LITTLE FAITH IN A BIG GOD

When we have little faith in a big God

We’ve come to understand,

That although our prayers are sweet smelling aromas

They’re little gems in His big hands.

When we humble ourselves in sincere faith

And recognise His majesty,

We are meek, contrite and have respect

Where His miracles we see.

To have little faith in a big God

It’s to have that simplicity,

And a childlike faith that is strong and robust

Where answered prayers we see.

A little faith goes a long way

When we recognise His voice,

Since there’s a surety combined with peace

When we make the correct choice.

David used a pebble

But His faith was huge indeed,

And He trusted in God to defeat Goliath

And a miracle He did see.

Gideon won the battle

With a small percentage of faithful men,

But it was God who interceded

When Gideon’s tribe He did defend.

By faith Noah built the ark

And was ridiculed indeed,

But had a steadfast hope that dwelled within

When to God’s warning did take heed.

Sarah’s faith was miniscule

That she could conceive at her ripe age,

But when Almighty’s hand blessed Abraham

God’s glory took the stage.

Because it’s the strength and the power

Of our Almighty and Most High,

That will deliver us and rescue

When in His love we do abide.

(C) P.B. 2022

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”  Hebrews 11:3

“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”  Hebrews 11:7

“Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin.  But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied…then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.”  1 Samuel 17:45-49

“Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, ‘After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?’”  Genesis 18:11-12

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.  Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude – innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.”  Hebrews 11:11-12

“For what more shall I say?  For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon…also of David and Samuel and the prophets; who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong…” Hebrews 11:32-34

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’”  Psalm 91:1-2

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THE VOICE OF GOD

The voice of the Lord is majestic

And it is mighty as can be;

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth

With many miracles we can see.

‘The voice of the Lord is powerful’

And it shakes the wilderness;

The voice reveals His glory

And one to certainly impress.

The voice of the Lord is sweet

And by His word we were created to be;

He commanded light to shine forth

With every creation that we see.

The voice of the Lord is forever;

The Alpha and the Omega as well;

It hovers over many waters

Where splendour and wonder it will spell.

The voice of the Lord is pure

And desires that we be reconciled,

To be covered by His marvellous grace

And to no longer be defiled.

The voice of God spoke to us

When Jesus was crucified,

When He was a propitiation for our sins

So we’re accepted in God’s eyes.

But His eternal grace is for those

Who receive Christ as Savior and Lord,

Who place their trust in Almighty God 

According to His word.

The voice of the Lord it thunders

With every word written and spoken too,

With a splendour that surpasses all

And with every whisper so true.

(C) P.B. 2022

“The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.”  Psalm 29:3-4

“The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness…the voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone says, ‘Glory!’”  Psalm 29:8-9

“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.”  Genesis 1:3

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  1 John 4:10

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”  Revelation 22:13

THE CONCEPT OF ETERNITY

We cannot ever imagine

Or even comprehend,

The length and width of eternity

That will never ever end.

It surpasses every ticking moment

Of the clock that’s bound by time;

It will never cease nor be erased

Where no finish line we find.

It is mind-blowing and overwhelming

To think that once we have arrived,

That no boundaries can ever be crossed

The moment that we die.

Because the soul will live forever

Since it’s our invisible life within,

Which needs to be reconciled to God

And cleansed from all our sin.

It is wise that we should examine

The condition of our soul,

And discover whether we are really saved

So the truth it will unfold.

There’s no point in trying to impress

Or to fit in with society,

Because unless Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior

God’s judgement we will see.

Imagine being in torment

Where the worm will never die,

It would be the most horrendous fate a soul can see

Since we know it’s not a lie.

Jesus spoke of eternity

With explicit warnings as well,

With the dangers of unspeakable horrid

And the consequences of hell.

Jesus carried hell on His shoulders

When He walked to Calvary,

To crucify our sinful ways

So eternal damnation we may not see.

It was through the Father’s mercy

That Jesus died on that wretched cross,

To reconcile those who will receive Him

So there’s no eternal loss.

(C) P.B. 2022

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11

“It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched – ‘where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’”  Mark 9:43-44

“It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched – ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’”  Mark 9:45-46

“And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”  Matthew 25:46

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”  Mark 8:38

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name;”  John 1:12

“The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him.  And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.”  Mark 9:31

“And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”  Revelation 20:15

UNTIL HE…

Until He opens up our eyes

We’ll remain in pagan ways,

Believing that all of our philosophies

Can sustain our living days.

