Our Father’s Goodness

From 2 Peter 1:5-7: “For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love.”

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Our Father’s goodness

Glory, God and King

Bless and praise His name

Mighty greatness sings

 

Through generations

Honor His great deeds

Infinite goodness

God’s faithful Word leads

 

Glorious splendor

Kingdom never ends

Eternal, Holy

Wondrous works, God sends

 

From Psalm 145:8-9The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  The Lord is good to all, and His compassion is over all that He has made.”

His greatness declares

Lord everlasting

Praising righteousness

Mercies broadcasting

 

Cries, our Father hears

From darkness, redeemed

He stands, always near

God’s goodness, esteemed

 

Truth, call upon God

Grace, freely given

Love, witness a Cross

Sins, now forgiven

 

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From the words of American pastor and Christian author, Charles Swindoll:  “There are four words I wish we would never forget, and they are ‘God keeps His word.'”

John Eldredge Quote

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Teach a man a rule and you help him solve a problem; teach a man to walk with God and you help him solve the rest of his life.

From John 13:14-15:  “So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.  For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.”

George MacDonald Quote

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All growth that is not toward God is growing toward decay.

From 2 Timothy 2:22:  “Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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When we take a tumble and cry out to God in our shame and distress, the psalmist says He “inclines his ear” to us.  He bends over to listen.

From Psalm 31:1-2:  “In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me.  Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily.  Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.”

Rejoice in His Love (Haiku Series #111)

Gospel Speaks

Hearing the Good News

Our Lord loves, feeds, and frees us—

Thine Kingdom will come

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Spirit of Love

Our Father’s goodness

Springs from His living water—

Steadfast in His love

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How Sweet

Bagpipes awaken

Playing of “Amazing Grace”—

Comforted by God

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Charles Stanley Quote

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When we trust God to provide the stamina for the work He calls us to do, we are clothed in power.

From Luke 24:49:  “And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

Pleasing to God

From Proverbs 13:7:  “Some pretend to be rich, yet have nothing; others pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.”

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Living a life, pleasing only to self

Ignoring God, leaving Him on a shelf

 

Competitive world, craving ambition

Pleasing to God, never this life’s mission

 

High expectations, demanding more time

Living the dream, seeking ladders to climb

 

Mankind commands, chasing full-time career

Pleasing to God, never happens this year

 

Targets set higher, with each passing week

Hustling to scale, another highest peak

 

Life fills with emptiness, something amiss

Pleasing to God, change focus . . . lasting bliss

 

God lights the way, spiritual journey

Coming to Him, forgo the attorney

 

Heart and mind, accept Father’s deepest love

Pleasing to God, eyes now find Him above

 

Daily meditation, filled with God’s Word

Rejoicing in His truth, no longer blurred

 

Priorities flip, following the Lord’s light

Pleasing to God, faithful voyage takes flight

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From Ephesians 5:8-10:  “For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light–for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.  Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.”

Oswald Chambers Quotes

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God has to hide from us what He does until by personal character we get to the place where He can reveal it.

From Revelation 4:1:  “After this I looked, and there in heaven a door stood open!  And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.'”