Worth It All

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“I will never leave you;
I will never forsake you.”
These words of Christ are true,
Even when life deals its worst to you.

One thing is certain,
and two things are true.
The love of God is amazing;
He’ll always be there for you.

Pain upon pain.
Sadness and despair.
Hurt beyond hurt.
These do not diminish the worth.

The worth of knowing God.
The joy of walking with Him,
Even when all seems dim.
Hope remains for strength in this life
And in the life to come.
It will be worth it all when He opens His arms
And say in that day of days,
“Welcome home my servant, well done!”

Inspiration: Poem reflecting on one’s walk with Christ with its many ups and downs; looking forward to the eternal reward of heaven. Based upon “2 Cor. 4:17 – For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

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Horizons

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As I rise to face another day,
New hopes and dreams come as ocean waves.
What will the day bring, I’ll never know.
But the horizon in view brings peace and hope.

Inspiration: Poem describing that each new day brings hope through life’s uncertainties, so we should rejoice in everyday. Based upon “Psalm 118:24 – This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

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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