5-23-15 Grace-Full Gifts

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6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:6-8 KJV

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We all have talents given us by grace

According to the nature of our soul;

Just as the body has each part in place

That has a special function toward the whole.

The ones with prophesy speak truth so bold,

With ministry to aid the poor and weak;

The teachers lay the doctrine out as gold,

Exhorters urge, advise and so critique.

To those who give do with simplicity,

And those that rule are earnest in their care;

The merciful attend the anxious plea,

And everyone above immersed in prayer.

The gifts that God has given us to use

Should be to serve the Savior, not abuse.

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sonnet #368

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11-27-14 Thanksgiving

gratitude

There isn’t anything too large or small

That you can’t take up with the Lord in prayer.

Just lift your voice to heaven and then call;

He knows your voice, and He is always there.

Does He not manage all the universe?

Does He not give you life and all you need?

Above all else when you in prayer converse

Give thanks to God, with gratitude concede.

Don’t be afraid to say what’s on your mind;

He knows what’s in your heart and loves you so.

In all your supplications be so kind

To give Him gratitude and let it show.

Thanksgiving day is every day you’re here;

Be grateful in your prayers all through the year.

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Be careful (anxious) for nothing;

but in every thing by prayer and supplication

with thanksgiving let your requests be made known

unto God.

Philippians 4:6 KJV