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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5-2-15 The Earth is the Lord’s

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Although you think the world a wicked place,

So full of hate and pain and anguish, too,

Don’t blame the earth, it’s under God’s good grace,

But blame the lord of darkness and his crew.

The earth and everything that dwells therein

Belongs to Jesus Christ, He made it all,

But Adam disobeyed, and that is sin,

Forgetting it’s all His both great and small.

So Satan runs around without a care,

And tries to make us think it’s not his fault,

Yet as a child of God you must prepare,

To help Christ win the day with full assault.

To save the world, it helps to first save man.

The gospel brings us back to God’s great plan.

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The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof;

the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psalm 24:1 KJV

 

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040515 That Moment When

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The guards beside the tomb were fast asleep;

The world itself was still, holding its breath,

Anticipating something great and deep

That it had never seen in life or death.

The morning sun was just a tick away;

The birds and crawling things stopped on their own,

When suddenly a brilliant light gave way;

An angel came and rolled away the stone.

Just then the morning sun’s first ray appeared

And shined into the tomb upon His face.

His eyes were open, linen cloth was cleared.

He stood then walked away from that dark place.

O Jesus, to be there that moment when

The angels ministered to You just then!

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2 And they found the stone

rolled away from the sepulchre.

3 And they entered in,

and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

Luke 24:2-3 KJV

2-3-15 He Hears You

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Incline to Heaven both your head and heart;

It matters not the place or circumstance.

The only thing that counts is that you start;

A dialogue with God’s not happenstance.

The Lord is listening to every prayer

Regardless if you form a single word;

The groanings of your soul He is aware,

The achings of your heart have all been heard.

You think that God is mum – don’t be deceived!

He’s talking to you now; don’t use your ears.

He answers every prayer that you’ve conceived.

Just practice listening; your spirit hears.

The Lord receives your prayers both large and small

He loves to hear you talk to Him at all.

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The LORD hath heard my supplication;

the LORD will receive my prayer.

Psalm 6:9 KJV

1-25-15 Keeping His Word

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The words of Christ are written in your heart

And whispered through the Spirit constantly,

And if you in your love for Him take part,

Then faithful to the Father you will be.

O, nothing can compare to God’s full Grace!

His love is all encompassing and pure,

When once you felt apart, now in its place

There is no separation to obscure.

As you obey and live the words of Christ

A process of regeneration starts

Resulting in a Oneness so sufficed,

That Home is everywhere that love imparts.

Have faith in Jesus, He that died for you

To give through God eternal life anew.

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 If a man love me, he will keep my words:

and my Father will love him,

and we will come unto him,

and make our abode with him.

John 14:23 KJV

1-24-15 Take Comfort

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A friend of many years has passed away,

Their pain and sorrow will be borne no more,

Yet there goes half your night and half your day;

Anf half your broken heart is on the floor.

Take comfort in the Savior’s arms today

 And lean your tired head against His chest;

He holds you tight and wipes your tears away,

He whispers in your ear and gives you rest.

The world it seems no longer is attuned;

In fact it seems it’s crumbled all apart.

Take comfort in the Lord, He’ll bind your wound;

In time He’ll even heal your broken heart.

Your friend has left this place for glory’s light;

She’s taking comfort in Christ’s love tonight.

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He healeth the broken in heart,

and bindeth up their wounds.

Psalm 147:3 KJV

1-15-15 Be of Good Cheer

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Whatever trouble has you far from shore,

Whenever you’re adrift in need of aid,

Wherever life has left you with no oar,

The Savior’s standing there; “be not afraid”.

There is no place that Jesus cannot go,

There is no problem that is too severe,

There is no question asked that He won’t know,

Don’t worry half as much; “be of good cheer”.

Just when you think that you are all alone,

Just when you sink your head and start to cry,

Just when your heart’s as heavy as a stone,

You’ll hear the voice of Jesus: “It is I”.

And as you dream of meeting Him one day,

He’s with you even now, not far away.

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And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them,

walking on the sea.

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea,

they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit;

and they cried out for fear.

But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying,

Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

Matthew 14:25-27 KJV