His Glory Revealed

Glorious

Isaiah 53:1-3
New Living Translation (NLT)

53 Who has believed our message?
To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm?
2 My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot,
like a root in dry ground.
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him.
3 He was despised and rejected—
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.

Glorious – having a striking beauty or splendor that evokes feelings of delighted admiration


What Makes Him So Glorious

Suffered for our crimes
Not a word in His defense
Glorious Savior!

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

The day is coming when His glory will be revealed. When all of creation will fall down in awe and wonder at His beauty, but for now we thank You for His love and His faithfulness to “seek and save that which was lost”. We thank You for sending Him.

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What Flavor Do You Want?

Flavorful

Philippians 2:13-16
English Standard Version (ESV)

13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.


Flavorful

Life is filled with many things
Some bring pleasure
Some bring pain
Always hope that love remains

Full of flavor
Full of fun
Oh by golly
Oh by gum

Life can be adventure-filled
Exciting troubles
Exciting thrills
We’re made better by what does not kill

Full of flavor
Full of fun
Oh by golly
Oh by gum

Life can be a heart-breaker
Losing love
Losing friends
Can only trust we’ll see them again

Full of flavor
Full of fun
Oh by golly
Oh by gum

Life can be a great reward
Blessings big
Blessings small
Grateful for each and all

Full of favor
Full of the Son
Oh by golly
What I have won!

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Life can be flavorful or full of grief depending on our attitude. Give us hearts and minds that are grateful for Your favor. There is no better taste in life.

Thank You, Lord for all the love.

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Hear His Voice

Penchant

John 10:27
New King James Version (NKJV)

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.


Penchant for Life

Driven like a leaf in the current of a river
Tossed about as a sailboat in the breeze
We are guided by unseen forces
They push us wherever they please

We are programmed as some grand computer
Our very essence gets a needed adjust
They give us our very own penchant
For the things that make us, “us”

Perhaps we are of a forceful behavior
Or maybe we are too shy to even speak
We might have a love art and music
Or climbing up to the highest peaks

But while we all have our personal preferences
We may still choose between right and wrong
For while our rhythm and tempo might already be set
It’s our lyrics that give meaning to life’s song

So no matter what drives you on in this world
No matter what gives meaning to you from within
Use it today in everything and in every way
To bring a joy to your life that will never end

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Thank You for every kindness, for every blessing, for Jesus, who is our gentle Shepherd. We, who are called, hear His sweet voice and follow after Him. That is the only calling that is worthy of life. May every soul have ears that hear His voice.

Amen!

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Isn’t It Peculiar?

Peculiar

Exodus 23:25
New International Version (NIV)

25 Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,


A Peculiar Blessing

Isn’t it a little peculiar
And just a tiny bit odd
We’re always glad to get the sunshine
But blame all the storms on God

We imagine He sits high on His throne
And ponders up punishment that’s due
Yet He sent us His Son, Jesus
Who gave His life for me and you

The air we breathe, the food we eat
It’s all a gift from above
We never get what we truly deserve
Instead we get mercy and love

Oh sure, we don’t all drive Mercedes
Or live in mansions grand
But we’re blessed with life
We’re created by His mighty hand

So try to pause…just once a day
And thank Him that you live
And look passed all life’s troubles and woes
To all the many blessings He gives

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

I know, because I have seen the life of Jesus, and all the blessings that the whole Earth receives each day from Your hand…You love us! It is not Your nature to sit and send storms and disasters to punish us. You have given us life and we must live it. If we choose to live it with You, then we can live without fear or anger. May everyone who faces trouble today, face it with You. There is no greater blessing.

Thank You!

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The Straight and Narrow

Overcome

Revelation 12:11

11 They overcame him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.


How to Overcome

Long before they ever died
They did not sit in the dark and cower
But made their battle over small things
Thus robbing the big ones of their power

Then when hard choices laid before them
The decision was already done
Their minds were made up long ago
And the battle already won

So train your mind and spirit
Train them every day
Then they will not turn to the right or left
But stay on God’s righteous way

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Help us to stay upon the path to life. Let us not wander off and become lost among the glitter and allure of the world. May we become one with You so that we will not be overcome by evil but conquer it with Your truth and love.

Thank You, Lord. Amen!

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Grateful for the Plan

Crescendo

Isaiah 33:15-17
New International Version (NIV)

15 Those who walk righteously
and speak what is right,
who reject gain from extortion
and keep their hands from accepting bribes,
who stop their ears against plots of murder
and shut their eyes against contemplating evil—
16 they are the ones who will dwell on the heights,
whose refuge will be the mountain fortress.
Their bread will be supplied,
and water will not fail them.
17 Your eyes will see the king in his beauty
and view a land that stretches afar.


