I started noticing written expressions in poetic form shortly after beginning my journaling in 1998. Among the praises and stories that I lifted to Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior of my life, were phrases, lyrics, psalms, and glories that raised words to Heaven on high. As I worshipped the Lord, being filled by His Holy Spirit, I wrote down my heart’s feelings, bringing fullness to each page, notebook after notebook of what I had entitled A Journey of Praise To Jesus Christ-A Living Passage. Soon I began to share some of these love expressions to God with other people. Soon I was typing the writings out of the journal and printing them onto designer paper and framing them, presenting beautiful Christian “wall-hangers” to my friends. By now I realized that the Lord had given me a gift, and an evangelical ministry. In faith I wrote what I saw as a praise in this created world. All things are created by God, and all things praise Him. I saw those praises coming from everything I viewed, and I wrote down the first thing in my mind regarding the praise. Then, after the first line was written, I saw more praises and I wrote them into words. After the second line was written, a third line came in the same way. From what I saw, I wrote line after line of praises to our Heavenly Father. A poem, psalm, lyric, or phrase was born. I believe it is a gift of God to reveal Himself to us. Within that mighty gift, I believe He has given me words which will allow us to see and hear praises to Him. His creation is full of praising, my writings are not even a fraction of that which goes to Him every moment of every day. But in praise to my Lord and Savior, I write. In praise to my God I read His Word and place a scripture verse on each written expression which becomes a pointer into His Word, The Holy Bible. In praise to Jesus Christ I journey with Him through this life, and in praise to The King, I offer up these writings as a living passage to His redemptive grace. In Jesus I am saved. By Him I am redeemed. May each reader be drawn into God’s Word through these writings, and may hearts be blessed.
These are the verses I have placed in my heart and in the front of each new notebook:
I encourage every reader to review these verses and allow the Holy Spirit to touch your life.