Uplifting Mercy (Elfchen Series #136)

Conversation

Daily

Blessed dialogue

God and self

Listening to His love

Prayer

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Direction

Trusting

Christ’s light

Leading one’s journey

Along His chosen path

Faith

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Transition

Creator’s

Lasting insight

Through free-flowing grace

Timing of life’s seasons

Fulfillment

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Day’s Conversation (Haiku Series #213)

Dawn’s Light

Early morning hour

Sowing heart’s tranquility—

Calmness of spirit

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Fresh Start

Believe, trusting more

Opening another door—

Shifting day’s mindset

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Quiet Turnaround

Away from one’s view

Time flowing with transition—

Subtleness of change

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Woodrow Kroll Quote

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Trusting God is not by what you read or know.  It is by doing what you have learned from His Word, Bible.

From James 1:22-25:  “But be doers of the word and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.  For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.  But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.”

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.

Monday Memories: Morning Praise

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From Proverbs 3:26:  “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”

This early morning time

Brings moments of praise

Spirits gather to climb

Warmed by the sun’s rays

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Another day appears ready

Feet will not stumble

God’s Word marches steady

Never afraid to tumble

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

For the humble receive

God’s favor and love

Avoid those who deceive

Look to Heaven above

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Arise, prepared for the Lord

He’s endlessly in control

Arming all with His sword

Leading us out on patrol

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

This morn sings a song

Filling with God’s praises

One cannot be wrong

With Salvation, He raises

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Nourish us right now

God’s manna is ready

Take a knee and bow

He keeps us steady

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Our day comes alive

From God’s trusting light

Allowing us to thrive

‘Til day becomes night

 

God’s Word arrives at dawn

Always full, never gone

 

Originally published August, 2019.

Charles Stanley Quote

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Because God love us, we can trust how He wants to shape our lives.

From Isaiah 45:9:  “Woe to those who strive with their Maker, earthen vessels with the potter!  Does the clay say to the one who fashions it, ‘What are you making’? or ‘Your work has no handles’?”

Counting Stars

From Psalm 40:11:  “Do not, O Lord, withhold Your mercy from me; let Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness keep me safe forever.”

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Looking to heavens

Counting tiny stars

Vast universe speaks

Lifting faith’s crossbar

 

Seeking God’s mercy

Searching for one sign

Bethlehem stable

Trusting His design

 

Unleashing His plan

Placing feet on rock

Saved from sinking sand

Joining Savior’s flock

 

Praying every hour

Walking toward grace

Calvary’s cross weeps

Darkening hope’s place

 

Counting just one star

Praising light from God

Empty tomb proclaims

Filling faith’s seedpod

 

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From Psalm 40:16:  “But may all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation say continually, ‘Great is the Lord!‘”

Worth Waiting For

From Psalm 25:4-5:  “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.  Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.”

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Praying for His guidance

Seeking His protection

Always worth waiting for

Seeing God’s perfection

 

Living steadfast in faith

Trusting His Holy Word

Always worth waiting for

Grasping mercy’s password

 

Teaching about life’s kindness

Guiding with compassion

Always worth waiting for

Witnessing God’s passion

 

Bearing life’s suffering

Receiving Spirit’s fruit

Always worth waiting for

Loving God, taking root

 

Knowing His divine plan

Forgiving darkest ways

Always worth waiting for

Walking with God each day

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From Galatians 5:22-23:  “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no law against such things.”

Faith’s Devotion (Elfchen Series #98)

Enduring

Inviting

Each generation

Into God’s story

From bondage to freedom

Faithfulness

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Embarking

Overcoming

Daily trials

Recalling Bible’s truth

Pilgrimage with our Savior

Faithfulness

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Believing

Surrounding

Life’s rhythm

Knowing and trusting

Word of our Lord

Faithfulness

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Morning Praise

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From Proverbs 3:26:  “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.”

This early morning time

Brings moments of praise

Spirits gather to climb

Warmed by the sun’s rays

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Another day appears ready

Feet will not stumble

God’s Word marches steady

Never afraid to tumble

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

For the humble receive

God’s favor and love

Avoid those who deceive

Look to Heaven above

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Arise, prepared for the Lord

He’s endlessly in control

Arming all with His sword

Leading us out on patrol

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

This morn sings a song

Filling with God’s praises

One cannot be wrong

With Salvation, He raises

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Nourish us right now

God’s manna is ready

Take a knee and bow

He keeps us steady

 

God’s Word speaks out

With wisdom and clout

 

Our day comes alive

From God’s trusting light

Allowing us to thrive

‘Til day becomes night

 

God’s Word arrives at dawn

Always full, never gone