TRUST REGARDLESS

Dependence on God is His perfect design.

He always comes through and He is always on time!

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Whatever we may feel otherwise not true,

He has you best interests for He truly loves you!

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Just why did He die?  I truly think you know.

If you alone were lost, He would still to Calvary go!

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You really can trust Him to lead you through this life!

This life full of conflict, disenchantment, and strife!

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“All things work together for good,” it is His word!

And “He will supply your needs,” this too you have heard!

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At the end of this road He is still by your side,

And He will lead you to bliss with Him to reside!

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Depend on Him no matter, no matter the test!

The trial will not last!  You do know He knows best!

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While heading for glory trusting in The Lord.

Keep depending on His Word, we cannot less afford!

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When praying for peaceful sleep the promises are there!

Thank Him for the answer, then know His tender care!

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But remember, if you are weak and your faith is small

Just keep on trusting Jesus (*) He is your all in all!

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(*) No, He is much more than that.  So compassionate,

      so understanding!  Thank you, Lord!

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Sam Cox 02.04.04

TITANIC THE SECOND

A lot of good work involved in

Titanic number two

Compared to the first one

Much bigger, better, too!

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Yes, it floats and they boasted of

Titanic number one;

“Unsinkable!”  But it sank

Before the cruise was done!

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Just what to say this, that

Good works cannot prepare

Anyone for heaven our

Good works cannot get us there!

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Just faith in God’s grace

That is all the works I need!

I bask in His love and

“In green pastures feed!”

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I have done nothing of real worth

Just love and live and bask

But when God gives inspiration

I consider it my task–

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To produce from inspiration

And glorify His name,

It is because I truly love Him.

Do not want riches or fame!

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And when I get to heaven (*)

I will fall down at His feet

And bask in love and mercy

His great sacrifice complete!

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(*) Think I am being presumptuous?  Think the thief on the cross was, also?

Think you deserve heaven?  Think again!  I will pray for you!

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Sam Cox 01.04

PROCLAIM HIS LOVE

My perimeter of faith may be restrictive.

Sometimes I may be flattened to the wall.

I may be on patrol and caution sanction

A contingency of stealth on which to fall.

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A sixth sense may sometimes be discounted

But, often as not, it can be real!

Far better to follow the assumption

Than stumble on enemy concealed!

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Oh we stumble, we fall, we are not restricted,

Though sometimes it seems it might be best

To have some restrictions places upon us

Other than I hope I passed the test.

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If we love Him we truly want to please Him,

In holiness our walk would acclaim

A conscious daily walk in fulfillment

Of His walk, His love proclaims!

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Sam Cox 11.07.03

READ THE SCRIPTURES

I cried, I prayed then faith took hold!

I thought, “Perhaps a wee bit bold,”

But no!  I realized we were told;

To boldly come!  (Hebrews 4:16)

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“Faith” the “substance,” this we know,

“Of things we hope for,” here below,

“The evidence” will surely show

As we boldly come!  (Hebrews 11:1)

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We may not see immediately

The “evidence” of “faiths” decree,

But as we pray persistently

And boldly come—

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He honors us and then the song

Of victory we sing along!

The song may not ‘sound off’ too strong

But boldly come!  (Hebrews 10:19)

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The enemy presents his dirge

Of subtle doubts, we feel the surge!

But faith then counters with the urge

To boldly come!

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We boldly come and make our plea

Accept by faith and constantly

Keep praying then unceasingly

And pray some more!  (Colossians 4:2)

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We are promised answers as we pray!

And so throughout the doubt-filled day

Perhaps with fasting as we pray

And pray some more!  (Ephesians 6:18)

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The attitude of prayer persists

Of this the life in Christ consists!

The call to prayer, do not resist!

“Abide in Christ.”

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We are scripture-bound to ask, believe,

Improbable to doubt conceive! (*)

This message from The Lord receive;

“Abide in Me.”  (John 15:4)

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(*) He will do His part and answer.

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(Look up and read the scriptures!  For crying out loud

do you expect me to do all the work?  That is what I

thought, King James version, of course.  What else is there?)

