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POEMS . . . K and L
KEEP YOUR EYES ON CHRIST
If your eyes are on our precious Lord,
Things go better when you have discord.
Keep your eyes on Christ; He’ll see you thru’
With His grace and mercy, O so true.
If your eyes are on heav’ly treasure,
You won’t lust after worldly pleasure.
Things of this world will look so dim,
If your eyes are on the brightness of Him.
If your eyes are on God’s will alone,
All the right roads to you will be shown.
Keep your eyes on Christ, He’ll guide you right,
Paths that He shows are drenched with light.
If your eyes are on God’s beloved Son,
He’ll give you pow’r to resist temptation.
Keep your eyes on Jesus, all the way,
His awesome love makes a better day.
If your eyes are on wondrous Saviour,
Forgiveness of all your sins is sure.
Keep your eyes on Christ, He’ll justify,
But His precious Blood you must not deny!
If your eyes are on our God of Heav’n,
Eternal life to you, by Him, is giv’n.
Keep your eyes on Christ, He’ll prepare you a place,
And some day you’ll meet Him, face to Face!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Sept.12,1999 # 549
Kept safe from falling, by His awesome pow’r,
Be it dusk or dawn, no matter the hour.
The Lord is always there, to lead and guide,
Wondrous daily blessings, He does provide.
Kept by the Lord, by His amazing grace,
One day soon I will see Him, Face to face.
And I will thank Him, all over again,
Such great joy will be experienced, then.
Kept secure by the Lord by His deep love,
All God’s children will live, with Him above.
He loved us so much, He sent us His Son,
When we believe in Him, salvation’s begun.
Kept by the Lord, such a blessing indeed,
We are so wise, is His wishes we heed.
Reserved in our name, a mansion awaits,
Belief in Christ Jesus, opens Heaven’s gate.
Kept by the Lord, thru’ out all eternity,
He’ll supply all the needs, of you and me.
We’ll ne’er have any worries any more,
For we’ll be in God’s Home, on Heav’n’s shore.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Sept.28,2009 # 1244
Heb.13:5,15; Ps.73:24; 2 Cor.5:6,8; John 3:15-6; 1 Jn.4:8,16;
John 1:12-13; 3:3-8; 1 John 3:1,10; John 14:2-3; 1 Pet.1:4; Rev.21 & 22.
KNEEL AT HIS CROSS
In humility, at His cross I kneel,
The love flowing down, feels e’er so real.
Faith alone, led me to that awesome place,
Where there’s abundant compassion and grace.
It was at His cross, that I first could see,
The glorious Truth ‘bout eternity.
I had walked in darkness, e’er so long,
On that big broad road, with the devil’s throng.
I’m so glad I threw all my pride away,
And knelt at Your cross, that special day.
My life has changed, from darkness to light,
As I walk with You, in the pow’r of your might.
My ears were opened, as at Your cross I knelt,
I just can’t explain, how joyous I felt!
A brand new creation, You made of me,
You made me God’s child, for eternity.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Nov.12, 2002 # 920
Ps.34:2; 138:6; Pro.22:4; Eze.12:2; Mt.13:15; Ac.28:26;
Lu.14:11; Jn.1:5; 8:12; 1 Co.2:14; Ep.5:8; Col.1:13;
1 Thes.5:4-5; Jam.4:6,10; 1 Pet.2:9; Ro.6:4; 8:1; 13:13; Ga.5:16;
2Co.5:7; Ep.5:2; Col.1:10; 2:6; Phil.3:16; 1 John 1:7; 2 Cor. 5:17; John 1:12.
KNOWING CHRIST . . . July 2007 Message
Knowing Christ, is great knowledge achieved,
It begins, when God’s word is believed!
No earthly knowledge, can e’er compare,
With knowing Christ Jesus, e’er so fair!
Knowing Christ, is how faith gets its pow’r,
And he will strengthen, at any hour!
No earthly pow’r, can make our faith strong,
With knowing Jesus, we can’t go wrong!
Knowing Christ, will unto all Truth lead,
And He has promised, to fill all my needs.
No earthly truth, could e’er compare,
With knowing Jesus, for He does care!
Knowing Christ, gives us blessings galore,
For God has many, He holds in store.
No earthly blessings, can be worthy,
With knowing the Christ of eternity!
Knowing Christ, will open Heaven’s gate,
Fellowship with Him, will only elate.
No earthly friendship, gives this harmony,
With knowing Jesus, who gives victory.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.9,2001 # 834
LAMB FIRST, NEXT LION
Jesus entered the world as a ‘Lamb’, Jn.1:29
But Jesus was God; the great “I AM”. Ex.3:14; Jn.8:58
A ‘Lamb’ without blemish; our Lord came, 1 P.1;19
Accepting ridicule and great shame. Ps.69:20; Is.50:5-6; Lu.16:14; 23:35
This ‘Lamb of God,’ for the world was slain, 1 Co.5:7; Rev.13:8
Endured for us, excruciating pain. Ps.22:16-18; Is.52;14; Is.chap.53
No man can ever greater love show, Jn.15:13
Only from God’s Lamb, did this love flow! Jn.3:16; 16:27; Ro.5:8
But, when Christ comes back the second time, Rev.19:11-15
He’ll be a ‘Lion,’ a KING that shines! Rev.19:16
As a ‘Lion,’ Christ Jesus shall roar, Hos.13;7
Ev’ry knee shall bow; justice He’ll restore! Is.45:23; Ro.14;11; Phil.2:10
He’ll roar as a ‘Lion,’ all will fear, Pro.19:12; 20:2
All people shall tremble; far and near. Hos.11:10
His second coming shall show God’s wrath, Rev.19:11-16
On all those who walked on the devil’s path! Rev.14:9-11, 15-20; Mt.13;38; Jn.8:44
He came the first time, humble and weak, Lu.2:1-19
Tho’ His people, for a ‘King’ did seek. Jn.18:36; Lu.23:42
His second coming; a ‘KING’ He’ll be, Jer.23:5
And He’ll be ‘KING’ for eternity! Is.9:7; Dan.7:14; Lu.1:33; Rev.11:15
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.22,1998 # 460
LEAD ME, LEAD ME, LORD!
Lead me, lead me, Lord, where you would have me go,
Let me always be willing, all your ways to know.
Lord, grant me wisdom, that I might follow You,
Let the light of your love, come to my perfect view.
Lead me, lead me, Lord, and help me do my best,
Let me learn more of your love; ‘tis my request!
Such great compassion, grace and tender mercy,
All blessings, you bestow on us so freely!
Lead me, lead me, Lord, away from wicked ways,
Tho’ Satan does tempt us with their bright array.
Worldly pleasures are here now, but gone tomorrow,
Lord, keep me away from eternal sorrow!
Lead me, lead me, Lord, from habits that are sin,
Fill me with your Spirit, as each new day I begin!
Let me walk in your ways, casting evil aside,
For I want only with my Lord to abide!
Lead me, lead me, Lord, that I might know you more,
For ‘tis clear, just You hold ‘keys’ to Heaven’s door!
Just You precious Jesus, can give us access,
Without You in our heart, God will never bless!
Lead me, lead me, Lord, to a lost soul today,
That I might tell them, You are the only Way!
Lord Jesus, lead me, that I might live for You,
Help me show to others, a love that is true!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer May 20, 1999 # 529
Psalm 5:8; 23:2; 25:5, 9; 48:14; 73:24; 143:10; Is.30:21; 42:16; 48:17;
Jer. 31:3; Luke 1:79; John 3:16; 10:4; 16:27; Rom.5:8; 8:38-39;
Ephesians 2:4-5; 1 John 3:1; 4:9, 16
LEAN ON JESUS
Are life’s burdens hard for you to bear?
They can be lightened, by God’s loving care!
Lean on Jesus; lean on Him each day,
He’ll help make your problems go away.
Do you have a load, you can’t lift alone?
There’s pow’r for you, that comes from God’s throne.
Lean on Christ Jesus, His yoke is light,
He’ll wisely assist, no matter the plight.
Does constant worry abound each day?
Trusting Jesus, is a better way!
Lean on Jesus, your worry will flee,
His grace will provide, great victory.
Is the road you walk, as dark as night?
Jesus can grant, everlasting light!
Lean on Jesus, He will forgive you,
His love is always there, always true.
Do you this day, need a Special Friend?
One who will love and comfort to the end?
Lean on Jesus, stay close to His side,
Claim His great love, and in Him abide.
No better Friend, will you ever find,
His love and mercy, are one of a kind!
Lean on Jesus, lean on Him each day,
He’ll never forsake, but love you always!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer May 21,2000 # 692
LEAN ON ME!
When you need a shoulder to cry on,
There is a Friend, who is God’s own Son!
Softly He calls out, in our agony,
“I am here for you, just lean on Me.”
When all that you touch seems to go wrong,
He’s there with His pow’r, to make us strong.
“Lean on Me” He does tenderly say,
And when we do, ‘tis a better day!
So oft’ we are so helpless and weak,
We should not wait, His guidance to seek.
“Lean on Me” O so sweetly He calls,
There in a heartbeat, each time we fall!
We all need nourishment from the Vine,
‘Tis only then, will our lights truly shine.
Each and ev’ry time we lean on Him,
The troubles of life seem to grow dim!
He tenderly calls to you today,
“Lean on Me, you’ll have a brighter day.”
With Christ on our side, we’ve nought to fear,
Lean on Him, my friend, for He is near!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.15, 2003 # 939
When you were young, playing with your friends,
Did they run off and leave, and you offend?
It happen’d to me, it worried my mind,
To be happy at play, then left behind!
There’s a day coming, and not far away,
Jesus will come, in the clouds on that day.
He’ll descend from Heaven, with a great shout,
Call all God’s children, from here and about.
In a moment; a twinkling of an eye,
He’ll come and take us with Him, in the sky!
He’s just coming, God’s children to find,
What about you, will you be left behind?
No one knows the hour, or day, He will come,
Not ev’n the angels; just God, in His Home!
No warning! but as a thief in the night,
Christ shall come in the clouds; O’ what a sight!
Two men shall be working, out in the field,
But lo, just one of them, to Christ shall yield!
The other, a good man, moral and kind,
Would not accept Christ; so was left behind!
Just one simple question, I’d ask of you,
When Christ was presented, what did you do?
There’s just one way, you can go on this trip,
Trust Christ to save you, let me give you this tip.
