Tag Archives: Jesus

Children Of The Day ~

Children of the Day,
living in a dark place
puts on the breastplate
of faith, love and grace.

Making a difference,
wherever they may go
so the way to Jesus
their Light may show.

Children of the Day,
clothed in Christ
to the world’s way
they’re not enticed.

For they are sober,
alert and wise . . .
knowing how the Light
even satan can disguise.

Children of the Day,
know in this age to cope
they must put on daily . . .
their helmet of hope!

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1 Thessalonians 5:8

But let us, who are of the day,
be sober, putting on the breastplate
of faith and love; and for an helmet,
the hope of salvation.

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A Wise Servant ~

A wise servant,
feeds the sheep
so more souls for Jesus
they can reap.

They are trustworthy,
reliable and dedicated
by His own words
they are motivated.

They are prudent,
their faith is mature
for they know His flock
they need to nurture.

They are prepared,
to spread the Good News
to the wayward sheep
with worldly views.

A faithful servant,
knows its true mission
is to save more sheep . . .
from their sinful condition!

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Matthew 24:45

Who then is a faithful
and wise servant, whom
his lord hath made ruler
over his household, to
give them meat in
due season?

John 21:15

So when they had dined,
Jesus saith to Simon Peter,
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest
thou me more than these?
He saith unto him, Yea, Lord;
thou knowest that I love thee.
He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

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In The Wilderness of My Soul ~

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are valleys deep and low . . .
and sometimes I wander in them
not sure the direction I should go.

In my doubt I meet with despair,
and my thoughts turn to giving up
for in my desperation . . .
I don’t see Your grace in my cup.

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are mountains high and wide
and sometimes all I want to do
is just to run away and hide.

In my fear I meet with dread,
with each obstacle I come to
but, I know I must get past them
if I want to get closer to You.

Lord, there’s a wilderness in my soul,
a vast land of empty spaces
long roads for me to travel on
with plenty of rough places.

But, I know I’m on the path,
leading me straight to You . . . .
and with Your strength and help
I know I’ll make it through!

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Luke 3:4

“The voice of one crying
in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

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Strength Everlasting ~

Everlasting strength,
the Lord gives to us
when it is in Him . . .
that we put our trust.

Strength to be courageous,
to be bold and dauntless
strength that will make us
in all things fearless.

Strength that never gives up,
nor never gives in
to the demands of evil
or the temptation of sin.

Strength for the unlikely,
the hard and impossible
strength to do the things
once unimaginable.

Strength everlasting,
is given to those who trust
a promise from the Lord . . .
to everyone of us!

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Isaiah 26:4

Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord Jehovah is
everlasting strength:

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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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Edify One Another ~

We all need to edify,
one another . . .
we need to take the time
to up lift others.

We need show we care,
by offering our support
we need to give others
the hope of our comfort.

We need to release,
onto others our love
we need to reassure them
of God’s own from above.

We need to listen,
and hear their prayers
we need to help them
with the burdens they bear.

We all need to exhort,
and encourage others
we all need to be earnest
with one another!

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1 Thessalonians 5:11

Wherefore comfort yourselves
together, and edify one another,
even as also ye do.

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Bitter Hearts ~

Bitter hearts,
hold venomous minds
full of resentments
of all sorts and kinds.

Refuse to let go,
choose to hold tight
to their past grievances
with all their might.

Angry souls,
hold wrathful thoughts
full of cursing
for in life their lot.

Won’t let the sun,
take with it the clamor
instead new expletives
into the night they yammer.

Bitter, venomous hearts,
angry, wrathful souls
need to let forgiveness . . .
take their thoughts in control!

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Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness, and wrath,
and anger, and clamour,
and evil speaking, be put away
from you, with all malice:

And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ’s
sake hath forgiven you.

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I Can Do It ~

I can do it
I can do all things
thanks to Jesus . . .
and the strength He brings.

I can move it,
I can toss it aside
thanks to Jesus . . .
never leaving my side.

I can beat it,
I can make it go away
thanks to Jesus . . .
showing me the way.

I can conquer it,
I can win the fight
thanks to Jesus . . .
who gives me the might.

