Monday, August 9, 2021

FORGIVENESS

 

When Holy Light exposes me,

O Lord, I need Your strength

To face whatever You’ve revealed,

The opportunity now

To examine myself.

O Lord, I seek forgiveness. 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Small Details

Would you prefer the “Big Picture,”

Or would you really want to know

All small details that will happen?

God won’t bother you with details,

All the things that you can’t handle,

Because He wants to have your trust.

 

God is in charge of everything,

The who, the what, the where and when;

He knows the how and why of ALL!

For what will be is in His will,

And His time will be His timing.

So, why would you sweat the small stuff?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Through All Problems

I do not need to take all past problems with me,

              To take them out, examine them again,

              To cut myself once more on their sharp edges.

If only I would learn

              To ask God’s aid to guide me through --

                            Around, over, or through all difficulties --

              Clear to the other side;

              And then to leave all problems behind me,

                            In God’s more than capable hands.

 

God does not look for perfection in my life,

              For He, Himself, is perfect.

He does, though, ask for my persistence.

              That, once repented and forgiven,

              I persist in desiring Him above all else.

              Because He is with me,

He will guide me through all problems--

              If I but remember to ask.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Holiness Lived

 

Discarding security

For financial risk,

He left His day job;

Became one of the homeless.

Living in danger,

He was indifferent

To society’s verdict:

(He ate with outcasts,

“friend” to every man,

Political activist!),

All the way to point of death!

Holiness lived out,

As Creation intended;

Supreme harmony,

One with His Father.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Another Promise

 

“Lo, I will be with you—always.”

Another preposterous promise!

How can He be with me

At the same time He is with you?

 

Yet, --- I believe! --- He promised!

It may be preposterous, or not,

Yet, I know He meant it,

Therefore, I’ll choose to believe Him.

Monday, April 5, 2021

He Noticed

 

Always compassion driving Him forward,

He noticed the widow giving her pennies;

He noticed the deaf, and healed him in privacy,

Disabusing theology of “Who has sinned.”

He noticed Zacchaeus, high up in that tree.

He noticed needs of whoever passed by!

 

He was the “party boy,” loving His food,

Left us His “meal” to honor His ministry;

The good of this life should be lived to the fullest.

He noticed how Pharisees, attending to “law,”

Rejected Sabbath as a day for healing;

Thought Him but “A man who ate with sinners.”

 

This man was unique in all the world!

Yes, He did get weary, and needed His rest,

But no matter how tired, His compassion was shown

Even to serving the dregs of humanity.

His noted signature is His compassion.

What makes you think He would not notice you?



from Declaration of Faith

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