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What is my flesh?

 

What is my flesh,
If not your Spirit’s temple? 

What is my mind, 
If not your Son’s mind, too?

What is my heart
If not his Mother’s home, Lord? 

What is my soul,
If not a part of you?

 

References

Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit? (1 Corinthians 6:19; NLT).

We have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; NLT).

He said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home (John 19:27; NLT). 

There is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them (Job 32:8; NLT).

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My only strength

   

Lord, 

You are 
My only strength –

I have none
Of my own.

I love you, Lord, 
With all my mind –

May my thoughts
Be your home. 

I love you, Lord,
With all my heart –

Your temple 
Here on earth.

I love you, Lord,
With all my soul –

The stable 
Of your birth. 

 

References

My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9; NLT).

Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

While they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling-cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn (Luke 2:6-7; RSV).

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All you make

 

Lord, 
All you make
Becomes your sacred body; 

All living things 
Are born
Within your mind; 

And all of us
Are temples 
Of your Spirit,

For your heart 
Beats within 
All humankind.

 

References

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1; NLT). 

He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

Don’t you realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16; NLT).

There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

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I’m an outpost

 

I’m an outpost for the Father, 
Here, in exile, on the earth.

I’m a cattle-stall for Mary,
Crying out, as I give birth.

I’m a lodging-place for Jesus,
Slowly growing like God’s Son.  

I’m a temple for the Spirit,
Thanking him for all he’s done.

 

References

I will be a sanctuary to you during your time in exile (Ezekiel 11:16; NLT). 

She brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:7; NKJV).

Now, like a woman in labour, I will cry and groan and pant (Isaiah 42:14; NLT).

Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head (Luke 9:58; NKJV).

We will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

The Holy Spirit […] lives in us (2 Timothy 1:14; NIV).

In everything give thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NKJV). 

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May I never stop praying

Lord, 

May I never 
Stop praying,

Nor utter 
A final amen;

But pray day and night
In your temple,

Until my life’s battle
Is done.

Lord, 

May I never 
Stop praying,

Nor utter 
A final amen;

But pray to the end,
As your Son did,

Until my life’s battle 
Is won.

………………………….

References 

Never stop praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NLT).

She never left the temple but stayed there day and night, worshipping God with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:37; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

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

Who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God  (1 John 5:5; NLT).

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Live forever!

At your birth
The angels sing;

In the heavens
Praises ring.

In the temple
Seeking truth –

Far beyond
Your tender youth.

At the river,
Truth descends;

On the mountain,
Light transcends. 

At the Supper,
Destiny;

In the garden, 
Agony.

Then, at last,
Comes your arrest –

So much hatred
Manifest.

Yet, when questioned, 
You stay mute –

All are free 
To persecute.

On the cross,
Your darkest hour;

Pain and sorrow
Overpower.

In the tomb,
Death cannot win –

You live forever,
Heavenly King!

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References

The angel was joined by a vast host of others […] praising God (Luke 2:13; NLT). 

They finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions (Luke 2:46; NLT).

After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him (Matthew 3:16; NLT).

He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light (Matthew 17:2; NIV). 

This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many (Matthew 26:28; NLT).

He was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; NLT).

So the soldiers, their commanding officer, and the Temple guards arrested Jesus and tied him up (John 18:12; NLT).

“Hail! King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face (John 19:3; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

Death could not keep him in its grip (Acts 2:24; NLT).

He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf (Hebrews 7:25; NLT).

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Hidden in my flesh

Hidden in my flesh,
I sense your kingdom.

Hidden in my mind,
I know your grace.

Hidden in my heart,
I find your temple.

Hidden in my soul,
I see your face.

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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).

Your real life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3; NLT).

The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).

You live under the freedom of God’s grace (Romans 6:14; NLT).

You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).

I will […] see your face (Psalm 17:15; NIV).

God created human beings in his own image (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

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