The Maestro’s Plan

When the world seems hopeless
And God’s way you fail to understand
Do you sit and grumble
And question the wisdom of His plan

When hurricanes are swirling
And flood waters rise 8 feet tall
Do you praise Him for past blessings
Or just blame Him for it all

God’s put in place a master blueprint
Only He knows its reason or its rhyme
It’s unfolding right before our face
But just a little bit at the time

Like a mighty symphony it’s scored
With vast melodies of grace
A crescendo of love and mercy
That carries us through time and space

And we are lifted to a heavenly home
Where the music never ends
Rescued from a fate worse than death
By a Savior who calls us friends

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

How easy it is for our tongues to rise up in judgment, even against You. To speak as though we know what is good and evil, what is right and wrong. We are then just a slippery step away from pride, lust, coveting, envy, and every other sin. Keep us Lord from judging. From placing ourselves above You. You know what is best and You are making it unfold.

We ask Your forgiveness and mercy for judging and praise You for this amazing gift of life.  In the mighty name of Jesus. Amen!

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Be Careful What You Wish For

Anticipate

1 Corinthians 16:14
New International Version (NIV)

14 Do everything in love.


Anticipate Something More

Some men sit and ponder
Always wanting something more
Can’t work their iphone six
But 7 is in the store

So they sit all day and dream
Of new things they can buy
Maybe digital televisions
6 feet wide by 4 feet high

They look at their shiny cars
Getting older every day
When a Porsche comes screaming by them
Got to be theirs some way

Then maybe a big boat
A Rolex or Jet Ski
They work so very hard
How wrong can it be

The wife has a fur coat
The kids all have their own cars
Why not buy a golf cart
Or a trip to the stars

But no matter what they buy
It will never satisfy or fulfill
They’ll be left only to anticipate
What’s worthwhile and what’s real

Life, you see is much, much more
Than what we can possess
If it’s void of  the Creator’s love
It’s just plain…worthless

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Help us to see and do all things in love. To take action through the heart and to filter our deeds through its pure and crystal clear vision.

Thank You for loving us.

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Educated Early On

Educate

Proverbs 22:6
New International Version (NIV)

6 Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.


I tried writing a little poem today about “educate”, but with it being a holiday…just couldn’t seem to make it happen. Luckily I remembered Robert Fulghum’s, “All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”. It certainly reminds us of much that is really worth learning, as does Proverb 22 that I quoted from above.

Hope you all had a very good Labor Day holiday and are ready to get busy and “write” the wrongs of the world in what’s left of 2017. Oh! All of you along the Atlantic seaboard, stay alert and stay safe as Irma approaches.

Link to: “All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”

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Father,

As bright as we are, we still are in very much need. We need You. We need Your wisdom. We need Your strength. We need Your love. Hold us close and keep us from the darkness.

Thank You!

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Psychiatrists – $100/hour, A Renewed Mind – Priceless

Priceless

Romans 12:2
New Living Translation (NLT)

2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.


The Worry Wart

Had a tiny spot today
That popped up on my toe
I tried my best find a way
That I could make it go

I sprayed it with some alcohol
Then scrubbed it with a rag
And painted on some olive oil
And covered it with a bag

I tried again with medicine
And soaked it in a pot
The water made it softer
But go away, it would not

Then I started worrying
Which made me feel quite ill
Then there was no sleeping
So I took a little pill

This went on for days and days
And my heart began to race
The doctor said I must find a way
To slow down my rapid pace

So I decided I would watch the news
And try to rest my mind
But soon I found I had the blues
When hate was all that I could find

I could not seem to stop my thoughts
This worry would not leave my side
So I went downtown and a gun I bought
And pondered suicide

I sat at home and pulled off my shoes
My feet propped upon the chair
And was about to end all my blues
When I noticed, it was not there

The spot was gone! How could that be?
That’s what started this whole thing!
I let my worry get the best of me
And this is what it always brings.

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Be with us all. Touch the hearts and minds of everyone who is struggling with issues in this life. Help us the find Your good and perfect will for our lives and set ourselves free from the darkness in this world. Worry is a taskmaster with a long whip, a short temper, and a very long memory. May we all find a better Master. Thank You for being there for us.

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Continue with Faith

 

Continue

2 Corinthians 1:10
New International Version (NIV)

10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,


Faith Building

Continue in faith
That produces miracles
Transforming the soul


Father,

Your miracles are many, from parting the sea to mending the lost souls of humanity. Let all of Heaven and Earth sing Your praises for mighty is our Lord, who creates the stars and heals the sick. Thank You so much for every blessing.

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