Eckhart Tolle Quote

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The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not “the thinker.”  The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated.

From Hebrews 4:12:  “Indeed, the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Grounded Through God

From Psalm 119:105:  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

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Life’s trials spinning around us

Challenging our unsteady beliefs

Grounded through God, we must trust

Bringing His Grace, granting us relief

 

Spiritually grounded, seeking refuge

Walking along God’s chosen path

Life chooses from God’s menu

Always correct, computes God’s math

 

Prayer time, our Father’s time

Encouraging one another

God delivers a new paradigm

His plan replaces all others

 

Sincerely humbling our hearts

Hearing God’s truthful Word

Our Lord proclaims a new start

Actions can no longer be deferred

 

Grounded through God

Anchoring to His cornerstone

He banishes the Enemy’s fraud

With our Lord, never alone

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From Ecclesiates 4:12:  “And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one.  A threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

 

Pure in Heart

From Lamentations 3:25-26:  “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him.  It is good that one should wait quietly for the Salvation of the Lord.”

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We are an impatient lot

We know what we want

We want it right now

 

God’s Word brings us wisdom

Try following a different path

 

Remain patient at all times

Allow God to be in charge

His faithful plans will unfold

 

Offer our prayers to God

Give thanks for our blessings

 

Remain ever hopeful each day

Wait faithfully with quiet reverence

For the Lord delivers Salvation

 

God allows us free will

How will we use it?

From Philippians 4:8:  “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Infuse quality into our lives

In our attitudes and thoughts

Guard our actions and words

 

Influence our daily course

Adjust our tone of thoughts

 

Jesus taught us to believe

“Blessed are the pure in heart

For they will see God”

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From the words of evangelical pastor Henry Blackaby:  “God is concerned about your life in Eternity.  Allow Him to take all the time He needs to shape you for His purposes.

 

Feeling His Joy

From Hebrews 12:1-2:  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings to closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God.”

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God’s footprints, visible for eternity

Filling our hearts with His joy, perfectly

 

The Lord’s joy remains forever our strength

Overcoming the wicked, godless and fleeting

When distressed, our Lord brings answers

Sadness and worry turn to joy, never retreating

 

Through God, He restores the joy of Salvation

The Lord’s highway steers us on His Holy Way

Justice arrives, bringing joy to the righteous

For God’s Word, keeping all from going astray

 

Joy is a choice, feeling the Lord’s countenance

When tackling life’s endless, inevitable trials

Consider every one of them, nothing but joy

Walking with God, feeling joy with every mile

 

Faith produces endurance for God’s community

Endurance leads to maturity from God’s hand

Maturity through God, brings lasting, final joy

Trusting God’s Holy Word all across the land

 

God’s Kingdom delivers righteousness and peace

Through the Holy Spirit, souls experience joy

Clapping hands, singing praise to our Holy Lord

The redeemed walk, filled with gladness and joy

 

Prophets foretell of the coming of a new King

The Messiah’s birth brings magnificent joy

Joy later shattered on a bitter, bloody Cross

Only to defeat death, with Resurrection’s joy

 

Living as part of God’s redeemed, feeling His joy

Fruits of the Spirit sharing love, peace, and joy

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Martin Luther Quote

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I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all, but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.

From James 5:11:  “Indeed we call blessed those who showed endurance.  You have heart of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.”

Monday Memories: God’s Mighty Fortress

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I awaken with a heavy heart today

Sleeping later than usual if I may

 

My thoughts are with those in dire need

Hoping their lives will blossom to please

 

When a person cares about others nearby

Feeling their sadness and sorrow going by

 

It causes me to really stop and think

Dashing my energy whenever I blink

 

I feel like running to those who suffer so

Forgetting the many miles that I must go

 

I reach for my Bible at this morning hour

Reading God’s word that forever towers

 

His amazing grace and love always fill me up

Plugging the vacuum of a sinner who’s corrupt

 

My Bible journey transports me to Psalm 31

Allowing the words to reach out, one by one

 

I pursue refuge with my almighty God, my Lord

Delivering to me His righteousness, like a sword

 

God has created a holy, mighty fortress for all

Carrying all of us to a safe place before we fall

 

Lord, remove me from this netting that holds thee

Allowing my troubles to fall as I drop to my knees

 

I extend my troubled hand out to His

Guiding me to bless Him and all that is

 

My Lord has redeemed me to stand firm

Sending me forth to help others in return

Waking up on a morning when my own heart was indeed very heavy, God transformed my attitude in His way.  Before writing this poem, I was reading a short devotional, and the Biblical text sent me to  Psalm 31:1-5.  Use the link to read these inspiring verses.

Deliverance

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From Psalm 5:11-12:  “But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them ever sing for joy.  Spread Your protection over them, so that those who love Your name may exult in You.  For You bless the righteous, O Lord; You cover them with favor as with a shield.”

Crying out to our Father

Praying, please hear our voices

Facing distress, listen O God

Standing here, our only choice

 

Bringing Holy Deliverance

Saving forsaken sinners

Abounding and steadfast love

Cooling sin, let it simmer

 

Taking a knee before God

Marking truthful paths with hope

Singing a new song, filled with joy

Walking along life’s tightrope

 

Knowing our thoughts, gracious God

Following His faithful love

Helping reconnect life’s dots

Rescuing from sin’s tight glove

 

Conductor shouts “All Aboard”

Covering us with God’s favor

Sending Grace, freely to all

Offering life with a new flavor

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