2-12-16 Only One

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It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

Psalm 118:8 KJV

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Whenever you put confidence in man,

Don’t get your hopes much higher than the ground,

For he will disappoint more often than

A lighter without fluid that’s been found.

A broken cane can’t give you much support,

A shadow offers little in relief.

There’s only One will never sell you short,

There’s only One will never cause you grief.

When you lay all your trust up in the Lord,

There’s nothing left for faith in mortal man.

Serenity and peace is your reward

When you place hope in God’s own perfect plan.

Begin right now: surrender to the Lord.

Entrust Him with your life: you’ll be restored.

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REMEMBER: The Lord is faithful; He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

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8-27-15 An Exhortation

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Now we exhort you, brethren,

warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded,

support the weak, be patient toward all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 KJV

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We have our own responsibilities,

And that includes a call to help the poor:

The poor in heart, in mind, in strength are these

That need some extra care we can’t ignore.

Admonish those that step across the line:

The busybody, troublemaking sort.

Teach discipline and selfless service fine;

These diamonds in the rough, do not sell short.

Uplift the ones who struggle with the cross:

The simple and the slow to understand.

The weak need love who cannot bear a loss;

Please help them with their faith and to withstand.

Have patience with the souls who trip and fall;

Be one to help them up. See Christ in all.

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8-19-14 Commit Your Work

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No matter what you do from day to day,

The simple tasks that drives toward your goals,

Seek God for help in ev’ry single way

And let Him be the one that’s in control.

Cast all your cares to God for ev’rything,

In sustenence, support, supply and might,

And do your best with all your effort brings,

Then rest assured His will be done forthright.

When you’ve by faith and prayer done all you could,

Release your cares and know that God’s in charge.

He makes all things to work for what is good,

With all the loving grace He will discharge.

            Commit each seed you plant unto the Lord;

            The fruit at journey’s end is your reward.

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Commit your work to the LORD,

and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV

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