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I Never Saw it as Wrong

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I Never Saw it as Wrong

I never saw it as wrong,

I got caught up in the act.

I responded as an emotion,

Instead of seek the facts.

I heard it from a friend,

Or were they a friend at all.

I used their gossip to spread,

And caused another to fall.

 

I stole someone’s happiness.

I didn’t mean for it to offend.

I disrupted their peace,

When I was supposed to be a friend.

It was just a tidbit of gossip,

That brought no value to life.

Instead of building them up,

I brought their day more strife.

 

I separated them from happiness.

I let Satan mess with their day.

I didn’t think before I acted,

And so harm was sent their way.

I didn’t think they would hear it.

It was just gossip that I spread.

It was like a raging fire,

That tormented their head.

 

It helped to destroy their peace.

I found no way to build them up.

Instead of walking in love,

I made the day sad and corrupt.

I must stop before I speak,

And think of who it affected.

I should be a friend who was willing,

To keep another protected.

TRW 10-17-17

Ephesians 4:29 

 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 16:28

 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Proverbs 11:13 

 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Proverbs 20:19

 He that goeth about [as] a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

 

 

One of the easiest sins to get caught up in is gossip. Gossip may even be the truth, but if it does not build a person up, then it may be responsible for destroying another person’s peace.  We are to walk in love and not in corruption. Satan loves it when we take to gossip. It is like destroying two or more people with one sin; the person who is gossiping and the persons who they were talking about. Satan is a liar and a thief. He wants to destroy all peace in a person’s life. Satan is the biggest gossip of all. He will tell you that someone does not like you. He will tell you that you are unworthy of any good. He uses people to spread such lies that hurt another person. Think before you speak and if the words you use do not build up another person, then it is possibly the work of Satan. Do not let him use you for his evil.

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Live Life With Excellence

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Live Life With Excellence

Live life with excellence.

Live your life well.

Give your life to God,

Avoiding the stench of hell.

Live life with excellence.

Do all things with love.

Use the wisdom of the Father,

Who is watching from above.

 

Wives submit to your husband.

Husbands treat you wife well.

Do not chastise your children,

Making life a living hell.

Be a good employee.

Be a faithful friend.

Life can be more peaceful,

As we serve unto the end.

 

Train one another in love.

Do whatever it takes.

Forgive your friends and enemies.

Overlook what you see as mistakes.

Because you love God above,

Life can be filled with peace.

Live a life of excellence,

And give your heart release.

 

Release your heart to care,

For others along life’s way,

So that you will act like Jesus,

Where one day you will stay.

You were made with excellence,

And excellent you can be,

If you live for your Master.

Love will set you free.

TRW 10-17-17

Colossians 3:14-17

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

A life of excellence is what was meant for you and is expected of you by God above. He made man with perfection. Sin came in and corrupted a perfect replica of God. God made us in His image and likeness. God is love and He expects us to walk in love and to do good toward others. This is a life of excellence. Man cannot be perfect, because Satan is always ready to tempt them and does not want man to live to their “God-given” potential. Every day there is a battle between evil and excellence. Live in excellence. It is the way to peace, happiness and satisfaction in life.

Seeking the Truth

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Seeking the Truth

Spending time with God,

Seeking all that you can.

Wanting only the truth,

From the Great I AM.

 

Wanting to know it all,

As we walk on this earth.

Knowing the Spirit in you,

As you have a new birth.

 

You were made brand new,

So don’t accept corruption in.

Desire only truth and good,

Avoiding all forms of sin.

 

Sin separates you from God,

And lets the devil have his way.

Holy is what God made you.

Righteous is where you want to stay.

 

Truth can be found in Him.

He will share what you need.

He will supply all you require,

To finish each given deed.

 

He will not ask you to do,

Anything all alone.

He has your steps marked,

On your pathway home.

 

Truth is not confusing.

It is actually simple, you’ll find.

Truth is loving one another.

Love gives you peace of mind.

 

TRW 10-16-17

Colossians 3:1-2

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

 

Matthew 7:7

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Matthew 7:8

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

In our earthly bodies we have so many desires. We want, we want, we want. We always want more. We have to be careful not to let those things of the world drive our actions. We need to keep our desires on what is good and acceptable to God. We do not need all the things which we seek on this earth. We also do not need to know everything about God and His plan for our life. We should seek that knowledge, but cannot become discouraged when we mess up and find ourselves in a predicament that we allowed to happen while we were chasing our own desires. We need to have an imaginary thermometer to measure the degree of importance our actions. Is the action pleasing to God? Will the action help another person? Will the action make me stronger in my walk to heaven? Will the action cause harm to another? Will the action cause harm or turmoil to my life? Try to make good decisions that will help you grow in the ways of God. God is truth

Held Captive

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Held Captive

I have been held captive.

