The Comforter

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Your presence radiates, resonates with peace and power.
The joy you bring floods my hungry soul.
Your Word calms my thoughts and soothes my mind.
You reveal the Father’s love and the Son’s comfort.
Bestowing abundant inspiration and consolation
The Comforter, you are to me.

Inspiration: Poem appreciating the Holy Spirit’s work in my Christian life. He reveals to us the love and faithfulness of God and of Christ. He reminds us that we are not alone and that heaven will be with us. Based upon Romans 14:17 – “For the kingdom of God is…. righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. ~TRP~

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A Good Day

Why is today a good day?
Did I get a promotion?
Nope.
Why should I call this a good day?
Did I inherit some money?
Surely didn’t.
Why must I call it a good day?
Did I receive good news from the doctor?
Can’t say that I did.
Why then is it a good day?
Did the Creator make it and let me see it?
Yep.
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Inspiration: This poetic piece is a reminder that every day we are alive is a gift from God. This should be our basis for having happiness even when things go wrong. Based upon Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” ~TRP~

Saved to Serve

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Rescued from the bondage.
Delivered from the error.
Prepared to live free.
-Saved to serve!

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Inspiration: Poem describing the saving work of Christ. We are delivered from the bondages of sin and of death to serve in His kingdom. Based upon Romans 6:18 – Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Hope

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…A Senyru

Raises Expectations
Overlooks the obstacles
Receives in Patience

Inspiration: Senryu reflecting the attributes of hope. The Christian’s hope is rooted in faith in Christ. Our hope helps us to persevere through trials and tests looking for the true Blessed Hope. Based upon Romans 5:5 – “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” – TRP

The Bible

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…A Senryu

Inspirational
Containing wisdom, knowledge
For all who will read

Inspiration: Poem describing the worth of the Judeo-Christian scriptures. The Christian can trust its authenticity and reliability. If we would only read it, we would find the direction that we need in the Christian life and experience. Based upon II Timothy 3:16 – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” – TRP

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Gazing… A Haiku

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standing proud and true

gazing at the world as is

nothing else to do

Inspiration: Poem written for a contest to describe an image of a bird standing and looking out on the world. Based upon “Matthew 6:26 – Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.” ~The Refined Poet~

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The Treacherous Knight

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Striking fear and horror in all who hear it;
Accompanied by visions of eternal torment.
The tale of him has made strong men weak,
Overshadowing the dregs of religion in defeat.
Utter of his legend in the season of the night.
Whisper of his coming glory revealed in death’s light.
Cower in veiled respect to hell’s most treacherous knight.

Inspiration: Poem describing the Beast or Antichrist who is to come. Christians must stand in the faith, knowing that what is written shall surely be revealed. Based upon II Thessalonians 2:8-9 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders…” ~ TRP ~

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