Persevere and You Will Win ( by Fenny West)

Persevere and You Will Win

Persevere and You Will Win
Press on and You will succeed.
See the glory ahead and remain steadfast.
See the Victor’s crown on your head.
See yourself singing and dancing, with joy.
See yourself celebrated even by the sceptics,

your detractors; those who disdained you.

Man’s approval is just for a moment.
Man looks at the outward appearance
But God looks beyond the realm of the seen.
He sees the end from the beginning.
He sees the masterpiece, the winner,

 the success that He has made you.

Now see through God’s eyes and go for gold.

Go and glorify God with the best you can be.

Doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs.
Refuse any second best in all you do. Victory is yours.

 Remember, you are more than a conqueror; you have overcome them.

Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.

No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper.

When the enemy comes, like a flood,

 the Holy Spirit will raise a standard against him.

Persevere and you will win.

 

14   Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.2Cor2:14

37   Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38   For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39   Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ro8:37-39

4      Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.1John4:4

4      For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1John5:4

Hebrews 12:

1      Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2      Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Anger Will Cost You ( by Fenny West )

Anger Will Cost You

Anger will cost you.
It will imprison you
And throw the key away
It will make you its prey
And make you its slave
It will also rob you
of the peace God gave.

Anger will make you fly
Of the candle,
Change your colour and candour
red or green.
Anger will make you stumble
Blind you and steal your miracle
And put you in a great debacle.

Anger is next door to danger
And it puts “Thee” in front of it.
It blurs your vision
And aborts your mission
Even mortgaging your future.

Anger will make you speak out of turn
And will increasingly make you burn
Until you burn yourself and choke yourself.
Anger is an enemy
Come to steal your victory.
It is a vice not to have in your tool box.

Anger can even cut short your days
Make so mad that you go astray.
With anger, you can hardly pray
And it will surely mess up your day.

“So what do I do?”, you ask.

Forgive and live
Love forgives.
God forgave you
You too can forgive.
Let go to let God
Do what Joseph did.
He forgave those who hated him and his dream.

He provided for them. He cared for them.

He comforted them.

When they plsy lower, you rise higher.
Pray for them, like Jesus did, “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.
Pray for them like Stephen,” Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.”

That is the way to go.
That is the way to win
That is the way to overcome, overtake

and brake free to see glory and joy unspeakable and full of glory.

 

6      Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27   Neither give place to the devil.

29   Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30   And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31   Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32   And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

 Eph4:26-27,29-32

10           For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:1Pet3:10

Proverbs 15:

1      A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

9      Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Eccle7:9

60           And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.Acts7:60

34 [a]Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

Luke 23:34

Joseph Forgives His Brothers

15 Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?” 16 So they approached[a] Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this instruction before he died, 17 ‘Say to Joseph: I beg you, forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.’ Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18 Then his brothers also wept,[b] fell down before him, and said, “We are here as your slaves.” 19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? 20 Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today. 21 So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones.” In this way he reassured them, speaking kindly to them.

©Fenny West2019