The only GodThe Lord Declares His SovereigntyThe only God5 days ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
43:8 Bring out the people who are blind, even though they have eyes,
those who are deaf, even though they have ears!
43:9 All nations gather together,
the peoples assemble.
Who among them announced this?
Who predicted earlier events for us?
Let them produce their witnesses to testify they were right;
let them listen and affirm, ‘It is true.’
43:10 You are my witnesses,” says the Lord,
“my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may consider and believe in me,
and understand that I am he.
No god was formed before me,
and none will outlive me.
43:11 I, I am the Lord,
and there is no deliverer besides me.
43:12 I decreed and delivered and proclaimed,
and there was no other god among you.
You are my witnesses,” says the Lord, “that I am God.
43:13 From this day forward I am he;
no one can deliver from my power;
I will act, and who can prevent it?”
44:6 This is what the Lord, Israel’s king,
God is the CreatorGenesis 1God is the Creator5 days ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The Creation of the World
1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
1:2 Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. 1:3 God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! 1:4 God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. 1:5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.
1:6 God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water. 1:7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. It was so. 1:8 God called the expanse “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning, a second day.
1:9 God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place and let dry ground appear.” It was so. 1:10
ConversationsLike a comic book superhero, you posess an amazing power - the words you say. With words, you can affect another person's life dramatically - in either a positive or a negative way. Think hard about the words you say before you say them; unlike computer discs or videotapes, those words can't be erased once they've been spoken. Make it a point always to speak positively - words of kindness, helpfulness, and mercy. Use your "power" for good!Conversations5 days ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. ~ PROVERBS 10:19 NIV
"A good man out of the good treaasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." ~ MATTHEW 12:35-37 NKJV
*~ Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa
CounselWho you gonna listen to? Modern society, through television, movies, and popular music, will give you plenty of advice - most all of it bad. Taking counsel from God and committed Christians, though, will provide an entirely different perspective - the right one. Choose to follow God's counsel - He is perfect and has laid out clear instructions to obey His Word, the Bible. He'll also use other Christians to help guide you in the decisions that you must make - and you'll have plenty.Counsel5 days ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel. ~ PROVERBS 12:15 NASB
Then Jehoshaphat added, "But first let's find out what the LORD says." ~ 1 KINGS 22:5 NLT
*~ Appreciate the commands of Scripture as much as the promises. ~ Bruce & Stan ~*
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. ~ PROVERBS 19:20 NASB
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder. And His name will be ca
AngerYou've probably heard the old saying, "Don't get mad, get even." Well, here's some good advice for you: Don't do either. Anger robs people of the joy of the Christian life. On the other hand, being quick to forgive will help you defeat those angry feelings. Ask God for His strength to swap your anger for His joy.Anger5 days ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. ~ JAMES 1:19-20 NIV
Do not associate with a man given to anger; or go with a hot-tempered man, or you will learn his ways and find a snare for yourself. ~ PROVERBS 22:24-25 NASB
*~ For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~*
Don't be quick-temepered, for anger is the friend of fools. ~ ECCLESIASTES 7:9 NLT
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression. ~ PROVERBS 19:11 NKJV
A fool's wrath is presen
The whole armor of GodEphesians 6:10-20The whole armor of God5 days ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,
against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth,
having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet
with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of
faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
being watchful to this end with all perseveran
RIPBelow the ground, you rest in peace.RIP6 days ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Beyond the earth, your life won’t cease.
Along the wind, your spirit flows.
Within the beauty, your heart grows.
Beneath our feet, your body fades.
Above our heads, your soul cascades.
Behind are left some painful thoughts.
Between the realms, your spirit’s sought.