Be My Guide (a reblog)

In response to the Daily Post prompt Abide, here is a poem I posted back in September: 🙂

Following Him Beside Still Waters

It seems that with this one, I wanted to see how many times I could rhyme with “guide” and still have a poem that makes sense. XD All joking aside, here is another poem with a very different rhyming pattern. A couple of lines near the middle is based on 2nd Cor:5:17 (Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.) and a couple of lines near the end is based on Gal:2:20 (I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.)

Hope y’all have a great weekend! ♥

Be My Guide

In this wicked world, I abide

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Once Can Never Suffice

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Once Can Never Suffice

I shout the Good News from the mountaintop.
Loudly, my vocals rebound off the canyon.
Nothing in this world can make me stop.
My voice bounces around and goes on and on.

Singing praises once can never suffice;
I praise You where sounds echo,
So that You get to hear it twice.
My Savior, that is how I show,

You how much I adore You, how much I care;
That for a sinner like me, You would die;
I am afraid of heights, yet I climb up there,
To praise Your name in the lapis lazuli sky!

His Loving Sacrifice

His Loving Sacrifice

Jesus Christ’s fate,
God giving the life of His Son,
More than compensated
The penalty for our transgressions

His loving sacrifice
Upon that cross
More than sufficed
Because Death lost

Its sting and its victory;
On day three when He rose,
And the tomb was empty;
My Savior defeated all His foes!

I know I am bending the rules a bit, but hey, the daily post prompt “sated” is in there… I saw no place that said that the word could not be inside another word. XD

Election Day (U.S.)

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I wasn’t planning to do a post on politics, but I now feel compelled to. I won’t be naming names; that’s not the point of this post. However, it will be quite clear who I didn’t vote for today for president of the U.S. X)

Going on and on about policies and scandals isn’t the point of this post. There is just one topic in the many policies that I want to hit on:

Background: Zacharias and Elisabeth did not have children because she was barren. But an angel of God said they would have a child, and soon, she was carrying John the Baptist. (Luke 1:5-14.) Then the chapter goes on to say this:

Luke 1:5 – 15: For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.

Fast forward. Mary was just told that she was chosen to carry the Son of God. She goes to her cousin Elisabeth to tell her the good news:

Luke 1:40-45: And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.  And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

How can the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost) enter a baby still in the mother’s womb if the baby has no life until it is born? The fact that John the Baptist leaped in Elisabeth’s womb when Mary, carrying the Son of God, approached proves to me that life starts at conception, not at birth. Also, can you imagine what would have happened if Mary had said that she didn’t want Jesus and went to have Him aborted? o_O It is because of this that I cannot vote for anyone who thinks that abortion is okay. I’ll call it what it is: murder. 

“I don’t approve of political jokes. I’ve seen too many of them get elected” (I saw that on a T-shirt and thought it was cute. XD ) and it seems that this year, we have multiple political jokes running for office. But I could not vote for one of them. I had no second thoughts.

 

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In The Silence

I rarely share a poem the same day I write it. I usually go though lots of edits and revisions. But I will actually be on time today to make The Daily Post for this one. 😀 Like many poems I’ve written, “In The Silence” has an unusual rhyming pattern. 🙂

In The Silence

I sit down to read, and prepare to learn
I take a lungful of air to clear my head
And I pray for wisdom before I start

To know You better, my spirit yearns
I stare at the cover of bound leather, red
I crave to be near You with my whole heart

Open the Book; the gold-leaf trim glistens
Absorb text as from the pages, they unfurl
I’m wholly caught up in Your Word

When I quiet my soul and truly listen
When I dampen the noise of the world
It’s in the silence, I hear You, Lord

The Goal

The Goal

I feel like a square peg, being forced into a round hole.
The dark parts along the corners are being stripped away.
I’m leaving a part of myself behind, but isn’t that the goal?
To become closer to You, my Lord, each and every day?

Jesus, take me; and like Play-Doh in Your hands, mold me!
You died for us, so we may live, and I want to live for You.
Please, make me brave and strong according to Your glory.
You paid that hefty price on the cross, so that we could live anew.

Our Joy, our Strength, our Comforter, our Peace;
I need You to see, Son of God, I need your Light!
May Your love for us sinners never cease,
Pillar of Cloud by day and Pillar of Fire by night!

You love me, one among all Your sheep, as you love all;
You know my heart, You know my soul, oh Heavenly Father,
With You, my Shepherd, by my side, I know I’ll never fall;
With your Strength behind me, I shall never falter.

I realize that no matter the hardships we face,
For You, we wholeheartedly and undoubtedly strife;
You are there with us, walking with us, full of grace,
The One who Resurrected, The One Who gave His Life!

James 1:2-4: Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (ESV)

James 1:12: Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him. (ESV)

We all have times when we feel down; hardships, trials, and tests of faith can do that to anyone, and during those times, it is hard to remain steadfast. But with faith in Him, we will persevere to reach the ultimate goal!