The Father's LoveI lie here on the cold floor
Darkness is my only companion
Depression hits like a tidal wave
Live seems so pointless
Death will always be knocking at my door
And sometimes I want to answer it
But instead I shoot up a silent prayer
I'll hope to a God if he's up there
Maybe He can rescue me
Maybe, just maybe, He will hear my cry
Maybe, just maybe, He'll see my pitiable state
And while I lie here crying I feel something
A warmth consumes my body
I feel a peace come over my soul
I fall into the love of the Father
He wraps His arms of love around me
And somehow I think I might be able to make it
The dark suddenly does seem so black
The floor doesn't feel quite so cold
And life seems like it may be worth living
In this moment of peace, I gain strength
I rise to my feet and move towards the door
The outside world will try and crush me
It will beat me down and bruise me
But I know that someone cares
And maybe, just maybe, that will be enough to get me through this life.
If God is love why is there suffering in the worldBelievers and non-believers have asked this same question.If God is love why is there suffering in the world1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
It’s like a way to blame God for all that is happening all around the world. To have an excuse to not believe, or to disobey.
I recently read someone’s conversation in the internet about this topic and that inspired me to write this.
If you want to mix God’s love and suffering. First you have to ask yourself “why is there suffering?”
Why is there suffering in the world?
Because sin ruined a perfect creation.
Sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4). When we break God’s law, we turn our backs to Him. When Adam and Eve sinned they threw away their perfection and embraced imperfection. Our relationship with the creator was damaged; and we were separated from Him (Isaiah 59:2).
The law reflects the character of God; therefore if you act against the law you act against God Himself.
The law of God is1: eternal, good, just, righteous, pure, perfect, truth, peace, honorable,
Word of GodHebrews 4:12Word of God1 year ago in Personal More Like This
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Let God prepare you to face the world. God's word can live through you. God wants us to be God seeking people. He wants us trusting Him and doing His will through His Son Jesus Christ. Seek God's direction through the Holy Spirit. Jesus said He would send us a helper and all we have to do is trust in Him and live our life in God's word seek His glory through Jesus. Great is our God who sent us a savior and forgives us of our sins. Thank you lord Jesus for what you did and let us be more like you.
15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper,[f] to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither s
Will we listen?Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasureWill we listen?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
We cannot find direction from God if we do not seek His Word. Let the Holy Spirit work in you through God's word. When you read God's Word, ask yourself what it tells you about God. Pray, praise God for who he is, and ask Him how you should become more like him. We must search out God's plans and priorities and let them guide our decisions and our path through His word and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us. He has left a way for Him to speak to us, will we listen?
I Found GodI did not find God in a church building.I Found God5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I found him in my lowest point
I did not find him in Sunday school
I found him when I needed his grace
I did not find him as I lived a "perfect" life
I found him when I hated myself
I found him in my imperfections
I found him when I failed over and over
I found him when I screamed at him and asked him why
Because it was then that I discovered his love
When I could no longer ask forgiveness
I discovered that he forgave me
When I knew I was no longer fit to be his child
I realized that I was made perfect
You see, I learned about God in church, but I met him in the shattered remains of my life
When he was willing to love me still
When he was willing to claim me as his own
When he saw me as perfect
That was when I found God
Do you trust?Do you trust?Do you trust?1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The future looks
Big and scary
It can be tomorrow,
Or even years
It could be a decision with:
Marriage, friendship, career,
Where to live or anything else
Nothing is too small
Or too big
He may not
What to do in the next year
But He is a lamp
To your feet
And will show us the next step
Wait on the Lord
Trust in Him
He knows what to do
He has all the steps planned
Do you trust Him enough
Search with all
That you are
And you will find Him
Even if you fall
Get up again,
Trust, and follow Him
For He loves you
And has the best for you
More than you can imagine
God made us one1 Corinthians 12:24-26 (NKJV)God made us one1 year ago in Personal More Like This
24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
God made us one in the body of Christ. When we came to know our savior, we also became one with each other through Christ Jesus. Now we stand together in Christ Jesus allowing Him to work through us and depending on Him to work His will through each one of us working together in God's plans. When one hurts, we all should hurt and when one rejoices, we all should rejoice. Lord help us to let the Holy Spirit lead us and show us how to be one in you. Lord give us a heart that wants to live for you and let your light shine in us for all to see.
