Out From The Miry Clay

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Out from the miry clay
Love drew me out
Out from the depths of sin
Grace plucked me out
Out from the darkness
Perfect light shined
Beauty beyond belief
Mercy beyond my mistakes
Out from the sludge
Life called me back
To life

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Jesus- Our Best Buddy Ever!

What a friend we have in Jesus! All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit! Oh, what needless pain we bear!
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Hymn by Joseph M. Scriven

When we think of all the challenges life throws our ways;
When sickness ravages the body that the doctors and physicians are confused;
When the death of a loved one leaves us vulnerable and burdened with pain;
When despite our faith and unending prayers, the matter seems to persist;
When debts and financial crisis attempts to steal our joy;
When at the crossroads of life’s decisions we don’t know what to do;
When we are all alone struggling to keep up and there’s no one who understands; When war and terrorism attempts to bind us with fear;
When the hurt of the past stops us from moving forward;
When life comes to a halt and nothing seems to be working no matter how hard we try;
When we are in dire need of forgiveness and restoration;
When we’ve been lied to, betrayed, despised and forgotten.

In such times, we realise there’s one buddy, one friend we can count on any day, any time, anywhere.
He’s never tired or weary of us, He’s always there in good times, bad times, middle times.
He never fails and we can count on
His unending love,
His redeeming mercy,
His unfailing compassion and
HIS matchless faithfulness
To see us through the times.
No matter how we beat His chest in pain or in anger, He is never broken.
His arms are always there wrapped around us, keeping us safe and secure in Him, comforting and consoling us. And if we wipe our tears and listen closely to His heart, we will hear Him saying,
“Trust Me child, I will never leave you nor forsake you”.

Jesus, the best Buddy we can ever have!

Originally published on 26/05/2016

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Our Planet

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Look up,
Look around,
See

Skylights,
Dazzling along the Milky Way;
Dense clouds,
Caressing Everest peaks;
Strelitzia,
Blooming with Beauty;
Night, Day,
Order in the Skies;
A baby, a mother,
Circle of Life continues;
Macaws, Topaza pella, Caracara,
The Amazon is home;
Niagara, Erie and Ontario,
A love triangle;

Our Planet,
The perfect masterstroke
Of a Great Genius.

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On The Potter’s Wheel

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Battered, Bruised,
Broken by the Fall,
Cadavers
We were,
Ravaged by Sin;
Hapless, Hopeless,
Helpless we sat,
On the slab
Of Divine surrender,
Desperate
To find meaning,
In endless motions
Of Daily Living;
Remoulded, Recreated,
Revived, Renewed,
On the Potter’s Wheel;
Wheels of eternal Pardon.

Umber pots of Clay,
Earthen Vessels
We are,
In the Palms of the Potter;
And,
The Excellency of our works,
The Adulations from our lips,
Our eternal Incense
To Him.

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You Know Me By Heart

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An open book
I am
Before You,
Before time began
Before I began
You
Knew
Me

You know me
By heart
In Your
Memory
I am

Every aspect
Every facet
Every turn
Every me
Inside
And out

My future
My life
My end
An overt tale
Etched
Firmly
In Your
Heart

What
Do You see
In me?
What
Do You know
About me?

Lord
Take me
Hold
My hand
Open
My eyes
Lead me on
Show me

Daily Prompt: Memorize

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Season Of Hope: Down The Foggy Road

Unsure steps,
Unclear path,
A winding foggy course,
Wait! A light!
A glimmer of hope?
Sadly, not so!

It may not be Your will,
I’m guessing Your answer is “No”
“I need Your strength,Lord”
To receive Your will, to move on,
And to accept Your choice for me,
Whatever it turns out to be”,

“I know that when You say, “No”,
You always have something better planned”

Daily Prompt: Foggy

Notes:
To understand the import of this poem, take a look at my other poems on Seasons of Hope. These seasons are glimpse of my current experience with God. If you are going through seasons, I pray we will all find the strength in God to remain faithful in Him and shine through Him. Amen.

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Season of Hope: Can’t Give Up Now

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I just can’t give up now
I’ve come too far from where I started from
Nobody told me the road would be easy
And I don’t believe He brought this far
To leave me

(Mary Mary- Can’t Give Up Now)

This beautiful encouraging song by Mary Mary has been on my mind since morning. It’s so true and very uplifting. In my little journey with God, He has not left me before. And, I know He will not leave me now.

See my notes on: Season of Hope: His Strength is Enough

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Two Unlike Poles… Attracted

Searching, pondering,
Where do I belong?

Then I realise,
I belong to You,

Like a magnet we are,
The sinner and the Saviour,

One notorious,
The Other Revered,

Two unlike poles,
Divinely attracted,

Drawn to each other,
By the cords of the Saviour’s love.

Daily Prompt: Magnet, Magnetic

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Season of Hope: His Strength is Enough

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You must think I’m strong
To give me what I’m going through

I know I’m fighting to stay on
Buy my little strength is ebbing away

Everyone expects me to be strong
But I can’t hold it in much longer

So if there’s a strength You see in me
Open my understanding, help me find it

I just want to let out a scream
Not out of faith or for fear

But to release all my emotions
All my musings and brooding

To the One who cannot be broken
So He can bind me up again

Then,
I hear Matthew West on the radio
“I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength
I don’t have to be strong enough”

Yes, I don’t have to be strong enough
Because His strength is enough

Poet’s notes:
I’m personally going through a season of challenges and setbacks. I’m using this series- Season of Hope to unveil my thoughts and prayers to God. Let God do as He deems fit.

Next: Season of Hope: Give Me Wisdom

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You Are Not Illusion

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Though I cannot see air
Yet, I can’t live without it
Though I cannot touch love
Yet, it flows within my heart

Though I cannot see You
Yet, I cannot live without You
Though I cannot touch You
Yet, You dwell within my heart

You are not an illusion
Father, You are real to me

Daily Prompt: Illusion

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Let Your Light Shine

Like a plain crisp paper
Carrying graceful words of God
Let my life be a medium of God’s:

Light to those in darkness
Joy to the bereaved
Wisdom to the simpleminded
Warning to the rebellious
Grace to the saints
Faith to the doubtful
Liberty to those in bondage

Most importantly, Oh Lord,
Let my life be:
A medium for the gospel of Jesus
To the unbelieving world
A medium of God’s love letter
To the lost sinner

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”- Matthew 5:16

Daily Prompt: Paper

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A Beacon

When I feel wronged, hurt and sad
And find forgiveness too hard
When I feel overwhelmed with pain
And can’t find the exact words to explain
When the future looks hopeless and bleak
And my troubles are at their peak
When temptations assail my mind
And the strength to resist I scarcely find
When there’s so much death in this world
And so many families torn from their beloved

Create within me, Lord, a heart
Of compassion, of empathy
A beacon of hope and truth
A beacon of light and love

Daily Prompt: Create

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What’s The Total?

What’s the total summation of His faithfulness?
What’s the total estimation of His forgiveness?
Can you quantify His kindness?
Can you quantitate His goodness?
What is the total measure of His mercy?
What is the total gauge of His grace?
What is the total price of His love?

His faithfulness is timeless
His kindness is limitless
His goodness is endless
His mercy is relentless
His grace is matchless
His love is priceless

Lord, I bow in reverence

Daily Prompt: Total

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Punctured: In Need

Punctured hearts
Needing help
Punctured lifes
Needing love
Punctured homes
Needing healing
Punctured communities
Needing repairs
Punctured world
Needing a Saviour

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”- Matthew 11:28

Daily Prompt: Puncture

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