Everlasting Joy

I will heal
your broken heart

comforting you
as you mourn

giving you joy
everlasting

garments of praise
to adorn.

You establish my everlasting joy.

“He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted . . .to comfort all who mourn, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Everlasting joy shall be theirs.” Isaiah 61:1,2,3,7 NKJV

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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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A Holy Day

“‘This day is holy to the LORD your God, do not mourn nor weep.”  For all the people wept, when they heard the word of the LORD. ”  Nehemiah 8:9

“And all the people went their way to eat and drink, to send portions and rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that were declared to them.”  Nehemiah 8:12

There is a sorrow that leads to repentance , when we hear God’s word and are convicted.

Lord, we thank You for not wanting us to mourn and grieve forever, but desire to forgive us and pour out Your love, joy and understanding upon us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

From Weeping to Rejoicing

When I first heard Your Word
and understood my sin

I asked for forgiveness
and was born again

You trade my sorrows
for Your joy and strength

adding to my days
Love’s eternal length.

In Mourning

“And Samuel went no more to see Saul until the day of his death. Nevertheless, Samuel mourned for Saul, and the Lord regretted He had made Saul King over Israel.” 1 Samuel 15:25

How often do I mourn for those who are disobedient?

Lord, we desire to not just write someone off who has turned away from You, but to grieve for them in prayer. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Grieving for the Strayed

Sure of what they’re doing
there are those who have strayed

feeling they are right
but they have turned away

this is not a time for anger
or self-righteous pride

but a time for mourning
staying at God’s side.

* Note *
The next chapter starts out . . .”Then the Lord said to Samuel, ‘How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel’?” 1 Samuel 16:1
hmmm . . .egg on face. ” 🙂

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His Beauty Meets Attitudes

“Blessed are . . .”  Matthew 5:3

Jesus goes on to say blessed are the poor, the mourning, the meek, the persecuted.  Obviously He sees things much differently than I.

Oh Jesus, please help me remember that there is more to what I see and understand.  Here’s a simple poem . . .

Blessed Ones

You sat upon the mountain
with the masses down below

and when You opened Your mouth
the beautitudes did flow

and we’re still taught
by every word You spoke.

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