The Art Of Christian Living

Exploring & Sharing Life | Lessons | Experiences

Encouraged, Faithful, Trust, Encouragement,

I’ll not be discouragedIf my tears do not move youThen my faith will,Though tiny like a mustard seedYet, might as an oakAs I stand on the solid rockHanging on to your promises day and nightLonging Like the deer for waterI shall be encouraged until thenFor I know you are faithful “In you, Lord my God, …

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Grace, Undefeated, God

Deeply I looked into the mirror And saw my life run before my eyes Then I felt grace flowing like a river I’m still floating in spite of life’s lies Though life may roll and my legs quiver Grace shall guide my steps to the prize Because grace will reign now and forever God is …

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Trust, God, Hope, Faith

Chaos and despair whisperedThis situation is hopeless,“I’m a failure, and I can’t do anything right. Hope says “I may tussle, but I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). Choose hope because it always triumphs over despair Uncertainty and fear snickeredYou’re on your own, no one cares,How can God allow this kind …

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Lonely Places, Growth, God, World

The universe unfolds, enormousYet overflows with lonely placesMany unseen or unheard of before usAs we journey through life’s spaces How can a world so big lack conformanceEach of us fighting to leave more tracesTo be known as the most popular in the chorusForgetting to look at what’s before our faces Engulfed in senseless contentious performanceBlindsided …

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Be Still, Rest, Believe, Peace

I hope nothing steals your restFor he said “Be Still, Know, I’m God”Take a moment, stop moving, rest and refillHe can silence the rushing mindAnd calm the anxious thoughts If only you take a moment and “Be Still”Know that nations and earth shall exalt himWith one word he silenced the raging seaHe uttered, “Be Still,” and …

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Fitting, Belonging, Belief, Fit in

The world thinks I’m ignorant Because my belief is unfathomable  My culture says I’m lostBecause I don’t hold their superstitions  The religious think I’m lukewarm For believing that “Grace” and “Truth” can mingle And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of …

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Get Back at it

A thousand times life may bring you to your knees But as long as you have breath, get back at it Fight to finish your race though your body and mind seize True happiness and victory are embedded in endurance.  Commit. You may stop to let the hurt and heartbreak fly with the breeze Don’t …

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Seeking Wholeness, Body, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Exercise,

When the body, mind, and spirit are healthy Hope invites itself and make it’s home There is fruitfulness where hope is plenty Therefore, seek health and wholeness wherever you roam May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming …

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Press on, God, Beginning, Ending

Hold fast, keep on pressing in spite of low tide Each storm eventually must bend  But the storm breaker shall turn the river aside Every beginning has an ending already penned Therefore, press on and let time stand by your side You shall arrive, even when things seem at an end  I will press on—moving …

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Joy, Peace,

She chose joy as her armor, todayAnd wears her smiles in the tempest Her mind agrees to become her comradeBecause she takes charge like an empress Pain, fear, anxiety coalesced against herBut she silenced them like an enchantress For her soul finds its safety on the joy of the LordAnd her courage is absolutely relentless …

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