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Anything , anyone,

That has your focus becomes

An idol worshipped

Your God-focus slipped,

No matter how good it becomes!

Fight the good fight of faith,

Focus only on god to be safe…

Bible study time

Give you Christ’s mind,

Which no one from you can take!

God Most High is a jealous God,

He doesn’t want your leftover odd…

Bits of time

He can’t rely on,

You to honor Him as God.

God wants all of us,

Every part of our life without fuss…

You fight God

When His way you’ve barred,

And not obeying Him thus!

Be not like Those who died

In the desert because of their pride…

To the Father submit–

Allow his Spirit,

To enter before a joy-filled life’s ride!

–Jonathan Caswell


THANKS TO GOD, by Carl Gooch

Thanks to God
In times of trouble and trial
Sometimes it’s hard to see.
Even in the struggle and pain
I know my Lord is with me.
And I give thanks to God.
When all the world attacks,
I call upon God’s own Son.
Even through the turmoil,
I rejoice as a blessed one.
And I give thanks to God.
When darkness surrounds
And fear comes to call,
I cry out to my dear Lord,
And He is there through it all.
And I give thanks to God.
Even in my darkest times,
My heart is filled with joy.
For what my Lord holds,
No one can ever destroy.
And I give thanks to God.
I fall down on my knees
Tears of joy fill my eyes;
I am a man richly blessed,
For the Lord hears my cries.
And I give thanks to God.
Carl A. Gooch ~ 10 September 2013