Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Hopeful Heart~~~Wednesday's Walk


Instead of a memory today for Wednesday's Walk I wrote a poem.
Years ago I gave my heart to Jesus...and I would love for everyone who doesn't know Him to give their hearts to the Lord too. A heart that holds Jesus is a "Hopeful Heart". If you'd like to join in with Jenilee and share a memory, just click on the button at the bottom and link up.




A Hopeful Heart

Do you have a hopeful heart...or is it filled with fear?
Will you stretch your hand in faith…and shed that humbled tear?

Will you reach out to the Lord… and let Him take your hand?
Or do you dread what others say each time you take a stand?

Hope is there within your grasp…don’t let it get away
Hope can lead you to your knees…and help you when you pray

But hope deferred… isn’t hope at all…and faith not used is dead
You toss and turn and struggle so…when you take your fears to bed

A Christian’s hope is in the Lord…and without Him there is none
Won’t you take that step of faith…before you come undone?

I’d rather have a hopeful heart… than one that’s cold as stone
One that’s warmed with God’s pure love when He claims us as His own

Christ in you is the hope of glory…A hopeful heart made glad
When you turn from sin, and take hold of Him you’ll make the Devil mad

For Satan hates a hopeful heart and would rather see it die
I hope you’ll turn your face away and not believe his lie

Our hearts should hope in God above…who made heavens and the earth
So trust Him now with a hopeful heart…and experience new birth

Love Him with a hopeful heart and He’ll fill it soon with joy
For now His Spirit lives within…your talents to employ

Saved to serve…with a hopeful heart…to spread His love abroad
Sharing faith, and living life, to the honor and praise of God!

By Linda Hogeland June 2010

11 comments:

Jenilee said...

first of all, I LOVE your new blog design!!! amazing! the purple is so pretty and welcoming. :)

I love your poem and what a wonderful way to recognize such a special moment in your life. thanks for sharing it with us!!

Holly said...

Great poem Linda!!

Karin said...

What a beautiful, inspirational poem! Thanks for sharing!

Diana said...

What a beautiful and inspiring poem, Linda! Your heart and your love for the Lord show through each word. THANK YOU for sharing such a special time with us!

LOVE your new blog look! Very calm and inviting! :D

croleyc69 said...

What a great poem !! I love it. Thanx for sharing it with us.

Caroline

2003beachbunch said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love the poem and your layout! Nice to meet you.
Jamie

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

Thanks for sharing the poem with us. Great poem. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Marydon said...

Awesome write, peaceful & beautiful presentation page.

TTFN ~ Marydon

simplebeauty said...

Linda,

This is a wonderful poem...thank you so much for sharing

Lyn said...

Linda,
Your poem is beautiful. I love how you focus on the Hope He offers us. As I read it I thought of my life verse: Jeremiah 29:11-13. Such an awesome promise of Hope.
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
Have a blessed day!
Lyn @ Southern Homeschool Journey

Jingle said...

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happy Monday!