Charles Spurgeon Quote

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Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainstream of our joy.

From Psalm 23:5-6:  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.”

Billy Graham Quote

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Christ can put a spring in your step and a thrill in your heart.  Optimism and cheerfulness are products of knowing Christ.

From 2 Corinthians 13:11:  “Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell.  Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Trusting Our Lord

From Psalm 62:1:  “My soul waits in silence for God only.”

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Anticipating in faithful silence for the One

From Christ, comes our Salvation He won

 

God brings deliverance from life’s trials

His steadfast love proclaims and smiles

 

Witnessing transformation by Christ’s renewing love

Pouring out our daily needs to the Holy Lord above

 

Witnessing the Apostles in their committed walk

Learning about Jesus as His words openly talk

 

God delivering His promise, acceptable and good

Trusting in our Heavenly Father, as we all should

 

As a single body with Christ, persevere in daily prayer

Meditating upon what lies deep inside, our daily cares

 

Trusting always, we come forth to pray

God standing as our rock, always stout

His fortress never shaken with doubt

 

Allowing the Holy Spirit, a welcome space to invade

Loving one another, because Jesus ultimately gave

 

Replacing negative thoughts with a positive way

Slowing down, counting blessings—let us pray

 

Spending less time filled with our trivial worries

Praising God for His message of faithful courage

 

God’s kingdom depends upon His mighty hand

Feeling His promises, His will covers the land

 

Answering the great question for all to behold

Accepting Christ as Lord and Savior, so bold

 

Reveling in God’s glorious adventure, with trusting love

Allowing Him to assist, in sending answers from above

 

Trusting always, we come forth to pray

God standing as our rock, always stout

His fortress never shaken with doubt

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From Romans 12:11:  “Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.”

Gordon MacDonald Quote

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If my private world is in order, it will be because I absorb the Words of Christ into my attitudes and actions.

From Matthew 4:1-4:  “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards He was famished.  The tempter came and said to Him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’  But He answered, ‘It is written:  One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”

Run With Perseverance

The text for this poem is based upon God’s Word as well as a recent sermon message given at New Life Church, Gahanna, Ohio.

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From Hebrews 12:1-3 

Let us throw off everything

Hindering sin which easily entangles

 

Run life’s race with perseverance

Fixing our eyes on Christ

 

He endures the rugged Cross

Defeating its darkness and shame

 

Now sitting at God’s side

Bringing hope to lost hearts

 

The Message

Life’s race is a marathon

Running with God’s steady faith

 

Life’s marathon, hard and long

Facing emotional ups and downs

 

God sends His encouraging words

Overcoming defeat, distress, and despair

 

Trust in Jesus, keep running

With perseverance, to the end

 

Jesus endures His own marathon

Running to a bloody Cross

 

Following always Jesus’ faithful example

Showing us perseverance and trust

 

Young David ignores Goliath’s size

Focusing on faith in God

 

Christ asks for the impossible

Yet, His journey will succeed

 

Jesus surrenders to God’s plan

Faithfully ignoring—quenching His desires

 

We all suffer sin’s consequences

Christ comes, guarding our hearts

 

Withstanding life’s harsh body blows

In a fallen, broken world

 

Take Action

Trust God, eyes on Jesus

Focus on Christ, remain obedient

 

Replace life’s empty, negative notions

Know Jesus as your Savior!

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