Tag Archives: Faith

A true treasure

 

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My love for him

Was like no other

He touched my life

And was as close as a brother

 

We visited fascinating places

In imaginary worlds

And deeper feelings for him

Were soon unfurled

 

He was a friend to me

Like I’ve never known

Someone who was there

When I was completely alone

 

A true treasure of a man

Full of faith and love

Sent to be my devoted friend

From heaven above

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Poetry prompt: My love for him was like no other, he touched me in places I never knew…

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Lord hear me…

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Lord hear me now

As I speak to you today

 

Please help me along

This unmarked pathway

 

Neither one of us is certain

Of what we should do

 

Please help us make decisions

Which are honoring to you

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Featured Writer – Annette Rochelle Aben

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Worthy

Do you know how worthy you are

Well, just look about you

Look close, look far

You’ll see trees, lakes and mountains, the sun, moon and stars

That, my friend is how worthy you are

 

Know in your heart, that this paradise golden

Was created for you, in times so long ago, olden

And there was no test you had to take, to know if this, your home, you should make

For the Creator, knew the master plan, that the space needed to be oh, so worthy of man

 

Yet, there are times, in this space, we feel so lost

As though we haven’t the money to cover the cost

Of the splendor around us, those vast open spaces

We long to retreat to our hide away places

We want to punish ourselves for we think we are less

Than all that surrounds us; with all we’ve been blessed

 

And then we get to feeling smaller than small

Worries and burdens loom so very tall

It’s hard to remember to simply close our eyes

And go to that still, small place inside

To find the peace and love that we truly seek

And grow beyond the illusion of being weak

 

For you are the container for the world’s greatest riches

Held together without staples or stiches

You were entrusted with a glorious spirit, a beautiful soul

Which are more valuable than all the world’s gold

More perfect and awesome than all we can see

For you were blessed with the opportunity, just to BE

 

Life is the most intoxicating of perfumes and you, the finest of jars

And that, my friend, is how worthy you ARE!

 

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

For more inspirational writings by Annette, please visit her site at:

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This is it

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This is it

The time has come

A new path

Has most certainly come

I see it clearly

As it comes into view

A color on the horizon

So beautiful and new

I’m excited to see

Where this road leads

I’ve been needing a change

Guess the Lord heard my pleas

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Open my eyes…

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I’ve spent my whole life

Trying so hard to be good.

Struggling with all my might

To be how a Christian should.

 

But the enemy is powerful

And he always seems to win.

I keep believing all his lies

While he laughs at me and grins.

 

And then I question God

Where is he and why doesn’t he care?

If he’s letting all this happen to me

Is he really even there?

 

Why God must I continue

To face more suffering and pain?

All this misery and despair

Is only causing me to go insane.

 

Is there something I’m doing wrong?

Open my eyes and make me see.

Because clearly I’m a broken mess

Who desperately needs to be set free.

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Just look up…

 

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If your day is grey and gloomy

Just look up to the sky

For you’ll find your answers there

As the clouds float gently by

For God in all his glory

Is smiling down on you today

Reaching out for his beloved son

Trying to show him the rightful way

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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There’s hope…

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There’s hope now

A peace settling in

I’m pulling it out

From somewhere deep within

Ideas are trickling

I’m feeling more assured

Silly old thoughts

Now seem so absurd

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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Faith and Trust

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I really wanted

To give up today

And for a moment I believed

It was the only way

I couldn’t see past

The end of my own nose

When suddenly a problem

Abruptly arose

And since then

It’s been eating me alive

I just don’t know how

I will ever survive

Yet days like these

Are the ones which make us stronger

So I will try my best

Not to dwell on this any longer

I must hold fast to my faith

For it’s where my heart resides

And trust that the good Lord

Will stay close by my side

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


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My one true love…

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You’re with me through my darkest days

Even during times when nobody else stays

 

You give me hope when I want to give up

There’s nobody else who can measure up

 

You surround me with your daily presence

And remind me of your timeless acceptance

 

You bring to mind an extraordinary kind of love

Which is sent to me from heaven above

 

You’re all I need if truth be told

My one true love worth more than gold

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: July 21, 2016

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The Storm

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Ominous clouds fill the sky

Rain begins to splatter

Shards of glass fall to the earth

Ravaging all that’s tender

 

Gusting winds wild and free

Consume and disfigure

Splintered pieces of broken dreams

Fall deaf upon defiled land

 

Anger roars from the thunderous sky

Lightening defaces the innocent

Leaving permanent scars

Irreversible damage lays bare

 

The storm is unrelenting

Unearthly howls shriek of hardships

Sheets of rain pool around the lost

Devastation looms in every corner

 

The water quickly rises

Flooding the pummeled land

Sweeping away the evidence

Of a storm that never ceases

 

Hope seems too far to reach

As murky waters threaten

Adjusting tides bring promise

Of shimmering expectations

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


Originally posted: April 20, 2015 

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He never fails me…

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“The Lord never fails me. His purpose is always so much greater than my own.” ~M


Originally posted: November 20, 2015

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The cost of free will…

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You used to be enough

Now something has changed

My heart feels broken

My life rearranged

 

Can I pick up the pieces

Find every last one

Can you finish in me

The work which you’d begun

 

I’m tired of feeling lost

And I’ve searched everywhere

But no matter how hard I try

You just don’t seem to be there

 

I’m losing this battle

Defeated by my very own will

There’s nothing left inside me

This is just how I feel

 

I seek you night and day

Giving everything I’ve got

Still it always seems

As if it’s all for naught

 

I wonder if we will ever have

The relationship we once did

Or perhaps my unrighteousness

Is just too much to forgive

 

 

Written by, Michelle Cook


There are times when we can feel so separated from God.  It can seem as if we will never be able to find him again and yet these are the lies which the enemy wants our hearts to believe.  Never forget the truth… Jesus is always there waiting for us to return to him.  Nothing can ever separate us from His love.

Romans 8:31-39 (NLT)

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Originally posted: July 12, 2016

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You matter to me.

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One of the reasons I finally decided to start a blog, was to be able to share what’s on my heart with others. I also wanted to be able to leave a little piece of me behind, so that there is some small memory of what was important to me after I’m gone.  I am hopeful that the memories left behind here, will in some small way make a difference in your life. You never know how words can speak to people. Sometimes it’s the simplest things you might say, that can make all the difference in the world to someone.

Words are powerful and have the ability to cause war or bring about peace. I want the words I write to bring hope and never despair. I hope the words I share with you are words you need to hear.  If you’re reading this, I want you to know that you matter, even if you think you don’t. I want you to remember that this life is temporary and a greater life is still ahead. Don’t lose your heart in the things of this world, for your reward will never be found here.

Keep your faith in trying times and remember that life doesn’t always make sense. Accept the fact that there are things in this life which you will never fully understand. Try to stay positive and know that there is a God who loves you and who wants you to know Him.  He understands your daily struggles, for He has suffered through this life as well. In fact, He suffered more than the rest of us and has never asked any of us to suffer as much as He did.

We have to stop blaming God for the mistakes we’ve made, and realize that He isn’t the one causing our misery. It’s always easy to blame somebody else when life isn’t taking you down the road you hoped for. Don’t be misled, you can turn around and walk in the opposite direction at any point in your life. Seek Him first and you will always find the answers you are looking for. Just as Jesus loves me, I love you, my friend… I really do… ~M xoxo


Originally posted: August 9, 2015

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All it takes is a little faith

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Originally posted: October 17, 2015

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When you feel dismayed, remember this…

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“Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?
 ~Job 4:6


Originally posted:  February 23, 2016

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