Inspirations for Christians - Hopeful and Meaningful and Positive!

The Earth is The Lord's

The Earth is The Lord's and the fullness thereof
It speaks of His Greatness and it Sings of His Love
Through all of Creation and symphonic splendor
God speaks with a Voice that is soft and tender.
And the birds in the trees and the flowers of spring.
All join in proclaiming this Heavenly King.

Helen Steiner Rice   ©

The Gift of Friendship

Friendship is a priceless gift
that can't be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
than a mountain made of gold.

For gold is cold and lifeless,
it cannot see nor hear,
And in your times of trouble,
it is powerless to cheer.

It has no ears to listen,
no heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort
or reach out a helping hand.

So when you ask God for a gift,
be thankful that He sends,
not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
but the love of a real, true friend.

Helen Steiner Rice ©


What Is Love
 
What is love? No words can define it—
It’s something so great
only God could design it.
For love means much more
than small words can express,
For what we call love is very much less
Than the beauty and depth
and the true riches of
God’s gift to mankind—
His compassionate love.

Helen Steiner Rice©


Breakfast for the Soul

I meet God in the morning and go with Him through the day
Then in the stillness of the night
before sleep comes I pray
That God will just take over all the problems
I could not solve,
And in the peacefulness of sleep my cares would all dissolve.
So when I open up my eyes to greet another day
I'll find myself renewed in strength and there
will open up a way
To meet what seemed impossible for me
to solve alone,
And once again I'll be assured
I am never on my own.

Helen Steiner Rice   ©


My God Is No Stranger

God is no stranger in a faraway place,
He's as close as the wind that blows 'cross my face.
It's true I can't see the wind as it blows
But I feel it around me and my heart surely knows
That God's mighty hand can be felt every minute
For there is nothing on earth that God isn't in it ―
The sky and the stars, the waves and the sea,
The dew on the grass, the leaves on a tree
Are constant reminders of God and His nearness,
Proclaiming His presence with crystal like clearness.
So how could I think God was far, far away
When I feel Him beside me every hour of the day?
And I've plenty of reasons to know God's my Friend
And this is one friendship that time cannot end!

Helen Steiner Rice   ©


The Blessings in Sharing

Only what we give away
Enriches us from day to day.
For not in getting but in giving
is found the lasting Joy in  living.
For no-one ever had a part
in sharing treasures from the heart
Who did not feel the impact of
The magic mystery of God's Love.
And love alone can make us kind
and give us JOY and PEACE of mind
So live with joy unselfishly
and you'll be Blessed Abundantly.

Helen Steiner Rice   ©


The Richest Gifts

The richest gifts are God's to give
As long as you live may you walk with Him
And dwell in His Love
As He sends you good gifts
From Heaven Above

Helen Steiner Rice   ©


His Likeness Shines Forth

In everything both great and small
We see the Hand of God in all,
And every day, some-where, some-place,
We see the likeness of His Face.
For who can watch a new day's birth
Or touch the warm, life giving Earth
Or feel the softness of a breeze
Or look at skies through lacy trees
And say they've never seen His Face
Or looked upon His throne of Grace
And man's search for God will end and begin
When he opens his heart to let Christ in.

Helen Steiner Rice   ©


Everyone Needs Someone

People need people and friends need friends,
and we all need love for a full life depends -
not on vast riches or great acclaim,
not on success or on worldly fame,
But just in knowing that someone cares,
and holds us close in their thoughts and prayers -
for only the knowledge that we're understood,
makes everyday living feel wonderfully good,
And we deprive ourselves of life's greatest need,
when we "lock up our hearts" and fail to heed,
The outstretched hand reaching to find,
a kindred spirit whose heart and mind,
are lonely and longing to somehow share,
our joys and sorrows and to make us aware,
That life's completeness and richness depends,
on the things we share with our loved ones,
and friends.

Helen Steiner Rice ©
 
Friendships Flower

Life is like a garden
and friendship like a flower,
That blooms and grows in beauty
with the sunshine and the shower.

And lovely are the blossoms
that are tended with great care,
by those who work unselfishly
to make the place more fair.

