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“Faithful” (a poem) . . . 2nd try

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Scripture reference;

“1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:1-2 KJV

 

A few days ago I wrote this acrostic poem here:

https://serenadedinseconds.wordpress.com/2018/06/23/faithful-a-poem/

Then after I published it I realized I had left out the letter “H”, and to make matters worse, the “H” wasn’t the last letter, but one towards the middle. This meant I would need to sacrifice some lines that I really liked.

Oh, well.  I will just keep both versions.

 

“Faithful” by Theresa Anne Moore

 

 ully persuaded to trust in His love

A wakened to walk in a course from above

 nclining to hear as He speaks to the heart

T rembling with reverent joy He imparts

H olding to . . .treasuring His wisdom. . .devoted

F orgoing philosophies vainly promoted

U shering those who are drawn by His love

L  oving partakers of His grace thereof

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here:www.biblegateway.com They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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“Faithful” (a poem)

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Scripture reference;

“1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:1-2

After a long pause in writing anything devotional I decided to get my feet wet tonight.

I had been reading passages out of a Sunday school  quarterly and although I understood the lesson, I just wanted to go somewhere else.

So I did.

I decided to read from Ephesians, and stopped after Ephesians 1:2.

You might be thinking, “Well she didn’t get very far.”, but you know what? I really did. Whenever I believe I have truly heard from God and the message is “Grace be to you and peace” that is a message worth quietly contemplating.

Have you ever been with a friend or family member when they took a phone call from another friend or family member, and then turned to you and said “Mom sends her love”, or “He says for me to give you a hug for him.”? Now imagine your friend is passing on a message to you from your Heavenly Father.

I used to become uncomfortable when I read the words “saints”, and “the faithful”, and tended to initially disqualify myself. But not tonight.

I looked at the word “faithful”.

I used to think that meant “the consistently obedient”. But tonight I thought, “You know, you are not consistently obedient to your husband, but you have never strayed from him…You are a faithful wife…so maybe you still sin daily, but you go to the Lord and to no other in prayer, and you trust no other as your Savior…Theresa, you are faithful.”

Then I thought “Is it really that simple?”, so I typed “Ephesians 1:1 commentary in the search bar, and found a commentary written by Alexander MacLaren at biblehub.com. 

These words really blessed me:

“The saints are saints because they are first of all faithful. ‘Faithful’ here, of course, does not mean, as it usually does in our ordinary language, ‘true’ and ‘trusty,’ ‘reliable’ and ‘keeping our word,’ but it means simply ‘believing’; having faith, not in the sense of fidelity, but in the sense of trust.”

 

Shall I write a poem now? I think I will write an acrostic poem. Here goes.

 

“Faithful” by Theresa Anne Moore

 

ully persuaded to trust in His love

A wakened to walk in a course from above

nclining to hear as He speaks to the heart

T rembling with reverent joy He imparts

F orgoing philosophies vainly promoted

U tterly  treasuring His wisdom. . . devoted

L  oving partakers of His grace thereof

 

Yikes!  I left out the “H” I will try to repair this poem soon. Sorry. 😦

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here:www.biblegateway.com They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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Verses: Part One ( From Praising to Petitioning, to Interceding)

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Scripture reference;

“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Acts 17:24-28

 

Isn’t it fascinating how our thoughts can trek currents in that sparsely charted sea to which we refer as, “Our Knowledge of Him?”

 

I was having some quiet time today relaxing and reflecting on the beautiful way the Lord has cared for me as I once described it in a poem and devotion I wrote here  a few years ago:

 https://serenadedinseconds.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/r-is-for-rose/

For a long time now this verse has surfaced in my mind quite often… whenever I take the time to consider the Lord’s steadfast love and  the tender mercies that He has lavished on me:

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6

My thoughts about my “rose” devotion lead me to that Bible verse. I have clung to it often while praying this line from “The Lord’s Prayer”:

“And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.” (Luke 11:4b)

Then I thought about how I often exchange the word “us” for the word “me” in that line. This thought lead me to reckoning and to resting in the fact that I can pray these words the next time I am feeling a burden for my brothers or sisters in the Lord:

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow them all the days of their lives: and they will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6

The next thing I knew, I was pondering these words of Fanny Crosby that were surfacing in my mind:

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Then I paused and thought of those people I have known who have professed that they do “not” believe in the message of the gospel, and felt sad and began to compose another verse. I like to think she wouldn’t mind if  I shared it here:

 

There are those you’ve made in your image, Lord,

Who are still in unbelief;

Give them eyes to see.  Grant them ears to hear

So they would abide in Thee…

 

Draw “them” nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died.
Draw “them” nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

 

Will you pray these verses with me?  ❤

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please use this link: 

http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just use this link:
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Revival

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Scripture Reference;

14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” 2Corinthians 4:14-16 KJV

 

My precious friend Deb is blogging again! I am so thankful.

https://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/

 

“Revive Us Again” by William P. Mackav

 

We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.

Refrain

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

We praise Thee, O God!
For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night.

Refrain

All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain,
Who hath borne all our sins,
And hath cleansed every stain.

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All glory and praise
To the God of all grace,
Who hast brought us, and sought us,
And guided our ways.

Refrain

Revive us again;
Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.

Refrain

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:
http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here: www.biblegateway.com   They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

“Pining” (an acrostic poem)

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Scripture Reference;

13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:14-16 KJV

“Pining” by Theresa Anne Moore

P ersistently present

I n a world far away

N oting each moment – not

I ntending to delay

N eeding to circumvent

G reater goals gone astray

Well, I am wondering if I should have inserted punctuation marks. I guess I will leave it as it is.

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Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here:www.biblegateway.com They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

The Heart’s Longing

Scripture reference;

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27 KJV

 

I just love hymns. I like to sing them at home. This is one I have sung many times at my kitchen sink.

 

“I Am Thine O Lord” by Fanny Crosby

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Refrain

Draw me nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died.
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the power of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.

Refrain

O the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!

Refrain

There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.

Refrain