November 11, 2014

Seek Him

Psalm 105:4 says,
"Seek the Lord and His Strength; Seek His face evermore." 

Do we seek Him,
His power and strength
do we look within ourselves
and consider how best
we can handle what comes

I know,
from repeated experiences
when relying on me
I do not handle anything well
I get frustrated
and angry
I react and respond
with irritation in my voice
I slam doors
withdraw from those around me
pout, frown, glare

Oh I know
I am one in a crowd, right

It is not only me,
but you too struggle to be composed
when life's moments
catch up with you
in one big gigantic pile
and all you really want to do
is bury yourself under a rock

It is called STRESS
At one time or another
it has hit us all
We are not immune
to the trials that come
and go and come again.

S ... Are we Selfish or Self-Controlled?
T ... Do we allow our Tongue to control us and cause untold damage on another
         or do we control the words we speak?
R ... Do we Rebel when things don't go our way
         or do we Reconcile our differences with another?
E ... Are we Empty of love, kindness, gentleness, patience
         or  do we Endure every step of the way?
S ...  Is Strife the way of our life?
         Do we Stumble and fall and react negatively every time a choice made causes trouble?
S ...  Do we Seek the Lord's face and His arms of loving protection against the storms that come?
         Do we Study His word, Striving to understand and follow His instructions?

(c) November 11, 2014

"Do not let anyone deceive you with foolish words; it is because of these very things that God's anger will come upon those who do not obey him."  ~ Ephesians 5:6

"... Let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross!" ~ Hebrews 12:1-2

"You have been raised to life with Christ, so set your hearts on the things that are in heaven, where Christ sits on his throne at the right side of God. Keep your minds fixed on things there, not on things here on earth." ~ Colossians 3:1-2

"But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control. ... And those who belong to Christ Jesus have put to death their human nature with all its passions and desires. The Spirit has given us life; he must also control our lives. We must not be proud or irritate one another or be jealous of one another." ~ Galatians 5:22-26

"Remember that there will be difficult times in the last days. People will be selfish, greedy, boastful, and conceited; they will be insulting, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful and irreligious; they will be unkind, merciless,slanderers, violent, and fierce; they will hate the good; they will be treacherous, reckless, and swollen with pride; they will love pleasure rather than God; they will hold the outward form of our religion, but reject its real power." ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5

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