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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt
    Here I stand at the foot of the cross

    and behold a tragic sight.
    I watch with horror in my heart
    as day turns into night.

    A man with nail- pierced hands and feet;
    crown of thorns upon his brow,
    His body so striped and bloody,
    what more could they do now?

    Lamb of God, Son of Man, Messiah,
    God's only Son.
    I look at all those gathered here;
    My God, what have we done?

    A sense of shame pervades my soul,
    "He's innocent! " I cry.
    What can I do to save the Lamb
    who died for such as I?

    The crowd hurls insults at the man,
    derision in their cry:
    "Son of God! King of the Jews!
    Come Down, let's see you try. "

    But Jesus, He stayed on that cross,
    Compassion in His eye;
    "Forgive them Father, for they know not! "
    was his impassioned cry.

    A righteous God; He had a plan,
    for death was the demand.
    As Satan had filled this world with sin
    and infected all of man.

    With Love, such Love, He sent His Son
    To Earth for Him to die;
    To redeem the lost, the sinful, and yes,
    to rescue you and I!

    This story has not ended yet,
    He conquered death and sin.
    And Satan, well he has no hope,
    'cause He'll fight him and He'll win!
    alive because of the cross and what God has done for me...my works are as filthy rags...by faith i am redeemed



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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill
    alive because of the cross and what God has done for me...my works are as filthy rags...by faith i am redeemed
    through Grace we are given the gift of everlasting life, the most amazing thing I've learned in all my studies was how horribly He suffered, it's said so flippantly, He suffered and died for me, he didn't just suffer, he suffered horribly, who am I that He would be willing to do that for me? for God so loved the world ...










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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt
    through Grace we are given the gift of everlasting life, the most amazing thing I've learned in all my studies was how horribly He suffered, it's said so flippantly, He suffered and died for me, he didn't just suffer, he suffered horribly, who am I that He would be willing to do that for me? for God so loved the world ...
    you are so right doll..He suffered beyond what any human could endure..yet He did it so willingly and lovingly...for me and for you and all of mankind...and yet there are those that refuse to see and to hear.God bless you Squirt



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    An expert painter known of old
    approached his canvas blank and cold.
    His brush held power to design
    the vision of a master mind.

    He dipped within himself then drew
    the dry land green, the heavens blue.
    The waters gathered in one place,
    the sun, the moon and stars in space.

    He drew the land the strength to seed.
    He drew the seas the might to breed.
    He drew the winged fowl of the sky,
    then drew them bless to multiply.

    He gave to night and some to day
    the creepers, cattle, beasts of prey,
    to roam and play, to sleep and eat,
    but still His work lay incomplete.

    So from the dust He drew a man,
    but there was no life in his stand.
    So painter breathed into His form
    the breath of which man's soul was born.

    Then rested He from work well done,
    an expert painter, matched by none.












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    and what is done in love is done well ♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    An expert painter known of old

    approached his canvas blank and cold.
    His brush held power to design
    the vision of a master mind.

    He dipped within himself then drew
    the dry land green, the heavens blue.
    The waters gathered in one place,
    the sun, the moon and stars in space.

    He drew the land the strength to seed.
    He drew the seas the might to breed.
    He drew the winged fowl of the sky,
    then drew them bless to multiply.

    He gave to night and some to day
    the creepers, cattle, beasts of prey,
    to roam and play, to sleep and eat,
    but still His work lay incomplete.

    So from the dust He drew a man,
    but there was no life in his stand.
    So painter breathed into His form
    the breath of which man's soul was born.

    Then rested He from work well done,
    an expert painter, matched by none.


    there is no better painter for sure and He has allowed us to see His work



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    We read, we hear, we sing of Heaven,
    No sorrows, no tears, no burdens to bear;
    A Mansion to Saints, will be given,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    No pain, no trials, no darkness of night,
    There will be Praises lifted by Prayer;
    We'll be with Jesus; He is the Light,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    All will be Joy, Peace, and Love,
    With never a disappointment nor care;
    Somewhere, in that happy Home Above,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    No sickness, no death, no evil to allure,
    Our Faith here, will be Sight there;
    In Heaven with Jesus, we'll rest secure,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    The Bliss will someday, be complete,
    When Saints meet Jesus in the air;
    Then, we'll bow at His nail pierced feet,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    Our loved ones, we again shall meet,
    Victory and Praising Jesus, we'll share;
    The Supper of The Lamb, we'll eat,
    But, what must it be, to be there?










