Bless God of Heaven

Drum Roll for 1/1/11
One / one / eleven
Coming from Heaven
Ramp up for an exciting ride
We know the signs of the times say
This age draws near its end
But we have a great God of GRACE
Waiting for the latter rain… Blessings!
Not wishing that any should perish
His mercy is everlasting
Our God answers prayer

Look up
Yes redemption draws nigh
(A holy and blessed event
Not to be shunned by the children of God)
But we don’t know the day or the hour
Look for blessings now from on high
Let us be about our Father’s business
Knowing how much He cares for all
In truth the countdown began
In the mind of the Father
At the foundation of the World
And all along the way
The Holy Spirit calls out to all

Come to me All
Ye that labor and
Are heavy laden
I will give you rest

Bless God
Praise His Name

He hears His people
When they cry



By Carol Ann Hoel © January 1, 2011


Psalm 121:1-2 – I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 126:4-6 – Restore our fortunes, LORD, like streams in the Negev. Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow,  will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.

(The Bible – New International Version, © 2010)

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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26 Responses to Bless God of Heaven

  1. suzicate says:

    Beautiful! May you have a blessed 2011.


  2. “Cry… Praise… Wait… Watch.” Words to equip us for this new year. Thanks, Carol Ann.


  3. jannatwrites says:

    I like the tone of hope and enthusiasm in your poem. I do hope you have a beautiful 2011 🙂


    • Thank you for stopping by, Janna. I hope that you will have a wonderful 2011. We live in the age of grace where hope abounds. Troubles come and go with purpose to bless us in some way. Joy comes after. I am hoping for a good year. Blessings to you, always…


  4. Chloe says:

    Blessings to you Carol for 2011 – I love the tone of hopefullness in this poem xx


    • Thank you, Chloe. Hope is my word for Year 2011. Each year people in my church choose for themselves a word they believe God lays on their hearts for the coming year. I believe my word should be “hope”, and so it is. Blessings to you for 2011 and always, and may your heart be filled with hope.


      • Chloe says:

        Thank you sweet Carol and what a GREAT idea…to have a word for the year…I think mine will be “potential” for I know I have potential that I have not yet fully tapped into. You always give me so much food for thought and I read once that you are an angel in our community…and you are indeed. Love and hugs from me, Stormy and my beau xx


      • Thank you, Chloe. You are so sweet and Stormy is a darling. You do have lots of potential. Your poetry is beautiful and I love to read it. Thank you for all your kind words. Blessings to you, Stormy, and your beau…


  5. trisha says:

    so very truthful. Words cant be truer, we all should have deepest faith on God and God’s unconditional love for us.
    thanks my sweet angel friend for this divine post.


    • Thank you, Trisha, for your sweet comments and your confidence in God’s unconditional love. When I think of you, I think of Ruth. A book of the Bible is written about her. Like Ruth, you are loyal and courageous. Blessings to you, always…


      • trisha says:

        I will check her story and try to understand what you think of me.


      • You changed your icon! Or is this a new blog? I clicked on your link and it took me to a beautiful blog with a story as the top post. Have I been missing something?

        Like Ruth, you are loyal and courageous. This is what I think of you and many more good thoughts, too. But do read the book of Ruth. It’s a beautiful book in the Bible. Blessings to you, Trisha…


  6. JoDee Luna says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving just an encouraging comment. Your blog is beautiful and inspirational. I look forward to coming back.


  7. mairmusic says:

    I hadn’t thought about that– all “1”s… your verse sings like a psalm– lovely to read it. happy new year!


  8. Jingle says:

    beautiful presentation,
    sometimes, images are enough..

    numbers could do some wonders too, God has created amazing symbols for us to use and enjoy..

    Happy 2011.


  9. A few days ago one of the tv channels had back to back shows on predictions of the end of the world (as you reference in your lines about ‘the end of the age’ and ‘the countdown’). One featured Nostradamus and gave the underlying message that the outcome is in the hands of man. The next show featured the book of Revelation and gave the underlying message that it is God’s world that He loves. I found it so interesting how each predicted cataclysmic events and came to such different conclusions.
    Wishing you a new year filled with your word of the year.


    • Thank you, Zoe. All of the predictions in the Bible point to the second coming of Christ to set up His kingdom on earth after seven years of Tribulation. There are scriptures that describe a coming in the clouds of Jesus to lift out His children prior to the beginning of the Tribulation period. There are no signs that must happen before He comes in the clouds. Many signs are about us that point to the seven years beginning soon. Yet since Jesus ascended into Heaven, the church has expected His imminent return. He will come, but it may not be as soon as some expect. Yet… It could be.

      This is the age of grace and God loves His world. I didn’t see the programs you mention. But what you said is very true. This is “God’s world that He loves.” I want to see blessings this year and crowds more people waiting for a ride to Heaven in the clouds before the start of Jacob’s Troubles (another description of the Tribulation).

      Thank you for your wish of a year filled with hope for me. May your blessings this year exceed your grandest expectation for good things happening.


  10. amkuska says:

    It’s good to see your poetry again. 🙂 I’ve missed having a computer.


    • I’ve missed your posts, too. I’m glad that you are back again. It seems I read that you have a new computer. Do you? Or am I mixed up? If you don’t have one yet, I pray that you soon will have one that meets all your needs. Blessings to you, Andrea…


  11. lbdiamond says:

    What an encouraging poem! Thank you! 😀


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