Faith’s Infinite Song

From Psalm 147:5-6:  “Great is our Lord and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure.  The Lord lifts up the downtrodden; He casts the wicked to the ground.”

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Flowing Creator’s river

Filling faith’s infinite song

Catching every sweetest verse

Walking with Christ, always strong

 

Knowing heartache and despair

Finding deepest love-filled joy

Praising grace with every song

Crushing darkness, Christ deploys

 

Enriching life’s peace journey

Echoing lyrics shall sing

Leading from night to morning

Replacing evil’s harsh sting

 

Witnessing hope every day

Revealing Savior’s true love

Composing each blessed song

Praying to Father above

 

Transforming another soul

Singing with angels up high

Renewing faith’s guiding light

Looking to heavens’ blue sky

 

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American preacher and renowned hymn writer, Robert Lowry (1826-1899), wrote over 500 hymns.  One inspired this poem, “My Life Flows On in Endless Song.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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If I am united with Jesus Christ, I hear God by the devotion of hearing all the time.  A lily, or a tree, or a servant of God, may convey God’s message to me.

From 1 Samuel 3:10-11:  “Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’  And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’  Then the Lord said to Samuel, ‘See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle.'”

Always (Elfchen Series #133)

Witness

 Father’s

Blessed approach

Disciplining life’s journey

Bringing forth highest expectations

Righteousness

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Praise

Father’s

Blessed mercy

Surrounding His children

Each and every day

Love

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Follow

Father’s

Blessed light

Illuminating each step

Walking His truest path

Leading

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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.

Eugene Peterson Quote

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You’re here to be LIGHT . . . Shine!  Be generous with your lives.

From Matthew 5:16:  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”

Eugene Peterson (1932-2018) was an American pastor, theologian, and Christian author.

Focus on Jesus (Elfchen Series #129)

Son of God

Witnessing

God’s truth

Feeding faith’s hunger

Mercy saving another soul

Jesus

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Savior’s Actions

Hope’s

Emptiness fading

Nourished with mercy

Living Water quenches thirst

Jesus

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Unselfish Love

Father’s

Righteous expectations

Swallowed by sin

Mercy arrives at Calvary

Jesus

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Monday Memories: Daily Prayer

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Dear Lord

Make me a man

Of fervent prayer

 

God’s Holy Word

Commands me to pray

Without ceasing

 

Encourage me

To bring everything

To you my Lord

 

When discouraged

Let me pray

You are my refuge

 

When joyful

Let me offer

Prayers of thanksgiving

 

In all things

Great and small

At all times

 

Whether happy or sad

Let me seek

Your wisdom and grace

 

Amen

Today, may God bring you the courage to ask him for guidance.  Ask Him to lead you to a “right” place.

Originally published on June, 2019.

Monday Memories: Angel’s Message

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Summer’s radiant warmth fills the morning air

Playing children scamper, filling simple cares

 

Park trees arising with lively hues, bounty of dreams

Dancing shadows flowing beneath, moving like streams

 

People come and go, some stay for more

Singing above, summer birds fly and soar

 

Empty benches welcome many, resting a spell

Inviting a gray-haired man to sit now and dwell

 

Images scurry around him, some only in his mind

Remembering yesteryears, when all felt defined

 

Career, money, and power once meeting his needs

Sitting all alone now, like ancient dried-up reeds

 

One detail has been missing in his life

Leaving God has wounded like a knife

 

Alone, feeling forsaken, helpless at times

Living a life, nothing richer than springtime

 

Laughing and carefree, small children bring him joy

Filling his empty heart, much like a brand new toy

 

At God’s chosen bench, now sharing with a stranger

Smiling, a lady shares about a stable’s Holy manger

 

She notices him here quite often, sitting all alone

Inspired by God’s love, now enters his quiet zone

 

This visit and chat create sweet treasures

Sharing God’s Word, true by any measure

 

Jesus’ message of Salvation brings honest light

Kneeling, the old man accepts his Holy might

 

This worn bench brings God to a lonely heart

Allowing this man, a fresh and bold restart

 

Her assignment being fulfilled, now time to travel on

Replenishing this man’s heart with Grace and a song

 

Many others arrive at this park every day

Missing out on what this angel has to say

 

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Serving with Devotion (Elfchen Series #117)

Blessed

Disciples

Following Christ

Hands and feet

Commissioned in His name

Serving

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Committed

Disciples

Gospel messengers

Christ’s saving grace

Sowing seeds of faith

Serving

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Dedicated

Disciples

Transforming witnesses

Walking with Jesus

Breathing with Good News

Serving

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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.

D. L. Moody Quote

The preaching that this world needs most is sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ.

From Romans 6:4:  “Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.”

D. L. Moody (1837-1899), also known as Dwight Lyman Moody, was an American evangelist and Christian teacher.  He is frequently credited with inspiring modern mass revivalism.

Holding Us Together

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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Looking to God above

Reading His Holy Book

Holding us together

Opening life’s guidebook

 

Witnessing Father’s hands

Creating and molding

Holding us together

Seeing lives unfolding

 

Abiding in Lord’s faith

Building each step with trust

Holding us together

Escaping evil’s lust

 

Searching for God’s footprints

Discovering His love

Holding us together

Finding mercy above

 

Praying to our Father

Knowing He always hears

Holding us together

Overcoming heart’s fears

 

Following Lord’s teachings

Accepting divine grace

Holding us together

Leading to heaven’s place

 

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From Psalm 25:20-21:  “O guard my life, and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.  May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.”