Thursday, December 20, 2012

The River of Life

Amazing in Himself
To anyone’s who near Him,
Such a holy being
He’s called the Holy Spirit

Flowing from the throne
Right on down to earth,
The River of Life alone
Brings overflowing mirth.

People crying out to God
For mercy for their sins,
Being washed beneath the blood,
Finding new life in Him.

People speak in tongues,
Dancing then breaks out;
Such a joyful time among
Those who sing and shout.

Dwelling in the flow
Of all God’s sending down,
You’ll only grow and glow,
And spread God’s Life around.

-- Charity, girl, age 14

After she brought me the finished poem, I could see that it was very good, so I helped my daughter make some minor final touches to it.  I also wrote the third stanza myself.  I hope this poem blessed you like it did me.  Here is the Scriptural basis for it:

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'" But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (Joh 7:38-39)

O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. (Psa 95:1)

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. (Act 2:4)

Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying. (1Co 14:5)

And David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod. (2Sa 6:14)

Consecrate a fast, Proclaim a solemn assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And cry out to the LORD. (Joe 1:14)

Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. (Psa 149:3)

More children's poems:
Saved Through Sacrifice
Praise Him
Reward for the Overcomer
Don't Run from God
Make Your Bride Ready

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. "Living Waters" painting © 2012 is by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist. Poems on this site may be copied and used for non-commercial purposes, as long as proper credit and backlink to this blog is given.  No commercial use allowed without express permission from author. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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