Jesus is the “Way, the Truth, and the Life,”
Without Him, eternity will be the worst strife!
trust Christ to save you; He’s loving and kind,
If you don’t, I’ll warn you; you’ll be left behind!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.1,1995 # 48
(1 Thes.4:14-18; 5:2-11; 1 Co.15:51-58; Mt.24:36-44;
Jn.3:15-18,36; 5:24; 8:24; 14:6)
LESSON FROM THE BEATITUDES . . . November 2012 Monthly Message
We must cast off pride, for humility,
For Heav’n to be ours, for eternity.
We must really mourn, for all sin we do,
Or we won’t receive comfort, pure ad true.
A meek, quiet spirit, is of great price,
To God in Heav’n, and never a vice.
The meek one day will inherit the Earth,
So, meekness unto us, is of much worth.
If we hunger and thirst, for righteousness,
God will see we are filled; God will bless.
If we long to be just and good inside,
As our dear Saviour; we’ll be satisfied.
If we no mercy to our brothers show,
No mercy from our God, to us, will flow.
Our heart within us must be true and pure,
Or we’ll never see God; and that is sure.
We must not squabble, one with another,
Try to be at peace, with all our brothers.
Blissful Heav’n awaits all children of God,
That kingdom will be ours, for e’er to trod.
We’re truly blessed, when they persecute,
Any of God’s own, whom Christ did depute.
If they revile, or speak evil falsely,
We should rejoice, and be very happy!
These things of which Christ spoke; are hard to do,
But with the love of our Lord, they’ll ensue.
Trust and obey; always give Him first place,
And my friend, one day, you shall see His Face.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.20,1996 # 270
(Mt.5:3-12; 1 P.3:4; Ro.12:18)
Lesson from Ezekiel
So many rebellious ones, disagree,
With the Lord GOD, Who rules eternity.
To warn of sin, Ezekiel did his best,
But the Jews would not, put their sin to rest!
God’s prophet did, as the LORD did command,
Not once did he ever, make a demand.
He did always, the Glorious God obey,
He never did think, of another way!
The Book of Ezekiel, clearly does teach,
A lesson, all our hearts and minds, should reach.
There’s only One God, the Almighty LORD,
And we must believe, His prophesied Word!
To watch and to warn, ready we must be,
As we see all around us, iniquity.
We must be a watchman, and warn of God’s wrath,
Warn sinners to get on, the narrow path.
God told the prophet, to do some strange things,
Most of which, to him ridicule did bring.
The rebellious people, would not believe,
And the Truth of God, they would not receive!
Because of the people’s iniquity,
God removed the Presence, of His Glory.
God’s Glory, from the Temple did depart,
Because of sin lodged, in the people’s hearts.
Upon sinners, God’s fury shall rest,
Their transgressions, cannot stand His test!
I am the LORD, this Truth they shall know,
For He is in charge, of Hell below!
A lesson we should learn, from this grand Book,
If we’d just open it, and take a look.
If we are rebellious, and disobey,
God’s wrath will fall, there’s no other way!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Sept.30, 2017 #1403
Rebellious people: (2:3-8); Eating a roll: (3:2-3). Lying on his left side, then the right side for a number of days (4:4-6). Terrible idolatry, women weeping for Tammuz: (8:8-18). Glory of the LORD departed from the Temple: (Ch.10). Digging through the wall, and carrying his stuff on his shoulder: (Ch.12). Much trouble with false prophets and prophetesses: (Ch.13). Much trouble with idolatry: (14). Israel as a corrupt vine: (Ch.15). Israel as an adulteress: (Ch.16). Know that I am the Lord: (5:13; 6:7, 13; 7:4, 9, 27; 11:10, 12; 12:15-16, 20; 13:9, 14; 21; 14:8; 15:7; 16:62; 20:12, 20, 26, 38, 42, 44; 22:16; 23:49;24:24; 25:5,7,11;17; 26:6; 28:22-24,26; 29:6, 9,16,21; 30:8, 19, 25-26; 32:15; 33:29; 34:27, 30; 35:4,9,12,15; 36:11,23,38; 37:6,13; 38:23; 39:6-7, 22,28)
Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. (KJV) Watchman: (33:2, 6-7) Are YOU a watchman for the LORD? Or are you listening to false teachers’ damnable heresies (2 Pet.2:1) that can lead you only to the lake of fire? (Rev20:15) http://www.judgmentcoming.org/j_c_hell_is_it_there.htm
Lessons From Life . . . January 2014 Message
What have I learned, in my life on Earth?
My wisdom and strength, are of no worth.
I must be humble, I must be meek,
If the Lord’s guidance, I truly seek.
I must ne’er think, “I’ll do it on my own,”
If I e’er want, God’s will to be shown.
I must have faith, and trust Him each day,
And I must love Him, and Him obey.
The Lord many troubles, will permit,
But He’ll always help, by His Spirit.
His Promise “I will not leave or forsake,”
But a commitment to Him, first we must make.
Tho’ temptation and trials, oft are great,
Vast comfort from Him, won’t e’er be late.
His loving Presence, is e’er so near,
We must have faith, not worry or fear.
At times His will, we can’t comprehend,
But if we love and obey, He’s our Friend.
Lessons from life can sometimes be hard,
But from His Throne of grace, we’re ne’er barr’d.
If we are God’s child, and love Him true,
He will always be there, for me and you.
We must be humble, we must be meek,
If the Lord’s guidance, we truly seek.
Such a great comfort, to know He’s there,
So encouraging, to Know He cares.
No matter our trouble, no matter our pain,
Christ’s love, strength, wisdom and help, we can gain.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.2, 2005 # 1040
Jam.4:7,10; Ps.32:8; Hab.2:4; Rom.1:17; Gal.3:11, Heb.13:5; 1 Jn.3:9;
Jn.1:12-13; 14:15,23; 15:13-15; 16:13; Luke 12:28; Ep.2:8; 2 Cor.1:3-4; 1 Pet.4:19; Mat.6:30; 8:10,26; 17:20; 21:21; 22:37.
LET ME TRUST IN THEE
Great storms may come about, thunders may roll,
My path may be dark, as onward I stroll.
I do not ask for all pleasant to be,
All I ask of you, let me trust in Thee.
Tho’ my life shall become a rugged way,
You shall be my power, on thru’ each day.
A smooth easy path I’ll not ask of you,
Just let me trust in Thee, in all that I do.
Trials and temptations will come; one by one,
We all have a race, that we have to run.
You promise grace to overcome each day,
Just let me trust in Thee, all of the way.
Your strength, O’ Lord, is made perfect in me,
For I am weak on my own, without Thee.
I know that with You, I can do it all,
So let me trust in Thee, lest I do fall.
Let me be content, whatever state I’m in,
Don’t let me doubt you; for that would be sin!
Please give me strength to go on life’s way,
Let me trust in Thee always, day after day.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Nov.7,1995 # 15
(Ps.16:8; 34:18; 145:18; Jer.23:23; Gen.28:15:
Ex.33:14; Is.43:2; Ac.17:27; Mt.28:20; 2 Co.12:9)
LET THE LOVE OF CHRIST . . .
Let the love of Christ put you in motion,
Jesus wants your total devotion.
He wants you to reach out to His lost sheep,
Tell of the ‘Shepherd’ who surely does keep.
Let the love of Christ motivate you,
Doing the things that He would want you to.
Loving your brothers, showing mercy,
Hardest of all; loving your enemy!
Let the love of Christ simply compel,
All your actions; and always speak well.
Your life will show what’s deep in your heart,
Let your love o’er flow, ne’er to depart.
Let the love of Christ urge you on each day,
When you awake, don’t forget to pray..
Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit,
Without His help, our works are unfit.
Let the love of Christ keep you right and straight,
Unto Him, your all, you should dedicate.
Gratefully serve Him, until you die,
Him and Him only, should you glorify!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer May 14,1996 # 219
(Ep.5:18; 6:7; Jn.14:17; 21:16; 15:8; Ro.8:9; 1 P.4:11;
Ps.2:11; 1 Co.15:58; 6:20; Mt.5:16)
LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE
Before men, we should let our light shine,
Not as pleasing man, but God divine!
In all we do, we should glorify,
Our Creator God who lives on High!
Our God is pleased when fruits we bear,
One secret; go to the Lord in pray’r!
Faithful, determined that God we please,
We thru’ Jesus, our God can appease!
We as Christians, should God glorify,
Honor, revere, and on Him rely!
We must be united thru’ His Spirit,
That all see Christ, in works we submit!
Strive to please God, be rich in good works,
In service to God, we must not shirk!
Deep, true love, all His children must show,
To God and our brethren, we must bestow!
Praise our great God, for all He has done,
Be thankful, that He sent us His Son!
God planned a Way, to save us from Hell,
Go, tell of Christ, so in Heav’n, they’ll dwell!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Aug.21,1996 # 246
(Mat.3:17; 5:16; 17:5; 22:37-40; John 6:38; 12:28; 15:8; 17:21;
Gal.1:4; Tit.2:7; 3:8; 2 Pet.3:14; Jam.2:17-18; 1 Cor.10:17;
Rom.12:5; 1 Tim.6:18; 1 John 2:10-11; 4:19-21)
LET YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE
In all the right paths, let your Spirit guide,
So that with you, dear Lord, I can abide.
Keep my eyes on you, for Satan is strong,
Let your Spirit guide, and keep me from wrong.
The devil is strong in the world today,
He’ll not cease trying to lead me astray.
I need God’s armor, full and complete,
For with my strength alone, I can’t compete!
Let your Spirit guide on roads rough and steep,
Don’t let me fall into canyons so deep.
Keep this fragile ‘sheep’ from going astray,
Let your Spirit guide, or I’ll surely sway.
Let your Spirit show me right paths to take,
Without His guidance, I’ll make vast mistakes.
I want loving friendship, Lord, with you,
Just with your Spirit, can I this pursue.
You have granted eternal life in Heav’n,
This ‘gift’ tops the list of many you’ve giv’n.
You’ve giv’n your Spirit to abide with me,
To guide and comfort for eternity.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.31,1997 # 421
(Jn.12:31; 14:17,30; 15:4,11; Ro.8:9; 15:29; 1 Co.3:16; 1 Jn.2:27;
Ep.2:8-9; 3:19; 5:18; 6:10-18; Col.1:9; Jam.4:7; 1 P.5:8-9; Gen.3:5;
2 Co.2:11; 11:13-15; Mt.4:6,8-9; Jude 20-21; Jn.3:15-18; 14:2-3,6,16; 2 Jn.2)
??License To Sin??
