(Paraphrase of Psalms 23)
Jesus is my Keeper; I’ll be content
as He leads me day by day
to pleasant places
to be renewed in him
along life’s pathway.
Although I often stumble through
many trials and snares,
I’ll not be dismayed
by the evil doer
as Jesus calms my fears.
How my Lord continues to
keep sustaining me
with daily showers of his
blessings with love,
mercy, and peace.
Now I know that without a doubt,
His goodness will stay with me
all the days of my
until heaven’s gates I see.
Thankful for a glorious new day;
Thankful for the sun and the rain.
Thankful for the blue sky and the clouds;
Also, when the sun rises and gently goes down.
Thankful for the mountains, the meadows,
And the hills covered with emerald jeweled forests.
Also for the rippling lakes and rumbling oceans where
In the grain-sifting sand, my feet can sink and rest.
Thankful for the twittering birds of the air
and for butterflies fluttering here and there.
Thankful for close friends and family;
Thankful for the holidays when we meet
And the lifetime of cherished memories.
Thankful for their encouragement and their words
And the sweet moments locked forever in my heart.
Thankful for God, our Heavenly Father
Who reigns above forever and ever
And who so did love man
That he authored a lasting plan
To save us from our sins and from
Our many worldly and selfish whims.
Thankful for how God gives life purpose
For each new day with his mission; his focus.
Thankful for Jesus, His Son, and my Savior
And the hope he gives for an eternal future.
Thankful for the Lord who is always listening
And generously showers us with his blessings.
Thankful for the night when I can rest and sleep
Knowing Jesus is lovingly watching over me.
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts to which indeed
you were called… And be thankful.”
Colossians 3:15 (Holy Bible ESV)
I awoke early one dark morn
And waited for the sun to dawn.
I lay in bed a bit forlorn
Yet anxious to see the gloriously rising sun.
Darkness wrapped around me like a knitted shroud
As I rested as quietly as could be.
But lo! Only gray billowing clouds
Through the slatted window I could see.
Yet still a dim light did appear
Ushering the darkness away;
No more murky shadows to fear
As deep night transformed to day.
Therefore, with a lifted heart graced by hope
I began a new day’s journey upon life’s emerging slope.
Forever and ever we are free;
Rebirth in Christ through saving belief.
Everlasting and new life;
Eternal home in the vast heavenly sky.
Destined by grace to reside eternally with him;
Owed to Jesus who humbly died for our sins.
Made to persevere, to hope, and to dream
In life, in love, and everlasting liberty.
Somewhere along this
Life’s journey is the one way path
I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “life” and “path”. I am enjoying the challenge of putting different and even opposite words in such a short poem. If you like challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
I am also participating in a photo challenge this week with the word “path”. To find out more about word photo challenges visit this site: https://thearanartisan.com/photo-challenge-words-2016/
Over the twinkling stars in space.
Looking forward to see
Dreams become reality.
Internal spirit soars and thrives
Never giving up in life.
Going forward each new day
Onward along life’s unknown pathway.
Not forgetting who stays with me;
Trusting Jesus and choosing to believe.
Obstacles are triumphantly overcome;
Hurdles are trampled into the ground.
Optimistic view of the future;
Pressing in faith to endeavor,
Enduring in trust to persevere.
On earth, Jesus had
Lived to die for sins and life
Eternal to give.
I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “life” and “give”. I am enjoying the challenge of trying to use different and even opposite words in such a short poem. These prompts from Ronovan are an enjoyable challenge. If you like poetry challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/