Moving Onto the New Year

Moving Onto the New Year

I’m moving onto the New Year
It’s almost New Year’s Eve.
I’m moving onto new memories
That will linger and won’t leave.

The festive hats on the table.
Noisemakers all around.
Pies yet in the refrigerator –
In whip cream they’ll be drown.

The Watch Night at our church
Still brings us closer to our Lord.
A reminder of God’s greatest gift,
Jesus, who we adore.

I cherish my loved ones
Remembering them so true.
There will be no year any better,
Togetherness getting us through.

So, I’m moving onto the New Year.
Keeping on, keeping on every day,
In expectation of God with me,
As His light guides my way.

— Charles B. Mayes

Moving Onto the New Year  © 2019 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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When the Blessings Come / Cuando venga la bendición

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When the Blessings Come

When the blessings come,
Flooding o’er our soul,
We’re immeasurably enriched
Knowing God has control.

When the blessings come,
We are filled with joy,
Not something we’ve done,
But what God employs.

When the blessings come,
Happiness new again starts –
A cloudburst flowing
Though our hearts.

— Charles B. Mayes

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When we sit awhile and think about all the trials God has helped us through, sometimes the thoughts of his blessings rush over us like a powerful spiritual surge.

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Cuando venga la bendición

Cuando venga la bendición
e ilumine nuestras almas como el sol,
nos enriquecerá inmesurablemente
porque sabremos que Dios tiene el control.

Cuando venga la bendición
de gozo se llenará nuestra voz,
y no por voluntad propia
sino por la misericordia de Dios.

Cuando venga la bendición
la felicidad de nuevo brotará,
y como un aguacero proveyente del cielo
a través de nuestros corazones fluirá.

— Charles B. Mayes

Cuando venga la bendición © 2019 por Charles B. Mayes. Todos los derechos reservados.

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Children Discover Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children Discover Spring

Chorus:

Thank You for the Springtime.
Thank You for the flowers.
Thank you for the birds
Singing through the hours.

Verse 1:

We love You and praise You.
In Your Word we trust.
Receiving Your great blessings.
You love us so much.

Chorus

Verse 2:

Now when we are fearful
We look up and pray.
You hold our hand beside You
And brighten up our day.

Chorus

Verse 3:

You are with us, Father,
From now through the end,
To comfort and help us.
You are our best friend!

Chorus:

Thank You for the Springtime.
Thank You for the flowers.
Thank you for the birds
Singing through the hours.

— Charles B. Mayes

Children Discover Spring © 2019 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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Bb Minor to B# Major

 

 

 

Bb Minor to B# Major

Psalm 40:1-3

The days are very hard
With so much to do.
They make us marred
Being flat, our attitudes.

“Finishing” one thing,
Then something haps
And back it pings,
Being flat, strength saps.

Time to get some rest,
The body to restore,
But spiritually dispossessed,
Being flat, energy out poured.

Arise, oh person of God.
Be faithful to the task.
Our work’s for You.
Being sharp, note how it lasts.

Another morning’s coming.
The daylight here.
The gladness we’re feeling.
Being sharp, see how we’re endeared.

Resting in You.
That’s how we feel.
Lifting our hearts.
Being sharp, in a Love so real.

— Charles B. Mayes

Bb Minor to B# Major © 2018 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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The music of our lives can go from a major key to a minor one in a matter of seconds.  To get in tune with the Lord, we must constantly pray and watch for the schemes of the devil so we can get back into that major key again.  “There’s within my heart a melody.”  [Luther B. Bridgers – 1910]

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Rest

 

 

 

 

Rest
I Kings 18 – 19, Psalm 23, Hebrews 4:9-10

Rest for the weary.
Rest for the day.
Rest for the downtrodden.
Help is on the way!

Walking on the journey,
We’re tired and dismayed.
Feeling like we’ve had it
And every inch we fade.

Like Elijah versing the prophets –
Those wicked ones of Baal.
The test was hard and gruesome,
But God did not fail.

He went from that place famished.
So exhausted he couldn’t move.
God sent the angel to give sustenance.
His faith was tried, then proved.

Lying in green pastures,
A promise from above.
By the waters, still,
We feel His great love.

At the End a rest is promised
To those who follow God.
Eternal, glorious, peaceful,
Way above this sod.

