Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A Poem for Thought

 


Fun is Allowed


Although to the Lord your being is vowed
As human we learn to relax and laugh
In being Christian, fun is allowed

A laughter in joy swell to that out loud
Giving yourself freely on His behalf
As to the Lord your being is vowed

So special to Him our laughter made proud
Not like Aaron and the golden calf
But, being a Christian, fun is allowed

Only know it's in morals and motive
That God allows moments of joy
As in His Words the Apostles wrote of 

Life He created for us to enjoy
Expecting us to live in Him happy
To this a laughter our voice deploy

But, unmoral motives can make unhappy
As to the Lord your being is vowed
Cheerful we be, not as wicked happy
Being a Christian SOME fun is allowed
    ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: You know, there is a huge misconception that being a Christian eliminates all fun in one's life. That's not true! As a matter of fact, being a Christian is very exciting; especially when one see's the Lord working in one's life, and that gives many happy, fun, and awesome moments. It just depends on the circumstances of one's fun. God is not trying to make us unhappy in following Him, nor trying to spoil our fun; quite the opposite. It is a joy in knowing our creator and all the things He is and will bless us with in Him by our side. Excitement and happy fills the air when one gives themselves to the Lord. The journey home to Him is awesome and filled with many happy moments. "He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he" (Proverbs 14:21. NKJV). Remember, God wants you to be happy, in being a Christian fun is allowed!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

A Poem for Thought

 


Moral Decay is No Excuse


Purity is all about what you choose
Today's society is morally corrupt
But moral decay is no excuse

For a moment of pleasure, what you loose
Inner standards of morals then interrupt
Purity is all about what you choose

Living life to that of society's views
Where one's Holy Spirit can be disrupt
Purity is all about what you choose

Although the world says it's impossible
We can walk in spirit of purity 
As Christ's guidance makes it possible

Treasure and guard it with His security
It's a prize that's worth holding onto tight
One should protect it in obscurity

When in the world you've given into sight
Purity is all about what you choose
In choosing Christ in this He gives you light
Knowing moral decay is no excuse
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Even in a society of moral decay, it is possible to stay pure. Although, most look at staying sexually pure until marriage or practicing abstinence as archaic-like something out of the history books-and call it completely irrelevant or impractical in today's society. The only difference in today's society and in the Biblical society is technology where impurity can be more widely broadcast. Our society today is no more morally decayed than it was in the Biblical days. Some religions in Biblical days even practiced sexual activities as part of their rituals. With God purity is possible and once one gets that realization, he or she will experience the supernatural power of God in his or her life.  Purity is a prized possession that is both powerful and protecting. Powerful purity because the Holy Spirit lives within you as a confessed Christian and He is a pure and powerful entity that can empower you through temptation in maintaining  your prize and privilege of purity. Protecting purity comes from the consequences of impurity; such impacting and negative consequences as physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual damages that impurity creates. 1 Corinthians 6:13 says "Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body" (NKJV). And "Or did you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you where bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20. NKJV). In knowing this, one should want to protect the precious gift of purity. Now some may be thinking, it's too late. But, our God is a God of second chances. Although, the world may say impossible, the Lord says possible. The Lord is a God of secondary purity and of defeating the impossible. It may just take longer than being birthed into purity; but, is possible with God. Purity is not just one who has not had sex-Yes Mostly-but it is also a heart, soul, and mind purity. Remaining or maintaining purity also is not a burden, nor an obligation; it's a privilege. In a world where most think purity is ancient and impossible, the Lord says come with Me, I will show you how to achieve purity through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Know that purity is a gift that warrants your protection and in safe guarding that gift moral decay is no excuse.


Note: Have you ever heard about dimensioning return? Remember the first time you went to the beach, how exciting that was for you. Every sense was heightened in taking in that experience as a fabulous one. The sound of the waves rushing onto the beach was fantastic, the sand moving between your toes and the scene of a never ending water world was an experience all new to you. It was very exciting. But, now you have gone to that same beach many times and the excitement isn't the same. The experience isn't as trilling as it was the first time. The return of the trilling experience from going to the same beach after many times is less intense as it used to be; thus, diminished. It would take more and more different beaches to get that same excitement and even then, it would never be as fabulous as the first time. Well, I hope you get my point as you apply the law of diminishing return to remaining sexually pure. One little kiss want hurt, one might tell you. But, after several kisses what comes next, a tongue (the No Zone), then it would take more and more to achieve that excitement of the first kiss again and before you know it, you are partaking in sexually immoral activities as an unmarried couple. Don't let temptation diminish your prized possession of purity in taking the excitement and preciousness of that purity that is meant for you and that special person God has for you. Saying No is a gift too, believe it or not. Women as emotional creatures, saying No helps us in keeping our emotions in check, because let's face it we fall for a guy and put our emotions in it much deeper than they do; thus, helps keep ourselves safe and respectful. For men, in hearing No (even saying No, if he's a decent guy), helps him maintain respect for the woman, also helps him in maturity as he has to step up or step out. You are giving yourself a gift and the other, as well. So, purity a burden or obligation, I think not. It's a prized possession, guard it as such, as it guards you! 



