Poetic Inspirations and Practical Applications for Blissful Living

Poem: Nothing Lovelier than My Lord

Poem: Nothing Lovelier than My Lord

Nothing Lovelier than My Lord

 

Christian Poem: Nothing Lovelier than My Lord

 

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“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” ~ 1 John 4:8

                                                             

Nothing is lovelier,

Lord, than You,

Nothing is lovelier,

Yes, it’s true:

 

No flower blooming,

No bright morning sky,

No majestic mountain,

No bird on high,

 

No glorious sunrise,

No river flowing,

No sparkling snowflake,

No star glowing,

 

No laughter, no smile,

No baby to be born,

No lush summer garden,

No dew drops of morn.

 

No, nothing is lovelier,

My Lord, than You,

You are love in all I see,

Love in all I do.

 

I ask then, Jesus,

To be always with me;

Live here in my heart

For all eternity.

 

And let me also

In Your heart abide,

Allow me to travel

By Your lovely side.

 

For You are lovelier

Than every morning sky,

Every majestic mountain,

Every bird on high…

 

Yes, nothing is lovelier,

My Lord, than You,

For You Yourself are Love

Timeless and true!

 

© 2013 Caroline Gavin

Nothing is lovelier than our Lord! How do you celebrate His blessings?

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Poem: Sunshine and Rain

Sunshine and Rain

 

Christian Poem: Sunshine and Rain

 

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“He dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.” ~ 2 Samuel 23:4

 

Sunshine and rain,

You need both, My child,

The days that are stormy,

The days that are mild,

 

The rains that pour,

The skies of bright blue,

Winters to rest,

Springtimes to renew,

 

The sowing, the harvest,

The night, the day,

The cloudless skies,

The dark skies of gray,

 

For tell Me, child,

Have you seen the flower,

What makes it grow?

What is its power?

 

Surely the blossom

Needs sun and rain,

Just as the soul

Needs joy and pain.

 

So trust Me always

In all that I send,

For I am Your Guide,

Always Your Friend.

 

I allow in your life

Only what is best,

While here in My arms

You find sweet rest.

 

Should the raindrops

Pour from the sky,

Should the tears

Stream from your eye,

 

Remember these waters

Nourish blossoms to grow,

Remember in pain

My grace does grow.

 

I give winters to rest,

Springtimes to renew,

The rains that pour,

The skies of blue,

 

The days that are stormy,

The days that are mild;

Yes, sunshine and rain,

I give both, My child!

 

© 2013 Caroline Gavin

How do you embrace both sunshine and rain?

I Treasure Your Thoughts and Comments!

~*~

Want more joy for your journey? I offer 5 complimentary “Take Me to Transformation” consultations per month. Contact me via caroline@purposefulpathway.com to see if you qualify for this powerful session. Walk away with heightened clarity, renewed energy and a customized action step plan!

Biz Tip: Finding Time Treasures

Finding Time Treasures

Finding Time Treasures

 

Biz Tip Finding Time Treasures

 

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Purposeful Pathway is the haven for faith-based entrepreneurs. Part of my mission is equipping faith-based businesses with information that is practical, actionable and Scriptural.

The theme of this post is how to find time treasures!

The holiday season is upon us, and we are eager to exchange treasures with one another. Yet, if you are like me and many other faith-based entrepreneurs, you likely find that time itself is a priceless treasure. But are time treasures beyond reach? Is having an abundance of time an off-limit luxury? Seemingly so sometimes, yet I promise that time treasures can be found when sought purposefully.

Let’s look at seven steps for discovering those time treasures:

 

  1. Cues and Clues. Areas of stress can serve as clues and cues to time treasures. Do you feel drained when you think about going to that weekly networking meeting? Do you feel overwhelmed when you prepare to attend a certain event? Do you feel conflicted when you partner with someone? Lean into these clues and learn from them.
  2. Investigate for Inspiration. Having uncovered some cues and clues, investigate your feelings about them. Why do you feel drained by that meeting? Is it because, on some level, you feel your time would be better spent elsewhere? Why do you feel overwhelmed by a certain event? Is it because you are not sure exactly how it fits in with your goals? Why do you feel conflicted about that business partner? Is it because your values are not aligned? “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3) Document your feelings and their potential sources.
  3. Commit to Change. Having uncovered cues and investigated feelings, you can make the powerful commitment to change. Recognize these flags as indicators of misalignment; be grateful for the cues, clues and feelings, and determine to shift things for the better.
  4. Document the Details. What changes will you implement? How exactly will you implement them? By what dates? Will you stop attending those meetings? If so, whom do you need to contact, and when?  Seek God’s guidance and document the details in your journal. The Lord promises us, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” (Psalm 32:8)
  5. Lean on the Lord. Expect challenges and resistance when you make changes. This phenomenon is completely normal; it is part of purposeful progress. The bigger the changes, in general, the bigger the challenges. Lean on the Lord for His strength. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” (Ephesians 6:10)
  6. Treasure your Time. Now that you have made changes and have uncovered time treasures, purposefully protect your treasures. Do not jump on saying “yes” to every opportunity. Do not feel obliged to accept every partnership. Do not feel burdened to move forward with every project. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23) Guard your heart above all things; guard also your time.
  7. Savor moments with the Savior. Finding time surely bears fruit in business; yet the sweetest blessing is the opportunity to savor more moments with the Savior. Carve all the more time for Jesus and enjoy all the more your journey. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2)

 

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17)

I encourage you to be a treasure-hunter for time. Discovering time treasures brings blessing to business and joy to the heart!

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Let’s Pray: Timeless and Treasured Father, we thank You for providing us abundantly with all things, including time. Help us, Loving Lord, to discover time treasures by investigating the cues You provide. Grant us the wisdom and the courage to change; help us to guard our hearts and our time that we may bear more fruit for Your glory every day. It’s in Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

 

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