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That they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts. Matthew 13:15b

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‘Tis God Who Has Made Me

“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4

It is the Lord who created me, it is the Lord who gave me life, that I could be His servant. That He might be my Joy.

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” Psalm 28:7

God has created me, He has given all I need:

One spirit.

That I may communicate with Him.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18

One mind.

That I may contemplate on God’s message, what is true and good.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8

One mouth.

That I may speak words of comfort and peace, the Good News of Salvation and sing praise to His Holy Name.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

Two eyes.

That I might read God’s word and know His direction for me.
“For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths.” Proverbs 5:21
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
“The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.” Matthew 6:22
“Jesus is the focus of the eyes of faith. “Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).

Two ears.

That I may hear the word of the Lord and my faith be renewed and strengthened each day.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17

Two feet and Two hands.

That I may do the work of the Lord our God.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 7:21

One heart.

That I may love the Lord my God and show His love to all He introduces, where all He leads.
“But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” 1 Thessalonians 2:4

“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 23,24

Breathe On Me Breath Of God

Words by: Edwin Hatch, 1878

Cross on Bible

Cross on Bible

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Blend all my soul with Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

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Happy To the End

Happiness or Joy

Happiness is an emotion of the mind factored on chance or luck.
Joy is a condition of heart and soul.

Do I want to be happy? Yes! — I would trade it all for Joy.

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (NIV, Matthew 6:19-21)

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” (NIV, Matthew 16:26)

Happy To the End

If money were no object, I’d be happy to the end.
Buy all the toys of heart’s desire and gads of fads in trend.
More stuff and druff of never use, may get to them one day.
Each tinsel, trinsel bling,
to wear, for show and fling.
Must have them all, large and small, just store them all away.

When dubious freinds would ask of me to spot them simple cash
for things they need or are without or just a place to crash.
Make sure they know how hard life is I’d offer them advise.
Money don’t, you surely see
grow on rocks or in a tree.
On every tide, put some aside, that’s lucre for the wise.

Must guard what’s mine and all things bought and save from being prey
from any who would have design to take my wealth away.
An island grand, my private land, I shall myself acquire,
then place it all behind a wall,
make sure the wall is very tall.
Stop prying eyes, revenue guys, make sure my wealth grows higher.

In vaults of steel I’ve placed my cash just for that future day
to flaunt with pals who come to call but, no one comes to play.
Of all the folks that I have met and those recalled from school.
Not one that I can call for real,
I know they only come to steal
and take what’s mine, my gold, my wine and play me for a fool.

O, to be back in promise land, my self made slice of heaven.
Here all alone, and of my life, my clock strikes past eleven.
What good to me are cars of gold, closets full of suits untold?
What use is bling, tied to this bed
with tubes and wires, lights blinking red.
Nurses run, doctors come, – my eyes they close, my arms they fold.

R. C. Tilley

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