A Poetic Dream


In the heat of the moment

Curiosity takes hold

You pick up a pen

Then you begin to write

A poetic dream

You’ve now envisioned

The word quickly beginning to flow

Like a stream amongst the bank

Tables turning

Wheels in full spin

So silent you can hear a pen

Everyone is silent as they sit and watch

You’ve become the life the party

Your characters of all kinds

You dream them up

Then don’t even notice everyone watching you

A short story

A elegant poem

Poems a plenty in any form

This has now become a poetic dream

Birthday Dreams


Rainbows high up in the sky

Above the clouds floating by

Birthday dreams amongst the air

As night falls and goblins appear

Remember the toilet paper

Hard to come by now

Jack o lantern lit on each porch

Or door step

Leading into the light

As dark falls black in night

Skeletons peaking from each tree

As decorating hallows eve

has become a thing

Shadows fall of hidden ghosts

Remember eggs

They’re not being cooked

Trolls who come and know your name

Birthday’s on hallows eve

Shall never be the same

Thick leaves crunch beneath your feet

Red, yellow, dark rouge, green dried up browns

Black cats roaming in mischievous ways

As if looking to say

Hey! Look at me!

This is the season of Halloween birthday’s

Sun rises again on the 31st

Slowly you begin to see kids in characters

Costumes not one the same

As they slowly begin to emerge

Throughout the day

By night fall you see hundreds

All finally in view

Tricker treating

Under a full moon

Treasures being found

Smiles rising as they travel

And yet it’s still been your birthday

but Halloween goes on

Not the same as once before

For all under the rug has changed

Now it’s just your birthday

All else is now just a figment of a child’s creative dream

These are the birthday dreams of an October birthday today

Happy fall😉🙂

No Greater Love Than God’s


How Do I Learn To Receive Love?

John 13:8

New Living Translation

8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”

Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.”

We are taught to obey the laws of God above no other law this shows honor and respect to him as a man and our God one thing you must do out of love and respect to him is the practice of washing feet many churches throughout the world do this practice

It is an honor of love, respect and living sacrifice it is what Jesus has told us to do to be his unless we practice foot washing in relationship with him we will not be showing him love and honor as he wants and deserves

Philippians 3:9

New Living Translation

9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.

You can not live an I Life living all about yourself and your own righteousness but about God’s righteousness and living our lives right in faith through Christ our lives should represent and reflect him in all reverence

Luke 18:16

New Living Translation

16 Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.

But Jesus called the little children to him and said to his followers, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people who are like these little children.

Hosea 2:20

New Living Translation

20 

I will be faithful to you and make you mine,

    and you will finally know me as the Lord.

The Lord, Jesus promises to always be faithful in everything in our lives that he will show us his true self making us his that we then and only then will know him as the lord

Why should I love God?

Deuteronomy 6:5

New Living Translation

5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

We are taught to love one another in reverence that includes loving God the same as well

Joshua 22:5

New Living Translation

5 But be very careful to obey all the commands and the instructions that Moses gave to you. Love the Lord your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commands, hold firmly to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.”

But remember—continue to obey the law that the Lord’s servant Moses gave you. You must love the Lord your God and obey his commands. You must continue to follow him and serve him the very best that you can.”

Mark 12:29-30

New Living Translation

29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’

mark 12:29-30 Jesus answered, “The most important command is this: ‘People of Israel, listen! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength

Psalm 116:1

New Living Translation

Psalm 116

I love the Lord because he hears my voice

    and my prayer for mercy.

Always love The Lord for he always loves you hears you and is only an ear away at all and any times

1 John 3:1

New Living Translation

3 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.

1John 3: 1 The Father has loved us so much! This shows how much he loved us: We are called children of God. And we really are his children. But the people in the world don’t understand that we are God’s children, because they have not known him.

1 John 4:19

New Living Translation

19 We love each other because he loved us first.

We have learned to love each other in his image because he first loved us and showed us his grace

John 15:10&11

New Living Translation

10 When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. 11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!

I have obeyed my Father’s commands, and he continues to love me. In the same way, if you obey my commands, I will continue to love you. 11 I have told you these things so that you can have the true happiness that I have. I want you to be completely happy.

Shane and J. Palmer

There are many thousands! Here are just a few:

First, God designed and made us. Not only that, but He made us in His image – that is, able to think and feel, understand and love and take responsibility, just as He does. The Bible tells us that when God designed and created the world, He said,

“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”. (Genesis 1:26)

That’s a great honor!

Secondly, He is interested in us.

For he knows the secrets of the heart. (Psalm 44:21)

And even though He knows all about us, He still loves us! He could turn away from us in disgust, but He carries on loving us.

Thirdly, He wants to give us all that we need to be happy and satisfied in life.

If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:31-32)

That brings me to the greatest reason for loving God. He is perfectly good and we are rebels, but instead of despising us, He gave His own Son to die for us:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”. (John 3:16)

Lastly, God commands us to love Him.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might”. (Deuteronomy 6:5)

It must be very important to love God if He commands us to do it!

