Friday, January 27, 2017

Love-reminders or For Prize-Fighters

Lest in life’s greed and haste we waste the best of what we have
Lest, with feet shod with chase we serve the gods of self and sin
Lest grace is overlooked because of idols that enslave
God sends us love- reminders to help us remember Him

Lest we forget to purpose in our hearts to follow He
Who gave His Son in our stead, full sacrifice for sin
Lest we become distracted by world-offers that we see
God sends us love-reminders to turn our cries to Him

Lest in life’s heave-ho, hello and farewell we compromise
And hope we once revered becomes a thing that we ignore
God sends us love-reminders, trouble-shaped in our eyes
But He knows it is this that stirs our want to need Him more

© Janet Martin

My friend Diane continues to battle the afflictions of cancer. When she gets low she cries out for more prayer knowing that only through Him can she endure!
Will you help bathe her in prayer as she battles pain and waits for surgeons to reply? 
Hard, hard times but still she will put up FB posts bringing praise, honor and glory to Jesus Christ!
"God bless you, Diane, as you shine Jesus to all of us!"

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--
may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.


  1. Very inspiring. Someone felt the Spirit.
    My prayers are with Diane


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