Alan Redpath Quote

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When God wants to do an impossible task, He takes an impossible man, and He crushes him.

From Acts 9:1-5:  “Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.  Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.  He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’  He asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’  The reply came, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.'”

God’s Saving Grace (Haiku Series #104)

Targeted

Seeds sown and watered

Only God provides the growth—

Living with purpose

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Pardoned

Through grace and mercy

God offers us Salvation—

Won by our Savior

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Transformed

Trusting Holy Truth

Discovering our new self—

Our true home in Christ

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Forever Steadfast Home (Elfchen Series #32)

Eternity’s Light

Sing

With praise

On the mountaintop

Christ yesterday, today, tomorrow

Forever

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Uplifting

Feelings

Of blue

Covering a heart

God’s faithful love remains

Steadfast

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Faithful Guide

Lost

Cloudy skies

Never flying alone

God navigates our way

Home

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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.

Matthew Henry Quote

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That we may not complain of what is, let us see God’s hand in all events; and, that we may not be afraid of what shall be, let us see all events in God’s hands.

From Proverbs 27:1:  “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”

Future Glory

From Isaiah 6:3:  “And one called to another and said:  ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory.'”

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Expecting our best

God shall never rest

 

God’s future glory

Becomes our story

 

Adopting each child

Life now reconciled

 

What’s lying ahead?

God’s plan weaves a thread

 

Life fosters trials

Coming with each mile

 

His Word, guidance, love

Shining from above

 

God’s sacred fitness

Our constant witness

 

Daring to dream now

God’s mercy allows

 

Caring, righteous Lord

Trusting His accord

 

Patience encouraged

Waiting with courage

 

Together working

Blessed networking

 

Humbleness fills life

Removing all strife

 

Sowing fertile seeds

Harvest’s bread now feeds

 

Called by Jesus Christ

His blood sacrificed

 

Glory fills God’s name

Building each life’s frame 

 

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From 1 Corinthians 10:31:  “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.”

Max Lucado Quote

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Be patient.  God is using today’s difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow.  He is equipping you.  The God who makes things grow will help you bear fruit.

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.”

Martin Luther Quote

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Many things I have tried to grasp and have lost.  That which I have placed in God’s hands I still have.

From Job 1:20-22:  “Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped.  He said, ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.’  In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrongdoing.”

Journey with God (Haiku Series #100)

Faithful

Daily walk of faith

One step after another—

Following Jesus

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Go High

Love be genuine

Feed enemy with goodness—

Overcome with good

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Found

Lost in wilderness

God’s GPS brings us home—

Walk never alone

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Wisdom for a Lifetime

From Proverbs 2:2:  “Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding.”

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Pursuing God’s Holy truth

His hand keeps life’s fires burning

Fear and respect the Father

His desires always churning

 

Guarding life’s path of justice

His knowledge opens our minds

Preserve lasting faith and hope

His prudence watches over

 

Seeking God’s honest insight

His love preserving our hope

Witness both past and future

His view from stars’ telescope

 

Offering life a fresh look

His mercy brings a new day

Hear God’s blessed instructions

His dominion lights our way

 

Accepting God’s sacred Word

His wisdom enriching lives

Treasure Holy commandments

His teaching forever thrives

 

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From the words of American pastor and Christian author, Charles Swindoll:  “The thing we have to do in our walk with God is to listen carefully from day to day.”

Beyond Compare

From the words of English novelist and poet, Mary Webb:  “Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.”

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Creation’s wonders, lasting treasures

Beyond compare, by any measure

 

God’s unique Spirit molds, creates

Earth living as His domain, first-rate

 

Forests dazzle with matchless beauty

Witness to our Lord’s sacred duty

 

Animal species roam, some quite rare

Others appear to be everywhere

 

Distinctive flowers color the land

Their music soothes, like any jazz band

 

Unequaled majesty reaching high

Rugged mountains climbing to the sky

 

Creatures with their eccentric pursuits

Actions showing off, fun attributes

 

Man taking note of what God has done

High praises, He stands second to none

 

One and only one master designs

Each day, smiling at His nature shrines

 

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From Genesis 1:29-30:  “God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.  And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’  And it was so.”