Lifetime Journey (Elfchen Series #79)

Our Navigator

Adrift

Alone, separated

Lost in darkness

God shares His compass

Found

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Our Teacher

Believe

Follow Jesus

Learn from understanding

Scripture with greater fluency

Lifetime

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Our Lord

Spirit

Fills hearts

Hymns sing praises

Our mighty, awesome God

Love

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Single Voice (Elfchen Series #77)

Searching

Voices

Too many

Communing with Scripture

Listening to just one

God

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Arriving

Darkness

Surrounding thee

Sin’s guilt heckling

Now hearing mercy’s voice

God

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Blessing

Alone

Competing thoughts

Who truly cares?

One voice offers grace

God

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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.

John Eldredge Quote

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If the narrative of the Scriptures teaches us anything, from the serpent in the Garden to the carpenter in Nazareth, it teaches us that things are rarely what they seem, that we shouldn’t be fooled by appearances.

From Proverbs 21:2:  “All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart.”

Morning Time

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Morning arrives before sunrise

Blessed calmness comforts life’s soul

Taking time to honor Father

His Word filling today’s payroll

 

Morning stillness quiets life’s heart

Time for prayer-filled reflection

Hot coffee and conversation

Blessing now Father’s connection

 

Morning always starting like this

Creature of life’s daily routine

Sharing special moments with Him

Just with Father, our special scene

 

Morning time ending much too fast

Father’s presence felt all day long

Confident and ready for more

Holding tight to His faithful song

 

Morning will return, always does

Looking forward to precious times

Father’s Spirit, life’s alarm clock

Moments filled with heavenly rhymes

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This poem is inspired by my daily morning time in prayer and study with God’s Word.  This special time with my Heavenly Father has become more and more intertwined into my daily fabric.

Charles Stanley Quote

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To flourish and grow, a person must be completely dependent on Christ for spiritual nutrition.  That involves drawing near to Him each morning through His Word and prayer and receiving His Grace all day long.

From Isaiah 55:6-7:  “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the Lord, that He may have mercy on them, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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Scripture is a treasure trove of God’s thoughts.  Spend time there every day–starting today–to discover new truths and insights.

From 2 Timothy 3:16-17:  “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.”

Charles Spurgeon Quote

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Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.

From 2 Timothy 3:16-17:  “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.”

Pursuing Wisdom

From the words of Latin priest and theologian Jerome of Stridon:  “Love Holy Scripture, and wisdom will love you.  Love her, and she will keep you.  Honor her, and she will keep you.”

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Pursuing wisdom over a lifetime

Gathering, enriching a single life

Applying to everyday challenges

Loving Scripture, supplanting darkest strife

 

Seeking wisdom with a hunger for more

Searching in the truthful and proper place

Persevering with consistency now

Tasting God’s Holy Word and loving Grace

 

Sustaining the tree of life, holding fast

Following a righteous path, leads to peace

Finding God’s wisdom, life’s only true wealth

Blessing His wisdom, sustains life’s new lease

 

Trusting these blessed fruits of God’s wisdom

Turning evil away, aligned with Him

Refreshing mind and body, healing flesh

Respecting God’s Word, singing a new hymn

 

Treating our neighbors better than ourselves

Trusting, loving, supporting each other

Walking together with God, hand in hand

Partnering with each sister and brother 

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From Proverbs 3:13:  “Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding,”