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    and what is done in love is done well ♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    We read, we hear, we sing of Heaven,

    No sorrows, no tears, no burdens to bear;
    A Mansion to Saints, will be given,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    No pain, no trials, no darkness of night,
    There will be Praises lifted by Prayer;
    We'll be with Jesus; He is the Light,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    All will be Joy, Peace, and Love,
    With never a disappointment nor care;
    Somewhere, in that happy Home Above,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    No sickness, no death, no evil to allure,
    Our Faith here, will be Sight there;
    In Heaven with Jesus, we'll rest secure,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    The Bliss will someday, be complete,
    When Saints meet Jesus in the air;
    Then, we'll bow at His nail pierced feet,
    But, what must it be, to be there?

    Our loved ones, we again shall meet,
    Victory and Praising Jesus, we'll share;
    The Supper of The Lamb, we'll eat,

    But, what must it be, to be there?
    beautiful....simply beautiful..i am so glad that you continued this thread sweety..i for one have missed it...thank you



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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill View Post
    beautiful....simply beautiful..i am so glad that you continued this thread sweety..i for one have missed it...thank you
    I just had to get back in the groove of things lol thank you love, your support means the world to me!










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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    I just had to get back in the groove of things lol thank you love, your support means the world to me!
    i will carry you if need be...supporting you to the ends of time



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    God did not have to give us
    the beauty that we behold.
    It was not required of Him
    to show how His glory would unfold.

    He could have given us dirt:
    with no sun, no moon, no rain.
    He could have placed us in a world
    all ugly, black, and plain.

    But God loved us so much more than that;
    He did not want life to be bland.
    He spread sunshine on this world we know,
    and green grass across the land.

    He planted flowers in the open field,
    and trees on the rolling hill.
    He shattered the night with moonlight;
    sprinkled sparkling stars at will.

    He scooped the deep blue ocean;
    with His finger carved the stream.
    Placed the bluebird on the sheltering branch;
    gave us life beyond all dream.

    He breathed life into every creature
    from the greatest to the small.
    Created man in His own image
    that on God's name he should call.

    When man turned his back on the Father,
    God did not leave him lost.
    He gave us the choice to come back to Him
    when Jesus paid our cost.

    The greatest gift God gave us
    was the blessing of His Son,
    Who gave His life on Calvary,
    so our salvation could be won.

    If you give your life to Jesus,
    and release to Him each part,
    He will flood your soul with happiness;
    give you peace within your heart.

    God gave us all these things in life
    that our eyes to Him we would lift.
    Then He gave us life eternal
    through Jesus, His Greatest Gift.










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    and what is done in love is done well ♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    God did not have to give us

    the beauty that we behold.
    It was not required of Him
    to show how His glory would unfold.

    He could have given us dirt:
    with no sun, no moon, no rain.
    He could have placed us in a world
    all ugly, black, and plain.

    But God loved us so much more than that;
    He did not want life to be bland.
    He spread sunshine on this world we know,
    and green grass across the land.

    He planted flowers in the open field,
    and trees on the rolling hill.
    He shattered the night with moonlight;
    sprinkled sparkling stars at will.

    He scooped the deep blue ocean;
    with His finger carved the stream.
    Placed the bluebird on the sheltering branch;
    gave us life beyond all dream.

    He breathed life into every creature
    from the greatest to the small.
    Created man in His own image
    that on God's name he should call.

    When man turned his back on the Father,
    God did not leave him lost.
    He gave us the choice to come back to Him
    when Jesus paid our cost.

    The greatest gift God gave us
    was the blessing of His Son,
    Who gave His life on Calvary,
    so our salvation could be won.

    If you give your life to Jesus,
    and release to Him each part,
    He will flood your soul with happiness;
    give you peace within your heart.

    God gave us all these things in life
    that our eyes to Him we would lift.
    Then He gave us life eternal

    through Jesus, His Greatest Gift.
    His love comforts and protects me



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    Sufficient for each conflict, sufficient for each cross,
    This grace will compensate thee for every earthly loss,
    No task that lies before you, no enemy you face,
    But you will find the Master provides sufficient grace.

