God of the Living

“He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living.”  Mark 12:27 NKJV

We don’t have to wait until we die to be with God.

Thank You, Lord, for being my now and forever God.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

You are God
of the living
and not the God
of the dead

for with You
we have eternal life
that starts now
and never ends.

God bless your life in Him today!

Published in: on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 am  Leave a Comment  
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No Record

 

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“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”  Mark 11:25 NKJV

Forgiveness is such a big part of our lives.

Thank You, Lord, for healing us and helping us to forgive.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Lord please teach me
to forgive others
the way You
forgive me

so completely
and deeply
that there’s no record
or memory.

God bless you as you forgive someone today!

Receiving Sight

“And Jesus answered and said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’  The blind man said to Him, ‘Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.’”  Mark 10:51 NKJV

This man knew exactly what he wanted Jesus to do for him.

Thank You, Lord, for letting us ask of You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

As blind Bartimaeus
asked Jesus
that he may
receive his sight

I, too, need eyes
to see with
to walk in
Your love and light.

God bless all you receive from Him today!

Seasoned

 

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“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.”  Mark 9:49 NKJV

Jesus says ‘everyone’.

Thank You, Lord, for knowing how to bring out the best in us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Every sacrifice flavored
with His salt

and every life touched
by His fire

no better way to showcase
our heart’s One

and only
true desire.

God bless you as He seasons you today!

Published in: on July 17, 2014 at 12:23 am  Leave a Comment  
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Who Am I?

 

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” . . .Who do men say that I am? ”  Mark 8:27 NKJV

“And they answered, ‘John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.’ ”  Mark 8:28  NKJV

“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ ”  Mark 8:29

It’s good for me to listen and read who others say He is.

Thank You, Lord, that I can also know who You are for myself.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

You do
all things well

and are here
for everyone

being who we need
at any given moment

Healer, Savior, Friend
and Christ the Son.

God bless you as He reveals Himself to you today!

Traditions

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“For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men . . .”  Mark 7:8 NKJV

Traditions can seem like commandments.

Thank You, Lord, for Your commandments which take precedence over all.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

There are laws
we must adhere to

there are rules
we need apply

but Your commandments
take precedence

even if traditions
get put aside.

God bless you as you obey His commandments today!

Filled

 

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“So they all ate and were filled.”  Mark 6:42 NKJV

Sometimes I walk right past Jesus with my few loaves and fish, trying to help others.

Thank You, Lord, for taking what I put in Your hands and multiplying it.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The needs
are many

the hunger
is real

so I’ll give You
what I have

so they
can be filled.

God bless your loaves and fishes today!

Commotions

 

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“When He came in, He said to them, ‘Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.’ ”  Mark 5:39 NKJV

“And they laughed Him to scorn. But when He had put them all out, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.”  Mark 5:40 NKJV

It isn’t always easy to step away from the emotional tumult and listen to Jesus.

Thank You, Lord, for being the peace and truth we need in the midst of emotional storms.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

You call me out from
the pull of my emotions

to separate me unto
the life of Your truth

not to make me
uncaring or unfeeling

but to grow my love
and trust of You.

God bless you as He meets your emotional needs today!

Sowing and Growing

 

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“But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced; some thirty fold, some sixty and some a hundred.”  Mark 4:8 NKJV

The seed is always ready to grow and bear fruit.

Thank You, Lord, for preparing hearts to hear and accept Your word.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The seed
is always good

no matter where
we sow it

for it’s about
the ground

being prepared
to grow it.

God bless His seed in you!

Published in: on July 9, 2014 at 6:27 am  Comments Off  
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Soft Hearts

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“And He said to them, ‘Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?’  But they kept silent.”  Mark 3:4 NKJV

Matthew 3:5 tells us Jesus was grieved by their silence, by the hardness of their hearts.

Thank You, Lord, for softening my heart as I surrender it to You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Is it lawful to do good or evil
to save life or to kill?

The answer seems so obvious
but You ask me still

because my heart can harden
and my love become nil

oh keep me forever softened
to Your mercy and Your will.

God bless you as you stay soft toward Him today!

Published in: on July 7, 2014 at 11:51 pm  Comments Off  
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