Faith (A to Z Challenge 2020)

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Hebrews 11:1, King James Bible

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Faith is firm substance

Evidence of what’s hoped for

Unseen…Not flimsy

Imaginary, dreamed up

Wisp of wind, nor veil of mist

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Faith in self, money

Intellect, knowledge, luck, strength

Charm, people, talent…

All have limits, disappoint

Only faith in the Lord God

Almighty, Sovereign

Is dependable always

Will outlast trials

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He’s time-tested, true

His, will be the Final Word

Alpha ~ Omega

Faith in God is rewarded

Hope’s triumph, promises met

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“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6, New International Version

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

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Encourage (A to Z Challenge)

E

Every good gift comes from God above ~ He wrapped up encouragement for me to share ~

N

Nothing which happens in our lives is wasted ~ My Father God

C

Collected what burned to a pile of ash, and crafted in His

O

Own hands something so lovely I hardly recognize it

U

Used to be my failures, brokenness, scars ~ He

R

Recycles my seasons of bleak, raises them up in sunshine reflecting His Son

A

And they take on brilliance of a diamond tiara ~

G

“Go, Girl!” He said, “you’re my beloved Over-comer ~ bring hope, courage and strength to

E

Everyone who’s parched, hungry, weak and weary from despair.  Show them encouragement gleaned from your droughts, dry wilderness, arid deserts. 

People will note your credentials are valid, authentic and genuine…because they’re sealed and stamped with the name which shakes mountains: 

The great I AM, Mighty God of power who redeems, restores, transforms. 

Nothing is impossible for Me ~ I make all things beautiful in My time.”

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“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17, King James Bible

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11, New Living Translation

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37, KJB

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28, NLT

“You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?” Psalm 56:8, New American Standard Bible

“…to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3, KJB

Daily Light #13 ~ The Lord My Shelter

“Then a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen One.  Listen to Him.'” Luke 9:35, New Living Translation

“Yet I still belong to You; You hold my right hand.  You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.  Whom have I in heaven but You?  I desire You more than anything on earth.  My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.”  Verse 28, “But as for me, how good it is to be near God!  I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things You do.” Psalm 73:23-28, NLT

Nostalgia (#6WSP)

https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/saturday-six-word-story-prompt-6wsp-32-april-4-2020/

Prompt: NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia’s rosy lens offers romantic view.

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I know this challenge/post is supposed to be only 6 words…but I never hear the word nostalgia that I don’t fall back in time to when Julio Iglesias was a hot recording star (“swoon-worthy”) singing, among other hits, “Nostalgie”.  So I hope you’ll indulge me…I simply had to include it here…with the English lyrics.

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