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Afternoon Ponderings ~06.16.22~

James 4:8


Keeping The Faith ~

I’ve fought off temptation,
at every level
I’ve defeated evilness
by resisting the devil.

I’ve fled the world ways,
no longer am I conformed
I’ve severed my ties
so I can be transformed.

I’ve left the path wide,
for the one that is straight
I’ve taken the high road
leading to the narrow gate.

I’ve turned from my past ways,
I’ve confessed and repented
now no longer for my past
am I or haunted or tormented.

I’ve fought the good fight,
my faith is intact . . .
I will finish the race
and never look back!

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2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:

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The More About God ~

The more about God,
I’ve come to know
the more with Jesus
to heaven I want to go.

For I have been taught,
all about His heart
and why in this world
I needn’t take part.

The more about God,
I’ve studied and learned
the less about this life
am I even concerned.

For I have discovered,
it’s all temporary . . .
and over it I needn’t
have a coronary.

The more about God,
I have discovered . . .
that which is acceptable
to Him ~ I’ve uncovered!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed
to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.

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Afternoon Ponderings ~05.12.22~

Romans 12:2


A Faith Filled Life ~

A faith filled life,
in God has confidence
it trusts and believes
in His providence.

It never waivers,
it’s rooted and grounded
its hope in Jesus
is full and well-rounded.

A faith filled life,
is fully persuaded
it knows its soul
by God was created.

Its mind and heart,
have been transformed
to the world ways
it is not conformed.

A faith filled life,
lives by the Spirit
it knows God’s Kingdom
it will inherit!

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Romans 1:17

For therein is the righteousness
of God revealed from faith to faith:
as it is written,
The just shall live by faith.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Know ye not that the unrighteous
shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators,
nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of
themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous,
nor drunkards, nor revilers,
nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5.22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against
such there is no law.”

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God’s Wise Ways ~

God’s ways are wise,
they’re full of wisdom
for they go against
the world’s system.

They lead and guide,
to the righteous way
not the one followed
so widely today.

God’s ways are holy,
they are profound
nothing about them
are found unsound.

For they are rich,
thoughtful and deep
bringing mercy and hope
when His truths we keep.

God’s ways are wise,
for He has a plan
redemptive and perfect
for all of man!

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Isaiah 55:8

For my thoughts are
not your thoughts,
neither are your ways
my ways, saith the Lord.

Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches both
of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!

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Afternoon Ponderings ~02.08.22~

Hebrews 12:14


One Step Forward ~

Sometimes all I can put,
is just one foot forward . . .
for it is all I can do
to keep moving onward.

For I know that I need,
to be diligent and patient
though I am overwhelmed
by today’s environment.

Sometimes I just take,
one step at a time . . .
for it is all I can make
as I see evil on the climb.

For I know I must be,
willing to wait and see
so that fear’s fingers
can’t seize a hold on me.

Sometimes I don’t move,
instead, still I just stand
and say to myself . . .
this is all in God’s hand!

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2 Samuel 22:37

Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me;
so that my feet did not slip.

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the Lord, and wait
patiently for him: fret not
thyself because of him who
prospereth in his way, because
of the man who bringeth
wicked devices to pass.

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Sticky Note To God ~02.01.22~

John 16:33



Set Apart For Jesus ~

Set apart because,
He first loved us . . .
are those who have
in God faith and trust.

A life separated,
from worldly ways
devoted to Jesus
for all our days.

His Spirit within us,
now with Him we abide
no longer is there
an emptiness inside.

A life to God submitted,
holy and consecrated
now understand why
they were even created.

Set apart all because,
we were first loved . . .
now we are the children
of the One who’s Beloved!

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1 John 4:19

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

Matthew 3:17

And lo a voice from heaven,
saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.

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Gems of Truth ~

The Bible is packed,
with truth filled gems
seen through the eyes
of a righteous lens.

For as we look closely,
to the nuggets of grace
the ways of the world
we’ll no longer embrace.

We will live a life,
to God that is pleasing
godly and holy
as grace keeps increasing.

To these gems of truth,
we’ll not wander away
nor follow the path
leading others astray.

The Bible is full,
of hope filled jewels
leading to salvation . . .
if we follow the rules!

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Titus 2:11-13

For the grace of God that bringeth
salvation hath appeared to all men,

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness
and worldly lusts, we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Good Morning Quote ~12.02.21~


Cut Me Loose Lord ~

Cut me loose Lord,
of all the things
that come with
worldly strings.

