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 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, Tanka

God’s Hand

Hand drawing, Psalm 91background, red heart in center with words Hope, Help, Healing
Art by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Hope, Help, Healing

Are in my God’s palm today

He’s reaching forth to

Bring His hope and help worldwide

And healing to the nations

Tanka

As I was praying this morning for my family, friends, fellow believers, myself, and the nations of people worldwide, tears of sorrow came to me as I prayed against this virus which seems to be covering the world.

I asked that the blood of Jesus might come to cover us instead.

I asked that there be a worldwide revival so people might be drawn to God and come to know Him as His hand is not too short to save anyone anywhere.

As I was praying I had a vision of God’s Hand extended. He was holding out His hand and in His Palm were the words Hope, Help, Healing.

This is what He is offering to all of us today, anywhere we are, worldwide.

If you are looking for Hope, Help, or Healing, He is offering it to you.

Take His Hand and receive what you need. He is a good God who will never leave you, nor forsake you in this time of pandemic or anytime.

He will always be near to bring Hope, Help and Healing to your mind, body and soul night or day.

NaPoWriMo Day 4--Prompt: Dream image. ( Well my poem is close to prompt as it was a vision I had, but not actually a dream)

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Purpose

Exodus 9:16 scripture

Raised up for what?

To show His power in you!

Declare His name

Everywhere you travel

That’s His purpose for you

Tanka

Based on Exodus 9:16 scripture where the Lord was speaking to Moses regarding His purpose in dealing with Pharaoh. Just as the Lord raised up Moses for that purpose, so has He done the same for all of us who believe.

We all have a purpose. He created each of us to fulfill His plan. Wherever we are today we can show forth His power as we declare His name. It’s not about us, it’s about Him.

Posted in Christian, October 2019, Scripture, Syllable Lune

Abundance

Apples on the ground

What does God do with

Unused fruit

Abundantly beared?

Syllable Lune

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; John 15:8


Have you ever wondered what God does with the fruit you bear daily?

Do you wonder if some of those Fruits of the Spirit you bear ever fall on good ground, get picked and used, or just fall by the wayside and go unused?

I don’t believe we who are true believers bear any unused or wasted fruit if we are truly walking in the Spirit and abiding in the Vine.

If we are bearing good fruit God can and will use it for His glory and it is not our job to wonder or worry about it.

Our job is to just be fruitful, bear good fruit, and leave the rest up to God.

Posted in Christian, Nonet, October 2019

Memo to Believers from God

Quote from Chuck Swindoll

That guy that walks dogs everyday,

Elderly man with head of gray,

Have you ever asked him

How to get to heaven?

The people on the street,

Each one you meet,

All wanted.

Tell them!

—God

Nonet

This poem was inspired by a quote on my daily calendar “The Grace of Encouragement” by Charles R. Swindoll.

I have had this calendar for many years and it has inspired me over and over.

Posted in January 2019, Nonet

Looking into God’s Mirror

Mirror with a green frame

Child

If only

You could see

Yourself in Christ

For who you really are

And not what your mind sees

Then you truly would be in awe

You would never worry or be in fear

For In My eyes you reflect my Beloved

Nonet

I am currently writing a Daily Devotional for my online ministry titled “Who Am I”.

For 30 days it will share scriptures and messages about who believers are in Christ. It is an eye opening and inspiring journey to learn all the blessings and benefits believers receive in Christ that most don’t even realize, walk in or live out daily. This devotional has been inspiring me daily as I write it and I feel blessed to be able to write and share it with others each day. If any of you are interested in receiving it daily you can find it at this link: Smile God Loves You Daily Devotionals

Posted in April 2018, Christian, NaPoWriMo 2018, Poetry Types, Scripture, Shape, Tree of Life

The Tree Of Life

Tree

Of Life

Nourishes

Branches extend

To reach the nations

With leaves of healing

Planted beside the River

Of Life in Heaven’s Paradise

Bearing twelve fruits for Overcomers

Who will dwell in the New Jerusalem

Providing supernatural provision

As they eat eternally from its abundant supply

Observe then, and believe this wonderful truth

The Tree of Life

Can be for you

Accept Christ and

Live eternally

Tree of Life Poem/Shape Poem
Based on scriptures:  Genesis 2:2, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 21:2, Revelation 22:2, Ezekiel 47:12

NaPoWriMo 2018  Day 27
(Off Prompt)