View three different scripture poems each week on Calvary’s Facebook page, Calvary’s website and in the Freestone County Times.
November 6, 2022
While I May Be Found
A man is wise to lookFor me while I may be found.I shall not continuouslySeek a manWho runs consistentlyFrom me because he can.
I want to be plantedIn a man’s soul,But I cannot enterIf a man’s heart is closed.Transgressions take a terrible toll.
A man needs to call my name,Or he only has himself to blame.If he claims his need for me,He shall be with me for eternity.
It takes faith to follow my lead.Forgiveness a man must seekFor his evil deeds.I am quick to noticeA searching heart;I promise to do my part.Isolated from me a manHas a black heart.
By ELMApril 19, 2022
“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found,call ye upon him while he is near.”Isaiah 55:6 (KJV)
October 9, 2022
If Christ Be in You
If Christ be in you,Your life is new.You are not the same;Christ has taken awayAll of your shame.
The Holy Spirit is life;He assists in bringing To an end sinful strife.One looks forwardTo the afterlife.
You are no longerSaturated in the flesh;Life has become original,Less mythicalAnd centered on the biblical.
We are debtorsWho no longer liveAfter the flesh.Our minds and soulsHave been refreshed.
By ELMOctober 8, 2022
“And if Christ be in you, the body is deadbecause of sin; but the Spirit is lifebecause of righteousness.”Romans 8:10 (KJV)
October 2, 2022
It Makes My Mouth Water
It makes my mouth waterWhen I hear the Word;It makes life less blurred.My soul can fly as a bird.God’s divine phrasesCan take me out of life’s mazesAnd cause me to sing his praises.
It makes my mouth waterWhen I hear the Gospel preached;When my pastor speaksFrom Sunday to Sunday,I listen to a holy speech.When his tongue is loosed,To God’s Word I’m introduced.
It makes my mouth waterWhen I read the Holy Scripture.I envision divine picturesThat make my life richer.The pages of my bible I turnFor I know I have a lot to learn.God’s holy will I must discern.
By ELMSeptember 29, 2022
“And his mouth was opened immediately,and his tongue loosed, and hespake, and praised God.”Luke 1:64 (KJV)
September 18, 2022
In the Power of His Might
In the power of God’s mightPut up a good fightWhether day or nightAlways struggling for the rightMoments may be opportuneWhether night or high noonHum a gospel tuneJesus is coming again soonStand against the wilesWith a beaming Christian smileAs you traverse a few milesRemembering Satan is full of guileWe wrestle against principalitiesLucifer is always contradictoryGodly men not being in the majorityYet in Christ achieving the victorySpiritual wickedness in high placesMay be realized by men’s facesSin always leaves behind some tracesSo we continue to run the racesWearing the breastplate of righteousnessBelievers must not drown in idlenessSatan’s attacks contain some frightfulnessAs we maintain a degree of rightfulnessFighting with the sword of the SpiritUntil our heavenly home we inheritBut not by our own meritsYet never to disinherit
By ELMAugust 22, 2022
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in theLord, and in the power of his might.”Ephesians 6:10 (KJV)
September 4, 2022
The Erroneous Sort of Pride
Destruction comes afterErroneous pride;After which thereIs no place to hide.Step outsideYourself and look;There is no wayTo obliterate it.Life lived is like a bookWith all chapters read.Arrogant behavior spreadsWherever one treads.Then comes the fall,The decline, the declivity,The downward slopeWhere one finds no hope
Before a fall take note;You can rid yourselfOf misguided hope.Allow Jesus to take control;Surely your name is on his roll.Even the best of saintsNeed a little restraint.A haughty heartStirs up strifeDay or night.Become as a child;Be meek and mild.Be veracious with yourself.Honesty goes hand In hand with modesty.
