own. Those experiences I have dealt with the Lords help and regenerating my life. Creating my life anew in a new world.. People have not done the believing for me, I have done the believing. Jesus died on the cross for us, so we can believe for eternal.
With a changing heart, now the Holy Spirit works in my life, in mysterious ways the Holy Spirit is helping me, I have seen an experienced the results. Relief in tension, I’ve stopped running from my life, I feel peace, I am able for the first time to face fears. To me it is mysterious to me to experience feelings that I do now. It is the Holy Spirit working in my life.
I am learning that God works in his own way, I have not sat still letting God do all the work, I have done my share of the work learning and reading the Bible attending studies research God’s word.
With grace, repentance and belief, without the Lord in my life I would not have been able to do any of the changes in my life. Throwing my trust in Jesus and waiting on Him I am able now to accept and willingly walk with God. I still find it hard to explain changes, for those that have known me personally can see the changes in my life and me, I know I was in danger of going down when I first settled back in South Australia. I was so far down in depression, I could not raise my head to see in front of me. All the phycologists could not help till a Christian counsellor lifted me out of darkness but I still was not there, I was still running from my past.
The mystery of life has worked in my life. The mystery of the Holy Spirit, healing me, I have accepted the mystery. Difficulties that kept me from living now saved by the Lord our Saviour God, has given me a second chance at life by growing in faith, grace, belief.
Matthew 3:8 Therefore let your lives prove your change of heart;

Matthew 10:10 no bag for your journey, nor change of linen, nor shoes, nor stick; for the labourer deserves his food.

Matthew 17:2 There in their presence His form underwent a change; His face shone like the sun, and His raiment became as white as the light.

Matthew 18:3 And said, Truly, I say to you, If you do not have a change of heart and become like little children, you will not go into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 6:12 And they went out, preaching the need for a change of heart in men.
Galatians 4:10
You observe days, and months, and times, and years.

Daniel 2:21
And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
© bjsscribbles

Grace in our life

In my search through the Bible, I find Grace mentioned a great deal making me question. What is Grace?
I am going to try and explain it for myself to be able to understand it better. When I was growing up the only time Grace was mentioned and that was Christmas time rarely it was said in prayer for Christmas.
Now I am living differently I would like to understand what Grace does for me. To be able to know the definition of Grace, I read somewhere it is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. Dare we try and count the times.
To me God’s Grace is undeserved favour, For example grace is God doing good for us that we do not deserve. I have wondered, “How come I deserve the life I have been given a second chance?” As I look at the meaning of Grace and mercy an understanding, God has not judged me, he has blessed me with good that I thought I did not deserve. Because of God’s mercy, I did not receive judgement for my sins,, but because of God’s grace, I receive eternal life and promises though I feel I do not deserve them. Both mercy and grace come to me through Lord Jesus Christ.
God’s grace has given me strength, fullness as a new believer and lifted me out of weakness. God empowers us to be sufficient in all things through good work. God’s grace working in us give us the strength to carry on, God is sufficient for us to battle through any situation we face. Within God’s grace developing inside me He has offered me salvation for life. My growing Faith has saved me, not that of coping on my own through the gift of God. In Romans there is a great deal that has helped me start a new life, being one of the first things I was shown by friends that pointed out that we are justified by the grace of God. I have committed myself to learning about God and walking closer to God and I am surprised at the amount of peace I have found in my life, by the grace of God. As I walk closer with God the need for Grace from God I also need strength and sufficiency.
People around me have accepted me for what I am it has not all been in vain because I have changed. People have laboured around me helping me learn but by the grace of God, I have been made whole again and a servant of God.
I have discovered, learned we need the grace of God, God offered me a new life, I did stray when I first settled, but I realise now life was nothing without Jesus.
The daily strength God has given me so I can walk through life with confidence.
For me now today, God’s love means moving heaven and earth to save us and to save those who cannot save themselves. God’s son was placed on the cross so that we might be reconciled to God and received into heaven.
Matthew 19:11 “It is not every man,” He replied, “who can receive this teaching, but only those on whom the grace has been bestowed.
Luke 1:28 And the angel came in to her and said, Peace be with you, to whom special grace has been given; the Lord is with you.
Luke 2:40 The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Romans 1:5 through whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name’s sake;
Romans 1:7 to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 1:11 For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;

Romans 3:24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;

The Vagabond or Swagman

Just depends which country you are in me personally I like swagman as I am Australian

He walks alone
I recognise Him, he is one of your own
leave the soul alone
Because, He’s got no-one
He live’s his life by his creed
He is the keeper of his seed
Alone he walks the road,
Living for a meal a day
Whether it be for the hunt or chase
Just a meal a day, he has survived
No need to pretend, just a vagabond
No family or friends, just the animals
And him, no need, for anything else

He walks alone
He’s not lonely
He will stay with the animals
Just watch silently
And you will see
Watch from afar
He prefers not to be seen
Someday’s he will let you
Walk with him, eat with him
He eat’s silently,
When finished he gathers
His sparse belongings and leaves
As quietly as he arrives
Wanting to be alone

He’s used to being alone
He likes to be alone
Company is not his life
He’s free, his heart is free
He lives the life of a vagabond
Life on the open road
A quiet man, not liking being followed
He is free, his heart is free
Longing for freedom he steps up the pace
One days soon, he may settle
Beneath the moon, beneath the trees

Truly he is not alone
He does not let anyone know
He follows his dream
He follows his wisdom
He follows nature
He could leave it all behind
But it follows him day by day
He does not know what he is going to find
Each day as he wanders aimlessly
He has his dreams

The vagabond
Has taken years to find himself
Following himself
Following his wisdom
Following nature
Content and fulfilled
Just himself and the open road
He moves lightly through the open woods
Taking care to share the future with others
Along the open road, and under the blue skies

Now fulfilled and content
Consenting to no-one
He has lived his life
His way, sharing with the animals
Living his dream
And other when they wandered into his camp
Nobody said he had to live the life of a vagabond
He did so because he needed to grow
And be with nature
Existing within human nature
He lived free
To fly with his dreams
To fly with his wisdom
Like nobody before him
Now he may be at peace in the end
With wisdom and grace