Shine Before Men *Matt. 5:13-16

Matthew 5:13-16;NIV
Let Your light shine before man that they may see your good deeds and praise the Lord God Almighty.
Short and sweet. Few words, but powerful.
Lord, fan the coal into flame. May we be a burning torch for You that our light would shine ever so bright that it would draw people to You. That they would see our good deeds and glorify You – the One True God. In Jesus Name, Amen.



Want to Hear

What do you want to hear
Is it that your God is near

Would you be surprised
Have you realized
that this is true
God Almighty is with you
It’s not a feeling
but God revealing
the way you should go
this He wants you to know
through thick and thin
you have the power to win
But there is just
one thing that you must
in God totally trust
Do you need to adjust
The time is here, it’s now
for the Lord did plow
so the way is clear
for all those to hear
Are you serious
Or have you become delirious
you will see His mighty hand
as you obey His command
You He wants to lift
to give you a good gift
Something you can hold
which is better than gold
So today may we serve
for only You deserve
our utmost best
our God, be blessed


It’s not that my thoughts roam
when I’m sitting, writing a poem.
Thoughts are quite specific,
which I think is terrific.
When they are about
I want to shout
hallelujah to the Lord
singing in one accord
with angels from on high
my voice rising past the sky.
There is a great connection
Jesus is my perfection.
In Him I will know
the way of the flow,
when I am all done
it will honor the Son.

Rejoice *Matt. 5:1-12

Matthew 5:1-12;NIV
Rejoice and be glad when people insult, are mean, hurtful, and persecute you, for your reward is great – they persecuted the prophets who went before you.
Lord, help us to keep our eyes on You. Help us to ward off any offense. Give us forgiving hearts that You would be glorified in all that we have to go through. Your reward is great in heaven. Teach us how to store up riches in heaven. May our eyes be on You and the things of this world will grow strangely dim in the light of Your glorious face. Make us strong in You. Give us confidence, courage, and boldness to hold firm to You, Your Word. And when we are slipping and having trouble holding on, I thank You for Your faithfulness in not letting us go by extending Your mighty arm and Your righteous right hand to take hold of us to keep us safe and secure from all alarm. Steady our heart, hands, and feet. Be glorified in our lives. Thank You God! In Jesus Name. Amen.