Haiku Series #52 (With God)

Cornerstone

Seek life’s cornerstone

God’s Grace-filling foundation—

Turn eyes to Jesus

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Now

The future comes now

From a darkened, empty tomb—

Death is arrested

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The Plan

Filling His cities

Offerings of Grace-filled hope—

Accept God’s “Game Plan”

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Lee Strobel Quote

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All we needed when we first came to Jesus was His grace, and grace is all we need to grow in Christ.  Grace liberates us.  Our tendency toward performance imprisons us.

From Ephesians 2:8-9:  “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God–not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Treasured Grace

From 2 Timothy 1:14:  “Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.”

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Life’s richest treasures, waiting just ahead

Following God’s true light to a new day

Unlike any of man’s earthly treasures

With God’s Spirit, angels leading the way

 

Our journey defined by something greater

Life can only be measured by God’s wealth

Allowing heart and soul to follow God

Our Father’s treasured Grace, restores our health

 

Rejoicing, now choosing God’s truthful way

Do you witness and see this path as well?

Join with Jesus, we’ll follow together

Following our Savior, our treasures swell

 

Courage, faith, and hope carry us along

Fueled by God’s love, we march to Jesus’ song

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Vance Havner Quote

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The Grace of God transcends all our feeble efforts to describe it.  It cannot be poured into any mental receptacle without running over.

From Romans 8:35, 37:  “Who will separate us from the love of Christ?  Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  No, in all these things, we are more than victorious through Him who loved us.”

Are We Worthy?

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From 2 Thessalonians 1:11:  “To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of His call and will fulfill by His power every good resolve and work of faith.”

Feeling lost, alone, and unworthy

Walking forward to seek God

 

Questioning and asking, crying out

Gathering together, we trust God

 

Seeking Christ must come first

 

Contrasting himself to the Messiah

Foretelling of the One coming

 

Crying out in the wilderness

Baptizing believers at the Jordan

 

Sending John to baptize Jesus

Sensing himself to be unworthy

 

Finding Christ must come first

 

Expressing love now for family

Adoring father, mother, son, daughter

 

Returning from his sinful journey

Rejoicing, a prodigal son found

 

Suffering dishonor for Christ’s sake

Preaching, Apostles speak the Gospel

 

Loving Christ must come first

 

Accepting God’s gift of Grace

Blessing us as worthy Christians

 

Coming to believe Christ’s Salvation

Humbling praising His blessed truth

 

Creating all things, God cares

Receiving glory, honor, and power

 

Standing alone at the Cross

Ransoming His body and blood

 

Loving and accepting our Savior

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Haiku Series #18 (With God)

Future

 Live in the present

Always look to the future—

God’s amazing Grace

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Grace

 God’s Grace arrives—yes

Accept His unselfish gift—

Thanks be to our Lord

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Faith

 Stand strong with the Lord

Take His shield of amazing faith—

Trust Him every day

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Stormy Seas

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Most days, life experiences calming seas

Witnessing each moment, steady to see

 

God provides for us, through it all

Picking us up, even when we fall

 

Life moves along at its normal pace

Taking for granted, God’s free grace

 

Then, stormy seas appear in the west

Bringing worried looks, never the best

 

Life’s ship now encounters the storm

Feeling the sea’s fury, totally reborn

 

Panic and worry fill helpless hearts

Asking God, may we try a restart?

  

Our boat takes on water, brisk and cold

Overwhelming our spirit, no longer bold

 

Has our Lord forsaken us at this time?

Sinking ship, as faith no longer climbs

 

Across the tempest sea, comes a voice

Calming the storm and sea, His choice

 

Our Lord and Savior walks over to thee

Releasing the terror caused by the sea

 

In an instant, the dark storm is gone

Restoring faith and hope, now strong

 

God prompts us to maintain our hope

Remaining faithful, steadies our boat

 

Calm or stormy seas, look straight ahead

Accepting God’s grace, always best said

 

Thank you Lord for being with us each day

Reminding us, Your Word points the way