"License to sin," a damnable heresy!
It leads folks away, from life eternally!
Once saved, always saved, these folks don't believe,
They teach salvation can be lost, and Hell received.
A person either believes the Bible, or they don't!
And Satan sees to it, that multitudes won't!
It's sad, that folks clutch these vain heresies,
When the Truth can get them, to the Heavenlies.
The devil is strong, blinding so many eyes,
Thus millions, God's Holy Word, they deny.
Your choice will decide, which place you will go,
Believe God, it's Heaven! If not, it's Hell below!
I just can't understand, WHY folks won't believe,
God's Word is Truth, yet folks refuse to receive.
This decision they make, leaves God NO choice!
They'll receive utter sorrow, never to rejoice!
God does NOT lie, a Promise He makes, He will keep,
And when He speaks, we can be certain, we'll reap.
Salvation is something, He'll NOT take away!
Once saved, always saved, we'll see Heaven some day!
God guides with His counsel, while in this life,
And then takes us to Glory, away from this strife.
What more could any of us, ever desire?
WHY don't people leave, the darkness and mire?
Lord Jesus, my prayer, is "Open their eyes,"
Let them SEE the TRUTH, and stop their denies!
God promises life, thru' His precious Son,
When we believe this, eternal life has begun!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer 12-29-2010 # 1284
2 Pet.2:1; 2 Cor.11:4, 13-15; Mat.15:9; 25:41,46; Jn.14:2-3; 1 Pet.1:4; Rev.20:15; Tit.1:2;
Jn.14:23; 5:24; 6:28-29, 6:32-33, 37-40, 47; 10:27-30; Ps.73:24
LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE
There is life beyond the grave; indeed,
So the Gospel of Christ we must heed.
Trust Jesus as your Saviour today,
Only with Him will you go the right way!
For certain, there’s life beyond the grave,
List’ to the Gospel; be bold and brave.
To access God, you must go thru’ His Son,
Or the gates of Heaven can’t be won!
Beyond the grave, there’s eternity,
All souls are eternal; both you and me.
There’s two destinations, where we could go,
To blissful Heaven, OR Hell below!
As we on this Earth, our lives do live,
A free will; our gracious God does give.
He will not force us, to go His way,
He gives us freedom, to decide each day!
Accept OR reject Jesus, God’s Son,
This decision is an eternal one.
Only Christ, your soul from Hell can save,
For friend, there IS life, beyond the grave!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Aug.30,1998 # 491
Jn.3;15, 36; 5:24; 6:40; 17:3; Gal.6:8; Ro.6:23; 8:6;
Jam.1:15; 5:20; Rev.21:8; 2 Thes.1:8; 1 Pet.4:17; Jn.14:6;
Life at times, can surely get you down,
And bring to your face, depressing frowns.
But you can smile right thru’ those clouds of doubt,
When your heart is happy, sing and shout.
Getting up on the wrong side of bed,
Can really cause us, such awful dread.
Don’t let the old devil, get to you,
Christ can help change those dark skies to blue.
Satan will tempt you, ev’ry which way,
Time off he doesn’t take, any day.
Satan will tempt you, just where you’re weak,
Keep smiling, as the Lord’s help, you seek.
We all have valleys, we must go thru’,
As we walk the narrow road, tried and true.
We all will have, more mountains to climb,
As we travel on, to Heav’n sublime.
The secret to life; we must have faith,
Trusting the Lord, ‘til our v’ry last breath.
We must be thankful, and we must smile,
Walking in His light, each step of each mile.
As we walk the narrow road of life,
We shall encounter, so v’ry much strife.
Mountains and valleys, we must go thru,
As we walk in Jesus’ light, so true.
We all will at times, experience doubt,
But with our faith, we can cast it out.
Jesus is the answer, to all life’s woes,
He gives peace and joy, relieving sorrow.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer # 1074 June 20, 2005
John 15:1-5; Phil.4:13; 1 Thes.5:18; Rom.8:1; Gal.5:16;
2 Cor.5:7; Col.2:6; 1 John 1:7.
LIFE IS A STRUGGLE . . . September 2010 Monlthy Message
As we live for Christ, many forces we face,
To survive but a moment, we need God’s grace!
Life is a struggle, and desperate indeed,
To the counseling of God, we must heed!
Filth is rampant, in movies and T.V.,
Social upheaval o’erflows, you must agree!
The “real world” is a superficial facade,
God clearly states it is destin’d to fade.
Satan tries all Truth, to twist and distort,
On God’s wisdom and pow’r, we must resort!
Our eyes and minds Satan strives to deceive,
We must be on guard, that we don’t believe!
Life is a struggle; a constant warfare,
But Jesus our burden, will gladly share!
When worries and troubles greatly annoy,
Wisdom and pow’r from Christ, we must employ!
The armor of God is a precious aid,
When we wear it, we need not be afraid!
When the “day of evil” comes, we’ll stand our ground,
Because wisdom and pow’r in Christ is found!
Truth, righteousness, and the Gospel of peace,
When we put on Christ, these blessings increase!
Salvation is your helmet, God’s Word your sword,
Hold steady your shield, which is faith in the Lord!
Without ceasing, God’s children should always pray,
To change our darkness to bright shining day!
Resist the devil; Christ will make him flee,
Life’s struggles will give way to victory!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.26,2000 # 749
Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Thes.5:16-23; Jam.4:7
Christ is our Armor: Truth (Jn.14:6) Righteousness (Ro.10:4; 1 Cor.1:30)
Peace (Jn.14:27. 16:33; Phil.4:7) Faith (Ro.5:1) Salvation (Jn. 3:15-18, 1 Jn. 5:11-12)
Sword of the Spirit (Heb.4:12; Jn.15:3; 17:17; 10:30) Prayer (Jn.16:24)
We must “put on Christ” each day we live.
LIFE IS LIKE A GARDEN
For a bountiful garden, we must strive,
Much care is needed to keep plants alive.
So too, with our lives, we truly must work,
We must never, our obligations shirk.
The garden spot, we must cultivate,
Loosening up the soil, to aerate.
So too, with our heart, we must dig deep,
To remove hate’s hardness, but all love keep.
A garden must have sunshine and rain,
Or it won’t produce, and give us gain.
Life has happiness, but also sorrow,
This is the way that our soul does grow.
In the garden, all weeds we must discard,
If we don’t, good plants they will retard.
Too, with life, take care what we allow in,
We must weed out, ev’ry little sin.
In the garden of life, plant just good seed,
Then turn to God for nourishment we need.
Let God tend our garden ev’ry day,
That we are productive for always.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.15, 2000 # 741
Life is Like a River of No Return
Life is like, a river of no return,
At times we are at peace, sometimes we yearn.
About our tomorrows, we never know,
We must trust the Lord, blessings to bestow.
On this river, we know not what will be,
As we travel on, to eternity.
A steep, rough mountain, may hinder our way,
A deep, jagged gorge, might appear the next day.
On this river, rough rapids may persist,
So we must never, Christ’s Spirit resist.
We are always under, God’s watchful eye,
On His amazing grace, we must rely.
We never know, what lurks in the shadow,
The devil plays some tricks, we need to know.
Constant temptations, he brings into play,
He ne’er ceases his evil, night or day.
There’s no return, on the river of life,
Which is at times, filled with troubles and strife.
We must live each day, with God on our side,
Knowing His Spirit within does abide.
It is appointed to man, just once to die,
That’s why on the Spirit, we must rely.
Life is like a river, of no return,
We must choose, Heav’n’s bliss, or in Hell to burn.
God gives us this life on Earth, to decide,
Where in eternity, we will reside.
We need to be wise, we need to choose right,
The darkness of Hell, or Heav’n’s glorious light.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.24, 2014 #1363
Heavenly citizenship: (Mat.6:1,20; Lk.10:20; 22:30; Jn.14:2; Phil.3:20; 1 Pet.1:3-4; Rev.21:27).
Hell: (Isa.5:14; 14:9; 30:33; Ps.49:14; Pro.27:20; Eze.32:18-30; Hab.2:5; Mat.7:13; Rev.20 13-15).
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. (KJV)
Life on Earth
Your life on Earth, one day shall end,
Do you have Christ Jesus, as your Friend?
Or do you with the devil’s crowd play?
You must choose your path, as you go your way.
Some will tell you, that God chooses you,
And that there is nothing, you can do.
My dear friend, that is the devil’s lie,
You CAN choose Jesus, and on Him rely.
You must choose, to walk in Jesus’ light,
Stay away from Satan’s road, dark as night.
You DO have a choice, you can decide,
Where in eternity, you will reside.
Do you have a sin, you won’t forsake?
I’m here to tell you, that’s a big mistake.
Does old Satan, have his hook in you?
You can be one, of God’s faithful few.
There are just two roads, to eternity,
We must choose the right one, you and me.
The narrow road leads, to Heav’n above,
The broad road goes to Hell, far from God’s love.
You CAN be one, of God’s chosen few,
Open your heart’s door, and Christ shall rescue.
You CAN one day, live with Christ on high,
Choose Him this day, and on Him rely.
