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Poems: The God Connection

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If you want to know what Scripture says, this book focuses on key passages. If you want to know about God, this book will show the way. This book takes you through those tough times to make that God connection and, as you do, you’ll find comfort, peace, hope and, most of all, that inner joy that comes from a vital connection to the Lord of all.
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THE GOD CONNECTION goes beyond religion and tradition to a vital, real connection with our loving Creator.

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POINT OF VIEW
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope. Psalm 16:8-9

I will look up
Not down
Stand up
Not sit down
Go
Not stay
Pray
Not complain
Believe
Not give up
I will hang on
Lift up
Speak blessing
Live positively
And Trust God
No matter what
Starting…NOW!

Help me, Lord, live my life looking for the positive, not the negative without denying truth…or You. Amen.

VOICE OF EXPERIENCE

I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me.
Phil. 4:13

Dad said, “How can you stand on the promises of God while sitting on the premises?”
Well, I’ve been sitting on my rear too long—giving up, doing nothing but vegetating.

I am standing up.
I am re-capturing my dreams
and creating new ones.
I am reaching for all God has for me,
no longer content with the status quo, or
believing the lie that this is all there is.
God has more for me.

I am claiming His promises
and that begins with
renewed hope.

Help me, Lord, be confident not in myself, but in your plan and purpose for my life. Amen.

(C) 2014, 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies "The God Connection"

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Other Poems

REBELLION AND RESTORATION
2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

We live in a culture
That pretends sin does not exist.
I know differently and yet…
How often do I follow this crowd,
In rebellion and frustration shake my fists,
By what I allow
In my thoughts, home, heart and mind?
Do my words and actions align
With the faith I claim,
,
Of Jesus Christ who came
Sinners to save?
Among sinners all,
I cannot judge what others have done
For I am one..
Maybe I, like the apostle Paul,
Need to bow and confess
My life's a mess.
Forgive me Lord.

Help me, Jesus, repent and return You,
Allow Your love to heal, restore, make me new,
That I might move beyond rebellion and sin
To be a light shining, helping others
Find joy of new life as they, too,
Let you in.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (KJV)

CHANGES
2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

The more I hang on,
The more I go my own way,
The more desperate I become
When change happens
And it does. It will. Tomorrow, today…
How much better life goes when I place
My today and future in the safe hands,
Purposes and plans,
Protection and leading
Of my Creator, Savior, Lord and Friend
--Christ Jesus.

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ECLIPSE
2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

The eclipse of the sun
An inspiring occurrence
Which reveals the marvel
And mystery of creation.
Awed, I bow
Give thanks and ask
My Creator Lord to take away
The darkness inside
That He might reveal
The wonder of His love and light
In me.

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BLANK PAGE
2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Blank page. Blank mind.
Stare. Wonder. Impatiently wait
For inspiration, phrases, words…
Right out of my mind’s gate.

Ideas tumble about, all jumbled up
Deep inside my heart and mind,
Until I stop the struggle, bow and seek
Jesus to direct and guide.

As quietly now I listen...I find
New focus with ideas forming to release
Blank pages filling when I allow
God's Word and Christ to speak
Through me.

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FINDING TRUE SATISFACTION
2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Feels good to be needed,
Happy to serve,
Even when doing so takes
Time, strength and energy,
And calls on deep reserves.

For satisfaction doesn't come
From caring only about ME,
But from reaching out with prayer and care,
Meeting others’ needs.

True satisfaction comes
From knowing within,
That in reaching out in Jesus’ love,
I draw others to Him.

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CYCLES
2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

We deal with seasonal cycles
Of cold weather and warm,
Cycles of night and day, blue skies and gray.
Accept these cycles as the norm.

We deal with life cycles as well,
Good and bad, highlights and lows.
In good times we rejoice and praise,
But in difficult times--where do we go…

When our own resources aren't enough to stop
The spiraling cycles of hurt and pain deep inside?
There is One who heals, makes whole.
But only when we turn and give Him control--
Jesus Christ!

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. --Matthew 11:28-29 (NKJV)

HE LIVES
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

I know He IS,
Christ Jesus lives,
Not because of church preaching,
Or teaching,
Or memorized Bible passages.
For even when
I turned away,
Even on days of anger, rebellion, pain,
Even then, deep down, I knew
For in the deepest darkness and hurt within,
I did not find Him,
Jesus came and found
Me!

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WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Sometimes we take for granted
The blessings of our days,
Until pain or hurt or tragedy
Strips our security away.

In these times of stress and pain and tears,
We can turn to the One who's near.
The One who offers peace, healing, help and hope
And wipes away our fears.

When we turn to Jesus,
He comforts and holds us tight.
We can become secure in knowing,
He'll make everything all right.

I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5c

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BEYOND LIFE’S DISAPPOINTMENTS
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Life is never only and always
Roses and sunshine, good times and joy.
Because life doesn’t go as planned,
And people disappoint. Oh boy!

Anger hurt, even fear and pain,
Clamor for attention time and again,
As we struggle to deal with life’s realities,
We ask, “How? Why? When?”

Yet, it in our imperfect, messy world,
Jesus came, lived, died, rose--for you and me.
When we follow, bow and ask Him in,
He takes us beyond disappointments to hope and life and peace
...with Him.

Writing for Him
(c) 2007, 2016 Carolyn R Scheidies

He speaks deep inside. Ideas flame. I write
Edit, clarify, rewrite....pray
Choosing how to convey the message,
Theme, plot, character...and more
Knowing ideas and inspiration need
Careful shaping, adding, deleting...
My vision confirmation, 
With His inspiration,
His Word,
His will and way.

He created mind, emotions, intellect, abilities
Expects us to use them for Him.
Write with passion His presence within,
Enlightening, showing the way.
Moving forward, yet willing 
To learn, 
To listen,
To grow in knowledge and experience.
Write, rewrite, rework.
Day after day after day...

Willing to do it all again, and again.
Through frustration,
Through exhaustion,
Through mental blocks,
And wanting to chuck it all, but stop instead. Stay. Pray, 
Lay the work before Creator Lord, 
Allow His Words to encourage, lift up, comfort. 
Write, rework until the effort shines.
His message. My work refined.
Who for? 

Sometimes for an audience of many 
Sometimes for only one.
ME!

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