By ELMSeptember 2, 2022
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”Proverbs 16:18 (KJV)
August 21, 2022
My blood painted the crossAnd tainted the ground;It puddled at the rugged footWhere it darkened like soot.Men can be justified freelyBy placing faith in my bloodTo cover all transgressionsAs they state their confessions.My blood makes an atonementFor human souls.While you were yet sinners,I died for each of you.You were saved from wrath by me;You were reconciled to God by me.You must eat my fleshAnd drink my blood to have life.Live in the light; get out of the night.I shall raise you up at the last day.Without the shedding of my bloodThere is no remission.I passed over you in EgyptIf the blood was about your door.Your redemption is by my blood.I am the lamb without spot;With my blood you’ve been bought.You were far off,But now you are nigh.
By ELMAugust 9, 2022
“For this is my blood of the new testament,which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”Matthew 26:28 (KJV)
August 7, 2022
Grapes of Thorns or Figs of Thistles
A man should neverMistake grape vinesFor thorn bushes.The grapes shall shineIn the morning light;They get fatter asThey get ripe.Grapes are not gatheredFrom a bramble bush.Such thoughtsShould be hushed.
Figs of many kindsAre delicious and fine:Black Mission Figs,LSU Purple Figs,Chicago Cold Hardy Figs,Brown Turkey Figs,Celeste Figs,Etcetera.Figs do not have thistles;No need to blow a whistleOr notify officials.
By ELMAugust 6, 2022
“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do mengather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?”Matthew 7:16 (KJV)In Context: Matthew 7:15-23
July 24, 2022
A Heart as Fat as Grease
Some have a heartAs fat as grease;Their ticker is swollen,And they do as they please.They need to take a tripDown on their knees.Their souls are so cold;They’re going to freeze.
Pride prevents manyFrom looking on the inside.If they did, they would notLike what they see.Their own vanityBecomes their guide.They have no conceptOf God’s precepts.
Some have a heartAs fat as grease;Their pride needs to decrease.They’re following the wide way;They’re not considering peace.Their time in true worshipDoes not increase.Their spirits are bleak.
By ELMJuly 1, 2022
“Their heart is as fat as grease;but I delight in thy law.”Proverbs 119:70 (KJV)
July 17, 2022
God Doesn’t Owe You Anything
God doesn’t owe you anythingWhether you are a pauper or a king.
God doesn’t owe you anythingWhether or not you have shoestrings.
God doesn’t owe you anything Whether or not you have a diamond ring.
God doesn’t owe you anythingEven though you have gifts to bring.
God doesn’t owe you anythingEven though you have a hymn to sing.
God doesn’t owe you anythingEven though you are worshiping.
God doesn’t owe you anythingRegardless of your status in society.
God doesn’t owe you anythingRegardless of your notoriety.
God doesn’t owe you anythingRegardless of your piety.
By ELMJune 24, 2022
“… How much owest thou unto my Lord?”Luke 16:5b (KJV)
July 10, 2022
God Gives Grace
Grace instills goodwillToward every man.Christ wants men toHave an abundant supply,And applyIt to their livesThereby being fulfilled.
The proud,The pompous,The presumptuous,Men should resist;God does.
Grace decoratesThe heart of men,Allowing themTo begin again.It permits forgivenessAnd enthrones forbearanceIn a man’s heart.
By ELMJune 28, 2022
“…God resisteth the proud, butgiveth grace unto the humble.”James 4:6b (KJV)
June 26, 2022
Can you move a mountain?If you’re doubting, you can’t.Faith must be firmly implantedIn the soul to do so.Don’t doubt.
Put to death hesitation;Be bold in your faith.You belong to God’s nation;In His kingdom you liveAnd have your being.Remember the fig tree,And celebrate being free.Spread the seeds of belief.Christian confidenceStrengthens your credibility.Don’t doubt.
