Letting Go

From Lamentations 3:22-23:  “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”

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Growing up with Father

Learning all about life

Encouraged to follow

Living without evil’s strife


Bearing Father’s commands

Nurturing faith each day

Drowned each fleshly desire

Witnessing His grace, let’s pray


Walking in Father’s steps

Surrendering to Him

Sensed righteousness calling

Praising each blessed hymn


Searching for Father’s peace

Letting go, finding love

Gleaned from each steadfast truth

Catching mercy from above


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From Hebrews 5:12-14:  “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic elements of the oracles of God.  You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is unskilled in the word of righteousness.  But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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When affliction strips away every crutch, one has only the Lord to depend upon.  Though some people are destroyed by that kind of situation, others are built into undaunted believers.

From Proverbs 3:5-6:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Story Never Ends (Elfchen Series #140)



God’s Word

Greatest story ever

Christ becomes man’s Light


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God’s script

Message never wavers

Story brings man Home


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Mercy’s seeds

Perpetual story retold

Harvesting grace at Calvary


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Joyce Meyer Quote

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Don’t be addicted to approval.  Follow your heart.  Do what you believe God is telling you to do, and stand firm in Him and Him alone.  

From 2 Corinthians 5:9:  “So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.”

Joyce Meyer (born 1943) is an American Christian author and speaker.  

John Newton Quote

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Jesus did not tell parables to confirm well-known truths, but rather to shatter well-known truths.

From John 8:31-32:  “Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'”

John Newton (1725-1807) was an English pastor who also was a writer of several hymns, including the beloved “Amazing Grace.”  His early life is filled with contrasts, when compared to his later life.  He served as a ship’s captain during the slave trade, but later renounced his work after his conversion to Christianity.  He became an outspoken opponent of the slave trade later in his life.

Seeking Christian Soldiers

From 1 Samuel 18:14-16:  “David had success in all his undertakings, for the Lord was with him.  When Saul saw that he had great success, he stood in awe of him.  But all Israel and Judah loved David, for it was he who marched out and came in leading them.”

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Marching upright, heaven’s sacred drum

Accepting His will, faithfully come


Shattering evil’s empty façade

Navigating from darkness, with God


Trusting His hands, molding every heart

Following Spirit, renewing start


Searching heavens, finding lasting peace

Living in righteousness, never cease


Leaving sinful ways, Jesus leading

Steering life’s mission, now proceeding


Heeding His call, taking faith’s high road

Promising light, Lord’s mercy bestowed


Looking past Bethlehem, blood-stained cross

Seeing empty tomb, enemy’s loss


Building up redemption’s faithful walls

Touching another soul, God’s grace calls


Seeking Christian soldiers, through His Word

Lasting victory, no longer blurred


Stepping on ashes, filled with untruth

Marching with Christ, believing His truth


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From 2 Timothy 2:2-3:  “What you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.  Share in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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We need to rely on the resurrection life of Jesus much deeper down, to get into the habit of steadily referring everything back to Him.

From John 16:29-31:  “His disciples said, ‘Yes, now You are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech!  Now we know that You know all things and do not need to have anyone question You; by this we believe that You came from God.’  Jesus answered them, ‘Do you now believe?'”

Watchman Nee Quote

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God will answer all our questions in one way and one way only.  Namely, by showing us more of His Son.

From John 3:17-18:  “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world might be saved through Him.  Those who believe in Him are not condemned, but those who do not believe are condemned already because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

Watchman Nee (1903-1972) was a Chinese church leader and Christian teacher.  He authored a collection of Christian books, and he endured persecution for his beliefs.  Ultimately, he died while being imprisoned for the final twenty years of his life.

Faith’s Passport (Elfchen Series #123)



Growing within

Blessed, tender reed

Nourished from Living Bread


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Growing complacency

Hungry in spirit

Gospel feeds faith’s famine


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Flawed people

God loves each

Faith in His creation


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Beth Moore Quote

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Faith is not believing in my own unshakable belief.  Faith is believing an unshakable God when everything in me trembles and quakes.

From 2 Timothy 4:7:  “I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.”

Beth Moore (born 1957) is an American Christian evangelist, author, and teacher.