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Light

 

Lord,
You are light –
And how brightly you shine!

Lord, 
You are fire –
And how fiercely you burn!

Lord,
You are love –
And how deeply you care!

Lord,
You are truth –
Please help me to learn!

 

References

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

The Lord your God is a devouring fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NLT).

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

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

You will grow as you learn to know God better and better (Colossians 1:10: NLT).

 

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Beyond our understanding

 

Lord, 

You are beyond
Our understanding.

A ceaseless, towering fire; 
An infinite sea of grace.

A deep, protective darkness; 
A glorious, dazzling light.

A fathomless ocean of sorrow; 
A boundless, eternal peace.

A mysterious, measureless wisdom;
A sacred, absolute truth.

A terrible, blazing anger; 
A timeless, unfailing love.

 

References 

How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).

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

The grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people (Titus 2:11; NLT).

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

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV). 

In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).

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

The wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God (1 Corinthians 2:7; NLT).

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

My anger blazes forth like fire and burns to the depths of the grave (Deuteronomy 32:22; NLT).

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

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Remember

Remember our Saviour;
Remember his birth.   

Remember his teaching;
Remember his worth. 

Remember his kindness;
Remember his truth.

Remember his wisdom;
Remember his youth.

Remember his anguish;
Remember his fear.

Remember his death –
And remember he’s here.

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References

She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them (Luke 2:7; NLT).

This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him (Luke 9:35; NLT).

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

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

Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross (Mark 15:24; NLT).

Christ lives within you (Romans 8:10; NLT).

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Enlightenment and wisdom

Enlightenment and wisdom  
Grow in stages –

Through shafts of insight
And of inspiration; 

During prayers of thanks, joy,
Or devotion;

Of deep distress;
Or silent contemplation.

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The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness (Psalm 18:28; NKJV).

Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts (Psalm 90:12; CSB).

The inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding (Job 32:8; WEB). 

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NLT).

In my distress I cried out to the Lord (Psalm 18:6; NLT).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

We all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image (2 Corinthians 3:18; NIV).

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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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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).

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Beyond all words

Beyond all words,
Worship,
And wisdom;

Beyond all time,
Substance,
And space;

Beyond all expectation,
Understanding,
And imagination:

The Lord
Our God
Is God.

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All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! (Jude 1:25; NLT).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; 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).

How great is God – beyond our understanding! (Job 36:26; NIV).

You did awesome deeds beyond out highest expectations (Isaiah 64:3; NLT).

The Lord your God is God (Deuteronomy 7:9; NIV).

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