If you have compromised your purity, don’t believe the words of the enemy. You are worthy and you can experience hope and healing in the arms of our Lord! 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Acrostic Poem - Happy Sunday

 Happy Sunday


Holy this day we worship Him
Applauding God for our being
Praise we lift our voice in a hymn
Prayers we send to Him agreeing
Yes, we say to His love that's never slim

Soon we will unite in heaven above
Union of this will be the best
Now we live in this hope we speak of
Days gone by that we are blessed
After all He gave them to us in love
Yesterday, tomorrow & today in Him we rest
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Happy Sunday, indeed! Every day can be a happy day when one devotes them self to the Lord Jesus Christ. We rest our hope in Him in prayers that go up to Him every day. Singing a praise of thanks as we worship Him on Sunday is a blessed sound in union He hears. But, we can in every day of the week thank Him for our very existence and that is the happiness we have dwelled in yesterday and are going to dwell in tomorrow as we rest in Him today. Happy Sunday!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

A Poem by Donna L. Mihura

 


The Single Gift

How blessed you are, you single one,
Don’t talk of care and woes.
You’ve got too much to be thankful for,
Oh what, you’d like to know.
Of God’s perfect plan
That you’ve not found your special lady
Or you, that certain man.
God loves you so and has much more
To give than you’ve ever received.
That He’s giving His best to you right now,
You really must believe.
His best is Himself, do you have it in full,
Or only a bit on the side?
No man can meet your needs like God,
Nor can a lovely bride,
If your life's not complete, you know that Jesus is 
And your life He will fill
If you’ll only put Him first every day
And live to do His will.
He’s gifted you for undistracted 
Devotion to the Lord.
There should be nothing that can interfere
With Him and prayer and the Word.
Unless you let the guard of your heart
And let others take His place,
Then you’ll lack joy and peace and hope
And not experience His grace.
So give your heart right back to God,
Let Him keep it safe for you,
And when it’s better than His best,
He’ll make one into two.
By Donna L. Mihura

Thoughts: Being single is a precious and privileged time. One may never again-once attached to another-have as much time to glorify God and develop a relationship with the Lord, as when one is single and undistracted by others. Treasure your days in your kingly Father's chambers in His presence and thank Him for the time you are able to spend with Him. A Scenario: A married woman with two children gets up early to spend time in her Bible with the Lord. She sits down on the couch, opens her Bible and starts to read. Then a voice from upstairs "Is it time to get up", she then retrieves her child, brings the child down, sits the child on the couch with the child's favorite book to read. She then opens her Bible again to continue to read. Then her second child comes running down the steps about ten minutes later. She then takes them both to the kitchen and fixes then something to eat. Oh no, where did the time go? After they eat, it is now time to get them ready for school. She spends time dressing them, getting their lunches ready and sees them onto the school bus. Thinking she can now get back to her reading the Bible, her husband comes down the steps in a panic, his button fell off his work shirt and she needs to sew it back on. After sewing his button back on she now fixes him breakfast and sees him off to work. The early morning time with the Lord is now gone. The rest of her day is spent on housework, errands for the home, getting ready for her children's return from school, and getting dinner prepped and cooked. Then cleaning up after dinner, getting the children bathed and ready for bed. Then time with her husband is needed and warranted. Now, time to rest as her day ends. Her time with the Lord had escaped her in tending to others in her household. The End! Although, not every married couple with children experience this, the point is with others in one's life the chances of being distracted from spending time with the Lord is much greater, than one that is single. Use your singleness to glorify God. Never deny Him His deserved glory, the blessings in return will be greater than you can imagine. (Mostly in knowing Him). It's your choice, to look at singleness as a curse or a blessed and precious time. Give your heart to Him to protect, for as a single He is your Best. And, if he does have someone for you, the wait will be well worth the time spent with Him as He prepares you for your future; rather, that future includes a significant other or not. Be joyous in knowing He has you as He is looking out for you in your singleness in grooming you for a wonderful and blessed future. Singleness, a curse or a time of longing for another in pain? I think not! It's more of a Gift to enjoy of undistracted time in the presence of God!


