Strength in Prayer

The first component
of meeting a need
is going to God
who helps to proceed.

The Bible tells us
that we can always
have confidence
in our future days.

Ask for anything
according to his will
and believe He provides
the necessary skill.

Ask and it will be given;
seek and you will find;
continue to go forward
having peace of mind.

A walk with God
provides abundant joys,
gives power in life
and eternal poise.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-25-2016
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Devotion Puts Excellence in Motion

Mark-Weinberger-Power-Of-Purpose-Article_Hero_770x433 (1)Continue to go forward
and always have devotion
to the Lord’s steady Way
that puts excellence in motion.

If life gets discouraging,
keep looking forward
and receive inspiration
daily from His Word.

Make a big impression
by doing what one should
and taking the right actions
toward all that is good.

Make a positive impact;
give a lift to society;
meet many basic needs;
help to remove anxiety.

Share about the Lord’s Way;
That gives one the ultimate need.
For His Word offers great lessons
in how best one should proceed.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-18-2016
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List of Dreams

For the great mission ahead
definitely will be distinct.
Be inspired by the high jumper
who did not begin at seven feet
but starting at a much lower
height … maybe four feet
and worked their way up
to be an Olympic athlete.
A good first step it seems
would be to fill out a list of dreams;
a spreadsheet at this link;
to get one in sync.
For you deserve the best
so look forward to the reward
by deciding what to do next
with your life going forward.
Along with the Spirit’s prompting
and spending time in reflection,
be confident in your qualifications
and head in the right direction.
Many may have potential
but greatness began
when rising up to be more
by taking in God’s plan.

Here is the Link to a worksheet called List of Dreams. You are welcome to save this blank copy of this excel document to your own computer. Plan for what you can become to glorify our Lord.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-11-2016
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Opportunity

We live in great abundance with
opportunities for those even with few
which the dreamers of the past
thought about but never ever knew.

God’s resources are plentiful
but His people question
so rather than being productive
there is always this hesitation.

But as told in the Bible,
there always is an upside
to the difficulties we face
and He always does provide

God has given so much;
a massive universe that’s growing
at a rate of 45 miles per second
that cheers for all to get going.

Inspiring with thoughts
about ways to get in tune
just like the amazing mission
of walking on the moon.

Of thinking about a wonderful future
when to Him people are praising;
making the impossible possible;
part of something amazing.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-04-2016
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Future is Bright

The future is bright
because of the sacrifice
and receiving eternal life
by accepting Christ.

The future is bright
because you are prepared
by accepting God’s Plan
and what you’ve declared.

The future is bright
because of what has begun
which is only the beginning
of what is to come.

The future is bright;
No need to fret
or be extremely upset
over what you don’t get.

The future is bright
because to God you pray
and as long as God is first,
second is okay.

The future is bright
because of God’s grace
and gaining the strength
to finish the race.

The future is bright
because you go onward
getting closer and closer
to the ultimate reward.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-28-2016
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This weekend, take some time to dream about your potential for greatness.

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Promises

You have a part;
a part to play
If having difficulty,
believe it will be okay.

Receive the hope;
a clearer picture
to a future victory
told in the Scripture.

Stay on track,
go the direction,
play your part,
seek a connection.

As a devoted believer,
receive the provisions.
Food for the soul;
sureness in decisions.

Improve your life
and those around you
by believing in the promises
of the ONE TRUE.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-14-2016
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One Small Step Changes Everything

An encounter with our God
is an opportunity for new directions
as we step ahead fearlessly
without any objections.

Commitment helps us all
to step ahead on this trail
and Baptism is a symbol
of this commitment in detail.

You don’t have to understand fully
but just step ahead with trust
for God will provide the help
to see what may need to adjust.

Those who God uses the most,
look forward without any dread
so make the right choice
towards the amazing path ahead.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-14-2016
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This poem was inspired by the the worship service last week at the church I attend. To see the sermon live each Sunday morning, just click this link: Worship Service on Facebook. Then look for the latest post where it says “Live Sermon”.

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Days Under the Sun

Write your life story
which is amazingly fun
and extremely adventurous
of your days under the sun.

Millions of people
will read this wonderful book
of your remarkable life journey
and the steps you took.

The reward you will receive
is beyond comprehension;
maybe not riches or fame
but certainly grabs their attention.

For you will become wealthy
because you collect a treasure
that makes you rich spiritually
with inspirations from our Creator.

In His perfect timing,
things will be made right.
for He is with you;
showing you the light.

So be at peace
and focus on the good
as you trust in the future
and do all you should.

Receive this encouragement
as comfort in all the strife.
Reinvigorated by the Spirit
Providing power for life.

Tomorrow will always
be better than today
as you recall the blessings
and follow the Way.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-07-2016
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Victory

Pulling for the cherished
local sports teams
but the only thing,
they lose it seems.

It is better pulling
for God’s great team
since final victory
is the main theme.

The gathering place
for His faithful people
is a wonderful place
under the steeple.

The championship
Is a place called Heaven
for all who will receive
His ultimate blessing.

The faithful followers
are assured of power
so the fruits of the Spirit
continue to flower.

There is control over worry
to improve your health
by believing in His son
and receiving spiritual wealth.

For He has provided
the Spirit of His Son
so accept in your heart
where the victory is done.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 06-30-2016
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