2-16-15 Better Than They

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The bird is God’s creative form of flight,

Designed to sail the wind and walk the Earth.

It must still give the Lord such great delight;

The Cardinal’s red, the Kookaburra’s mirth.

No matter what their species, they find food

By piercing wood or digging in the ground,

And they don’t seem to worry for their brood,

For God supplies their sustenance year round.

Are we not so much better than the bird?

For we don’t think God will provide or try.

Trust Him for all the needs that you’ve incurred.

You are, my friend, the apple of His eye.

God notices the tiny sparrow fall.

Be still and know He’s giving you His all.

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Behold the fowls of the air:

for they sow not,

neither do they reap,

nor gather into barns;

yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.

Are ye not much better than they?

Matthew 6:26 KJV

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2-6-15 Call for Strength

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When voices round you say it can’t be done,

And Satan whispers ‘Give it up, you fool!’

When both your legs are screaming that you run,

Then call for strength from God and keep your cool.

Sometimes it feels that you should just give up,

Just let go of your hope and walk away,

And even Jesus asked to pass the bitter cup,

But call for strength from God and don’t dismay.

Now God was there when Noah built the ark,

And He told Moses how to part the Sea;

The Lord was there when Paul dared make his mark.

Just call for strength, He’ll be there, just you see.

Just trust in God and harken His commands;

You can’t go wrong when God strengthens your hands.

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Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6:9 KJV

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

12-12-14 My Redeemer Lives!

He Lives

I know indeed that my Redeemer lives!

He lives in me, and He can live in you!

The proof is in the love He always gives,

And you can feel His love move through you, too!

The things that fill this earth will pass away,

And all of your possessions turn to dust,

But He will stand here at the latter day,

And you will too if you give Him your trust.

He calls out to your spirit, heart and soul!

He died for all your sins then rose again!

If you answer His call He’ll make you whole,

And then you’ll feel Him live in you, amen!

I know that Jesus lives forever more;

Just take His outstretched hand, this I implore!

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For I know that my redeemer liveth,

and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth

Job 19:25 KJV

12-8-14 A Strong Hold

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The Lord is good to us despite our ways,

And when we need Him he is always here,

Especially amid these troubled days,

When Satan runs amok and people cheer.

Place all your trust in God to see you through;

He loves you as a Father loves His child.

He is a safe refuge you can run to

When evil rules the Earth and you’re reviled.

So when temptation’s knocking at your door

To join the crowd or face the Hounds of Hell,

God will protect you from the frantic roar;

His good and faithful hold will guard you well.

The Lord knows where you are, just call His name;

He’s just a prayer away, a constant flame.

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The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;

and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Nahum 1:7 KJV

9-14-14 Be of Good Courage

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Adversity, affliction and ordeals

Are common to the mortal life of man;

When suffering we send up our appeals

And pray that God remove the troubled span.

The sorrows and the pains that come to all

Cannot be circumvented all the time;

If you hope in the Lord and bide His call,

Your courage will be known by God sublime.

He’ll touch your heart and strengthen it with care,

Regardless of the trials that you face.

Sometimes you’ll be made whole, sometimes laid bare,

But either way He’ll see you win the race.

Put all your faith in God when times are grim;

He’s just a prayer away so trust in Him.

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Be of good courage,

and he shall strengthen your heart,

all ye that hope in the LORD.

Psalm 31:24 KJV

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8-15-14 All Things Are Possible

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A single ‘if’ prevents a miracle,

And lack of faith defeats what’s possible.

Such unbelief turns trust satirical

And makes the feasible impossible.

Your faith need not be large to do all things;

In fact, a faith in just yourself will fail.

Put all your hope in Christ your Lord and King,

For He makes things come true on any scale.

The Lord can help you with your unbelief;

Cry out to Christ, confess your doubts to Him.

A mustard seed of faith will bring relief

And fill your cup of love above the rim.

            A mountain can be moved into the sea;

            Put all your trust in Jesus, then you’ll see.

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… all things are possible to him that believeth.

Mark 9:23 KJV

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