For It Is Written


You will be tempted
again and again
but remember you
can say

what is written
in My word
and send the devil

You establish Your word in me when I am being tempted.

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Then Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan ! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ Then the devil left Him and behold, Angels came and ministered to Him.” Matthew 4:1,10,11 NKJV

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The Things of God

“Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, ‘Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You.'”  Matthew 16:22 NKJV

“But He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of man.'”  Matthew 16:23 NKJV

God has to keep correcting me from encouraging according to the things of men instead of the things of Him.

Thank You, Lord, for keeping us mindful of You and Your Kingdom ways.  And here is a simple poem . . .


When someone is downhearted
or in need of a helping hand

let me come to You first, Lord
to see if I can

offer an encouragement
from Your word and  in Your name

not just from myself
out of fear and pride’s domain.

God bless you as you stay mindful of Him today!

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“Since Man Was Placed On Earth”

“Then Zaphar the Naamathite answered and said, . . .
‘Do you not know this of old,
Since man was placed on earth,
That the triumphing of the wicked is short
And the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment
‘.”  Job 20:1,4-5

Zaphar gave a good speech on the wicked, but Job wasn’t wicked.

Lord, please help us forgive  friends and family when they accuse us, knowing it is truly the accuser of the brethren speaking through them.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Where We Are At

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Satan is a liar
there’s no end to what he’ll do

to deceive and discourage us
trying to tear us away from You

even to speaking
through friends and family

but nothing can change Whose we are
and where we’re at, eternally.

Moved By ?

“Now Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.”  1 Chronicles 21:1

There are any number of things we can be moved by in a day.

Lord, may we be moved by what moves You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Such As These

You aren’t moved by
threats and lies

temptations dressed up
in disguise

but by love and honest prayers
heart-soaked cries

Oh Lord, may such as these
move I.

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Throw Yourself Down

“Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, ‘If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here’.” Luke 4:9

Jesus did not needlessly throw Himself down from the temple’s pinnacle. Instead, He chose to lay down His life for us on a cross.

Oh Lord, help us to throw ourselves down at the foot of the cross from any high place we’ve perched upon. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Because He Wanted To

He multiplied fish and bread
turned water to wine
healed the sick, raised the dead
gave sight to the blind.
He did whatever
God wanted Him to do
even endured the cross
for me and for you.

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