By ELMJune 29, 2022
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I sayunto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shallnot only do this which is done to the fig tree, butalso if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou re-moved, and be thou cast into the sea;it shall be done.”Matthew 21:21 (KJV)
June 19, 2022
Finish the Course
Testify the gospelLife not dear to selfFight a good fightKeep the faithLove his appearingCrown of righteousnessReceive JesusCompassed with a greatCloud of witnessesLay aside every weightSin so easily besets usJesus the author of our faithHe endured the crossSitting at the right handOf God’s throneJesus the finisher of our faithContradiction of sinnersThe heathen shall perishWaxing old like a garmentHis kingdom is fromGeneration to generationAn everlasting dominionSpeak the oracles of GodIn due season we shall reapLove his appearingSome will be triedSome will be cast into prisonYou are as sheepIn the midst of wolves
By ELMJune 9, 2022
“I have fought a good fight, I havefinished my course, I have kept the faith.”II Timothy 4:7 (KJV)
June 5, 2022
Afflictions, diseases, illnessesImpact all men, even the righteous.The Lord redeems believers;He is not like the Deceiver.
Afflictions may last just a little while,And the Christian may soon see their end,Or perhaps they’ll continue mile after mile,Bringing later the worshiper’s smile.
Afflictions, troubles, tribulationsAffect all men, even God’s children.For the saints these shall endWith a shout of triumph and a loud amen!
By ELMJune 4, 2022
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous:but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”Psalm 34:19 (KJV)
May 22, 2022
I Am Wisdom
At the crossroads I stand;I try to greet every man,But most do not respond.If you hear my voice,Make the right choice.Decide to replyExpediently and efficiently.Every person needs me,But many do not believe me.I always give good advice;For you I may have suggestions;If you follow them, I can giveYou able assistance.However, many menAre unwise, even ludicrous.Their behavior is often ridiculous.I always tell what is real,What is truthful and literal.My words are meaningfulAnd substantial.I may be knocking on your doorWhile you’re spread out on the floor,Not knowing what to do.I am never evil;I maintain common sense;I distribute gumption;And to your life I add substance.
By ELMMay 16, 2022
“Can’t you hear the voice of wisdom?She is standing at the city gates andat every fork in the road, and at thedoor of every house. Listento what she says:”Proverbs 8:1-3 (The Living Bible)In Context: Proverbs 8
May 15, 2022
I Have Called You by Name
I knew your nameBefore you were given a name.I knew youBefore you became you.
Do not be afraidTo approach my throne.There you can remainTo seek forgiveness and pray.I have called you by name;Admit your transgressions;No one else is to blame.I am not playing a game.
You I can always identify;You are specifically unique.My holy will you must apply;Through my Word I speak.
I have called you by name;You are now my child.I have called you by name;Your soul has been reconciled.
By ELMMay 9, 2022
“…Do not be afraid, for I haveransomed you. I have called youby name; you are mine.”Isaiah 43:1b (NLT)
May 8, 2022
Edify one another;Edify your brother;Fill up your grace cup;Build up.
Exhort your sister;Don’t miss her;Assist her;Love her.
Speak honest wordsThat do not fly;Be thankfulAnd satisfied.
Pray intercessions;Forgive transgressions;Listen to Godly wisdom;Don’t be Satan’s victim.
Edify before people go awry;It’s okay to ask why;Give your service another try;Entreat others to fly.
By ELMJune 5, 2021
“Wherefore comfort yourselvestogether, and edify one another,even as also ye do.”I Thessalonians 5:11 (KJV)
May 1, 2022
Life More than Meat
Life is more than meat,So men should not fretAbout what they eat.
All men shall be tried,But if they trust the Lord,He shall provide.
Men should not worry;Those that do shall be sorry.All burdens Christ can carry.
Life can be delectable;Life can be delightful,When men trust the Gospel.
At the cross it is good to tarry;Men need to hear the gospel storyAnd celebrate the Lord’s glory.
Life is more than what a man wears;He should focus on ChristAnd abide in his care.
Life is more than meatAs men worship at Jesus’ feet.He makes men fully complete.
By ELMNovember 6, 2020
“Therefore, I say unto you, Take no thoughtfor your life, what ye shall eat, or what yeshall drink; not yet for your body, what yeshall put on. Is not the life more than meat,and the body than raiment?”Matthew 6:25 (KJV)
April 24, 2022
Sin Dwells in Me
I recognize my shortcomings;I acknowledge my faults;I admit my sins.
