Oswald Chambers Quote

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Joy is the great note all throughout the Bible.

From Philippians 4:4:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a Scottish evangelist and Christian teacher.  Following his death from an illness while in Egypt during World War I, his wife took on the task of transcribing the detailed notes she had written from his lectures and sermons.  Gertrude Hobbs Chambers’ efforts resulted in the publication in 1924 of MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST.  I frequently read from this devotional, and it has greatly deepened my faith and understanding of God’s Word.

C. S. Lewis Quote

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Joy is the serious business of Heaven.

From Philippians 4:4-5:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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God is Holy.  Exalted.  He is the only wise God, the Creator, the Maker, the Sovereign Lord.  He is the Master.  We have but one directive, and that it is to do His will.

From Psalm 97:12:  “Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to His holy name!”

On Our Way

From Psalm 118:24:  “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

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On our way—

Following

Son of God,

Jesus Christ

 

On our way—

Witnessing

Faithful hope,

Filled with Christ

 

On our way—

Confronting

Day’s darkness,

Buoyed by Christ

 

On our way—

Restoring

Shattered lives,

Praising Christ

 

On our way—

Quieting

Stormy seas,

Christ as work

 

On our way—

Conquering

Evil’s foe,

Christ with us

 

On our way—

Redeeming

Wayward souls,

Christ’s love saves

 

On our way—

Proclaiming

Thankful hearts,

Blessed Christ

 

On our way—

Rejoicing

Forever,

Within Christ

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From Philippians 4:4:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”

The inspiration for this poem comes from the hymn, “On Our Way, Rejoicing.”  Here are the lyrics and music of this beloved song.

Infinite Love

From Psalm 146:1-2:  “Praise the LordPraise the Lord, O my soul!  I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long.”

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Singing praises to Holy Lord

Looking up to heavens beyond

Rejoicing, filled with His glory

Trusting faith, believers respond

 

Building our daily faith and hope

Targeting His grace for our needs

Magnifying love with mercy

Looking upon each tender reed

 

Blessing earth’s next generation

Doing great things, God is His name

Showing almighty, loving strength

Lighting our way, eternal flame

 

Watching over His creation

Conceiving heavens high above

Reigning forever and ever

Downloading His infinite love

 

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From Luke 1:46-48:  “And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked with favor on the lowliness of His servant.  Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed.'”

Taken From a Church Sign

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Rejoice always!  If Jesus is present then joy is not absent.

From Psalm 16:11:  “You show me the path of life.  In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Rejoicing!

From Zephaniah 3:17:  “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.”

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Rejoicing!

With fulfilled hearts

Forward life goes

 

Exulting!

Christ, our Savior

Conquers darkest foe

 

Celebrating!

Without Christ, defeated

With Jesus, victory

 

Harvesting!

Sowing faith’s seeds

Reaping eternal hope

 

Savoring!

God’s cherished love

Heavenly home waits

 

Blessing!

Empty tomb proclaims

Sharing Easter joy

 

Believing!

Jesus, Risen Lord

Sins bleached white

 

Worshipping!

Singing with praise

Blessed and thankful

 

Glorifying!

Father with Son

And Holy Spirit

 

Praising!

Witness God’s Word

Breaking bread together

 

Rejoicing!

Sovereign God empowers

With sustaining love

 

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From Psalm 118:24:  “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

The main inspiration for this poem comes from the hymn “On Our Way Rejoicing.”  Enjoy singing along!

Rejoice in His Love (Haiku Series #111)

Gospel Speaks

Hearing the Good News

Our Lord loves, feeds, and frees us—

Thine Kingdom will come

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Spirit of Love

Our Father’s goodness

Springs from His living water—

Steadfast in His love

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How Sweet

Bagpipes awaken

Playing of “Amazing Grace”—

Comforted by God

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