I can do it,
oh, yes I can
for I have faith . . .
in the Son of Man!

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Matthew 17:20

And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you, If ye
have faith as a grain of mustard
seed, ye shall say unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove; and nothing
shall be impossible unto you.

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When The Beast Comes ~

When the beast raises,
at last its ugly head . . .
you’ll either take his mark
of else you’ll be dead.

For without the number,
of six-six-six imbedded
with satan you will be
eternally embedded.

When the beast comes,
on this earth to dwell
they’ll be no escaping
his most bloody hell.

For when the antichrist,
the whole world rules
satan will take out . . .
his most deadly of tools.

They only way to survive,
the coming destruction
is to turn to God now for . . .
your life-saving instructions!

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Revelation 13:16-18

And he causeth all, both
small and great, rich and
poor, free and bond, to
receive a mark in their r
ight hand, or in their
foreheads:

And that no man might
buy or sell, save he that
had the mark, or the name
of the beast, or the number
of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that
hath understanding count
the number of the beast:
for it is the number of a man;
and his number is
Six hundred threescore and six.

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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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I Am Who I Am ~

Be still and know,
just who I Am . . .
for from the start
I Am who I Am.

I Am the True Vine,
I Am from Above
I Am the Root of David
I Am the Gift of Love.

I Am the Bread,
I Am the Light
I Am the Door
I Am your might.

I Am He,
I Am the Savior
I Am the Lord
I Am my Father’s favor.

I Am the Good Shepherd,
I Am the Life
I Am the True Way
I Am your end to strife.

I Am the Son of God,
I Am the Resurrection
I Am your inheritance
I Am the Gift of Salvation.

I Am who I Am,
so be still and know . . .
and the Way to Life
to you I will show!

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Exodus 3:14

And God said unto Moses,
I Am That I Am: and he said,
Thus shalt thou say unto
the children of Israel, I Am
hath sent me unto you
.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.

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He Heals The Soul ~

He repairs hearts,
fills in the holes
mends the spirit
heals the soul.

His love reaches,
the deep recesses
where painful thoughts
hide and depresses.

He gives grace,
to those in need
His tender mercies
vastly exceed.

He steadies the nerves,
calms down the mind
so our fragile past
we can leave behind.

Jesus fills in the hole,
He’s the missing piece . . .
He is the only One
who can bring true peace!

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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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A Place For Everyone ~

Jesus has prepared,
for everyone a place
all due to His mercy
His love and His grace.

For He made a Way,
to His Father throne
for all He regards
as one of His own.

Jesus has made ready,
heaven for all of us
for anyone who has
put in Him their trust.

For in our fallen state,
we were without Life
so He put onto Himself
all of our sinful strife.

Jesus has prepared,
a place for us to meet . . .
where each of us by name
into heaven He will greet!

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John 14:3

And if I go and prepare
a place for you, I will come
again, and receive you unto
myself; that where I am,
there ye may be also.

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Afternoon Ponderings ~10.14.21~

Ephesians 2:8-9


Be Not Overwhelmed ~

Be not overwhelmed,
by the concerns of life
be not overpowered
by your daily strife.

Instead let Jesus,
fill you with His peace
so from your worries
you can be released.

Be not defeated,
by things you can’t control
be not burdened down
by the cares of your soul.

Instead let Jesus,
bring your heart comfort
so from your earthly woes
you will have His support.

Be not overwhelmed,
be not inundated . . .
instead let your life be
by Jesus captivated!

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Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.

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Guard Your Heart ~

Guard your heart my friend,
beware of the snare
satan likes to use
to trap you in despair.

For he will bait you,
with his many lies
to keep you from . . .
going for the prize.

Guard your mind my friend,
be careful of the lure
satan will use to keep
your thoughts impure.

For he will catch you,
when you are unaware
until with Jesus . . .
you lose your love affair.

Guard your life my friend,
keep going for the goal . . .
beware of satan’s trappings
lest he captures your soul!

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Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares
of this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

1 Thessalonians 5:6

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

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Wickedness ~

Wickedness,
here and higher places
evilness
right before our faces.