Sin dwells in me,So what shall I do?I am a believerWho is deceivedBy the devilish Deceiver.
I must ask forgiveness;I must plead for mercy;I must seek my Savior.
Sin comes sneaking inA door I left open.Sin blatantly raises its head.What has Satan said?I often hear him,But what does my Savior say?
I don’t do what I should;If my faith was greater,Then I certainly could.An altar I need to buildOut of stones I would.What would I sacrifice?My Life?
Sin dwells in me,But not in eternity.
By ELMApril 23, 2022
“Now if I do that I would not,it is no more I that do it, butsin that dwelleth in me.”Romans 7:20 (KJV)
April 17, 2022
The Earth Swallowed
The Lord was provoked,Yet in righteousnessHe’s continually cloaked.Severity was evoked.Was there fire?Was there smoke?
The earth swallowedKorah’s brigade.An earsplitting hush –Soundless death followed.Empty hearts – They’d been hollow.
This fathomless pitDevoured and gobbledKorah’s contingent.Their rebellion Against Moses and AaronBrought God’s wrath,Not a heavenly path.
By ELMApril 12, 2022
“And the earth opened her mouth, andswallowed them up, and their houses,and all the men that appertained untoKorah, and all their goods.”Numbers 16:32
April 10, 2022
Out of the Pit
When Joseph hitRock bottom,He was liftedOut of the pit.Perhaps he had comeTo the end of his wit.He had to admitHis brothers heCould not outwit.Only by relying on JehovahCould he make itOut of the pit.Surely he prayedBefore the Ishmaelites came.To them he was soldFor twenty pieces of silver.What his brothers didTo him made him shiver,But he prayed toThe great DelivererWho saved him from deathIn the depth of the pit.He was now onHis way to EgyptMaintaining a firmAllegianceIn his God.
By ELMJanuary 28, 2021
“…They drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit,and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twentypieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.”Genesis 37:28b
April 3, 2022
A Stumbling Block
A stumbling block,A setback,A snagCan hurt your brotherOr another.Get it out of the way.
A stumbling block,A predicament,A pitfallCan harm or hinderA friend,An ally.Get it out of the way.
A stumbling block,A complication,A concernCan cause a constraintBetween neighborsOr fellow laborers.Get it out of the way.
A stumbling block,A dilemma,A disappointmentCan distractingly developInto a disagreementAmong fellow worshippers.Get it out of the way.
By ELMApril 23, 2021
“…No man put a stumbling block or anoccasion to fall in his brother’s way.”Romans 14:13 (KJV)
March 27, 2022
I am hemmed inBy Christ.What a better situation?I am hemmed in –Surrounded by mercy –Encircled and enclosedBy God’s loving armsInterlocking around me.
Behind me and before meChrist is there.Blessings besiege me.I am enveloped by his love;I am corned by his border.I am encased by his grace.What a greater circumstance?I am hemmed in.
I am spared from my past;I am prepared for my future.God’s blessings embellish me.God’s hand is upon me.God’s care covers me.God’s spirit leads me.I am hemmed in.
By ELMJuly 24, 2021
“You hem me in behind and before,and you lay your hand upon me.”Psalm 139:5 (NIV)
March 20, 2022
Each human hindrance Specifically heavy Mortal burdensEvery weightMust beDumped
Iniquities inviteThe EnemyTo shiftHearts
Abhorrent absurditiesPernicious poundageInsidious indignitiesOdious oppressionsHuman hypocrisiesBaleful behaviorsPerverse plotsEvery weightMust beBuried
By ELMDecember 19, 2021
“…Let us lay aside every weight, and the sinwhich doth so easily beset us….”Hebrews 12:1b (KJV)
March 13, 2022
You’ll Give an Account
Don’t cause your brotherTo stumble;Don’t fumbleGrace.If your brother thinks it’s a sin,Don’t do it.It shall make a differenceIn the end.If your brotherMay stagger,If he may be overwhelmed,Remember to liveIn the spiritual realm.Recall the OneTo whom you belong.Would He do it?He never does wrong.Every tongue shall confess;Every tongue shall professJesus as King of Kings.Isn’t this a fabulous thing?Never look down on another;He may be your brother.Build all men up;They may be downOn their luck.As a brother, never buckThe will of God.Don’t cause your brotherTo stumble;You’ve got to get humble.You will give an account;The will of God is tantamount.
