2-23-16 On Faith

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 KJV

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You go to bed assured that you will wake;

A pregnant woman knows her child will come;

You drool just thinking of that chocolate cake;

Guitarists play the song before they strum.

Now, faith is not believing it will be,

It’s knowing that it is before it is.

I do not have to touch, don’t have to see

To know that Jesus lives; my heart is His.

It was by faith Christ calmed the tempest sea,

By faith He made the blind man see anew.

Within the grace of God you’ll find the key:

You live by faith in everything you do.

In faith you have the truth to set you free.

The tiny seed contains the mighty tree.

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REMEMBER: Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. (D. Elton Trueblood)

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1-21-15 Our Refuge and Strength

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When trouble comes, and we all know it’s here,

There is no better help than Jesus Christ.

Just call His name, there’s nothing more to fear,

Though Satan seeks to have your angst enticed.

Draw strength from Jesus, He is all you need;

His guidance gets you through the greatest trial.

With calm assurance Christ has you succeed;

The evil of this world cannot beguile.

Discord and discontent are now the norm,

But when you keep the Savior out in front

You’ll find refuge against the daily storm;

He fortifies your soul against affront.

In Jesus you are safe; on Him depend.

In darkest night there is no better friend.

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God is our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1 KJV

9-3-14 The Quietness of Soul

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Man’s righteousness can only go so far,

Yet forged by God it lives eternally,

And worked through Jesus Christ’s atonement are

Now found in peace and pure tranqulity.

The consequence of righteousness is shown

By yielding all to Jesus, then made whole,

Assured by faith man’s peace is fin’lly known

In calmest mind and quietness of soul.

Calamities abound the whole world through

And shake the weak foundation of the lost,

But by the righteousness of Christ so true

Those saved through Grace by faith are boldly crossed.

            The work of righteousness is always peace

            And its effect, His love, will never cease.

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And the work of righteousness shall be peace;

and the effect of righteousness quietness

and assurance for ever.

Isaiah 32:17 KJV

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