Psalms from My Soul
By Mimi Crawford
Here are seven poems by Mimi Crawford. After you read them you will be invited to purchase a copy of her book for $7.99.
First Edition, November 1999
Copyright © 1999 Mimi Crawford
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Psalms from My Soul
Life Brand New
Iíve grown weary of going through life without a plan,
sometimes drifting with the water, sometimes sinking in the sand.
Then one day I called on Jesusí Name.
He came into my heart and my life will never be the same.
Jesus forgave my sins; He set me on higher ground.
My life now has a purpose; I know where I am bound.
Iím heading towards my Heavenly home,
eternally with Jesus, never to be alone.
Those lost in darkness, I pray will see
the light that Jesus shines through me.
So if youíve grown weary of not having a purpose or plan,
if youíre just drifting or sinking in the sand,
call out to JesusóHeís there for you.
Allow Him to make your life brand new.
Love Set Me Free
No longer a prisoner bound by the shackles of sin,
free like an eagle that rides on the wind,
Jesus, I gave You my heart and You forgave my past.
Set free, I can start a new life at long last.
My redeemer, bright morning star that faithfully shines,
a light of love lighting my path ahead and behind,
You are faithful and true to guide the ways of my feet.
From the lowest valley to the highest mountain peak,
how my love for You grows stronger each day.
To faithfully live in Your Word, I pray,
for I will hide that Word deep in my heart.
Holy words of wisdom that You impart,
my glorious Savior, I completely trust in You.
Knowing the power of Your love will always carry me through,
Iím in awe that You could love someone as unworthy as me.
A love so unselfish that You died on Calvaryís tree,
but if that wasnít enough to show the love You had,
You gave eternal life when You arose to sit at the Fatherís right hand.
My Secret Hiding Place
When the storms of life grip me in fear
and my eyes canít see through all the tears,
my God gives me an anchor of hope and peace,
calming my soul, putting my mind at ease.
With love, He gently wipes the tears from my face,
the shadow of His wings is my secret hiding place.
As I kneel, wings of love softly cover me,
closing out a world that can be cruel and mean,
allowing me to have a time of rest,
feeling how much Iím loved, how much Iím blessed.
Someday soon in Heaven with Him Iíll always be,
sitting at Godís side, my head resting on His knee.
Heíll tell of glorious ages gone by.
In that place, no more tears are ever cried.
Trust and Faith
If lifeís troubles are too much to bear,
when no one listens or seems to care,
thereís someone waiting for the cry of your voice
because youíre His treasure, youíre His choice.
You are the apple of Godís eye.
He created you along with Earth and sky.
He cares about your biggest dreams and deepest sorrows.
God longs for you to be by His side for all of your tomorrows.
So surrender everything over to Him.
Itís not giving up, or giving in.
Thatís the plan of help He has for you.
By completely trusting Him, Heís able to show you what to do.
Having faith in God will quiet and calm your soul.
Yes, thereís perfect peace in giving Him control.
I reach ahead to grasp the hand
of the one who has more faith than me,
as I reach behind to grasp the hand
of the one who has less than me:
reaching ahead and reaching behind,
grasping the hands of fellow mankind,
a living chain of Christians, one by one.
Picture the awesome work being done.
God is our faithful leader, as faith is passed down,
like stair steps from cloud to cloud to ground.
On our way to Heaven, our eternal home,
each of us needs the other, because no one can do it alone.
Are you prepared for Judgement Day,
when Jesus comes to take His children away,
out of a world thatís lost the meaning of love,
gathering them into Heaven above?
Receive Jesus into your heart, into your life.
Allow Him to forgive your sins, to end your strife.
Every soul is deeply loved and cherished,
for He desires that no one would perish.
God is coming to judge the wicked and evil of mankind.
Will you be safely in Heaven or will you be left behind?
Iím amazed at the work
You are doing in my lifeó
things I would never have thought of,
not even twice.
Iím someone who has
turned my back on You so many times.
But You never gave up on me.
Now see how my light shines,
shining for everyone to see
what You, precious Jesus, have done for me.
I stand in awe with astonished eyes
at the power You have in all our lives.
I bow and kneel in reverent praise,
joyfully embracing this love all my days.
We hope you enjoyed the poems by Mimi Crawford. To help you in your decision to purchase Psalms from My Soul for $7.99, below are the Contents and the ďAbout the PoetĒ pages.
Life Brand New 7
Anger in Me 8
Iím Amazed 9
Love Set Me Free 10
Salvation Story 11
Holy Spirit 12
Precious Jesus 13
My Secret Hiding Place 14
The Love of Jesus 16
Sea of Trouble 17
Holy Words 18
Godís Love 19
Jewels in Jesus 20
Father, How I Love You 21
My Life with Jesus 22
That NameóJesus 24
Sing Praises 25
Seeking Godís Heart 27
Our Lord the King 29
Shout and Sing 30
Gifts of Prayer 31
Trust and Faith 32
Godís Creation 33
Living Chain 36
Love of the Lord 38
Healing Powers Flow 39
Our Fatherís Lap of Love 40
Sweet Surrender 42
Living Water 43
Sisters Bound by Grace 44
Calls Us His Own 45
Holy Boy Was Born 49
Heavenís Rainbows 50
The Greatest Gift 51
Glory Bound 52
No More Tears to Cry 53
Making Our Way towards Heavenís Door 54
War for Souls 55
Judgement Day 57
ABOUT THE POET
Mimi Crawford was born in Brookfield, Ohio, and moved when she was 20 years old to Amarillo, Texas, where she met her loving husband, Dave. They raised two beautiful daughters, Selena and December.
In 1999, when this book was published, Mimi is a member of San Jacinto Baptist Church, where she participates in the Benevolence, Banner, Prayer, and Womenís Ministries. She also enjoys being a member of the choir and the womenís Bible study group, Jewels in Jesus, taught by Lynda Hunter. Today, Mimi is one of the staff members at the church.
Mimi greatly enjoys writing poetry, especially when she can simultaneously glorify the Lord. She is a faithful member of the Amarillo Chapter of Inspirational Writers Alive!
ďI always enjoyed writing but never dreamed of seriously pursuing it. My life as a wife and mother were more fulfilling, more satisfying. It also left no time or money to do such a thing. Then in April of 1997 I rededicated my life to Jesus. In May of 1998 I began writing for the Lord.
ďI was in awe at the flow and beauty of the words I had written. I had no doubts that it was a gift from God. Iíd awake in the middle of the night with words repeating over and over in my mind, or from a dream so vivid I was compelled to describe it with words on paper.
ďAs I began sharing this poetry, I was asked to create a book. I prayed, ĎLord is this dream possible? What purpose could it serve?í I believe He answered me by saying, ĎMy children need to be encouraged. Take your dream and run with it.í
ďI never understood Ďrun with ití until the dream of this book became a reality in only a year.
ďWhat an awesome God we serve!Ē
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)