By ELMFebruary 17, 2022
“Yes, each of us will give an accountof himself to God.”Romans 14:12 (TLB)In Context: Romans 14:10-13
March 6, 2022
The invasion Of a man’s heartBy the Spirit’sPersuasionIs an intrusionOf grace.
It is the optimalOccasion.Previously empty,Trust took root.A man’s soulBecomes whole.
A war has begunUsing mercy’s artillery.A barrage of faithShoots Satan’s antics.A confidence ensuesWhen Christ rules.
By ELMMarch 8, 2022
“But he that entereth in by the dooris the shepherd of the sheep.”John 10:2 (KJV)
February 27, 2022
Leave the Ninety-nine on the Mountain
From a hundred sheep One is goneSomewhere all aloneThe shepherd sorely searches
Ninety-nine on the mountainOne had gone astrayPerchance far away
Leaving the ninety-nine on the mountainBelow the sheep man combedWhere the one sheep roamed
In a narrow vale The shepherd intervenedThe one was seenHe was lost was foundLying on the groundNigh a flowing stream
The shepherd reverted To the ninety-nineThe one lost was recoveredGrace discovered
By ELMOctober 25, 2021
“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep,and one of them has gone astray and gets lost, willhe not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain andgo in search of the one that is lost?”Matthew 18:12
February 20, 2022
Through a Needle’s Eye
To go throughA needle’s eye,O my! O my!It is not wide.How does one getThrough it?How does onePursue it?By faith.
A rich manHas a difficult time.You see; he isProbably blind.Stuff and nonsenseGet in the way.Whatchamacallit.Sometimes it isThere to stay.
The kingdom,God’s heavenly realm,Has the Master at its helm.He must remain in the forefront;A man has to take a stand.It’s a place upright,A place where a man has to testify.O my! O my!It is not wide.
By ELMFebruary 19, 2022
“For it is easier for a camel to gothrough a needle’s eye, than fora rich man to enter into thekingdom of God.”Luke 18:25
February 13, 2022
We Must Never Forget
We must never forgetThat God sent his only Son,So we can have eternal life.He is the incredible Light.
We must never forget Jesus fulfilled his Father’s wish.The carpenter’s Son hung on a treeLovingly praying for men to believe.
We must never forgetThe ground beneath the cross was wetWith the blood of the Immaculate.We owe Jesus a debt.
We must never forgetWe are now soldiers, more than cadets.We wear the armor of God till yet.We owe Jesus a debt.
We must never forgetThe love Jesus has for us.We must never forgetIn Christ we do trust.
We must never forgetOur sins he bore on the cross.Without the cross all would be lost.Jesus paid the ultimate cost.
By ELMFebruary 8, 2022
“For we must never forget, dear brothers,What happened to our people in the wilderness….”I Corinthians 10:1a (TLB)
February 6, 2022
Still Fed on Milk
Baby believersCan’t digest meat;They are still fed on milk.If not on milk,They wither and wilt.They can’t be strong;They go back and forthNot sure to whom they belong.About this somebodyProbably wrote a song.
O! I wish they would be steady,And always be readyTo give an account of their faith,Yet only milk can they digest.They don’t know facts;They just guess.
They are not heart-healthy,Nor are they spiritually wealthy.Solid food is what they need,But they just can’t take it in.They follow their own desires;They don’t work;They’ve already retiredFrom a job they never did.They’re off of the straight and narrow;They fly like a dizzy sparrow.