I could go on listing reasons to love God, but instead, I’d like to ask you a question: “do you love God?”

The sad thing is that many people do not love Him, though they may respect Him. Actually, the Bible says that we often behave like His enemies, because we do wrong things.

So how can someone really love God?

Just as you love your parents and your friends because you know and trust them, you can love God when you know and trust Him through Christ. Jesus said that He is the only way to God. He died for us so that we can be forgiven and have God as our beloved Father. But we need to admit our sins and turn from them; this is called repentance. Even more than that, we need to believe in Jesus as our Saviour and Lord. Then God will be our Father and make Himself known to us. This is an amazing reason to love Him!

In summary, there are many reasons to love God but the most important is that He gave his Son to save us and be with us forever. I encourage you to ask God for forgiveness and to ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour.

Here are some more Bible Verses for your further consideration:

1 Peter 3:18

John 14:16

https://www.lookingforgod.com/questions-and-answers/category/22/question/1193/

Many of us love God.

But some just respect God and do not love Him. Some indicate that they hate the term God. All these three groups will list various reasons for their respective relationship with God. Even those of us who love him will highlight differing reasons for doing so.

Here is an English translation of a poem from Spanish poet Leon Felipe (1884-1968), who was born in Spain but lived his later life in Mexico. This was translated by Harvard Divinity School student Walter Smelt and published in the recent issue of “Harvard Divinity Bulletin.”

Spanish translation 

Señor,
Te quiero
porque juegas limpio.
Sin apilar la cubierta, sin milagros.
Tarjeta por tarjeta,
me dejas acostarlos
sin utopías, nada
bajo la manga
mientras juego
tu terrible
solitario.

English Translation

Lord,

I love you

because you play clean.

No stacking the deck, no miracles.

Card by card,

you let me lay them down—

no utopias, nothing

up your sleeve—

as I play out

your terrible

solitaire.

We asked our panel of distinguished religious leaders of the region the following question: Why do we love God?

Here is what they have to say:

Muhammed A. Quddus, Northern Nevada Muslim Community member

If love is a feeling of affection, warmth and appreciation, the reasons for the believers to love God are obvious. To them, it is God who created them, protects them, sustains them, and it is to whom they shall return to an eternal life in a paradise, hopefully. It is God’s miracle that develops babies from “nutfah,” nurtures them in mothers’ wombs, brings them into this world as beautiful little creations, and offers boundless potentials to do good in this world as adults. As they grow, endless opportunities are made available by God for them to enjoy the gifts of this life and earn rewards by performing good deeds to secure an enjoyable place for eternity in the life thereafter.

Yes, the humans are subject to accountability for their actions. However, without accountability, life would be, as Thomas Hobbes put it, “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” What is there not to love God?

GOD IS LOVE

Robert W. Chorey, Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno curia moderator

God loves us first. It starts with this and only this. Then start with the reality that there is absolutely no reason for you, me or any of us to exist, and yet we do. We are intended … God loves us and God wants us.

Gratitude would be the next awareness, I am grateful for simply being. I am grateful for you simply being. That gratitude is only for God.

Jesus Christ reveals the extent of God’s love; willing to give of self for all to save the world; save it from our ingratitude, from our self-centeredness that causes so much suffering for all.

Gratitude can only increase when we personally become aware of this.

Gratitude that is ultimately love; the acceptance of the utter goodness of God. Love that acknowledges the good in all of creation, in all of others.

Final realization: We are created by God to love.

LOVE HEALS ALL

Matthew T. Fisher, Reno Buddhist Center resident priest

Buddhism is a nontheistic world view; we have no direct answer to the question. We do not worship any god or gods as part of Buddhist practice. We do have deep gratitude to the Wisdom and Compassion of the Universe and to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who guide and sustain us through our spiritual journey.

The Buddha taught three forms of love: loving-kindness, compassion, and sympathetic joy. They are three qualities of heart that reside within us. Skillful spiritual practice brings love into all of life and to all we encounter. Love can be present when we speak, conflict and live with others. This is challenging, but possible. It begins with setting the intention. Practicing loving-kindness, even briefly, each day is beneficial. A drop of practice is effective, as the Buddha said, “With each drop of water, the jug is filled.”

These are just some things from yet there is much more on this site below

https://www.rgj.com/story/life/2016/09/30/faith-forum-why-do-we-love-god/91342188/

Living Water


My life for you I give

All of me

I give to you

All my broken pieces

Making me unchained

Breaking my bondage

Giving me life

Healing you give me

by all yours scars

For I want to be a sacrifice to you

I lay down my spirit

My shattered heart

All of me I give to you

Laying at the bottom of the cross

I lay all of it and all of me at your feet

I’m the morning when I rise

I long to see your face

As you sing over me

Soak me in your grace

Glory and Mercy

In life I honor you

I speak of your name

Make me a river

Make me overflow with the words to say

Give me living water

that it flow through all I do and who I am

Salvation In Jesus


My deliverer

You are he who set me free

Son of the Father

The King

My deliverer

I live in sin

You save me each time

Saving me as I follow you

You take it all away

Cleaning me white as snow

Doing so by your death on the cross

You died for all men

Setting is free

Yet if we repent

You become our Saviour

Our deliverer

Our king

For yes we are Christian

We are believers

But we also remain humans

Who live in sin

Who can be saved

We just have to ask and repent

Come Now Is The time To Worship

Salvation is deliverance from sin and its consequences, it is brought about by faith in Christ.