By His servant, Connie Kramer July 29, 2009 # 1236
Life brief: Job 8:9; 14:2; Ps.39:5; 102:11; Mat.25:13; Heb.13:14; Jam.4:14; Election (God chooses us to serve): Ex.6:7; Deut.4:37; 7:6; Mat. 25:34; John 15:16; Eph.1:4; 1 Pet.1:2; Free will: John 3:15-16; 4:13-14; 5:24; 6:47-51; 8:24; 11:25-26; Acts 2:21; Two roads to eternity: Mat.7:13-14; Luke 13:24; Mat.8:12; 13:42; 25:41,46; 2 Thes.1:8-9; Ps.9:17; Dan.12:2; Spiritual darkness: Isaiah 9:2; 42:16; 50:10; Mat.4:16; 6:22-23; 8:12; Luke 1:79; 11:34; John 1:5; 3:19-21; 8:12; 11:9-10; Acts 26:18; Rom.1:21; 13:12-13; 1 Cor. 4:5; 2 Cor. 4:6; 6:14; Eph. 5:8; 5:11; 1 Thes. 5:4-5; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:5-7; 2:8-11. Spiritual Light: Psalm 27:1; 119:105; 119:130; Pro. 6:23; Ecc.. 2:13; Isaiah 8:20; 49:6; 58:8; 60:19-20; Mat.4:16; 5:14; Luke 2:32; 11:34; 16:8; John 1:4-5; 1:7-9; 3:19-21; 5:35; 8:12; 9:5; 12:35-36; Acts 26:18; Eph. 5:8; 5:14; Phil. 2:15; 1 Thes. 5:5; 1 Tim. 6:16; James 1:17; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 John 1:5; 1:7; Rev. 21:23. Heaven: Mat. 3:12; 5:3; 5:8; 5:12; 5:20; 6:20; 8:11; 13:30; 13:43; 13:49; 18:10; 19:21; 22:30; 25:34; 25:46; Luke 10:20; 12:8; 12:32-33; 15:6-7; 15:10; 15:32; 16:22; 20:34-36; Luke 22:29-30; 23:43; John 5:28-29; 10:28; 12:26; 13:36; 14:2-3; 17:22; 17:24; Acts 7:55-56; Rom.5:17; 2 Cor. 5:1; 12:2-4; Eph. 1:18; Col. 1:5-6; 1:12; 3:4; 1 Thes. 2:12; 4:17; 2 Thes. 1:7; 2:14; Heb.10:34; 11:10; 11:16; 12:22-24; 12:28; 13:14; 1 Peter 1:4; 2 Peter 1:11; 3:13; Rev. 2:7; 3:21; 4:4; 5:9; 7:9; 7:13-17; 14:1-3; 15:2; Rev. 21:1-5; 21:9-11; 21:18-19; 21:21-25; 21:27-22:5. HELL: Mat.5:22; 5:29-30; 10:28; 18:9; 23:15; 23:33; Mark 9:43; 9:45; 9:47; Luke 12:5; James 3:6; Rev.19:20; 20:10; 20:14-15
When things around you, all go awry,
Direct your pray’r, far above the sky.
When things are far beyond your control,
Great peace can o’er flow, your distress’d soul.
Things around you, won’t always go your way,
Worldly things, are under Satan’s sway.
Tremendous joy, can be yours in life,
Christ Jesus can help you, relieve your strife.
When things around you, seem to be a test,
Talking to Jesus, is always the best.
He can help you ease your troubled mind,
Comfort and peace, you are sure to find.
When things around you, greatly baffle you,
And all goes astray, no matter what you do.
Talking to a Friend, always brings relief,
His Presence will always, lessen your grief.
When things around you, seem so severe,
And sharp, stinging pain is for e’er near.
In the Lord Jesus’ Name, direct your pray’r,
Blessed hope will arrive, for He does care.
Take it to Jesus, He loves you so,
Talking to Him, will always ease sorrow.
You don’t need to go thru’ troubles alone,
Jesus made it so, we could go to God’s Throne.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.6, 2005 # 1055
LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS
Lift up your hearts high, in holy songs of praise,
Thank Him for His great love, and help thru’ our days.
The breath of life, that to us He has given,
And best of all, eternal life in Heaven!
Thank Him for friends, family, and for your home,
All the beautiful Creation, He has shown.
All these many blessings; precious and rare,
Lift up your hearts to Him, in humble prayer!
These blessings from Him; gifts money cannot buy,
Most taken for granted; He must want to cry!
Why can’t we thank Him, and praise His holy Name?
We are each one guilty, what a crying shame!
We each need to go to the foot of the Cross,
Get rid of our sin, and from all that is dross.
Let’s get our hearts right, our attitudes changed,
Do right by our God, by a life rearranged!
Lift up your hearts high, in holy songs of praise,
Be grateful to Him always, for all our days!
The blessings He gives, so precious, and with love,
Can come just from God in His Home high above!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.15,1995 # 71
(Ps.9:11; 35:28; 51;15; 67:3; 100; 107:22; 3:8; 113:3;
Pro.10:22; Col.1:12; 3:15; 1 Thes.5:18; 1 P.2:9; Heb.13:15; Jn.3:16)
LIKE A ‘PIED PIPER’ . . . sept.1997 Message
Satan is like a ‘Pied Piper’,
Trying his best all souls to conquer.
Leading them on with things of beauty,
Enticing them, he thinks it’s his duty.
He pipes to them with musical notes,
They follow to the river, and he gloats.
In the river of sin they will drown,
Never to receive a Heav’nly crown.
The river of sin keeps rushing by,
Satan leads more there each day to die.
Tempting with riches and worldly fame,
But this is a most dangerous game.
Satan tempts with intrigue and power,
Leading lost souls away by the hour.
Illicit sex, money, and pleasure,
That river of sin; they think is treasure.
Are you following the ‘Pied Piper’?
All unbelievers with him confer.
He’ll lead and entice in many ways,
Too, he tempts the elect, all their days.
Are you following as he pipes his tune?
He’s leading to the river of doom.
ONLY JESUS can turn you around,
To the river of peace, where life abounds!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Apr.25,1996 # 213
(2 Co.11:13-15; 2:11; Rev.20:15; Mt.4:1-11; 7:13-23; Mk.7:20-23;
Ep.6:12; 2 Thes.2:9; Ro.1:28-32; Gal.5:19-21; Jn.3:15-18,36; 8:24; 14:6)
LIKE A RIVER
Your vast goodness, like a river flows,
Great love, kindness and mercy You show!
There is no other, as good as You,
Lord Jesus, You are always true!
Like a river, flows on parch’d land,
Goodness, You disperse from your Hand.
You aid the humble ones, when they ask,
Pow’r is there, for our ev’ry task!
Like a river, so gently flowing,
Is your grand goodness, that You bring.
You shed on us your lovingkindness,
Poured out amply, as You do bless.
Your wondrous goodness, freely flows,
To God’s children, in their sorrow.
Sudden goodness, does comfort and cheer,
‘Tis O so pleasing to have You near!
Like a river, flowing so gently,
Is your goodness, love and mercy.
Lord, how awesome is your goodness,
There always, as onward we press.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Sept.26,1999 # 553
Did you e’er think ‘bout a sheep, so lowly?
Which cannot from its enemy flee.
It can in no way itself defend,
It must have a ‘shepherd’ for to tend.
Sheep are a dirty, bedraggled lot,
Not very smart, they don’t give much thought.
Easily frightened, they run away
From the least little thing, night or day.
They wander as they graze; and get lost,
Don’t even think, their life it may cost.
Safe only, when they have a ‘shepherd’ true,
It really makes me think, of me and you!
We’re like a sheep; lowly, dirty too,
Don’t flee from trouble, not me nor you.
We’re not very smart; scare easily,
We need a ‘Shepherd’ to keep us free.
Defending ourselves cannot be done,
For our enemy, we can’t outrun!
We would not know where to find food and drink,
We need a ‘Shepherd’, or friend, we’ll sink!
We too wander; are lost and helpless,
We need a ‘Shepherd’ to keep us from darkness.
Safe only when we have a ‘Shepherd’ true,
So, like these sheep we are, me and you.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.16,1996 # 132
(Ps.23; Is.40:11; Jn.10:1-18; Heb.13:20; 1 P.2:25; 5:4)
A little thorn can cause great suf’fring,
Too, a little bee, when it does sting.
Something so tiny can cause great stress,
Sin, no matter how small, is serious!
A little cloud can hide the sun, so bright,
To God, any sin, is as dark as night.
He’ll turn away, hide His holy Face,
Fellowship is gone, to Him, sin’s disgrace!
Little foxes can spoil the fruitful vines,
Like little sins, that emerge and entwine.
Troubles and strife cause churches to fall,
Most come from sins which are very small.
Little sins cause grief to the tender heart,
Causing misery; so we must depart.
Little sins burrow deep within the soul,
Causing grief and heartache; taking its toll.
Do you have a wall of sin around you?
God hides behind that wall that does ensue.
That wall can be built of pebbles, so small,
We must cast all sin away; lest we fall.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer June 3,1997 # 349
(Deut.31:18; Is.1:15; 59:2;64:7; Pro.15:29; Mic.4:3;
Mt.27:46; Jn.9:31; Song 2:15; Jam.2:9; 4:17;
1 Sam.12:23; Ro.14:23)
LITTLE TALKS WITH JESUS . . . Sept.1999 Message
Little talks with Jesus, makes a better day,
For He’ll guide and direct, in all the right ways.
Things just fall apart, without those little talks,
But when you talk to Him, He’ll grace your daily walk.
Little talks with Jesus, help heal a broken heart,
Soon your pain and sorrow, just seem to depart.
Your mourning time eases, tears dry up and leave,
But each time you forget Him, your soul does grieve.
Little talks with Jesus, chases away all fear,
So quickly He comes; for He is always near.
Gently and softly, in such a loving tone,
He whispers so sweetly, “You’re never alone.”
Little talks with Jesus, relieves my heavy heart,
He forgives and helps me from sin to depart.
A wondrous Saviour, paid a ransom for my soul
My Lord, and my Friend; and He has made me whole.
Little talks with Jesus, while I wait for Him to come,
He grants peace and joy, as I wait to go Home.
He’s preparing ‘mansions’, where one day I’ll be,
Then, Face to face, He’ll have daily talks with me!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.25,1998 # 461
Living Like Jesus
I love Jesus, because He first loved me,
His love made possible, life eternally!
We’re not worthy, yet God will justify,
When we trust and believe, and on Christ rely!
We must have faith, and on Jesus rely,
We must never doubt, and never deny!
Doubt is like dirt in your eye, curbing sight,
Faith is walking with Jesus, in His Light!
Compassion for others, we all must show,
If compassion from God, we are to know!
Treat others, as you want them to treat you,
The Golden Rule: has it been obeyed by You?
Precious Lord Jesus, was lowly and meek,
This quality of Christ, we all should seek!
Pride is something, we should cast far away,
It will lead to a fall, some future day!
God, the Father, the Lord Jesus did obey,
In Jesus’ Eyes, there was no other way!
We too must obey, God’s most Holy Word,
Or Heaven will never, be our reward!
We must be contrite, and must hate all sin,
Or the gate of Hell, is all we shall win!
Christ was holy, harmless and undefiled,
We must imitate Him, to be God’s child!
Living like Jesus, impossible to do,
Alone we’ll fail, help we need, me and you!
