Turn away from your sins
regardless of their name.
The path to righteousness first begins
By seeing each sin as one and the same.
Do not seek to weigh one sin against another.
Do not claim another’s sin is worse than your own.
For the Lord in Heaven, your almighty Father,
equally hates any evil seed man has sown.
Worry more about the plank in your own eye
and less about the speck in your brother’s.
Repent of your own sins, lest you die
while in your pride, you were lost judging others.
Repent and seek salvation through Christ our Savior,
because you’ll only find Hell seeking your own foolish favor.
Fill Out Hearts With Trust
We offer our prayers and petitions with thanksgiving;
let our hearts not be anxious, but trust in You.
Your strength and faithfulness are unending;
You will strengthen and uphold us just as You say You do.
The peace You give us is perfect and true;
let us not be worried, upset or afraid.
When our anxiety was great, and we were blue,
Your consolation brought us joy, our fears did fade.
We pray to You, asking for aid,
but let us do so with faith and trust.
Help us remember that every promise You have made
has been kept, for You are just.
You hear all the prayers of Your faithful;
therefore, we have no reason to be doubtful.
A child’s smile at bedtime,
a wife’s kiss in the morning,
fill my heart for such a long time
and send my hear soaring.
How wonderful are You, God, to bless me so.
A friend’s chuckle at a jest,
makes my heart glow,
and I feel so blessed.
How wonderful You are to me.
Every breath is a gift.
All these things You give for free,
and, my heart, these blessings uplift.
How glorious are Your blessings each day,
but the greatest is Your love, which can never be taken away.
Beyond Human Understanding
Who can know Your will?
Who could fathom your plans?
Yours is the wisdom of infinite skill.
Yours are the mightiest of hands.
Your plan was made before You spoke the universe into existence.
Your plan was complete before You even uttered a single word.
There are none who can bring Your song dissonance.
For everything that happened did so exactly as You preferred.
Foolish men scheme unaware of Your design.
Men of little faith question why You allow certain things.
But there are no mortal words that can accurately define
the inscrutable, unknowable greatness Your sovereign judgement brings.
Let us remember that Your wisdom surpasses understanding,
so we can trust in Your grace, for it is everlasting.
We may suffer for a little while,
but He will restore us and make us strong.
Though trials and issues may pile,
He will see you through, for, to him, you belong.
We should rejoice when we face these trials,
for these tests produce perseverance.
Even if our journey spans miles and miles,
God can carry us through any distance.
We are not discouraged,
for He is with us wherever we go.
For in His strength, we find courage,
and in his wisdom, for there is nothing he does not know.
So we strive to endure all things,
trusting in His grace and the peace that it brings.
Service For You
I see moments of fellowship as obstacles.
I see chances to bear fruit as impositions on my time.
When I have the chance to speak of your chronicles,
instead I sinfully try and make the moment mine.
How selfish of me to see opportunity as inconvenience!
How horrible to see this chance to serve as a bother!
Help me, Lord, to remember Your Son’s deliverance.
Help me follow His example, Heavenly Father.
Each moment is a blessing,
for it is a chance to glorify Your name.
What should ever be more pressing,
pride, money, or fame?
These fleshly things will all pass away,
but blessed is the one who takes advantage of the chance to serve and obey!
Your Power, Not Mine
Why trust in my mind,
when Yours was the one that created all things?
What is the strength of all mankind,
when compared to the King of Kings?
Wisdom is made foolish.
Strength is made weak.
What can we ever hope to accomplish,
without He who promised the world to the meek?
Our own ability, compared to His, is small.
Let us instead seek him in times of peril.
Trust in Him, who created all.
Trust in Him, who defeated evil.
We cannot hope to find our power within,
but true might comes only through putting faith in Him.