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Every Day I Fail

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Every day I tend to fail,

Because I am weak within.

I am easily persuaded,

And fall quickly into sin.

Sin seems to be so tempting,

And I don’t understand why,

When it leads to no good,

And causes me to cry.

 

I am jealous of another.

I want the same things for me.

I am walking in my flesh,

And don’t know how to be free.

I need to act like a Christian.

I need to practice every day.

If I give my concerns to God,

He will surely open the way.

 

The way to true happiness,

Should be joy for my brother,

Instead of wanting what they have,

I should be giving to another.

I find myself wanting more,

And feeling like I have less.

That is when I need to pray.

That is when I need to confess.

 

I need to thank God today,

For what He has for me tomorrow.

I will be still in the waiting,

As I feel joy replace my sorrow.

I find peace in His love,

And His covering on my life.

He is the source of my joy,

And can erase all my strife.

TRW 6-21-18

John 15:8-14

8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

Most people will acknowledge that it makes them feel better to give than to receive, but yet they walk around wanting what others seem to have. We want to have the joy that they seem to have. We like their house or their car. They envy the type of marriage that they seem to have. One of the Ten Commandments  has to do with wanting a neighbor’s wife and another has to do with wanting the neighbor’s goods.

Exodus 20:17 – Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour’s.

James 4:3 – Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.

Romans 7:7 – What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

1 Timothy 6:10 – For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

 

Give God thanks every day for all that He has given you. If you have a need, then go to the Lord and ask for that thing that you need and then let God do it in His time, for His timing is perfect. Find joy for a brother who has good things.

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Your Assignment

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Each person has an assignment,

That has been given from God above,

So we must work with diligence,

And with His patience and love.

If the assignment is from God,

He will supply the tools that you need.

He will give you the ability,

To follow through with the deed.

 

It is a natural ability you have.

It is from your Creator to you.

If He assigns a task in life,

There is nothing you can’t do.

You can be a doctor or lawyer.

You can be a faithful friend.

Your job may be great or small.

The possibilities have no end.

 

Be satisfied with the station in life.

Just do what you do with love.

God will fill in the gaps,

If you rely on His grace from above.

He can see all things from heaven,

As He sits upon His throne.

You are capable of all things,

And you will never walk alone.

 

He will direct your heart.

He will guide your hands,

So listen for His calling,

For you in this earthly land.

Each person has an assignment.

It is so special and unique,

So use all of gifts He gives you,

Use your body for Him to speak.

TRW 6-20-18

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Romans 12:1-21

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.  9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality . 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Slipping Away

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I feel like I’ve been slipping away,

To a place where I should not be.

I committed one little sin after another,

Hoping no one else would see.

 

I was talking about a brother,

I cheated my employer’s time.

God is not comfortable in this body,

Because He is perfect and sublime.

 

I need to make an important choice.

I need to do it today.

Jesus gave His life for my sin,

And I am just turning Him away.

 

Satan is feeling content,

Because he found a way to sneak in,

And he used my mortal body,

And corrupted it with sin.

 

Sin will kill and destroy,

All that God has given to me.

I do not need to follow Satan.

Jesus came to set me free.

 

I am washed free of sin.

As I go to my knees and pray.

I can have a brand new life,

Each and every single day.

 

My God  is ever-patient,

And He lives within my soul.

I will not be torn by sin,

Because my Savior made me whole.

 

TRW 6-18-18

1 John 1:9

 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to 

cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Hebrews 6:4-6 

 For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,  
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 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.
Proverbs 24:16

 For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

2 Corinthians 13:5

 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Jeremiah 3:22

 Return, ye backsliding children, [and] I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou [art] the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 14:7

 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou [it] for thy name’s sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.

 

It would be nice, that if once we were saved, that we would not have to deal with Satan’s lies again. Unfortunately Satan never gives up on us. He will fight for our souls until we pass onto eternity. The Bible speaks of back-sliding in many places and talks of our Father’s forgiveness time and   time again. We cannot just plan on sinning because we know He forgives. Sinning does not sit well with our souls once we have accepted what Jesus did for us. We do not purposely try to hurt someone who loves us so much. Stay focused on the scripture to keep Satan at bay. Use the Name of Jesus to get Satan out of your life. Every day is a challenge to live for Christ.

Big Boots to Fill

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Daddy’s boots are so big.

They are big boots to fill.

They are big when they are busy,

And big when they are still.

 

I remember trying to walk,

In Daddy’s boots when I was small.

He was a man I looked up to.

He was so big and so tall.

 

I didn’t know his weakness,

Because he seemed so strong.

His muscles seemed so big.

His arms seemed so long.

 

He would swoop me up quickly,

As soon as I took a fall.