Satan had taken control.

He had me filled with doubt.

He did not want me whole.

As I tried to reach out,

To my God up above,

I needed His mercy.

I needed all of His love.

 

Then I was reminded,

That He gave His Son for me.

I cannot be held captive.

I have been made whole and free.

I have been given the weapons.

I will use God’s Word,

As I fight my way free from,

This demon possessed world.

 

No longer held captive,

But covered by God’s grace.

I will defeat Satan,

As I seek God’s Holy Face.

His face will enlighten.

His grace will set me free.

I will come out victorious,

As I keep my eyes on Thee.

 

I have a lasting peace.

I have Jesus in my soul.

I have left my doubts behind.

I am made completely whole.

 

TRW 10-15-17

 

 

 

John 8:36 

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

 

2 Timothy 2:26 

And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

 

Satan has lost control of our souls, since Jesus died for our sins. Once we have asked for forgiveness, we have been washed clean and made righteous. Satan can never have that free gift from God. Once we realize fully that we have control of our lives through the Holy Spirit that dwells within us, we have nothing to fear. Jesus will fight the final battle with Satan and will take away death forever from those who believe. His church will be taken away from this world and brought to the place which Jesus is preparing for us in heaven. We will never be held captive again.

Questions for God

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Questions for God

We have so many questions,

As we walk through this life.

It is the enemy’s harassment,

Causing turmoil and strife.

We think that God is not answering.

Then we feel like giving up.

We listen to the voice of Satan,

Who lies and is so corrupt.

 

He will corrupt our faith.

He will challenge our love.

He says to look at our troubles,

Instead of God’s grace from above.

When fear is greater than faith,

We must rise above it all.

Prepare for a mighty battle.

As God lifts us from the fall.

 

Lord help our un-belief and fear,

Bring deliverance from all doubt.

Go into battle with armor.

Be prepared to give a shout.

Refuse to doubt God’s love.

Accept the light of day.

Plant a seed of faith,

As you go to God and pray.

 

We must be deeply rooted,

To let God’s light show.

There is no need for questions.

We have all we need to know.

We know God is listening,

When we walk around in fear.

What a friend we have in Jesus,

With assurance He is always near.

TRW 10-15-17

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

After their 5th miscarriage, my daughter- in- law, was beside herself with confusion. She had faith that God’s promises for a child was true, but she felt taunted by Satan who tried to confuse her faith in a righteous God who loved her. She does some of her most fervent praying in the ocean surrounded by God’s wonder and beauty. She was questioning Him why she had to go through another disappointment. She asked Him to give her an answer to her losses. When she walked out of the ocean, she noted a shiny shell in the distance. As she went to the shell, there was a message on that shell. It said “FEAR”. She knew that she had a hidden fear with each new conception and each new loss. She held onto that shell, not knowing if she was to keep it to remind herself of God’s message to her, or to cast that shell of fear away. She talked to her husband and they decided they would throw it away and once again go to God with their faith. They went on vacation at the beach in June and got up real early one morning with their shell and walked out into the water and threw away that shell of fear. She got pregnant in June and found out the good news in August. Faith over fear is a struggle for many people. “There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning”.

Surge of the Storm

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Surge of the Storm

 

At the worst time of the storm,

You may feel that you will drown.

You do not see a good outcome.

Help is nowhere to be found.

 

The winds that try to stop you,

The tears that are filling your eyes,

Will make you stronger in faith.

Pain will make you more wise.

 

You feel like you are pulled back,

But God will propel you forward.

You will find comfort in Him.

It is all written in the Word.

 

You are not stuck in the waves.

The winds are shifted your way.

The winds that would stop you,

Will not be there to stay.

 

There is something amazing.

God is your help in troubled time.

He has made the sky and sea.

Your Master is so sublime.

 

There is nothing He can’t do,

So ride that surge of faith.

Know how much He loves you,

And prepare to receive more grace.

 

The storm may be painful,

But focus on the other side,

Where the sun will be shining,

As the storm of life subsides.

 

TRW 10-15-17

Job 27:21 

The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

Psalms 55:8

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

Psalms 83:15

So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

Psalms 107:25

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

Psalms 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

 

The storms may seem too great at time, but speak a positive outcome about the surge of good that will follow the storm. Realize Who is on the throne and Who is in charge of your tomorrow. The rains will erase the dust. The rains will produce great growth. Wait out the storms in life and don’t give up. Tears during the storm are not bad, but keep the faith deep in your soul. You know the Father is watching you and wants good for you. The storm that was meant to destroy you will cause you to grow and flourish instead.

