Salvation Stanzas, Reasons and Rhymes

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I Listened

I sat beside a friend of mine,
And listened to his tale of lament,
I didn’t say many profound words,
And later asked the Lord why I was sent,
He replied in return, “You did what I asked,”
“You listened and you were a friend,”
“You were an extension of me and I am pleased,”
“By the listening ear that you lend.”

Mark Tinjum  2017

Jas 1:19  NKJV
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

Changed

I serve the One so powerful,
He spoke everything into existence,
And changed my sinful stubborn heart,
With His gentle loving persistence.

Mark Tinjum  2015

Ezekiel 11:19 NKJV
[19] Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,

 

 

 

 

Contemplation

A wise man takes both good and bad,
And learns from each situation,

As he talks them over with the all wise God,

Then acts from his contemplation.

 

Mark Tinjum. 2017

 

Proverbs 2:6 NKJV

[6] For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Yet

So often I seek my own will and way,
Instead of God’s honor and glory,
Yet the Holy One uses even messed up me,
To play a part in His redemption love story.

Mark Tinjum   –   2017

1 Corinthians 3:9  NKJV
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.

The Asking

I asked the Lord for an answer,
He replied, “The time is not now.”
I wanted to state and debate my case,
But instead chose to worship and bow.

I asked Him for signs and wonders,
To show His love for me,
Then broke down and wept bitterly,
When I remembered cruel Mt. Calvary.

I asked Him to change my heart and mind,
He smiled and whispered, “It’s done,”
“And I’ll do it each day for the rest of your life,”
“I am faithful to complete what’s begun.”

Mark Tinjum  2017

Philippians 1:6  NKJV
being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

Now and Then

Whether lamenting in the grip of sorrow or sadness,
Or praising the Lord and rejoicing with gladness,

Like the psalms of David both now have their place,

And God can use both to show mercy and grace.

 

But a new day will dawn and is coming soon,

When all sadness and sorrow will cease,

And the meek shall inherit a kingdom on earth,

And delight in abundance of peace.

 

Mark Tinjum – 2017

Psalm 37:11  NKJV
But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

 

Brand New Day

When once heart and soul were eclipsed by sin,
Now in Christ the dark night is gone,
As evening gives way to morning,
As darkness succumbs to the dawn,
From the softest glow of twilight,
To the fullness of noonday sun,
The light of the world now shines through us,
And a bright new day has begun!

Mark Tinjum.  2015

John 8:12 NKJV

[12] Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.

 

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