His kisses were so tender,

And his hugs were the best of all.

 

I wanted to make my Daddy proud.

I loved to hear him say “My Son”,

As he would brag about me to others,

As if I was the only one.

 

Those boots by the door are big,

They are well worn out today.

These boots can work so hard,

But can also be pointed down to pray.

 

My Daddy’s strength come from his Father,

Who has the biggest boots to fill.

My Daddy humbles himself to his Father,

Waiting to do the Father’s will.

 

TRW 6-17-18

Psalm 127

3 Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.

4 As arrows [are] in the hand of a mighty man; so [are] children of the youth.

5 Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

 

Proverbs 22:6 

 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

 

It seems like a natural thing for every little child to try on their Daddy’s shoes or boots and try to walk in them. They may come up to their hips as they drag those big boots across the floor. Usually when they try, they end up falling down, but that does not discourage them from trying again. Blessed is the little boy who has a daddy that they can look up to. Unfortunately there are many men who do not take the right paths in life and have not led their children in the right direction. It is good for every young man-child to know that they have a Father in heaven, Who has REALLY big boots to fill, but He is a Father who will be honored if you try to follow Him. He will always smile at your efforts and will always be there to swoop you up as you tumble and fall. He will not put you down for your efforts, but will raise you up as if on Eagle’s wings.

Daddy’s Arms

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Daddy’s arms are big,

And Daddy’s arms are strong.

He will protect me with His love,

And keep me from all harm.

 

To him I am the greatest gift,

That God could ever give.

He would give his very life,

So that I would safely live.

 

His days of labor are great.

He provides for his kids and wife.

He wants only the best there is,

To give them a better life.

 

He calls on the Name of Jesus,

As he covers their doors with prayer.

He calls out to his Father in heaven.

For pain and burdens to be spared.

 

Daddy has total confidence,

That Jesus gave His all for him.

His loving Father provided a way,

To take away all of his sin.

 

Fathers God’s arms are big,

And His arms are always strong.

He will protect me with His love,

And keep me from all harm.

 

It is with this confidence in God,

That me and my Daddy can rest at night,

Knowing God has us all covered,

And that everything will be alright.

 

TRW 6-8-18

Matthew 11:28

 

 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

      

The covering of a father is a great blessing. A good father does all he can to take care of his family and then he rests, as God completes the task. My son prays over the doors of his children’s bedroom after they have gone to bed for God to protect them and keep them safe as they sleep. He prays for their lives to be good and for their health. There are not enough words for a father to express how much he loves his children. A good father takes his concerns to God and asks for God’s favor and covering over his children. With faith and confidence in the love of God, a good daddy, understands just how great a father’s love is. When my husband had open heart surgery, he went into surgery at peace because he knew that His Father had this day covered. I was not allowed to stay the first night, as he was still in recovery, I asked my son to pray over the doors of the recovery until before we left that night, so that we could all go home and rest in the confidence that God has all things covered. This was one of the greatest days in my life, as my sons prayed for their dad before we left. I feel so blessed that my children have a praying dad and we have praying sons and my grandchildren have praying dads. There is strength and power in a Father’s Blessing. Although my daddy died when I was three, I always pictured him asking God to protect me from all harm as he watched me from heaven up above. This provided me with comfort, even in the absence of my earthly father. I knew that my Father God always carried me safely in His arms and held me gently at night.

Idle Words

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Idle words of judgment,

Will come back and judge you.

It is better not to speak,

And let your ager show through.

 

When you feel an anger,

That is swelling up within,

Keep your thoughts to yourself,

To avoid the hurt of sin.

 

Idle words can cut others feelings.

It is a hurt that won’t go away.

You have taken away their joy,

And caused another to stray.

 

Anger has a way of growing.

It can be passed from one to another.

It separates us from our friends,

And sisters and brothers.

 

Idle words can break a trust,

Between neighbors and friends.

Words will come back to you,

And hurt you in the end.

 

Use your words wisely,

To help bring another up.

When they are dealing with trouble,

In a world that is so corrupt.

 

A loving word is precious.

Words are a gift worth giving.

They can penetrate a heart,

And make a life worth living.

 

TRW 6-15-18

Matthew 7:1-4

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

 

Idle words are not only a waste of time, but can also be detrimental to a relationship between God’s people. Bullies cause much harm with their words. Even if a person does not like someone else, their words can cut like a knife and can make a person feel negatively about themselves. Remember that Satan can use words as an avenue to sin. It is his purpose to break your joy. Joy comes from the Lord. Sorrow comes from Satan. Use your words to bring happiness to someone else, to encourage them, to soothe them and to show them love. Also a person must be careful about non-verbal communication. There is a statement that:  “if looks could kill, you’d be dead”. Do not be the one to cause such misery to one of God’s creations. Use your words to lift people up and not to put them down.

