Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
John 6:27 KJV
A man must quickly eat the meat he buys
Or else it rots and does nobody good,
And he must live his life until he dies
And then his body’s done the best it could.
Don’t spend your days obsessing on the flesh;
It won’t endure beyond its meted time.
Work toward that meat that always will stay fresh
With everlasting life that’s so sublime.
What must you do to earn eternal food?
Believe in He whom God the Father sealed.
Let Jesus be the one your faith’s pursued.
Be hungry for the Word of Life revealed.
Seek first the sustenance that fills the soul;
The more that you consume the more you’re whole.
REMEMBER: Be as hungry for the Word as one who hasn’t eaten in three days.
48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. 49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: 50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. 51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
Mark 6:48-51 KJV
When troubles come to push you off your path,
And if it seems you’re rowing ‘gainst the wind,
The struggle that you face in all its wrath
Might leave your efforts moot and you chagrined.
Look through the dark of night and see Me there!
I am not just a thought inside your head,
Not just some passing need when you despair,
Nor ghostly spirit filling you with dread.
Be of good cheer! Have courage! It is I!
Be not afraid, I’ve come to bring you peace.
I’ve been here all along, I won’t pass by.
I’m right beside you now; the wind will cease.
In life when conflict blows with its attack,
Be not afraid, my child, I’ve got your back.
REMEMBER: Even in the darkest of nights you will see Him near.
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Colossians 3:11 KJV
There might be some surprised when heaven’s gained,
Observing others they had thought were lost.
The Catholic and Baptist have obtained
The victory that’s gained when Christ is crossed.
Denominations do not matter here,
For all who gave their lives to Jesus lives.
The differences we had will disappear;
When baptized in the Spirit grace forgives.
Those covered in His blood are one indeed,
For Christ is one with each who come to Him.
The CEO and pauper both are freed;
We all will sing the same celestial hymn.
Black, red or brown or yellow, tan or white,
We all are one in He who is the Light.
REMEMBER: From the moment you accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord, where He dwells you dwell also.
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Mark 2:16-17 KJV
When you are sick you need a doctor’s care,
For he knows how to bring you back to health.
A broken bone can give you quite a scare;
He knows just how to mend it – that’s his wealth.
When Adam disobeyed it all began,
This plague called sin, a terminal disease.
It permeates the soul of every man,
And keeps us from our God despite our pleas.
The Great Physician came to make us whole.
He had to yield His life and shed His blood.
When we submit to Jesus Christ our soul,
Then we are healed beneath the cleansing flood.
The only way to Heaven’s to get well;
The only remedy: in Jesus dwell.
REMEMBER: Jesus bore ALL your sins on that cruel cross so that you might be made whole through Him.
All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
Matthew 11:27 KJV
The fullness of the Father’s in the Son;
The power and the glory, love and grace.
All things that are delivered of the One
Belong to both eternal in each case.
The mind can’t comprehend or hope to know
The language of the heart that’s spirit born.
You must go to the cross, you must let go,
You must be broken, beaten, crushed and torn.
When you make Christ your Lord you’re dead to sin;
Until that time the door to Heaven’s sealed.
Give all you are to Jesus to begin
To understand this mystery revealed.
To know your Father you must know His Son;
To know the Son you both must be as one.
REMEMBER: Surrender your will, relinquish your heart, yield yourself to Christ right now.
12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
Matthew 18:12-13 KJV
You wandered lost within the wilderness
Before you even knew that you were lost,
And by the time you came to some distress
In jagged rocks and winter winds that tossed,
The Savior had pursued you all along
With such a love that can’t be full explained.
His outstretched hand was there your whole lifelong;
His mark upon your heart so deep ingrained,
And when you finally fall into His arms,
He’ll put you on His shoulders safe and strong,
To bring you Home where nothing hurts or harms,
Rejoicing all the way with cheer and song.
O can you hear Him calling out your name?
Just put your hand in His. That’s why He came.
REMEMBER: The instant you make Jesus your personal Lord and Savior there is a celebration in Heaven that continues forever.
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men
Ephesians 6:7 KJV
Whatever service you are tasked to do,
Your attitude reflects its quality.
If you work as for man your point of view
Will be to please a transient degree.
But if you act as if it were the Lord
Who will receive the fruit of your employ,
You’ll strive for excellence to one adored,
With love, devotion, gratitude and joy.
To be just good enough’s not good enough.
You represent the Lord of Lords today.
Your work now demonstrates more noble stuff
Than what can be produced then cast away.
With good will do your work as to the Lord,
And not to men, who seek their own reward.
REMEMBER: Whatever you do in the name of Christ, in the spirit of His love, He will sanctify. It doesn’t get any better than that!
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Galatians 4:4 KJV
Before the earth was formed His time was set
To come into the world the perfect Lamb,
Fulfilling every prophecy and debt,
The son of woman and the great I AM.
He put a period upon the Law,
Conforming to it to the nth degree.
They all were made for Him and this He saw
Unto the cross, then there on Calvary
He bore the penalty of sin, His death,
By taking all our sins, the Law fulfilled,
Yet in three days He took a Holy breath
To bring eternal life with grace instilled.
The Law was satisfied; He broke its curse.
Believe in Jesus, let His love immerse.
REMEMBER: Jesus said: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” (Matthew 5:17)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 KJV
For God SO loved the world He gave His Son;
His One begotten Son the world He gave,
That whosoever shall believe the One
Shall never perish, never know the grave.
Christ took all of your sins onto the cross;
He gave His life for you and willingly.
Because He loved you SO He suffered loss,
But it was worth it all to set you free.
An everlasting life belongs to those
Who put their faith in God’s begotten Son,
Enduring death and in three days arose;
For God loved you SO much this all was done.
Claim Jesus as your Savior and believe
God sacrificed His Son for your reprieve.
REMEMBER: Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)