Your Time is Up (poem by me)

Tic-tock, tic-tock, your time is up,
God will judge your every deed,
The game is over, drink the cup.

Silence now, don’t interrupt,
Not the time to beg or plead,
Tic-tock, tic-tock, your time is up.

Was your life righteous or corrupt?
In the gospel, have you believed?
The game is over, drink from the death cup.

Does Jesus have your trust?
Or has Satan successfully deceived?
Tic-tock, tic-tock, your time is up.

Were you humble or puffed up?
Were you the fertile seed or a stubborn weed?
The game is over, drink from the death cup.

Eternal destinies are not decided by luck,
Choose Christ today before you’re buried,
Tic-tock, tic-tock, your time is up,
The game is over, drink from the death cup.

” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:16

This lifetime is the time given to make the choice between good and evil, between heaven and hell, between God or Satan. Have you chosen Christ to be your Savior?

Who Does God Love? (poem by me)

God shows no favoritism,
He loves men; He loves women,
He loves them from all nations,
God loves those who love Him.

God loves the little children,
He loves the abandoned,
He loves the heartbroken,
God loves those who love Him.

God loves those who’ve sinned,
Those who are grief-stricken,
who want to begin again,
God loves those who love Him.

“I love those who love me,and those who seek me find me.” —Proverbs 8:17

Questions for the Not-Yet-Christian (poem by me)

Do you enter a marriage with “I have an open mind”?
Don’t you instead begin it by excluding others?
Don’t you and your spouse sign on the dotted line?
When you commit to the Lord like you did your lovers?

You should be leaping fences—not sitting on them!
The double-minded are like a reed blowing in the wind,
Don’t you know His love is like a thousand gem?
Stop dragging your fee and let your new life begin!

Who has trusted in the Lord and regretted his way?
If you’re going to do it at all, do it full send,
Don’t waste another second of another day!
Whether you know it or not, Christ is your truest friend.

Why shouldn’t you commit your life to Him too?
Hasn’t He already laid down His life for you?

“For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”—Matthew 7:8

Make Him Known (poem by me)

Guilt, guilt, like a scepter lying in wait,
Dread, dread, like a harbinger of things to come,
Heavy burden, like an atomic weight,
Fear, the steady beat of an ominous drum.

Cry out, you captives, ask for your release,
Throw off the chains of your prisoner’s cell,
Rise up and pray for God’s perfect peace,
Sing a song of praise to Immanuel.

Tell how God sewed up your broken heart,
How He set you free from your sinful ways,
How He changed your thoughts and gave you a new start,
That He’ll raise you up at the end of days.

The Lord deserves your adoration,
Make Him known to every nation.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…”
—Isaiah 61:1

At the Door (poem by me)

Gaze not at wine while it is red,
You will only want more and more,
Have sparkling water in its stead,
Your sin is waiting at the door.

Avoid her; do not walk her way,
Your lust has chained you before,
Her batting lashes will betray,
Your sin is waiting at the door.

Harsh judgment lifts you up briefly,
Makes you forget your inner war,
Wash your hands of it completely,
Your sin is crouching at the door.

If you fail to heed my advice,
Don’t let guilt knock you to the floor,
God paid for your sin with a price,
Jesus is waiting at the door.

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”—Revelation 3:20

When Temptation Comes (poem by me)

There was a crafty serpent in the garden,
Too clever to strike his direct target,
He aimed to tempt the wife of Adam,
Then Eve sowed the seed of the devil’s harvest.

Learn the lesson of good and faithful Job,
When his wife told him to curse God and die,
He remembered the grace God had bestowed,
He didn’t sin against the God Most High.

Satan opposed Jesus through Peter’s words,
He tempted the Lord to shrink from death,
Jesus wasn’t enticed to self-preserve,
He loved all mankind with His dying breath.

Beware! Temptation will always comes along,
Remember God’s love, stand firm, and stay strong.

 “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”—1 Corinthans 10:13

Child Brides (poem by me)

The Groom
I need a bride but your daughter’s only eight,
Tell me true, what do you think I should I do?
After all, I am a grown man of twenty-eight,
She seems too green, too naive to wed and woo.

The Parents
Marry her today, take her as your bride,
She’ll cook and clean and do every chore,
An earnest man like you can surely provide,
We can’t give her much, for we are poor.

The Bride
Shouldn’t a woman be the bride in a wedding?
What do I know of forever oaths?
Your mind is made up, there’s no use begging,
I’ll stop sobbing and start packing my clothes.

A few years pass, the child’s child takes his first breath,
Will the young mommy live or give way to death?

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.” —Proverbs 19:17

More information on child brides
https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/
https://www.unicef.org/sowc09/docs/SOWC09-CountryExample-Mali.pdf
https://iwhc.org/resources/facts-child-marriage/

Ways to help children in poverty
https://www.compassion.com/
https://www.samaritanspurse.org/
https://sendme.org/donate-now/

No money to help?
Join me in prayer for child brides. Thanks and God bless!

A Prayer Sonnet for the Unsaved (by me)

Oh Gracious God, reveal yourself to our loved ones,
Bestow on them belief in Your Triune nature,
Cause them to confess sins with remorseful tongues,
Inspire them to trust in Your Son as their Savior.

Compel them to deny other religions,
Avoid false teaching and untrue prophecies,
Advise them to become baptized as Christians,
and invite the Holy Spirit in their bodies.

Let them hunger for Your Word and read it daily,
Kindle a desire to seek You and serve You,
Coach them to share the love of Christ bravely,
Lead them to a church that will see them through.

We exalt You, Father, above everything,
We praise You as our everlasting Lord and King!

*I pray in agreement for the salvation of your loved ones. In Christ’s Name, Amen!

A New Beginning (poem by me)

The heaven and earth pass away,
Have no fear and do not dismay,
God created new ones, my friend,
He is the beginning and the end.

No more sun or moon to give light,
No more darkness, God’s love shines bright,
No more tears or need to pretend,
He is the beginning and the end.

We serve God with all our being,
The tree of life’s leaves brings healing,
It will happen, we don’t know when,
He is the beginning and the end.

*Based on Revelation 21-22.