Thursday, May 21, 2020

Unless We Seek...

How can we gain great confidence
In seasons of distress
Or find hope and deliverance
Without God’s promises

How can we know God’s promises
If we, worry-inclined
Still try to fill heart-emptiness
Through channels of the mind

How can man’s ignorance maintain
The things we ought to think
How can Living Water sustain
If we don’t stop to drink

How can we think on purer things
If we have never sought
The richer and the surer things
That the Great Teacher taught

How can a ship without a sail
Be steered from rock and reef
How can a man survive the gale
Without anchored belief

How can belief be absolute
It never can unless
The seed of faith has taken root
Within God’s promises

How can the seed of faith take root
And yield sweet recompense
Only when repentance bears fruit
In meek obedience

How can obedience begin
A life of happiness
When we find kind assurance in
God’s faithful promises

How can we find His promises
To empower the weak
Alas, we never can unless
Unless we truly seek

© Janet Martin

Seek and ye shall find...


2 Peter 1:2-10 KJV
 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

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