Darkness,
spreading all around
treachery
trying to keep us down.

Liars,
standing in front of us
deceivers
mandating us to trust.

Powers,
destroying democracy
rulers
full of hypocrisy.

Wickedness and evil,
requiring us to fight
with the Truth found . . .
in the Armor of Light!

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Ephesians 6:12-13

For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye
may be able to withstand in
the evil day, and having done
all, to stand.

Romans 13:12

The night is far spent,
the day is at hand: let us
therefore cast off the
works of darkness,
and let us put on the
armour of light.

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Lord Of My Strength ~

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Lord, my strength isn’t in my bones,
for they’re too weak and frail . . .
my strength is in the knowledge
Your Spirit in me will never fail.

My strength does not come,
from anything that I can do
for, I have very little power
if it does not come from You.

Lord, my strength can’t be found,
by going to the gym or spa . . .
it shows up when I exercise
to You, my holy awe.

My strength is thin and feeble,
and sometimes I cannot stand
but, when I draw close to You
I feel the power of Your hand.

Lord, my strength doesn’t measure up,
when compared to Your own . . .
my burdens would be too heavy
if I had to carry them alone!

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Philippians 4:13

I can do all things
through Christ which
strengtheneth me.

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Is God Loosing His Patience ~

I wonder if God,
is loosing His patience
I wonder if He lacks
needing more evidence?

For surely He can see,
the mass of confusion
how man’s wickedness
is not just an illusion.

I wonder if God,
has lost His forbearance
I wonder if He can see
the void of transparence?

For He has made it clear,
nothing escapes His eyes
He can see right through
the deceptions and the lies.

I wonder if God,
is over the cruelty of evil
I wonder if now is the time . . .
for Jesus to defeat the devil!

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Proverbs 15:3

The eyes of the Lord
are in every place,
beholding the evil
and the good.

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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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In Every Season ~

In every season,
we need to pray
for we do not know
the hour or the day.

We must be watchful,
keep our eyes steady
on the signs of the time
so we will be ready.

In every season,
we need to be praying
for we cannot tell
the time remaining.

We must be sober,
throughout the year
for Jesus at anytime
could suddenly appear.

In every season,
all day and all night
we must always pray
with all of our might!

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Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore,
and pray always, that
ye may be accounted
worthy to escape all
these things that shall
come to pass, and to
stand before the
Son of man.

I Thessalonians 5.17

Pray without ceasing.

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Shine Your Light ~

Your light can shine,
without saying a word
volumes it can speak
without being heard.

The light of your smile,
says I’ll brighten your day
the light of your touch
says I’ll help show the way.

The light in your eyes,
says Jesus loves you
the light of your hug
says I’ll stay with you too.

The light of your mind,
says I’ll show you mercy
the light of your tears
says to God were all worthy.

You don’t have to say,
not a word of any kind
just let Jesus’ light shine
so His love others may find!

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Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

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Lord, Make Yourself Known ~

Lord make Yourself known,
to all who need You
reveal to their hearts
all for them You can do.

Make Yourself recognizable,
help them in You to believe
so the plan of salvation
they may be able to receive.

Lord, make Yourself real,
to those full of darkness
let them see that in You
they not be hopeless.

Open up their eyes,
pry open their minds
so that Your peace
they will be able to find.

Lord, make Yourself known,
make to all Your love real
so that their lives . . .
You can repair, mend and heal!

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John 14:9-10

Jesus saith unto him,
Have I been so long time
with you, and yet hast thou
not known me, Philip? he
that hath seen me hath seen
the Father; and how sayest
thou then, Show us the Father?

Believest thou not that I am in
the Father, and the Father in me?
the words that I speak unto you
I speak not of myself: but the
Father that dwelleth in me,
he doeth the works.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father,
but by me.

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I See The Light ~

I see the Light,
I see it glowing . . .
I see the shadows
on sin it’s throwing.

It shines the Truth
upon the Way
it radiates Hope
of a more joyful day.

It reflects Love,
strength and power
its radiance makes
the darkness scour.

It glistens with grace,
it illuminates life
it opens the eye
to everlasting strife.

