Salvation Stanzas, Reasons and Rhymes

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Stand Alone Stanzas

Whispers and Thunder

Sometimes the Almighty whispers,
Other times His voice booms like thunder,
Knowing God condescends to speak to men,
Fills my heart with sheer joy and pure wonder.

John 10:27  NKJV  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

Stars and Scars

He’s as close as the softest whisper,
Yet as far as the most distant stars,
He is shrouded in a cloud of unknowing,
Yet revealed through Calvary’s cruel scars.

Eph 3:8  NKJV  To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,


If our self-made kingdoms
Came crashing down,
Where would our help
And our hope be found?

Mark Tinjum   2017

Mat 7:26 NKJV  “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:

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;

What Did I Do?

What did I do to deserve a God,
As patient and loving as You?
Nothing is the word that comes to mind,
It’s because You are faithful and true.
What did You ever see in my life,
Except for the wreckage and mess?
Lord I’m so glad to have a God like You,
Who is moved by my pain and distress.

What did I ever do dear Lord,
To deserve such wondrous grace?
Such lavish love and mercy,
That You willingly died in my place?
Why did You grant such great favor,
To one so unworthy as I?
Praise, glory and honor to Jesus,
Is my joyful and humble reply.

Mark Tinjum   –   2016

Which One?

In this beautiful, broken, sin-stained world
Good and evil both exist
And moment by moment we must all choose
Which we’ll follow and which we’ll resist
For we all have freedom God bestowed it on us
With our choices we all cast our lot
In the end Christ will say to us one of two things
Enter in…or I knew you not.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

The Missing Key

Why can’t we humans get along
Why do we strive and fight?
Could it be deep down inside
That something is just not right ?
Why do we feel entitled
Like life should treat us fair?
But who determines right and wrong
To what do we compare?
Is there anyone in this broken world
Who holds the missing key?
To release us from our prison cells
Who can stop our enmity?
Yes there is One I know His name
I walk with Him each day,
He takes away fear and anxiety
That the world tries to throw my way,
So if you truly want to know
How life was meant to be,
The answers are found in Jesus Christ
And the Godhead Trinity.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

Beautiful Mess

So often when I look around,
I’m perplexed and must confess,
It is hard to see what You’re doing,
In the midst of this beautiful mess.

For Your thoughts and Your ways are above me,
And my thoughts human words can’t express,
When I can’t see through tears what You’re doing,
In the midst of this beautiful mess.

Then I kneel in awe at Your glorious throne,
And worship, praise and profess,
That You are good and in control,
In the midst of this beautiful mess.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

Friend or foe?

The enemy plots to control the minds,
And hearts and souls of men,
To tell them what to say and do,
And why and where and when.

But we all have the will and ability,
To make the one truly great choice,
To follow Jesus as Savior and Lord,
And not heed the enemy’s voice.

For you can choose your allegiance
You can follow the Friend or the foe,
one wants your death and destruction,
One loves you and wants to make whole.

Mark Tinjum   –   2016

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