Journey Of Faith
We are all at different places in our journey of faith. We hope the poems and quotes encourage your journey of faith.
Anytime we set out on a journey we usually have a map or a GPS. While for a journey of faith use the words of the Bible as your guide.
Poet S.E. Kiser
Faith is not merely praying
Upon your knees at night;
Faith is not merely straying
Through darkness to the light.
Faith is not merely waiting
For glory that may be,
Faith is not merely hating
The sinful ecstasy.
Faith is the brave endeavor
The splendid enterprise,
The strength to serve, whatever
Conditions may arise.
Well Done Good And Faithful Servant
I’m nothing special, I’m what God has made;
The talents I have are not always displayed.
I’m not a horn-blower, I’m not one to shout,
But I work for the Lord as I travel about.
Be inspired by Well Done Good And Faithful Servant
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 2008
Can it ever be said of you, "You wear the cloak with joy?"
You're the example to follow, for daily your faith you deploy.
Pain and hardship excepted, trials and tears on your path;
Others may find these distractions, daily increasing their wrath.
What is the point of this suffering? Who is the one that will gain?
Is this a means of correction? Is there a cause for my pain?
If only I could see reason, is there a purpose, a plan?
A benefit in this dark saga? Perhaps an assistance to man?
I wonder, am I being faithful enough to show others God's light?
I feel overwrought by this burden, when day seems as dark as the night.
I can't see a light in this tunnel, I've tried but my mind is a blur,
I'm far from being heroic, no bravery when such things occur.
By nature I'm not a complainer, my sorrows I bury inside;
Others too have their battles, compassion is often denied.
I long for this to be over, be back as things were before;
Considering this just a memory,
not walking this road anymore.
But who am I to demand it? What claim do I have to be healed?
I center my focus on Jesus to whom all my pain is revealed.
He promised not to forsake me, He said all my prayers will be heard;
I trust His judgment completely; I fervently heed to His Word.
I do not claim to be joyful; I do not fare well with pain,
However, compared to Christ's suffering, this trial I will not distain.
The peace I have in His presence, the knowledge that He understands,
Allows me the freedom to follow, and walk on the road He commands.
Equality and Ownership
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 2006
The dust on the ground lies equal at our feet;
The air that we breathe is equally sweet.
The early morning sun brings light to my door;
It gives the same to each - no less and no more.
You may not choose where the raindrops fall
Or when the whippoorwill sends out its mating call.
You can't control the coming days of spring,
Nor can you tell the robin when to sing.
You can't control the waters of the sea,
Nor draw upon the sands where its lines will be.
You cannot tell the length of days of man;
The thoughts in his mind or what he might plan.
You might think you have power and that you're in control,
But only God is able to discern what's in man's soul.
The might you have been given, the strength that you display,
Is yours but for a moment, then it quickly fades away.
All your dreams and fancies are but a breath of air,
All your schemes and planning can bring you to despair.
Look up and see your Maker who holds time in His hands,
Revolve your thoughts around Him, include Him in your plans.
In charge of every moment, of every breath you take,
Authority and power o'er every move you make.
You can't deny His kinship, you can't ignore His claim,
Whatever your decision, He's faithful; He'll remain.
He pleads for your devotion; eternal life is free!
You only need acceptance; you only need to see.
That Christ has made this offer, Yes! Christ is in control;
If you choose for the Master, then He'll choose for your soul.
Faith is demonstrated, not defined.
A. W. Tozer
A nurturing community of faith can best provide the thrusts of evangelism, discipleship, spiritual accountability, and relationship by which disciples grow in their walk with God.
John M. Perkins, Restoring At-Risk Communities
We are three very ordinary women, three grandmothers who believe in the faithfulness of God. Our hearts’ desire is simply and profoundly to implore
the Lord to equip the next generations to stand strong in their faith.
Kathryn March, My Grandmother Is Praying for Me
As our faith roots deepen, we realize, God alone is steadfast and unchanging. The world and its people are constantly shifting, like shadows. As we practice gratitude and communion
with God, our eyes are opened to His gifts and goodness.
Dr. David Jeremiah
God Has A Plan
Today, one of the greatest problems the Church faces is the fact that most Christians have not matured enough in their faith walk to know we are in spiritual warfare.
Mark D. Michael, Overcoming Gossip
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