Until He reaches out to us

We’ll continue in our sin,

Believing that we are free indeed

But so empty from within.

Until He gives us revelation

Of the Lord Jesus Christ,

We’ll continue to believe

That our religion is always right.

Until He extends His arm

All our works are done in vain,

Because salvation is in Him alone

And not in any other name.

Until He wakes us up

From our spiritual of slumber,

We’ll continue with our fantasies

Instead of seeing His awe and wonder.

Until He reveals Himself

We cannot surely believe,

Because it’s by hearing the precious word of God

That our heart begins to see.

Until He knocks on the door of our heart

We can be hardened in every way,

By the bitter outcomes of society

And the troubles in every day.

Until He shows us His pure light

In darkness we shall walk,

When our words are laden with insincerity

And deception when we talk.

Because when we have that man-pleasing spirit

In order to simply be accepted,

In doing this we don’t realise 

That by God we are rejected.

Until He sincerely heals us

From all our heartache and our pain,

All man-made solutions will be temporary

Where disappointment can remain.

It’s by His mercy and His grace

That enlightenment enters our pores,

As we humbly realise and do repent

When He opens up His door.

(C) P.B. 2022

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.”  Ephesians 1:17-19

“Now as he thus made his defence, Festus said with a loud voice, ‘Paul, you are beside yourself!  Much learning is driving you mad!  But he said, ‘I am not mad, most notable Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason.’”  Acts 26:24-25

“King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets?  I know that you do believe.’  Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.’”  Acts 26:27

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God.  But I say, have they not heard?  Yes indeed:  ‘Their sound has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.’” Romans 10:18

“He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.”  Daniel 2:22

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)”. Ephesians 2:4-5

“Nor is there salvation is any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”  Acts 4:12

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”  Revelation 3:20

HE HAS NEVER FAILED ME

He has never failed me

Although I have many times,

And it appears He’s forgotten me

But there is a reason why.

He has never failed me

When I look back at my life,

He has come through at the perfect moment

Where situations did shed light.

And he has never failed me

But instead it’s my desires,

That appear to not be fulfilled

When ideals they are admired.

He has never failed me

Because His salvation paid a price,

To redeem my soul from the eternal pit

And to eternal life to rise.

He has never failed me

And has always shone His face,

Since my every breathing moment

Is conducted solely by His grace.

He has never failed me

But my emotions certainly do,

Because the heart is desperately deceitful

And in His eyes sometimes not true.

He has never failed me

Because He provided Jesus Christ,

To die in my place to reconcile

My soul into His light.

And He will never fail me

When I take that final breath,

Knowing that I’ll see Him face to face

And placed in His eternal rest.

(C) P.B. 2022

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail;”  Luke 22:32

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?  I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”  Jeremiah 17:9-10

“But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for He shall receive me.”  Psalm 49:15

“Love never fails.”  1 Corinthians 13:8

HE WILL…

God will take your life and mold you

And transform from inside out,

He will use you in the humblest ways

And eliminate your doubts.

He will inspire you to care

And to go the extra mile;

He encourages compassion

And promotes a pure smile.

He will change the way you think

But for the better, I must say,

And He’ll bless in ways unimaginable

So you bear fruit in every day.

He will take care of all your needs

But faith from your part is required,

And He’ll show you miracles along the way

And provide ways you can inspire.

He will show you the cross of Christ

And the price that Jesus paid,

And once the Holy Spirit comes to dwell

Your faith should never fade.

He’ll show you how to persevere

To have self-control as well,

Where His knowledge will be virtuous

And where diligence it spells.

And although you will have trials

And temptations every day,

He’ll never leave you nor forsake you

Where His promises will stay.

He will be faithful at all times

Because He is so true and sincere,

And His desire is that none do perish

With a love that He holds dear.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.  For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”  Hebrews 13:5

“And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.  Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.”  Matthew 5:41-42

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.  For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  2 Peter 1:5-8

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”  2 Peter 3:9

BY FAITH

‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for

The evidence of things not seen,’

In its purest form it’s wholesome

And with nothing in between.

Faith gives us eyes to see

That God made everything,

And although He is invisible

He is Lord and King of kings.

Faith gives us reassurance

That the word of God is true,

With an everlasting hope

And in conjunction with peace too.