God is good! He gives His Spirit to aid,
None of God’s TRUE children, need be afraid!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer June 5, 2011 #1304
1 John 4:10,19; Luke 7:47; John 3:16; 15:16; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 2:3-5; Titus 3:3-5; Rom.5:1; 4:5, 9, 4:18,24-25; 1:17; 3:22; 3:26-28; 3:30; 9:30; 10:10; Hab.2:4; John 3:16-18; 5:24; Acts 13:38-39; Gal.2:16; 3:11-14, 25; 5:4-6; Phil. 3:9; James 2:23-26; Ps.5:4; 147:11; 149:4; Heb.10:38; Zep.1:6; Mat.7:12; 22:39-40; Luke 6:31; Lev. 19:18; Isa.1:17-18; Jer. 7:5-6; Eze.18:7-8; 18:21; Amos 5:14-15; Mic.6:8; Zech. 7:7-10; 8:16-17; Mal. 3:5; Mark 12:29-34; Rom.13:8-10; Gal.5:13-14; 1 Tim. 1:5; James 2:10-13; Ps.45:4; Isa.53:7; Mat.11:29; 21:5; 2 Cor. 10:1; 1 Pet.2:21-23; Gal.5:22-23; Pro.16:18; John 4:34; 6:38; 8:55; 10:18; 14:31; 15:10; Rom. 5:19; 1 Cor.15:28; Heb.5:8; John 14:1-3,6; 1 Pet. 1:4; Rev. 21 & 22; 2 Cor.5:21; Heb.4:15; 7:26; 1 Jn.3:5; Ps.73:24; 16:7; 25:9; 32:8; 48:14; 143:8-10; Prov.3:5-6; 8:20; Isa.30:21; 48:17; 58:8; 58:11; Luke 11:13; John 16:13; Jam.1:5; Ps.49:15; 84:11; Luke 23:46; John 14:3; 17:5; 17:24; Acts 7:59; 2 Cor. 5:1; 1 Pet. 1:4-5
LOOKING; BACK, AHEAD, AROUND AND UP
I want to thank Him, as I look back,
I was lost; and under Satan’s attack.
Finally, I felt Christ, O so near,
He’d been there all the time, now, ‘twas clear!
Looking ahead, I must trust Him, I know,
For He is there, His love to bestow.
Trusting by faith, He will lead the way,
In darkest times, my path’s as bright as day.
I know I must serve Him, as I look around,
So many lost ones, that should be found!
I must bring the Gospel to lost souls.
For only God’s Word, can make them whole.
Looking up; I expect Him to come,
He’ll come in the clouds to take me home.
What a joyous time that day will be,
He’ll take me to Heav’n for eternity!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Feb.21,1997 # 297
(Ps.100:4; 107:22; Col.1:12; 2:7; 3:15; 1 P.2:9;
Heb.11:6; Phil.3:9; Jam.1:5-6; 2:17-26; 5:8; Mk.9:23;
Ac.1:11; Mt.24:44; Tit.2:13;1Jn.2:28; 1 Thes.4:14-18)
Lord Jesus, you are Love, so v’ry great,
All that You do, I appreciate.
You left Heav’n’s glory, to die for me,
With foreknowledge, of Your agony.
Lord Jesus, you are my Light to guide,
Clear vision, to my path You provide.
Darkness You remove, so I don’t fall,
Your assistance is there, when I call.
Lord Jesus, you are my Joy, each day,
I can rejoice, what e’er comes my way.
Your Presence, is a blessing indeed,
Since I have learn’d, Your command to heed.
Lord Jesus, you are You are Peace, that abounds,
No where but You, can this Peace be found.
The world can in NO way, ever know,
That deep Peace within, that You bestow.
Lord Jesus, you are great strength to me,
Your awesome pow’r, gives me victory.
No matter what, I can do all things,
My faith in You, brings wondrous blessings.
Lord Jesus, you are Comfort within,
Doubt and fear leave, before they begin.
Distress and worry, are cast away,
You’re my Consolation, ev’ry day.
Lord Jesus, you are You are my Ev’rything,
Your Presence with me, grants vast blessings.
Thank You Jesus, that I’m one of Your own,
Your amazing grace, to me is shown.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer July 2, 2008 #1180
John 3:16; 15:13; John 1:4,9; 3:19; 8:12; 9:5; 12:35,46; John 15:11; 16:24; Rom.15:13; Gal.5:22; Phil.4:4; Rom.15:33; 16:20; Phil.4:9; 1 Thes.5:23; Heb.13:20;
2 Cor.12:9; Eph.3:16; Phil. 4:13; Col.1:11; John 14:1-3; 14:18; 14:27; 16:22; 16:33;
2 Cor.1:5; Phil.2:1; 2 Thes.2:16.
Lord Jesus, I Love You!
Lord Jesus, I love You, so very much,
Because my very soul, Your love did touch!
My heart did change, from what it used to be,
When Your Presence cane in, I became a new me!
Wondrous peace I feel, way down deep within,
T’was ne’er there before, until You stepped in!
Your peace, this evil world, will never know,
Nor will it e’er feel, the warmth of its glow!
Never before, was I ever content,
‘Till the Holy Spirit came, Whom You sent!
No more confusion, and no more worry,
Contentment instead, You have given me!
Pardon, You remember my sins no more,
And Your Promise of my home, on Heav’ns’ shore!
My inheritance in Heav’n, is in my name,
Where I will never, ever feel Hell’s flame!
Feeling Your grace, is an amazing thing,
Such lovingkindness, to my life You bring!
Your incredible grace, I do not deserve,
All Your grand blessings, I want to preserve!
Lord, Your wondrous Spirit, blesses me so,
Always with me, where ever I go!
You will never ever, take Him away,
Once You give Your Spirit, He’s there to stay!
Dear Lord, I love You more than anything,
For into my life, such blessings You bring!
More than anyone, I love You Lord,
For You are, God’s Only begotten Son!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.19, 2017 #1406
Heb.8:12; 10:17; 13:5; 1 Pet.1:4; Jn.3:16; 14:1-3, 16; Eph.2:8-9; 3 Jn.1:3
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV)
LORD, LET ME PLEASE YOU
Lord, let me please You, in all that I do,
Grant me faith, for without it, I can’t please You!
Lord, let me fear You, revere You always,
For You will protect me, until that great day!
Lord, let me trust You, each step of the way,
If I rely on You, I shan’t go astray.
Lord, let me love You, as You love me,
Then some sweet day I’ll see You, for eternity!
Lord, let me obey You, each hour of the day,
Willingly, freely, and loving You always.
Lord, give me patience, my burdens to bear,
Let me remember, You really do care!
Lord, give me strength, as I go thru’ the day,
With You beside me, I can go the whole way.
Lord, give me contentment, don’t let me complain,
For godliness with contentment, is great gain!
Lord, give me peace, don’t let me stir up strife,
Grant me perfect peace, the rest of my life.
Lord, give me much joy, in all that I do,
And I’ll have eternal joy, thanks to You!
Lord, let me serve You, equip me to do so,
And keep me faithful and willing, as I go.
Lord, let me please You, in all that I do,
Grant me these blessings, to help me please You!
By:His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.19,1995 # 3
(Lu.12:12; 21:15; Heb.11:6; Jos.24:14; Ec.12:13; Is.8:13;
1 Pet.1:17; 2:17; Ps. 25:12; Acts 10:35; Mat.7:21; 22:36-40;
Gal.5:22-23; John 15:1-14)
The Lord Must be First
I must love the Lord, more than any one,
More than my parents, my daughter or son.
More than my spouse, who is so dear to me,
Jesus says He must be first, I agree.
The Lord must be first, o’er everything,
If we want the Father’s, greatest blessings.
If we place anything, higher than He,
The Bible states we’ll face, Hell’s agony.
We must love Christ, more than silver or gold,
If we don’t, God’s rich blessings He’ll with hold.
Jesus must be first, over precious stones,
If we want to see Heaven, on our own.
Jesus must be first, over pow’r and fame,
And we must always, honor His great Name.
We must never curse Him, in blasphemy,
We must instead, consider eternity.
The Lord must be first by all, everywhere,
If they want to be under, God’s great care.
If they e’er want to see, Heaven above,
They must put Christ first, with heart-felt love.
Where does the Lord stand, in your life this day?
Is He Number One? Or is He far away?
Is Jesus ever so near, to your heart?
Be wise my friend, stay close, never depart!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.16, Nov.30, 2015 #1389
Mat.10:35-40; 22:37-40; Luke 14;26; John 5:23; John 21:15-17; Job 31:24-29; Ps.49:6; 52:7; 62:6-10;
Pro.11:28; 1 Tim.6:6-19; Hos.7:7; Mic.7:3; Mark 4:19; 1 John 2:16; John 14:15-16, 22-23; Eph.6:24; 1 Pet.1:8;
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV)
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV)
LORD, HELP ME
Lord, help me to live each and ev’ry day,
In a mild, gentle and compassionate way.
Let me think of the lost souls’ destiny,
When I kneel to pray, in humility.
Lord, help me in all the work that I do,
In sincerity and truth, let me serve You.
Let me consider my sisters and brothers,
When I approach You, let me think of others.
Lord, help my prideful self be crucified,
Let me repent of sins I’ve ever denied.
Let my thoughts, words and deeds always please You,
As I reflect on others, each day anew.
Lord, when my work on Earth comes to an end,
When to my Rest in Heav’n, I will ascend,
Let me cast any crowns I may have won,
At the precious Feet of Your Beloved Son.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.12, 2000 # 663
Lord, Here I Am Again . . . November 2015 Message
Lord, here I am again, thanking Thee,
For all the great things, You do for me.
My amazement of You, ne’er does cease,
Friendship with You, is absolute peace.
From a deep well, that will ne’er run dry,
Comes endless love, on which I rely.
Abundant blessings, from You do flow,
Blessings always, when to You I go.
Sufficient is our precious Lord’s grace,
Available as we run our race.
His abounding grace is all we need,
When we as His children, His Word heed.
Compassion and mercy, on us He sheds,
When we reverence Him, there is no dread.
On all His children, God has pity,
Abundant compassion, for you and me.
When God forgives us, it is complete,
As far as the west is, from the east.
He forgives all our iniquities,
He casts them into the deepest sea.
Lord, here I am again, thanking Thee,
For all the blessings, You bestow on me.
Amazingly awesome, that is You,
Lord I praise You, for all that You do.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Jan.20,2006 # 1102
Psalm 103; Mic.7:18-19
Lord, I Appreciate
Lord, I appreciate Your vast love,
Which could come only, from You above.
