Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said unto the church. When I first began to write these poems, I was asked to do "The Welcome" for my Pastor's anniversary. I said that I would but did not know where to begin. I had told God to use me in any way He wanted. So I prayed and asked God to help me prepare to do work for Him. Right away He said for me to get a pencil and paper. I did, and the words came from Him, as I began to write them down. I remember crying, worshiping and thanking God for being so awesome, for I know it is not me. It is a gift that He has given me, and I can only do it if He gives it to me. Occasionally I may be a little sleepy, but He will wake me up and tell me to get a pen and paper or He will just start speaking the words to me, and I will start writing them down. Sometimes it can be while I'm watching TV, reading, working, or even if someone is on my heart or on my mind. I have asked God to give me a word of encouragement for someone to rest on their heart because He knew what they were going through. I recall one Sunday morning when getting ready for church, I was singing and praising Him (you know He loves that). And I said to Him, "God, I would like to send a couple of my poems in for a contest, so you let me know which ones to send in." Right away He told me which ones to enter. He also told me that theses were not poems but "messages" for His people and were to be shared, not just for me to keep to myself. Glory be to God, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I hope that this book of messages that have been inspired by God will help you in some way.