2-10-16 Be Like Jesus

compassion1

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Colossians 3:12 KJV

~~~~~~~~~~~

Now, having taken off the old man’s guise,

Put on the mind of Christ who died for you,

Whom now you are elect of God likewise,

Both holy and beloved and tried and true.

With deep compassion free from all deceit

To sympathize with those who are distressed,

Let kindness, grace and love be so complete

You weep with them who weep, sincere expressed.

Have humbleness of mind in thought and deed,

Be gentle with all men and always meek;

Submissive to the Spirit so proceed,

And dwell in patience; suffer long the weak.

Christ took the weight of sin from off your soul.

Now be just like the One who made you whole.

~~~~~~~~~~~

REMEMBER: Christ lives in you now. Let Him live through you.

Advertisements

10-28-15 Wise in Your Own Eyes

ego

Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Isaiah 5:21 KJV

~~~~~~~~~~~

Whenever you should fancy you are wise,

That’s when you are the closest to a fool.

So shrewd and smart are you in your own eyes,

Like thinking you’re a steed when you’re a mule.

Such arrogance can only lead to woe,

So blind by self you step right off a cliff.

The only way to wisdom is to know

Compared to God your mind’s a hieroglyph.

How humble is a man upon his knees,

His head bowed to the One in tearful prayer.

Obedient and meek, he aims to please,

To do his Father’s will with every care.

The wisest man is one who listens well,

Subservient to God his mind does dwell.

Temper, Temper

temper

If you can’t curb your temper or your tongue

How can you be entrusted with the Word?

The devil will provoke you with his dung

Until you lose control with anger stirred.

You can’t control what others say and do,

And none can make you feel a certain way.

With prayer and discipline you can get to

Restraint in what you do and what you say.

Increase your love for God until it glows,

Til humbleness replaces selfish ways.

The spirit of the Lord both thrives and grows

Within an attitude of faith and praise.

Compassion cools the fire before it burns,

And patience settles in when temper turns.

~~~~~~~~~~~

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;

and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Proverbs 16:32 KJV

7-20-14 Selfish and Selfless

helping-others

Sometimes you act so selfish, this is true,

And no one else dare matter more than that.

You’ll have your way, and nothing else will do;

Admit it, you can act just like a brat.

You are the most important person that you know;

If someone else you haven’t met them yet.

If there is any hope for you to grow

You must place yourself last with no regret.

Try valuing another more than you;

In fact, treat others with a servant’s heart,

And with humility let love come through

As if they’re your Beloved from the start.

Let God provide your ev’ry want and need;

Consider others first in thought and deed.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.

Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

Philippians 2:3 NIV

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~