LETTER: Journey to HeavenPublished 12:01pm Wednesday, January 22, 2014
May I enter into the Hartselle Enquirer my God-given poetic thoughts, thank you all for our local newspaper!
“Sphere of Influence”
Share your Faith; God’s word will influence others!
In the kingdom of God, we are all Christian sisters and brothers
Are we giving or taking away, building or tearing down?
Christ Jesus on Calvary’s cross, God’s mercy and grace abounds
Lean not on our own understanding, but on God’s providential care
Jesus in Garden of Gethsemane, our sin-debt to bear.
God does His work in worst situations, his love and power to show
Presenting our bodies a living sacrifice, for His use, you know.
Walking in the fruit of His spirit, our stumbling in the works of our flesh.
Come drink of His living waters, Jesus, Bread of Life will refresh.
God declares we are made in His image, justified, through Christ our Lord.
Sanctified through His holy blood, fortified through His spirit and sword.
Our struggles confirm, we are on our journey to Heaven
God’s power equips us on our way, think of bread without leaven
To change ones self is evident, but no one can change the past
But forgiveness is offered through Jesus, Godly sorrow, repentance at last.
Confronting and crucifying the flesh is comforting to our spirit and soul.
Jesus’ words from His cross, “It is finished,” plan of salvation, Heaven’s roll.
Now, is the time to take warning, Jesus will be coming for His own.
Don’t sell your soul in sinful living, Eternity will be seeds you have sown.
We are choosing up sides, Heaven or hell, the choice is yours and mine
God won’t touch our will, Satan can’t, the choice is yours and mine.
Rejoicing in the presence of holy Angels, when one sinner repents
Add your name to Heaven’s roll, your invitation from God now sent.
No one can reply to your invitation, from your creator God!
We are all wrapped in our own skins, Jesus our friend and god.
Don’t procrastinate or reject salvation, purchased on Calvary’s cross
Open our mailbox of love letters, your Bible, not a coin toss.
Now! Read God’s word, our Bible daily and present ourselves to Him
A living sacrifice, wholly and acceptable, to Him our Savior, our friend.
By Grace, I am a child of God
Laverne V. Byrd