Keep Your Spirit Up; Praise Up (poem by R.Slade)
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
God really answers prayers.
Sometimes all at once, sometimes in layers.
He's with us all when we battle with strife-
He's there every moment of every life.
We are struggling with weight, or unhealthy eating-
Unhealthy practices unleash a horrible beating.
We hurt ourselves with words of our own-
We find blame from everyplace except for our home.
We hold on to reasons, excuses, and every fad-
We believe not in ourselves, which is very sad.
We find reasons to fail, instead of paths to success-
We slink with our heads down, instead of trying our best.
So, let's marvel at our progress, no matter the size-
Because ANY positive step is a wonderful prize.
Set yourselves up for success; never plan to fail.
And believe in yourselves, don't be ruled by a scale!
God hears your prayers, He knows what to do.
He works wonders for me, and each and every one of you.
You can't stop believing in the achieving, or you're just deceiving-
WITH GOD'S GRACE, I CAN DO THIS, that's what you should be perceiving.
God is good, God is great.
God can help me with my weight.
I must try to help myself-
God believes in me, why should I discard that belief onto a lost shelf?
Each obstacle is a temporary storm;
That doesn't mean it HAS to become the norm.
A struggle can strengthen you, if you don't give up.
Give the Glory to God, and in Him, live up.
Any battle you face, can be won or tolerated
You cannot rely on complacency, THAT's overrated.
Speak success into existence, and never let it go.
God heals in His time, it's for us to believe, and for Him to know.
God, dear Father, Creator of all that is
You are the wonderful One who takes of all that is His.
We call on you to encourage, guide or heal-
As we read, exercise, and focus- or just to eat each healthy meal.
God, YOU are able, and worthy of all praise.
Throughout all of the nights, and all of the days.
Thank You for EVERY blessing, no matter the form-
We will PRAISE YOU IN THIS STORM.
I believe in each of you, my fellow Sparkers. Please believe in yourselves, and trust GOD.
14 Sept 11