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Where can I live?

Where can I live
That’s wiser than your mind?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Truth.

Where can I stay
That’s safer than your heart?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Peace.

Where can I rest
That’s kinder than your soul?

Nowhere at all, my Lord, 
For you are Love.

 

References

All who live in love live in God, and God lives in them
(1 John 4:16; NLT).

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

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

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

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Don’t kid yourself

 

Don’t kid yourself
That you are right –

Just love the Lord
With all your might. 

Don’t kid yourself
That you are kind –

Just love the Lord
With all your mind.

Don’t kid yourself
That you are smart –

Just love the Lord
With all your heart.

Don’t kid yourself
That you are whole –

Just love the Lord
With all your soul.

 

References

If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important (Galatians 6:3; NLT).

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

God have mercy on me, a sinner (Luke 18:13; NIV).

You, Lord, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you (Psalm 69:5; NIV).

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Like you

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? (Romans 2:4; NLT).

Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:32; NLT).

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do (Ephesians 5:1; NLT).

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

 

Lord God,
You are so very kind
To me.

Please help me
To love others –
Just like you.

 

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Kindness

I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices (Hosea 6:6; NLT).

Show mercy and kindness to one another (Zecharaiah 7:9; NLT).

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-3; NRSV).

 

Lord,
What can our lives be worth
If we’re not kind?

No matter who, or what, we are,
Or how we look,
Or what we have,
Or even what we sacrifice –

What can our lives be worth
If we’re not kind?

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Like you

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

Put on your new nature, created to be like God (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do (Ephesians 5:1; NLT).

“Love your neighbour as yourself” (James 2:8; NLT).


My Father,
You are love.

Please help me
To grow more and more
Like you –

Wiser,
Braver,
Kinder,
More mature;

More full of love
For others,
And myself.

Through your Son’s name,
Amen.

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Father

How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! (Psalm 116:5; NLT).

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? (Romans 2:4; NLT).

“…your Father in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48; NLT).


Father,
You’re so bright
That I can’t look at you,

So fiery
That I can’t approach you,

So close
That I can’t hide from you,

So kindly
That I can’t help thanking you,

So patient
That I can’t help praising you,

So faithful
That I can’t help trusting you,

And so perfect
That I can’t help loving you.

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Love

For the LORD your God is gracious and merciful (2 Chronicles 30:9; NLT).

God is more glorious than the moon; he shines brighter than the stars (Job 25:5; NLT).

For God is so wise (Job 9:4; NLT).

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? (Romans 2:4; NLT).

But the LORD our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him (Daniel 9:9; NLT).


Lord,
It’s easy to love you,
Because you are

Gracious,
And merciful,

Glorious,
And wise,

Tolerant,
And kind,

Patient,
And forgiving…

But why do you
Love me?

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