“I have had to feed you with milk and notwith solid food, because you couldn’t digestanything stronger. And even now you stillhave to be fed on milk.”I Corinthians 3:2 (TLB)In Context: I Corinthians 3:1-4
January 30, 2022
Some men seek it; A few men find it.If a man inquires of God,He will give a bountiful supply.God is generous to provide.
In today’s word there is a shortage.Little is being reported.From heaven it needs to be imported.
It is not attained with a doubtful mind.Perhaps it takes a little time,But it can make a life sublime.
It is attached to understanding.True sapience is admired;Holy men need to be inspired.Sound sagacity needs to be practicedFor a man to be spiritually active.
By ELMJuly 19, 2021
“… For he is always ready to give a bountifulsupply of wisdom to all who ask him; he willnot resent it.”James 1:5b (TLB)
January 23, 2022
Writing on the Ground
A woman had committed adultery;Was that her life history?Her accusers brought herTo Jesus to see what he would do.This woman had been caught,But did her claimants have any faults?
Meanwhile Jesus stooped downAnd began writing on the ground.When the accusers demanded an answer,Jesus stood and said,He who had no wrongsWas to throw the first stone.
Again, Jesus stooped downAnd began writing in the dust.Were the accusers being unjust?Around the woman there gathered a crowd;Were they being too proud?
When Jesus stood again,The crowd had dispersed.To the woman he said,“Go, and sin no more.”O! How her heart soared!
By ELMJuly 20, 2021
“…Jesus stooped down, and with his fingerwrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.”John 8:6b (KJV)In Context: John 8:1-11
January 16, 2022
Wide Steps beneath My Feet
Wide steps beneath my feetKeep me standing when IFeel like I may fall;God’s grace performs it all.
You measure my steps;They are just the right length.You measure my stepsWhen the stairs are steep.
Christ stood at my door and knocked;I answered salvation’s call.He never struck hard; his rap was gentle.A fire within me he did kindle.
Wide steps beneath my feetMake my footing sure;Wide steps beneath my feetHelp with trials that I endure.
I know I’ll never slip;I praise you with my lips.With wide steps beneath my feet,I’ll walk on heaven’s golden streets.
By ELMJune 16, 2021
“You have made wide steps beneath myfeet so that I need never slip.”Psalm 18:36 (TLB)
January 9, 2022
An Offering and a Sacrifice
A doer of the WordA follower of the RedeemerA servant of salvation’s MasterA man must be
An offering and a sacrificeWas the life of ChristHe came to ransom sinful menWhose hearts are cold as ice
The Creator of manThe Son of DavidThe MessiahSaves men from Hell’s fire
An offering and a sacrificeJesus paid the priceAny man can have a new lifeLeaving this world behind
The Alpha and OmegaThe Beginning and the EndA man’s dearest FriendO! Hallelujah!
By ELMJanuary 6, 2022
“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us,and hath given himself for us an offering anda sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.”Ephesians 5:2
January 2, 2022
All That Is Within Me
All that is within meI trust, dear LordIs acceptable to thee.Is my life what youWant it to be?I know my soulIs grounded in you.My faith is placed in you.Yet, are there hiddenIn the alcoves of my soulIniquities that onlyYou can behold?You detect my essence;You search theMarrow of my mind.Your grace is intertwinedIn the gist of my being.Do trespasses abound?Please let me knowWhat you have found.Chase away my sinsWith your grace;I want to see your faceWith nothing between.Hear my pleaRegarding allThat is within me.
