He That Scattereth Increaseth

IS thy cruse of comfort failing?
Rise and share it with another,
And through all the years of famine
It shall serve thee and thy brother. 12-Grow Love

Love Divine will fill thy storehouse,
Or thy handful still renew
Scanty fare for one will often
Make a royal feast for two.

For the heart grows rich in giving;
All its wealth is living grain;
Seeds which mildew in the garner,
Scattered, fill with gold the plain.
Is thy burden hard and heavy?
Do thy steps drag wearily?
Help to bear thy brother’s burden;
God will bear both it and thee.

Numb and weary on the mountains,
Wouldst thou sleep amid the snow?
Chafe that frozen form beside thee,
And together both shall glow.
Art thou stricken in life’s battle?
Many wounded round thee moan;
Lavish on their wounds thy balsams,
And that balm shall heal thine own.

Is thy heart a well left empty?
None but God its void can fill;
Nothing but a ceaseless Fountain
Can its ceaseless longings still.
Is thy heart a living power?
Self-entwined, its strength sinks low;
It can only live in loving,
And by serving love will grow.

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Yesterday’s Door

Shutting the door on yesterday opens your mind and spirit up for Brand new beginnings and opens the door for a Fresh start today !

What are you waiting on? Open that door.  Step through and experience all that GOD has waiting for you!

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I’ve shut the door on Yesterday,
It’s sorrows and mistakes.
I’ve locked within its gloomy walls
Past failures and heartaches.

And now I throw the key away,
To seek another room,
And furnish it with hope and smiles
And every springtime bloom.

No thought shall enter this Abode
That has a hint of pain;
And envy, malice and distrust
Shall never entrance gain.

I’ve shut the door on Yesterday
And thrown the key away –
Tomorrow holds no fear for me
Since I have found Today.

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Savior Of The World

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Romans 14: 9-13,19

For to this end Christ both dies, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.  Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brothers way. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

 

 

Every Scar has a Story

Every scar has a story
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What will come of this
when I’m better, when I’m well

I want my scar to tell
of how I’ve overcome
of how I made it through
of where I have come from

I want my scar to whisper
about the pain I faced
about this very hard time
about the marathon I raced

But mostly I want my scar
to speak of something greater
I want it to shout
about my living Creator

Let my scar be evidence
that there is a loving Lord
who fought my scary battles
and on whose wings I soared

Let my scar proclaim
that all things work for good
that by myself I couldn’t
but with my God I could

Let them take a look
Let them peek and see
My scar shows God is great
It points to Him, not me.

Kristina M. DeCarlo

Bless the Lord

“Bless the Lord, O, my soul” (Ps. ciii. 1).

Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me be stirred up to magnify His holy name.images64g41lm8

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Who so well can sing this thanksgiving song as we, rejoicing as most of us do, we trust, in this full salvation, and praising God for the glorious health of a risen Lord and a continual youth?

This psalm and its opening verses is in the very center of the Scriptures by an exact count of letters and verses. So let it stand in our lives, as we look backward and forward and upward in grateful thanksgiving as we sing in its closing strains, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” Lord, center my heart in Thee and in the spirit of love and praise.

 

A.B. Simpson

To The End

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from beginning to end
His love and mercy
are around every bend.

No matter where I go,
or whatever I do . . .
His grace is before me
it always shines through.

He is always with me,
I know that He cares
and all of my worries
I know that He bears.

When first I met Him,
I knew I was in love
for His goodness fits
my heart like a glove.

I’ll never leave Him,
I’ll follow Him to the end
for I have never found
a better helper or friend!

 

Psalm 54:4
King James Version

“Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is
with them that uphold my soul.”

 

Debra Ann Balka

The Rain of God

Lord, you send the rain,
Giving water to the church,
To wash us and to cleanse us,
To quench our endless thirst

 

The rain that falls on us
Is often what we’re needing,
To refresh us and restore us,
A time of awesome blessing

 

For often we may feel
That we are in a drought,
In need of refreshing waters
When we are running out

 

For with the rain of God
Comes the growth that we need
And life springs forth from it
Just like a little seed

 

For if we don’t have rain,
How can our spirits grow
And flourish to produce
The crop that God has sowed?

 

So rain on us, dear God,
Draw us deep into your spring,
So our thirst can be satisfied
When we come and freely drink.

M.S. Lowndes

 

Love Can Surely…..

 

Love can surely rescue
A heart in deep despair,
A heart that has given up
And no longer feels God nearabundanthope

 

Love can breathe new meaning
When there’s nothing left inside,
When there’s no feeling or emotion
Just dryness in our lives

 

Love can restore new hope
After it’s withered and died,
For hope is what will get us through
And love can be its guide

 

Love can run and embrace
The prodigal returning home
And the one that has come to the end,
Those hurting, lost and alone

 

For God’s love is the answer
To our broken, empty lives,
As we come with an open heart,
He can dispel all the hurt inside

 

And He will heal our brokenness
And lovingly, He will bind
The wounds that have left us scarred
And bring soundness to our minds

 

So give it over to God’s love,
Our lives, and all that we are
Then we will know and walk in His love,
For His love shall dwell in our hearts.

Thirsty Soul

The soul thirsts,
after rivers deep
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from inside seep.

Murmurs heard,
from parched lips
needing more,
more ~ than tiny sips.

Living waters,
living hells
flowing streams
dried up old wells.

The arid soul,
is keen and eager
for its full share
not what is meager.

Spring of hope,
scorched creek bed
the thirsty soul needs
the Fountainhead.

Bitter waters,
God will soon heal
water of life flows
from Calvary Hill.

The soul thirsts
after rivers deep
but only God . . .
makes them seep!

 

By Debra Ann Belka

 

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God’s Living Water

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As the deer pants for water,
So my soul longs for you
I stand in a dry and barren land
With no hope to hold on to

 

O Lord, my inner self cries out,
Come wash me with your word
And let your living water flow down
To quench my dying thirst

 

I know these times of barrenness
Are sent to test my faith
But Lord, I long to once again
Be refreshed by your grace

 

So Lord, I come before your throne
Where rivers of grace flow free,
I stand below and bathe in it
As it gently washes me

 

And soothes the dryness of my soul,
Healing as it revives,
Restoring the hope that I had lost
While refreshing my faith in Christ.

M.S. Lowndes

 

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