(preface- i wrote this a few years back so I think I was using a version of New King James).
Matthew 12:15-21 “Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all and ordered them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not quarrel or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; a bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory; and in his name the Gentiles will hope.” Continue reading
May the very words of Christ change us.
Luke 12:13-21 “Someone in the crowd said to him (Jesus), ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, ‘Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?’ And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your gaurd against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’ And he told them a parable saying, ‘The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
I think I wrote this poem around the same time last year, when I was going through very difficult times. I thought I’d post it as I haven’t had time to work on anything new lately. I hope that it may encourage someone who is in the midst of trials to perservere in their faith, and to remember that God has a good purpose for all that comes our way.
Where does my contentment lie?
In what do I most gather peace?
In need of nothing, satisfied
From endless craving to find release.
(I am, Lord willing, writing a book titled (as of now) “The Complex Nature Of God’s Heart For Lost People.” I don’t think that this chapter (or intro) “Consider His Death” is finished yet. It is highly likely that a lot of editting is yet to be done. This is what I have written, prior to editting. Please let me know if anything is confusing or needs clarifying. Also if you could tell me if there is anything you particularly like about it. Any comments or questions are appreciated!)
There is a fair amount of “gospel preaching,” that goes on today. The vast majority of it is being done in our churches, which is all together necessary because the gospel is not only for the unsaved, but for the saved as well. Yet, I long that much more gospel preaching would go forth from out of the church and on to the streets. Some people see the cross as only a stepping stone to move on to better and more glorious things. I pray that this is not how you learned Christ. I remember a time before I was saved when I Continue reading
I confess, I know next to nothing about blogging. But I do love to write. I love to journal, to write poetry, and to write varieties of exhortations with the hopes that any person reading these things would come to Christ. If they know Him, I desire that they would know Him even more, and if they do not know Him, I pray that they would be called into saving faith. Jesus is my life and the cross is my only boast and glory. Anything that is not done through Him and for Him is a waste. It is not worth my time, nor my thoughts, nor my efforts to waste away the precious seconds the Lord has given.
Ephesians 5:15-16 “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”