Freedom of thought and expression could lead one astray.
Always there exists the temptation to tread on dangerous ground.
Ingrained ideas and habits become lax.
Therefore, ever careful one must be.
Happiness cannot be found only in material things.
Interpretation of facts has to be honest.
Sincerity must guide every step made in life.
Away from temptation the path should lead.
Prophets of deceit abound and doubt is sown.
Only those who possess strength of spirit will survive.
Watchful eyes will avert dangers, snares and pitfalls.
Easy it is to fall prey to false beauty and bright allure.
Rivers attract, but the currents can be strong, overpowering.
Fulfilment depends on knowledge.
Ultimately, it is trust and confidence that lead to spiritual growth.
Love of the Almighty provides enlightenment.
That is why a strong will and courage are needed.
He who perseveres builds a personal understanding with God.
It is through grace and obedience that faith flourishes.
Never is faith a step in the dark for it leads to the light.
God is forever available to all those who believe.
Contest: Faith Is a Powerful Thing (2014)
Sponsor: Mystic Rose
Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2015
Faithful days and restful nights, he lived through storm and drought.
A promise fulfilled, the Lord gave him love and salvation.
I watched him each day pray, worship and serve others devout,
Taking the hand of Jesus, he walked in light of redemption.
Happily, he would share God’s love with all who would listen.
In dark of midnight hour, he felt the warmth of a rising sun.
Standing at his heart’s door, the light of the Lord’s love glistened,
And turning the knob, a gift to give, his battle had been won.
Problems soon came, illness threatened, from the Lord, away he turned.
Often he would raise his fists, shouting in blame with trembling rage.
Where light once glowed bright from within, now his anger burned,
Echoing thoughts of his loss, his weak body on fallen stage.
Restless were his nights and bitter the endless days of grief.
Forgiveness would take a miracle, so I prayed for a new start.
Unwavering was my diligence, I knew his earthly days were brief.
Like lightning to the tallest tree, the greatest love at last pierced his heart.
To the cross, he was carried where Jesus paid the ultimate price.
He surrendered, remembering he was never forsaken.
I felt the peace with his last breath and steadfast love suffice.
Never to be burdened by this world’s sickness, sorrow and sin.
Given gift of heavenly light, one day I’ll see him again.
For Mystic Rose's Faith Is A Powerful Thing Contest, 1/10/15
*a work of fiction, but the faith and feelings are true.
Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015
Fear not the tempest;
All powers belong to me.
In whatever situation you may be
Trust in me with all your heart
Heaven will surely lift you up.
I am that I am is my name,
Salvation is in no other ways.
At all times remember:
Prayer is the master key;
Obedience is all I want.
Worship me without season,
Exalt my name with holiness,
Regard my word and my name,
Fellowship in the gathering of saints,
Utter not with your tongue blasphemy,
Love your neighbour as you love yourself.
Then I your God shall excel you:
High you shall be above all calamities;
In sea and on the land you will triumph.
Nations shall hear your name and bow.
God I am, yes I can; shake not in faith.
Copyright © KAYOD5 Kayode | Year Posted 2015
T~he minds eye closes and envisages the overflowing of true love from one's
H~eart, gravitating to thy One and Only;
E~scaping in conjunction with
B~rackish water adjoining to thy feet; taking note of the wind whispering
E~ver so seamlessly through thine ears while striding upon the seashore.
A~ccompanied by incessant love; keeping hold of hands on no
U~nearthly occasion of relinquishing. Kissing til nightfall loses its color
T~o the openings of daybreak; swimming amongst the creatures of sea
Y~earning to never part, til the extent life ventures to vanish...yet...
O~ftentimes the minds eye reopens to reality; though
F~or the time being
L~et's live every moment as
O~ur last, tracing God first and
V~ersifying our lives to that of the world as such...
E~veryone shall witness and behold The Beauty of L~O~V~E.
