Posted in Choka, Christian

A Firm Foundation

Big solid rock

Earth’s tickling my feet,

Sensations surround my mind,

Running to escape, I

Keep reaching towards heaven,

Grasping above me,

Looking for a life line,

A hand reaches down,

Lifts me to another level,

Where I stand on solid rock.

Choka

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand

All other ground is sinking sand…”

from “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”, a Christian hymn written by Edward Mote, a pastor at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Horsham, West Sussex. Mote wrote around 100 hymns, this one, which he wrote in 1834, being the best known of his.

Posted in Scripture, Senryu

Come and See

Garden angel statue with Welcome sign

He offers abundance

To those who will believe

All are welcome

Senryu

Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His deeds toward the children of men” Psalm 66:5 AMP

Posted in Scripture, Syllabic Verse

Times of Refreshment

Refresh yourselves

Come all you who thirst

All are welcome

Refresh yourselves

With the living water

Only He provides

Syllabic Verse

“…Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

John 7:37-38 KJV

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Eftsoon

Sheep, Psalm 23

I came

Soon afterward

Twas just at the right time

They said, but I knew Father had

It planned

Cinquain

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Shalowm Shalowm

Isaiah 26:3 verse

Perfect peace.

Provided by

The One in who created me.

His workmanship, encased by

His love.

Cinquain

This poem is based on Isaiah 26:3. I have prayed that verse many times over myself at night before shutting my eyes to sleep and as I read that verse this morning I wondered for the first time just what the original words for “perfect peace” were. An interlinear word search showed me that both words mean the same, or as we would say “shalom shalom” the highest peace possible. What a blessed way to sleep at night!

Screenshot of the Interlinear for Isaiah 26:3 from www.blueletterbible.org
Screenshot of the Interlinear for Isaiah 26:3 from http://www.blueletterbible.org
Posted in Scripture, Senryu

Living Stones

Painted Stone

Believers, we were

Not created to be pew sitters

We are Living Stones

Senryu

And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 1 Peter 2:5 NLT

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain, Scripture

Transformation

Painted rocks

What was

Once mundane,

Was found, and chosen by

Loving hands, to be a new creation.

Transformed

Completely

By the artist to become His.

A unique work of art

Glorifying

His love

Butterfly Cinquain

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Sounds of the Wind

Wind chimes

Windchimes

Without the wind

Are hanging around

And not fulfilling their creator’s

Purpose

Cinquain

My daughter bought me this beautiful wind chime today as a Mother’s Day gift. I love the look of it as it hangs on my patio, yet it’s real beauty is revealed in the wind as it moves and creates the tinkling sounds it was created to do.

So we, believers, will fulfill the purpose God created us for as we move in the wind of the Holy Spirit.

“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:8

I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4

Posted in Christian, Double Cinquain, Religious, Scripture

“Different”

“Get Used To Different” image and Phrase from “The Chosen” movie
“Get Used To Different” image and Phrase from “The Chosen” movie link: https://www.google.com/search?q=get+used+to+different&client=safari&hl=en&prmd=ivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwje0_C3uYTpAhUxPn0KHSfpBs8Q_AUoAXoECAoQAQ&biw=375&bih=635&dpr=2#imgrc=I0KFg9lkvBbCsM&imgdii=_EsjhcMezV7QjM

“Get used

To different”

As we follow Jesus

In a world of conformity

We see

How to

Be different

Our old ways will leave us

As we begin to walk new paths

With Him

Double Cinquain

If you have watched the new movie “The Chosen” you will be familiar with the phrase “Get Used To Different”.

If not, I invite you to watch it

and in Season 1-Episode 7 you will hear this phrase spoken.

Link to watch Season One of the movie is below:

https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen

#getusedtodifferent #thechosen #bingeJesus #againstthecurrent

Posted in Scripture, Triolet

Forewarning

Bible

Behold, I am coming soon

I hope I find you ready

Might be morning, night or noon

Behold, I am coming soon

Might be at a time inopportune

I hope I find your faith steady

Behold, I am coming soon

I hope I find you ready

Triolet

Behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of prophecy in this book.” —Jesus (Revelation 22:7 )