Sometimes the Spirit speaks 
in a thunderous roar,
His Power to impart.
Sometimes He speaks 
in a still small voice,
To start a blaze within a heart.
But always as He comes along one's side,
He is the Comforter, the Trusted Guide.
And as I yield my life to Him,
Confess to Him my every sin
He is so faithful to forgive,
To heal, to cleanse, new life to give.
He fills my heart with gratitude,
He even changed my attitude.
He gives great joy and lasting peace,
Abundant life which will not cease.
In daily life there's victory,
To serve Him is real ecstasy.
No longer chained! I've been set free,
To live the life He's willed for me!
The purpose of this full release?
To share the faith and never cease
To love, to pray, to praise the Lord,
To live according to His Word.

Karin Ristau©

Have a blessed Pentecost everyone!


Marlene said...

You know, we don't observe Pentecost Sunday but I love it!!!
How lovely is your poem about the Holy Spirit. What a wonderful reminder!!

Mari said...

Happy Pentecost to you too!

Anonymous said...

AMEN, Karin.

ellen b. said...

Happy Pentecost Whitsunday to you Karin! I'm so glad we have our guarantee and seal...

Ginny said...


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautifully one.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Karin, Thanks... I had almost forgotten that tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday (since we are on vacation).... We'll celebrate it in our devotional in the car tomorrow morning....

Happy Pentecost to you. Hope you are feeling better.

We are in Oklahoma tonight... Having a great time so far.

Bernie said...

So thankful for the Pentacost and all the gifts I have received from the Holy Spirit.....:-)Hugs

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Karin
I think your poem is awesome. You have a beautiful gift.
God bless

pam said...

"No longer chained! I've been set free, To live the life He's willed for me!"~~~~AMEN! Karin I hope you have a grand week!

Marsha Young said...


A wonderful poem. Pentecost Sunday is such an important day for the church to remember how God reigned down his power on that faithful, but fearful, little bunch gathered in the upper room all those hundreds of years ago.

We still need his anointing touch, because we are still sometimes faithful, but also a little fearful. :)
God bless you - Marsha

Doris Sturm said...

Your poems are always so lovely. I don't know how you do it, but you do have a gift. Blessings to you and have a lovely week.


Shug said...

Beautiful words once again. Our service at church this past Sunday morning was beautiful as well...I am thankful for Pentecost and so thankful for the moving of the Holy Spirit...
Thanks for sharing Karin...

Deb said...

Beautiful Karin! To love, to pray, to praise. I love that! Deb

*The Old Geezer said...

Amen! Great Poem!

God bless you Karin and have a great weekend :-)

Wendy said...

Lovely post.