Recipe for Success

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A recipe for success in life,

Has to start with faith and trust.

You will need to read the directions.

The right ingredients is a must.

The flour is God’s love,

And is the base for it all.

Without the yeast of growth,

The product will surely fall.

 

The flavoring that is added,

Makes it different to each ones taste.

Without some salt or sugar,

The time spent is just a waste.

The salt is the Spirit of God,

Which keeps His love within.

The sugar will tantalize the taste buds

But excessiveness may lead to sin.

 

Life can be naturally sweet,

But only if you can taste the love.

It is His special ingredient,

That is sprinkled from heaven above.

The egg is essential to hold,

The ingredients all together.

The success of the consumer,

Will not depend upon the weather.

 

The storms of life may frighten,

And try to ruin the core,

But if you sprinkle in the condiments,

You’ll find yourself wanting more.

God’s love is so sweet,

He can satisfy every life.

He has the secret ingredients,

That covers all forms of strife.

TRW 6-13-18

Psalms 34:8

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Philippians 1:11

Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

 

God has given us the recipe book that will give us a good life. The Bible tells us how to find the sweet taste of life with the right balance to have success in life. God restored our righteousness through the sacrifice of Jesus blood on the cross. Jesus is the balance in the successful life. His fruit is naturally sweet and is not artificially flavored. Some things in life taste sweet, but may be a trick from Satan, that will lead to your destruction rather than your growth.  Do not put the recipe book on the shelf, but keep it opened so that you will use the ingredients often, until you can make the food taste good each and every time, so that others will want the food which you are eating. Jesus is the “Bread of Life” and He will offer you a successful life.

The Rewarder

 

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God knows where you are at.

He hears you as you cry.

He will right the wrongs,

And wipe the tears from your eyes.

 

He understands your worries.

He understands your fears.

He will lift you up from troubles,

And gently take away the tears.

 

He knows you hate the waiting,

And you want your rewards right now.

But you may need to wait a while.

Pray and he’ll show you how.

 

You may not understand,

The perfection of His timing,

Instead of acting as a spoiled child,

With crying and with whining.

 

Take a chance on believing,

That the Word written is true.

You must seek Him with diligence,

And He promises to reward you,

 

You please God with your faith.

You need to wait for rewards to follow.

The rewards may not come today,

And may not even come tomorrow.

 

Remember, His timing is perfect,

And He knows what is just right.

Look forward to each and every day,

And get restful sleep at night.

 

TRW 6-12-18

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Luke 6:38 

 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

We are an “instant” generation. We want instant gratification.  We may be following someone on the highway, but feel a need to get ahead of them, rather than to follow them. We pass them and then catch up with someone else and have a need to pass them too. We have computers and “high speed” internet, but get aggravated as we wait for the internet to respond to the push of a button.

We ask God to bring us success in our job, but do not want to put in the years it takes to learn from our mistakes and do the job with more perfection, until our lives run smooth at work.  When we are frustrated with our kids just being kids, we can’t wait until our kids grow up and then when they are grown we want them to be sweet and little again. We really don’t know what we want, so we need to rely on God and His love and wisdom to reward us in the right time. We need to show our faith in His timing and that everything will be alright.

My Son

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I see in you my son,

God’s grace and perfection.

My love for you my son,

May come in form of correction.

The road to success,

Will require choices in life,

Choices that lead to peace,

And not to turmoil and strife.

 

Wisdom is a much better gift,

Than mountains of riches and gold.

It will give you sweet sleep,

So listen to what you’ve been told.

Sort out the good and the bad,

As my advice may not be sound,

But I want what is best for you,

So take the time to look around.

 

Trust in your father’s love.

There is none like it on earth.

I would give my life for you my son,

And have admired you since your birth.

I smile at your physical attributes,

But I also see your heart and soul.

I am proud of who you are becoming,

And that Jesus has made you whole.

 

You will soar like the eagles,

As you fly toward your dreams.

I will imagine things with you,

As I listen to your schemes.

I have watched you learn in life.

I have watched you struggle and grow,

But my greatest assurance my son,

Is that God’s love you know.

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Proverbs 3:11-24

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

 

Fathers are grown up little boys. They have a great desire to achieve many things, but their greatest joy comes in a successful life of their children. A father’s rest is sweet, if he sees his children making good choices in life. His prayers are answered as he sees his children grow in wisdom. His task in life will be accomplished as he sees his children having the peace of God flow over their lives. A father’s main goal in life is to see his children walking in confidence and doing good for others. He loves your sleep to be sweet when you are an infant and when you are an adult. You are sons and daughters of the Creator of the Universe, and it is His goal for you to gain in wisdom and to have peace in your life.

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