You Are His Delight

January 7, 2015

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God searches the minds and hearts
Brings an end to violence
He makes the righteous secure
With forgiving love

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Trust in the Lord and do good
Delight yourself in the Lord
The desires of your heart come
As surely as breath

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Commit your way to the Lord
Trust in him and he will do this
His life will shine like the dawn
Break forth in your soul

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Be still before God
Wait patiently for guidance
Stop all the fretting
It leads only to evil
History tells us this truth

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Anger will kill you
The toxic part can destroy
Learn to channel it
By loving your enemy
The first place to start is you

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The meek inherit the land
Flourish in relationship
Look to the best interest
Of those closest to you

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The result will be peace
That passes understanding
So it is time to grow up
Be responsible
Stop blaming self and others
You hold the key to find life

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God will hold you up
I know this is true for sure
I have tasted this
By practicing His Presence
Walking in the light of love

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God delights in you
When you believe, wisdom comes
There is a future for you
His kindness and peace
Comes when you trust His love
Surrender all of the lies

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These reflections from Psalm 37 come from choosing how I will process this life. There are many views of life one can take. I chose to trust the God David spoke of in the Psalms. As a result I discovered an unshakable life filled with hope in the midst of the worst possible circumstances. Psalms has been like a mother to me over the last fifty years. The promises in this book I have found to be true, practical and life giving beyond words.

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My journey is told in the book “Delta Blues From Darkness to Light.” http://www.coachinglifematters.com/delta-blues.html

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A Place of Peace

December 30, 2010

  

 My parents failed me
They did not know how to love
Their lives were broken 
Not able to trust people
They made decisions that hurt
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I’m also flawed and broken
I’ve harmed others with actions
Unintentionally caused pain
Guilt imprisoned me
A love much higher found me
Forgave and renewed my soul
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When I’m confronted
With the wrongs that I have done
I look through other’s eyes
I see my selfish ways
I could not bear to see it
If mercy was not with me

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It became mine to search out
What was true and what was not
How to have relationships
With myself and others 
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Two things I cherish
Wisdom and understanding
They are paths to peace
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Patience is the fruit
For those who will learn to wait
From a place of peace
Seeing marvelous things
Learning the rhythm of time
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I’ve learned to reverence life
I arise to meet the day
I found rest and contentment
Untouched by trouble
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Then I gain knowledge
Of how to love another
To see the world through their eyes
Understand their world
To look with great compassion
Accept and forgive with love
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© Terry S. Smith
December 25, 2010
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Reflections written as I read through Proverbs 19 and John 15, (Jesus final words to his friends before he died).

I searched out a way to love.

 
  

 

Be Bold

June 7, 2009

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My tongue has Power
Power to hurt or to heal
I will make that choice
 
A gentle answer
Will cause the harsh words to cease
Anger can be stilled
 
What do I pursue
My decision is final
What matters is you
 
Relationships soar
When I want what’s best for you
You want what is best for me
 
Happy hearts bring cheer
Downcast hearts hurt those around
Help us be aware
 
Words spoken with care
Make safety for those who hear
Love is discovered
 
Timely words give hope
A healing tongue refreshes
The soul leaps for joy
 
Be Bold with your love
Be Bold in giving your patience
Give compassion reign
 
written August 15, 2008
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