September 30, 2016

The Test

This life we live,
is like a test,
that all must take,
before we rest.
But if one,
clings to Christ
to the last,
they’ll find the test,
is one,
they pass.

September 29, 2016

The Facade

Men walk about,
with a facade,
that hides the pain,
and wounds.
Others claim,
to be pious men,
but are as,
whitewashed tombs.
Still others bare,
with divine strength,
the daily earthy slights,
their secret is,
the joy and faith,
they have found,
in Christ.

September 28, 2016

Some Disagree

One looks around,
and they can see,
so many things,
on which some disagree,
but that’s not the way,
it has to be,
for how good it is,
to live in unity.

September 27, 2016

Not Unfinished

Nothing was left unfinished,
with Christ’s death
upon the cross.
His sacrifice restored,
all that men had lost.
The power of death,
was defeated,
not just diminished.
Christ Himself stated,
on the cross,
“It is finished!”

September 26, 2016

No Matter The Dilemma

No matter the dilemma,
despite the situation,
there is no great problem,
or helpless complication,
that God can not redeem,
and make wrong turn into right,
if one turns to Him for answers,
salvation is His delight.

September 25, 2016

Not Pretend

Many move through life,
and pretend,
that this time they have,
will never end,
yet in Christ,
those passing through,
will have life eternal,
ever new.

September 24, 2016

I Shall Not Panic

I shall not panic,
I will not fear,
for I know,
that God is near.
He protects me
with His loving hand,
and lifts the fallen,
and helps them stand.

September 23, 2016

So Generous

Oh Lord,
You are so generous,
many gifts
You do bestow.
You gladly forgive debts,
despite how much
we owe.
We thank you,
and we praise You,
for the love
You freely give.
With You
we find
in You,
we truly live.

September 22, 2016

The Quick Answer

Do not mistake,
the clever
for the wise.
A quick answer
may impress,
but truth,
may be disguised.

I Will Jump

Across the chasm,
jump I must,
I do in faith,
in Christ
I trust.
I will proceed,
ignore the fear,
knowing that,
my God is near.

September 21, 2016

Never Stylish

The current,
and the stylish,
will all fade away.
But the Word of God’s forever,
One must follow it,
and pray.
The reward,
is life eternal,
with joy and peace,
This day for those without,
is a good one,
to begin.

September 20, 2016

In The Silence

Seeking wisdom,
for a choice,
in the silence,
I hear Your voice.
In the stillness,
one hears God speak,
giving help and guidance,
for all you seek.

September 19, 2016

Prayer of the Optina Elders

Grant unto me, O Lord, that with peace of mind I may face all that this new day is to bring.
Grant unto me to dedicate myself completely to Thy Holy Will.
For every hour of this day, instruct and support me in all things.
Whatsoever tidings I may receive during the day, do Thou teach me to accept tranquilly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Thy Holy Will.
Govern Thou my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say.
When things unforeseen occur , let me not forget that all cometh down from Thee.
Teach me to behave sincerely and rationally toward every member of my family, that I may bring confusion and sorrow to none.
Bestow upon me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day, and to bear my part in all its passing events.
Guide Thou my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and to love.

Hike Through Life

Like a walk,
as a hike,
is a journey,
through life.

Yet we need not fear,
or from troubles,
for we know we walk,
with God,
at our side.

September 18, 2016

Passionate Mercy

Your passionate mercy,
Your wondrous grace,
Your loving kindness,
You restore and make chaste.
We worship You Lord,
who loves us and guides,
Who welcomes His children,
with arms open wide.