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