The Hope of the Promise

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“And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.”  Acts 26:6 NKJV

Jesus is our Hope and our Promise.

Thank You, Lord, for the hope Your promises contain.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Jesus is the hope
of the promise

that God gave us
long before

coming to bring
forgiveness

and eternal life
restore.

God bless you as you have Hope today!

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Affirmed To Be Alive

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“When the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation against him of such things as I supposed,
but had some questions against him about their own religion and about one, Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.”  Acts 25:18-19 NKJV

We can affirm He is alive too.

Thank You, Lord, for being our risen Savior.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Satan thought
that he could kill You

but we affirm
You are alive

living strong
inside each of us

risen to
Your Father’s side.

God bless you as you celebrate Jesus today!

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With Joy

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” . . .the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.” Acts 20:23 NKJV
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”  Acts 20:24 NKJV

The joy of the Lord is our strength.

Thank You, Lord, for giving us the strength to finish the race with joy.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Trials, troubles
and tribulations
lie ahead
for each of us

but can never
remove the joy
of testifying
unto Jesus.

God bless you with joy as you testify to the gospel of His grace.

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Through His Grace

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“Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?”  Acts 15:10 NKJV
“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”  Acts 15:11 NKJV

Only Jesus saves.

Thank You, Lord, for Your saving grace.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

No more burdens
must we bear

from heavy yokes
we are spared

for now we trust
and have faith

that only by Jesus
are we saved.

God bless you and save you today!

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Where To Look

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“But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” Acts 7:55 NKJV

Stephen knew where to look.

Thank You, Lord, for Your glory.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Help me look
upon You, Lord
there at the Father’s
right hand

so that Your glory
can overshadow
all that will yet
happen.

God bless you as you look unto Him!

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By The Name Of Jesus

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“. . .let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.” Acts 4:10 NKJV
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 NKJV

Only by Jesus, am I still standing here today.

Thank You, Lord, for the power of Your name.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

We will call
on Your name, Jesus
for no other name
will do

no other name
can save us
no other can see
us through.

God bless you as you call on His name today!

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Witnesses To Me

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“And He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.’ ” Acts 1:7 NKJV
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 NKJV

There are things I don’t have to know about because God does.

Thank You, Lord, for being in control so we can be Your witnesses. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Do not struggle
with times and seasons

I will tell you
what you need to know

to be My witness
where I place you

to share the gospel
wherever you go.

God bless you – His witness – today!

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Enough

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“Then Israel said, ‘It is enough, Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.'”  Genesis 45:28 NKJV

There is another Son who is alive.

Thank You, Lord, for always being enough for us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

What I need
to remember
most
desperately

is I
have You
and You
have me.

God bless you as He is enough for you today!

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Clearing Ourselves

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“Then Judah said, ‘What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how shall we clear ourselves?’ ”  Genesis 44:16 NKJV

How desperate the brothers must have felt.

Thank You, Lord, for clearing us when we come to You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

What can we do
what can we say
how can we clear
ourselves today?

There is a One
Who is the Way
let’s go to Jesus
now and pray.

God bless you as He clears away your past.

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Name Change

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“And so it was, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-Oni*, but his father called him Benjamin.**”  Genesis 35:13 NKJV

*Literally Son of My Sorrow
**Literally Son of the Right Hand

Labels and names can begin to define us.

Thank You, Lord, for giving us new identities in You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The label
that they give you

and the things
that they say

can never
define you

only Jesus
may.

God bless the you He says you are today!

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