Growing Strong in The Lord Poetry



Growing Strong in The Lord Poetry


By God's Word, I Am Sowed - Growing Strong in The Lord, Part Two 

 

This chapbook two-part series mostly focuses on life as a Christian and the challenges faced in today’s society as a Christian and life in the many moments of living in the joy and comfort of the Lord. I have brought many of my experiences as one living or trying to live as a Christian into the pages of this book series. You will notice a caption under poems of "Thoughts", these will read thoughts at time of writing the poem in reference. It journeys through my spiritual growth of being a Christian in the world of today. It is not your typical lovey dovely Christian poems generated of past. It touches on moments created in the world of today. Although some poems do have emphases of love, some poems emphasize the struggles Christians face today to give encouragement to remain faithful no matter what the struggle. Remaining faithful as a Christian in society as it is today, can be very hard. I know, I experience this challenge everyday. Hope of this chapbook series is that many see it is faith that gets one through, and not so much rule and regulation that so many Christians live under today. Enjoy your journey; it can be amazing! 


 I Am Sowed, By God's Words- Growing Strong In The Lord Poetry

Find below the first book published in this series..  Shown here in color, but to keep cost down interior is black and white. It includes 114 poems of Spiritual Growth in promoting love and faith as one grows as a Christian. Some poems in book are posted here.  

I Am Sowed, By God’s Words-Growing Strong In The Lord Poetry


One Day, We Will Meet

I know the day will come
We will meet on your terms
To the known of Your Kingdom come
As my soul does always affirms
That is how it's to become

For one day, we will meet
This encounter the best of all
As for thee my heart does beat
In breaking down the wall
Of existence to be complete
For in You, my soul did befall
Thus, glorious of Us the day We meet! 
   ©Doris Elaine

ThoughtsBeing appreciative of the Lord accepting me into His Kingdom and highly looking forward to this encounter in the afterlife.


That's So Priceless!

Because the world has you wracked
Day so hard, you sit in silence
Where you start to think your cracked
Realizing in God you trust, so priceless!

Asking God to show you His kindness
Cried to Him, feelings of being attacked
Helping you to over come your blindness
Because, the world has you wracked

So you will no longer feel impacted
He grants understanding His kindness
Where in the world you need not be abstracted
Realizing in God you trust, so priceless!

Listening, you now sit in silence
Waiting to hear from God enacted
Hoping to receive from Him guidance
Because, the world has you wracked

All of the sudden you feel impacted
Warmth of love received from His Highness
In the world you no longer feel distracted
Realizing in God you trust, so priceless!

In silence, you know now you overreacted
Troubles of the day, prevented His brightness
Because, the world had you wracked
Realizing in God you trust, that's so priceless!
   ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Sometimes in having a very rough day, we can forget who we can count own in hard times to see one through. I know I did, until I remembered who I can count on and trust in any situation; bad or good.


Chosen Learning

I could learn just about anything
But my desire dictates my yearning
As I chose to learn from my King

And to this my heart does sing
For satisfaction to me returning 
As I could learn just about anything 

For to His words I chose to cling
As my heart gives way to burning
Because I chose to learn from my King

What I learn becomes mind-boggling 
Promoting in me good discerning 
As I could learn just about anything 

Joy my chosen learning does bring
My soul greatly starts churning 
As I chose to learn from my King

For this I know is a sure thing
My mind, heart, & soul  concerning 
As I could learn just about anything 
But I chose to learn from my King
  ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Many have the ability to learn just about anything and as to learning God’s words, mind capacity isn’t exactly necessary. It only takes a heart’s desire. But, in choosing to learn something, if some have the ability to learn just about anything, why not put that ability to the most important thing to learn; His words? The satisfaction and life changing experience this learning brings does out weigh the outcome of anything else one could learn. 


Love Endures

It’s not an emotion as some may think
As sometimes we put it to work as lures
This it outlasts, as it never will shrink

Love be ours the Lord gave as our link
To salvation as to that He ensures
It’s not an emotion as some may think

To His love one only needs to sync
Then to His love one greatly matures
For it outlasts, as it never will shrink

As some may give it freely with a wink
Only to lose one’s self in favors
But it’s not an emotion as some may think

As one finds themselves lost in a drink
Thinking to this their love secures
Love outlasts this, as it never will shrink

Being an emotion, to this rethink
In this world with Him His love endures
It’s not an emotion as some may think
His love outlasts, as it never will shrink 
  ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Love is not an emotion as much as it is action as explained in 1 Corinthians, "Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek it's own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth; bears all things, endures all things. Love never fails" (vs. 4-8. NKJV). I had struggled with Love through my adult life in raising my children as a single mother. I had become hard to love. Had stayed faithful for close to two decades to a man I had no true love for in gaining financial support out of the love for my children. My love for them outweighed the love I needed for myself. I became hard-heartened towards true love. Then, children where grown and able to fend for themselves. That's when I realized what I gave up in self-love for the love of my children. Although, at times I do get lonely, I know the love I showed for them was real true love. Now, my love belongs with the Lord as He now owns my heart and I trust Him completely in showing me how to love myself and others. Although love is mostly action, it does come from within and one must love themselves, as the Lord loves you, in order to promote love outward. Yes, in a sense it is an inward emotion, but it becomes action when it is displayed outwardly. "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Co 13: 13. NKJV).  As I have and are learning; love endures. 








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