In Sight

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God can take the worst of humanity and make them fishers of men, Yes, the very same ones that we’ve belittled, time and time again.

Some have been robbers and thieves and hopeless beyond our doubt, But God sees them differently, as He reaches down to lift them out. God sees things in people, that to us, are completely out of sight, For He knows just what they can do once Jesus becomes their Light.

Their potential may only need this special attention to bring it out, For man to serve with his best, first God needs to remove all doubt. God sees the good in a person that we have labeled a hopeless case, For He looks into their heart, when all that we’ll see is the face.

We are not at all good at judging, therefore we are told to judge not, Because we miss so many of those true qualities that a person’s got. God’s loving eyes don’t see the raged clothes a person’s wearing, Instead He sees saved souls coming from the truths they’re sharing.maxresdefault.jpg

If we’ll put more love in our sight, I believe we’ll see more clearly, Just remember, that we’re always in God’s sight and He loves us dearly.

Robert Hedrick

 

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God’s Light

Lord, you are the light
This world desperately needs,
Let our lamps keep burning bright
So the lost may come to see

The light of your love
Burning brightly in our hearts,
Chasing away the darkness,
Revealing who you are

 

So your glory may be seen
In everything we do
In our everyday happenings,
May our lives acknowledge you

 

No matter where you send us,imagesHRV5T01F
Whatever land we’re in,
May your light pierce through the darkness
Penetrating deep within

 

To stir up deep desire
To truly seek your face
And come fully into your light
And receive your saving grace.

 

  M.S Lowndes

Love’s Story

Some stories are happy,hand

Some stories are sad.

And some make you feel good,

But some make you mad.

And some make you laugh

While some bring a tear.

Some stories are mysteries,

Some stories cause fear.

Some people are happy,

Some people are sad.

And some make you feel good,

But some make you mad.

And some make you laugh

While some bring a tear.

Some people are mysteries,

Some people cause fear.

Most stories are fiction,

All people are real.

Every one – God’s creation,

Whatever we feel.

For Jesus said, “love them”

If to Him we’d be true.

He gave His life for them,

‘Cause He loves them too.

John Dodwell

Follow The Path

 

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Led to Golgotha’s hill

For that Child in a manger

Had a mission to fulfill.

He came from the Father

He was destined to be

The Man in the middle

Of the Calvary Three.

He came with a mission

With a Devine plan

He came from the Father

To redeem fallen man.

Gifts given in his honor

By three Kings from the East

Could never compare to

This Treasure of our peace.

The path from the manger

Led to Golgotha’s hill

The path of salvation

For whosoever will.

~Gertrude Jeffries

Long Barren

Thou who didst hang upon a barren tree,
My God, for me;
Though I till now be barren, now at length, images97Y7JUIG
Lord, give me strength
To bring forth fruit to Thee.

Thou who didst bear for me the crown of thorn,
Spitting and scorn;
Though I till now have put forth thorns, yet now
Strengthen me Thou
That better fruit be borne.

Thou Rose of Sharon, Cedar of broad roots,
Vine of sweet fruits,
Thou Lily of the vale with fadeless leaf,
Of thousands Chief,
Feed Thou my feeble shoots.

       – Christina G. Rossetti

 

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Story About A Little Girl

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”  Deuteronomy 31:8
This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
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Bare foot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go by. She
never tried to speak; she never said a word. Many people passed, but never
did one person stop. Just so happens, the next day I decided to go back to
the park, curious if the little girl would still be there. Right in the very
spot as she was yesterday, she sat perched on high, with the saddest look in
her eyes.

Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the little girl. As we all
know, a park full of strange people is not a place for young children to play
alone. As I got closer, the little girl slightly lowered her eyes to avoid my
intent stare. I could see the shape of her back more clearly. It was
grotesquely shaped in a humped over form. I smiled to let her know it was OK,
I was there to help, to talk. I sat down beside her and opened with a simple
Hello. The little girl acted shocked and stammered a “hi” after a long stare
into my eyes. I smiled and she shyly smiled back.

We talked ’til darkness fell and the park was completely empty. Everyone was
gone and we at once were alone. I asked the girl why she was so sad. The
little girl looked at me and with a sad face said, “Because I’m different.” I
immediately said “that you are!” and smiled. The little girl acted even
sadder, she said “I know.” “Little girl,” I said, “you remind me of an
angel, sweet and innocent.” She looked at me and smiled, slowly she stood to
her feet, and said, “Really?” “Yes, dear you’re like a little guardian angel
sent to watch over all those people walking by.” She nodded her head ‘”yes”
and smiled, and with that she spread her wings and said, “I am. I’m your
guardian angel,” with a twinkle in her eye.

I was speechless, sure I was seeing things. She said, “For once you thought
of someone other than yourself, my job here is done.” Immediately I stood to
my feet and said, “Wait, so why did no one stop to help and angel?” She
looked at me and smiled, “You’re the only one who could see me, and you
believe it in your heart.” And she was gone. And with that my life was
changed dramatically. So, when you think you’re all you have, remember, your
angel is always watching over you.

Unknown Author

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Don’t Ever…..

Don’t ever be reluctant
to show your feelings
when you’re happy, give in to it…
When you’re not, live with it.

Don’t ever be afraid to try to
make things better
you might be surprised at the results.

Don’t ever take the weight of the world
on your shoulders.

Don’t ever feel threatened by the future
take life one day at a time.

Don’t ever feel guilty about the past
what’s done is done. Learn from any
mistakes you might have made.

Don’t ever feel that you are alone
there is always somebody there for
you to reach out to.

Don’t ever forget that you can achieve
so many of the things you can imagine.
It’s not as hard as it seems.

Don’t ever stop loving
Don’t ever stop believing,
Don’t ever stop Dreaming your Dreams.

Unknown

 

“Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.  I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.  They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed.  This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” 

Psalm 34: 3-8

Today

Deal only with the present,
Never step into tomorrow,
For God asks us just to trust Him
And to never borrow sorrow- imagesTYZ6D74OFor the future is not ours to know
And it may never be,
So let us live and give our best
And give it lavishly-
For to meet tomorrow’s troubles
Before they are even ours
Is to anticipate the Savior
And to doubt His all-wise powers-
So let us be content to solve
Our problems one by one,
Asking nothing of tomorrow
Except “Thy Will be done.”

Helen Steiner Rice

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As For Me…

 

As for me, I trust in the Lord,

to give or keep from me . . .

the answers to my every prayer

as He thinks ~ they should be.

Who’s to quarrel with the One,

who understands my every need?

Is He not the One who commands

that it is I ~ who must heed?

I know not why He favors me,

with the privileges of His mercy

nor why His blessings fall like rain

on an undeserving ~ soul like me.

Through the frost of an icy soul,

He thawed my inner core . . .

to a tragic death He surrendered

to show me ~ He loved me more.

His blood warms the chilliness,

of this cold and stony heart grace,

grace, and grace alone has finally done its part.

As for me, I trust in the Lord,

to give or keep from me . . .

all He has planned for my life

until such time with Him ~ I’ll be.

Deborah Ann Belka

 

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Jeremiah 29:11

True Greatness

A man is as great as the dreams he dreams,
as great as the love he bears; as great as the values he redeems,
and the happiness he shares.

A man is as great as the thoughts he thinks,
as the worth he has attained; as the fountains at which his spirit drinks
and the insight he has gained.

A man is as great as the truth he speaks
as great as the help he gives, as great as the destiny he seeks,
as great as the life he lives.

L.E. Flynn