A Life in LettersA is for Art, my greatest form of expression.A Life in Letters1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
B is for Beauty, a little of it can be found just about anywhere.
C is for Clarity, of which I hope to keep in my life.
D is for Dreams, which I will work to accomplish.
E is for Everything, which all connects to each other in some way.
F is for Freedom, given to me through Jesus Christ.
G is for God, who brought Jesus to us.
H is for Happiness, desperately needed in the world.
I is for Imagination, I couldn't imagine a world without it.
J is for Joy, which comes from having all the things mentioned above.
K is for Kings, because we were all called to be Kings and Queens.
L is for love, my reason for being and a driving force like no other.
M is for Moving, continue to move forward, don't look back.
N is for Never, never giving up.
O is for Obstacles, they will always be there, overcome them!
P is for Perseverance, be persistent a
Who I am in ChristI am accepted by Christ. "Christ accepted you so you should accept each other, which will bring glory to God." Romans 15:7Who I am in Christ1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
God loves me and has chosen me. "God loves you and we know he has chosen you." 1 Thessalonians 1:4
I am a child of God. "But all who did accept him and believe in him he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12
As a Child of God, I am an heir with Christ. "If we are God's children, we will receive blessings from God together with Christ. But we must suffer as Christ suffered so that we will have glory as Christ has glory." Romans 8:17
I am a friend of Jesus. "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing. But I call you friends because I have made know to you everything I have heard from my Father." John 15:15
"If anyone belongs to Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new!" 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am no longer a slave but a child of an heir. "So now you are not a slave; you
PassionPassionPassion1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Once was empty
Not worth living
Then You came
Into my life
Showing me colors
You gave me
To want to live
You filled me
With so much passion
Tat at times
I want to
Be with you
To go back
To that miserable life
I don’t care
Or hate me
I will give
Stay with You
I’d rather be
Not for the world
Not for friends
Not for my family
Not even my life
I will always
You who gave Your all to me
Even Your life
Could I give
Than what You did
You gave me life
You became my love
You became my Lord
You became my Savior
Jesus, Son of God
Calling All ArtistsWe all get down on our slumpsCalling All Artists1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
From people who have
No clue on how to treat the other
We all cry for a while
Then we realize
And ask ourselves
Why should we cry tears
For those who don't deserve
Even rain drops
They were lessons
In our lives
They may call us names
But we'll never fall to their will
Every now and then
People pick on our talents
only because they're jealous
And want it
They want to have something unique
So they try to steal it from us
Claiming it is all them
No help at all
God has given you each
A talent you need to awake!
To the bullies and trolls
Quit to trying to pick on others
And sharpen your personality
For the better!
Would you like it if someone
Bullied you to the point where
You implode from the inside?
Artists of all kind
I dare you to drop your means of art on the desk
Raise your hands to the sky
Remembering the Original Artist
And first Corinthians 10 verse 13
Whatever walls He draws in front of us
I guarantee He's already sketched
A floor plan for our escape
Be kind to one anotherEphesians 4:31-32Be kind to one another11 months ago in Personal More Like This
31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
By showing compassion, our character is strengthened. Are you able to forgive those who have wronged you? God shapes us into His purpose if we surrender our self to Him. Can you be generous with those less deserving? Bring glory to God let Jesus lead you into a path of righteousness. To the Father who is in heaven be the thanks and we praise Him forever.
Trust God every dayProverbs 3:5Trust God every day11 months ago in Personal More Like This
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
We can't always control our ups and downs, but we can trust God every day. We can trust he will help us through our trials. In the end, he will reward us for our consistent faith.
