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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not Peace But A Sword
On the scene came Christ The Lord, not with peace but with a sword. The sword was The Word of Truth, and to many it became a reproof. To many hearts Truth would come, to acknowledge God’s Only Son. But many just wouldn’t believe, and The Truth they would not receive.
A Calming Grace
Rushing by with one weary heart; this is how many have their start, Every day starts a hectic pace, in a life in need of a calming Grace. A Grace that sets your heart at rest, when the day is one long test. Grace with a peace that is assured, sent to all who know The Lord.
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.
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.
Freedom In Christ
When we receive God’s Salvation, we are freed from condemnation, No longer at enmity with our God, we’re now lead by Staff and Rod, In Christ, with God, we have peace, a relationship that will not cease, Saved out of the world of strife, we’re granted, by God, Eternal Life.
His Church Can Rise Up
Today The Church can rise above, through God’s power and His Love. She can rise up to the task at hand, and for The Lord can take a stand. My friend, even in the darkest nights, we can rise up to greater heights. For we can rise up in Christ’s Victory, as we march forward to Eternity.
Searching For A Church?
After your long and weary search, have you found the perfect church? A simple church ruled by men; the perfect church you can’t condemn. Or do they all appear the same, just another building with His Name? And once inside you’re not sure, if you feel the presence of The Lord.
A Larger Plan
You set your mind and your heart, on your goal right from the start. You then begin to plan a course, consulting every available source. As you plan for hopes and needs, you also plant a few extra seeds, Placing just a few irons in the fire, and this plan’s for a future desire.
Removing The Veil
All people are born with a spiritual veil that covers their face,
Left in its place this veil hides both God's Truth and His Grace.
God sent His Son to earth, with the intent to take this veil away,
But with hearts filled with pride, some have chose to let it remain.
Allowing it to remain and being veiled from God's Truth from above,
They are hindered from being filled with God's peace and His love.