Divine and Perfect

From 2 Corinthians 3:18:  “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”

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Mankind’s shifting tides

Sin ravages each heart

Imperfect love breathes

Searching for fresh start

 

Love shared from above

God cherishes Son

Holy and flawless

Endless, rising sun

 

Loving Spirit’s grace

Evil pushed aside

Mercy overflows

Sin can never hide

 

Today’s faithful steps

Inherit Christ’s peace

Salvation calling

Redemption, life’s lease

 

Soul’s new creation

Forgiving love flows

Crowned with humbleness

Faith’s lasting primrose

 

Father, Son, Spirit

Eternity’s love

Divine and perfect

Glory from above

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Divine and perfect, all love radiates from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Fill our fragile hearts with redemption, so that our hope breathes, freed from sin’s chains.  Amen.

Worth Waiting For

From Psalm 25:4-5:  “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.  Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.”

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Praying for His guidance

Seeking His protection

Always worth waiting for

Seeing God’s perfection

 

Living steadfast in faith

Trusting His Holy Word

Always worth waiting for

Grasping mercy’s password

 

Teaching about life’s kindness

Guiding with compassion

Always worth waiting for

Witnessing God’s passion

 

Bearing life’s suffering

Receiving Spirit’s fruit

Always worth waiting for

Loving God, taking root

 

Knowing His divine plan

Forgiving darkest ways

Always worth waiting for

Walking with God each day

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From Galatians 5:22-23:  “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against such things.”

Salvation (Elfchen Series #103)

True Freedom

Dishonored

Broken heart

Sin’s inner chains

Saved by mercy’s key

Forgiven

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Messiah’s Calling

Discouraged

Overwhelming darkness

Sin’s high tide

Grace saves with love

Jesus

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Ultimate Grace

Holy

High priest

His precious blood

Pays our sinful debts

Redemption

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Divine Intervention (Elfchen Series #100)

Acceptance

Embracing

His lead

Overcoming our resistance

Changed by God’s persistence

Prayer

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Steadfastness

Envisioning

Sharing hope

Acts of generosity

God’s works best revealed

Grace

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Purification

Rain’s

Early morning

Rinsing our souls

God calling us home

Forgiveness

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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Life’s Journey (Elfchen Series #96)

Divine Solution

Life’s

Puzzle pieces

Scattered and missing

Grace recovers through love

Forgiveness

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Divine Opportunity

Life’s

Lasting treasures

Waiting in Eternity

Heart focused on God

Transformation

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Divine Nutrition

Life’s

Empty void

Spirit reaches within

Nourishing Bread of Life

Empowerment

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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Few acts have a greater impact on those who mistrust us and abuse us than our telling them we forgive them, and we are asking God to forgive them too.

From 1 Peter 4:8:  “Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.”

Hannah More Quote

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Forgiveness is the economy of the heart . . . forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

From Luke 11:4:  “And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.  And do not bring us to the time of trial.”

Hannah More (1745-1833) was an English playwright, poet, educator, and religious writer.

Quiet Grace (Elfchen Series #93)

Boldness

Faith

Grace refilling

Every precious day

Father, Son, Holy Spirit

Eyewitnesses

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Journey

Walking

Never alone

Holy Spirit’s voice

Yielding to His guidance

Transformation

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Blessing

Darkness

Hiding sin

Divine light’s guidance

Grace nurtures Christ’s forgiveness

Believe

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Greatest Gift

From John 3:16-17:  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.  Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”

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Imagine receiving one gift

But, never accepting its love

Forsaking Father’s lasting grace

Angels witness all from above

 

This precious gift brings lasting peace

Why would God’s love remain unwrapped?

Sin continues weaving darkness

Triggering mankind to feel trapped

 

Spirit moves into heart’s fabric

Cosmic collision stirs within

Christ stepping into this dark breach

Divine love snaps sin’s frail linchpin

 

For God so loved this fallen world

His Holy Son pays for sin’s debts

Unlocking eternity’s gate

Christ’s mercy saves, without regrets

 

Now embracing and accepting

Father’s loving gift now received

Trusting in Savior’s greatest gift

Forgiveness, all who believe

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From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “The greatest gift ever given was the sacrifice of Jesus, and all we must do is accept this free gift in joy forever with Him.”

Jesus Always (Elfchen Series #88)

Journey

Blessed

Living water

Grace and forgiveness

Walking to eternal life

Jesus

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Discovery

Sinfulness

Seeking redemption

Looking to Jesus

Integrity and character sidetracked

Repentance

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Affirmation

Remembering

Every morning

Our baptismal waters

Salvation found in Christ

Promises

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