Copyright © Pace INK-U-SCRIPT | Year Posted 2012
P ierced for our transgressions,
A crown of thorns upon His head.
I ndecent agony Jesus suffered,
D ying to give us life instead.
I niquities demanded payment.
N one of us worthy to pay the price.
F aithful Father provided ransom,
U nfailing love turned into sacrifice.
L aying down His life for sinners,
L isten: Jesus paid sin's full price.
2/20/12 for Brian Strand's up to 12 lines max. contest.
Copyright © Kim Merryman | Year Posted 2012
FAITH IS A POWERFUL THING
Faceless fears. Trials. they seize and drain whence one let them sink . . .
Across our path are stormy hills and mountains that blocks.
Interest should kindle one to stand as one must avoid being buried alive
to sharp nails. Always wanting to escape, an angel's arm
herald as a saviour, possibly to render an ounce of relief. . .
Inked and embedded in my life are lots of struggles.
Some moments then, I almost gone to losing my battle and sanity
as even the persons I am holding onto seems to be blind and deaf.
Persecuted without even some questions on hows and whys.
Only I heard are nightmare words that seems even 'til now
when they fly by to my remembrance, tears do flood
eating my thoughts and freezing every muscle fiber, I have.
Reasons I recall, some I understand but some I don't.
Fueling me to search for something I need to hold onto.
Unheard and Unseen but I so believe in one God above all
Locking my thoughts as my life's key to His breathing words
Trusting Him with my mind, my heart, my soul and my strength. I,
Huntress not anymore of finding answers but rather
in again redeeming myself to survive and handing all to Him.
Nothing compares to His starlit immediate response to my prayers
guaranteeing me firstfruit hope and the best blessings!
02:21 pm. January 09, 2015
Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser | Year Posted 2015
Faith is a powerful thing,
asking for absolute trust.
It allows you to believe
that you are not all alone,
here in the shadow of death.
In times of persecution,
some souls have little else.
And yet it’s unshakeable.
Praying perpetuates hope,
opening your heart to God.
When you first feel Him enter,
everything in life changes.
Routine tasks take new meaning,
filling existence with purpose.
Until then you felt empty,
languishing in misery.
The love between you and God,
has only strengthened your faith.
It’s His love that sustains you,
not the words of those that say
God is nothing more than myth.
Copyright © Emile Pinet | Year Posted 2015
Earned his name~
Suffered all the pain~
Under the hands of men~
Settled with hate against him~
Compassionately he forgave them still~
He loved us then and he always will~
Rising he gave us the right to survive~
Intoxicating he is to all of our lives~
Supplying our each and every need~
Thank you father, For blessing me~
Our king above kings~
Understanding he brings~
Radiant he is indeed~
Living for Christ is the greatest thing~
Only in him may you rest in peace~
Remember each day to trust and forgive~
Divided from him is no way to live~
Copyright © Tyesha Ehigiator | Year Posted 2009
S ince I arrived
I n Poetrysoup
L acking in
E very poetry skill,
N ever once has
T his master doubted me.
O ne tremendous teacher.
N ever disappoints with
E ach new poem he pens.
Copyright © JEAN MURRAY | Year Posted 2016
Faith is a powerful thing.
Awakening the strength inside,
I have never forgotten how it felt,
To have faith when I was fallen.
Hold my hand, he says, it takes faith to stand.
I fought the waves of change, save me.
Save this sinner from drowning.
And he answered my cries.
Prayers echoes from my lips to the sky.
Opening, the heaven shined upon me.
Whispers grew louder and said
Embrace change and grow
Remember I will be there to catch you.
Falling does not mean failure.
Unleash your fears and rise again.
Lord, I will trust. I will defeat this addiction.
Time punished my body with withdraws.
Hurt handed me reasons to give up.
I did not give up, because God was watching.
Now I stand clean and cleansed.
God gave me strength for faith is a powerful thing.