I must pass it on, to those around,
For the more I give, the more it abounds.
Lord, I appreciate Your mercy,
You always have compassion on me.
I must pass it on, to everyone,
If I am to imitate Your dear Son.
Lord, I appreciate Your forgiveness,
Just one of the ways, You do bless.
I must pass it on, to those who wrong me,
I must forgive, ev’n my enemies.
Lord, I appreciate Your concern,
For its continuance, I do yearn.
I must pass it on, to be more like You,
My care and concern must really be true.
Lord, I appreciate Your hearing my prayer,
It’s a blessing, to know You are there.
I must pray for others, ev’ry day,
Because Jesus has shown me the way.
Lord, I appreciate Your being my Friend,
And I know You’ll be there, to my v’ry end.
Thank You for the privilege of knowing You,
Help me to be ardent and faithful to You.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.2,2001 # 831
LORD, I APPRECIATE YOU
Lord, I appreciate you, more each day,
You’re there to help me, in so many ways.
There in early morning’s soft dewy light,
Talking with you, starts my day out right.
Lord, I value your Presence, ever so near,
Knowing You’re with me, I’ve nothing to fear.
You’re always just a short prayer away,
Whether it be dark night, or brilliant day.
Lord, I gratefully recognize your pow’r,
It’s there, within me, no matter the hour.
I humbly admit, there’s nought I can do,
But I can do it all, with pow’r from you.
Each single day Lord, I appreciate,
Your lovingkindness, I do not rate.
Such great peace and joy, overflow my soul,
I’m grateful dear Lord, that you’re in control.
I dearly cherish, that You call me “friend”,
I recognize Lord, You’re here to my end.
Life on this Earth, is fleeting and vain,
Only with you Jesus, do I have true gain!
I greatly prize the position You give,
A child of the Father; in Heav’n I’ll live.
An heir to Almighty God in Heaven,
Lord, I appreciate, all you’ve given.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Nov.7,1996 # 273
(Jer.23:23; Ac.17:27; Ro.8:17; Gal.4:7; Phil.4:13;
Ps.34:18; 145:18; Jn.15:15; 3:15-18; 14:6)
LORD, I CLAIM IT!
Lord, I claim it; life eternally!
A “gift” You give, absolutely free!
Lord, I claim it, thru’ Your precious Son,
Thank You for this life, already begun!
Lord, I claim it, Your peace amazing,
Money can’t buy a better blessing!
Only Christ can give this peace to me,
And what a wonder, it too is free!
Lord, I claim it, Your incredible grace,
There to help me in the troubles I face.
Loving grace, I in no way deserve,
A blessing You keep in abundant reserve!
Lord, I claim it, Your promised joy,
A deep down feeling, no one can destroy!
I rejoice in Your love, and glory to come,
And in the hope of my eternal home!
Lord, I claim it, Your marvelous rest,
My heav’nly home ‘twill be your best.
No more labor, sorrow, no more pain,
And the awesome bliss will never wane.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer July 21, 2000 # 713
LORD, I DO ASK
Lord, I do ask, love of my Saviour,
Faith to know eternal life is sure.
I ask for knowledge of your Holy Word,
Light to understand; this I ask, Lord.
I ask for forgiveness, when I do fall,
Patience to listen, to hear your call.
I ask for compassion for others,
A soft, tender heart, for my brothers.
I ask for love, for my fellow man,
A chance to tell of salvation’s Plan.
How Christ loved us so much, He died,
Died a sinless death; was crucified.
I ask that I may of service be,
And all I do, bring glory to thee.
I ask that you fill me with your Spirit,
That all worldly ‘things’ I’ll want to quit.
Lord, I ask all these precious blessings,
I pray that all of them you will bring.
I need all these things, as I serve you,
Without you, there’s nothing I can do!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.9,1996 # 161
(Jn.15:5,9,13; 6:51; 10:9; Ro.8:35; 12:12; Pro.3:3; 1:7; 6:23;
1 Jn.1:9; 4:20-21; 5:4-5,13; Jam.1:5; 2 Tim.3:16; 2 Co.5:17,21;
Phil.4:13; Mt.10:32; 5:7)
Lord, I Know
Lord I know, You have my life mapp’d out,
Give me sufficient grace, that I don’t doubt.
My desire is that , Thy will be done Lord,
Increase my faith, as I delve deep in Thy Word.
Dear Lord, I know I could lose my sight,
But my darkest day, Your grace can make bright.
You’ll not leave or forsake, I will not fear,
Your comforting Promise, is always near.
So many things, could happen to me,
As I walk onward, to eternity.
But as long as I, keep trusting in You,
Worry is not a part, of what I do.
Increase my faith Lord, when troubles come,
All the devil’s works, are what I should shun.
Keep me Lord, on the strait and narrow path,
For I want none of, the Father’s wrath.
Lord, I want to walk, in Your gracious Light,
I want just to be, pleasing in Thy sight.
May my hope of eternal life, be high,
May I not disobey You, or deny.
I don’t know what lies ahead, on my road,
I trust Your directions, to my abode.
Many detours I may find, on my way,
May I trust always, Your will ev’ry day.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.11,2008 #1199
Scriptures for above poem:
2 Cor.12:7-10; Eph.2:8-9; Luke 17:5; Heb.13:5; Jam.4:7; Tit.1:2; John 14:1-6; 1 Pet.1:4; Job 5:8; Psalm 31:5; Psalm 37:5;Mk.3:35; Rom.12:2; Eph.6:6; 1 Thes.5:18; 2 Tim.1:12; 1 Peter 4:19;1 John 2:17.
LORD, I LOVE YOU . . . February 2014 Message
Lord, I love You, beyond anything,
Honor and reverence, from within me spring.
Grateful praise is always on my lips,
For You reach out to me, each time I slip.
Lord, I love You, above anyone,
Blessed Saviour, only begotten Son!
How I praise You Lord, for who You are,
My Guiding Light, and Bright Morning Star.
Lord Jesus, I truly do love Thee,
My Redeemer, who gives victory.
Abundant praise Lord, to You is due,
Our God of Hope, who is always true,
Wondrous Saviour, love to me You’ve taught,
With Your precious Blood, my soul You bought.
It is to me, a necessity,
To praise You for blessings, granted so free.
Lord, I love You, ‘cause You first loved me,
There is none other, I love more than Thee.
I believe ev’ry word, You do say,
Such a blessing it is, each new day.
One day I will see, Your precious Face,
When I come home, to my “prepared place.”
Then I shall live with You, for e’er more,
And then I will praise You, on Heav’n’s shore!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.31, 2003 # 985
Mat.10:37; 22:37; John 3:16; 14:15-16, 23; Eph.6:24; 1 Pet.1:8;
Lu.1:79; John 1:4,9; 8:12; 12:46; Eph.5:14; 1 Jn.1:5; Rev.21:23;
Mat. 20:28; Gal.3:13; 4:4-5; Acts 20:28; Heb.9:12; 1 Pet.1:19; Rev. 5:9
1 Cor. 1:30; John 16:33; Rom.8:37; 2 Cor. 2:14; 1 John 4:4;
John 14:1-6, Rev.21.
LORD, I NEED . . .
Lord, I need vision, to understand and see,
Exactly what it is, You expect of me.
When trials and troubles come my way,
Increase my faith, that I may get thru’ the day.
Lord, I need wisdom, that I might truly know,
What it is, that You are trying to show.
When my burden, grows heavy with despair,
Let me see Your great love, and how much You care!
Lord, I need Your pow’r, to complete my task,
Let me understand; all I need do is ask!
When my body tires, and I feel so weak,
Let me know Your pow’r, is what I should seek.
Lord, of my many sins, I need forgiveness,
Just one of the many ways, that You bless!
When sin’s great load, lies heavy on my heart,
Let me feel Your mercy, and that sin depart!
Lord, I need Your patience as I live this day,
For many mistakes, I will make on the way!
When decisions come, and I make the wrong choice,
Let me feel Your compassion, that I might rejoice!
Lord, each day that I live, I need Your grace,
That I might not, the old devil embrace.
When Satan is there, with great temptation,
Let me remember, You are my Salvation!
Lord, I need oft’ hear, of Your grand Promise,
A “mansion” in Heav’n, that I will possess.
Lord, I want to live with You, eternally,
And only You, precious Jesus, hold the ‘key.’
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.25, 1999 # 572
Lord, I Trust You
Lord, I trust You, with my v’ry all,
I know You will be there, if I should fall.
You always are watching out, after me,
With You on my side, I have victory.
Lord Jesus, I trust You, in ev’rything,
I benefit daily, from great blessings.
You’ve proven Yourself, o’er and o’er,
I know You shall bless me, for e’er more.
I trust You Lord, to guide me right,
On my dark, dreary paths, You shed great light.
I know You are there for me, ev’ry hour,
I’ve learned to count, on Your wisdom and pow’r.
I trust You Lord, my burdens to bear,
I’ve learned that all, my troubles You’ll share.
Great burdens of life, are lightened by You,
I’ve learned dear Lord, You are always true.
I trust You Lord, to give joy and peace,
From life’s stress and worry, I find release.
Comfort and encouragement, You give to me,
I will trust You Lord, for eternity.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Jan.4,2004 # 988
LORD, LET ME PLEASE YOU . . . March 2014 Message
Lord, let me please you in all that I do,
Grant me faith, for without it, I can’t please you.
Lord, let me fear you, revere you alway,
For you will protect me ‘til that great day.
Lord, let me trust you, each step of the way,
If I rely on you, I shan’t go astray.
Lord, let me love you, as you do love me,
Then some sweet day I’ll see you, for eternity.
Lord, let me obey you, each hour of the day,
Willingly, freely, and loving you alway.
Lord, give me patience, my burdens to bear,
Let me remember you really do care.
Lord, give me strength, as I go thru’ the day,
With you beside me, I’ll go the whole way.
Lord, give me contentment, don’t let me complain,
For godliness with contentment is great gain.
Lord, give me peace, don’t let me stir up strife,
Grant me perfect peace, the rest of my life.
Lord, give me much joy in all that I do,
And I’ll have eternal joy, thanks be to you.
Lord, let me serve you, equip me to do so,
And keep me faithful and willing as I go.
