10-13-15 A Meditation of Him

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My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

Psalm 104:34 KJV

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I clear my mind from troubled, thorny thoughts,

And feel the Holy Spirit full within;

While all the world around me plans and plots,

The peace of God descends and we begin.

I meditate upon my sovereign Lord,

My Master, my Redeemer and my Friend;

His love and words strike deep and I’m restored.

His glory lights my way; there is no end.

The blood my Master shed, His sacrifice,

I cannot comprehend its depth or scope.

He suffered so for me, God’s asking price.

My faith in Him is real; I’m filled with hope.

Consider all the ways of Christ the King,

And He will lift you up; your heart will sing!

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10-10-15 Bittersweet

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8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

James 3:8-11 KJV

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It’s easier for man to tame a rock

Than teach his tongue to stop its reckless ways.

A stone can learn to sit and stay and balk,

But not the tongue; it runs for days and days.

How many times have words jumped from your mouth

That you regret the instant it is done?

A friendly conversation’s headed south

With just an unplanned phrase or bawdy pun.

If you can hesitate to choose your words,

The tongue might find some worse to say instead.

Best cut it out and feed it to the birds

Or keep a clean, blank slate within your head.

The mind of Christ is possible to gain:

It takes complete surrender to attain.

10-02-15 These Stumbling Times

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10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1 John 2:10-11 KJV

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There is no question these are darker times

Than all the days this world has ever known.

The moral structure failed, there are more crimes,

The stench of sin makes all the earth to groan.

There’s so much hate we see it in the air;

The people that you pass won’t look at you.

Sweet life has lost it’s value; most don’t care,

As if we’ve all gone blind and can’t see through.

The only hope we have is Jesus Christ;

He lights the way with nothing less than love,

And here the grace of God is so sufficed;

Believe in Him and see the way above.

It’s not so hard to love our brother when

We have the perfect light of Christ within.

4-13-15 Twisted Days

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These are the days when logic twists around,

When evil’s good and good is evil, too.

The days of prayer in school cannot be found,

But public cursing’s fine and safe to spew.

We can’t disparage sex tween man and man;

Those portions of the Bible should be changed.

You mustn’t shift a word in the Quran;

Whoever does, their head is rearranged.

On Hallowe’en we dress our homes and selves,

And prance aroud with candy in our bowl,

But Christmas has become a day of elves,

And Easter hopping hares is our first goal.

Technology is not so bittersweet;

We don’t see eye to eye but yet we tweet.

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Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;

that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;

that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:20 KJV

3-15-15 No Longer Two

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No matter where you go upon this world,

The Christian that you meet is one with you;

The differences you have are soon unfurled

As children of the Lord no longer two.

Now one in mind and heart and spirit dwell,

The faith you have in Jesus is your bond;

Such unity in love you both can tell,

So manifested from our Father donned.

As Christ shows us compassion, we should, too,

And we with one another be as He;

Now strengthened for the task we’re called to do,

To share the gospel truth for all to see.

Show mercy, grace and love to all you meet;

A brother now, or later saved so sweet.

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Be ye all of one mind,

having compassion one of another,

love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous

1 Peter 3:8 KJV

1-26-15 A Friend’s Reproof

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You are my friend, and friend you’ll always be

If I say something wrong and you speak up,

For such rebuke from you is wine to me:

First tart then sweet to drink your chiding cup.

I may not like your criticism now

But you speak from a heart of love and care.

Much more from you than others I’d allow;

Their motives may not be sincere and fair.

An enemy may flatter with his tongue

But stab you in the back first chance he gets.

A kiss from Judas, then the armed crowd sprung;

He was no friend of Jesus when they met.

Your admonition, friend, is better than

The stench from some perfume some foe would fan.

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Faithful are the wounds of a friend;

but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Proverbs 27:6 KJV

7-21-14 Sweet as Honey

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As honeybees do labour all day long,

A minister researches scripture deep.

From flow’r to flow’r the bee draws nectar strong

Just like a preacher does sweet scriptures reap.

When full the bee brings all the nectar home

Within the hive where honey there is made;

The pastor, rich with words from scripture comb,

Turns them into a sermon, prayed and weighed.

The bee distributes honey into cells

And fills the honeycomb with sweet delight.

So does the parson share the Word so well,

To feed the congregation so outright.

The gospel is as honey to the soul

And healthy with His Spirit we’re made whole.

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Pleasant words are as an honeycomb,

sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24

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