Monday Memories: Morning Prayer

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Morning arrives quietly with much on one’s mind

Reaching out to the Father, with a prayer to find


Psalms surrounding one’s inner soul with a frame

Blessing God the Father, blessing His Holy name


Thoughts move to life’s trials, several filled with sin

Asking the Lord for patience and forgiveness again


The Lord redeems this wayward life from the Pit

Seeking to be closer to Him, finding a place to sit


God fills all with His steadfast love and praise

Helping everyone make it through life’s maze


The Lord is merciful, gracious, and forgiving

Praying to Him deepens a person with living


This time of prayer offers much humbleness to the Lord

Slow to anger and abounding with so much love in store


A prayerful moment prepares a heart with much to say

Spending moments with God, like a potter molding clay

From James 5:16:  “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed.  The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”

From My Journal


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From Big Sky Buckeye

Most times in life, we need to allow God to be the driver as we go down life’s road. Allowing Him to take control of our lives through our faithfulness permits us to be a worthy passenger on life’s journey.

write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated February 17)

Eckhart Tolle Quote

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The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not “the thinker.”  The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated.

From Hebrews 4:12:  “Indeed, the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Total Surrender

From Romans 6:4:  “Therefore we have been buried with Him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”


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Are we truly walking in Christ?

With a new life, born again

Follow Jesus, He paid our price


True sanctification will come

Only from burial of an old life

Known as “white funeral” to some


Baptized into Christ, the Holy Son

Baptized into His death

With His death, victory is won


Through the confirmed Resurrection

We humbly come to a Holy God

His defining purpose, brings reflection


God is leading, always out front

Facing trying times of adversity

Our duty shall be, always to confront


Come to almighty and loving God

Sanctify a promise with the Father

God’s will be done, by His rod


When Christ forever defeats the Cross

His lasting, living Resurrection offers

“Walking in newness of life,” without loss


To Jesus, surrender these sinful ways

Hear Him, accept Him, follow Him

Ask for His forgiveness, without delay


Mighty God of angel armies leads

His righteousness marches with us

Filling a hungry soul, His Word feeds


Freed from sin, obedient to God

Wages of sin only bring death

Accept Jesus, He overcomes all odds

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From the words of Scottish evangelist and teacher Oswald Chambers:  “No one enters the experience of entire sanctification without going through a “white funeral”–the burial of the old life.”



Warren Wiersbe Quote

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Outlook determines outcome and attitude determines action.

From Philippians 4:8:  “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Haiku Series #57 (With God)

Our Refuge 

God’s Grace shielding us

Dark storms suddenly appear—

Anchored on His rock

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Take Action

Hearing our Lord’s Word

Stay in touch with faithfulness—

True doer who acts

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Seeking the true light

Arriving at Calvary—

Jesus Christ saves us

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Henry Blackaby Quote

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Grass that is here today and gone tomorrow does not require much time to mature.  A big oak tree that lasts for generations requires much more time to grow and mature.  God is concerned about your life through eternity.  Allow Him to take all the time He needs to shape you for His purposes. 

From Lamentations 3:25-26:  “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the Salvation of the Lord.”