I see the Light,
I see it glowing . . .
and I know from Jesus
is where it is flowing!

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John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have
the light of life.

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them
from darkness to light, and from
the power of Satan unto God,
that they may receive forgiveness
of sins, and inheritance among
them which are sanctified by
faith that is in me.

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Cast Everything ~

Cast everything,
leave nothing out
give to Jesus
all of your doubt.

Cast all your troubles,
all your worries too
for He wants to take
them all from you.

Cast your pain,
your sorrow and grief
for Jesus will bring
to your heart relief.

Cast your burdens,
let Jesus them carry
do it right away
don’t you tarry.

Cast all things,
weighing you down
and Jesus will give you
victory’s crown!

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1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care
upon him; for he
careth for you.

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Autumn Blessings ~

Autumn brings the soul relief,
as hot Summer days slip to an end
God sent the season to weary hearts
so He can restore, repair and mend.

Just as with the Autumn winds,
there comes a new refreshing rain
God sent the season for fraying hearts
so they can mature, grow and gain.

Unlike the Autumn trees,
that shed their changing leaves
God sent the season for wary hearts
so to Him they’d adhere and cleave.

The Autumn sun is slow to climb,
dipping much earlier into the night
God sent the season for sleepy hearts
to rise, shine and awake in His light.

God gave to us the Autumn season,
so we could have a respite and rest . . .
for it is the season for our beset souls
to see how much we are truly blessed!

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Psalm 16:9

“Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest
in hope.”

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A Soul Conquering~

It takes courage,
a spirit willing to go the length
it takes confidence
letting God supply the strength.

It takes commitment,
a determination to do God’s will
it takes patience
a willingness to wait and be still.

It takes persistence,
a resolve to keep pressing on
it takes diligence
for the faithful race to be won.

It takes perseverance,
a heart willing to go the distance
it takes a dedicated mind
able to handle the resistance.

It takes focus,
eyes always kept on the goal
it takes Jesus . . .
to have a conquering soul!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward
the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God
in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:1-2

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,

Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.

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Earthen Vessels ~

Earthen vessels,
filled with Light
giving us power
in the faithful fight.

Hidden deep within,
is a rich treasure
of confidence beyond
all we can measure.

Earthen vessels,
full of hopefulness
brimming with mercies
love and tenderness.

Holy Spirit’s indwelling,
a rejuvenation
bringing the promise of
eternal salvation.

Earthen vessels,
broken and reformed
so that we could be
in Jesus reborn!

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2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure
in earthen vessels, that the
excellency of the power
may be of God, and not of us.

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
according to his abundant mercy
hath begotten us again unto a
lively hope by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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A True Warrior ~

A true warrior,
are those faithful
for they trust God
and are watchful.

They are as obedient,
as a steadfast soldier
they keep a watch out
for an enemy bolder.

A true warrior,
are those vigilant
for they know satan
is a true militant.

They are fighters,
tried and tested
their loyalty to God
is fully invested.

A true warrior,
always wears their armor
for they know the devil . . .
is seeking those to devour!

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1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary

the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

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Sparkling Gemstones ~

Sparkling gemstones,
rubies of love . . .
are the brilliant mercies
God sends from above.

Golden nuggets,
a gift of eternal life
pearls of Wisdom
to end earthly strife.

Diamonds of grace,
daily dispersed
from the heart of Jesus
like a glorious sunburst.

Emeralds of hope,
shine of His light
eyes glistening of
a heavenly sight.

Sparkling gemstones,
multidimensional . . .
God’s salvation plan
to all is accessible!

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Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

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None But The Brave ~

None but the dauntless,
the bold and the brave
will be to fear . . .
its victim or slave.

For they know God,
goes where they go
no matter which way
the winds may blow.

None but the powerful,
the robust and strong
will be to dread . . .
led or steered wrong.

For they know Jesus,
will forsake them not
no matter the gusts
that may come about.

None but the courageous,
the strong and the bold
will let fear and dread . . .
take on their heart a hold!

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Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that
doth go with thee; he will not fail
thee, nor forsake thee.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

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