Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Reaping What You Sow

The Bible speaks so many times about reaping what you sow.
There are parables Jesus taught us that surely we all know.
When you think of sowing, all sorts of things come to mind.
Sowing seeds of tenderness must surely mean you are kind.
But winds can blow and scatter the most hardiest of seeds.
Those that dig in and travel so, surely they are but weeds!
Roots that require digging out from lots of wayward places.
You need to dig deep, getting right down to their very bases!

To ensure a better harvest one needs to prepare the ground.
Seeds just left, untended with no caring sower to be found.
No water,which is important in order for seeds to germinate.
Sowing takes much patience too, we need to be able to wait
Seeds scattered on stony ground will never go down deep.
Birds come and eat the seeds, especially if the ground is steep
Other seeds burn amidst the rocks wedged along the wayside.
Just like man you will find you need some form of pesticide.

How like our lives sowing is if we want to garner a harvest..
We will reap just what we sow if we live a life of excess.
God’s word says, “Those that plow evil and those who
Sow trouble will surely reap it”, and “Sow the wind and
Reap a whirlwind”, so many scripture verses tell us to beware.
Jesus warns us of these things so that we can take more care.
For in our lives things come along that can destroy our serve.
We must be vigilant, looking around, learning to observe.

CHALLENGE YOU today to take the time to look them up and learn from them like I did. It will surely create lots of thought about sowing and reaping in your lives.

Hebrews 12:11 ~ 2 Corinthians 9:10 ~ James 3:18 ~ Luke 10:2 ~ Matthew 9:37 ~ Deuteronomy 16:15, Matthew 13:18 ~ Job 4:8 ~ Hebrews 8:7 ~ John 4:36 ~ Isaiah 3:18 ~ Hosea 8:7 ~ Matthew 13:18

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Finding God's Balance

God does not care about our wealth or our bank balance,
Or our fine homes, fancy clothing or our fast shiny cars.
He does care that we find in living, and relaxing, a balance.
We work and we play, and we have so much to do and say,

Why did it take me so long to learn about God’s balance?

In our caring and sharing, witnessing and worship too, 
Why does my scale tip to one side with God’s balance?
Christ came to this earth to give us a more abundant life, 
It is the abundance of “things” that throws me off balance.

If I could but clear the deck of busily caring for things, 
I’d reach the serenity of my mind that brings a balance.
Things are supposed to make are lives easier and happier 
In accumulating I have lost what God does with balance.

All our lives we are taught to reach out and to achieve,
But somehow along the way we forget about balance.
I freely admit I get caught up in the ebb and flow of life 
Thinking little of what God’s word has said about balance.

It does not have to be mediocrity, it needs to be priority,

A proverbial “To Do” list maker is her own worst enemy, 
Because she refuses to give in and accept God’s balance.
Human nature can be an awesome and terrifying thing 
It can take control; we do not listen to the voice of balance.

I am to blame for putting other things first before Christ, 
Forgive me Lord, I do not adhere to your word about balance.
Each day I have to start anew and prioritize my daily work, 
Or I will I fall into the trap of not living with God’s balance.

Chaos occurs when trying to achieve perfection in all things.

Isaiah 2:3 ~ “And He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths....”

Psalm 37:7 ~ “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way.”

Galatians 6:8 ~ “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit real life everlasting.”

Hebrews 13:5 ~ “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee or forsake thee.``

Proverbs 21:5 ``The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but to everyone that is hasty only to want.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Lord, You are Amazing!

You, Oh Lord, were able to calm the sea of Galilee, 
Surely if I ask, You if you will calm the storm in me!
You urged me to come to You if I was weary or lost, 
So I come to You now Lord, without counting the cost.
For to serve You, Lord, requires surrender of myself.
My way needs to step aside and be put on the shelf.
I promised to serve You Lord, for all of my days.
But self just keeps fighting Thee in so many ways.

You, Oh Lord, are forgiving and Your wisdom is true.
Your unfailing love tells me You know best what to do.
You see my needs before I ask, and You meet them.
You say “No” or “Wait a While”; I needs must say “Amen”.
You see ahead, and if I want You to lead, I need to follow.
Submitting to Your will in my life I have a better tomorrow.
Jesus, if  I knew what I know now about Your loving grace, 
I would rest, and dwell on Your word, look upon Your face.

Lord, You are amazing! Your word is all that I need.
It is still sufficient for today, and that I readily concede.
When ‘ere I open up Your word it brings me consolation.
I want others to know of Thee, tell to every single nation.
And when at last my time on earth is drawing to its close, 
I’ll still tell others You are the way, “Jesus always knows”.
I will readily sing Your praises to whomever will listen, 
Jesus You broke the power over death, for You have risen!

Ephesians 6:24 ~ “Grace be with them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.”
John 14:21 ~ “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ~ ‘’The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
Proverbs 1;23 ~ “Behold I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.”

Psalm 73:26 ~ “My strength and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.