The Holy Alphabet





The Holy Alphabet

Although things are not perfect

Because of trial or pain

Continue in thanksgiving

Do not begin to blame.

Even when the times are hard

Fierce winds are bound to blow

God is forever able

Hold on to what you know.

Imagine life without His love

Joy would cease to be,

Keep thanking Him for all the things

Love imparts to thee.

Move out of “Camp Complaining”

No weapon that is known

On earth can yield the power

Praise can do alone.

Quit looking at the future

Redeem the time at hand

Start every day with worship

To “thank” is a command.

Until we see Him coming

Victorious in the sky

We’ll run the race with gratitude

Xalting God Most High.

Yes, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…

Zion waits in glory…where none are ever sad!

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The Stethoscope

A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones’ chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts.

Their eyes would always light up with awe. But she never got a response to equal four-year-old David’s. She placed the disk over his heart. “Listen,” she said, “what do you suppose that is?”

He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up, as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap-tap-tapping deep in his chest.

Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin. “Is that Jesus knocking?” he asked.

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

The Good Old Days…

Came across this verse in Ecclesiastes (7:10) today…

Don’t long for “the good old days.”
This is not wise. (NLT)

Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?”
For you do not inquire wisely concerning this. (NKJV)

Don’t always be asking, “Where are the good old days?”
Wise folks don’t ask questions like that. (MSG)

Sometimes I find myself saying this often for when prices were cheaper.

I guess wisdom says I was making less money then too. If I want the one I should have the other. Am I showing ungratefulness for God’s provision?

Forgive me, Father, for not being “aware” of my attitude, or of not being continuously grateful for Your abundant provision for me all these years.

I am reminded of a verse I’ve often quoted “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. (PS 16:6).” Surly You have provided abundantly for me.

Thank You for Your provisions for me, especially Jesus. Amen.