Lord, let me please you, in all that I do,
Grant me these blessings, to help me please you.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.19,1995 # 3
(Lu.12:12; 21:15; Heb.11:6; Jos.24:14; Ec.12:13; Is.8:13;
1 P.1:17; 2:17; Ps.25:12; Ac.10:35; Mt.7:21; 22:36-40;
LORD, LET THEM CONSIDER
Lord, let them consider You, ‘fore it’s too late,
Let them know that just You, can open Heav’n’s gate.
Millions do not consider, eternity,
And only You, Jesus, can set their soul free.
In the body of flesh, the soul is bound,
And without Jesus, no pardon can be found.
E’er so deep, Satan has the imprisoned soul,
But Jesus can release it, He has full control.
Before it’s too late, please do consider this,
Without Jesus, you’ll ne’er realize Heav’n’s bliss.
Condemn’d you will be, to the gate of Hell,
And there for eternity, you shall dwell.
Lord, let them consider You, this is my pray’r,
This world is so fickle, with no love or care.
Only with Jesus’ awesome, amazing grace,
Can you have victory, in life’s long, hard race.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer July 2, 2007 # 1151
Eternal Life: Mat.19:25-26; John 8:31-32; 14:6; Acts 4:12;
Rom. 6:23; 8:1-4, 37-39; 10:9-10;
Gal. 5:1; Phil.3:4-11; 1 John 5:4-5;
Eternal death: Mat. 25:46; Mark 3:29; Heb. 6:2; 2 Thes. 1:9;
Mat. 18:8; 25:41; Jude 1:7;
Eternal existence of God: 1 Tim. 1:17; Rom.1:20; 16:26;
Eternal existence of Christ: Rev. 1:18.
The eternal duration of the sufferings of the lost: Mat. 25:46; Jude 1:6.
Their condition after casting off the mortal body is spoken of in these revealing and terrifying words: “Fire that shall not be quenched” (Mark 9:45-46), “fire unquenchable” (Luke 3:17), “the worm that never dies,” “the smoke of their torment ascending up for ever and ever” (Rev. 14:10-11).
The pain in my soul, is agony,
When lost souls around, the Truth can’t see.
Deaf ears and blind eyes, and stubbornness,
The Laws of God, they love to transgress.
When I see the hardness, in lost souls,
It’s so clear, that Satan has control.
Their utter unbelief makes my soul cry,
For Jesus, they reject and deny.
My heart is sad, as I look around
For the Saviour, lost ones have not found.
Christ has given us all, a command,
“Go ye therefore,” into all the land.
If we know Jesus, we must obey,
We must tell of Jesus, ev’ry day.
Lost souls are there, where ever we go,
When we tell of Christ, true love we show.
If we love Jesus, of Him we’ll tell,
For we want no one to go to Hell.
Each of us will answer to the Lord,
We’ll be held accountable, by The Word.
When you stand before, Jesus one day,
Will you stand tall, because you obey’d?
Will you receive rewards meant for you?
Or will you be ashamed, that you were not true?
Lost souls should to us be a concern,
“Go ye therefore” Christ wants us to learn.
ALL believers must always obey,
We all must reach out to lost souls today.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Dec.11,2001 # 849
(Mat.28:19; Mk.16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Tim.4:2; Luke 24:47; Rom.10:13-17;
Pro.11:30; Dan.12:3; 1 Cor.3:13-15; Rev.22:12)
Amazing Love of Christ
Love urged Jesus, to leave Heaven’s safety,
To come to Earth, to pay sin’s penalty.
I can’t comprehend, Jesus’ kind of love,
Care, concern, compassion, just from above!
In Gethsemane, love made Jesus pray,
Let this cup pass, if there’s another way!
But there was no other way, He had to die,
He did not back down, He did not e’vn try!
Love made Jesus endure, His horrid fate,
Violent torture, Christ did tolerate!
Severe whipping, made His bones to be bare,
The Bible says: they look on me and stare!
Love allowed Jesus, not one word to say,
In His defense, on that horrible day!
He was delivered, because of envy,
His own people, refused to set Him free
The Jews demanded, He be crucified,
Because of His blasphemy, He must die!
They stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe,
And a crown of thorns, on Him they bestow’d.
In love to us, He went up to Calv’ry,
To pay our sin debt, and set our soul free.
Such amazing love, I can’t comprehend,
Deep, heart-felt love, He could never pretend!
The love of Christ, I cannot comprehend,
The Almighty Creator, calls me friend!
I am not worthy, to put on His shoe,
Yet this Majestic God, loves me and you!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Sept.25, 2016 #1393
Love of Christ: (Mk.10:21; Jn.10:11; 11:3; 13:1, 34; 14:21; 15:9, 13; Jn.19:26; 20:2; Rom.5:7; 8:35-38; 2 Cor.5:14; Gal.2:20; Eph.3:19; 5:2, 25; 1 Tim.1:14; 1 Jn.3:16) Christ Offered Himself As A Sacrifice: (Isa.53:4; Mat.20:28; 27:42; Mk.10:45; Lk.22:19;
Jn.1:29; 6:51; 10:11, 15, 17; 11:50; 15:13; 18:14; Rom.5:8; 1 Cor.5:7; 8:11; 2 Cor.5:15; 8:9;
Gal.1:4; 2:20; Heb.9:26; Eph.5:2, 25; 1 Tim.2:6; Tit.2:14; Heb.7:27; 9:14, 26; 10:12; 1 Pet.3:18; 1 Jn.3:16; Rev.1:5) Sufferings of Christ: (Gen.3:15; Ps.22:17; 69:20; Isa.50:6; 53:5, 10; Zec.13:6; Mat.26:35-42; 27:26-46; Mk.14:27, 34; 15:17, 34; Lk.22:44, 63; Jn.12:27; 19:2, 37; Acts 3:18; 17:3; 26:23; Heb.2:10; 5:8; 12:3, 12;
1 Pet.1:11; 2:21; 3:18; 4:1; 5:1; ev.19:13,15), He was Despised: (Ps.22:6; Isa.53:3; Mat.9:24; 10:25; 13:55; 26:55; 27:14-18, 22, 30, 40; Mk.6:3; 15:29-30; Lk.4:22; 10:16; 16:14; 22:64; Jn.6:42; 7:20, 37, 48; 8:48; 9:29; 10:20; Heb.6:6). He was Humiliated: (Isa.53:2, 9; Mat.27:28, 38; Mk.1:13; 14:48; 15:17, 27; Lk.2:7, 12; 9:58; 22:37, 52, 65; 23:33; Jn.19:2, 18; Acts 8:33; 2 Cor.8:9; Phil.2:7-8; Heb.2:9, 17). He was Mocked: (Mat.12:32; 20:19; 26:68; 27:29, 31, 41, 65; Mk.5:40; 9:12; 10:34; 14:65; 15:18, 31; Lk. 18:32: 22:63; 23:11, 36; Jn.19:3) He was Reviled: (Ps.22:7; Mat.12:32; 27:39, 44; Mk.15:18, 29, 32; Lk.2:34; 22:64; 23:39; Jn.8:32; 1 Cor.12:3; 1 Pet.4:14; Jude 1:15) He was Crucified: (Ps.22:16; Zec.12:10; Mat.20:19; 21:39; 23:34; 26:2; 27:22, 26, 35, 65; Mk.8:31; 10;34; 12:8; 15:24; 16:6; Lk.18:32; 20:15; 23:33; 24:7, 20; Jn.3:14; 12:33; 19:18, 23; Acts 2:23; 3:15; 4:10; 5:30; 7:52; 10:39; 1 Cor.1:13; 2:8; 2 Cor.13:4; 1 Thes.2:15; Heb.2:9; Jam.5:6; Rev.11:8).
Some things to consider
Here are some of the unlawfulness of the Jewish trials. #1. A man could never be arrested at night for a capital crime. Jesus' arrest took place between 1 and 2 o'clock at night. #2. No arrest for a capital crime could be made upon information given by a follower or colleague of the accused. The entire plot revolved around Judas, one of Jesus’ followers. #3. No Jewish trial could be held at night. Both trials before Annas and Caiaphas, were held in darkness. #4. After hearing the testimony of witnesses in a capital crime, they could not immediately act and judge. They were to go home and remain alone and separate from one another for two days. They did not do that. They Jewish court never left the presence of Caiaphas! #5. Their vote was supposed to be taken from the youngest to the oldest so that the youngest wouldn't be intimidated or influenced by the older votes. This never happened.
Barabbas was a notorious criminal, he was a murderer, he was an insurrectionist, he was guilty of sedition and he was bound in prison awaiting death by crucifixion. It was a capital crime he had committed. He was the one guilty of treason, not Jesus. So, Pilate thought that if he were to put Barabbas next to Jesus, and offered to release one of them, the Jews would say, "Don't release Barabbus! Release Jesus!" But it backfired upon him. They said they wanted Jesus crucified (Matthew 27:19-23)!
So they gathered a band of soldiers, stripped Him and put on a scarlet robe on Him, placed a crown of thorns on His Head, and a reed in His Right Hand, mocked Him by bowing down and saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They hit Him on His Head, spit on him, and led him away to be crucified. (Matthew 27:26-31).
You and I deserve that spit. We deserve the nails in His Feet and Hands. It was OUR sin that He bore, NOT His. It was OUR place He took on the cross. We should have been there NOT Him! We are the guilty ones, we are like sheep gone astray, turned everyone to our own ways. We are the rebels. OUR iniquity has separated us from God, NOT His. The message behind all of this is because of Jesus’ amazing love, He died for us! He did it for us. He became sin for us, so we would not have to pay sin’s penalty . . . eternity in Hell! John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV)
Love is a ‘door’, passing from ‘self’ to service,
Wondrous love for Christ, takes away darkness.
Love is the key to Heav’n, it unlocks the gate,
It’s Christ’s love for us, wiping clean our slate.
Love is the only service, money can’t buy,
Yet so very many, certainly do try!
Love is the only service, power can’t command,
Yet the world today, can’t seem to understand!
Love’s not like a reservoir, it won’t run dry,
Love’s like a natural spring, it won’t e’er die.
Love is not blind, For God does surely see,
Love can change our life, and make us all free!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Jan.3,1996 # 92-A
(Mt.22:37-40; Jn.13:35; 15:12; 1 Jn.3;1; 4:16;
1 Thes.3:12; Ro.8:35-39; 12:9; 1 P.1:22; Ep.3:17-19;
Gal.2:20; 5:22-23; 1 Co.13:13; Col.3:14)
LOVE . . . March 2009 Monthly Message
If we love the Lord, with all our heart,
We’ll not e’er, from His goodness depart.
