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Neither black nor white

He is not human (numbers 23:19; NLT).

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our own image, to be like us” (Genesis 1:26; NLT).

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine” (Isaiah 55:8; NLT).

No one has ever seen God (John 1:18; NLT).

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

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Lord God,

You’re neither black nor white,
Nor male, nor female,

In fact, you are not human, Lord,
At all;

And though you make us mortals
In your image,

It’s clear that in some ways
We’re not like you.

You don’t belong
To any known religion,

And none of us
Has ever seen your face;

We only know you’re light,
And peace, and fire;

We only know that you are love,
And grace.

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My soul

Lord Jesus,
You’re my way,
My life,
My truth;

My light,
My bread,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My essence,
My example,
And my soul.

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I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6; NLT).

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NIV).

I am the bread of life (John 6:35; NLT).

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am (John 13:13; NLT).

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him (Psalm 25:14; NLT).

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

This is the secret: Christ lives in you (Colossians 1:27; NLT).

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

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May we bud in your light

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

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

God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).

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

My people will again live under my shade. They will flourish like grain and blossom like grapevines (Hosea 14:7; NLT).

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Lord,

May we bud
In your light,

Grow
In your truth,

Bloom
In your love,

And flourish
In your peace,

For evermore.

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My essence

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

I love you, Lord (Psalm 18:1; NLT).

You are God, my only safe haven (Psalm 43:2; NLT).

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

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Father,
My essence,
I seek you;

Father,
My ocean,
My night.

Father,
My desert,
I love you.

Father,
My haven,
My light.

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Your love

Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity (1 Timothy 4:12; NLT).

You yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind (Titus 2:7; NLT).

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Lord,

May your love
Fill the world
Through our behaviour,
And your light
Shine on everyone
Through us.

May your truth
Come to all
Through how we listen,
And your way
Be revealed
Through how we live.

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Beyond your light

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

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

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

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

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

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Lord,
Beyond your light,
I find your raging fire.

Lord,
Beyond your fire,
I find your blissful peace.

Lord,
Beyond your peace,
I find your perfect truth.

Lord,
Beyond your truth,
I find your endless love.

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