Biography of Bob Gotti
I grew up around Religion and lived without a true knowledge of God, Jesus Christ, or The Bible for the first 29 years of my life, although I believed I was a Christian. It wasn't until my wife (who was saved, but, never grew in the Word) started to witness to me, about 3 years after we were married, that I picked up a Bible for the first time in my life and was miraculously saved after reading the Gospel of John. I have been a Christian since the spring of 1986 and use April 1st as my Spiritual Birthday, to remind myself that The Lord Graciously reached down and saved a fool like me.
I don't consider myself a poet, as my poems come right of of my prayers to God, usually on my way to work, after I had a small conflict at home or my heart is just welled up with concern. I hope that all of the Praise goes to God and that He can simply use my small talent (which came from Him) in a bigger way to either be a Blessing to all of my fellow brethren, or draw unbelievers into His Wonderful Light.
My first poem was on Visitation, which is very dear to my heart, and after posting it on poetry.com, I continued to use the 20 line format to post on their site. With this one poem published, I was moved to continue to post the poems that I truly thank God for, as I am not a poet by trade, and give all the Glory to Him. My thoughts at this point go to a beautiful song, by Nancy Steinman, where one of the verses she says 'Even my Praise comes from You', as she is singing to The Lord.
I just thank The Lord for guiding me and pray that my poems can move people closer to The Soon Coming Kingdom. In His Love, Bob Gotti
Bob Gotti's Works:
'For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared
To all men. It teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and
Worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and
Godly lives in this present age, while we wait for The
Blessed Hope-the glorious appearing of our great God
And Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to
Redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself
A people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.'
(Titus 2: 11-14)
In Christ's Love, Bob Gotti
Bob Gotti Poems
A Cord Of Three Strands
I have one lovely woman in my life, but we have a marriage of three. The life long bond of our marriage is my wife, Jesus Christ, and me. This is not simply a well known cliché, a phrase, or a simple token,
Humility And Pride
Two emotions deep down inside, are those of humility and pride, They produce what men may see, in the life of both you and me. A haughty spirit can sure reside, in a heart that’s filled with pride. A humble spirit is in you and me, when you’re filled with humility.
Love, Faith And Hope
Love is one identifying mark that sets Believers and others apart. Men will know us from others when we have love one for another. Love covers a multitude of sin, when you have Christ’s love within. It was Christ’s love on the cross that covered the sins of the lost.
A Disciple Of Christ
When you cleave onto God’s Word, the Truth of God that you heard, And choose to follow Jesus Christ, allowing God’s Word into your life, You then become a disciple of, The Lord and Savior and God above. Only in Christ, are men truly free, with a freedom that spans Eternity.
Someone You Can Trust
God is Faithful and God is Just, God is someone you can trust. When in a trial simply be still, as God works out His Perfect Will. He is God and from the start, He’s working to prepare your heart. When you are tried, you will see, God is molding you for Eternity.
Just Why The Son Was Given
For unto us a child was born, and unto us The Son was given. Through The Son I am reborn, and by His blood I am forgiven. On a cross of shame and scorn, His life for all was freely given. Many hearts indeed were torn, as the temple curtain was riven.
Be Prepared With A Reason
Be prepared in and out of season, to give all men a heartfelt reason, For all the peace you have within, through the hope you have in Him. The Hope we have in Jesus Christ, the sure hope of an Eternal Life, An Eternal Life with Christ our Lord, in Heaven with Him forevermore.
A Battle Within
Being nibbled on by The Spirit, through God’s Word, as you hear it, Chipping away at the great divide, which has been built deep inside. Removing the veil upon the heart, which hinders Truth Christ departs, The only truth that sets men free, from the lies that bind you and me.
The Goodness Of God
Oh, the kindness of a Holy Lord, poured on those on earth below, As His gracious help is implored, by those here who need Him so, And by others, God goes ignored, for The Lord they do not know, But even these men cannot afford, to continue in the way they go.
God’s Healing Hand
Almighty God’s healing hand, can touch the heart and soul of man, The same hand which heals ills, can straighten out our twisted wills. Christ who healed the multitudes, also healed hearts and attitudes, The Lord can redirect any life, away from pains and darkened strife.
A Clay Vessel
The Lord has taken a vessel like me, and shaped it for an eternity. An empty, cracked vessel like this, He has filled with Eternal Bliss. All my sin, Christ has set apart, as God began a work in my heart. He cleansed me first of all my sin, then He started a change within.
Behold The Lamb
We are told to behold The Lamb, sent to the earth by the great I Am, To behold the very Lamb of God, who will soon rule with an iron rod. He was the Lamb not many knew, was sent to earth for me and you, The One who left a Glorious Throne, only to be rejected by His own.
He Is Risen
The Savior who died in our stead, now has risen from the dead, The Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from that grave to New Life, Those who saw Him could rejoice, praising God with one voice, In light that He now has risen, Eternal Life to us, God has given.
It will be unmatched by anything, the coming majesty of our King, Fully unmatched and unsurpassed; a majesty that will forever last. His Majesty, witnessed by a few, whom The Lord personally knew, The Majesty of God’s Only Son, appearing on Earth for everyone.
God’s tiny creatures are everywhere, on all the lands and in the air.
Everywhere you look there’s proof, of God’s Creation and His Truth.
Various creatures in a wide array, are on this earth and on display.
Placed by God for all men to see, while pointing hearts to eternity.
They are placed by God’s hand, as evidence to help all understand,
That all of creation is of The Lord, and it is a truth, not to be ignored.
As all will stand before The Creator, but do all accept Him as Savior?