evangelism

Open Doors

Pray for open doors
Making way for God’s message
Good news of Jesus

written in response to this week’s prompt at Haiku Horizons, and inspired by Colossians 4:3

Freely Give

You have heard it said:
As freely you have received,
So must you then give –
Acceptance of Jesus’ truth,
Followed by testimony

The Kingdom of God,
A glimpse of eternity –
Heaven has come near:
Healing, life everlasting,
Freely received, to be shared

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post, and inspired by the bible verses of the gospel of Matthew 10:7-9

Hatred and Abuse

Man twists Jesus’ words
Shouting from the street corners
Hatred and abuse

Jesus partnered truth with love
Conviction embraced with grace

written in response to this week’s prompt in the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #140 – “Twist” and “Shout”, as a haiku with an optional tanka ending.

Called to Be

and I dreamt I had a conversation with my Father in Heaven:

“Who do you call me to be?”

“My child.”

“Where do you call me to be?

“Where you are, and where the wind takes you.”

“What do you call me to do?”

“To live authentically, to glorify your God,
showing your love for your God;

to love your neighbour:
to preach the good news of the Kingdom, and make disciples;
to release captives, and heal the sick;
to care for orphans and widows, feed the hungry,
and serve the poor and needy.”

“Lord, let it be as you say. Amen.

Standing on the Edge

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My friend is standing on the edge
The edge of something new
He’s standing on the edge
Breath taken by the view

He’s standing on the brink
Of this life’s greatest adventure
He’s scaled the heights, no backsliding,
Feet planted firm, secured

He’s front-ranked in the vanguard
On life’s greatest battlefield
He’s marshalled, girded, armoured
Protected by faith’s shield

My friend is standing on the edge
Standing up for what is true
He’s standing on the edge
His eyes firmly fixed on You.

For C

Bygones, Begone

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
― L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between

The past counts many nations
Amongst life’s jigsaw cartography
Some remaining fondly cherished
Ohers which rail hard against me still

Enemies haunting my countenance
False allies clouding my mind
Tarnishing my memory’s mirror
Whetting Accusation’s bladed tongue

‘Til a storm of harsh self-loathing
Consumes its pathway, and destroys
So man can no longer feign appeasement
Becoming once again, with himself at war

Lord let me forget the former things
Leaving them adrift in progress’ wake
Let me well not within the past,
May the bygones, be truly gone

Exorcising the unfulfilled,
Let me live now for this present age
Banishing all ungodliness
Seeking first and ever, Your righteous path

Let me hope in You for the future things
As they spring forth; let me perceive;
Give my heart’s eye Your Spirit’s foresight
And may my hands and mouth serve Your plans

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post

Thursday is Verse Day @faithunlocked – Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus came to them and said,
“All authority in heaven and on earth
has been given to me.

Therefore

go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them
in the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always,
to the very end of the age.”

Great Commission = Great Co-Mission

The Growing Seed

Fed and well-watered
Bathed in most glorious Light
The seed will flourish

written in response to today’s Daily Post daily prompt

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
– Mark 4:26-29