Khesed

Khesed

Khesed

8 March

"The Lord is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.”
Proverbs 15:29 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Pride and bribes and plain out greed;
pull these out, they're noxious weed.
Plant our hearts with righteous seed;
meekness and truth, love we need.
When we pray as God decreed;
He comes near and hears indeed. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 March

7 March

"May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God
and to the steadfastness of Christ.”
2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's be keen to do God's work;
from tradies to small town clerk.
Jesus loves...He did not shirk;
In the face… of scribes’ smirk.
Let's show love, and go berserk;
it disarms, what God's foes irk. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 March

6 March

"I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous rules.”
Psalms 119:7 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Although the rough neighbour ridicules;
let's always follow God's 'righteous rules.'
God's laws clearly give us good life tools;
teaches us more, than ten thousand schools.
Put off the 'old self', we lived like fools;
put on the 'new self', and shine like jewels. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 March

5 March

"Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will not pass away.”
Matthew 24:35 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
When fig trees sprout their tender leaves;
summer's near, the farmer perceives.
The watchful saint also believes;
the 'signs of the times' never deceives.
Stay faithful, though streets run with thieves;
soon Christ returns, reigns and relieves. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 March

4 March

"Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
John 14:23 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
We're not orphans, sad, lost and strayed;
homes in heaven shine pearl and jade.
On Calv'ry's Cross our peace was made;
God's will Jesus, loved and obeyed. 
Let's do the same when doubts invade;
our Helper says, 'your hopes won't fade.' Hallelujah!

Read more: 4 March

3 March

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Romans 12:12 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
To worldly ways we won't conform;
but use our talents to transform.
'Fervent in spirit', not lukewarm;
strong hope in Christ weathers the storm.
Though hearts seem so hard to reform;
faithful prayers to God, stays our norm. Hallelujah!

Read more: 3 March

2 March

"I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you,
but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”
1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
When Paul gave his loving appeal;
he begged that Christians would be real.
'My church, my preacher's' not the deal;
but that we're stamped with Christ's blood seal.
So keep Christ centre of our zeal;
His glory not divide and steal. Hallelujah!

Read more: 2 March

1 March

"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
Psalms 27:14 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Lift our courage up a few gears;
God's good Hand still guides our careers.
Hebrews seemed lost for forty years;
till at last Promised Land appears.
So be strong and let faith fight fears;
'Grace to you' won't fall in arrears. Hallelujah!

Read more: 1 March

28 February

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalms 37:4 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's not fret when the wicked succeed;
like the green grass they will die indeed.
Each morning Moses prayed, 'God please lead';
then through the desert, God gave fresh feed.
Bread from Heaven is still the best seed;
let's delight in God, He'll meet our need. Hallelujah!

Read more: 28 February

27 February

“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name:
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
Jeremiah 33:2-3 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Never think we're destined for doom;
prayers can still Light up a dark room.
‘Dead and gone' some sadly assume;
then Lord Jesus rose from the tomb.
As roses’ beauty blossom and bloom;
Church as the Bride waits for Bridegroom. Hallelujah!

Read more: 27 February

26 February

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”
Psalms 139:13-14 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
We were made in the womb of women;
stamped with God's image are all children.
See brave Daniel in the lion's den;
God sent his angel straight from heaven.
God tests and loves us, from 'way back when...';
stays on our case, 'twenty-four seven'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 26 February

25 February

"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”
Colossians 3:12 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's see the world as our God sees;
He forgives with tender mercies.
Jonah caught 'run-away' disease;
God turned him round in stormy seas.
Show God's love to worst enemies;
our 'new self' has 'holy' duties. Hallelujah!

Read more: 25 February

24 February

"Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”
Proverbs 19:20-21 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
The Wisest Man in all the land;
said not to build our house on sand.
Jesus makes no cruel demand;
said build on Rock and you will stand.
Let's plan our future by God's hand;
for then our hope grows good and grand. Hallelujah!

Read more: 24 February

23 February

"The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Love filled with joy, a Mexican wave;
the Lord our God is mighty to save.
Shout with Hosannas, stand and be brave;
Jesus has died and rose from the grave.
Past wrongs against us no more enslave;
plus our own sins Lord Jesus forgave. Hallelujah!

Read more: 23 February

22 February

"I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’."
Psalms 91:2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Our Most High God won't let us fall;
we're safe, secure, He's our strong wall.
On the Almighty we can call;
His strength is like a mountain tall.
If love for God always enthrall;
long life, honour He will install. Hallelujah!

Read more: 22 February

21 February

"Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.”
Hebrews 10:35-36 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's hold our hope and be assured;
if we endure God will reward.
Goliath boasted, teased and roared;
so David used sling, stone and sword.
Our little faith pleases the Lord;
God then steps in, gets peace restored. Hallelujah!

Read more: 21 February

19 February

"My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof,
for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.”
Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
God gives His children some hard chores;
to test and train whom he adores.
The Hebrews found God had a cause;
the wandering years taught them God's laws.
Let's not feel 'we're drawing long straws';
the 'Promised Land' God wants as yours. Hallelujah!

