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The place of perfect peace!

Updated on September 23, 2012

Sleep with Lions

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To Sleep With the Lions


As they May Grow Weak

Oh to Love

Is the place of perfect peace!


Knowing HE is there

Just knowing HE accepts my prayer

Helps me to lie down in Perfect love

I know He is there!


He is so vast

He stands over me

I sleep in Peace

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I sleep in JESUS


Knowing HE is there

I dwell in safety

I take refuge in HIM

Even if I am bare!


Oh My LORD

Your Hands!





Resting in HIS Peace

Stronger than nations

We find the truest power

Healing years of pain

His Hands

Lifting and calling back the dead

And breaking bread


Pointing to heaven

In Perfect peace

What they can be

As I lay down and sleep


Just Knowing HE bares


All our sins

For all eternity

HE rules over nations

HE will bring us peace!

I am hidden in HIM!

In HIM I Sleep!

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Oh Christ


Thank you for letting me hide

In YOU

The lions may grow weak

The poor will be fed

I will seek the Lord

As I lie down in Hidden Peace.

As I lie down in Peace

If I die before I wake


I know I will be in the Love of HIM!

Just a moment away


And then His hands

Are trembling

To carry our pain

Of which he died for us


For me

The gentle hands

They pierced them

His hands


Calling to me

To lay down in perfect peace

KEEP HIS WORD

Jesus answered him, “if anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to HIM and make our home with HIM. Whoever does not love me will not keep by words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Fathers who sent me.”

John 14: 23-24 ESV

Love and obedience have always walked hand in hand. If we love God, we will obey HIM. Sure, our flesh doesn’t want to do it, but we’ll have the best outcome if we stick with the teachings of the Bible and follow God’s precepts to the best of our ability.

Love equals obedience.

By: Debbie Brooks

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie thank you sweet friend..love you

      debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Wow..i envy you your deep, unshakable faith, Deb! You deserve the best!- sharing...etc..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      sunnie so good to see you. You are so right God is so great! BlessingsBlessings. Debbie

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Great is our God who forgives and carries us through. Thank you for this awesome testimony of faith and love my dear friend.

      Sunnie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow Maria thanks so good to see you again

      Debbie

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Comforting, trusting and deeply faithful...Voted UP & AB.

      Hugs, Maria

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Beyond Max you are so awesome.. blessings my friend

      Debbie

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Beautiful, inspirational poem, deep and thoughtful indeed.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Jackie.. Blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I am sorry I missed this. It is very beautiful. ^

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Colin..so good to see you..and i miss you so much...i have been traveling going to see my grandchildren....i will be back soon..hugs to you...blessings..debbie

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ......I always enjoy your inspirational writing because it's so pure and direct from your loving heart - sending my warm wishes Miss Deborah of the Divime - how have you been keeping these days? I see you are still writing some pretty amazing words at your hub .......lake erie time 11:09am

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      5 years ago

      Ms Deborah: Voted beautiful. Some great, wholesome thoughts. Blessings.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Always exploring...God bless you..debbie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You know Debbie, your faith is beautiful. I too believe. Thank you my friend

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      oceansider nice to meet a sister in Christ. Thank you for your kind words. God Bless you my sister

      Debbie

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Hello Deborah,

      I just saw your comments at teacherjoe52's newest hub page, and saw you too are a Christian, so I decided to read some of your work, and I have to say I just loved what I read in this hub. Thank your for spreading the Gospel of Christ.....that's what God wants us to do. .... And, yes, I too sleep in His perfect peace because I know He is in control!

      Praise be to Jesus Christ our King,

      Helen

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Olde Cashmere.. thank you.. God is Good

      Debbie

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Inspiring words Debbie, I love how passionate this is. Touching and heartwarming. Voted up, beautiful, awesome, and interesting :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Gypsy

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      thank you precious ones.. To God Be the glory

      Debbie

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This is comforting to me. I think it's a great poem and one to keep on the nightstand by your bed to remind us of how God gives us peace. Keeping this one in my Bible. Thanks for posting.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      God is good. This is inspirational Debbie. Great pics. God bless.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Mhatter.. thank you for reading and commenting

      Debbie

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      very inspirational! you must have been touched. thank you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      girishpuri

      Sparklea.. Lol thank you you made me laugh..

      Michele

      God Bless you all

      Debbie

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Beauty and light love, once again you write an amazing poem. I love all of them.

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      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Typing this again as I forgot to sign in! How beautiful Debbie!

      I watched and listened to the video, just awesome. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

      You are spreading your Light, keep it up! LOVED the picture of the lion too!

      The picture accompanying In Him I Sleep is magnificent!

      Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Sparklea 5 years ago

      How BEAUTIFUL Debbie! I watched and listened to the video, just awesome. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

      You are spreading your Light, keep it up! Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      God is great, a beautiful spiritual poem, thanks for the faith.

      voted up

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you flashmarket

      Blessings

      Debbei

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      A beautiful spiritual poem.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      shalini sharan

      thank you both and blessings to you

      Debbie

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      shalini sharan 5 years ago from Delhi

      amazing piece of work debbie

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      A very nice hub that reveals your connection to your faith.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Joseph.. You are an inspiration to me..

      God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Wonderful testimony of faith and love for our Lord. The words flowed naturally and with so much potentiality . Thanks for writing this epic piece Debbie!