For Contest: Faith is a powerful thing
Date: January 10, 2015
Copyright © Casarah Nance | Year Posted 2015
G race abounds
R ighteousness astounds
A cceptance granted
C ost transplanted
E ternally saved
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2014
Jesus wants us to come with a willing heart
Everyone has free will
Saves all who believe in him and confess in his name
Unto him freely come all to him freely give he will
Save with his love, mercy,hope,and grace
Copyright © Patricia Bernard | Year Posted 2014
Opens our hearts and our mind
Delivers us from sin of every kind
Savation he gave us for free
Abiding in you and Abiding in me
Victory came when he conquored the grave
Every life he came to save
Saviour of the world
Unique in every way
Strength he gives us to face every day
if the son has set us free we are free indeed
never will he leave us
never will he forsake us
Copyright © diane christian | Year Posted 2014
Mountains crumble no more to be
Oceans of woe since you left me
Thunder rolls and my heart it breaks
Humbly life ends, my soul it quakes
Everlasting grief with no mend
Reminds me daily, it will not bend
Inconceivable, this pain I bear
My love's not gone, together we'll share
In lasting glory at Jesus' feet
Serenity and grace, oh how sweet
Salvation unites on heaven's shore
Yesterday's gone, tomorrow brings more
Only a moment in time we wait
Until we meet at heaven's gate
Copyright © kanzazy hutchins | Year Posted 2009
C-alled as soldier of the Lord,
O-n duty twenty-four-seven;
L-acking not for faith and love,
L-osing not hope for God in heaven.
E-arnest to extol the Almighty,
G-iving top importance to Him;
E-ven though there are trials, he still praises His holy name.
O-ft times he's in spiritual war, conquering the enemy's lair;
F-ocused to win over the evil tricks, exposing false tenets in the air.
E-nemies of faith in resilience,
V-icious lies in threatening stance;
A-rmed though with the sword of truth,
N-ever shall foes go the distance.
G-od's soldier is well-disciplined,
E-xemplary in managing time;
L-etting not the hour be wasted
I-n obeying His will so sublime.
C-all of duty is utmost priority,
A-ccepting no other endeavor;
L-abor in the field of the Lord is his noble task and fervor.
M-an of highest integrity,
I-ncorruptible in words and in mind;
N-o deed done in dishonesty,
I-n morality he's so inclined.
S-oldier of the Lord is firm,
T-hinking not of material things;
R-emaining to be brave and loyal,
Y-earning to gain eternal blessings.
Copyright © Bernard F. Asuncion | Year Posted 2016
G rowth requires the reins of pain, the curing singe of fire
I nside we shrink, we quiver, quake but we rise inspired
V ictory through vice, challenge hardens resolve, lifts higher
I nnocence belayed, tried, can raise us whole, entire.
N ever damn the pain, decline the fight, rise, with life conspire
G od knows what's best this I believe what comes must transpire.
T he faint of heart, will never know the crucible, the pyre
H aving never risked the plunge, never left the flowery briar
A nd angrily bemoaned the dark, the pain, the fret conspired
N ever giving thanks for the test, the trials which seem most dire
K iss the ring, the ground, blow kisses skyward to the Holy Crier
S uch gifts as these diverse and free, all necessary and desired.
Contest Count Your Blessings
Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2012
Message him from the leaways of your ocean's turf and
Endear him to your thoughts one heart beat at a time, be swift to
Slow the antlered hours of doubt so that he may enter like perfume all
Scented out......Message him in morse code with glass secluded words
And send him a letter attached to a cord, allow the imbelics to repose
God will read your every loop ,un-scroll the parchment toll, extole
Endearing you through telepathic messages of Truth and Kinsmanship
In faith in truth in love, the salty water of the sea will come to pass and the
Night chasms of your soul will disavow by the power of grace and healing hand
Abjure all falsities and cling to his dominion child of God !