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SHC 06.02.03

ANSWERS

Give a thought please, He does when I need,

He is the master poet!  I just follow His lead!

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Hemmingway, London, a few others I know

Come to the forefront then there is Whittier to show.

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Sure, thoughts contrive to come with meaning

But the meaning is weak only just seeming—

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To contain a miniscule of clear thought

But the thought is not there and I have lost a lot.

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In backward, turn backward, oh time in thy flight,

Make me a child again just for one tonight.

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Retrogression deliberate loss I see

With no growing continuity!

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Childlike and childish big difference I see

Our faith must be childlike not childishly.

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Seeing fairies and gnomes with money on a tree

Fooling the self deliberately.

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But living by faith in Jesus alone

Is positive, sins to atone.

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For sin is real and not a mistake

“Thou shalt not kill, steal or envy…” a break—

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Away from a pattern of doing

Wrong!  Guilty the pair in the ‘Garden,’ no song.

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For we all have sinned, all have come short

Of God’s law we have broken, of course, we abort!

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But graciously God’s love came through

Died for us!  What more could He do?

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From beginning of time this painful death

He suffered, I think, with every breath!

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Sam Cox 08.16.10

DEATH TO LIFE

We rationalize or tend to customize

The not good things we do.

“That is not so bad” or “What is wrong with that?”

Oh please, get me out of this zoo!

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“Whatsoever is not of faith,”

“Sin liath at the door!”

One little sin can lead to others!

Sin, does God not abhor?

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Sin is why Christ had to die, you know.

Little or big, it is all sin!

Cannot customize the wrong we do!

It all comes from within!

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The Devil made me do it,

We are so prone to blame

Anyone else but we ourselves!

Of course, I have done the same.

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“Forgive us our trespasses,” Christ prayed,

Teaching us how to pray!

And “Father forgive me as I forgive…”

Is that not what I should say?

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Dispense with all the finesse!  Do not need!

Just recall with humility!

God knows all the fancy words there are!

Just thank Him, do not forget please!

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Please is begging and beggars we are!

In God’s pantry, the best place!

“Thank you!”  Is what I will say once I get home!

Thank you for Your saving grace!

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He saved a thief on another cross,

Suppose He can save this one, too?

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful

And just to forgive,” it is true!

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“Until death do us part” wedding vows claim!

In heaven not the same!

Our life starts with our death!

Is that not why Jesus came?

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That Sam man 05.24.10

TIGER HILL

Above Darjeeling but highest spot on this earth of ours,

Himalayan mountains covering Tibet and that hill, of course,

Mount Everest!  Then 200 feet lower appearing, higher Kanchenjunga!

Appearing higher as it was nearer to that church overlooking the Jungah!

From that church high on that hill we could admire the two of them,

Snow covered decidedly; challenge to climb, to win acclaim.

I tempted not, many died trying, temptation the fame!

Acclaim of other men amounts to what?

To the winners, some large and some not,

Many the large!  What in the now conspires!

Devastating defeat could wish I had not tried!

Those tears of remorse, could wish I could hide!

A trouper, I recalled, would, like, practice every day

And then when he lost, just had nothing to say

But tearful at night in the bed, secrecy.

This I observed!  No, it was not the me,

I was the winner in the racing each time!

Training, paratroops, first to cross the line!

Determinations helps and speed!  Oh yes, that too!

Certain sergeant liked to show off, just what he could do,

I beat, was not proud when I looked at him there.

That is when I determined to try out way up there,

Paratroops, of course, with a few others share

Twice the pay!  Sure, that was some incentive!

But slapping the dirt!  Just no preventative!

Then unprecedented activity in heaven we will see!

Visiting all those planets, will take eternity!

Everlasting life for sure, this son will have

Not eternal but everlasting!  Only God has no past!

No past, no beginning.  Do not you know our God always was!

Building our forever, that is not all that He does!

Only God is eternal!  The man beginning had!

Did sin begin with Eve?  Sure, Adam was just as bad,

Condemned to die (the body) no more flesh left to sin!

Just the spirit (soul) will live on and on forever!

We are saved by grace by Christ only through faith, enter in!

the Sam 6.1.14