Selwyn Hughes Quote

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Those who accept Scripture’s teaching concerning God must be prepared to say that He is not only personal, but that He is a plurality of Persons–a Trinity.

From Matthew3:16-17:  “And when Jesus had been baptized, just as He came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to Him and He saw God’s Spirit descending like a dove and alighting on Him.  And a voice from the heavens said, ‘This is My Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.'”

Selwyn Hughes (1928-2006) was a Welsh-born Christian minister and author.  One of his best known works was the daily devotional EVERY DAY WITH JESUS.  

God’s Tripod

From 2 Corinthians 13:13:  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.”

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Searching for God’s Kingdom

Life held back, born of flesh

Restrained by sinful chains

Spirit comes to refresh


Earthbound, God’s grace arrives

Breathing as Son of Man

Eternity opens

Laying out divine plan


Being born from above

God’s Word descends with Light

Son’s faith, unselfish love

Spirit’s mercy takes flight


Believing in Savior

Accepting grace of God

Spirit’s destiny breathes

Trinity, God’s tripod


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From Matthew 28:19-20:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.  And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Grace Leading

From Matthew 5:13-14:  “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored?  It is no longer good for anything but is thrown out and trampled under foot.  You are the light of the world.  A city built on a hill cannot be hid.”

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Life’s human experience

Never-ending shortcomings

Darkness follows every step

Hearing its constant drumming


God’s Word shatters evil’s myth

Called to His righteous standing

Light shines with divine goodness

Offering safest landing


God’s eternal promises

Resurrection defines hope

Faith growing, following Christ

Scaling each slippery slope


God’s faithfulness never tires

Jesus fulfilling His law

Holy Spirit reaches out

Teaching, transforming life’s flaws


Kingdom of Heaven beckons

Earthly journey will be hard

Grace leading, trusting each day

Laying bricks toward God’s courtyard

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From Matthew 5:19:  “Therefore, whoever break one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

Three in One (Elfchen Series #118)

Most High


Calling out

“Here I am”

Words inviting, opening door


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Bread of Life


Divine goodness

Accepting His grace

Faithful steps in righteousness


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Eternally present

Touching each believer

Quiet hands at work


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Divine and Perfect

From 2 Corinthians 3:18:  “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”

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Mankind’s shifting tides

Sin ravages each heart

Imperfect love breathes

Searching for fresh start


Love shared from above

God cherishes Son

Holy and flawless

Endless, rising sun


Loving Spirit’s grace

Evil pushed aside

Mercy overflows

Sin can never hide


Today’s faithful steps

Inherit Christ’s peace

Salvation calling

Redemption, life’s lease


Soul’s new creation

Forgiving love flows

Crowned with humbleness

Faith’s lasting primrose


Father, Son, Spirit

Eternity’s love

Divine and perfect

Glory from above

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Divine and perfect, all love radiates from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Fill our fragile hearts with redemption, so that our hope breathes, freed from sin’s chains.  Amen.

Love’s Guidance (Elfchen Series #110)

Never Wavering


Father above

Fulfilling His promises

Eternal love’s steadfast faithfulness


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Redeeming Passion


Christ’s love

Body and blood

Breaking evil’s sinful chains


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Holy Advocate


Enduring Spirit

Times of trouble

Silent hands of love


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Holy Trinity’s Blessings (Haiku Series #181)

God Almighty

Father’s grace and peace

Sticking to each hungry soul—

Fed along rocky roads

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Dealing with life’s stress

Islands of isolation—

Jesus rescues us

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Righteous highway leads

Like river’s gentle current—

Spirit’s guiding hand

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Trust and Obey

From Matthew 28:19-20:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.  And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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Forgettable years adding up

Spiritual health needs checkup


Winter’s never-ending season

Now asking, “What is life’s reason?”


Empty heart filling with sorrow

God not waiting for tomorrow


Lost on dusty shelf, answer speaks

Holy Bible verses now seek


God’s guiding hands open each page

Grace unlocking life’s gloomy cage


Gospels speak of Messiah’s love

Son journeys to earth from above


Jesus speaks truth with conviction

Mercy’s faith heals each affliction


Son of God tells of one to come

Spirit beating hope’s steady drum


Lord’s Advocate, incessant voice

Each day fills with His divine choice


Trust and obey our Triune God

Righteousness shatters sin’s facade


Unforgettable years beaming

Spiritual health now gleaming


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From 2 Corinthians 13:13:  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.”

Three in One

From Psalm 107:8-9:  “Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wonderful works to humankind.  For He satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry He fills with good things.

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Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Grace and peace filling life’s spirit


God, Creator, Holy Father

Gathering heavens, earth, and sea

Blessing east to west, north to south

His goodness shall never leave thee


Jesus Christ, Savior, Son of God

Commands and conquers stormy seas

Quiets endless wind into peace

Saving us from life’s gloomy breeze


Holy Spirit, Son’s Advocate

Wondrous works across land and sea

Turns desert to Living Water

Blessing days, Spirit true and free


Eternal Father, Three in One

Trinity’s mercy from above

Sing of Holy deeds, songs of joy

God’s Glory reigning with His love


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English writer and hymnist, William Whiting wrote the lyrics to the hymn, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.”  Used in a recent devotional, this hymn inspired the crafting of this poem.  Written in 1860, this hymn is also known as “The Navy Hymn.”  

Without Faith

From Hebrews 11:6:  “And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”

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Living without faith

Never pleasing to God

Scripture grows musty

Seeing life as a fraud


Lacking true knowledge

Missing God’s living Word

Whole heart feels empty

Running with the wrong herd


Callous attitude

Faith absent, lonesome walk

Mind unbelieving

AWOL from Shepherd’s flock


Holy Trinity

Faith’s long forgotten light

Father, Son, Spirit

Blessed angels take flight


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From Proverbs 3:5:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”