Category Archives: Christian Poem

Moved to Offer

There is a big difference from being told to give something compared to giving something from the heart. I am sure there were many times that I did not want to give someone something, but I was told to do so and obliged. It didn’t mean I wanted to actually do it. I cannot remember this, but I trust that it happened because I have seen the same thing with my children over the years.

When it comes to tithes and offerings, the same thing is true. There is a difference between someone giving because they are told to give, and someone actually wanting to give—actually delighting in the giving. Paul wrote, “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully’” (2 Corinthians 9:7 NLT). If the heart isn’t in the giving, the offering is made for the wrong reason.

Today, ask for the Spirit to reveal what is on your heart. Are you giving just to give? Are you giving because you desire to give? Are you giving so people see you giving? Are you moved to give? Is it a joy to give? Are you cheerfully giving? If you aren’t giving, ask why not? Thank God for His blessings and ask Him to reveal how He desires you to be a blessing.

“Tell the people of Israel to bring me their sacred offerings. Accept the contributions from all whose hearts are moved to offer them.” – Exodus 25:2 [NLT]

Garments of Mercy

Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. They went against what the Lord commanded. They were deceived by the serpent and sin entered the world. Things were no longer the same. The serpent, who was “more crafty than any other,” got the couple to question, “Did God really say?” Suddenly they realized their nakedness and hid from the Lord.

With sin comes punishment. The Lord punished man, woman and the serpent. As we continue reading though, the Bible says that God made clothing for Adam and Eve. Despite what they had done, despite how they had disobeyed, God had mercy for them.

God is rich mercy. Paul wrote to the church of Ephesus: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved – and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (2:4-7 ESV). He made garments of mercy for Adam and Eve long ago, and He continued to pour out His mercy by wrapping us in garments of mercy through Christ Jesus.

“And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.” – Genesis 3:21 [ESV]

Tribute Poem

This is a poem that I wrote for a very special person. See you soon.

Mary Got A Promotion

God said

“Love Justice & Seek Mercy

And Walk Humbly with your God”

Mary did

 

God said

“Love your Neighbor as yourself

Be Kind and Compassionate”

Mary did

 

God said

“Work Hard at Whatever you do

As Working for the Lord”

Mary did

God said

“Honor your parents

Teach your children”

Mary did

 

God said

“Follow My example

Walk in the way of love”

Mary did

 

Today is a day of celebration.

Today is a day to rejoice.

God said “Good job My faithful servant”

Mary got a promotion.

 

 

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Not Forgotten

On this day eighteen years ago, my grandfather passed away after battling Leukemia for over two years. He was such an amazing man; my words cannot do him honor. I thank God for the time I had with my grandpa, and I know one day I’ll see him again. After my grandpa passed, the family found he had kept a scrap of paper with Isaiah 41:10 scrawled on it inside his wallet. When I found out, it gave me some peace, and that verse has forever been a promise of God that I have returned to again and again. That verse is where FearNot Ministries originated. It is such a precious thing to know that God is always with you, always there to comfort you, to strengthen you, to guide you. We truly have nothing to fear if we have God.

This is a poem I wrote at age 15 for my grandfather which was published in a poetry compilation. I thought I’d share it today as it touches upon the fact that we don’t always show our love enough and we so often take this precious gift of life for granted. Love like Jesus.

I don’t know you.
I can’t remember.
Your short time,
Always a blur.
I met you briefly,
too young to care.
But now I miss you;
You’re up there.
I can’t see you.
You can’t talk to me.
Yet, I can speak to you.
All I do, you see.
I long for your hugs;
just one kiss.
Me, your sorrowful granddaughter,
The kisses I will always miss.
I can’t say I know you;
only that I care.
Just wanted to say “I love you.”
Hope you’re aware.

– Tania Goody © 1995

The Leaf

The leaf hung on the tree
So many together
All so different
But all so green

It was in a moment
So easy to pass by
As quick as a flash
Missed by their eyes

The bird broke the leaf’s stem
Just enough to sever it
Slowly the leaf died
Still overlooked

The wind blew, it spun ‘round
Until it hit the ground
Met no soft landing
Just left alone

At this point it was dead
Or so one would believe
But God had a plan
He was not done

This half-dead, broken leaf
It had a special job
One filled with honor
One filled with grace

God sent a special one
To swoop down, to pick up
To bring the leaf back
Simply to care

We cannot plan it all
We don’t know when we’ll fall
We can only trust
Only trust God

As the leaf sat up high
Used for a special nest
The leaf spent it’s days
Serving, caring

The leaf was good enough
Others could not see it
God gave someone eyes
The bird reached out

This bird, very diff’rent
Not one to sever things
One to share God’s love
A special touch

And so the leaf remains
Greatly serving the nest
Helping the new life
Caring, serving

God’s plans are never known
Trust in Him, Him alone
And peace be with you
Till we get home.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31 [NIV]