By ELMDecember 27, 2021
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that iswithin me, bless his holy name.”Psalm 103:1 (KJV)In Context: Psalm 103:1-5
December 26, 2021
And the Child Grew
And the Child grewThe Bethlehem BabyBorn in a mangerThere was no maybeGod’s grace commencedEmbarking on a missionBeing heaven sent
And the Child grew Being eternalNothing newWrite it in your journalPerpetually everlastingAgeless endlessCeaseless timeless
And the Child grewThe Scriptures he knewFilled with wisdomBiblical ingenuityTeaching in the templeWorking within the systemThe world trembles
And the Child grewHe hung on a crossDarkness everywhereWearing a crown of thornsCutting across his headOut of his sepulcher he cameWe are to blame
By ELMOctober 18, 2021
“And the Child grew and became strong in spirit,filled with wisdom, and the grace (favor andspiritual blessing) of God was upon Him.” Luke 2:40 (The Amplified Bible)
December 19, 2021
Anyone’s flower –A field lilyAwesomely arrayedAttired in simplicityAngelically made
This floral lifeBy the Master’s handWas clothedWith no insecuritiesIn all of its beauty
Legitimate necessitiesLaced with no anxieties –Life ought to beIf mankind onlyWould believe
Solomon robedIn kingly royaltyIn all his gloryGod richly renderedNothing missing
Field liliesBrilliantly bedeckedHere todayGone the nextAre never vexed
By ELMNovember 26, 2021
“And why worry about your clothes?Look at the field lilies! They don’tworry about theirs.”Matthew 6:28 (TLB)In Context: Matthew 6:28-30
December 12, 2021
The Life of Your Soul
What’s more fundamentalThan the life of a man’s soul?The answer is foundIn the Living Scroll.
With ears openChrist is more than a token;Listen to his wordsAs they are spoken.Discern the written.
Unfailing mercies,Unfaltering blessingsLie at the feet of Jesus;They must be picked upAnd lived.
A man’s life storyNeeds to be surroundedBy the Lord’s gloryAs seen in God’s grandeur.
Testimonies old and newAre gathered from a man’s pew.The riches of God’s graceMust be embraced.
By ELMDecember 15, 2021
“Come to me with your ears wide open.Listen, for the life of your soul is at stake.I am ready to make an everlasting covenantwith you, to give you all the unfailing merciesand love that I had for King David.”Isaiah 55:3 (TLB)
November 28, 2021
Receiving a KingdomNot stirred or displacedBy enraptured graceA kingdom receivedBy God decreed
Never movedAnd true and provedSaints before usIndeed did trust
Receiving a kingdomWith God given wisdomWith respectful reverenceDearest observance
Mesmerized livesBy mercy divineReceiving a kingdomOf hallelujah freedom
Godly fearKnowing Jesus is nearA consuming fireForgiveness aspire
By ELMNovember 27, 2021
“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannotbe moved, let us have grace, whereby we mayserve God acceptably with reverence and godlyfear; For our God is a consuming fire.”Hebrews 12:28-29 (KJV)
November 14, 2021
Countless hearts were aglow,Hoping Peter’s shadowWould fall across them.The apostles in JerusalemWere evangelizing the people.Many sick and feebleWere profoundly healed;These marvels were real.Zealous faith emerged.Souls evolved into spiritual receptors;The Holy Spirit proved their protector.
Throngs converged in Jerusalem.On their beds the sickWere carried into the streetsStriving to meetPeter or encounter his shadowSo they could be well.The tides did swell.Believers mushroomedInto masses from nearby towns,Desiring a glimpse of Peter’s shadow.Their hearts would grow.They would knowThey were children of the Lamb.
By ELMNovember 10, 2021
“Sick people were brought out into thestreets on beds and mats so that at leastPeter’s shadow would fall across someof them as he went by!”Acts 5:15 (TLB)In Context: Acts 5:14-16
November 7, 2021
Turn Off the Flow
A wise man speaksWith well-chosen words;Each syllable is crucial,Every sound essential.
Words convey a message to relate;A prudent man shall articulate.He shall be thoughtful and logicalAnd always practical And often advisable.
Too many words clutterThe perceiver’s mind.A man should knowWhen to turn off the flow.
The speaker should beConcise and incisive.He or she should beForthright and polite.
By ELMNovember 1, 2021
“Don’t talk so much. You keep puttingyour foot in your mouth. Be sensibleand turn off the flow.”Proverbs 10:19 (TLB)In Context: Proverbs 10:18-21