Friday, October 28, 2011

You Are There

God is There

"If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there." (Psalm 139:8)

In my silence…You are there
In my turmoil….You are there
In my confusion…You are there
In my pain…You are there

When I sleep…You are there
When I awake…You are there
When I walk…You are there
When I sit…You are there

You are there
In my life, in my heart, in my soul

In my home…You are there
In my work…You are there
In my travels…You are there
In my life…You are there

When I pray…You are there
When I worship…You are there
When I listen…You are there
When I follow…You are there

You are there.
In my life, in my heart, in my soul.

Poem by MTJ



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Friday, October 21, 2011

I Choose Christ

"And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."(Joshua 24:15, NKJV)

Some live for money.
Some live for fame.
Some live with heartache.
Others live in shame.
But I choose Christ.

Some live in mansions.
Some live in shacks.
Some live in leisure.
Others break their backs.
But I choose Christ.

I choose Christ,
for the life he gives.
I choose Christ,
for the freedom to live.
There are many choices in this life,
but I choose Christ.

Some folks are happy.
Some folks are sad.
Some folks are confused.
Other folks are mad.
But I choose Christ.

I choose the joy.
I choose the grace.
I choose the Christ.
I'll see His face.
Yes, I'll see His face!
I choose Christ!

I choose Christ,
for the life he gives.
I choose Christ,
for the freedom to live.
There are many choices in this life,
but I choose Christ.


Poem by MTJ


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Friday, October 14, 2011

The Sound of Autumn’s Fall

Autumn Landscape, Photograph by Olegas Kurasovas
Autumn Landscape (Photograph by Olegas Kurasovas, My Shot)

As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” (Genesis 8:22)

I watch autumn leaves gently float down
Their colorful leaves layer the ground
The wind swirls them up as they spin around
Falling again as they touch the ground
I love to hear that lovely sound
The sound of autumn’s fall

The wind moves the trees in a gentle sway
Revealing fall colors this fine autumn day
A mural of colors which seem to convey
A splendor of colors that harkens my way
Colors so brilliant that cry out today
The sound of autumn’s fall

Autumn has come and the leaves now abound
The kids laugh and play as they toss them around
Jumping on leaves they’ve shaped in a mound
A cushion of leaves between them and the ground
We all love to hear that wonderful sound
The sound of autumn’s fall
poem by MTJ

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Thoughts and Words

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.Eat and drink!he says to you, But his heart is not with you." (Proverbs 23:7)


Thoughts that were too often
Expressed by me through words
Were filled with wrong intentions
Which You too often heard.

But locked within my mind
Are words that I regret
Of many spoken thoughts
I wish I had repressed.

You also shared Your thoughts
Expressed to me through love
Thoughts which soared in flight
Upon the wings of doves.

Your crafted words I heard
Like sculpted works of art
Words which melted armor
To free my prisoned heart.

poem by MTJ



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