Some people have no idea
Of how much of a blessing they are,
Because their kindness and humility
Is seen from afar.

Some people have no idea
How much their selfless nature assists,
Particularly when they encourage the broken
And their spirit they do lift.

And some have no idea
How far their influence will go,
When in humility they plant a seed
And in love and peace they sow.

But others have no idea
How much of a stumbling block they are,
When their selfish ways and ego
Create emotional wounds and scars.

And others have no idea
How much their anger really hurts,
When they don’t consider the needs of others
With their bitter of outbursts.

We all have no idea
How our words become a snare,
When they’re hasty without any wisdom
When we really do not care.

We all have no idea
How much our sins hurt God Almighty,
Because sin is sin in the eyes of God
That He never does take lightly.

And we all have no idea
Of the pain that Jesus felt,
When He was crucified on our behalf
When He sacrificed Himself.

Because we all have no idea
Of the extent of the Father’s love,
Until we no longer are His enemies
As we are reconciled above.

P.B. 2023

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” Galatians 5:22

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:17-18

“Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion who rejoice at my hurt; let them be clothed with shame and dishonour who exalt themselves against me.” Psalm 35:26

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” Psalm 9:17

“God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” Psalm 7:11


It is wonderful to have the ability
To enjoy many things in life,
But as satisfying as it can be
It will never truly suffice.

Because enjoyment is temporary
It’s like a thrill for the soul,
And as wonderful as the feeling is
There will always remain a hole.

Have we noticed on occasion
When we acquire something new,
That it’s most exciting initially
With a renewed passion too.

But over time the satisfaction
Will fade just like a leaf,
As we take the item for granted
Or no longer wish to keep.

Because our Creator created us
To find true satisfaction in only Him,
As He satisfies the longing
And the deep desire for truth within.

Depression can come so easily
When circumstances don’t go our way,
But when we trust in God to meet our needs
There’s a hope that will remain.

When God satisfies our soul
Nothing ever will compare,
Because the beauty and the joy within
Is from His tender love and care.

True satisfaction will only come
When God’s hand will touch our heart,
And when we receive a deeper revelation
To be truly set apart.

People will always disappoint us
No matter how wonderful they may be,
Because the fallen nature of mankind
Most times loves conditionally.

But the heart of God will satisfy
When our faith is found in Him,
And when Jesus becomes our Lord and Savior
So we’re satisfied in Him.

P.B. 2023

“As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.” Psalm 17:15

“Oh satisfy us early with Your mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days!” Psalm 90:14

“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?” Isaiah 55:2


Every morning when my soul awakes
I’m in total awe of You;
Of Your brilliance and Your majesty
And in all that You will do.

Your splendour and Your masterpiece
Exists in every sphere,
You have fashioned all so brilliantly
And it’s Your voice I wish to hear.

In total awe of Your grace
So undeserved but rich and true;
There’s no end to Your mercy
And Your pure compassion too.

The universe cannot contain
Your presence and Your wonder,
Because You live outside the realm of time
And there simply is no other.

Your word it nourishes my soul
Because it’s deep, it’s rich and real,
And Your tender hand it wipes my tears
And my heart You gently heal.

I pray my name is written
In the Lamb’s Book of Life,
Having trusted in Your promises
And in Your Son Jesus Christ.

In total awe of You my Lord
Because You’re faithful through and through,
And I thank You for Your integrity
That is timeless and is true.

Nothing or nobody can compare
To Your marvelous of ways,
That my soul it knows too deep and well
When You sustain my living days.

I thank You and am grateful
That I’m in total awe of You,
And I will treasure every moment
When You provide with all things new.

(C) PB 2023

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.” Psalm 139:17-18


We may not believe it
And hope that it’s not true,
But the reality and the fact is
That God is watching me and you.

If we believe He is watching us
We wouldn’t be so arrogant,
And we’d ensure that our time on earth
On eternal things be spent.

If all the evil dictators
Believed that God is watching them,
Then surely they would change their ways
And on their knees repent.

God is real and is watching us
And the question we should ask,
Is what our calling and our purpose is
With a legacy that lasts.

So if we truly do believe
That God is watching all we do,
We’d examine ourselves quite regularly
To be vigilant and wiser too.

If we believe God is watching us
Then we’d love our neighbour too,
And do no harm at all whatsoever
To keep things simple and true.

If the power and the money hungry
Believed that God’s eye it hovers above,
Then they would exchange their lies and hypocrisy
And adopt greater measures of love.

God sincerely is watching us
And looking after our dear soul,
When we place our trust and hope in Him
To love and honour Him behold!

PB 2023

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous; and His ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.” Psalm 34:15-16

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye…Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.” Psalm 32:8-10

“Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,” Colossians 3:9-10


He truly is so beautiful
And grand in every way;
His desire is to heal us
So spiritual riches will remain.

He’s beautiful beyond comprehension
As His creation will testify,
With all shapes, designs and colours
That are magnificent to our eyes.

He is not responsible
For all self-induced behaviours,
And His desire is never for evil
But to draw us to our Savior.

Beautiful beyond words and deeds
Is His dear precious soul;
He’s our Creator and master designer
And too wonderful to behold!

Negativity and all things shallow
Do not exist in His vocabulary,
Because the deeper treasures remain in Him
When with a repentant heart we see.

His beauty extends throughout eternity
And His hand reaches out to us;
His mercy and compassion is endless
As He knows we’re merely dust.

But so precious in His eyes
And when we cry to Him he hears,
To deliver us from our pain
And our hardships throughout the years.

He is beautiful beyond description
And our soul it knows too well,
That His brilliance is eternal
Where eternal life it dwells.

