A Challenge to My Kids (and Me, Too)

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

A Challenge to My Kids (and Me, too)
Be Jesus on the ball field.
Be Jesus in your school.
Be Jesus even when there’s others
Saying it’s not cool.
Be Jesus in the classroom.
Be Jesus in your car.
Be Jesus to the world around,
No matter where you are.
Be Jesus when you’re at the mall,
And at your friend’s house, too;
Cuz others will be watching for
The Jesus that’s in you.
“And whatever you do or say,
do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks through him to God the Father.”
Colossians 3:17 NLT

©Lisa DeVinney, October 2012


You Are Not Alone

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

“Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
When you opened your eyes this morn,
Was it with anxious thoughts of what’s ahead?
God’s Word says not to worry, but
To cast all of your cares on Him, instead.
He may not change the circumstance,
For it may be a time for you to grow.
But He’ll supply sufficient grace
And strength beyond yourself, so you will know
How much He loves and cares for you
Despite the trials that tend to weigh you down.
For trials make opportunities
To see God’s awesome love and grace abound.
So as you start this brand new day,
Come cast those worries at your Father’s throne.
And listen to Him whisper that
He’s there for you, and you are not alone.
“Cast all your anxiety on him
because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7 NIV
©Lisa DeVinney, January 2014