SMH (Shaking My Head)

“There’s only One who can judge the end of the story;

Who’s read all the pages, and accepts to glory.

Knowing the beginning from the end, and the story throughout,

He works on deliverance; erasing all fear and doubt.

The crowds of shaking heads is not His priority.

The heart bowed before Him takes all seniority.”

This is just an excerpt. Click below to read more of this inspiring poem that sheds light on our judgment of one another and on how God views us. “MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT!”

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SMH, a phrase on Facebook,

With roving eyes and a condemning look.

It’s being measured and weighed and found for wanting,

Their righteous indignation is the mind’s taunting.

It’s looking at a picture, a status, a quote,

And thinking to oneself, “That life’s a joke.”

Off the internet to the daily surrounds,

How often do our heads shake with that judgmental pound?

Lives picked apart, layers uncovered;

Never really knowing the inner undiscovered.

Never judge a book by its cover is what they say,

But most of the masses don’t see it this way.

Not satisfied until a life is going down,

With burdens so heavy, one begins to drown.

Dealing with turmoil and constant tossing;

Needing to be rescued desperately from the exhausting.

There’s only One who can judge the end of the story;

Who’s read all the pages, and accepts to glory.

Knowing the beginning from the end…

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“Relying On God”

When we seek to go it alone, relying on ourselves, we tend to take a beating in life. It is only when we totally rely on God can we make it to the very last mile. Read this poem and be blessed.

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Not by my own strength,

It’s failing, it’s fleeting.

Relying on myself,

My life takes a beating.

 

It’s against the wind I fight,

Expending all my fleshly might.

It’s only by His Spirit I can win,

Supplied by God, the power within.

 

Many are searching

For the prosperous way,

Forcing themselves

With striving each day.

 

The plans of man

Are but weak and futile,

Relying on God will carry you

To the very last mile.

“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of Hosts,” Zechariah 4:6

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“Receive God’s Help!”

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth,” Psalm 121:1-2. Many people are wandering adrift in the world. Day by day they go through their daily routines really believing that they are in this alone. Wandering and questioning, “From whence comes my help?” . . . Click below to read more

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“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help?  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth,” Psalm 121:1-2

“Me, myself and I,” a phrase commonly known to us all.  It usually comes on the heels of an aggravating event or from dealing with the frustration of a letdown because one depended on someone else to do something for them and they didn’t follow through.  Or, how about this one, “If you want something done right you have to do it yourself!”  Another frustrating sentiment spurned by the letdowns of others.

Here we just see them as phrases, just something we blurt out because of the emotions that stir within us when we feel we can’t get that help we need from someone.  The sad part of it all is the reality that this has become the prevailing…

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“Don’t Change the Recipe!”

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I remember the night of my big cooking flub.  Usually, I am a pretty good cook.  But, this night was a major fail and the contents in the pot were really gross.  The smell of the food and the thought of it had me gagging for hours.  But, it didn’t start out this way.

My oldest daughter told me about a delicious recipe she came across and tried in her own home.  The recipe was quick, easy, delicious and very satisfying to her family.  Knowing the dish she described had recently become one of my husband’s favorite dishes, I decided to give it a try.

One problem.  I don’t like the dish at all.  I was cooking something that I would never eat due to the taste of it 😛 .

This posed a problem because when it came time to “test taste” the recipe, of course, no surprise here, I didn’t like the taste of it.  Now, since I didn’t like the taste of it I began adding extra “stuff” to the recipe.  I mean, I added a lot of extra stuff to it until it became so gross . . .

Let’s just put it this way, my youngest daughter who was 12 at the time and loves this dish also, spit it out and said, “Mommy, I’m sorry I don’t like it 🙂 .”  Bless her heart.  I told her it was okay that she didn’t like it and made her something else to eat.  My husband came in the house and looked in the pot and said no thank you.

I don’t blame them.  I’m the one that changed the recipe.  I’m the one that messed dinner up.  It was fine in its original form until I muddled it with my add-ins.

This had me thinking of how often we don’t like something in God’s Word and we try to change it to suit our needs or circumstances.  We don’t like to be told to love our enemies or pray for those who despitefully use us.  We don’t like to do this or that, and so we seek to change His recipe or find some way around why don’t have to do what is written to do.

The Bible warns us, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book,” (Revelation 22:18-19).  The recipe of GOD’S WORD CANNOT BE CHANGED!

Now, we can often change food recipes with great success.  I have done it many times before.  It just didn’t work this time 🙂 .  But, we will never have great success in trying to change God’s Word.  It will never work!  God doesn’t need our add-ins. His Word is just fine in its original form.