Read more: 19 February

18 February

"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
Romans 8:26 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
We're not alone in our weakened state;
the Holy Spirit is 'our best mate'.
Sometimes our suffering is too much weight;
we strain and struggle at our prayer gate.
But God's sweet Spirit helps us narrate;
He lifts our load so we're not 'checkmate'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 18 February

17 February

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.”
Proverbs 18:22 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
A happy wife is a happy life;
a praying wife shuts the door on strife.
Work of her hands brings her household joy;
her faith, hope and love time won't destroy.
A wife's 'a helpmeet' in God's employ;
respect and shield her, never annoy. Hallelujah!

Read more: 17 February

16 February

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
Proverbs 18:21 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Look out when we let loose a liar;
their bad fruits show selfish desire.
Let's tame our tongues don't start a fire;
revenge just rakes up muck and mire.
For good fruits ask God to inspire;
goodness, mercy He will require. Hallelujah!

Read more: 16 February

15 February

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."
Isaiah 12:2 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Pharaoh was stopped at the raging Red Sea;
so Hebrews were saved from cruel slavery.
Rock cracked wide open and waters gushed free;
manna from heaven fed each family.
These are God's stories that strengthen our plea;
'please “close the gap” Lord and show your glory.' Hallelujah!

Read more: 15 February

14 February

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:13 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Some people love football, food and red wine;
love that is ‘greater’ says 'Jesus is mine'.
He calls us 'his friends', helps us toe the line;
He laid down his life, there’s no better sign.
We are the branches, and Jesus the Vine;
when we obey Him our fruit tastes so fine. Hallelujah!

Read more: 14 February

13 February

"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”
Proverbs 4:23 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's keep our lips from talking gross;
tell all mean words, 'go, adios'.
Listen to Jesus' diagnose;
'drink at my fountain, stay real close'.
Taste today His sweet daily dose;
sweeter than honey and glucose. Hallelujah!

Read more: 13 February

12 February

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalms 27:1 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
The world may refuse us mercy;
but we know Christ’s love sets us free.
Fruit may not grow on our fig tree;
still Jesus will feed us plenty.
We won't fear the fierce enemy;
for God’s our strength and our safety. Hallelujah!

Read more: 12 February

11 February

'May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
Romans 15:13 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Rejoice that Christ died for our sin;
we've peace and power, joy within.
Holy Spirit helps us to win,
when our heartaches start to begin.
Please 'God of hope' reach our lost kin;
Perth to Darwin, and old Berlin. Hallelujah!

Read more: 11 February

20 February

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.”
Psalms 23:1-3 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
When we feel weak and almost done;
looking for hope but can't find none.
Jesus then calls us one by one;
soothes our wounds, loves us by the ton.
Jesus the Shepherd, God's own Son.
He's 'Chief' and 'Good', our battle's won. Hallelujah!

Read more: 20 February

10 February

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
Proverbs 17:17 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's live our lives a Harmony Day;
where peace, love, balance is here to stay.
Our best Friend, Big Brother on display;
is Jesus Christ: Truth, Life and the Way.
When sinned against He did not repay;
forgave and showed grace without delay. Hallelujah!

Read more: 10 February

9 February

"Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.”
Proverbs 10:17 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Let's be willing to be taught;
otherwise we come up short.
Jonah struggled, but prayed support;
preach the Word was best resort.
The garden tears Jesus fought;
for us sinners, peace He bought. Hallelujah!

Read more: 9 February

8 February

"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow,
and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Hebrews 4:12 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
Nothing is hidden from God's sight;
our deeds and motives come to light.
Brave Caleb heard God, did what's right;
beat the giants with faith and fight.
Jesus is with us day and night;
our Great High Priest shows grace is might. Hallelujah!

Read more: 8 February

7 February

"The Lord appeared to him from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”
Jeremiah 31:3 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
A ragged remnant our God pursues;
exiled or enslaved like the Hebrews.
'I Am Who I Am' brings us good news;
He's always loved us so we won’t lose.
Calvary's Cross let’s never abuse;
and become Christ’s ‘friend', and not refuse. Hallelujah!

Read more: 7 February

6 February

"You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
Psalms 16:11 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
A home, houseboat, and cuddly toy;
these are things some people enjoy.
Tell our family, each girl and boy;
Jesus gives Peace and total joy.
Guilt and shame no more can annoy;
for sin and death Christ did destroy. Hallelujah!

Read more: 6 February

5 February

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.”
Philippians 4:4 ESV

Dear friends and family…,
When we're not willing, feel weak and washed out;
like we've just fought in a tough boxing bout.
Come to the Saviour, don't grumble and pout;
He heals wounds and worries, yes there's no doubt.
'Rejoice in the Lord', confess, turn-about;
God's peace, love and mercy, still has 'great clout'. Hallelujah!

Read more: 5 February