It was by faith that Abraham

Left his place and lived in tents,

But his children were innumerable

And his blessings were immense.

By faith baby Moses was hidden

Against the king’s command,

And by faith the Israelites passed through the Red Sea

Seeing miracles from God’s hands.

By faith Noah built the ark

Whilst being ridiculed indeed,

But his household it was saved

And where God’s deliverance was seen.

By faith the walls came down

In the land of Jericho,

Having been encircled for the seven days

And where a miracle was shown.

By faith Isaac was to be offered;

Abraham’s only begotten son,

But God saw Abraham’s faithfulness

And ultimately no harm was ever done.

‘Without faith it is impossible’

To please the Lord since we must believe,

That when we seek God He will reward us

And many miracles we’ll see.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:1

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6

“By faith Noah, divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”  Hebrews 11:7

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance.  And he went out, not knowing where he was going…dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise;”  Hebrews 11:8-9

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called.’”  Hebrews 11:17-18

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command.”  Hebrews 11:23

“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.”  Hebrews 11:30

BORN TO WORSHIP

We are born to worship;

And to praise God every day,

To thank Him for our life

And where our gratitude remains.

We are born to worship

But unless we worship Him,

We’ll bow down to every idol

To satisfy that hole within.

But that hole can never be satisfied

No matter what we do or see,

Because we’re created to acknowledge Him

Where His salvation sets us free.

We are born to worship;

To appreciate all that God has done,

And to give glory as we honour Him

When we worship Christ, His only Son.

We are born to worship

And unless we bow the knee,

We’ll worship anything or anyone

Or everything we hear and see.

We’re created for His purpose;

To experience a depth so rich within,

And to acknowledge our shortcomings

When we repent of all our sin.

We are born to worship

Yet most times we fail to see,

The grand beauty of Christ’s sacrifice

With the price that set us free.

When we worship Him with reverence

Knowing that from dust we surely came,

It’s the beauty in meekness and humility

When we worship in His name.

At the end of every day

And at the rising of the sun,

We are born to worship God 

And not all things or anyone.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”  Psalm 29:2

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”  Psalm 46:10

“Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.”  John 9:31

“And the twenty four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, ‘We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come…”. Revelation 11:16-17

WHY?…BECAUSE

Why does God get all the blame

When situations go amiss,

Whilst we tend to forget His presence

When circumstances are filled with bliss?

Why is God blamed for all evil

When most times it’s self-induced?

And why is mankind elevated

Whilst His majesty is reduced?

Why do people blame the Lord

When all evil rears its head,

And where calamities one after another

Leave people wounded and many dead?

It’s because deep down we know God exists

And He’s pure as can be,

When the question arises in our mind

As to why He didn’t intercede.

Because we know that He is God Almighty

And able to intercept,

All wickedness and all things vile

And bring justice to every debt.

Because we know that He is very real

As real as the air we breathe,

But we prefer to suppress our knowledge of Him

So we avoid accountability.

And we know deep down that Satan is real

Who comes to steal, destroy and kill,

With a target on our backs

When we’re subjected to God’s will.

Because we know that in an instant

This vapour of life can disappear,

And that many times we’ve worshipped vanity

And for God had no reverent fear.

Because we know that He is the judge

Who stands at the gate of eternity,

And we know deep down we’re guilty

And His judgement we will see.

But thank God for His Son Jesus

Who was crucified on the cross,

To appease God’s wrath for eternity

When Christ paid the ultimate cost.

The ultimate cost for those who receive

Jesus as Lord and Savior too,

With a humble and a repentant heart

And with motives that are true.

It cost the Father His dear Son

To intercede for our wicked ways,

And it was the most humiliating and painful death

So the stain of sin does not remain.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him.”  Isaiah 30:18

“Do you not fear Me? says the Lord.  Will you not tremble at My presence, who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it?  And though its waves toss to and fro, yet they cannot prevail; though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it.  But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; they have revolted and departed.”  Jeremiah 5:22-23

“And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”  Matthew 25:46

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”  John 1:12

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  John 10:10

“For we must all appear before he judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”  2 Corinthians 5:10

“Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is as nothing before You; certainly every man at his best state is but vapour.”  Psalm 39:5

“For what is your life?  It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”  James 4:14

“All flesh is as grass; and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.  The grass withers and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”  1 Peter 1:24-25

“That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4