Background on the Poem “ Direction “
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There are times in life when we don’t know which way to go. During these times, if we seek the Lord, then our mission, our purpose, and his will becomes clearer. Of course, it also means that we have to still do our part. Our part involves intentionality, setting goals, and aligning our will with his. We also need wisdom discerning in whom we should confide God’s great revelation.
I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the ramparts. I will watch to see what He will say to me and how I will answer my reproof.
Then the LORD answered me: “Write down this vision and clearly inscribe it on tablets, so that a herald may run with it. For the vision awaits an appointed time; Habakkuk 2: 1-3
Listen- to every word that I say.
Vision-making it plain, don’t you sway.
Write it-on your heart and your mind.
Do it-all in wisdom and my time.
Show it-to your siblings, the believers.
Hold it-From the wicked, the deceivers.
Podcast Show Notes
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Helping Someone During Grief Podcast Outline
Symptoms of Grief Job and his Grief Right and Wrong Things to Say or Do During Grief
What are some of the cliche terms that you have said when you tried consoling someone who was grieving?
Did you say these terms to avoid feeling the other person’s pain, or in a rush for the other person to feel better?
What are alternative words that can be said to someone who is suffering?
Do you have pain competitions with others when they are grieving in order to make them have a reality check, or yourself feel better because you feel that you have it worse than them?
What changes can you make to insure that people feel loved during their time of grief?
: We can’t control it all. We want to know the ending. We feel that we know what is best for us. We can’t understand why God has us waiting for so long. Tired and frustrated with the results of our doing? That’s usually when we give it to God. Background on Surrender
Enjoy this poem:
, and if you want to focus on surrender, Check out these two posts: Surrender has Power
I’M in Control: The Struggle between Two Wills
The Captain of the Ship
Hearing his whispers deep in the dark
Sounding more beautiful than that of the lark
Letting things go and trusting His Will
Communing with God while I’m being still
The last poem that I wrote was entitled, “Dance of Praise”. You can find that poem
here. The poem for today is “Life”. It deals with all the joys and difficulties that one would find in daily living.
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Filled with wonder.
Filled with strife.
One must ponder,
This thing called life.
Filled with fears.
Filled with doubt.
Brings a belly-roaring shout.
Filled with weeping.
Filled with sorrow.
And a hoping for tomorrow.
Filled with laughs.
Filled with cries.
And those never-ending sighs.
Bible Verses to Meditate On
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5: 15-16
Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity and honor.
For we live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7