Xenium–Gift (A to Z Challenge, Letter X)

Webster’s Dictionary:  Xenium(noun)
a present given to a guest or stranger, or to a foreign ambassador
Origin: [L., from Gr. xe`nion gift to a guest, fr. xe`nos guest.]

Almighty God, Creator

Heavenly Father, the Lord

Is a generous giver…He

Loves, lives to give gifts

Whether to His children or

To strangers, those who

Don’t trust, believe, accept

Believe in His goodness…

Due, perhaps, to abuses by

Family, churches.  Maybe their

Roots are in different cultures

Religious teachings.  Possibly

Dire events, circumstances

Have disappointed, embittered

Tender, fragile hearts.

But God’s heart and hands remain

Always open…He’s the Lord of

Much More, abundant blessings.

Whatever we’re lacking, we can

Ask of Him; what we need, He’ll

Provide…gifts aplenty, from His

Love:  JESUS, Joy, Peace, Hope

Freedom, Grace, Mercy, Living

Water, Bread of Life; Resurrection

Power to heal, restore, rebuild

Reconcile; Forgiveness, Salvation’s

Eternal Life…LOVE unconditional

Unfailing, Everlasting…Light for all the World.

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“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29, English Standard Version

“Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly await the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will sustain you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1st Corinth 1:7-8, Berean Study Bible

“In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.” Romans 12:6, New Living Translation

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1st Peter 4:10, NLT

“He told me, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your gifts to the poor have been noticed by God!” Acts 10:31, NLT

Bible Verses: biblehub.com

My Lord Un-Veiled (A to Z Challenge, Letter V)

King of my heart, forever

Valentine…the Lord is Man

Of Valor, mighty Hero; He’s

My Vindicator, just and true

Compassionate and merciful…

In Him, is freedom; my Victory

Assured…He fights fearsome

Battles, smaller ones daily.

Because I believed, received

Him only, God lifted His Veil

Allows me glimpse, Heaven’s View.

To cleave to, worship another

Is Vanity: life without blessings…

Protection, provision; lost

Salvation…eternally separate from

Father’s love, Lord’s communion.

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Bible Verses: biblehub.com

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to eat from the tree of life in the Paradise of God.” Rev 2:7, Berean Study Bible

“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give some of the manna that has been hidden away in heaven. And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it.” Rev 2:17, New Living Translation

“All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God—the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name.” Rev 3:12, New Living Translation

“All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine.” Rev 3:5, NLT

“May my vindication come from Your presence; may Your eyes see what is right.” Psalm 17:2, Berean Study Bible

“He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of his salvation.” Psalm 24:5, Berean Study Bible

“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17, English Standard Version

“Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.” Joel 2:23, ESV

“With God we perform with valor, and He will trample our enemies.” Psalm 108:13, Berean Study Bible

“Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.” Job 15:31, KJB

“He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.” Eccl 5:10, ESV

“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with intensifying glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinth 3:16-18, Berean Study Bible

My Savior Lives! (A to Z “S”/NaPoWriMo)

From His heart of love

God’s saving grace, plan

For the world’s Salvation

His Son, of lowly birth

Immanuel, “God is with us”

JESUS, Messiah, Savior

Crucified on Calvary’s cross

Died, buried in borrowed tomb

Third Day, was resurrected!

Sealed stone was rolled away

Revealed empty grave, now

King of kings, Lord of lords

HE IS RISEN!

Victorious over Death!

With Him, believers

Share Life Eternal!

MY SAVIOR LIVES!

SELAH!

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“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:16-17, Berean Study Bible

Bible Verses: biblehub.com

God’s Love (A to Z Challenge, Letter L)

Okay, I’m such a goof…thought we had the weekends off during the A to Z Challenge…so, last night I realized I was going to run out of days before I got to “Z”.  Guess we only have Sundays off…honestly, you’d think this was my first rodeo 😉  So…I’m gonna have to double up a bit…but you’re under no obligation to increase your visits.  Good grief, I’m hopeless!

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