For Me

 

Oh the humility
of Christ

Who contains the fullness
of diety

yet came down
as a man

giving Himself unto death
for me.

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You are with me and give me an attitude of selfless humility.

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“. . . He humbled Himself [still further] by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

Philippians 2:8 AMP

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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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King Jesus

“Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:

JESUS OF NAZARETH
THE KING OF THE JEWS (John 19:19)

Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. (John 19:20)

Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews”.'” (John 19:21)

Despite the objections, the title remained.

Thank You, Lord, for establishing Your Kingdom, even when we don’t know just how much we need You as our King. And here’s a simple poem . . .

His Kingdom Come

You say rightly
that I am King
and it is for
this very thing
that I have come
into the world
to establish My Kingdom
and let Truth rule.

Father, Forgive Them

“Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do’. And they divided His garments and cast lots.” Luke 23:34

It sure seems like they knew what they were doing. And when I’m wronged, that is most likely what goes through my mind too, rather than how Jesus viewed it.

Oh Lord, we desire to be as willing to forgive as You are. And here’s a simple poem . . .

What We Do

Jesus knew they didn’t know
Who He really was
even when they nailed Him
there upon that cross,

and each time we hurt someone
do we realize the cost,
that the road to forgiveness is purely paved
with the blood that Jesus lost?

The Narrow Gate

“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” Luke 13:24

If the gate is narrow, there must be a good reason.

Lord, please help me keep stripped down of any unnecessary baggage [attitudes, false beliefs, prejudices] that makes me too wide to fit through. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Entering

The gate is narrow
Your arms are wide
as the cross
upon which You died

and I’m so, so thankful
there is any width of way
so I’ll strive to enter
just as You say.

A Sign From Heaven

“Then the Pharisees and Sadducees  came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven.”
“He answered and said to them, ‘ . . .You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.”  Matthew 16:1-3

When traveling, I depend on signs all the time.  Route signs, exit signs, street signs and even stop signs.

Jesus, thank You for leaving us sign after sign, pointing to You..  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Salvation Sign

Cruising down life’s highway
making pretty good time
until it turned into a race
one not of Your design.

Please keep me on the road
that leads to Your cross
the sign of my salvation
that stays me from getting lost.

Has Jesus left you a sign today?

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