Networking with God (Elfchen Series #80)

Plugged In

Creator’s

Voice abounds

Truly humbling ourselves

Taking time to listen

Holiness

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Father’s House

Worship

Gospel’s constellation

Connecting with God

Scripture, prayer, and song

Praiseworthy

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Faith Fortified

Gospel

Shared daily

One on one

Proclaiming Lord’s Good News

Discipleship

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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.

Searching for Father

From Amos 5:4:  “For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel:  Seek Me and live.”

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Searching for Father

Walking stark valleys

Running through darkness

Checking back alleys

 

Seeking divine Lord

Wandering each day

Sinking, lost again

Retreating to pray

 

Finding Calvary

Kneeling at sin’s cross

Seeing scarlet stains

Witnessing God’s loss

 

Feeling Christ’s Spirit

Scanning empty tomb

Understanding now

Reaching Father’s room

 

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From Amos 5:14:  “Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said.”

God’s Perspective

From Psalm 8:4-6:  “What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?  Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.  You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet.”

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People judging people each day

Empty, hurtful words hunting prey

 

Frozen in polarizing world

Harshest, cruelest comments unfurled

 

Selfish thoughts swarm to harm and crush

Discolor with darkest paintbrush

 

Critique our words and appearance

One voice moves their disappearance

 

Self-esteem sinks in stormy seas

Rising up with God’s gentle breeze

 

God’s perspective always matters

His truly counts, others scatter

 

Listen to Father in Heaven

Divine thoughts arrive to leaven

 

Life’s identity rests with God

Truest actions, never be flawed

 

Hear marvelous news from above

God values us, unselfish love

 

Always, always remember this

God’s perception, never amiss

 

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From Psalm 8:1-2:  “Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens.  Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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We do not belong to ourselves, nor should we operate independently of the Spirit of God.  We are the Lord’s, and as our Master, He has every right to use us in whatever way He chooses.

From Proverbs 16:9:  “The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.”

Comfort’s Spring

From Romans 8:28:  “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.”

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Holy, living water

Flowing from Father’s hand

Deliverance blesses

Saving from sinking sand

 

Comfort’s spring renewing

Proclaiming Father’s love

Selfless with compassion

Sending grace from above

 

Tragedy reaches out

Hearing each heartfelt cry

Spirit guiding prayer

Bringing forth hope from high

 

Actions follow His light

Sharing words of support

Father’s eternal spring

Returning ship to port

 

Oaks of righteousness call

Comforting life like rain

His mercy never ends

Trusting Father again

 

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From Psalm 72:12-13:  “For He delivers the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper.  He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.”

Single Voice (Elfchen Series #77)

Searching

Voices

Too many

Communing with Scripture

Listening to just one

God

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Arriving

Darkness

Surrounding thee

Sin’s guilt heckling

Now hearing mercy’s voice

God

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Blessing

Alone

Competing thoughts

Who truly cares?

One voice offers grace

God

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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.

Among Saints

From Psalm  31:23-24:  “Love the Lord, all you his saints.  The Lord preserves the faithful,  but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily.  Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.”

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Every life thirsts

For eternal love

Some find it, some won’t

Shared from God above

 

Life writes its story

Father values each

Treasured Book of Life

Gospel lessons teach

 

Chapter lengths vary

Some long and filling

Others short and brief

All earn top billing

 

No favorites here

Tranquility’s peace

Resting as equals

Memories won’t cease

 

Walking among saints

Honoring each one

Final resting place

Blessed setting sun

 

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From Psalm 23:6:  “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Ann Landers Quote

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Opportunities are usually described as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.

From 2 Corinthians 9:15:  “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”

Always Remains

From Proverbs 18:24:  “Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.”

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Dark perils lurking

Sin’s evil prowling

Reaching into souls

Fiercest storms howling

 

Fragile faith fading

Hope searching for God

Reaching out to light

Gospel never flawed

 

Others abandon

Lord always remains

Reaching into faith

Hope flowing through veins

 

At crossroads of life

Father comes calling

Reaching into hearts

No longer falling

 

Comfort bringing peace

Divine Word spoken

Reaching into self

Spirit unbroken

 

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From Hebrews 13:5:  “Be content with what you have; for He has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.'”