I Am A Basket Case


©  2013  Jeanne E Webster.   All rights reserved


I was lost when you found me here,
You pulled me close and held me near,
You saved me and gave me your life
Was a fool, but still you loved me
And now you’ve been made wisdom to me
I’ll be a fool, for the king of love,
You gave me wings so I could fly,
You gave me a song to color the sky,
And all I have is all from you,
And all I want is all of you


It’s grace your grace,
am nothing without you,

your grace your grace,
shines on me

there’ve been days when I’ve walked away
Too much to carry, nothing left to say
forgive me lord when am weak and lost
you traded heaven for a wooden cross,
and all these years you’ve carried me
you’ve been my eyes, when i could not see
and beauty grows in the driving rain,
Your oil of gladness, in the times of pain

Your grace, your grace,
am nothing without you,
your grace your grace,
shines on me

–Michael W. Smith


1st John 4:20 “If you say you love God and yet do not love your brother, you are a liar.  For if you do not love your brother who you have seen, how can you love God who you have not seen?”

Love is not easily provoked, nor rude.

At times when one is ill, the spirit is easily provoked and mannerisms are at times rude.  The brunt of the short provocations is usually family members/close friends.  Retorts are sharp and callous, seeking self comfort, sympathy for one’s ills, discomfort, pains and bad days.  The mean spiritedness blocks the view of our “brother’s” burdens.  If some are seen, ours are much worse and our major focal point.

Is this reflecting God’s love for our “brother?”  Focusing on self, in essence, neglects others.  We wear a basket over our heads and block out God’s light and love.  We prevent it from being spent on His glory.

“If you do not love your brother, you do not love God. “

Lord, forgive me of the times when my main concern is my own pains and sufferings.  Clothe me with your Holy Spirit, speak to my heart in words of understanding, strengthen my soul with your power to reject these arrows of Satan . . .    and focus on your work among us and through us.  For your glory we ask this.  Amen.

15 comments on “I Am A Basket Case

    • 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? 38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

      It appears we are given many pieces of grace to use every day, but carry them around in our purses without spending them on the glories of the Lord. Sort of like extra minutes on the cell phones. I don’t think they rollover either. What do you think? Shalom

      • I believe Heavenly Father is constantly giving opportunities for us to wake up. I highly doubt what could’ve been done, given or spoken 5 minutes ago. 🙂

      • Seems like we’re in a fog. The sweet smelling mist of apathy delivered by the Master Mister of them all, Satan. 🙂

      • Without a doubt Jeanne! I honestly don’t give Satan that much credit as I do the many who have deliberately chosen to shut off their conscience ~that is why we will be judged.. satan has had his judgment day when cast out. What do you believe ?

      • I think we are being judged now with “ears that don’t hear, eyes that don’t see, hearts that don’t weep” as a rule because we have not CHOSEN to use them for His glory. I am guilty of that. Now feel set aside for larger use because of this. My age and health are going against my “rathers” and perhaps it is so I will stick with the tools He wants me to use to witness with. My writing? We all feel we have dropped the ball, I know, but when it gnaws on your spirit, one feels the need to hasten things up a bit. If I could sit up all night and write, I would!

        On the other hand, God knows our frames and will have mercy where he will have mercy. That gets back to Hid blessed GRACE. Amen!

  1. joseyphina says:

    I’ve been blessed!

  2. Neat baskets to illustrate your work!

  3. camary1996 says:

    I thank God for His grace….I’m nothing with out Him!!! How can I say thank you to Him….by spreading the Love that He so Generously has given me. Thanks for a blessed blog!!!

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