The world can be a difficult place
But we all can win the race
If we turn to the Lord
And get on board.
Acknowledge He paid the price;
Then pray for His solid advice;
Accumulate knowledge from His Word
And the future will no longer be blurred.
The path to the future is unimpeded
If we confidently do what is needed;
Constantly being filled with elation
And built on a firm foundation.
Study the Holy Scripture
And get a clearer picture
By always being steadfast
To learning lessons of the past.
Because of Jesus there is grace
To help us keep up the pace.
Our sins are cleaned as with soap
So our future is full of hope.
Gaining wisdom on a daily basis
To meet the challenges that face us.
Living the way life is meant
By following the ONE God has sent.
Our growing faith will never be taken away
So we are confident things will be okay
For the Gospel message is beautiful,
Refreshing, simple, and useful.
The Gospel message sets us free
And as each day we get on our knees
We are thankful to receive the crown
For the message will never let us down.
The plan God has laid out for us
By accepting His Son is thus
The only path to sure victory;
Everything else is contradictory.
So listen and know His plan;
Making adjustments if you can.
Taking action on doing the right thing;
Knowing that He is King.
With God there is power
And no reason to cower
So plan out the right things
And soar on eagles’ wings.
Everything will fall in place
For an amazing day full of His grace
If we desire to daily return to the ONE
And focus on what He’s already done.
The ONE who formed the mountains;
Creator of the inspiring surroundings
Continues to reveal His designs
And how to live by His guidelines.
So make sure you feel empowered;
Uplifted and daily inspired.
Focused on going the Way
That He directs to go today.
Embrace the power of the Holy Spirit
To take on a challenge and smear it.
Making what seems impossible … possible
By being dependable and methodical.
Be willing to accept His correction
By asking in prayer for direction
And when making a list of what to do,
Know the Lord is the ONE to look to.
Poem by Mark Shields – © 09-29-2016