    "Sufficiency in all things", He promises His own,
    Whatever path you travel you need not go alone;
    For this is His own promise in every time and place,
    In all life's circumstances an all-sufficient grace.

    What if all friends should leave you, what if all things conspire
    To multiply against you, and frustrate your desire;
    What if some thorn beset you from which you fain were free,
    His strength in weakness perfect enough will always be.

    No need to dread the future nor what awaits you there;
    God never gives a burden but grace with it to bear,
    And this is His own promise for every time and place,
    In all life's circumstances an all-sufficient grace.

    No flame can kindle on thee, no waters ever drown,
    With Him the strong and mighty you gain the Victor's crown.
    No load can be too heavy if He that load doth share;
    His grace is all sufficient to carry every care.

    And when your strength is failing, and life is ebbing fast,
    He surely will not fail you, nor leave you at the last;
    For this is His own promise, whate'er you have to face,
    His strength in weakness perfect shall give sufficient grace










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    and what is done in love is done well ♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    Sufficient for each conflict, sufficient for each cross,

    This grace will compensate thee for every earthly loss,
    No task that lies before you, no enemy you face,
    But you will find the Master provides sufficient grace.

    "Sufficiency in all things", He promises His own,
    Whatever path you travel you need not go alone;
    For this is His own promise in every time and place,
    In all life's circumstances an all-sufficient grace.

    What if all friends should leave you, what if all things conspire
    To multiply against you, and frustrate your desire;
    What if some thorn beset you from which you fain were free,
    His strength in weakness perfect enough will always be.

    No need to dread the future nor what awaits you there;
    God never gives a burden but grace with it to bear,
    And this is His own promise for every time and place,
    In all life's circumstances an all-sufficient grace.

    No flame can kindle on thee, no waters ever drown,
    With Him the strong and mighty you gain the Victor's crown.
    No load can be too heavy if He that load doth share;
    His grace is all sufficient to carry every care.

    And when your strength is failing, and life is ebbing fast,
    He surely will not fail you, nor leave you at the last;
    For this is His own promise, whate'er you have to face,

    His strength in weakness perfect shall give sufficient grace
    AMEN



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    Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried.
    Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
    I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate,
    And the Master so gently said, "Child, you must wait!"

    "'Wait?', you say, wait!" my indignant reply.
    "Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
    Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
    By FAITH I have asked, and am claiming your Word.

    "My future and all to which I can relate
    Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to WAIT?
    I'm needing a 'yes,' a go-ahead sign,
    Or even a 'no' to which I can resign.

    "And Lord, you promised that if we believe
    We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
    And Lord, I've been asking, and this is my cry:
    I'm weary of asking! I need a reply!"

    Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
    As my Master replied once again, "You must wait."
    So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut
    And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting. . .for what?"

    He seemed then to kneel and His eyes wept with mine,
    And he tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
    I could shake the heavens, and darken the sun.
    I could raise the dead, and cause mountains to run.
    All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.
    You would have what you want -- but, you wouldn't know ME.

    "You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint;
    You'd not know the power that I give to the faint;
    You'd not learn to see through the clouds of despair;
    You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there;
    You'd not know the joy of resting in me
    When darkness and silence were all you could see.

    "You'd never experience that fullness of love
    As the peace of my Spirit descends like a dove;
    You'd know that I give and I save. . .(for a start),
    But you'd not know the depth of the beat of my heart.
    "The glow of my comfort late into the night.
    The faith that I give when you walk without sight,
    The depth that's beyond getting just what you asked
    Of an infinite God, who makes what you have LAST.

    "You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,
    What it means that 'My grace is sufficient for thee.'
    Yes, your dreams for your loved ones overnight would come true,
    But, oh, the loss! if I lost what I'm doing in you!


    "So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
    THAT THE GREATEST OF GIFTS IS TO GET TO KNOW ME.
    And though oft may my answers seem terribly late,
    My wisest of answers is still but to WAIT."










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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried.

    Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
    I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate,
    And the Master so gently said, "Child, you must wait!"

