A Smile on My Face

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“In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God.”
 

–St John Of The Cross quotes.

Since Jesus entered my heart
Tidings of goodness flow
Heartbeat of blessings impart
Grace and joy hand in hand go
Such a smile floods my face

From the heart the mouth speaketh’
It’s the inward man rejoicing
Depths my soul Jesus reacheth’
Feeling ..people noticing
Because a smile on my face

World of overcast skies
Yet my heart beats to a new tune
A heavenly song my insides
I know the bridegroom
This smile not a disguise

I’ve found a new joy
In Jesus my sorrows flee
A new man ..this ole’ boy
I awake to a nearness sweet
Every morning a smile on this face!

I had heard people tell
Jesus the way and the truth
I thought something else sell
Then His joyful entrance prove
Jesus is real and so is this smile!!

St. Luke 6:20-23     20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.”

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Your Testimony

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A prominent television minister once told the story of him buying some new tires for his automobile at a cheap price. After leaving the tire place he commented to his wife, “these cheap tires probably won’t last long” she commented to him back, “THAT’S YOUR TESTIMONY.”      What’s your testimony?

Your Testimony

Everyday a testimony
Way you live
Way you talk
In the spirit
In the flesh
One thing you can bet
Your life’s a testimony

Some think testimony
Church you speak
Things reality
Your whole being a peak
Every day
All the time
Your life is a testimony

Like a public statue
You’re looked at
Examined eyes afar
Looked at distance near
Don’t get aggravated
Your privacy invaded
Life and testimony viewed

We all know the trend
World looks at Christians
Many times we’re judged
Seems not right my friend
As Christians an open window
Many want to smear and touch
Your testimony easily smudge

What’s your testimony?
One of speaking praise
Happiness and deliverance
What does your life say?
Your life one of faith
That day heaven opening
Your testimony be??

God’s Art

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“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”
― George MacDonald.

God’s ways superior

No need a canvass

From Him ways idealistic

Never a frame inferior

Colors matched realistic

From a mountain

Clouds surrounding

To cold waters a fountain

Painted with His Word

God’s art

People gathered at Niagara

Falls create a mist far

Unequalled master plan

All astonished the flow

Millions of gallons ..water

Eyes the masterpiece behold

Words unspeakable He the author

As clouds pass above

Provide shade and beauty

Stunning creation enough

No need wonder who?

God’s art

God need not emulate

His work beyond imagination

Debate or even rate

Mankind of reservation

When he realizes whom

This art beyond any man

Trees swaying in the wind

Above His work stand

Yet His Son send

Hearts and souls mankind

Most brilliant origination

Wonderful magnificent peace

To enjoy and know salvation..

God’s art!!

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HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY — JESUS CHRIST LIVES

Originally posted on deuteronomy117:

HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!

JESUS LOVES YOU SO MUCH THAT HE LAID DOWN HIS ON LIFE OF THE CROSS TO PAY FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS.

WAS BURIED IN A EMPTY TOMB WERE NO MAN HAD EVER LAY.

ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD.

JESUS CHRIST IS THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE RESURRECTION.

IF YOU HAVE NOT EVER BELIEVED ON JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR BEFORE,

THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO TRUST IN THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD JESUS CHRIST TO FORGIVE YOU FOR YOUR SINS AND BE FORGIVEN FOR ALL OF YOUR SINS AND TO RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE — THE HOLY SPIRIT.

TODAY CAN BE THE DAY, THAT JESUS CHRIST CAN CHANGE YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY FROM DEATH IN YOUR SINS TO LIFE IN HIM (JESUS CHRIST).

REPENT FROM YOUR SINS (TURN AWAY, STOP REBELLING AGAINST GOD’S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE) AND SIMPLY ACCEPT THAT JESUS…

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Eye of The Storm

 

 

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I love the beauty of waving palm trees, even if the cause is a terrible hurricane. 1815 hrs 19 Aug 2007.

 

In a broad area of ravage and death of the hurricanes of this world, somewhere in the center there’s a place of peace and safety with Jesus ..the eye of the storm!

Eye of The Storm

In a hurricane wicked

Winds of Violence

Deadly debris whizzin’

Hurt and death riotous

But there’s a calm

Midst the evil turmoil

Eye of the storm

As the three Hebrew children

A furnace more than warm

Inside a safe pavilion

Place with Jesus near

The eye of the storm

Jesus told the disciples

Send you as sheep among wolves

Others like Stephen trials

But as being stoned seen Jesus

Glory of knowing the rules

A peace ..eye of the storm

For a heavenly view

Must climb a mountain

After the fight victory

Sweat as drops of blood

Strength at Gethsemane

Wilderness food forsook

Jesus forty days and nights

Satan thought advantage

Jesus with the Word fights

Then the eye of the storm

Sweet safety from evil damage

There’s a place here

In this world’s hurricane

In but not of this world steer

Gates of hell we’ll sustain

These shall not prevail

Because we’re standing strong

Storms here of no avail

With Jesus safely throng

No danger, eye of the storm!!
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Left Out

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Story ..boy named Billy always seemed ..left out!

Left Out

Billy seemed a normal kid
Talents though seemed few
School something about him
He himself felt and knew
Many times Billy ..left out!

Tears he’d hide as playin’
Billy, last chosen or not at all
Two teams two leaders, Billy prayin’
This time somebody his name call
As usual Billy standing ..left out!

At home his parents the same
Working, resting, or sleeping
Never seemed to call Billy’s name
Some nights though dreaming
He’d feel the joys ..never left out!

Billy became a loner, comfortable now
Talked to himself, played alone
One day playing, neighbor praying aloud
Man kneeling front porch his home
Billy listened man prayed, seemed left out

Only a fence to separate
The old man raised up, noticed Billy
Out of the blue, why do you pray?
Odd look from the old man as if silly
Billy had asked, this time not left out!

The old man ..way I talk to God
Billy had prayed before, not like him
Something sincere, words a lot
God is a special friend, never forsaken
Known Him many years, never left without!

That day Billy found a new friend
Two really, the old man and Jesus
As he taught Billy, forgiveness of sin
Serving Jesus there’s lots of reasons
Billy knew one well ..you’re never left out!!

 

 

 

 

Lord.. What You Have Given Me

 

 

 

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You can’t out give the Lord, you can’t out bless Him. His blessings are more vast than the oceans and out measure all the depths of space above!

Lord.. What You Have Given Me

 

Something I never knew

Something I’ve never experienced

More than anything more true

Real I need nothing else to convince

Lord what you have given me!

I asked your Spirit, my heart

Chills covered my outward being

Thrills filled my inward part

Sins of my past fleeing

Oh this feeling You have given me!

Something happened I can’t explain

With words never fully tell

But this bread of life easily sustain

This new wine I drank they don’t sell

Lord surely This feeling I am drunk on!

A new world opened, the Spiritual realm

Here no cloudy days, here no turmoil

Present world, but nothing overwhelm

In this world, not of.. here fertile soil

Spiritual things grow, Lord feeds me!

Lord thanks, all to me given freely!!