Like you

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases (Psalm 103:2-3; NIV).

Help me, O Lord (Psalm 30:10; NLT).

The Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him
(2 Corinthians 3:18; NLT).

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Father God,
Forgive me;

Son of Man,
Please heal me;

Holy Spirit,
Help me

To grow more and more
Like you.

You give me ecstasy

I experience absolute joy in your presence (Psalm 16:11; NET).

Should we accept only good from the hand of God, and never anything bad? (Job 2:10; NLT).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

We must go through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God (Acts 14:22; NKJV).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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Lord,
You give me ecstasy,
And joy.

Lord,
You give me suffering,
And pain.

Lord,
You give me trials
And tribulations –

Till we unite in heaven,
Once again.

The wrong path

Love your neighbour as yourself (Matthew 22:39; NIV).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way (Matthew 7:13; NLT).

Love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10; NIV).

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There are many ways
To seek, and serve,
The Lord,

But unless they teach:
Love all,
Without exception,

In every thought,
And every word,
And every deed,

We can be sure
That we have chosen
The wrong path –

For love
Is the fulfilment
Of God’s law.

Inexpressible beauty

 

Inexpressible beauty,
Ungraspable power;

Unimaginable wisdom,
Infinite mercy;

Inextinguishable light,
Unsurpassable truth;

Unfailing love,
And fullness of perfection –

This, friends, is our Maker,
And our God.

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From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth (Psalm 50:2; NIV).

We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power (Job 37:5; NLT).

His deeds are perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4; NLT).

His way is perfect (2 Samuel 22:31; NIV).

Only God is truly good (Luke 18:19; NLT).

He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).

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No limit

“Lord, how many times shall I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!” (Matthew 18:21-2; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).

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Lord,

How many times
Should I forgive
All those who hurt me?

Not seven times,
Nor seventy-seven times;
Not even seventy times seven!

For there’s no limit
To forgiveness,
Or to love.

God is justice

God is justice,
God is truth;

God is mercy,
God is love.

God is beauty,
God is fire;

God is wisdom,
God is love.

God is Spirit,
God is light;

God is peace,
And God is love.

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The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).