True Value

The perfect life of Jesus qualifies Him to save all that accept Him. Read this poem to help crystalize this guiding principle of eternal life that brings true value worth more than what could be imagined.

Step Ahead

His sacrifice 
 On the rugged cross 
 Did what the law couldn’t
 And there is gain not loss.
 A treasure forever
 That is spiritual
 With true value
 And not perishable.
 Taking away my debt
 I begin again
 With unlimited 
 Treasure to win.
 That is stable,
 More steady than the DOW
 For eternity
 And available now.
 Offering this treasure
 With a big grin,
 I share the riches
 Of this power within.
 Poem by Mark Shields – © 12-03-2020
 Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – True Value“
 Photo Source - "Bing." Microsoft. N.p., n.d. Web. Images >. 

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The True Path to Liberty is Godliness

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. – John 8:32

The focus of the post “Step Ahead on the True Path to Liberty” was how the Ten Commandments can put order into our lives. It is through order that you have a path to liberty.

When you pay attention to the word of God, you’re not filling your head with impracticable concepts but you’re giving direction to your daily tasks and a road map to your dreams.

Listen to today’s song Through All of It by Colton Dixon and know that God will be with you in the good times and the bad along the journey.

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Step Ahead on the True Path to Liberty

Today’s passage is Deuteronomy 5 about the Ten Commandments which create order in our life. When we pay attention to the world, disorder expands to fill the void of human failure. When we pay attention to God, order fills the void with greatness.

There is extra focus in today’s passage on the Sabbath because of this need to put more attention on God rather than the world. Worry and the senseless noise of the phone, television, and the bad news of the world can get us down. Each of us could use more of God’s “Good News”. 

Moses role in the life of Israel was to set them free from bondage in Egypt and on the journey to the Promised Land. The true path to liberty is godliness. When we pay attention to the word of God, we’re not filling our head with impracticable concepts but we’re giving direction to our daily tasks and a road map to our dreams.

I’m reminded of the photo below I took near my house at Carleen Bright Arboretum. It’s a 16-acre preserve that features 8 acres of landscaped botanical gardens, trails and an event gazebo.

The poem below was written as I reflect on today’s passage.

 Child, listen to all I say
 Because my name is Yahweh
 Everything will be okay
 If you keep going my Way 

This day with You Lord, help us step ahead with boldness going steadily forward with a certain expectancy because of confidence in Your Way. There may be times along our journey that we may feel that we’ve lost our edge but we can find it back if we are honest with ourselves by reflecting on the past. Then we can start doing what keeps us on the path. Amen.

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