Monday, August 31, 2015

My Heart is a Garden

My heart is a garden
Where Jesus and i walk
We ponder the meaning of each flower
We listen and we talk
Some flowers were planted years before
And some flowers are new and rare
Some flowers need hardly anything
But others need much care
My mother planted love and prayer
And they multiplied into compassion
Others planted patience and values some call old fashion
Jesus waters them all, the old and new
I am ready to work when He calls
Even when the sky isn't blue
Envy, pride and weeds like those
Are pulled out by the root
We plant self-discipline and
Whatever Jesus says will suit
This garden needs us daily
It is in God's safekeeping
My heart is a garden
It is watered by my weeping

- Lisa Ely
This is My Prayer
( a prayer for myself )

Lord, let your word be my bread,
And your spirit, my water.
Let your arms be my bed.
Let your words be my thoughts.
Let your peace be my comfort,
And may your song be my joy.
Let all lies be as silent as the breeze,
And may your words be as thunder
To my ears and heart.
And now, let me rest and glow with 
The power of His love,
That shines on me like sunlight.
I will bathe in His fountain,
And i will be clean.
For He is my God and His son is my King.

In Christ's Name,

- Lisa Ely

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I Share a Secret

( A poem written about the time i sneaked off to the beach with Hubby, who was then my boyfriend. )

I share a secret.
Please, don't tell!
(We went to the beach.)
I went with the one i love so well,
Now, i blush just like a peach.
Just one mention of sand or shell,
I giggle with delight.
I share a secret,
Please, don't tell;
Let's go again tonight!!

-Lisa Ely

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I Thought an Angel Stood Before Me
(A poem i wrote about what it was like for me the first time i ever met my Husband)

I thought an angel stood before me
And showed his adoring face.
When i realized, when i could see,
He was a man walking in God's grace.

But to remember the beautiful sunlight
Shining like a halo behind his head,
With his sweet, holy eyes in my sight,
And hair like golden thread.

Oh, that smile so white and bright
Out shined the sun for a second.
I knew he was the right,
And thought i was dreaming for three seconds.

No comprehension of his words,
Still, i responded and my soul worshiped the sound of his voice.
Oh, and when he briefly touched me,
All barriers fell and my soul rejoiced.

Now, he is my one true love,
And i thank God, you see.
A prayer descending from heaven above,
I thought an angel stood before me.

- Lisa Ely

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Lord Gives The Song

Sometimes a song comes and goes like the wind
But when it comes to you, it is your friend.
Helping you chisel time down while you work or play;
And sometimes the words change to get you through the day.
Sometimes the song is a comfort indeed.
The Lord gives the song
For the song gives the hope you need.

-Lisa Ely

Monday, August 10, 2015


I wake up every morning
With a song in my heart.
The Lord who made me
Also causes my sins to depart.
I cannot eat one meal
Without being thankful to Him.
And when I rest
I remember His words again.
He will not be leaving me
By myself or alone;
His presence conceals me
And His smile is shown.
My life and gifts i devote
To the God who cares,
Listens and provides.
In His words He declares
That He will always abide.

-Lisa Ely

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

God is With Me

I will put my trust in the Lord.
He has never failed me.
He has proven Himself worthy
 Of all my hope and confidence.
He has made provisions for all
 My days and is present with me.
The Lord has put a rock beneath my feet
 And a song in my soul.
My heart flows with the melody
 His words have placed within me.
I cannot stop thanking Him,
 Nor can i forget His promises.
God is with me.