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    Lighthousebob
    poetry

    Government Closure Apathy
     
    I watch the cold, cold morning break
    across my window sill
    Where frost and fog, now rain awakes
    the scent of winter’s chill.
    My comforter and quarter’s quaint
    preserve me dry and snug,
    Why shouldn’t I be satisfied
    so wrapped up like a bug?
    Should government’s now closing down  
    engulf me in despair?
    For how should I but hope to save
    just one strand of their hair?
    It’s not I lack compassion for
    all children who abide,
    But, rather, more, it’s whispered prayer
    that keeps me warm inside.
     
    Lighthouse Bob
     

    Agbele idowu Emmanuel
    devotionals

         Defining  RELATIONSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE
     
    Defining the kind of people that stays in your life is very important to your fulfilment in life..... Not everybody is needed in  your life to stay......... Many have opened their life to different kind of relationship which have brought thrm pains and sorrows......
    Building relationships takes time that people often  aren’t willing  to devote, partly because time is a limited resource for us all. Most of us have at one time or another, spent a lot of energy, time, and effort investing in relationship that show little return. I don’t neccesarily mean finacial return. I mean advancement, growth, or alignment with your vision. I would rather prefer you to waste my money than waste my time... I earnestly believe that you must quantify the time you spend in relationship that may not be destructive but may be counterproductive to what you are trying to accomplish.....
     
    Many years ago, i decided  to be brutal and intentional about the kind of relationships that stays in my life. The true barometer to help you evaluate the relationships to invest in must center on this significant question: How does this person fit into my destiny and purpose? Until that question can be answered  good people will leave you because they cant live in the clutter of your indecisiveness!  Priorites can require us to find new friends and associates... Be selective and determine your associations carefully. Prioritize the persons with whom you will spend time and know why they are in your life.  Sometimes youmightneed to intentionally break away from unhealthy people and relationships.
     
    The first thing to in deciding what stays in your life and what goes out is to determine what nourishes you and strengthens you. While it is scriptural to be a giver, many are trying to help while they are not capable pf standing strong themselves.... Making decisions that invest before you make decisions that withdraw is critical for survival, whether in finances or relationship or time management.....ultimately, we want to be sucessful so that we can make difference in the lives of others, but before you van be sucessful, you have to be survivor yourself.....
     
    To move from survival to success, we must begin by investing in what invest in us. Pour into relationship that pour into you... This might sound like common sense, but it is not that common.. You have got to have somebody who can feed you so you can feed someone else.... Deuteronomy 25;4  says : ‘’ Don’t muzzle the mouth of the ox that treads the grain... It simply means feed  what is feeding you.. If you are feeding those who cant feed you, its only a matter of time before that constant feeding will begind to drain you, Don’t keep feeding the same people for years and years, Be intentional about people you are connected to......
    for enquire +2347033984333

    Agbele idowu Emmanuel
    devotionals

    Defining the kind of people that stays in your life is very important to your fulfilment in life..... Not everybody is needed in  your life to stay......... Many have opened their life to different kind of relationship which have brought thrm pains and sorrows......
    Building relationships takes time that people often  aren’t willing  to devote, partly because time is a limited resource for us all. Most of us have at one time or another, spent a lot of energy, time, and effort investing in relationship that show little return. I don’t neccesarily mean finacial return. I mean advancement, growth, or alignment with your vision. I would rather prefer you to waste my money than waste my time... I earnestly believe that you must quantify the time you spend in relationship that may not be destructive but may be counterproductive to what you are trying to accomplish.....
     
    Many years ago, i decided  to be brutal and intentional about the kind of relationships that stays in my life. The true barometer to help you evaluate the relationships to invest in must center on this significant question: How does this person fit into my destiny and purpose? Until that question can be answered  good people will leave you because they cant live in the clutter of your indecisiveness!  Priorites can require us to find new friends and associates... Be selective and determine your associations carefully. Prioritize the persons with whom you will spend time and know why they are in your life.  Sometimes youmightneed to intentionally break away from unhealthy people and relationships.
     
    The first thing to in deciding what stays in your life and what goes out is to determine what nourishes you and strengthens you. While it is scriptural to be a giver, many are trying to help while they are not capable pf standing strong themselves.... Making decisions that invest before you make decisions that withdraw is critical for survival, whether in finances or relationship or time management.....ultimately, we want to be sucessful so that we can make difference in the lives of others, but before you van be sucessful, you have to be survivor yourself.....
     
    To move from survival to success, we must begin by investing in what invest in us. Pour into relationship that pour into you... This might sound like common sense, but it is not that common.. You have got to have somebody who can feed you so you can feed someone else.... Deuteronomy 25;4  says : ‘’ Don’t muzzle the mouth of the ox that treads the grain... It simply means feed  what is feeding you.. If you are feeding those who cant feed you, its only a matter of time before that constant feeding will begind to drain you, Don’t keep feeding the same people for years and years, Be intentional about people you are connected to......
    for enquire +2347033984333

    joysounspeakable
    poetry

    I pray my prayer,
    But wonder if God does care.
    Will he ever answer me?
    Has the heavens’ King even heard my plea?
     
    Jesus, I’m doubting you,
    And things just seem so blue.
    I’ve been praying for days,
    But it seems like you have walked away.
     
    But while I doubt if I am in your plans,
    And question if this is some game,
    I know you have engraved my name,
    In the palms of your hand.
     
    And I’ll keep holding on,
    And at the break of dawn,
    Again get down on my knees,
    My Lord, for the times I hate what you do,
    You’re too busy loving me.
     
    And while it’s all too much for me to gather,
    And don’t understand what’s happening around,
    I know your grace does always abound,
    And that only one thing matters.
     
    And I’ll keep holding on,
    And at the break of dawn,
    Again get down on my knees,
    My Lord, for the times I hate what you do,
    You’re too busy loving me.
     
    I pray my prayer,
    And I know God does care,
    He will answer me
    He has always heard my plea…

    joysounspeakable

    As You Are

    By joysounspeakable, in The Reading Room,

    poetry

    She envies their fair skin and wants their curls;
    He strives for those abs to woo the girls.
    She drowns herself in brands to boost her pride
    but she aches from the scars on the inside.
    His arms are now strong and his muscles tight, 
    But his heart is weak from the inner fight.
    My daughter, 
    why are you hiding my work of art?
    oh with so much makeup?
    just to be number one on the chart.
    When will you stop dreaming and wake up?
    And remember…
    Yes, all this matters to the world.
    But the truth is revealed in my Word.
    Beyond your beauty and your charm, 
    beyond the silver and gold on your arm, 
    I see deep into your weeping heart, 
    and I love you just as you are.
    My son, 
    who are you trying so hard to be?
    With your perfect body and fancy car?
    Just stop a while and listen to me, 
    how can you forget who you really are?
    Just remember…
    Yes, all this matters to the world. 
    But the truth is revealed in my Word.
    Beyond your beauty and your charm, 
    beyond the silver and gold on your arm, 
    I see deep into your weeping heart, 
    and I love you just as you are.

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