Desired

 

Just as I
chose Zion
now I also
desire you

to be clothed in My
salvation and joy
that will show through
all you do.

A laid down life is desired by God.

“For Your servant David’s sake, do not turn away the face of Your Anointed. For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation : ‘This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it’. I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.” Psalm 132:10,13,14,16 NKJV

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My Help

 

praying everything
stays alive
until their return

Seeing a wilting cucumber plant from the kitchen window, we hurry outside to water it.

“You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay. Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; and let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified”. “. Psalm 70:4,5

I am your help
and your deliverer
I will
not delay

to make glad
those who seek Me
who magnify
Me today.

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Troubled

imageflower petals

heavy

with beetles

 

These beetles seem very determined.

“And do not hide Your face from Your servant, for I am in trouble. Draw near to my soul and redeem it; deliver me because of my enemies. Reproach has broken my heart , and I am full of heaviness.  Let Your salvation , O God, set me up on high.”  Psalm 69:17,18,20,29 NKJV

Though you are troubled

I am near you

redemption and deliverance

are mine

for I comfort

the broken hearted

My salvation sets you

on high.

 

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Fallen

 

image

wet dirt and flowers

scooped back into fallen pot

with bare hands

 

Fallen. Broken. Ruined. Messy. But our God saves.

 

“Have mercy on me, O LORD!

. . .You who lift me up from the gates of death

That I may tell of all Your praise . . .

I will rejoice in Your salvation.”    Psalm 9:13-14  NKJV

 

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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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Salvation

“After these things I looked and behold a great multitude which no one could number . . .crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”  Revelation 7:9-10 NKJV

God is the Creator and Owner of salvation.

Thank You, Jesus, for the gift of salvation when we come to You and ask.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Salvation belongs
to You
without You
it could not be

by Your sacrifice
we are saved
to live for You
eternally.

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Praying From the Fish’s Belly

“Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly.”  Jonah 2:1

“And he said:
I cried out to the Lord  because of my affliction
And He answered me.
Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And you heard my voice.”  Jonah 2:2

Though in a fish’s belly, Jonah recognized he’d been saved.

Thank You, God, for hearing my voice and saving me out of the belly of Sheol.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Even if I’m downcast
and afflicted
with waves and billows
rolling over me

let me remember how great
is my Salvation
how You swallowed up sin
at Calvary.

God bless you as you cry out to Him today!

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Beautifying Humble

“For the LORD takes pleasure in His
people;
He will beautify the humble with
salvation.”  Psalm 149:4

I’m not sure we could see the beauty of  “humble” without Jesus.

Lord, may we live beautifully humbled by Your salvation.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Beauty of Salvation

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Beautifully humble
marvelously low

none of this makes sense
in a world that’s all show

only through Jesus
and the salvation He brings

can the last become first
and the child-like become kings

“You Open Your Hand”

“The LORD upholds all who fall,
And raises up all those who are
bowed down.
The eyes of all look expectantly to
You,
And You give them their food in
due season.
You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living
thing.”    Psalm 145:14-16

When I’m typing at the computer and Aubrey is close by, she reaches her hand out for me to touch with mine, desiring to stay connected.

Lord, we thank You for Your open hand policy with us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Palms of Grace

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His open hand upholds us
whenever we do fall
and is sure to lift us when
we’re weighed down by it all.

Our eyes look expectantly
to His blood streaked face
our desires satisfied by His
pierced palms of salvation grace.

Made Known

“The LORD has made known His
salvation;
His righteousness He has openly
shown in the sight of the nations.”  Psalm 98:2

Jesus had / has a very public ministry.

Lord, thank You for always making Yourself known to us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Right Here

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My salvation
I have made known

My righteousness
is clearly shown

so you can come to Me
for I am here

seek Me
for I am near.

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