God's instructionsJames 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.God's instructions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
God's wisdom is complete and there is no errors in his judgment. The way to know God's instructions is to know his Word.
Godly Relationships 1: Choices About DatingThe choices you make will determine the quality and direction of your life. And that includes all the choices you make about your dating life. As an informed citizen of the 21st century, you have every reason to make wise choices. But sometimes, when the pressure of the dating world threaten to grind you up and spit you out, you may feel tempted to make decisions that are displeasing to God. When you do you'll suffer in more ways than you can imagine.Godly Relationships 1: Choices About Dating1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
So, as you pause to consider the kind of Christian you are-and the kind of Christian you want to become-ask yourself whether you're sitting on the fence or standing in the light. And then, if you sincerely want to follow in the footsteps of the One from Galilee, make choices that are pleasing to him. He deserves no less... and neither, for that matter, do you.
The Anchor of the CrossThe Anchor of the CrossThe Anchor of the Cross1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
We are called to be fishers of men by God. It is a hard road. It is filled with valleys, with its thorns, sadness, pain, anguish, trials and tribulations, and with its mountains, with its peaceful hills and calming winds.
Even with the rain and storms, there is an anchor that protects us from them. That anchor, the source of peace in rain and sun, is Jesus himself. He is there for us. He wants us to come to Him where He is waiting with arms wide open. He is warm, peaceful and is always there. He is always there.
He loves you so much that He gave His life for you, a sinner. He also defeated death for you and rose again to bring His bride home someday. Will you accept Him and become His bride?
Godly Relationships 91: PessimismPessimism and Christianity don't mix. Why? Because Christians have every reason to be optimistic about life here on earth and life eternal. As C.H. Spurgeon observed, "Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainstream of our joy." But sometimes, we fall prey to worry, frustration, anxiety, or sheer exhaustion, and our hearts become heavy. What's needed is plenty of rest, a large dose of perspective, and God's healing touch.Godly Relationships 91: Pessimism1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
Today, make a promise to yourself and keep it: vow to be a hope-filled Christian. Think optimistically about your life, your family, your future, and your friends. Trust your hopes, not your fears. Take time to celebrate God's glorious creation. And then, when you've filled your heart with hope and gladness, share your optimism with your friends and loved ones. They'll be better for it, and so will you.
Shine on me...Lord Jesus...Lord when I think of the wondrous deeds You've achievedShine on me...Lord Jesus...6 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
of the things You've done for me...
the magnificent deeds...all them birds and all them trees
all those fruits which sprouts in spring
all those sings those blue birds sing...
O God so Holy
O God so good...
see Your servant infirm, sinful...
have mercy on me...
See my soul cries out to You
at the gates of the temple...
see I am crippled by the things which cannot satisfy
see I am gripped with things of the world constantly...
Lord hear the cry of Your people
hear my cry O God
and shine on me God...shine on me...
Shine Your light
make me whole
make me see again...
lift me up, raise my soul
bring me peace O make me whole
call my name, Lord I will follow
wherever You go...
Shine Your light
Have mercy on a crude sinner...like me...
True, that a master does not give bread to the dogs but his children
but Lord whatever crumbs fall down
give them to me...
Shine Your light
bring me to the land You promised my forefathers
Just a reminder to believers in JesusI just want to remind us as believers in Jesus we need to pray hard for new believers of Jesus. We need to lift them up to God and allow Jesus to work in them. I Pray for us to lead, teach, and guide them as they try to walk with Jesus. Lord do not let us judge them but show us how to love them. God I pray they seek you and find a church home so we can give them strength through the blood of Jesus. I pray when they fall we will be there to pick them up. I pray we can live for you Jesus and show the world your love. I pray most of all that we share with them you can't change, it has to come from Jesus. We need to share with them it will be a hard road and it won't be easy. I pray we tell them we must give up self and live for Jesus. I pray we show them what it means to live for Jesus. I pray we can help each other and have faith in God and seeking Him through Jesus, in Jesus name, AmenJust a reminder to believers in Jesus1 year ago in Personal More Like This