Jim Cymbala Quote

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The challenge before us is to have faith in God, and the hardest part of faith is waiting.

From 1 Corinthians 16:13-14:  “Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.”

Passionate Faith

From Isaiah 40:31:  “But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”


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God’s caring faith fills our nearly empty hearts

God loves us with His passion, our lives restart


With passion more intense than any previous storm

Flashes of fire, a burning flame—we become reborn


God sends unconditional passion, a zest for life

Passion means more than just love without strife


Recharge those spiritual batteries, putting God first

Fuels growing faith, Jesus rises to quench our thirst


God seeks a prayer-filled linking, He really does

Strengthening us with His Spirit from high above


To God and Jesus, sustaining a life-long commitment

Witnessing amazing things, filling us with contentment


Through our faith, Christ resides in our hearts

Counting our blessings, bringing love to impart


Passion-filled emotions—being true to the call of our Lord

Igniting fires of action, a passionate life comes on board


Now with our eternal love firmly rooted in Jesus’ love

Life’s experiences become richer and deeper because


Our loving, caring Father loves each of His offspring

Passionate about Jesus, we will joyfully, forever sing


Experiencing with God, a more passionate faith

Personifying into a more passionate life to make


Passionate Faith

Passionate Life

Passionate Joy

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From Psalm 92:4:  “For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.”

Vance Havner Quote

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Faith in God will not get for you everything you want, but it will get for you what God wants you to have.  The unbeliever does not need what he wants; the Christian should want only what he needs.

From Proverbs 16:9:  “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

Haiku Series #18 (With God)


 Live in the present

Always look to the future—

God’s amazing Grace

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 God’s Grace arrives—yes

Accept His unselfish gift—

Thanks be to our Lord


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 Stand strong with the Lord

Take His shield of amazing faith—

Trust Him every day

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Silent in Darkness

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Sitting in darkness

Feeling so lonesome

Dealing with sadness

Silence still fearsome


Waking at night

Harsh dreams exist

Silent images in sight

Dark visions persist


Feeling infinitely restless

Nearly every day

This mind will confess

Nothing but gray


What voices speak

To a lonely heart

No one to greet

Needing a restart


This world filled

With eerie muteness

No longer a thrill

Never a kindness


Who hears at all?

Silence sadly grows

Landing with a fall

No embers glow


Forget this life

So long ago

No more strife

Waiting to go


Too much “stuff”

To deal with

Darkness is enough

This life drifts


Special love lost

Many years ago

A ring is tossed

Away it goes


Empty, shattered heart

Now freezing cold

Alone in the dark

No longer bold


My Lord, my God

Bring light to bear

Be an awesome God

Help one to care


In total blackness

Of a lost night

Words of brightness

Feeling so right


God’s truthful voice

Speaks loud and clear

Brings a perfect choice

No longer in fear


Cutting the quietness

Like a warm knife

God brings sunniness

Saves another life


Falling to knees

Now in prayer

Sad emotions flee

This soul cares


Kneeling at the Cross

Laying down sins

Repentance, now costs

Accept Christ within


Beholding Christ’s Salvation

Help to break out

Heart fills with elation

Lighting a shout

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Experiencing Contentment

Living in Christ brings believers true and faithful contentment.  Apostle Paul writes much about experiencing content with our faith and remaining true to God’s calling.  His writings inspire this poem.

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Encourage others as God encourages each of us

Be patient with others, may we always bring trust


Give thanks for all of God’s blessings

Be a prayer warrior at every setting


Allow Christ to shine through in all we do

Be filled with the Spirit, faithful and true


Hold dear to our hearts, all that is good

Be thankful to God, as we always should


Fiery ordeals and daily trials will always challenge all

Be an eyewitness to Christ’s sufferings, never to fall


God is sovereign and forever in control of it all

Be aware, all things work together, forever tall


When God’s glory is finally revealed on that day

Be shouting with amazing grace, sing as we may


We bring nothing into this world we live

Be content with little, the rest God gives


The love of money brings evil times

Be taking nothing, not even a dime


Bring together godliness with contentment

Be willing to follow every Commandment


Despite our weaknesses, Christ dwells within thee

Be content with calamities and hardships we see


God’s Grace is sufficient for everyone

Be thankful for the sacrifice of His Son


Christ resides in our hearts, He yearns to save

Be strengthened with blood and body He gave


Always rely on God’s strength and mighty clout

Be content, following His Word, never in doubt


Love of Christ surpasses all that we ever see

Be grateful and shower blessings, take a knee

How does God’s Word bring you contentment?  Does a special verse of Scripture sing out to you?


Charles Spurgeon Quote

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A tried Christian grows rich by his loses, he rises by his falls, he lives by dying, and he becomes full by being emptied.

From James 1:2-4:  “My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.”