Chop away the desire,
whack off the lust
for any of the things . . .
that’ll only turn to rust.

Strip me down Lord,
of all on me weighing
the things keeping me
to the world ways swaying.

Show me just where,
there is still sin hiding
so that back into it
I won’t keep sliding.

Cut me loose Lord,
from all weighing me down
so I may run the race . . .
and gain my victor’s crown!

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Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also
are compassed about with
so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run
with patience the race that
is set before us,

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Treasures In Heaven ~

Treasures in heaven,
I have been storing
for it is where my heart
has long been mooring.

For worldly treasures,
will only tarnish and rust
but the ones in heaven
on them I can trust.

Treasures in heaven,
I have been keeping
ever since God ~ first
I started seeking.

For they’re incorruptible,
pure and holy
once I gave Jesus
my heart wholly.

Treasures in heaven,
are worth my amassing
for they hold for me peace
that is truly surpassing!

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Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where
moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves
do not break through
nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.

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This Is A Test ~

This is a test . . .
to see if we are willing
to see if we can withstand
their shameful grilling.

It’s a test of our faith,
our hope and our trust
by those who want to take
control over all of us.

This is an experiment . . .
to see if we will obey . . .
to see if from our beliefs
we’re willing to fall away.

It’s a test of our freedoms
our rights and our liberties
by wicked, evil forces
and godless authorities.

This is a test . . .
to see if we will conform
to the word’s ways
so to them we’ll transform!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed
to this world: but be ye
transformed by the
renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what
is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.

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Look At Lot’s Wife ~

Don’t be entrapped,
by worldly things . . .
don’t get caught up
in what wealth brings.

For once Jesus,
comes into your heart
in earthly pleasures
you must not take part.

Don’t lust after things,
with your own eyeballs
lest you might fall into
one of satan’s pitfalls.

For nothing on earth,
is worth loosing your soul
so onto sinful things
let go of your hold.

Don’t think to look back,
on your old way of life . . .
just look at what happen
to Lot’s very own wife!

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Luke 17:32

Remember Lot’s wife.

Genesis 19:26

But his wife looked back
from behind him, and she
became a pillar of salt.

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God of The Living ~

God is the God of the living,
for those who are alive . . .
their hope, faith and trust
from Him they do derive.

God is the God of the awake,
for those who are aware . . .
their labor on this earth
will be rewarded elsewhere.

God is the God of the watchful,
for those who are vigilant . . .
their deeds will follow them
for they do remain diligent.

God is the God of the sober,
for those who are alert . . .
from worldly greed and lust
their eyes turn and divert.

God is the God of the living,
for we who think not He’s a whim . . .
He is the God of the dying
when we go home to be with Him!

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Romans 14:7-9

For none of us liveth to himself,
and no man dieth to himself.

For whether we live, we live
unto the Lord; and whether we
die, we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord’s.

For to this end Christ both died,
and rose, and revived, that he
might be Lord both of the
dead and living.

Revelation 14:13

And I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord
from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labours;
and their works do follow them
.

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Bless Me Lord ~

Bless me Lord,
as I walk Your way
let not the ungodly path
cause my heart to sway.

Let me not lag behind,
but keep my attention
so I may stand strong
when facing contention.

Keep me mediating on,
the truth day and night
so I may be for You
a bright shinning light.

Let me not stagger,
when temptation I meet
but keep the ground solid
beneath my faithful feet.

Bless me Lord,
as a godly life I pursue
keep me delighted
in my thoughts of You!

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Psalm 1.1-2

Blessed is the man
that walketh not in
the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way
of sinners, nor sitteth in
the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law
of the Lord; and in his law doth
he meditate day and night.

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Afternoon Ponderings ~07.14.21~

Romans 12:2


Be Renewed ~

Each day we need to renew,
in God our faith and trust
as so much bad news on us
everyday they seem to thrust.

We need to read and study,
His life giving Word
so we can rise above
the bad tiding we have heard.

Each day we need to refresh,
in us God’s mercy and grace
so we will have the strength
as more concern’s we face.

We need to pray to God,
without ever once ceasing
so we can maintain our hope
as difficulties keep increasing.

Each day we need to renew,
our hearts and minds . . .
so a right spirit in us
God will be able to find!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew a right
spirit within me.

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Sticky Note to God ~05.12.21~

Romans 12:2


The Faith You Possess ~

It’s not about how much,
faith you possess . . .
it’s about in Whom you believe
the Savior you profess.

