Category Archives: Poems

Derive strength from your storm by faith in knowing that God has a plan

Derive strength from your storm by faith in knowing that God has a plan.

“My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.”
Proverbs 3:1‭-‬8 NASB
http://bible.com/100/pro.3.1-8.NASB

Your Sweet Name

My God, my Jesus

How excellent is Your name

All authorities and kings

Pale beneath Your fame

My soul brings you worship

For all that I have gained

But all of it is worthless

Without Your sweet name

Chorus:

Your sweet name

More powerful than the oceans

Your sweet name

Commands the wind and rain

Your sweet name

Can heal the blind and broken

No sweeter thing ever spoken

Than Your name

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Copyright 2017, Author: Johnathan Sexton by inspiration during my morning walk around the third floor of my office building today.

Love Held the Nail

I didn’t hold the nail or the hammer, nor did anyone else living today. 

My sin did not force Jesus on the cross, truly I had no part to play.

It was the love of God the Father, who made the call. 

To send His son to die for us all.

No, not one thing that I have done or said could force Jesus to his death. 

Yet it was death He paid, that I might be saved. 

His love extended to great and small.

Love held the nail

Love wielded the hammer

Love thrusted the spear

Love rolled the stone

Love rose the dead

Love saved us all

Copyright 2017, Johnathan Sexton

From Failure to Failure

From failure to failure
his mercy remains
will you get back up
or hide in your chains

Who are you?
we will fall
we will cause shame
we will disappoint
we will have pain

But the Love of our God
will always contain
the mercy sufficient
and the restoring refrain
to raise us out of the punishment
which we have gained

Are you David? Lustful! Murderer! Adulterer! Repentant! A man after God’s own heart!
Are you Peter? Angry! Losing focus! A denier! Repentant! Upon which Christ built His church!
Are you Paul? Murderer! Persecutor! Repentant! Evangelist to the Gentiles!
Are you Judas? Betrayer! Greedy! Remained in His sin! Hanging from a tree!
Are you Saul? Disobedient! Jealous! Remained in His sin! Fell on His sword!

From failure to failure, who are you?

Veterans Day 2014

Today is Veterans Day.

Thank You Veterans, It is because of you we are free. Free to be whatever we choose to be. Free to see what we want to see. Free to sing what we want to sing. Free to work where we want to work. Free to vote if we want to vote. Free to learn what we want to learn. Free to say what we want to say. Free from tyranny home and from afar. Free from dictators wherever they are. We dare not forget why we are free. For the price of freedom was not free. Yet the price of freedom has been paid. By a Veteran, whether they live or whether they lay. Freedom is still not free even today. Even now so, the price has to be paid. Until all the tyrants have been slayed. To keep this country free as made. The Veterans’ courage must not fade. And we indebted must arise. And ensure the tyrants do not surprise. For if our memories dull or fade. Surely the price will again be paid. On American soil I am afraid.

Thank You, Veterans. Thank You, Dad. Thank you for your service to our country and for fighting for freedom around the world. Thank You for sharing the freedom of salvation through Christ Jesus with our soldiers and counseling them through tough situations through twenty years of service and even still today.