The Only Way
It is Him.
There is no other way.
He has no alter ego or pseudonym.
Turning from Him only leads to dismay.
He is the only light.
There are no dimmer flames; His is the only one that exists.
Following Him is the only way that is right.
He is the only way in which salvation consists.
Only He paid the price.
Only He advocates for us.
We are only saved by His sacrifice.
To follow any other is treasonous.
There is only one who frees us,
and He is our Christ, Jesus.
The Mark of a Christian
A kind smile.
A generous gift.
One who walks the extra mile.
One whose values will never shift.
Providing for others
When they are in need.
Caring for one’s brothers
Rather than clinging to greed.
Standing in truth.
Living in light.
Letting go the things of one’s youth.
Turning from wrong and doing what is right.
But the greatest trait of children from the Father above,
Is living a life with a heart full of love.
There is no one above you.
There is no one mightier than you.
You are merciful.
You are righteous.
You are wonderful.
You are glorious.
You are life and light.
In you are only goodness and right.
All glory be to Your name,
Our perfect, Father, whose grace washes away our shame.
It would mean death to see His face,
for his glory is so great.
Oh! being wrapped in His grace
is such sweet, sweet state.
Moses stood in His presence,
and the mere reflection required a veil.
Oh! to have that pleasance!
Our God shall always prevail.
Gracious and merciful.
Slow to anger. Abounding in love and faithfulness.
Every action of His is purposeful.
He forgives the repentant when they transgress.
Let Him be worshiped in every territory,
for to God alone belongs the glory.
Too often I do what I do not want to do.
Too often I do what I hate.
But the Lord’s love for me is true.
His grace is more, and His mercy is grate.
My iniquities form a mountain I can’t climb.
My sins form chains I can’t break.
But the Lord lifts me time after time.
Any prison created, he can unmake.
My sins are countless.
His kindness is boundless.
My failings are limitless.
His love is endless.
My crimes are too great for any to ignore,
but my Lord’s forgiveness is so much more.
Endure, though you may lose everything.
Endure, though you may lose those you love.
Endure, though pain may bring its sting.
Endure, for God is watching from above.
Endure, though your heart may be filled with sadness.
Endure the trial with every breath.
Endure, when circumstances threaten to bring you to madness.
Endure, though you may be near death.
The sufferings of this present time
are not worth comparing to the glory that is to be revealed to us.
His presence is so sublime,
as to make all the earthly things we’ve lost rubbish to us.
Endure, even if it’s hard to understand what your suffering is for.
Endure, for what we have in Heaven will be worth even more.
Beware the difference between joy and feeling good.
A feeling passes and doesn’t endure.
Joy remains when no one thinks it should.
Joy isn’t cheaply earned; it’s real and pure.
Understand where joy comes from.
It doesn’t come from the things of the Earth.
All the things of world will fall away when time is done.
But joy can be ours if we believe in Christ’s birth.
He provides freedom.
He offers peace.
Service in His kingdom
ensures one a joy that will never cease.
The most pure joy doesn’t come from within.
The most pure form of joy comes only from Him.