    "'Wait?', you say, wait!" my indignant reply.
    "Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
    Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
    By FAITH I have asked, and am claiming your Word.

    "My future and all to which I can relate
    Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to WAIT?
    I'm needing a 'yes,' a go-ahead sign,
    Or even a 'no' to which I can resign.

    "And Lord, you promised that if we believe
    We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
    And Lord, I've been asking, and this is my cry:
    I'm weary of asking! I need a reply!"

    Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
    As my Master replied once again, "You must wait."
    So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut
    And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting. . .for what?"

    He seemed then to kneel and His eyes wept with mine,
    And he tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
    I could shake the heavens, and darken the sun.
    I could raise the dead, and cause mountains to run.
    All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.
    You would have what you want -- but, you wouldn't know ME.

    "You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint;
    You'd not know the power that I give to the faint;
    You'd not learn to see through the clouds of despair;
    You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there;
    You'd not know the joy of resting in me
    When darkness and silence were all you could see.

    "You'd never experience that fullness of love
    As the peace of my Spirit descends like a dove;
    You'd know that I give and I save. . .(for a start),
    But you'd not know the depth of the beat of my heart.
    "The glow of my comfort late into the night.
    The faith that I give when you walk without sight,
    The depth that's beyond getting just what you asked
    Of an infinite God, who makes what you have LAST.

    "You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,
    What it means that 'My grace is sufficient for thee.'
    Yes, your dreams for your loved ones overnight would come true,
    But, oh, the loss! if I lost what I'm doing in you!


    "So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
    THAT THE GREATEST OF GIFTS IS TO GET TO KNOW ME.
    And though oft may my answers seem terribly late,

    My wisest of answers is still but to WAIT."
    i love it....sometimes the hardest thing to do is wait....my favorite verse as to be.....Be still and know that i am God....thank doll for posting this



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    The will of God will never take you,
    Where the grace of God cannot keep you,
    Where the arms of God cannot support you,
    Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
    Where the power of God cannot endow you.

    The will of God will never take you,
    Where the Spirit of God cannot work through you,
    Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
    Where the army of God cannot protect you,
    Where the hands of God cannot mold you.

    The will of God will never take you,
    Where the love of God cannot enfold you,
    Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,
    Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
    Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.

    The will of God will never take you,
    Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
    Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
    Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you,
    Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.










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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    The will of God will never take you,

    Where the grace of God cannot keep you,
    Where the arms of God cannot support you,
    Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
    Where the power of God cannot endow you.

    The will of God will never take you,
    Where the Spirit of God cannot work through you,
    Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
    Where the army of God cannot protect you,
    Where the hands of God cannot mold you.

    The will of God will never take you,
    Where the love of God cannot enfold you,
    Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,
    Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
    Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you.

    The will of God will never take you,
    Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
    Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
    Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you,

    Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.
    His grace shall suffice



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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    I have in my hands two boxes
    Which God gave me to hold
    He said, "Put all your sorrows in the red,
    And all your joys in the gold."

    I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
    Both my joys and sorrows I stored
    But though the gold became heavier each day
    The red was as light as before

    With curiosity, I opened the red
    I wanted to find out why
    And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole
    Which my sorrows had fallen out by

    I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
    "I wonder where my sorrows could be."
    He smiled a gentle smile at me."
    "My child, they're all here with me."

    I asked, "God, why give me the boxes,
    Why the gold, and the red with the hole?"
    "My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
    The red is for you to let go."
    I guess one day I will have to be put in the red box as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gods angel View Post
    I guess one day I will have to be put in the red box as well.
    no ... you are already in the gold box angel










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    When I feel:
    Unlovable
    Unworthy
    Unclean
    When I feel no one is concerned.
    I must remember --- GOD CARES.

    When I think:
    Unforgivable
    Guilt
    Shame
    When I think no one can remove my thoughts.
    I must remember --- GOD WILL.

    When I sense:
    Loneliness
    Isolation
    Seclusion
    When I sense no one is there for me.
    I must remember --- GOD IS.

    And when I consider:
    Undesirable
    Unwelcome
    Unwanted
    When I consider that no one cares
    I must remember --- GOD DOES.

    If my thoughts are negative I must remember THEY DIDNíT COME FROM GOD!










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    and what is done in love is done well ♥

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