INSPIRING THOUGHTS,QUOTES AND POEMS TO SPUR US TO GREATER HEIGHTS IN CHRIST!!!

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

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
~*~
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
~*~
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")
~*~


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

Saturday, 7 June 2014

GOD'S GRACE


God's grace makes the difference
We triumph through His grace
As we dwell in His holy presence
As we seek His majestic face.

                    
God's grace keeps us pure and holy
In a world full of contamination
As Christians we are called to be
A royal priesthood and a holy nation.

                       
God's grace still amazes me
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
Flows from His Word like sweet honey
Amazing grace in Christ is found!

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.It teaches us to say"No" to ungodliness and worldly passions,and to live self-controlled,upright and godly lives in this present age.  

Titus 2:11-12(NIV)

Copyright 2014 by Benjamin Anabaraonye

I'm so grateful for God's grace and mercies  which are new every morning.Amazing grace how sweet the sound!!!

Friday, 18 April 2014

JESUS PAID IT ALL

                                                                          
And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals,because you were slain,and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,and they will reign on the earth.”  
Revelation 5 vs 9-10(NIV)

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,  equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13 vs 20-21(NIV) 
 
In a loud voice they were saying: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!"Revelation 5 vs 12(NIV)

 Glory to God in the highest for His boundless love and the gift of His only begotten Son-Jesus Christ who came to earth and died to redeem mankind from the power of sin,sickness and satan.Hosanna in the highest!!!

Monday, 7 April 2014

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

 
The blood of Jesus Christ so precious
Was lavishly shed on Calvary's cross
To redeem the souls of sinful men
That they may become God's children.

Precious,pure and priceless blood
Shed to redeem men back to God
All hail the Man of Calvary
Who brought salvation full and free.

Sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate
Pummeled by the impudent and profligate
Whipped by merciless roman soldiers
Stripped and given a crown of thorns to wear.

Betrayed,denied and then crucified
On the cross,bled sorely and died.
Suffering such agony and shame
That we may have victory in His name.

His blood brought freedom and forgiveness
Granting believers grace and righteousness
Now men can be cleansed and reconciled to God
By the wonder-working power in His blood.

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! 
Hebrews 9:14(NIV)
Copyright 2014 by Benjamin Anabaraonye