3-13-15 Matters of the Heart

honesty

If you feel love express it openly,

For it’s a precious gem that must be shared,

But love that’s locked away lives brokenly

Just like a bird that’s caged too long turns scared.

Be honest with your feelings all the time

And you won’t have to worry what to say;

The matters of the heart are so sublime,

One little lie in love leads truth astray.

The love you have for God and Christ and man

Should be more than the words you can express.

Beyond the tongue are deeds and truth that can

Reveal more than a million words profess.

Hypocrisy in love destroys the soul;

If this is you, pray Jesus make you whole.

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Let love be without dissimulation.

Romans 12:9 KJV

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10-29-14 Prayer Closet

private prayer 01

What Father doesn’t love it when his child

Wants just to be alone to talk awhile,

To seek advice without the world so wild,

Away from selfish efforts to beguile?

In private prayer with God your heart is true,

Less liable to hypocrisy and pride,

He knows your silent groanings through and through;

He knows when you need help or just abide.

Such closet talks can happen anywhere;

For covert prayers defy the laws of man,

And God, who is in secret and aware,

Rewards you openly as is His plan.

Your Father loves it when you step aside

To seek Him out to comfort and confide.

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But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet,

and when thou hast shut thy door,

pray to thy Father which is in secret;

and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Matthew 6:6 KJV