INSPIRING POEMS,QUOTES AND ARTICLES FOR ENLIGHTENEMENT,ENCOURAGEMENT AND EDIFICATION

Friday, 23 January 2015

GROW IN GRACE

 
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.To him be glory both now and forever!Amen        2 Pet.3:18(NIV)
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.We have seen his glory,the glory of the One and Only,who came from the Father,full of grace and truth. 
John 1:14(NIV)
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.It teaches us to say"NO" to ungodliness and worldly passions,to live self-controlled,upright and godly lives in this present age.Titus 2:11-12(NIV)
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,that we may obtain mercy,and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16(KJV) 
 
For if by  one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one,
Jesus Christ.Romans 5:17(KJV)

Amazing grace how sweet the sound!
Amazing grace in Christ is found!
May we continually grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ the King.Amen!

Monday, 8 December 2014

WHEN LOVE CAME DOWN

While Shepherds watched their flock
On that night serene and sweet
They heard the angels rock
With a crystal and celestial hit.

Telling of the descent of love
For unto us a child is born
A precious gift from God above
Jesus Christ-God's Holy Son.

 
For love came sweetly down
Choosing to be born as a man
In the city of David- Bethlehem town
For that was God's perfect plan.

Glory to God in the highest
Peace and good will to men
God gave us His very best
When Christ the Savior came.
Love came sweetly down to earth
Willing to pay such a lofty price
 Oh the glory of the Savior's birth
And now we will triumphantly rise.

Effusing with healing and grace
He went about doing good
Brought salvation to the human race
Teaching us to live as we should.

 
 Love came down and was crucified
To redeem the souls of sinful men
That we may be sanctified and justified
And enjoy eternal bliss in heaven.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9 vs 6(KJV)

©2014 Benjamin Anabaraonye  

Jesus Christ is the reason for the season.Celebrate Jesus!!!


Monday, 17 November 2014

GOD IS GOOD



He gives us food
Isn't He good?
Grains,herbs and meat
To relish as we eat.

He forgives our sins
Giving us a heart clean.
He keeps us healthy and strong
And gives a brand new song.

He sends us beautiful music
In days bland and bleak
Dispelling our doubts and despair
Causing our weary hearts to cheer.

He guards us from the evil brood
Isn't He good?
Rescues us from the grave
God mighty to save.

He renews our youth
And all our pains He soothes
With mercy and love unfailing
Carries us on eagle's wings.

In His presence is joy
With pleasures that never cloy
For God is good all the time
So let His praises chime!

O give thanks unto the Lord;for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.      Psalm 136:1(KJV)
  
© Benjamin Anabaraonye 


Monday, 15 September 2014

I SEE HIS MERCY



I see His mercy
In every dreary and stormy weather
In seasons of sorrow,pain or loss
His mercy endures forever.

I see His mercy
Reaching out to the insolent
Calling out to the vile and profligate
He calls each one to humbly repent.

Lord,Your mercy is overwhelming
Even in times we stumble and fall
You offer forgiveness and healing
Giving a listening ear when we call.

I see His mercy
In every tear that flows
He lets the rain clouds pour
To make our cherished crops grow.

I see His mercy
In every scintillating smile
From hearts changed by His love
He gives strength for our mile.

Radiant as the morning sun
Steady as the flowing spring
His mercy awakens the dawn
His mercy makes my heart sing.


It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23(KJV)


 © 2014 Benjamin Anabaraonye

Friday, 22 August 2014

GOD'S LOVE LETTER TO YOU


Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.Jeremiah 15:16(KJV)



Over the Centuries,men of great minds have penned down great words which continue to inspire generations after them.However,the greatest book ever written remains the Bible.The Bible which consists of the Old and New testaments is a collection of 66 books written by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit.It contains the mind of God,the state of man and shows us the way of salvation.

The Bible is God's love letter to us and provides answers to all of life's questions.It is food for the soul,health to the body and life to the Spirit.According to Gideons International,"It should fill the memory,rule the heart and guide the feet.Read it slowly,frequently and prayerfully.It is a mine of wealth,a paradise of glory and a river of pleasure".

According to F.B. Meyer(One of history's great Bible teachers),"Read the Bible not as a newspaper,but as a love letter; if a cluster of heavenly fruit hangs within your reach,gather it.If a promise lies upon the page as a blank cheque,cash it.If a prayer is recorded,launch as a feathered arrow from the bow of your desire".

Let us read God's love letter and more than that,may we be doers of the Word.
READ YOUR BIBLE AND AND PRAY EVERYDAY!!!

© 2014 Benjamin Anabaraonye

Thursday, 7 August 2014

CELEBRATE JESUS

  
Celebrate Jesus,celebrate His Love
Celebrate Him who came from above

Celebrate Jesus, His name glorify
He is the Son of God Most High

Celebrate Jesus, celebrate His grace
Give Him your love and highest praise

Celebrate Jesus, rejoice and sing
Praise Him, praise our glorious King

Celebrate Jesus, celebrate His power
He stands by us in life's darkest hour

Celebrate Jesus, our ever faithful Friend
His great compassion the broken heart mends

Celebrate Jesus, tell the whole world
Till all creation knows that Christ is Lord.


Saying with a loud voice:“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom,and strength and honor and glory and blessing!”Revelation 5 vs 12(NKJV)
©Benjamin Anabaraonye
Glory to God in the highest for His boundless love and the gift of His only begotten Son-Jesus Christ!!!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

GLORY

FAVOURITE QUOTES OF FANNY CROSBY-THE HYMN WRITER

When I get to heaven,the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Saviour.
                                                                                                        Fanny Crosby
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It may seem a little old-fashioned,always to begin one's work with prayer,but I never undertake a hymn without first asking the good Lord to be my inspiration.
                                                                                                        Fanny Crosby
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Speed away, speed away with the life-giving Word,
To the nations that know not the voice of the Lord;
Take the wings of the morning and fly o'er the wave,
In the strength of your Master the lost ones to save;
He is calling once more, not a moment's delay,
Speed away! speed away! speed away!
                                                   Fanny Crosby(Excerpt from her hymn"SPEED AWAY")
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O what a happy soul am I!
   Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world
   Contented I will be;
How many blessings I enjoy
   That other people don't!
To weep and sigh because I'm blind,
   I cannot, and I won't."

                                   Fanny Crosby(This poem was written  when she was only eight years old)

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. Isaiah 42 vs 16(NIV)
© 2013 Benjamin Anabaraonye

For more on Fanny Crosby visit : www.wholesomewords.org 
ii) Heroes of the Faith series
  Fanny Crosby-The hymn writer By Bernard Ruffin
  Barbour publishing Inc.,Ohio
iii)A brief look at the life of Fanny Crosby -the hymn writer by Benjamin Anabaraonye