It’s about the True Foundation,
on which you stand . . .
it’s about putting your trust
in God and not man.

It’s not about the evidence,
but a mind that is sound
it’s about being firmly anchored
in the faith that you found.

It’s not about what can be seen,
it’s about hope for the future
it’s about knowing your faith
the Word of God will nurture.

It’s not about how much,
or little faith in your possession
it’s about to the world ways . . .
not making a single concession!

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John 20:29

Jesus saith unto him,
Thomas, because thou
hast seen me, thou hast
believed: blessed are they
that have not seen,
and yet have believed.

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence
of things not seen.

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Empowered ~

May your inner man,
be empowered
may you not by sin
be overpowered.

May you be rooted,
by loved grounded
may your heart stay
to Jesus bounded.

May the Holy Spirit,
give to you His might
may by His strength
you stay in the fight.

May you be opened,
to all of God’s fullness
may your heart’s eyes
take in all His goodness.

May your inner man,
be transformed . . .
may to the world
you be not conformed!

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Ephesians 3:16-17

That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might
by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts
by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love,

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Now That I am Alive ~

Now that I am alive,
I no longer conform . . .
to the ways of the world
nor to it’s social norms.

For with Christ living in me,
I now have a new life
releasing me from the issues
once causing me strife.

Now that I am dead,
to sin and transgressing
I can see how eternal hope
was once absent and missing.

For now that I am awake,
sober, alert and aware
with the world and its ideals
I’ve no longer a love affair.

Now that I am alive,
with the world behind me
I long for the day . . .
when with Jesus I’ll be!

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1 Corinthians 15:22

For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ shall
all be made alive.

Ephesians 2:3-5

Among whom also we all had
our conversation in times past
in the lusts of our flesh,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind; and were by
nature the children of wrath,
even as others.

But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith
he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins,
hath quickened us together with Christ,
(by grace ye are saved;)

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Good Morning Quote ~04.20.21~


Child Of The Day ~

Child of the day,
children of the Light
put our trust in God
with all of our might.

Warriors on this earth,
fighting off evilness
pledge never to return
to our former wretchedness

Holy and righteous are we,
holding on to the Life
even though it causes us
worldly grief and strife.

Awake, sober and alert,
to the powers of darkness
son’s and daughter’s of God
full of awe and awareness.

Child of the Light,
children of the day
put all of our faith in . . .
the Truth, Life and Way!

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Thessalonians 5:4-5

But ye, brethren, are not
in darkness, that that day
should overtake you as a thief.

Ye are all the children of light,
and the children of the day:
we are not of the night,
nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep,
as do others; but let us
watch and be sober.

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Good Morning Quote ~02.18.21~


A Taste Of God ~

I have had a taste of God,
and all of His goodness
I have sipped from His cup
of truth and righteousness.

It left me with no appetite,
for the world or its ways
it has given me hope . . .
for peaceful, joyful days.

I have had a taste of God,
His kindness I now savor
for I have found in Him
my Lord and my Savior.

It left me with no craving,
for the world and its lust
it has given me the faith . . .
to put in Him my trust.

I have had a taste of God,
now my thirst is fully satisfied
my hunger pains are no more
once my heart, Jesus occupied!

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Psalm 34:8

O taste and see
that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.

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Sticky Note to God ~01.14.21~

Romans 12:2


Love Not The World ~

Too often our love for God,
grows lackluster and dim . . .
turning cold our desire
to follow after Him.

We lose our focus,
in a world full of greed
till we no longer count
on God to meet our need.

Our eyes start to ache,
after things lustful
till our bodies into sin
eagerly fall and tumble.

Our arrogance and pride,
starts to get in our way
causing us to forget . . .
one day all will pass away.

Too often our love for God,
grows lusterless and dim
but, we who love not the world . . .
will spend eternity with Him!

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1 John 2:15-17

Love not the world,
neither the things
that are in the world.
If any man love the world,
the love of the Father
is not in him.

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the pride
of life, is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

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A Life Time of Growth ~

A lifetime of growth,
a lifetime of learning
is what it will take . . .
to become discerning.

For it takes insight,
and good judgment too
for the Holy Spirit
to lead and guide you.

A lifetime of lessons,
a lifetime of mistakes
is what it will take . . .
for the truth awake.

For it takes awareness,
deep understanding too . . .
to let God finish
what He began in you.

A lifetime of reshaping,
a lifelong transformation
is our journey on the road
to complete conformation!

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Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:

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