12-20-14 Cleave to That Which is Good

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Adhere to all that’s good and wise and true

And you will walk alone more times than not.

Do not let others tell you what to do

If it runs counter to the things Christ taught.

In all the waking moments of your day

Be grateful with a heart that’s full of love.

Conduct yourself upright in work or play

And be sincere to man and God above.

Avoid all things that compromise the Word

For they will lead you off the narrow way.

When evil tempts you still be undeterred;

With Jesus on your side you won’t dismay.

Stay full of love, let Jesus be your guide.

Trust Him alone, He’s always by your side.

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Let love be without dissimulation (Deceit).

Abhor that which is evil;

cleave to that which is good.

Romans 12:9 KJV

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12-9-14 Wait on the Lord

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If someone strikes you, turn the other cheek,

And if they strike again, then bare your head,

Then wait upon the Lord while you stand meek,

For He’s the final judge for what’s ahead.

Resist temptation’s lure to seek revenge;

Reprisal’s not a stone you need to throw.

Let God alone your injuries avenge,

For vengeance is the Lord’s, you ought to know.

You want the Lord to save you from all wrong,

And in the end He will, this much is true.

The time for judgment’s soon, it won’t be long;

It is the fire that we will all pass through.

Repent for all the sins that you have done

And beg the Lord’s forgiveness through His Son.

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Say not thou, I will recompense evil; 

but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

Proverbs 20:22 KJV

10-20-14 The Lord’s Prayer 05a: Deliver Us

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O Father, save us from temptation’s snare,

The kind that lead us far away from You.

If You must test us, help us stay aware

Your trials help to keep us wise and true.

The Devil may attempt to feed us doubt;

He may tempt to distrust the Holy Ghost.

O God, though trouble circles us about,

Deliver us from evil’s hoary boast.

Emancipate our minds from wicked thoughts

And save our souls from Satan’s hateful ways;

Your Son and our Redeemer Jesus taught

That we should call on You, God, when we pray.

So lead us not into temptation’s hold.

Deliver us from evil, make us bold.

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And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil

Matthew 6:13 KJV

10-12-14 On Understanding

Christ Our Advocate

God’s advocate for us is not elite;

His hands have gotten callused with hard work.

He’s one of us, has known pain and defeat;

Has not been raised apart with favored perk.

Our Savior knows just what we’re going through;

He understands too well temptation’s lure.

But even though he’s lived our point of view,

This man we know as Jesus remains pure.

He shows us it is possible to live

Amid the draw of sin, this worldly pull,

And though we stoop and fall He will forgive,

Regardless of our state His love is full.

Christ intercedes for us to God; He knows

Just what it’s like to live the status quo.

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For we have not an high priest which cannot

be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;

 but was in all points tempted like as we are,

yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:15 KJV

9-16-14 Whenever You are Tempted

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Whenever you are tempted stop and think,

Remember how temptations followed Christ

With Satan in the wilderness to slink

And hunger, fame and power so enticed.

The Son of God was tempted all the time,

For many wanted Him to fail his work.

The Pharisees tried tricking Him sublime

With questions that they hoped the Lord would shirk.

Disowned by followers, disciples, God,

And on the cross some tempted Him to live.

But He did not succumb to something flawed,

So now just call on Him, He’ll gladly give.

Christ understands what you are going through

He’ll help you beat temptation’s point of view.

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For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted,

he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Hebrews 2:18 KJV

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9-9-14 Restoration

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Conceived into a realm of sin and pain

There was no hope for me until His call.

I recognized my Shepherd’s telling strain,

Releasing my poor soul from evil’s caul.

Sometimes I leave the straight and narrow way,

Distracted by temptation’s bright allure,

And when I realize I’ve gone astray

My Shepherd then restores my soul for sure.

He turns me from the darkness into light;

His steady love revives me when I doubt.

Despite my roaming ways He sets me right

And through His grace my faith becomes devout.

            When He renews my spirit I become

            A bright example of His Kingdom come.

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He restoreth my soul

Psalm 23:3 KJV

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7-16-14 Pour Out Your Heart

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Surrender all your trust unto the Lord,

And turn to Him with all your needs and tears;

Take your afflictions, all your worries stored,

And lay before His feet your wants and fears.

If you would trust the One who gives you life,

You’ll find a refuge in this world and more.

He gives you peace and comfort in your strife;

Deliver all before Him and implore.

There are no secret corners in your soul

That God is not aware of all the time.

Just trust in Him and He will make you whole;

He is omnipotent and love sublime.

Pour out your heart! Pour out your heart to Him!

He loves you as His child above the brim.

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Trust in Him at all times; ye people,

pour out your heart before Him:

God isa refuge for us.

Psalm 62:8 KJV

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