Monday, May 31, 2021

A Poem of Thought

 Rescue me from me, so I might serve Thee


As to this world how big my eyes do see
Trying not let it penetrate my heart
Rescue me from me, so I might serve thee

Just because everyone does to it agree
In partaking, thinking it makes one smart
As to this world how big my eyes do see

I pray for strength from thee down on my knee
In hope the temptation soon does depart
Rescue me from me, so I might serve thee

The wonderment does cast me to a degree
Thou, my faith is strong never to depart
As in this world how big my eyes do see

As I pray I ask His help in a plea
To keep my soul safe, from this world apart
Rescue me from me, so I might serve thee

Thou here I be, I was yours from the start
Lord I pray, my being yours to impart
As in this world how big my eyes do see
Rescue me from me, so I might serve thee
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: As Christians in this world it can sometimes be hard to stay devoted to the Lord God. Even harder when the Lord has made it crystal clear to you something you do not need to partake in when it seems everyone in the world is doing it. It may not even be a bad thing for other people, and may even be a good thing for Christianity world wide; just a bad thing for your being or of no importance to you in keeping your soul precious to the Lord. And, in staying on course and devoted to Him in what your future holds from Him. Just because-per say-everyone is partaking in Social Media continuously, does that make it okay for your well-being? Sometimes not! The point is, just because everyone is doing something does not mean it's okay for everyone. The key is to understand this and to protect your heart and soul in this world when your eyes get big for what you see other's partaking in. Knowing this I get down on my knee in prayer and ask the Lord, Please, rescue me from me, so I might serve thee.    

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A Rare Sight

  Hey guys,

I had to tell you of my fortunate sighting today as I was getting off work. It was daylight and I seen a nocturnal Luna Moth. Where I live it is very rare to see this special creation of  God's. Especially during the day. It was still alive and in our drive at my job. So, I lifted it onto a piece of cardboard and took it to safety in the leaves. I am glad I took a picture seen in the image below. They mostly represent transformation. Am not a mystical person as am God fearing, but I believe I was fortunate to catch such a sight on camera. Had to share this special sighting.  


Live life to the fullest for God, as we don't have long here. Let the past go and press on into your future. 
"I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:14 NKJV)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Changes

 Hey Guys,

I appreciate all of you. 


I opened my blog site January 2019 and published my first poem book February, 2019. It was midsummer of 2018 when I started this on going adventure in writing poems. My site has morphed many times during this time in separating the objectives of rhyming poetry encouragement and Christian living poetry and in changing of names of my site(s).  Currently will be forwarding my other site www.redemptiverhymes.com to this site shortly.  And will eventual change the name of this site. In addition, blooger.com is doing away with the email subscription link come June; just letting you be aware of this. Over the course of the last few years have wrote and published 7 poem books via Amazon. I have now updated my latest published book in the Growing Strong in The Lord Poetry series to include the recent poems I posted here. It has been an adventure of a life time for me as I had learned how to format both paper back and eBook (still learning eBook) for publishing. In addition, I have learned a great deal about myself, some good, some bad, this too had been a huge eye opener. I believe my journey here in this world is far from over, my life thus far had been a challenge, a struggle, and some heartbreaking moments as well as many wonderful blessings along the way. In addition, I know God is not finished with developing my spirit being. I have yet, many, many things to learn as a Christian. This is a spiritual journey with our Lord I believe never ends while here in this world. However, my adventure in writing and publishing poem books in this season of my life has come to a close. It's been amazing having you all as an audience for both the good and the bad times. I do greatly appreciate you all's attentiveness to my poem writing adventure. Now I'm on to a new writing adventure; which I will announce when the time is right. Meanwhile, I may on occasion post a poem that will not be in any book and post encouraging Bible quotes and pictures of encouragement. 

Thanks for the Love guys!

STAND FRIM IN YOUR FAITH!


