In The Cross

 

Let it be in Your cross
that I glory

into Your sacrifice
I lean

crucified to
the things of this world

let it be to You
I cling.

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You are with me so I can die to the world.

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“But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

Galatians 6:14. NKJV

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In The Spirit

 

We live and walk
in the Spirit

by which Jesus
set us free

to love and serve
one another

to wait and hope
eagerly.

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I can be Spirit led for You are with me.

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“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”

“For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.”

“For you brethren have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

Galatians 5:1,5,13,25 NKJV

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Abba Father

 

In the fullness of time
God sent forth His Son

that we might become
sons and daughters

redeemed from the law
with His Soirit in our hearts

we cry out to Him
‘Abba, Abba Father’.

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You are with me and adopt me as Your own.

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“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law , to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”

“And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba Father!'”

“Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

Galatians 4:4,5,6,7. NKJV

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Through Faith

 

We are heirs
according to the promise

through faith
in the Son

children of God
clothed with His love

baptized
into one.

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You are with me and I am Yours.

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“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither ale nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

“And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Galatians 3:26,27,28,29. NKJV

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By Faith

 

I am not justified
by works

but by my faith
in Christ

for with Him I’ve
been crucified

so in me
He’s alive.

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I can live by faith for You are with me.

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“. . . knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have been blessed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.”

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Galatians 2:16,20 NKJV

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God Glorified

 

May they glorify God
in me

may He be who
they see

and not who
I used to be

may they glorify God
in me.

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You are with me and are glorified in me.

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“And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ.”

“But they were hearing only, ‘He who formally persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.’ “

“And they glorified God in me.”

Galatians 1:22,23,24. NKJV

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Doing Good

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”   Galatians 6:10

It’s fun to do good in general, but it brings me a special joy to be able to do something good for a fellow believer.

Lord, thank You for those opportunities to do good, and for placing the “good” in us that we do.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Extra Joy

So fun to surprise
with a good deed
to even do it
anonymously
and when it’s for someone
who also believes
His love spreads ever
more joyously.

Liberty

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”  Galatians 5:1

My youngest likes to dress up plastic horses.  Sometimes I’m not sure if I’ll manage to get them undone again.

Lord, please come and undo me once again from what I’ve gotten tangled in.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Please Undo Me

I stand
like Lady Liberty
awash
in His mercy
arms raised
to the One who frees
who knows
how to undo me.

Received As Angels

“And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.”  Galatians 4:14

I am continuously amazed by those under going trials, yet bearing such an intense praise and worship for Jesus.

Thank You, Lord, for Your angels who despite trials in their flesh, minister to us in Your name so beautifully.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Suffering Saints

While bodies undergo
pain and distress
minds and hearts focus
on their beloved Jesus
ministering to us
in Your Holy name
suffering saints
bringing You glory and fame.

Sons Through Faith

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”  Galatians 3:26

Being sons and daughters of God denotes a valued and close relationship.

Lord,  may we live out our lives as Your children, much loved and delighted in.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Living As Beloved

Lord let us live out
this wonderful truth

that we are beloved
and treasured by You

that Your heart has room for
more to be as we are

Your arms stretching out
both near to us and far.

 

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