Woodrow Kroll Quote

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Immediate, glad obedience to God sets our course on the sea of happiness.

From Isaiah 1:19-20:  “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land, but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Woodrow Kroll (born 1944) is an American pastor, Christian author, and radio host.  He has written over 50 books on the Bible and Christian living.

Walking in Faith (Elfchen Series #115)

Worthy Journey


God’s plan

Setting aside worries

Walking with His blessings


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Transcending Grace


Our weaknesses

Relationship with Jesus

Transforming each into strength


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Steady Anchor


Faithful lifeline

With heavenly Father

Anytime, anywhere  . . . He’s there!


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Faith’s Adventure

From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “Obeying God’s will in our lives should not be a burden but a thrilling adventure that we walk through with Him each day.”

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Believer’s obedience

Thrilling adventure

Filled with Father’s blessed grace

Divine, joint venture


Trusting with patience of Job

Faith’s foundation grows

Living upon Father’s rock

His way always knows


One step follows another

Smallest matters count

Daily walk of faith matures

Father’s blessings mount


Escaping from sin’s darkness

Mercy marks life’s route

Repenting for transgressions

Father’s grace takes sprout


Obedience grows with love

Leading back to God

Life’s choices, Father rewards

His glory’s tripod


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From Psalm 40:6-8:  “Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear.  Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.  Then I said, ‘Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.  I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.'”

Charles Stanley Quote

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God’s love for us and our resulting love for Christ compel us to obey Him in all things.

From John 14:23-24:  “Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.  Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.'”

Spirit at Work (Elfchen Series #67)



True foundation

Times of trouble

Witness Scripture’s divine promises


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In faith

Keep His commandments

Come to know God


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By God

Sharing our abundance

Walking together with others


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Charles Stanley Quote

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It doesn’t matter how talented or successful we are by earthly standards, because God’s goal for us is obedience, faithfulness, and Christlike character.

From 1 Corinthians 4:5:  “Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.  Then each one will receive commendation from God.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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One of the biggest dangers for believers is a failure to mature.  To grow, we must have nourishment from God’s Word, and to become strong, we need the exercise of obedience.

From Hebrews 5:12-14:  “In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again.  You need milk, not solid food!   Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.  But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”

Forever First (Haiku Series #128)


Prayer and Scripture

Witnessing His promises—

God forever first

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Always will be mine

Choosing righteous, not wicked—

God forever first

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Patience shall reward

Life’s faithful obedience—

God forever first

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Eternal Presence (Elfchen Series #43)



Of God

Respect your Father

With love and obedient


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Day’s trials

God’s soothing Word

Heals fragile, tender hearts


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Life’s attention

God’s secure refuge

Stabilized by His love


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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.

Charles Stanley Quote

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A person with no devotional life generally struggles with faith and obedience.

From Psalm 92:1-2:  “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.”