 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Opportunity

Opportunity for Passion in Christ


Forget not what He sacrificed
Let the warmth grow in your heart as
Opportunity for passion in Christ

For to salvation our soul, He was priced
With His life freedom ours He says
Forget not what He sacrificed

In pain at death His love for us sufficed
Now our soul with Him inside has
Opportunity for passion in Christ

As unmarried hope in this does increase
Where distractions this world is less
With focus on Him to never cease

As a couple, Christ first to this less stress
When one's time as single was spent with Him
For in that time one's soul greatly bless

When to singleness things seem grim
Forget not what He sacrificed
In this season, one learns to sing this hymn
Opportunity for passion in Christ
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Being single is not defeat, rather an opportunity that once attached to another somewhat diminishes. It's an opportunity to grow in passion for Christ as one is allowed more time to do so. Time that will decrease once attached to another. "But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for things of the Lord. But he who is married cares about things of the world---how he may please his wife" (1 Corinthians 7:32-33. NKJV). That's not to say a married couple cannot have as much passion for Christ, individually, as a single person. Only that a single person has more opportunity as single to grow in Christ as more time allows. A married couple that puts Christ first, individually, then as a married couple can develop just as much passion for Christ. Can you imagine how great the relationship and love of two people in a relationship that first developed passion for Christ, individually, and continue to do so in their relationship in putting Christ first? Please don't look at needing another person to complete you, as only Christ can do that. Rather try to get an understanding that singleness is an opportunity for passion in Christ! 

Monday, May 3, 2021

A Poem of thought

 Reckless Wavier


When pleasures this world one does savor
One's being then does this earth mesh
In the Lord one learns reckless wavier

As with Him one is given favor
One then can abandon calls of the flesh
When pleasures this world one does savor 

Understanding of Him as one's savior
Gives one strength to adjust desires afresh
In the Lord one learns reckless wavier

To the things this world that makes one stray
Staying focused on God this a must
In learning to these things to put away

Even when to everyone these things do lust
As worldwide it seems partaking the norm
Strength to deny the flesh in God one trust

To the ways of the world one need not conform
When pleasures of the world one does savor
He can to your heart and mind transform
In the Lord one learns reckless wavier
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Being God's kid can be very fulfilling; especially when one learns to abandon the things that ties one to this world. In addition, a women is not born a women, she becomes a women when she becomes what God wants her to be and that does include reckless abandonment or wavier of things in this world that distracts her from fulfillment of what God wants her to be. That goes for all His kids. Abandon or wavier of the things of this world that would bring some pleasure in a worldly sense, but not in a spiritual sense to one's soul; to some this can be seen as reckless. "Insomuch as these people draw near with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men" (Isiah 29:13. NKJV). We need a life in a relationship with Jesus, rather than in rituals of men. Consider Ruth in the Bible who left all she knew and her kinsfolk to follow a God she barely knew and became a servant to the Lord in comforting an elderly women in need of her. Who later in her abandonment of worldly pleasure and of rituals of men, married a very honorable man of God which was the grandfather of King David, thus brought the linage of Jesus into fruition because of her abandonment to the world as she knew in her time and her land; reckless wavier. As Matthew 19: 29 says, "And everyone who has left houses, or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life". Not saying we should leave our loved one's only that we should put away and leave the things of this world that brings fleshly desires and not spiritual growth. Although being a kid of God does have abundant rewards, sometimes it requires us to say no to fleshly desires and abandon what seems the norm of the world in learning to be a Christian of reckless wavier. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Re-post Poem

In reminiscing over some of my past poems, this one touched my heart. It is in "My Form Created' poem book. It gives me strength as I put my trust in the Lord knowing with Him my future is secure and bright. He gives me joy in my time of waiting as I know, no matter, trust in Him the wait is well worth the outcome. Am ecstatic in my time with Him now and in what awaits in my future. Gladly waiting is His love and blessings as He prepares me for an awesome future; this I do for Him. 

 

This is for You


I know You see what all I do
On some things I greatly need Your guidance
But in patience I wait, this is for You

In reading Your words my life become new
Then I'm reminded Lord, to You my alliance
I know You see what all I do

Times of past to my life You knew
The struggle that grew my self-confidence
Giving patience, I wait, this is for You

Although life sometimes had not been kind
It's to You I owe my very existence
As my soul to You becomes align

Now to You I rely in assistance
When in this life Your word sang out to me
No longer giving into resistance

To Your words I'm devoted what I read
As I know You see what all I do
For to Your words I am set free
As I patiently wait, this is for You
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: God Lord has done so very much for us. Have you ever talked to the Lord asking what you can you do for Him, as You Lord have done so much for me? I have! Have learned that following His word and living life to His will as best I can, is what I can do for Him. "Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepard of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen" (Hebrews 13:20-21. NKJV). We all are sinners, but that does not mean we have to linger in sin. Some things are hard to give up that's not pleasing in His sight; but it is our responsibility to try, in His will, to live life as close to His will as we can. To read and study His word and wait for Him to work in our lives. "I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope" (Psalms 130:5. NKJV). In patiently waiting, have learned in His word I have hope, reading and studying His word, this is for You Lord.