Haiku Series #51 (With God)

Creator’s Touch

God’s creative hand

Transforming earth’s vast landscape—

Majestic mountains

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He’s the One

Choose Jesus today

Salvation waits, just believe—

Accept our Savior

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Awesome Gift

Daily Miracles

Born into God’s family—

Blessing these children

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From My Journal

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From Big Sky Buckeye

We all need to replace our negativity with extra positive energy.

Do you 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 January 18)

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Remember, God lives in a realm that transcends all.  He is all-powerful.  And when God is ready to move, He moves.

From Job 19:25:  “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at last He will stand upon the earth.”

Infinite God

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From 1 Peter 5:6-7:  “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time.  Cast all our anxiety oh Him, because He cares for you.”

God, our Creator

In Heaven above

Standing powerful

Sends infinite love

 

Father in Heaven

Promises fulfill

Support and courage

His infinite skill

 

Read God’s Holy Word

Be bold, come to Him

His love filled with care

His Grace overcomes sin

 

Walking with our Lord

His strong hands extend

Trust always in Him

No matter what has been

 

Miraculous brings

Infinite outcomes

Filled with sacred love

Like a beating drum

 

Our finite minds weep

Lack of faith descends

Our infinite God

Holds, never to bend

 

Our Lord’s specialty

Impossible makes

Genuine and true

His love, no mistake

 

Rely on God’s ways

Hopeless turns to hope

Strength overcomes weary

Walking life’s tightrope

 

God’s eternal love

Endures forever

He holds on to us

With faith, whenever

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Max Lucado Quote

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When I am criticized, injured, or afraid, there is a Father who is ready to comfort me.”

From 1 Chronicles 12:18:  Then the spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said, ‘We are yours, O David; and with you, O son of Jesse!  Peace, peace to you, and peace to the one who helps you!  For your God is the one who helps you.'”

Charlotte Bronte Quote

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Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.

From Ephesians 4:31-32:  “Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.”

Sharpen My Focus

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With another year starting up, I have been contemplating and praying about how to manage my life in better alignment with God’s Word.  While a new decade is upon us, I am more concerned about the year ahead.  Better yet, I need to build my faith day-by-day.

Last year, I kept three key words close to my heart:

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Health

While I have been successful in managing my pre-diabetic condition, and my family has been a true blessing in so many ways, I still feel there is room for growth in my faith.

In reading Scripture, Jesus is always connected to us.  At the same time, there is a need to reshape my daily habits by reading God’s Word with a deeper understanding and to be more consistent in prayer.

From John 15:1-2:  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower.  He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit.  Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.”

  • God prunes and shapes. 
  • Bear more fruit by sharpening my faith.

From John 15:11:  “I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.”

  • Christ’s joy resides in me. 
  • He keeps my cup overflowing with joy. 
  • I will abide in the Father and the Son.

My mother (she will turn 82 this month) reminds me to make each day precious.

With faith at the forefront of my agenda for 2020, I will use a phrase to better emphasize keeping my faith on track and growing.

  • “Sharpen My Focus”

With God’s guidance, this Grace-driven foundation will consistently build up my spiritual energy.

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