9-9-15 Flee Youthful Lusts

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Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2 Timothy 2:22 KJV

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The lusts of youth don’t always mean the flesh,

But every one is meant to bring them down.

Their vanity and ego cannot mesh

With those who come to wear a humble crown.

There is a need to hear their peer’s applause,

But that lasts just a moment of their life.

Seek favor from the Lord in faith because

Unlike their friends God’s love remains through strife.

Contentions and contempt will mark their way

Unless they live in peace like Christ did show.

Abide with those whose righteousness won’t stray,

Whose charity defeats the biggest foe.

When youth resists the constant lustful lure,

They join the ranks of those whose hearts are pure.

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1-16-15 Fellowship

Tripod-of-Life_Holy-Trinity

To fellowship with God and Christ His Son

Is truly what we strive for every day,

For when we’re one with them as they are one

The Triune God will have His will and way.

Adopted by our God, He’s Father now,

So we draw near to Him through Jesus Christ,

And in His loving presence He’ll endow

His endless love of us so well sufficed.

In Jesus we partake the bread of life;

His boundless love does pulse within our veins

To send us to a world of pain and strife

To rescue more of His that still remains.

In God the Father and in God the Son

In God the Holy Ghost we all are One.

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… truly our fellowship is with the Father,

and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1 John 1:3 KJV