Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I am an open book

whatever I say
whatever I do
You know me, oh God;
I am an open book.
You search me, You know me
You know me already;
I cannot hide
anything from Your sight.
Wash me, clean me
make me over;
set me on a path
that leads to Your glory.


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July 30, 2014
I am an open book

Psalm 139:1, 3
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for July 30, 2014
read July 30, 2014
&
July 28, 2014 to August 3, 2014
“Thy Name is Love . . .”
by E. Byron Anderson
Professor
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
&
overview page
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
“A Prayer for Protection”
Romans 9:1-5
“God and the Jewish People” (NCV)
(Romans 9:1-33)
Matthew 14:13-21
“More than Five Thousand Fed” (NCV)
feeding of the five thousand

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,430+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

unnamed, unknown

unnamed, unknown
the infinite unbound
uncontrolled by the hand of man
the name of God, Love.
a new name, Christian
for each believer
following in Jesus’ footsteps
the name of God, Love.


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July 30, 2014
unnamed, unknown

Genesis 32:25-31
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for July 29, 2014
read July 29, 2014
&
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for July 28, 2014
read July 28, 2014
&
July 28, 2014 to August 3, 2014
“Thy Name is Love . . .”
by E. Byron Anderson
Professor
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
&
overview page
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
“A Prayer for Protection”
Romans 9:1-5
“God and the Jewish People” (NCV)
(Romans 9:1-33)
Matthew 14:13-21
“More than Five Thousand Fed” (NCV)
feeding of the five thousand

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,430+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

the name Christian

the name Christian
a follower of Christ
yet infinite variations
all manifestations of love
each of us called
baptized by the Spirit
drenched by the water
by God’s living word
each of us claiming Christ
the name of God, Love.


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July 30, 2014
the name Christian

Genesis 32:25-31
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for July 29, 2014
read July 29, 2014
&
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for July 28, 2014
read July 28, 2014
&
July 28, 2014 to August 3, 2014
“Thy Name is Love . . .”
by E. Byron Anderson
Professor
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
&
overview page
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
“A Prayer for Protection”
Romans 9:1-5
“God and the Jewish People” (NCV)
(Romans 9:1-33)
Matthew 14:13-21
“More than Five Thousand Fed” (NCV)
feeding of the five thousand

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,430+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

the name, Love

the name of God, Love
the divine name
of the infinite, the eternal
unnamed, unknowable
the majesty of God
the name of God, Love
for all of Man
unbound by our limits
uncontrolled by our law
mystery incarnate
in the person of Christ
wanting relationship
to walk yoked to us.


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July 30, 2014
the name, Love

Genesis 32:25-31
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for July 29, 2014
read July 29, 2014
&
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Upper Room Disciplines for 2014
for July 28, 2014
read July 28, 2014
&
July 28, 2014 to August 3, 2014
“Thy Name is Love . . .”
by E. Byron Anderson
Professor
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
&
overview page
Genesis 32:22-31
“Jacob Wrestles with God”
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
“A Prayer for Protection”
Romans 9:1-5
“God and the Jewish People” (NCV)
(Romans 9:1-33)
Matthew 14:13-21
“More than Five Thousand Fed” (NCV)
feeding of the five thousand

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,430+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

praying through the trials

praying through the trials
through our uncertainty
trusting God will answer
in God’s time alone
we must give tomorrow to God
trusting in His provision
submitting our lives to Him
certain God will answer
in God’s time alone.


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July 30, 2014
praying through the trials

Devozine for July 28, 2014 to August 3, 2014
“+wilderness”
&
James 4:14 (NRSV)
“Tomorrow”
devotion by Melinda Perry
&
“Reflect”
by Elizabeth Mann
for July 30, 2014
read July 30, 2014
&
Deuteronomy 32:10 (CEB)
Genesis 21:8-21
Exodus 13:17-22
Matthew 4:1-11
“In the Wilderness”
devotion by Erin Burke
&
Pray Psalm 136:3a, 15 (NRSV)
&
Listen to Hillsong’s “Desert Song”
(not precisely the same lyrics as the live performance above)
for July 29, 2014
read July 29, 2014
&
Patten Methodist Youth Group
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,430+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Guided by His Call

Guided by His call
by the voice of the Shepherd
following the Way
that leads to salvation
Hearing His voice
knowing it is the Master
following His forward
through the valley to the pasture.
                  

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July 29, 2014
Guided by His Call

John 10:4 (NRSV)
John 10:1-5
“The Shepherd and the Sheep” (NCV)
devotion “Calling Pigs”
Upper Room Daily Devotional    
by Xavia Arndt Sheffield
for July 30, 2014
read July 30, 2014
Upper Room Daily Devotional
for July and August 2014

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,430+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

I will fear no evil for you are with me

the sheep speaking faith, trust
trust in the Shepherd
I will fear no evil
no challenge in this life
nothing will stop me
for you are with me
no stake all your own
I will trust my Savior
to lead me safely home.


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July 30, 2014
I will fear no evil for you are with me

Psalm 23:4 (NIV)
John 2:7-10
the wedding in Cana
“The Best from Beginning to End”
devotion by Alan Robertson
for July 30, 2014
read July 30, 2014
Duck Commander Daily Devotional
compiled by Alan Robertson

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,430+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

the best God offered

not holding back
giving the best to us
offering us Jesus
God’s only Son
granting us this blessing
when we didn’t deserve this
God’s grace poured out
healed in an instant
redeemed back to life.


