Salvation Stanzas, Reasons and Rhymes

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Humble Fool

I take it as a badge of honor,
To suffer reproach for His name,
For I believe every word He says,
Every promise, command and claim.

While His words may not be in fashion,
And many might think them uncool,
It rather be true to the word of Christ,
And be thought a humble fool.

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1Co 1:18  NKJV
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 

A Theist

I am a theist
And make no apologies
I believe in Jesus Christ
Not man-made ideologies
Nor in man’s speculation
Nor his pop psychologies
For only Christ can cleanse the heart
Of sin and social pathologies.

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Colossians 2:8 NKJV 

Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 

Cannot?

“I cannot believe in your God,”
The atheist brashly said.
But does he believe that in his heart,
Or only in his head?

“I cannot believe in anything,
Except what my eyes can see.”
But can an atheist explain this world,
How and why it came to be?

“I cannot believe in Jesus Christ,
That He rose up from the dead.”
But doesn’t he more truly mean,
I choose not to believe instead?

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Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. 

Glorious Restart

In my best state my life is a vapor,
Fragile like paper thin glass,
In my best state I’ll fade like a flower,
When the last breeze of life makes it’s pass,
But when this corruptible body,
Has felt the last beat of it’s heart,
My new body created in the likeness of Christ.
Will have a glorious, eternal restart!

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Philippians 3:20-21  NKJV
20: For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21: who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. 

Silent Delight

Each amazingly different
Each clean, pure and white
From the sky they descend
Silently day and night
Undeterred by fierce storms
They bravely take flight
One of God’s winter gifts
Full of wondrous delight.

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Job 37:6  NKJV
For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength. 

Strength

Meekness does not mean weakness,
And humility does not mean retreat,
It means we patiently stand our ground,
Even faced with apparent defeat.

For our hearts and lives should be fearless,
When channeled for the Master’s use,
Harmless as doves in the Savior’s hand;
Bold as lions when He turns us loose!

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1Peter 3:15  NKJV
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 

Mercy

I owed Him ten thousand talents,
A sum I could never repay,
But the Lamb of God cancelled all my sin debt,
When He went to the cross that cruel day.

For the mercy of God met His justice,
And neither could be set aside.
But the Father’s mercy triumphed in Christ,
When the Prince of life suffered and died.

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NKJV Psalm 86:5 
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. 

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