Awareness

Three christian poems to encourage and inspire you!


Awareness
Poet - Miriam Teichner


God - let me be aware.
Let me not stumble blindly down the ways,
Just getting somehow safely through the days,
Not even groping for another hand,
Not even wondering why it all was planned,
Eyes to the ground unseeking for the light,
Soul never aching for a wild-winged flight.
Please, keep me eager just to do my share,
God - let me be aware.

God - let me be aware.
Stab my soul fiercely with others' pain,
Let me walk seeing horror and stain.
Let me hands, groping, find other hands.
Give me the heart that divines, understands.
Give me the courage, wounded, to fight.
Flood me with knowledge, drench me in light.
Please keep me eager just to do my share.
God - let me be aware.


Worship strengthens you. It gives you a sense of God's presence and ultimately His protection and provision.
T.D. Jakes



If You Can't Find Joy
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 2008


If you can't find joy in your daily life, have you walked away from the source?
Are you letting your problems fill up your heart, are you living in daily remorse?
Does your life feel empty, unchallenged and dull? Is fulfillment not treasure enough?
Do you feel rejected unneeded, dismayed; is your road so lonely and rough?

Are you searching for treasures beyond your reach, for goals you cannot obtain?
Are you placing your trust in the gold of this world - a substance that will not remain?
Have you been persuaded that life is fulfilled when power is in your control?
Are you surrounded by thoughts of success to the point you've forgotten your soul?

Have you not heard that man is but dust and all earthly efforts are vain?
Are you so centered on what you achieve that other's advice you disdain?
What will you do when your plans are fulfilled? Will you sit back in your pride and your glee?
Will you tell the whole world of what you've achieved and proudly shout, "World! Look at me!"?

Friend, I must tell you, your works aren't your own, there's nothing on earth you possess,
You may have titles to deeds and great wealth, things here on earth to caress.
But God is the owner, Creator of all, who allows you this privilege, this joy.
It's here for a moment and gone in a flash, so quickly time comes to destroy.

Lay not up treasures down here on earth, let not this be your concern.
Life in eternity holds your rewards, investments that bring great return.
Give back to God all that is His, not just the things you can spare,
You'll find more fulfillment, more peace in your heart, when you willingly give what you share.

God will reward you for giving to Him, more than your heart could request;
His shovel is bigger than any sized pails, be ready to be richly blessed.


Things are changed by a faith that defies obstacles and laughs at impossibilities.
Nicky Gumbel



Josiah's Example
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 1999


The wickedness and sin that caused the blood to flow,
brought wrath and anger from the lips of God.
The promises He made had all been cast aside
by heathen worship that the people wrought.

These people bore His name, were guided by His light,
yet constantly they walked the road of sin.
They heeded not His laws, rejected holy ways,
and blatantly let Satan enter in.

God's patience did endure and mercy did abound,
yet never did repentance show its face.
The final line was drawn, the depth of sin too deep,
and God no longer handed out His grace.

The punishment announced, the years of sin were tolled,
and no one could reverse the judgment call.
The wickedness of the king that drew the people down
had finally come and reached them, one and all.

Josiah came to rule, a lad of eight years old,
who recognized that God should be obeyed.
He broke the altars down, and set the groves aflame,
and brought to justice leaders that had strayed.

He cleaned the house of God, and found the Books of Law;
commandments that were meant to guide man's way.
So day by day he worked until the way was cleared,
and folks would seek God's face; they'd come to pray.

But God could not reverse the judgement He'd proclaimed,
the punishment for sin was bound to come.
Josiah's life was good, and God declared it so,
but those who sinned must pay the final sum.

God did defer the time until Josiah's death
because he served the Lord with heart and soul.
But when his life was o'er, God's wrath was set at large,
to punish, to destroy and bring control.

Will mankind ever learn that God is quite sincere?
That what He's written will all come about?
It seems that sin abounds, that folks are nonchalant,
but God still has control, there is no doubt.

If we cannot discern the deepest will of God,
that man was made to glorify His name,
We need to read The Word, to listen to His voice,
and like Josiah, all God's laws proclaim.


Daily, quiet attention to the Word of God...even if it is only for a few minutes, will become for me the focal point of everything.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer



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