Thursday, August 9, 2018

Purpose Galore

When we find Purpose
we find joy

It is not enough simply to do...
The 'Who' we do it for makes all the difference!

 ...and 'getting air' is way more fun when someone is standing there applauding!
(yes, Youngest 'got air' too, my camera click just missed it!)

 Boast-rights broken...grace is the token whereby we serve!

For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, 
and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God,
not by works, so that no one can boast.
For we are God’s workmanship,
 created in Christ Jesus to do good works, 
which God prepared in advance as our way of life. 
Ah, what Purpose...when work becomes an act of worship to He who grants us strength and joy!

This is a sacred day before our Lord.
 Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”

Primed for perhaps-es not yet come to pass
Morn runs its measure through time’s hour glass
Ah, who could bear it; Unknown’s rise and fall
But for awareness of God over all

Love keeps us humble and hope keeps us glad
Pride makes us stumble and lust drives us mad
Grace frees the captive where guilt held command
Then fear finds freedom through God’s faithful hand

No one finds peace through the pleasure of ‘stuff’
Ah, who could bear it; time’s grave-stricken toll
But for Salvation’s Saviour of the soul

Doubt finds a foothold where demons conspire
God’s word is faithful; the devil a liar
Belief is proven not by words we spew
But by the fruit of one little word; do

Works cannot save us or else we would boast
But after grace renders its uttermost
God, in advance ordained Purpose Galore
Doing good works He created us for

Love one another; a 'disciple's decree'
Is the work order He gives You and me
Ah, who could bear it if no one would prove
This fruit of the Spirit ‘the greatest is love

© Janet Martin

 But the fruit of the Spirit is 
love, joy, peace, 
patience, kindness, goodness, 
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 
Against such things there is no Law.

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