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July 30, 2014
the best God offered

John 2:7-10
the wedding in Cana
“The Best from Beginning to End”
devotion by Alan Robertson
for July 30, 2014
read July 30, 2014
Duck Commander Daily Devotional
compiled by Alan Robertson

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,430+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

the illness

the illness the world
the hold of our treasure
our control, the illusion
the worry that we carry
that we govern the path
the truth more revealing
in the cure He offered
healed in submission
the coming of wholeness
in sitting at His feet


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July 30, 2014
the illness

Chapter 4: “The Cure”
Luke 10:41-42
James 1:5 (NIV)
John 9:1-11
the blind man healed
Chapter 3: “The Diagnosis”
Luke 10:41
 “Martha you are worried
about many things.”
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Chapter 2: “Lord, Do You Care?”
Luke 10:40
Psalm 62:8
Chapter 1: “A Tale of Two Sisters”
Luke 10:38-42
Matthew 11:28
Matthew 11:28-30
Matthew 11:25-30
Revelations 3:20 (NKJV)
introductory video and session one of
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
by Joanna Weaver
pastor spouse to John Weaver
Hamilton Assembly of God
&
Spirit Study
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,420+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

the yoke becoming smooth

the yoke becoming smooth
darkened from the sweat stains
the mark of the effort
the journey that we made
the yoke worn smooth
from the path that I’ve traveled
made easier somewhat
by the load that Christ carried


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July 30, 2014
the yoke becoming smooth

Chapter 4: “The Cure”
Luke 10:41-42
James 1:5 (NIV)
John 9:1-11
the blind man healed
Chapter 3: “The Diagnosis”
Luke 10:41
 “Martha you are worried
about many things.”
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Chapter 2: “Lord, Do You Care?”
Luke 10:40
Psalm 62:8
Chapter 1: “A Tale of Two Sisters”
Luke 10:38-42
Matthew 11:28
Matthew 11:28-30
Matthew 11:25-30
Revelations 3:20 (NKJV)
introductory video and session one of
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
by Joanna Weaver
pastor spouse to John Weaver
Hamilton Assembly of God
&
Spirit Study
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,420+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

let them carry their load

each of us tasked, gifted,
for a particular purpose
each of us given work
for us to do
for the kingdom
let them carry their load
you carry yours
God’s yoke is easy
the burden is light.


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July 30, 2014
let them carry their load

Chapter 4: “The Cure”
Luke 10:41-42
James 1:5 (NIV)
Chapter 3: “The Diagnosis”
Luke 10:41
 “Martha you are worried
about many things.”
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Chapter 2: “Lord, Do You Care?”
Luke 10:40
Psalm 62:8
Chapter 1: “A Tale of Two Sisters”
Luke 10:38-42
Matthew 11:28
Matthew 11:28-30
Matthew 11:25-30
Revelations 3:20 (NKJV)
introductory video and session one of
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
by Joanna Weaver
pastor spouse to John Weaver
Hamilton Assembly of God
&
Spirit Study
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,420+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

would I have eaten the apple

what would I have done
in the garden, Eden,
whether I was Adam or Eve
how would I have reacted
would I have been faithful
trusting totally in God
would the snake have had a hold
an audience in me
would I have eaten the fruit
from the forbidden tree.


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July 30, 2014
would I have eaten the apple

Chapter 4: “The Cure”
Luke 10:41-42
James 1:5 (NIV)
Chapter 3: “The Diagnosis”
Luke 10:41
 “Martha you are worried
about many things.”
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Chapter 2: “Lord, Do You Care?”
Luke 10:40
Psalm 62:8
Chapter 1: “A Tale of Two Sisters”
Luke 10:38-42
Matthew 11:28
Matthew 11:28-30
Matthew 11:25-30
Revelations 3:20 (NKJV)
introductory video and session one of
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
by Joanna Weaver
pastor spouse to John Weaver
Hamilton Assembly of God
&
Spirit Study
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,420+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

the definition of cured

the definition of cured
when we think of healing
what we really need
is not the absence of illness
or disease, a virus
a malady of our body
not what we need
we need healing
what Christ truly offered
we miss the blessing
if we think about being cured
that we have eliminated a problem
when we have not been made whole
healing more important
made whole, to wellness
something far more important
than the state of our body
the state of our flesh.


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July 30, 2014
the definition of cured

Chapter 4: “The Cure”
Luke 10:41-42
James 1:5 (NIV)
Chapter 3: “The Diagnosis”
Luke 10:41
 “Martha you are worried
about many things.”
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
Chapter 2: “Lord, Do You Care?”
Luke 10:40
Psalm 62:8
Chapter 1: “A Tale of Two Sisters”
Luke 10:38-42
Matthew 11:28
Matthew 11:28-30
Matthew 11:25-30
Revelations 3:20 (NKJV)
introductory video and session one of
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
by Joanna Weaver
pastor spouse to John Weaver
Hamilton Assembly of God
&
Spirit Study
led by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 31,420+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.