Climb Til Your Dream Comes True

Often your tasks will be many,
And more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember, the hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in your heart start upward
And climb ‘Til you reach your dream.
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For nothing in life that is worthy
Is never too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it
And you have the Faith to believe.

For Faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill
And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God’s wisdom and will.

For Faith is a mover of mountains.
There’s nothing that God cannot do,
So start out today with Faith in your heart
And ‘Climb ‘Til Your Dream Comes True’ !

Helen Steiner Rice

 

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Let Me Find…

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Where you hide
Behind closed door
In your lonely room.
Let me brush aside
Your tousled hair,
Wipe the tears
From off your cheek;
See into your lonely heart
And lift the pain.
Let me find you.

Let me find you
Standing in that place alone;
Crowds around you –
No one seeing,
No one feeling.
Let me look into
Your lonely eyes –
Make them smile,
Reflecting mine;
Make them shine.
Let me find you.

I am love,
Sent from God
For everyone.
I am your right.
I am your gift
To lead you up
From out the night.
Don’t give up.
There’s someone out there
To fill your cup.
Let me find you.

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Barbara Aldrich

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When Angry, Sin not

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“When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him].”
– Ephesians 4: 26-27 (AMP)

 

Anger is a natural emotion we all have from time to time. Even the most placid among us feel anger at times. It’s not exactly wrong to feel anger, after all Jesus displayed anger when he drove out the moneychangers. I believe it’s all in how we handle our anger.

If we respond to people and situations in an explosion of angry words and gestures, ranting and raving, then that expression is obviously the wrong way – it’s merely ‘venting’ the anger. When we do this, it’s the people around us that get hurt the most.

How, then, do we deal with anger?

I’m still on the journey of discovering how to not react out of anger. One way I believe God has spoken to me concerning this, is in this scripture: Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.” It dawned on me one day, that if I respond in a ‘gentle tone using gentle words’, it will squash the anger inside. You see, when we ‘vent’ our anger it’s never ‘gentle’, it’s often loud, blunt, and hurtful with words that we wouldn’t normally use. Responding in this way set’s a pattern for how we respond, when angry, in the future – and on it goes! This is why I believe we are not to let the sun go down while we’re still angry.

 

Lord, please help me not respond
In a hurtful, angry way
But to respond with gentle words
In what I have to say.

 

Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind). – Ephesians 4: 31 (AMP)

 

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The Road of Faith

 

 

Shine your light, O Lord,
So that I may see,
Just where I am heading
And what’s in front of me

 

Your word is the light,
The lamp unto my feet
It may not light far ahead,
Nor show me where it’s steep

 

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For each step I take,
Just enough to see ahead,
Along this road of faith

 

For this is what it surely is
As we walk with Jesus Christ,
The road that we are travelling on
Is by faith, not by sight

 

So shine your light, O Lord,
So we may see our way,
Though you only show in part,
It’s enough for each new day.

M.S. Lowndes

 

You Are Worthy

Don’t see yourself as insignificant,
Not worthy to come before God,
Fearing the stains are too deep to clean
From the sins you’re guilty of
And don’t feel as though you’re not worthy
To dine at His table of grace,
Nor even to gather the scraps that fall,
Nor look into His loving face

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But see yourself clothed in garments
Fit only to clothe a king,
Eating as His honoured guest
And wearing His signet ring
For that is how God sees you,
A worthy child indeed
A royal priesthood, bearing His name
The moment you came to believe

 

For surely as Christ’s blood has washed you,
You shall be whiter than snow,
So don’t see yourself as someone unworthy,
A tiny speck nobody knows
For that only belittles the value
Of Jesus Christ’s spilled blood,
For it’s through His blood he’s cleansed you
And showed you how much He loved

 

He says, ‘My child you are precious,
More than you can comprehend,
For nothing you’ve done could lessen my love,
For I’d always call you my friend
My heart just longs for you to come
And bask in my embrace,
My child, I will always love you
And pour out my mercy and grace

 

So don’t feel afraid to draw near,
Nor feel you have no worth,
My son’s blood has purchased you
And has given you new birth
So come, enjoy my presence
And let me hear you sing,
The new song I have given you,
For to me, you are everything’.

M.S. Lowndes

In the Midst

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Do not allow my living be in vain.
For I must not kick and shove
I must be harmless as a dove.
Yet I need Your wisdom from above
For the storms are raging and the waters
Threaten to over take me…the dark
Clouds are gathering…but in the midst
Of it all I see a glimmer of light..yes!
In the midst of the angry billows, the light
Is getting even brighter.

In the midst.. I see you Oh Lord the Lover
Of my soul, who in the midst brings peace
To my soul. Calming all my fears in the midst!
You bring me joy in the midst of my pain.
For in the midst of my sorrow You have made
Me to dance before You..and Oh the joy
That overflows my soul in the midst of this
Wealthy place you have brought me into!

Margaret C. Mullings

Fragrance Of Grace

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We are your children, Lord,
Saved by your precious grace
And walking in your victory,
Living by hope and faith

 

We come before your holy throne
And worship at your feet,
Our souls renewed with new hope,
Our spirits now set free

 

We yearn to know you more, O God,
More than we do right now
And we long for your presence, Lord,
As before your throne, we bow

 

May we be as fragrant offerings,
An incense of the Lord
That you may take pleasure in us,
A vessel you have called

 

So you may fill to overflow
With your Holy Spirit of truth,
So we can take your gospel, Lord,
To those who don’t know you

 

And be to them as Jesus was,
To love them all despite
Wherever they have come from, Lord,
For you can change their lives

 

So they can come before you
And worship you with praise,
To come into your presence, Lord,
And receive your saving grace.

M.S. Lowndes