If we love the Lord, with all our soul,
We’ll give to Him daily, full control.
If we love the Lord, with all our mind,
Eternal life in Heav’n, we shall find.
If with all our strength, we love the Lord,
We’ll be empow’red daily, by His Word.
Loving neighbor as self, we must do,
Or our love to the Lord, is not true.
The Golden Rule, we should always follow,
Love in our heart, keeps away sorrow.
Jesus gives to us, just two commands,
Love God, love others; this He demands.
All this boils down, to one four letter word,
LOVE - - - is our command, from our Lord.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.11,2008 #1170
Deut.6:5; 1 Thes.5:11-22; Mat.7:12; Rom.13:9; Gal.5;14; Jam.2:8.
Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. (KJV)
Love For The Lord
The love I have for the Lord, I must express,
A deep heart felt love, a love I must confess.
This fervent love for Him, grows stronger each day,
As I walk close to Him, in the narrow way.
I love Him more than my father or mother,
For Christ Jesus is, my spiritual Brother.
Because I love Jesus, the Father loves me too,
With love that I simply cannot, misconstrue.
God’s grace is with me, for my love is sincere,
For I can always feel, His Presence so near.
I will stand firm and hold fast, in this great love,
And reject evils, in this world of push and shove.
He blesses me, when I endure temptation,
Promised a crown, along with salvation.
Master, I love Thee, with all my heart and soul,
And I have given to You, complete control.
I look to the day, when You shall appear,
‘Twill be a day of joy, there will be no fear.
Face to face precious Lord, You will I see,
And I will then spend with You, eternity.
Although I have not seen Him, I love Him so,
And know He will keep me, from fiery Hell below.
Instead I shall abide, on Heav’n’s blissful shore,
And there daily learn, to love Him, yet more.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer #1258 May 15,2010
LOVE IS AN ENEMY . . . February 2015 Message
To Satan, true love is an enemy,
Our hate makes him smile in wicked glee.
Kind, loving words that come from the heart,
Makes the old devil, quickly depart.
He wants us to fuss, one with another,
He wants strife and conflict, among brothers.
He wants not a bit of love to be shown,
He wants us to act, as if Christ isn’t known.
A great enemy of Satan, is love,
The devil hates our dear Lord from above.
Satan does not want us to be like Him,
He wants us to continue, right on in sin.
The old devil has a great enemy,
The love of our Lord, toward you and me.
Satan really hates true godly love,
He tries to keep us from God above.
True godly love is Satan’s enemy,
He grins when we keep on, in iniquity.
But just love for God, and our brethren too,
This love is what we, should always pursue.
Love the Lord your God, with all of your heart,
And the hatred of Satan will depart.
Let us to one another, godly love show,
Let us cause the devil, sorrow and woe.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Aug. 2, 2000 # 720
The Love of Christ . . . February 2012 Monthly Message
Down deep in Christ’s heart, is love untold,
Love more precious, than the purest gold.
Most people on this fact, don’t agree,
As they rush madly, to eternity.
Each person has an eternal soul,
That speeds on, to an eternal goal.
This goal results, in choices you make,
So Christ’s love, you must not forsake.
We’re all sinners, the Bible does tell,
Without Jesus, we’re headed for Hell.
Jesus’ love, paid our sin’s penalty,
His death on that cross, is our vict’ry.
God loved us so, He sent His own Son,
So eternal salvation could be won.
Christ came not to condemn, but to save,
But we must accept Christ, ‘fore the grave.
Just thru’ Christ, can God’s Kingdom we see,
And the mansion, where one day we’ll be.
Our inheritance, that will not fade,
We must accept, the price that Christ paid.
Consider the love of Christ, this day,
Don’t go another step, the wrong way.
Don’t reject Christ, grab on to His love,
For just He can get you to Heav’n above.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.19,2008 #1173
1 John 3:1; John 3:15-18,36; 5:24; 14:2-6; Acts 4:12; 1 John 2:17; 2:25; 5:13;
Jude 1:21; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Rom.3:10,23; 6:23; John 10:11; 11:3; 13:1; 13:34;14:21;15:9;
John 15:13; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 3:19; Romans 8:35-39..
LOVE WITH THE LOVE OF GOD
The love of Jesus does compel me,
To love even my worst enemy.
We must love, with the love of God,
To be His children, and not frauds.
We must love with everlasting love,,
With lovingkindness from God above.
Humble, patient, and compassionate,
With a forgiving nature, not hate.
God loved us much, to call us “sons”,
But without Christ, this title can’t be won!
We must love the Lord, with all our heart,
Trust and obey; and from sin depart.
Loving God comes first in the life we live,
Also to our neighbor, love we must give.
If we believe God, and do what He says,
Eternity in Heav’n will be our stay.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.6,1996 # 158
(Mt.5:44,46; 6:14-15; 22:37-40; Phil.1:27; 2:1-2; Col.3:14;
Heb.10:24-25; 1 Co.13:13; Gal.5:22; Ep.3:17-19;
1 Jn.4:16; Jn.3:15-18,36)
LOVE, MERCY, GRACE AND PEACE
We think of ‘love’ when we think of God,
His pure love is true, the world abroad.
‘Love’ is His character, His quality,
His love will go on, thru’ eternity.
Thru’ God’s holy love, He shows ‘mercy’,
Sending His Son, to pay our penalty.
We all, as sinners, have gone astray,
Without God’s ‘mercy’, we’re Satan’s prey.
The ‘grace’ of God is a wondrous thing,
For it, to us, salvation will bring.
‘Grace’ too, stems from God’s enormous love,
It’s undeserved kindness, from God above.
God’s love, mercy and grace end with ‘peace’,
And for God’s children, it does increase.
Our sins are gone; completely forgiv’n,
And we know our home is reserv’d in Heav’n.
God’s ‘love’ leads to ‘mercy’, ‘mercy’ to ‘grace’,
One day soon, we’ll meet Him, Face to face.
We’ll have ‘peace’ and joy for eternity,
Because of God’s ‘love’ for you and me.
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Oct.13,1997 # 411
(2 Jn.3; Ep.2:4-5; 4:26-27; 1 Jn.3:1; 4:7,11,16; Jam.4:7;
Phil.4:7; 1 P.1:3-5; Ps.25:8; 26:3; 33:5; 34:8; 63:3; 103:17;
Nah.1:7; Jn.3:16; Ro.5:8)
The beauty of a rose, we cherish,
But soon it’s gone, for it will perish.
Love like a rose, has great beauty too,
Eternally there, for you and me.
The love that Christ has for all of us,
Is love unspeakable, and precious.
This love, we must show to each other,
We must always care for our brother.
True love is something we need not force,
It comes from the heart; it runs its course.
True love is there when we’re down and low,
It’s always there, with its special glow.
Love from each other, and love from our Lord,
Is to be greatly cherish’d and ador’d.
True love can help make our day go right,
For pain and trouble seem to take flight!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Nov.6.1997 # 423
LUKE 16:23 . . . July 2003 Message
Luke’s Gospel; sixteen, verse twenty three,
These words say so much, to you and me.
So few words, yet God’s children they bless,
Yet too, we see, the world’s wickedness.
These words show, there are two roads ahead,
One leads to bliss and comfort; one to dread.
You are on one of those roads today,
One leads to Glory Land; one Hell’s way.
The words tell us, we’ll live eternally,
In Heaven, OR in Hell, verily.
When we leave Earth, we’ll go anoth’r place,
Hell’s torment, or the Light of God’s Face!
The words reveal, you’ll have mem’ries there,
Hell will be torment; beyond compare.
You’ll wish you could live life o’er again,
But there’s no such luck; you are condemn’d.
The words say those in Hell; see Heav’n far off,
But they refused His ‘Gift’, God they did scoff!
There’s no turning back; once you are there,
You rejected Jesus; you did not care!
You’ll be in torment, for ever more,
Without Christ, you’ll not live on Heav’n’s shore.
No mercy; just torment, and agony,
For you cast off God’s grace, eternally!
If you are reading these words today,
It’s still not too late, God to obey.
Accept His ONE Plan, to save your soul,
Jesus will grant Heaven, as your goal!
Luke16:23 And in Hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth
Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. [KJV]
By: His servant, Connie Kramer Mar.11,1997 # 306
(Lu.16:19-31; Ec.12:7; Heb.9:27; Jn.3:15-18,36; 5:24; 8:24; 14:2-3,6)
Lurking in the Shadows
Our worst enemy lurks in the shadows,
And e’er so subtly, he conveys his blows.
He wants us to think, what he offers is right,
But dear one, his deals are dark as the night!
Disrespectful is Satan, to our God,
We must be careful, as our path we trod.
He hates the Father, and Jesus His Son,
And he hates all, the obedient ones.
This Wicked One, is arrogant and proud,
And with great power, Satan is endowed.
We must beware, not to fall under his spell,
For we do not want, to end up in Hell.
Deceit is a tool, that Satan does use,
And the Truth of God’s Word, he does abuse.
He transforms himself, to an angel of light,
When all the while, he is dark as the night.
As a roaring lion, Satan does walk,
And with such blasphemous words, he does talk,
We must put on the whole armor of God,
If we are to overcome, as we trod.
Submit to God, and the devil repel,
For he tries so hard, to send us to Hell.
If we stand firm, Jesus will give us pow’r,
Trust Him always, day or night, any hour!
By: His servant, Connie Kramer June 27, 2015 #1372
Gen.3:1; Job 1:6,9; Lk.8:29; 9:39,42; 2 Cor.11:3; Eph.2:2; 6:12; 1 Tim.3:6; 1 Pet.5:8; 1 Jn.2:13,
#1 Seduce by pleasure (1 Tim. 5:11-15); #2 Quote Scriptures to lead astray (Mat.4:6).
#3 Afflict the body (2 Cor. 12:7); #4 Tempt by pride (1 Tim. 3:6)
#5 Pluck away the seed of the Word (Mark 4:15); #6 Tempt by impure thoughts ( 1 Cor. 7:5)
#7 Hinder through circumstances (1 Thes.2:18); #8 Severely buffet in a crises (Luke 22:31)
#9 Tempt to hypocrisy and lying ( Acts 5:3); #10 Tries to make us deny Christ’s virgin birth, or His death and resurrection, or His ascension to Heaven, or His power, or His love for us, or His forgiveness of our sins, or His Second Coming.
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