Month: March 2015

Kingdom Authority

Walking in the temple courts,
His authority accusingly questioned;
The question dismissed,
The accusers challenged:
Identify John’s baptism ;
Of water and of spirit
But by heaven, or by man?

Trap set . . . trap sprung . . .
By their own insincerity, and fear
So in fear they retreated,
“We do not know.”
Now, dare not question further

– Mark 11:27-33

Our Friend Suffers

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Written following this week’s Haiku Challenge on RonovanWrites – “Ill and Rest” :

Our friend suffers still
Lord, heal his ills, soothe his soul
Give him restful peace

A Child’s Faith

From the lips of children,
From the lips of infants,
The Lord calls forth
Humble worship,
Worthy praise.

‘Believe’ He commands,
Believe in faith –
Do not doubt,
Believe, and receive
With a faithful heart.

– Matthew 21:14-22

‘Hosanna’

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‘When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,

“Hosanna!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”

“Hosanna in the highest!” ‘

– Mark 11:7-10

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FaithUnlocked’s Friday Haiku – So Foul and Fair

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Written following this week’s Haiku Challenge on RonovanWrites – “Foul and Sweet” :

Though your heart be foul
Yet let your words be so sweet
Blessing all who hear

– Ephesians 4:29

Hopes and Dreams

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Written following this week’s Haiku Challenge on RonovanWrites – “Field & Beacon” :

Lush fields of dreams roll
A tow’ring hilltop rises
Where hope’s beacon burns

Their Power is Fleeting

Their power is fleeting
Though established
Though self-assured
God allows them to rest
In complacent security
But He remains watchful
Knows their hearts
Sees their ways
And like Bede’s sparrow
Those once briefly exalted
In a blink shall be gone
Those who reach high
Yet shall be brought low
Shall be gathered
Reaped and sorted
And chaff shall fall
Returned to wasting dust

Thursday is Verse Day @FaithUnlocked – Job 24:13-24

‘There are those who rebel against the light,
who do not know its ways
or stay in its paths.
When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up,
kills the poor and needy,
and in the night steals forth like a thief.
The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk;
he thinks, “No eye will see me,”
and he keeps his face concealed.
In the dark, thieves break into houses,
but by day they shut themselves in;
they want nothing to do with the light.
For all of them, midnight is their morning;
they make friends with the terrors of darkness.
‘Yet they are foam on the surface of the water;
their portion of the land is cursed,
so that no one goes to the vineyards.
As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow,
so the grave snatches away those who have sinned.
The womb forgets them,
the worm feasts on them;
the wicked are no longer remembered
but are broken like a tree.
They prey on the barren and childless woman,
and to the widow they show no kindness.
But God drags away the mighty by his power;
though they become established, they have no assurance of life.
He may let them rest in a feeling of security,
but his eyes are on their ways.
For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone;
they are brought low and gathered up like all others;
they are cut off like ears of corn.
– Job 24:13-24

A Thought: Second Nature

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It is only ‘second nature’ for man to rebel against God because our original spiritual DNA meant for us to be in loving obedient relationship with Him.

Second nature = second best in a race where if you don’t win, you lose.

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