Thursday, July 17, 2014

Self Esteem Builders

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God iswith you wherever you go.”
Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Psalm 8:3-5
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
Psalm 103:12-13
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father pities his children, So theLord pities those who fear Him.
Psalm 119:73
Your hands have made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
Psalm 139:13-15
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb I will praise You, for I am fearfully andwonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Psalm 145:18
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Isaiah 43:4
Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you.
Isaiah 64:8
But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.
Jeremiah 29:11
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.
Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet youwith His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Luke 12:7
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Acts 10:34-35
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
Romans 5:5
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Romans 8:16-17
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Romans 8:33-34
Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
Romans 8:38
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
2 Corinthians 3:5
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 10:12For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
Ephesians 2:4-7
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), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in Hiskindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
1 John 4:10
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 5:14
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.


All Scripture references are taken from the New King James Version.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The me I was.

The me I was.
The me I was is past.
The me I was could not last.
The me I was is no longer me.
The me I was ceded to the me I am becoming to be.

We can't be who we used to be, but we can embrace who we are, and who we are becoming. Love who you were, but live who you are and love the you, you are becoming in HIM.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dream a dream

Dream a dream of hope
Of hope in the deepest scope
Dream a dream of love
Of love divinely from up above
Dream a dream of peace
Of peace and soul at ease
Dream a dream of light
Of light that transforms the night
Dream a dream of Christ
Of Christ who sacrificed what sufficed

Dare to dream. Peace, love, and sweet dreams. #GOoDnight


RevLDReedSr
I owe JESUS
7/11/14
Dream a dream of hope
Of hope in the deepest scope
Dream a dream of love
Of love divinely from up above
Dream a dream of peace
Of peace and soul at ease
Dream a dream of light
Of light that transforms the night
Dream a dream of Christ
Of Christ who sacrificed what sufficed

Dare to dream. Peace, love, and sweet dreams. #GOoDnight


RevLDReedSr
I owe JESUS
7/11/14

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the rain...

In the rain

Falling tears are hidden
Young hearts are smitten
In the rain
Hopes are drowned
Refreshing joy is found
In the rain
Plans are doused
Opportunity is roused
In the rain
There is give and take...

RevLDReedSr
I Owe JESUS 
7/11/14

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My Reflection

My Reflection
Am I what they see
Am I what they say
Am I what I see
Am I what I say
Am I what I should be
Am I becoming me
Mirror of God?

What dost THOU see and say of me?

#LordMakeMeOver til YOU see all of YOU in me.
RevLDReedSr
I Owe JESUS
7/8/14

Monday, July 7, 2014

Stir up love...

Stir up love... Love will grip you. Love will trip you. Love will flip you. Love will brighten, heighten, and some, frighten. Love will shaken, awaken, and fill your heart with joy at being taken. Love is powerful, pleasing, and prospering. Love will embrace whoever, hearten you to face whatever, and conjure up dreams of forever. Stir up love...

RevLDReedSr
I Owe JESUS 
7/7/14

Love is...

Love is...

Love is a command
Love is a commitment
Love is a challenge
Love is a chance
Love is a confirmation
Love is a choice
Love is a charge
Love is a cause

Love is...


#Love

RevLDReedSr
I Owe JESUS
7/7/14

Friday, July 4, 2014

America

America~a people of self determination. A melting pot from a plethora of nations. A people pressed to push back against oppressive power. A self empowered lot, who seize their hour. A people that take the reins of destiny and fight to live and be free to be.

God turn our hearts unto THEE...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Unconscious

Unconscious...

Lit with darkness
Stupefied with smartness
Dead while living
Unaware, don't care
Appetite for destruction
Enamored with evil
Chasing optical illusions
Informed, yet ignorant
Walking in delusion
Obsessed with self
Loving the mirror
Hating the reflection
Make a life
Break a life
Take a life
Glorying in shame
Crying silent tears
Shouting out loud
Pushing away help
Want world change
Start with self

Wake up...
Music

Moves the heart
Unleashes passion
Soothes the soul
Invigorates the senses
Commandeers the being

Music

Makes you move
Unites hearts
Sounds the alarms
Informs the masses
Channels myriad voices

Music

Mystifies, magnifies
Unchains the bound
Satisfies the longing
Inspires new rhythms
Commemorates a generation

Music

RevLDReedSr
I Owe JESUS
4/25/14

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Challenge of Time...

The Challenge of Time…

Time ushered in our start,
The first beat of our heart.
Time called us forth to grow.
In time, it will cause us to slow.
Time races on; time stands still.
Wasted time is as a bitter pill.
Time will train you, drain you.
Time will strain you, stain you.
We are oft to try to hurry time.
We loathe time leaving us behind.
Time is a measure to judge you,
Subtle to nudge, abrupt to budge you.
Time stops, and yet, never ceases.
Time ails, but time also eases.
It gives, it takes; it builds, it breaks.
It runs from us and catches up with us.
It allows us to make our mark,
Then it makes its mark on us.
Time helps us remember.
Time causes us to forget.
Time holds memories we savor,
And harbors moments we regret.
We bottle time in pictures,
But over time, even they fade.
We study time in history,
But even history is lost in age.
We run, racing against the winding clock,
Dreading the finish line,
And the thought of being docked.
But, Beloved, with the time left,
LIVE—‘til your very last breath.
Take time to laugh, love, think, do, and be.
Make time to pause and reflect, sentimentally.
Praise the Father, Author of time and eternity,
For gifting you with time, purpose, and being.
And though time be a challenge, an enigma,
Embrace and employ the challenge and gift of time.

RevLDReedSr
I Owe Jesus
4/18/2014