His beauty extends forever
Because eternal He will be,
And may the eyes of our heart be opened
To see His grandeur and majesty.

PB 2022

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

“Marvellous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:14

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will Ii seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4

“Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications! The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.” Psalm 28:6-7

“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in His holy mountain. Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” Psalm 48:1-2

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11


When we love money
We will never be satisfied,
Because that insatiable appetite
Cannot be crucified.

When we love status
And all the benefits,
Much compromise enters the soul
Where cognitive dissonance will sit.

When we love unrighteousness
It’s because we truly believe,
That our choices will not affect us
And that God won’t hear or see.

When we love materialism;
The eye will never be satisfied,
Because the shelf life will be temporary
Before new things we wish to buy.

When we love all worldly ways
Eventually we won’t have the strength to stand,
Because we’ll fall for everything and anything
With all of its demands.

But when we love kindness;
To put the needs of others first,
There will be a fountain in our dear soul
Where never we will thirst.

When we love God
And our neighbour as ourselves,
It’s where selflessness will live
And where peace and joy will dwell.

And when we love to love
Disappointed we will never be,
Because it’s where God’s beauty and goodness lives
And where all blessings we will see.

The commandments of God relate to love;
Not on achievements or success,
Because it’s the treasures of the soul
That will express the very best.

Depending on what we love
Is where our treasure it will be,
Let’s realign our heart and mind
So God’s will and plan we see.

PB 2022

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” Matthew 5:44

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24


There are wise and foolish virgins

Yet they all do look the same,

But only five will meet the bridegroom

Whilst five behind they will remain.

Because the wise ones carried oil

And at midnight trimmed their lamps,

Whilst the foolish ones had not enough

And had to leave the camp.

But the bridegroom came at a time

That was least expected too,

And only those who carried oil

Were found as brides pure and true.

The wise ones they were ready

Whilst the foolish went away,

Since the true brides were anointed

And used wisdom as they prayed.

The wise ones were consecrated;

Set apart and dedicated,

Betrothed to the bridegroom

With a mindset that is sacred.

When we leave to search for oil

It’s because it was never really there,

Since deep down there is much compromise

Along with worldly cares.

But those filled with the spirit

Will be awake and ready too,

Where they do not sleep nor slumber

But trust Christ in all they do.

Is there oil in our vessel

Where the lamp does shine the light,

Or do we rely on others for provision

Or perhaps delight in our own might?

We may believe we know Him

But does He know us indeed?

Since the difference is so vast

And we must honestly take heed!

PB 2022

“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.  Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.”  Matthew 25:1-2

“Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.”  Matthew 25:3-4

“But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.  And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!  Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.  And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’”  Matthew 25:5-8

“But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.  Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’”  Matthew 25:9-11

“But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you. Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.’” Matthew 25:12-13


Why would we risk our eternal salvation

For the temporary praises of man?

When we’re ashamed of the Lord Jesus Christ;

It’s too overwhelming to understand.

Why would we prefer the compliments

From all fair-weather of friends,

Rather than the eternal favour of Almighty God

With the assurance He so sends?

Why would we risk our eternal soul

For a crumb of momentary pleasure,

Rather than looking forward to God’s reward

And His everlasting treasure?

How could we risk something so profound

Knowing that God has created us,

And that all our dreams and hopes within

Will merely turn to dust?

It’s not worth risking our eternal soul

To be accepted in people’s eyes,

Because most times it’s insincere too

With motives in disguise.

People will always let us down,

It’s the fallen nature’s way,

But God is sincere and delivers us

As we cry out to Him and pray.

Let’s not risk our eternal soul

For the crumbs life has to offer,

And let’s repent for our ignorance

Or for being mockers and scoffers.

God is real and we’ll give account

And that day is drawing near,

Let’s examine ourselves if we’re in the faith

And whether our love and faith is sincere.

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”  Matthew 16:26

“Repent and let everyone of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 2:38


When reputations become an idol

With the need to be respected,

Let’s just keep in mind

That we’re probably not elected.

Because a lifetime of striving

For all humanistic praise,

Will not humbly bow the knee

To respect and honour God’s holy ways.

Reputations will remain a stronghold

When money, power and control will reign,

Where all the luxuries are paramount

Without any self-restraint.

Jesus never had a reputation

Although He was God in the flesh,

And He never exalted Himself, no not once,

Although the power of God He could manifest.

The only reputation that matters

Is when love, kindness and peace they kiss;

To be a humble servant to those in need;

To be there and to assist.

Reputations can be false

When we’re loved one day and hated the next,

Because it’s God’s will in our lives

That is the very best.

Reputations come crumbling down

When we’re no longer required,

Especially when we go against the grain

And no longer by lies are inspired.

Reputations are frail 

Because the fallen nature of mankind,

Will only use and abuse for corporate gain

And for an advantage to always find.

But if we’re known for our kindness

With a gentle and giving spirit,

There are eternal treasures that are stored

With many benefits in it.

Let’s take Jesus’ example to see;

He was not a man of reputation,

But instead cared deeply for our soul

And more importantly for our eternal salvation.

So if we’re concerned about our reputation

If we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior,

Just remember God will be ashamed of us on that day

When with Almighty we’ll have no favour.

The only reputation that will matter

Is whether we’re covered by Jesus Christ;

Grafted into His eternal vine

Where His nourishment will suffice.

Today is the day of salvation

So when He calls us by our name,

Let’s humbly surrender and respond to Him

So our lives will never be the same.

“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

“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty…that no flesh should glory in His presence.”  1 Corinthians 1:26-29

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Jesus Christ, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.”  Phillipians 2:5-7

“That at the name of Jesus every knew should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  Philippians 2:10-11

“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”  2 Corinthians 6:2

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