Why We Need a Saviour

We have to understand our own hearts. We have to understand our sin, its severity, its incurable power from the human perspective. We have to understand its pervasiveness, its deadliness. We have to understand sin because it’s the defining element in our universe. It’s why things are the way they are. It’s why the creation is no longer “very good,” but very bad. It’s why everything dies.

We have to understand sin because, most of all, it’s why we need a Savior. God has sent Him, the Lord Jesus Christ, to save His people from their sins. And He saves sinners who repent and ask Him for forgiveness.

How do we tell our society about a Savior who will save them from sin when their definition of sin is basically non-existent? You tell them their behavior is an affront to God’s holiness and a violation of His law, which is found in the Bible. You stress the truths of God’s holiness and His hatred of evil. You point out that God is also just and righteous, which means He cannot simply look the other way and pretend evil doesn’t exist. Although He is longsuffering, He must punish sin in the end.

That’s what the cross is all about. Christ, the only sinless Person who ever lived, took the full weight of sin’s guilt on Himself and bore the punishment for it (2 Corinthians 5:21). He died as a substitute for sinners. Those who trust Him receive forgiveness, not because God simply overlooks their sin, but because Christ has already paid for it. That’s why the cross perfectly illustrates both the wrath of God against sin and His unfathomable love for sinners. That’s the central meaning of the Gospel.

What an amazing reality! As defiling and corrupting as sin is, as openly rebellious and ungrateful as it is, God still embraces the sinner who comes in humble repentance and asks in faith for forgiveness. May God bring many sinners to repentance and salvation. And may He use us to that end, in the name of Jesus, His Son and our dear Savior. Amen.

The Nature Of Sin

Now let’s look at the nature of sin.

First, sin is defilement. It is to the soul what scars are to a beautiful face; what a stain is to white silk cloth. It is ugliness across the face of beauty. When a sinner really sees his sin, he sees it for what it is. Ezekiel 20:43 says, “There you will remember your ways and all your deeds with which you have defiled yourselves; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for all the evil things that you have done” (NASB).

Second, sin is rebellion. The sinner tramples on God’s law, tramples on God’s character, willfully crosses God’s will, affronts God, mocks God. Sin is, at its core, rebellion.

Third, sin is ingratitude. Everything we have, everything we are, is from God. Paul says the wrath of God is revealed from

heaven, because “When they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful” (Romans 1:21, KJV). All the food the sinner ever eats, God gave him. All the air the sinner ever breathes, God gave him. All the joys the sinner ever experienced, God provided. The sinner eagerly embraces God’s graces and mercy and then betrays Him by being the friend of God’s enemy, Satan.

Defining Sin

Let me give you a definition of sin. Sin is any lack of conformity to the moral character of God or the law of God. We sin by thinking evil, speaking evil, acting evil or omitting good.

Sin is further defined in Romans 14:23: “Whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (KJV). When we do something that goes against trust and faith in God, that’s sin. When we know something pleases God but don’t do it, that’s sin. And in

1 John 3:4 we read, “Sin is the transgression of the law” (KJV). So sin is any violation of God’s moral character or His law. Where is God’s law revealed? In Scripture.

What is our society’s standard today for determining what is evil? Once, our standard was the Bible, but that’s changing rapidly. As we continue to move deeper into the morass of sin and dislodge ourselves from any set standard, we have no way to define morality except to take a survey.

I think we have no other choice but to hold the Bible up as the standard and to say it is the standard because it is the Word of God. You don’t think the Bible is the Word of God? Have you read it? I have never had anybody say to me, “Yes, I’ve studied it thoroughly from cover to cover, and it’s not the Word of God.”

Talking About Sin

The public has no interest in talking about sin today. To say that we are corrupt at birth? To say we are all born with an evil bent, a desire to violate the law of God and to dethrone God and replace Him with ourselves? To say we are incapable of doing anything good? Our culture doesn’t want anything defined as sin. Everything is simply a lifestyle choice. The idea of guilt is considered medieval, obsolete and unhealthy.

Politicians, moralists, educators and sociologists try to fix society, but they can’t do it because they don’t deal with the reality of what is in the heart. All humanity has a vile, rebellious, corrupt nature. Our thought-life is corrupt; our emotions are corrupt; our will is corrupt; our behavior is corrupt.

https://decisionmagazine.com/what-is-sin/

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