Monday Memories: Morning Praise

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From Proverbs 3:26:  “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”

This early morning time

Brings moments of praise

Spirits gather to climb

Warmed by the sun’s rays

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Another day appears ready

Feet will not stumble

God’s Word marches steady

Never afraid to tumble

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

For the humble receive

God’s favor and love

Avoid those who deceive

Look to Heaven above

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Arise, prepared for the Lord

He’s endlessly in control

Arming all with His sword

Leading us out on patrol

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

This morn sings a song

Filling with God’s praises

One cannot be wrong

With Salvation, He raises

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Nourish us right now

God’s manna is ready

Take a knee and bow

He keeps us steady

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Our day comes alive

From God’s trusting light

Allowing us to thrive

‘Til day becomes night

 

God’s Word arrives at dawn

Always full, never gone

 

Originally published August, 2019.

Saint Augustine Quote

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I love you, Lord, not doubtingly, but with absolute certainty.  Your Word beat upon my heart until I fell in love with you, and now the universe and everything in it tells me to love you.

From Ephesians 1:3-4:  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him in love.”

Warren Wiersbe Quote

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Bible history is filled with people who began the race with great success but failed at the end because they disregarded God’s rules.

From Proverbs 13:13:  “Those who despise a word bring destruction on themselves, but those who respect a command will be rewarded.”

Back on Course

From Luke 15:31-32:  “Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.  But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.'”

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Marking calendar

Making this His day

Back on course with God

Kneeling now to pray

 

Forsaking darkness

Finding blessed light

Immersed in God’s Word

Hearing truth so bright

 

Growing in God’s grace

Worshipping with Him

Each precious moment

Walking in rhythm

 

Returning back home

Living in His peace

Promised Christ’s coming

Bringing life’s new lease

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From 2 Peter 3:17-18:  “You therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, beware that you are not carried away with the error of the lawless and lose your own stability.  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.  Amen.”

Matthew Henry Quote

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The more reverence we have for the Word of God, the more joy we shall find in it.

From Isaiah 40:8:  “The grass withers; the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”

Monday Memories: 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.”

 

Leading On

From Luke 9:59-60:  “To another He said, ‘Follow Me.’  But he said, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’  And Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead, but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.'”

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Life’s journey calling thee

Expectations reach out

Chains of flesh holding tight

Darkness casting its doubt

 

Hundreds gather to hear

Christ willingly teaches

His actions empower

Endless spirit reaches

 

Christ commands, follow Me

Father’s Word sets life’s tone

Go, proclaim His kingdom

With God, never alone

 

Spirit’s transforming hand

Born again, faith renewed

Hope’s patience enduring

Evil’s choices subdued

 

Life’s labors, not in vain

Daily, Christ leading on

His steadfast support stands

Tomorrow’s lasting dawn

 

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From 1 Corinthians 15:58:  “Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

Lee Roberson Quotes

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If you are a child of God, know that every promise in the Bible is yours.

From Hebrews 10:23:  “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who has promised is faithful.”

Welcoming Thy Neighbor

From Romans 15:5-6:  “May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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Working through each of us

Nurturing Word of God

 

Building up each neighbor

Sharing love of Jesus

 

Calling each believer

Stepping into life’s void

 

Following Spirit’s lead

Willing to share burdens

 

Observing their struggles

Praying for others’ needs

 

Welcoming thy neighbor

Living in harmony

 

Thriving to gather time

Helping hands step forward

 

Making a difference

Walking in Christ’s footprints

 

Accepting each other

Teaching from Father’s Word

 

Comforting and helping

Showing love to neighbors

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From Galatians 5:14:  “For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”

Smith Wigglesworth Quote

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To hunger and thirst after righteousness is when nothing in the world can fascinate us so much as being near God.

From Hebrews 11:1-3:  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.  By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.”