Rekindle the Passion and Enthusiasm

Be excited
To discover
New insights from the Word
To uncover.

To rekindle
That great passion
And enthusiasm
In high fashion.

Reflecting on joys
And memories of the past
For excitement
For the future at last.

As ideas
And values do pass
From one generation
To the next in mass.

Making it happen
With celebration
My friend … strap in.

Receive the power
With a soul on fire
And passionate Spirit
For this hour.

Providing the strength
And the hope of delight
Standing firm with
Unlimited might.

Our unity
Together as one
Bringing victory
And having fun.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 12-05-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – 2 Timothy 1:1-14

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Treasures of Transformation


Treasures of transformation
Found in the Bible
And sharing with all
How to be a disciple!

Disciplined from His Word
Being obedient,
Helpful, gentle, peaceful,
And considerate.

Grace from God transforms
To deactivate
Envy and hate.

One is renewed
To do good for all
With the call to provide
What’s beneficial!

Living amazing lives
With excellence
What makes the difference!

Poem by Mark Shields – © 11-28-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – Titus 3

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Final Victory

Thanksgiving is a time
For family and food
And an attitude
Of gratitude.

Football games are viewed
And our favorite teams
May not always win
But one team does it seems.

So be grateful
For this mystery
And how our Lord
Brings final victory.

Free from the demands
Of the written code
Because of the Cross
A new Way is showed.

Accepting this new Way
That God has provided
Doing the amazing
By being united.

By Mark Shields – © 11-23-2017
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Sure Victory in Life


Each generation
Within societies
Have different needs
And priorities.

Each can help another
By sharing ideas,
Giving suggestions,
Knowing what the key is.

Assisting in life,
Being determined
And passionate
About faith for certain.

Sharing about
The sure victory
Christ gave on the Cross
To gain our liberty.

From generation
To generation
If the lessons are taught,
We have a good shot.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 11-21-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – Titus 2

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Further the Faith and Knowledge of the Truth

Christian leadership
Includes being faithful,
Always Self-controlled,
Upright and stable.

Taking in the Word,
Discovering the Way,
And applying values
To our life each day.

Faith rest on the hope
Of eternity;
Supported by the love
Of God’s paternity.

Guided by the Spirit,
An attribute
Of our soul
Helping to execute.

With direction
For excellence
And a desire 
To make a difference.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 11-14-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – Titus 1

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Treasure that Last Forever

If the pursuit
Of money is my aim,
Missed out on is
The true claim to fame.

It is the things of God
That truly satisfies
My soul forever
With the grand prize.

I’m freed by the treasure
From the scripture
Which is useful now and
Last forever.

Not dominated
By the pursuit
Of worldly riches
And all that loot.

Jesus is all I need
Every day I arise
For if I’m down
He lifts me to new highs.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 11-07-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – 1 Timothy 6

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Be Wise and Organize

Any leader
If they are wise
Should prioritize
And organize.

Is the way to go
To function properly
And make things flow.

All team members
Should do their part
To offer ideas
In how to work smart.

For when all do,
The team will succeed
Getting to a high point
At a great rate of speed.

As the team thrives,
The Sprit is set aflame
So all have a chance
To do the same.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 10-31-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – 1 Timothy 5:17 through 6:2

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Ripple Affect

One act of kindness
Produces a ripple
As the Spirit puts
Evil in a pickle.

For the power
Keeps on affecting
A society
That is connecting.

Joining in to help
So those in need receive
And more and more
Begin to believe.

Like ripples in water,
Acts of kindness
May seem small at first
But grow in wideness.

To help those in need
With compassion
By impacting the world
With a passion.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 10-24-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – 1 Timothy 5:1-16

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Exercise for the Soul

Building up faith
Provides great value
In the present life
And eternal one too.

Spiritual health now
And for the life to come
Keeps the mind upbeat
Avoiding the ho hum!

Like a physical work out,
Exercising belief
Builds muscles for the soul,
Power and relief.

By seeking the Truth,
Neglecting what destroys,
Recognizing wonder,
Experiencing joys.

Being devoted
To what the Way is
With daily scripture,
Prayer and praises.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 10-17-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – 1 Timothy 4:6-16

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Purpose of the Church


A great purpose
The church does serve
As center of Good News
With truths to preserve.

Linked together
With instruction
And walking together
In one direction.

Rooted in Christ,
God in the flesh
As faith takes hold
And things begin to mesh.

Mixing the mysteries
Of the Spirit
Using His power
That has no limit.

With hope for the future
To flourish with grace
Fulfilling a great purpose
And finishing the race.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 10-10-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – 1 Timothy 3:14 through 4:5

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