And, like the garden blossoms,
friendship's flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
by those we know and meet.

And, if the seed of friendship
is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
friendship's flower will bloom for you.

Helen Steiner Rice  ©

Smile

Each time you smile,
you’ll find that it’s true,
Somebody, somewhere
will smile back at you.
And nothing on earth can make
life more worthwhile
Than the sunshine and warmth
of a beautiful smile.

Helen Steiner Rice©


God Loves and Understands

It’s amazing and incredible,
But it’s as true as it can be,
God loves and understands us all
And that means you and me–
His grace is all sufficient
For both the young and old,
For the lonely and the timid,
For the brash and for the bold–
His love knows no exceptions,
So never feel excluded,
No matter what your past has been,
Trust God to understand,
And no matter what your problem is
Just place it in His Hand–
For in all of our unloveliness
This great God loves us still,
He loved us since the world began,
And what’s more, He always will!

Helen Steiner Rice ©

Heart Gifts

It’s not the things that can be bought
that are life’s riches treasure,
It’s just the little heart gifts
that money cannot measure.
A cheerful smile, a friendly word,
a sympathetic nod
are priceless little treasures
from the storehouse of our God.
They are the things that can’t be bought
with silver or with gold...
for thoughtfulness and kindness
and love are never sold.
They are the priceless things in life
for which no one can pay,
and the giver finds rich recompense
In giving them away.

Helen Steiner Rice ©

 
Climb Till Your Dream Comes True

Often your tasks will be many,
and more than you think you can do...
often the hills insurmountable, too.
But always remember...
the hills ahead are never as steep as they seem,
and with faith in your heart, start upward
and climb 'til you reach your dream.
For nothing in life that is worthy
is ever too hard to achieve
if you have the faith to believe.
For faith is a force that is greater
than knowledge or power or skill
and many defeats turn to triumph
if you trust in God's wisdom and will.
There is nothing that God cannot do,
so start out today with faith in your heart
and climb 'til your dream comes true.

Helen Steiner Rice ©


The Fragrance remains

There's an old Chinese proverb
that if practiced each day
Would change the world in a wonderful way
It's truth is so simple it's easy to do,
It works every time and successfully too.
For you can't do a kindness without a reward  
Not  in  silver  or  gold  but  in  the 
Joy  of The Lord.
You can't light a candle to show others the way
Without feeling the warmth of that bright little ray,
And you can't pick a rose all fragrant with dew
Without part of it's fragrance remaining on you.

Helen Steiner Rice   ©


Take Time to be Kind
 
Kindness is a virtue given by The Lord
it pays dividends in happiness
and Joy is it's reward.
For if you practice kindness
in all you say and do
The Lord will wrap His Kindness
all around your heart and you.
And wrapped within His Kindness
you are sheltered and secure.
And under His Direction
your way is safe and sure.
 
Helen Steiner Rice©


God is my Friend

The sky and the stars, the waves and the sea
The dew on the grass, the leaves on the tree
Are constant reminders of God and His nearness
Proclaiming His Presence with crystalike clearness.
So how could I think God is far, far away
When I feel Him beside me every hour of the day?
And I’ve plenty of reasons to know God’s my friend
And this is one friendship that time cannot end.

Helen Steiner Rice©


In His Footsteps
 
When someone does a kindness
It always seems to me
That’s the way God up in Heaven
Would like us all to be.
 
For when we bring some pleasure
To another human heart
We have followed in His footsteps
And we’ve had a little part
In serving Him who loves us
For I’m very sure it’s true
That in serving those around us
We serve and please Him too.

Helen Steiner Rice©


Heartfelt Thanks

We can't pay God for sunshine
but in our humble way
We can offer Him our heartfelt thanks
with each new dawning day
and I can never pay you
for your kind and loving thought
But  can thank you with my heart
for the inner joy it brought.

Helen Steiner Rice©


Enfolded in His Love

The Love of God Surrounds us
Like the air we breathe around us__
As near as a heartbeat, as close as a prayer,
And whenever we need Him, His always there!

Helen Steiner Rice   ©












Helen Steiner Rice is still the favorite Poetess of many!
She lived from 1900 - 1981