Doing Right

There are days when I wonder just what God wants from me,
Is there something I am missing or something I cannot see.
Have I overlooked a kindness or failed to lend a hand in need,
Possible I forgot to confess a past sin or to pray on my knees.

Because just when I feel I’m on the path & walking in His light,
Problems come from all around with many more just in sight.
Then I suddenly realized that the reason I have much more to bear,
Is Satan cannot stand that I’m closer to my God & that He truly cares.

So the more that Satan throws in my way gives me great joy & delight,
Then I’m sure I’m doing right following God’s way & staying in His light!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle 
04/12/2017

If All Could See

In my last hours as I lie here on my bed slowly dying,
I am surrounded by my family & friends sad and crying.
I wish in my final hours I could make them understand,
They should rejoice as I’m headed to the Promised Land.

The life I lived was difficult & hard but allowed me to see,
There was a choice that was designed especially just for me.
The One true living God wanted me to see that He truly cared,
And that by choosing His Son I would be one of His heirs.

God offers us a gift greater than we could ever conceive,
One that is free to all by having faith and is easy to receive.
We each have a decision in our life that we must all make,
To decide our final eternity is a chore we must all undetake!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle
04/2017

Understanding 

When I was young I always believed there would be a day,
My life would come together because I had found my way.
To have security and never have to be concerned or worry,
To live life at my pace each day and never to be in a hurry.

That was just one dream of a completely material being,
One who measured life by others & them never agreeing.
Seeing only what was directly in front & that I could touch,
Never realizing all I saw and all I wanted was just a crutch.

Only when I was alone surrounded by my own shattered dreams,
I was finally able to see that I lived my life only by others schemes.
I could clearly understand now what I knew in my heart was true,
That life had a purpose create by the One who truly loves me too.

God showed me the answer to living my life was always in His book,
I just need to take the time with an open mind and have a good look.
I finally understood this life is to show our faith in God and His Son,
That true rewards only began after our life here is finished and done!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle#
04/2017

Now In My Life

I see the distortion growing with each day,
More misery is showing but what can I say.
Confusion is all that I seem to now know,
Delusions in my life all continue to grow .
Darkness fills all the empty spaces I find,
Sadness grows unrestrained in my mind.

What hope is there for someone like me,
Tangled in my problems trying to get free.
Looking for help I find unreasonable replies,
Saying I am selfish for feeling I want to die.
The compassion I need only angers others,
Those who claim to be my sisters & brothers.

What I know to be true I learned from God,
Living life is difficult and will often be hard.
God’s word shows the way to find true hope,
All we need to survive and to be able to cope.
His love gives us all the strength that we need,
To make sure that in the end we will succeed.

Never let any others who say they care distract you,
Remember to keep God first in all that you may do.
The closer we are to God and to following His way,
The harder Satan works to steal our souls each day.
So never forget with Jesus we have nothing to fear,
His promise of Salvation and Heaven is almost here!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle
August 31, 2017

Evil Has No Limits

One of the repeated problems I contantly see,
Is not recognizing the spiritual war around me.
We need to be aware and be ready to react quickly,
To the attacks Satan’s demons instigated decisively.
Their desire is to prevent any that they can persuade,
From receiving God’s Grace with their evil charade.

For those true Christians who have accepted God,
Satan focuses all the evil he can to make life hard.
Through lies he distorts Gods word so some believe,
Happiness and success on earth is God’s guarantee.
The truth is that whenever we accept God into our life,
We can count on Satan to cause us more pain & strife.

Satan’s demons will attack at any chance they find,
From the physical to our emotional state of mind.
Demons try to destroy our relationship with Him,
By using our weaknesses and tempting us to sin.
But God has a plan for all so we have already won,
Our final reward is in Heaven with God & His Son!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle
September 6, 2017

Please enjoy and share with any of you family, friends, sisters and brothers. I hope you have a blessed day!! Shawn 

There Are Times

Lord, to many times now I seem to always lose my way,
Trying to make sure I am walking in Your light each day.
This is simply because as soon as I start feeling weak,
I seem to start to forget Your way is what I need to seek.

You see I get lost often in all the distractions that occur,
Then all the rights and wrongs in my life all start to blur.
Lord I need Your help to focus on always putting You first,
I know living my life without You would be nothing worst.

I wish after so many years of working hard seeking You,
That always keeping You first in life would be easy to do.
Now even the times when I know I should kneel and pray,
Living life seems to often keep me from following Your way.

I understand why it is so important now to read Your word,
Many people lie and distort Your truth as I have often heard.
The real reason why does not matter as their end goal is clear,
They desire to keep us all who believe in You in perpetual fear.

Lord, please give me the wisdom I need to serve you each day,
And the strength to share with others the joys of Your Son’s way.
Help me to never again give into temptations & the need to repent,
And to spread the news that Your free gift of Grace is Heaven sent!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle
July 3, 2017

What Do You Know

What do you know about living so your life is not a disgrace?
How do you tell if your efforts living life haven’t been misplaced?
What do you know about making two into becoming just one?
How do you tell if the one you desire is truly from God & His Son?
What do you know about helping others in need that you’ve seen?
How do you tell if your actions didn’t cause problems unforeseen?
What do you know about helping others find God’s one true path?
How do you tell if your help did not cause them anger and wrath?
What do you know about finding the peace when others disagree?
How do you tell if your suggestions are helpful to those in need?

This & much more can be found in one place each time that you look,
Because God made sure that all the answers to life were in His Book.
So if you desire to have answers to how to live your life at hand today,
Call on the one true God for His Grace and be sure to follow His way!!

By Larry Shawn Cagle
04/2017