Great Mercy

“Now Elizabeth’s full time came for her to be delivered and she brought forth a son.”  Luke 1:57 NKJV

“When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her.”  Luke 1:58  NKJV

I love to share about the great things He has done.

Thank You, Lord, for Your ever and ongoing mercy.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

He who is mighty
has always done
such great things
for me

so when others hear
they rejoice
that such great mercy
can be.

God bless you as others see and hear about His great mercy to you!

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It Shall Come To Pass

“And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, The LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.”  Zechariah 14:16 NJKV

I understand why people often read the end of a book first.

Thank You, Lord, for telling us the whole story, so we can be prepared, can persevere, and praise You always. And here’s a simple poem . . .

 

It shall come to pass

that everyone left

 

will go up

to worship the King

 

for He is worthy

and wonderful

 

the Lord of hosts

and everything.

 

God bless you as you worship Him now.

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As Gold Is Tested

“I will bring the one-third through the fire

Will refine them as silver is refined,

and test them as gold is tested.

They will call on My name

And I will answer them.

I will say, ‘This is My people’;

And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.'”  Zechariah 13:9

 

Silver and gold must be tested and refined in order to be used.

Thank You, Lord, for Your great mercy that enables us to persevere.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

 

Behold, these are the ones

who’ve been refined

 

by the

hottest fire.

 

I answer when

they call on Me

 

and am their

One Desire.

 

God bless you as you are refined and tested today!

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Look On Me

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they have pierced. . .”  Zechariah 12:10

He was pierced for all our sins.

Thank you, Lord, for the grace to look unto You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

 

I will pour out grace

and supplication

 

so that you

can look

 

upon Me

the One you pierced

 

and the One

that you forsook.

 

God bless you as you look on Him today!

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Blessed Be The Lord

“. . . Those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich,’ and their shepherds do not pity them.”  Zechariah 11:5 NKJV

Chapter 11 was a tough one for me.

Thank You, Lord, for being our Good Shepherd.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

 

Blessed be the Lord

for He is rich

 

in mercy

and in grace

 

and may I use

all I have

 

to bring glory

to His name.

 

God bless you as you lovingly care for those He calls you to.

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I Will

“I will bring them back

Because I have mercy on them.”  Zechariah 10:6

 

God’s mercy is a powerful thing.

Thank you, Lord, for all Your mercy has done, is doing and will yet do.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

 

I will strengthen them

and save them

 

I will hear them

and have mercy

 

I will bring them back

and redeem them

 

so they will increase

and rejoice in Me.

 

God bless you with His great mercy!

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Prisoners Of Hope

“Return to the stronghold,

You prisoners of hope.”  Zechariah 9:12

 

Hope can be a stronghold.

Thank You,  Lord, for setting us free to hope.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

 

Rescued from

the waterless pit

 

we are now

His prisoners of hope

 

set free to believe

love and trust

 

in the center of

His strong hold.

 

God bless you as you hope in Him today!

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God With You

“Yes, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek The Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.”  Zechariah 8:22 NKJV

Israel is indeed His Holy Land.

Thank You, Lord, for determining to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. (Zechariah 8:15). And here’s a simple poem . . .

 

We will say

let’s go and pray

before the Lord

in Jerusalem

 

grasping the sleeves

of Jewish men

because we’ve heard

God’s with them.

 

God bless you as you pray and seek Him!

 

 

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For Me?

“Say to all the people of the land, and to the priests:  ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months during those seventy years, did you really fast for Me – for Me?’ ”  Zechariah 7:5

Should you not have obeyed the words which the LORD proclaimed . . .”  Zechariah 7:7

I can get a little too caught up in what I’m doing.

Thank You, Lord, for helping me to listen and obey You today.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

 

Is what you’re doing

really for Me

 

or is it

more for you?

 

Please stop and listen

hear My words

 

then obey

and follow through.

 

God bless you as you obey Him today!

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The Branch

“Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!

From His place He shall branch out;

And He shall build the temple of the LORD;

Yes, He shall build the temple of the LORD.

He shall bear the glory,

and shall sit and rule on His throne . . .”  Zechariah 6:12-13

 

Branches reach out.

Thank You, Lord, for reaching out and building Your temple inside of us.  And here’s a simple poem. . .

 

You are the only One

who can build the temple

and carry all the glory

that You bear

 

while You reign and rule

upon Your throne

yet reach out to us

everywhere.

 

God bless you as He branches out into your life!

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