Endurance Training

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Endurance Training

 

Repetition causes endurance,

And you must stay ready in this race.

You must stay faithful every day,

And realize what you have to face.

You have to face the enemy,

And keep him away from your soul.

Raise up the Name of God,

So you will be well and whole.

 

Embrace your adversity,

And find how it will help your life.

Keep talking to your God,

As you overcome all the strife.

Hang out with champions,

Who don’t give up or quit.

Take what truths they offer,

And do what is best with it.

 

Find what makes you passionate,

Follow God in every way.

Look for the champions in the Bible,

As you talk to God and pray.

What God gave to them,

He will be glad to offer you.

He will let His Holy Spirit,

Guide and walk you through.

 

Get rid of what holds you back,

From all that God has for you.

You are in endurance training.

You have a coach just for you.

You have a guardian angel,

Who never leaves your side,

To protect you from the evils,

That would have you run and hide.

 

Run the race with endurance.

God gave you all you need.

You have the strength of a warrior,

To persist in tiresome deeds.

The road may seem rough.

That way may seem too long.

Run your race with endurance,

With Christ who will make you strong.

TRW 10-15-17

 

Colossians 1:10-13

10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Romans 5:3-4 

 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;  
James 1:12-18 

 Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Hebrews 10:36

 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.


James 1:2-4

 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
James 1:12

 Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.


Romans 12:12

 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;


1 Corinthians 10:13

 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

Excuses

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Excuses

 

Excuses… excuses!

What will your excuse be,

When the call will be made,

To harken you and me.

Be always ready for,

The glory days to come,

When we all go to meet,

God’s perfect and loyal Son.

 

His Son gave His all.

Will He have to wait on you,

Or is your life too busy?

Do you have too much to do?

Maybe tomorrow would be better,

But what if today is the day?

There will be no more repenting,

And no more time to pray.

 

The Bridegroom is getting ready,

For the feast of all feasts.

It was meant for the best,

But may end up for the least.

Those who have no status,

But those who have a good heart.

They have accepted Jesus,

So they have made their start.

 

Getting ready for the wedding,

The day is soon to come.

Who will sit with the Master?

Who will see the kingdom to come?

Those who put Him first,

As He gave His life for them.

They will be seated at the wedding,

With Jesus, their truest friend.

TRW 10-14-17

Matthew 22:2-14

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

3And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

4Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and myfatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

6And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

7But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

8Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14For many are called, but few are chosen.

 

Jesus died for our sins and He will come back again to gather up His church

(His bride). He is in heaven preparing a place for His church, but many will not be ready when the call is made. No one knows when the end of this world will take place except God Himself. He will tell Jesus when to collect His bride. Those who have not accepted Jesus as their Savior will not be ready when the call is made and they will be doomed to hell for the rest of eternity. It is important that we stay ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Here I Am Lord

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Here I Am Lord

 

Here I am Lord.

Is that Your voice I hear?

I’m not sure what you want.

I need to hear it more clear.

What is it You want?

What do You want of me?

You want me to follow You,

Because You set me free.

 

Am I willing to serve,

My Father up above?

What is it You want Lord?

I can offer You my love.

You want my commitment,

To do whatever you ask.

There is nothing too great,

None too great the task.

 

I put my trust in You Lord.

I will let You lead the way.

In Your favor I rest.

In Your will I will stay.

Every morning as I pray,

I will open my heart to You.

I will listen for Your voice.

I will try to follow through.

 

God’s will is found,

In my willingness to serve.

He gave me His only Son.

That is more than I deserve.

Here I am Lord.

You are a lamp unto my feet.

I will follow the light of Your love,

To make my life complete.

TRW 10-14-17

Psalm 71:1

 

In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

 

As you call upon the Lord and ask for direction, you may not hear a clear message. I always said, I wish God would just write me a letter or a list of what He had in mind for me to do each day. Unfortunately, it does not work that way. We do need to seek God every day and then just follow what we think is best. If it involves loving others and serving them in some form, then you are probably on the right track. If you feel satisfaction after the task is complete, you might be on the right track. If you are doing things purely for selfish reasons, you are probably not doing as Jesus would have done. If God has something for you to do, He will provide you the opportunity to do good. If it turns into confusion, it may not be of God. God is not a God of confusion. Satan may be tricking you into something that is not Godly. If you feel you have heard from God, continue to pray and that word will continue to burn deep inside your soul.

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