Posted in Scripture, Syllabic Verse

You Matter

Hand painted rock says “You Matter”
Hand painted rock by Leona J. Atkinson

Perhaps to the world

You have been deemed

As “Non-Essential”

But in God’s eyes we

Are all “Essential”

We ALL Matter to Him

Syllabic Verse

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Matthew 10: 29-31 NKJV

Posted in Scripture, Tanka

Provision

Three Sparrows

At a time when

Gatherings are discouraged

Sparrows meet together

Feasting on food provided

By their Father in heaven

Tanka

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26

(Seeing these birds in the parking lot at my local grocery was a great reminder that God will provide during these unstable times and like the birds I should not worry about what I will eat or drink.)

Posted in Choka

Heavenly Incense

“Heavenly Incense” paper collage art created by Leona J. Atkinson ©️03-11-2020
“Heavenly Incense” paper collage art created by Leona J. Atkinson ©️03-11-2020

Prayers sent up to God

Are put in golden bowls,

Prayers of all the saints

Come before God’s throne,

Set before God

Upon the golden altar,

They’re wafting up,

Waiting for that special time

Of God’s heavenly release.

Choka

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.

Revelation 5:8 and Revelation 8:3-4

(These scriptures came to my mind this morning and as I read them I felt led to write this poem and also to create the art. Perhaps the Spirit is telling us, saints, that our bowls will soon be tipped! )

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 Acrostic, Scripture

Love Eternal

God’s Valentine. John 3:16

Let us love one another as 

Our savior loved us. He gave us
Victory over sin and death plus
Eternal life. 
Acrostic

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” -Jesus John 13:34

Posted in Haiku, Scripture

“Have a great day”

 Paper Collage Bird Mobile by LeonasDesigns ©️2020

Paper Collage Bird Mobile by LeonasDesigns ©️2020

Dont worry or hurry

Trust God to care for you

Like the birds do

Haiku

“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” –Jesus. Matthew 6:26