Personal growth, faith, prayer, contemplation, love, oneness,

Love and serve

 

Love and serve –
That’s all we need to do.

Love and serve all people, Lord –
And you.  

 

References

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12:9; NLT).

Love the Lord your God (Deuteronomy 30:20; NIV).

Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8;NLT). 

Standard
change, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

Change

My enemies refuse to change their ways (Psalm 55:19; NLT).

They refuse to change their evil ways (Jeremiah 15:7; NLT).

Change your hearts before the Lord (Jeremiah 4:4; NLT).

**************************************

Whenever we try 
To make someone change

We are already doomed, Lord,
To failure;

For we are the ones 
Who are needing to change,

In the light of the other’s
Behaviour.

Standard
Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

Until I find

Father,
During every silent prayer
May I keep on seeking you
Until I find.

Father,
Throughout every day and night
May I keep on seeking you
Until I find.

Father,
During every time of need
May I keep on seeking you
Until I find.

Father,
At the moment of my death
May I keep on seeking you,
Until I find.

*******************************************

Keep on seeking and you will find (Luke 11:9; NLT).

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NLT).

Evening, and morning and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice (Psalm 55:17; KJV).

In the night, Lord, I remember your name, that I may keep your law (Psalm 119:55; NIV).

When I awake, I am still with you (Psalm 139:18; NIV).

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46; KJV).

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

Standard
Prayer, spiritual development, personal growth, faith, exploration, wholeness,

Why do some men imagine…

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NIV).

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

Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave (Matthew 20:26-7; NLT).

***************************

Why do some men
Imagine they’re superior
To women, Lord?

They clearly need
To feel that way,
But why?

Why do some pink-skinned folk
Imagine they’re superior
To black-skinned folk?

They clearly need
To feel that way,
But why?

Why can’t we all
Love others
As ourselves, dear Lord,

Putting them first,
And ourselves last –
Like you?

Standard
Prayer

What if?

The Son of Man came to seek […] those who are lost (Luke 19:10; NLT).

I earnestly seek for God (Isaiah 26:9; NLT).

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

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

…………………………………………………………………….

 

What if you want me,
Just as I want you, Lord?

What if you miss me,
Just as I miss you?

What if you need me,
Just as I need you, Lord?

What if you trust me,
Just as I trust you?

What if you seek me,
Just as I seek you, Lord?

What if you find me,
Just as I find you?

What if you hear me,
Just as I hear you, Lord?

What if you love me,
Just as I love you?

Standard
Prayer

Nothing else

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

He […] heals all my diseases (Psalm 103:3; NLT).

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart (John 14:27; NLT).

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need (Psalm 23; 1; NLT).

 

Jesus,
Healing,
Peace,
And love –

There’s
Nothing else
I want
Or need.

 

Standard