Baptised at the font of his Christiandom you will be his voice
Open to the sea of his love, place your message in a bottle then set it free
Thank him with a grateful heart
Thank him from the very start
Love with all your heart and soul, from now until
January 14, 2017
Copyright © Mystic Rose | Year Posted 2017
All knowing God
Rewards faithful souls.
Omnipotent forgiveness is given.
Sin is deleted from God’s “Little Black Book.”
Easter celebrates innocence; Jesus arose from the dead.
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2010
T hat Jesus
H as for you
see more @ ! J 4:8/9
Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2010
Living is an enigma that
Inspires and discourages simultaneously.
Fear is not living.
Eternal hope makes it worthwhile.
Copyright © Doreen Wright | Year Posted 2012
~In His Image~
In his image He’s created us all
New things are all possible in His name
He’s our Father. He watches from Heaven
Indeed He deserves all the Glory
Son of God, Jesus Christ is our Savior
Infinite love He pours us all. He surely
Moves my spirits with His Infinite Love
Angels worship and serve Him constantly
God our Father is full of love and mercy
Enjoy forever all His blessings.
Dorian Petersen Potter
Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015
T-he most fascinating book ever written, filled of so many
H-istorical facts and wonderful hopes for the future,
E-nvolving mankind at every level with God, our Creator
B-ook filled of so many hopes and promises with
I-ntructions on how to live a better life here,
B-efore departing this earth, which could guide us and
L-ead us to our Heavenly abode, after a very personal,
E-ncounter with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
Dorian Petersen Potter
Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015
S eek the Lord and you will find Him.
A sk Him to come into your heart.
L ove God with all your heart, soul and mind.
V ow to follow Him all of your life.
A cknowledge Jesus as your Savior and Lord.
T rust Him to forgive all of your sins.
I nvite the Lord to have His way in your life.
O bey the commands of His word.
N othing is impossible with God.
Copyright © Kim Merryman | Year Posted 2011
Vast oceans of light
In the night flowing over us through you and me cant you see
Now there it is again light light love so faithful
Ever seeing clearer there is again light light light treasures so unmeasurable in
Small weak vessel there is again light light light light
Oh ignites a fire consuming all
There yet nothing lost light light light light light
Rising brighter than yesterday will ever be light light light light light light
Under his guiding care
Everlasting so good there is again light light light light light light light resting in
Copyright © John Beam | Year Posted 2005
Carried His cross for mine, suffering for my sins
Head hung low, he cried out, Father, forgive them...
Risen on the third day, my Savior, King of kings
I repent, He forgives, my name added to the Book of Life
Salvation is His gift to mankind, eternal life the reward
Teacher who came for the world giving light to darkness
the Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6)
Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2012
GOD AN [ACROSTIC]
Copyright © james christian | Year Posted 2009
i can't take it,
i can't take your smile,
I can't take your laugh,
i can't take your hugs and i can't take your looking at me,
i can't take that i sit here waiting,
i can't take not knowing how you feel,
i can't take how you never come over,
and i can't take that you may not care,
i can't take it that im hurting
i can't take that i cry,
i can't take it that i love you so much that i would truely just die.
Copyright © BrentLee Rohr | Year Posted 2007
The Lord is my strength.
He blesses mankind.
Everlastingly, He loves.
Although life has trials,
Never will He forsake us.
Christ Jesus lived perfectly.
He was crucified and died.
Overcoming death, He arose.
Remember Him; set anchor.
© Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
February 11, 2010
Poetic form: Acrostic
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2010
How will I cope?
All I have is in my blood, though
It leaks now, and drains through
The Lord Whose mercy,
In Him, I have faith alone, as solid as stone.
Copyright © Matt Caliri | Year Posted 2010
S mile and laugh often
E njoy beauty, where and when
R eject deceit and all pretence
E arn respect of fellow men-
N ever worry what others have done
I n faith trust in God's own Son-
T hen leaving this world a better place
Y ou can look your maker ..face to face
Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2008