1-30-16 That Extra Mile

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And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

Matthew 5:41 KJV

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If some policeman stops you on the street

And makes demands that you might think unfair,

Don’t argue or complain, comply complete;

Respect the badge, forgive the man in prayer.

A friend might need some help on moving day,

And though you’ve got a game on the TV,

Be glad to help him move without delay

And don’t mention the game you didn’t see.

Treat every man as if the Lord has sent;

The Savior died for them as well as you.

You’re representing Jesus with intent,

So go that extra mile; He’ll see you through.

Whoever shall compel you go a mile,

Go twice as far, and share the Word awhile.

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REMEMBER: Jesus went that extra mile for you.

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5-12-15 Worth the Weight

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For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,

worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory

2 Corinthians 4:17 KJV

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We strain beneath the stress of misery;

Our bodies and our minds begin to fail.

Though as we age we have our memory,

Yet also it plays tricks on us as well.

No matter what may happen to us here,

Disease or loss of limb or far much worse,

And even when we face men’s final fear,

We’ll know that we are not within the hearse.

The glory that awaits the child of God

Is worth all of the anguish of this place.

No matter how severe we’re crushed and clawed,

It can’t outlive the splendor of His Grace.

            If we knew all the joy this next life brings,

            We never would complain about a thing.

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1-5-15 At the Door

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We’ve all been told ‘Judge not, lest ye be judged,’

Yet here we are in church with jaundiced eye.

She’s too agreeable, He won’t be budged,

They’re whispering again, I wonder why?

O hypocrite! You think I write to them.

It’s always someone else who has the fault.

The judge is at the door yet you condemn.

It’s not enough to try; you have to halt.

Remember, were it not for God’s good grace

The flames of Hell would lick against your feet.

Be humble in your heart, not just your face;

Consider yourself less than all you meet.

If you complain against your brother now,

When you face Jesus, He will disavow.

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Grudge not one against another, brethren,

lest ye be condemned:

behold, the judge standeth before the door.

James 5:9 KJV

11-16-14 For Richer or Poorer

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Before complaining of your lot in life,

Consider this and take it to your heart:

The Lord knows all about your pain and strife;

He authors your estate from stop to start.

You may think you know better where to live

Upon the ladder of success and health,

But chances are you’d take more than you give

And spend all of your time with fame and wealth.

Just ask old Lot who gave him all he had

Both on his worst day and upon his best,

And he will look to heaven sad or glad

Then tell you that the Lord gave and supressed.

Before you gloat, before you bitch and moan,

Regardless of your lot, it’s all on loan.

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The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich:

he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

1 Samuel 2:7 KJV