9-26-14 Them Who Are Called

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When you obey the Will of God with love

Allowing Christ to live inside of you,

When you submit your life to God above

All things will work together good and true.

This doesn’t mean your wool will turn to silk

Or opposition tucks its tail and runs;

You will have sickness, still of mortal ilk,

Sometimes you’ll find your trials have just begun.

No matter what befalls your troubled life,

God’s spinning all your problems into gold.

He knows the purpose of your pain and strife;

He’s forming you into a sacred mould.

Your suffering is truly not in vain:

Just take the hand of Christ; He will sustain.

And we know that all things work together

for good to them that love God,

to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28 KJV

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8-9-14 In the Storm

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The world is filled with evil ev’ry day,

And millions cry to Heaven for relief.

“Why don’t You stop this madness?” many pray;

The Christ they know would not allow such grief.

The opposition to His name is great

But this creates much opportunity

To let the Saviour in us actuate

Whatever Spirit bids us do and be.

Now listen, let the Father’s Will proclaim,

And know that Christ can still the tempest storm.

Have faith, my friend, and act upon His name;

The greater faith, the greater you conform.

The perfect plan of God’s a mystery

To all but those whose faith has set them free.

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He said to them, “Why are you so afraid?

Have you still no faith?”

Mark 4:40 ESV

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7-25-14 On Hating

Behold the Man

The more you speak the gospel truth to man

The more the world will hate you as you go,

For this is Satan’s realm; he has a plan,

And saving souls around him causes woe.

When you praise Jesus Christ your King and Lord,

When you tell others of eternal life,

And how He died for them, His blood He poured,

You’ll be despised for causing Satan strife.

Recall how Jesus had his enemies

Opposing ev’ry action, ev’ry word,

For He had come with love to set men free

From Satan’s sure damnation oft preferred.

If you are hated sharing Christ’s good news,

Remember you are walking in His shoes.

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If the world hates you,

know that it hated me before it hated you.

John 15:18 KJV

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