Harbour Of Grace

When do I designate it a distraction ?

I lose my way in the wilderness of my being
existence only in the shell of my world
I create walls of shattered thoughts
mortar that crumbles beneath my feet

Weary I crawl and claw my way
through brambles and thorns
leaving surface scars of my journey

Do I ever reach the thought I’m thinking?

Will it every become an expression?

My words are scrambled as I fight for clarity
puzzle pieces have been lost and dropped
Will the canvas ever be whole again?

My harbour is vanishing before my very eyes
the lights are dimming in the thick dense fog
I’m prepared to lose the battle
my body is tired and growing heavy
tired of the struggle to stay afloat

Oh let me sink beneath the surface
the life line threads are unraveling
I am at peace my soul knows the way
inner peace welcomes me,
cloaks me with warmth and assurance
my soul is safe I am freed from this demon

I made it my feet touch the golden streets!

KJS©

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The Absolute (He Knoweth ALL Things)

Unmasked
are all the
hidden bruises ~
shadows
left behind
from
silent crosses ~
engrained with
anxiety
fears
and pain

Exposed
are all the
inner thoughts ~
ghosts
taken residence
from
hearts theory ~
ideas
judgment
and conclusions

Unveiled
are all the
silent songs ~
refrains
unsung melodies
bursting
with LIFE ~
love
acceptance
and contentment

There is HOPE, for He knoweth all things.
There is GRACE for His mercy endureth forever.
There is LOVE for on Calvary I was on His mind.

KJS

He Knoweth All Things

Managing “the pressure” with JESUS … (Avenue of Encouragement)

 

Luke 12:25 (NIV)

 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?

 

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Although we all live in a time of incredible progress, more and more people find it tremendously difficult to deal with stress, tension, and anxiety. This earthly realm we currently reside in, sadly offers extensive pressures and immense strain. 

 

In order to live confidently in these demanding times, lives in all areas must be committed to Christ our Lord. Only through this avenue of sincere intimate relations with our Saviour, one will achieve ultimate assurance and guidance through these earthly storms.

 

Our small efforts to be successful will slowly snuff out like an old candle stick fighting to stay lit. Stay focused on Him, feed on HIS word, keep your lantern filled with oil ~ HIS Holy spirit! It is then you can…

 

Live confidently, write with purpose, and share your offerings of encouragement, so that others may be encouraged to walk in HIS light!

 

Lend a helping hand of faith and courage. Pray together, trust together, rest together underneath the shelter of HIS unfailing word!

 

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Proverbs 18:10 (NIV)

 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;

the righteous run to it and are safe.

 

 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (Living Bible)

 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our inner strength in the Lord is growing every day.  These troubles and sufferings of ours are, after all, quite small and won’t last very long. Yet this short time of distress will result in God’s richest blessing upon us forever and ever! So we do not look at what we can see right now, the troubles all around us, but we look forward to the joys in heaven which we have not yet seen. The troubles will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.

 

Friendship, an offering of encouragement, one of God’s many richest blessings ~ benefits of walking with our King! 

“May a heart be blessed, and a soul refreshed”

 

 

 

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 Many years ago

twas a night without a moon,

the sky was dark and oh so cold

in the trees there was no tune.

 

For on this night the wind did blow

midst the storm a mighty gale,

arrows of rain had pelted down

that soon turned into hail!

 

A little robin sought his shelter

upon a maple high,

tossed about from mighty winds

he looked up to the sky.

 

“Dear Lord” he prayed “please keep me safe 

amid the dark, please shine your light”,

twas then he thought he heard a song

deep within the shadows night.

 

For underneath the spruces bow 

a little sparrow had nested,

refuged from the mighty storm

in His masters hand he rested.

 

On the winds his song it carried

to the maple high,

come my friend and rest with me

in His love we shall abide!

 

So the robin took his flight

to the spruce below,

together with the sparrow prayed 

and sang while billows rolled!

 

The robin prayed and thanked His Maker

for the answered prayer,

for sending him the little sparrow

for His love and care.

 

KJS©

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Promise of Prayer

Was prayer part of your New Years resolutions?

 

Prayer’s foundation ~ God’s assurance! Spiritual exercising ~ spiritual energy that makes way for God’s bounty of promises! 

God’s promises that bless our present, and our heavenly future!

My great Auntie always told me, “Promises are God’s golden fruit, just waiting to be picked by your hands of prayer” 

I pray God will bless and guide our lives and offerings of encouragement.

Amen

Sharing a prayer I wrote last year; a prayer that remains current in my everyday walk with God.

 

Dearest Jesus Saviour of mine

I know Thou art with me and I am thine,

You are the Potter and I the clay

Mould me and make me have Thine own way.

 

Dearest Jesus lover of my soul

Embrace my life and make me whole,

Complete me I pray and never let me stray

From the rock of ages the true gospel way.

 

Dearest Lord shepherd of my life

Guide me through life’s darkest strife,

Hold me fast to the cross I will cling

Amazing grace forever I will cling.

 

Dearest Redeemer my El Shaddai

Your praises I’l sing in the sweet by and by,

Forever to dwell in the city of Gold

Surrounded by family friends and saints of old.

 

Dearest Saviour now I see face to face

Beholding your glory your love I embrace,

Arm in arm with saints forever I will stroll

Immortal will I stand as eternity unfolds!

 

Amen

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