If I could write a symphony While I’m down here on my knees And If the melody could melt a room like wax It still wouldn’t be enough To express all that You have done. If I could sing like angel choirs And light the stage with flames of fire And if my voice could […]Heart Songs — Pippi’s Poetry
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20 NIV The Lord always wants what is best for us, so it’s important to follow His instructions for our lives. Although we may not always understand why He is leading us in a certain direction, we can […]Trust And Be Blessed — Drawing Closer to Christ
I will sing praise to the Lord my God. He knew me in my mother’s womb, nurtured me, taught me His ways and raised me to speak His heart. I will take refuge in Him, for I know He will deliver me from all my trials. “I will give to the LORD the thanks due […]Sing Praise to the Lord — Looking to God
I am …. Forgiven “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 ESV “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 Meditate on this truth today. If you have given Jesus Lordship of your life, rulership […]I am… FORGIVEN — Who I am in Jesus
May the eyes of your faith, be so enlightened . . . may the hope of Jesus be in you heightened. For there is great power, when in God we do trust for He has put His spirit right into each one of us. May your confidence, be filled with God’s might so the hope […]May You Be Enlightened~ — CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann
Father God, Sometimes I am overwhelmed with the problems in this world. There is so much work to do, and I am tired. Help me to be like Abraham who did not stagger at Your promise. Even though he had to be stumped with the impossibility of the situation (You promised him a son when […]Monday Morning Prayer — GraceSpeak
Within a moments’ noticeWisdom was gone. There was no note,-nothing. All I have to remember her byare the memoriesof the lessons that she once taught me. Wisdomis a beautiful gift from God.And I begin to search for what can be found. I then ask The Lord to forgive meand for His grace and mercy to […]Chasing Wisdom —
John 12; 37-50
Belief and Unbelief Among the Jews
37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: “Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.” 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him. 42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved human praise more than praise from God. 44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. 47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. 49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
As the varied way of life we journey,
Come the plains and then the mountainside,
Come the days of joy when birds are singing,
And the world is fair and sweet and wide;
Then a deeper joy comes, overfilling,
From the everlasting throne of love,
And all other joy is but an echo
From the ever-blessed heights above.
There are shadows on the earthly pathway
Where, at times uncertainly, we tread;
In perplexity we halt and linger
Till our faith again is upward led.
For the heights of truth are ever calling,
And celestial radiance from afar
On our pilgrim way is gently falling
For our comfort where the shadows are.
In the days of peace and golden sunshine,
In the days of joy. or days of woe,
There is confidence in him who holds us;
There is light to guide us here below.
And beyond await the heights of rapture
Where all earthly joys, transcended, fade
In the glory of the Saviour’s presence,
In the home eternal he has made.