Lifetime Journey (Elfchen Series #79)

Our Navigator

Adrift

Alone, separated

Lost in darkness

God shares His compass

Found

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Our Teacher

Believe

Follow Jesus

Learn from understanding

Scripture with greater fluency

Lifetime

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Our Lord

Spirit

Fills hearts

Hymns sing praises

Our mighty, awesome God

Love

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Hope Calling (Elfchen Series #78)

Rudderless

Drifting

Compass forsaken

Man’s stubbornness reigns

Hope’s light reaches out

Jesus

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Engagement

Facing

World’s infections

Physical, social, spiritual

Will Hope pursue Christ?

Faith

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Solidarity

Community

Faithfully building

Using Hope’s hands

For God’s lasting goodness

Welcoming

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Adrift

From James 4:1:  “Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from?  Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?”

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Walking their own path

Adrift and alone

Lost in time’s darkness

Hearing nightly groans

 

Ignoring each cry

All tribes go their way

Survival fading

Feeling life betray

 

Following nothing

Pride discolors trust

Tomorrow grows cold

Breathing tasteless dust

 

Speaking harshest words

Tattoo’s lasting sting

Evil for evil

Crashing without wings

 

Blaming each other

Lost in stormy seas

Tribes now divided

Dropping to their knees

 

Praying to Father

Seeking direction

Finding His compass

Making corrections

 

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From James 4:7-8:  “Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

Monday Memories: God’s Compass

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Lost soul in the wickedest valleys of life

Needing directions, take away this strife

 

Life’s transgressions mount, God knows them all

Living a life of denial, witnessing an arrogant fall

 

Every day takes one deeper and deeper into sin

Losing awareness, asking where have we been?

 

When born, God knows our sinful ways

Needing Him to teach wisdom each day

 

Life continues to carry us on the very same road

Walking and falling, becomes frustrating and cold

 

God delivers His judgement, He feels justified

Viewing our sin-filled cravings, never satisfied

 

Life’s journey demands we find a different route

Using God’s compass, His directions carry clout

 

God brings deliverance, a better means to live

Declaring praise to our Lord, offerings to give

 

Another wayward life takes a detour from the Pit

Cleansing of sin, God’s road creates a better fit

 

God teaches an upright way, follow and trust

Purging all evil, washing white our sinful lust

 

God’s steadfast love delivers a redeeming route

Hearing God’s joy, His compass brings us about

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Sailing Away

From Luke 8:23-24:  “And while they were sailing He [Jesus] fell asleep.  A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger.  They went to Him and woke Him up, shouting, ‘Master, Master, we are perishing!’  And He woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, they ceased, and there was calm.”

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Sometimes life’s waters become turbulent

God’s seaworthy vessel carries the day

His Word quiets the daily storms we face

With His Spirit, angels leading the way

 

Jesus has walked on the water we sail

Inspiring many to always believe

Encountering rough “Titanic” struggles

Our journey will overcome, the storm leaves

 

Sailing off course, we have a champion

Jesus fathoms, walking ahead of us

Father, Son, Holy Ghost . . . never alone

Following our Savior, in whom we trust

 

God’s faithfulness, sets a perfect heading

Sailing away, His true compass leading

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God’s Compass

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From Psalm 51:3:  “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.”

Lost soul in the wickedest valleys of life

Needing directions, take away this strife

 

Life’s transgressions mount, God knows them all

Living a life of denial, witnessing an arrogant fall

 

Every day takes one deeper and deeper into sin

Losing awareness, asking where have we been?

 

When born, God knows our sinful ways

Needing God to teach wisdom each day

 

Life continues to carry us on the very same road

Walking and falling, becomes frustrating and cold

 

God delivers His judgement, He feels justified

Viewing our sin-filled cravings, never satisfied

 

Life’s journey demands we find a different route

Using God’s compass, His directions carry clout

 

God brings deliverance, a better means to live

Declaring praise to our Lord, offerings to give

 

Another wayward life takes a detour from the Pit

Cleansing of sin, God’s road creates a better fit

 

God teaches an upright way, follow and trust

Purging all evil, washing white our sinful lust

 

God’s steadfast love delivers a redeeming route

Hearing God’s joy, His compass brings us about

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