Shall Never Rest

From Psalm 23:1-3:  “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.  He leads me in right paths for His name’s sake.”

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Through life’s foggy mist

God’s mercy filled

With eternal peace

Feeling trust build

 

Darkness to light

God’s spirit flowing

Faith’s quiet brook

Leading and knowing

 

Greenest meadow calls

God’s deepest love

Creation’s wings stir

Flying above

 

No greater warmth

God’s grace melts away

Life’s icy outlook

Kneeling now, let’s pray

 

One heart transformed

God shall never rest

New day’s promise

Seeking another quest

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From 1 Chronicles 29:12-13:  “Riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.  And now, our God, we give thanks to You and praise Your glorious name.”

Joyce Meyer Quote

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Don’t be addicted to approval.  Follow your heart.  Do what you believe God is telling you to do, and stand firm in Him and Him alone.  

From 2 Corinthians 5:9:  “So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.”

Joyce Meyer (born 1943) is an American Christian author and speaker.  

Accepting His Challenge

From Micah 6:1-2:  “Hear what the Lord says:  Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.  Hear, you mountains, the case of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has a case against His people, and He will contend with Israel.”

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Speaking to His wayward flock

God issues new covenant

Echoing across valleys

Scaling each lofty mountain

 

Hearing God’s divine message

Called, accepting His challenge

Following with trust, grace speaks

Stepping from darkness to light

 

Watching from heaven above

God’s righteousness brings justice

Sowing seeds of repentance

Turning man away from sin

 

Praying for God’s forgiveness

His Rock, man shall climb in faith

Seeing empty tomb’s mercy

Walking every day with Christ

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From Micah 6:8:  “He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”

Encountering His Wisdom (Elfchen Series #137)

Listening

Questions

Seeking help

Father never forsakes

Faith carries us through

Answers

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Nourishing

Waking

Each morning

Day’s agenda reset

Grace sustains another soul

Living

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Encouraging

Hearing

Daily prayers

Mercy brings patience

Father’s glory shall shine

Believing

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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.

Martha Williamson Quote

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Never forget, when you have lost your faith, when God is no longer real to you–go back.  Go back to the last place you saw Him.  He will be waiting for you there.

From Isaiah 30:18:  “Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.”

Martha Williamson is a television producer, who is best known for her contributions as the head writer and executive producer of the award-winning television series, “Touched by an Angel.”

Confidence Through Courage

From Ephesians 6:10-12:  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His power; put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, for our struggle is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

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Evil waits in shadows

Always ready to pounce

Bending each tender rose

Courage fills every ounce

 

Darkness plays upon fears

Adversary arrives

Filling each heart with tears

Courage always survives

 

God’s armor shall protect

Against wicked’s arrows

Standing tall and erect

Courage never narrows

 

Bold light shines from above

God harbors faith’s stronghold

Sending grace, filled with love

Confidence grows and holds

 

Oh, God of Salvation

High upon solid rock

Blessing life’s narration

Confidence grasps bedrock

 

Shouts of joy, praising God

Hope now breathes, without fear

Walking on mercy’s sod

Confidence always near

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From Psalm 27:1-2:  “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh—my adversaries and foes—they shall stumble and fall.”

Monday Memories: Forever Awesome

From Psalm 92:1-2:  “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night.”

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Awesome God

Watching over us

His lasting, eternal Creation

 

From Heaven

His sovereignty covers

Always faithful in devotion

 

His greatness

Prevails over all

As the Most High

 

Standing above

His wisdom proclaims

Past, present, and future

 

His work

Scatters His enemies

Bringing gladness and joy

 

Our Father

Assuring, unselfish love

Reaching deeply into souls

 

Heavenly Father

Standing tall forever

Above any and all

 

Our Rock

He stands mightily

Each and every day

 

Forever awesome

His transforming power

Offers gift of Grace

 

Always upright

For the righteous

His path to Salvation

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Originally published February, 2020.

Oswald Chambers Quote

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If I am united with Jesus Christ, I hear God by the devotion of hearing all the time.  A lily, or a tree, or a servant of God, may convey God’s message to me.

From 1 Samuel 3:10-11:  “Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’  And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’  Then the Lord said to Samuel, ‘See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle.'”

Charles Stanley Quote

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When our top priority is to please God with our life, we can expect treasure in heaven.

From Luke 12:20-21:  “But God said to him, ‘You fool!  This very night your life is being demanded of you.  And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’  So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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God misses nothing.  He’s looking out for us.  He’s listening to our prayers.

From 1 Peter 3:12:  “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayer.”