— Charles B. Mayes

Rest © 2018 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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Writing a poem about Rest was hard for me because I was tired myself.  We all need to heed these words, stopping along the way for rest.

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Where is the Rain?








I Kings 18:41- 19:8
Ezekiel 34:26

Where Is the Rain?

Seems for ages, we ask -
Where is the rain?
The drought is upon us,
Dry heat and parched pain.

When will rain come?
A long while, we've not seen any.
We look for blessings,
Spiritual heights, not many.

But we hold faith that God
Will soon quench our thirst,
Receiving Living Water
Through God's Word, burst.

Then we glance toward Heaven,
Seeing some mist in the sky.
Lifting up our heads.
Our blessings draw nigh.

The rain sprinkling at first.
Then vigorously heavy still.
The blessings just keep coming.
They are really real.

Where is the rain
As we wait, watch, and pray?
In His time, the blessings come again.
The blessings come to stay.

 --- Charles B. Mayes
 
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Sometimes we wait for blessings to flow from God and it just doesn’t happen on our timetable.  We must watch and pray and trust Him for these sustained blessings.

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Surprise Me, God!

 

Surprise Me, God!

Surprise Me, God!
With those wonderful things
You do which delight
Me through and through.

Not something I hear about,
Although that is inspiring,
But something I experience –
Your activity in my life thriving.

It may be someone
Coming closer to you
As you work via me
To cause them to see.

It may be a situation
That seems unsolvable,
But you open the door
To make it resolvable.

Thrill me with your works.
More and more and more let me see
Your powerful Hand touching
My world, actually.

Surprise Me, God!
With those wonderful things
You do which delight
Me through and through.

— Charles B. Mayes

Surprise Me, God! © 2017 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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God’s surprises are exciting!  They are spices of life that are special unexpected blessings.  If you don’t see them, look for them.  They are all around us, if we would but look.

Thank you for following me and/or visiting my site. May God richly bless you!

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Thankful Praying

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Thankful Praying

When we look back at all God’s done,
In giving us His wonderful Son,
We want to do some thankful praying
Each and every one.

But we so oft’ forget all those other things
That God gives us every day.
Like the Children of Israel – who grumbled –
Dissatisfied in so many ways.

Taking time to look at what’s God’s done
In our past, we can see
That He has done many wonders
For you and me.

In our own lives,
He’s blessed us again and again.
So why don’t we remember what He’s done
To thank Him more, my friend?

This thankful praying is what God wants
And reminds us many times, too.
“Where are the nine?” Jesus asked.
That one, remembered the right thing to do.

So when we go through the day
And talk to God above.
Let’s remember to thankful pray
Giving Him all our love.

— Charles B. Mayes

Thankful Praying © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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When we pray, let’s remember to be thankful to God for all He’s giving us daily.

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This poem and others are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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When the Blessings Come

 whitewater down a rocky path - Alaska

When the Blessings Come

When the blessings come,
Flooding o’er our soul,
We are richly rewarded
Knowing God has control.

When the blessings come,
We are filled with joy,
Not something we’ve done,
But what God employs.

When the blessings come,
Happiness new again starts –
A cloudburst flowing
Though our hearts.

— Charles B. Mayes

When the Blessings Come © 2015 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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When we sit awhile and think about all the trials God has helped us through, sometimes the thoughts of his blessings rush over us like a powerful spiritual surge.

I appreciate what Larry Pine wrote in his South Bay Concert News (March) referring to my Poetry Reading on February 6th, 2015, the following:

“The Christian poetry of Charles Mayes added a creative break to the Bethel Hymn Sing. Even poems with motions for Children’s programs . . . ”

Already in 2015 we’ve have visitors to this site from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Barbados, Indonesia, India, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines.

If you’re a follower or stopped by this site – Welcome!!! May God richly bless you!

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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Our God of Blessings

Count Your Blessings

Our God of Blessings

When we look at our lives,
We see all the time,
The blessings of God,
The blessings sublime.

It’s not that we expect them
Or know that for sure.
It’s those surprises He gives us,
For depression – a cure.

Now as we walk
Along His way,
The blessings on us,
They light up our day.

— Charles B. Mayes

Our God of Blessings © 2014 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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Has God ever surprised you with a wonderful blessing you weren’t planning on?  Look around.  If not recently, think back.  He wants to bless His children and it’s all right to ask Him for blessings.

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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