John Eldredge sums his whole message in his Identity of the Heart devotional.
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Pray to the Lord
Trusting the Lord
With hearts and minds
Doing own best
I will deliver thee
Thou shalt not be given into
The hand of men
Whom thou art afraid
I will surely deliver thee
Thou shalt not fall by the sword
Thy life shall be a prey unto thee
Because thou hast put thy trust in Me
Saith the Lord
Inspiration On: Thursday, 25 December 2015
Jeremiah 39 helps me to understand about God. The Lord spoke to the Israelites through the prophet Jeremiah. Second and third stanza comes from verse 17 to 18. These two verses speak to me the importance to trust in the Lord during my tumultuous times. Likewise, the Lord continually deliver those who put their trust in Him. This really comforts my heart to continually trust in Him. Proverbs 3 also explain the importance of trusting the Lord in whatever we do.
Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.
Heart in the Creator
Heart for the God
Heart at Jesus’ heart
Heart on the the Lord’s mercy and loving kindness
Heart bows to the Lordship of Jesus
Respect and love for the Lord is the crust of
Pure heart of worship
Full loyalty to Jesus Christ
~ Tojiru Yoshiko
Inspiration On: Sunday, 1 November 2015 at 10:20am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Most of the time, people love to pass their own judgements without understanding someone. The feeling of bring misunderstood is extremely painful. Thus produce such quote. It is a quote seeking to be understood. All the time I spend time to understand others yet many choose to pass their own judgements onto me. If I’m not depressed, then I’m not human. However, I thank the Lord to understand my sense to be understood. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.
In the stillness
My grieving heart
Grieved to the point of
Loss of hope in a
Loss of hope in a
With the Lord
Inspiration On: Friday, 31 July 2015 at 3pm
The feeling to write with my left hand returns. Yesterday’s memory ingrains an ache in my heart and mind. A newfound friend spoke harshly to me due to me being lack of experience. A long time friend was scared to confess so he passes it to me. The feeling of being caught in between is getting more unbearable until I cried to the Lord on my bed. At home and outside, I am caught in between. It’s so painful. Thus I spoke to that friend that his words and actions hurt me. As I was crying to the Lord, I find peace in Him. May this poetry comforts those who are caught in between. May you know that you are not alone. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.
Inspiration On: Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 6:11pm
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 21 April 2014 at 4:15am
This poetry is birthed out of joy upon the rise of design poetry is out in the web. Upon waiting for Yori and mine poetry to be published, I feel lost in words and encountered creative block due to house and job search. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.
Inspiration On: Friday, 18 April 2014 at 4:30am
Countries, races, families and individuals imminently have war against each other. The rise of self importance increases with every breakthrough but forgetting those who are in dire need of help. These elements are the mark of the birth of this poetry. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.
Inspiration On: Wednesday, 9 April 2014 at 2:49am to 3am
Yori refers me to Pat Cegan’s Friendly Fire poetry at http://patcegan.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/friendly-fire. We have a good laugh. Glad that we live nearby. Pat’s poetry inspires me the above poetry. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.
Inspiration On: Monday, 13 January 2014 at 1:11am
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 14 February 2014 at 9:38pm
I was contemplating about Pure and good in my mind. Surprisingly, Pure and Good also produce PG acronym. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.
Inspiration On: Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 1pm to 7pm
With the given title from Yori, my mind digged the previous works and pressed my creative juices.
Inspiration On: Saturday, 2 November 2013 at 3:22pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 15 November 2013 at 1:02pm
Suddenly, the idea of defining con acronym came “Caught Off Guard” except for letter n. According to the free dictionary, con means
- involving abuse of confidence; deceitfully manipulative: a con trick.
- to swindle; trick.
- to persuade by deception, cajolery, etc.
Li>a confidence game or swindle.
- a lie, exaggeration, or glib self-serving talk.
Yori’s acrostic poetry gave me the visual idea of the devil’s deception described by Jesus in the book of gospel. After communicating with Yiri cia email, inspirations flowed out as I continued writing it down.
Entering the modern era
Liberalism are enforced
Parting money in order to earn more money
Unlike olden days where bartering is enforced
Focus on money blinds the heart
Focus on money crime rate increases
Focus on money lead to selfishness
Focus of money kills conscience
Focus on money lead to dishonest gains
Fearful, hungry, and thirsty hearts
Darkness envelops whole beings
Devil instigates and continually lies to the minds
Evil reigns and feet rush to evil
Unless focus on the Creator
Trust in Him
Following His statutes and ordinances as our worship to our Saviour
Earning money is gained honestly as our worship to our Lord
Love, Care and concern in the community
Remaining in His love
Basked in His bountiful love
Joyful dance in expressing our love to our Lord
Hearts are free from fear
Continuum peaceful and satisfied hearts
No foothold for the devil to reign
Inspiration On: Wednesday, 2 October 2013 at 2:11am
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 6 October 2013 at 12:34am
Do these drive us to insanity?
Do these lead us to seek God’s forgiveness?
Why does Jesus Christ comes?
Inspiration On: Monday, 2 September 2013 at 9:11am
Inspiration On: Saturday, 7 September 2013 at 2:07am
Jeremiah 37:3 in NASB is the source of idea to define acronym Hiss. Hiss is the sound from snake. This reminded me of mankind’s fall to temptation instigated by the serpent.
Does our works reap blessings or curses?
How do people react to our works?
How do the Lord of Creator see the works of our hearts and actions?
Inspiration On: Monday, 12 August 2013 around 11:48pm
Inspiration End On: Wednesday, 28 August 2013 at 7:17pm
Remembering my way home, I saw a rat from afar. So I ran after it to touch it, but it scurried into the drain.
Selfishness blind the hearts
Selfishness blind the minds
Full of self seeking
Greed, Hatred, Pride, Self justification grip the eyes
Nothing else satiates one’s void heart
These causing oneself
Groping in darkness
Sowing evil seeds
Evil ones torment oneself
Living in hell of conscience
Reaping unquenchable fire
Fear of the Lord open the hearts
Fear of the Lord open the minds
Full of caring others
Love, Care, Concern, Peace, Kindness, Goodness, Longsuffering,
Gentleness, Patience, Joy, Understanding, and Self Control grip the eyes
Nothing else satiates one’s full heart
These causing oneself
Brisk in the light
Sowing good seeds
Basking in God’s love
Living in paradise of conscience
Reaping heavenly rewards
Open your eyes
Which one is the best?
Choose what is best
What is your preference?
Any decision made?
Inspiration On: Saturday, 3 August 2013 at 12:12am
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 5 August 2013 at 12:40am
Being in the bathroom is my favourite part of the day. It is when ideas and inspirations pop out such as images of poetry and stories. This time, “Groping in darkness Or Brisk in the light” popped out. Words flowed out upon revisiting it for two days being reminded of Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV), “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
~ Hikari Yori
Play along in dark humour lead to dark aura
Play along during strife increase conflict
Play along in unison to harm the innocent hurt own conscience
Play along to bring white humour bless the hurting
Play along to bless others’ needs reap warmth in both parties’ hearts and minds
Play and play to pass the days will not bring happiness
Play and bless others through play ministry brings purpose in us to the Lord
~ Tojiru Yoshiko
Inspiration On: Friday, 12 July 2013 at 1:39am to 12:15pm
My son purposely slowed down and refused to change his clothes. He particularly hates a seat cover and named it “teeth”. On Sunday, our guest bought him that seat cover. Its roughness gave the feeling of teeth. Suddenly, a light bulb appeared in my mind. Scaring him that the “teeth” asked me to let it out of the storeroom to jump around the living room. Fearful noise and look, he speedily changed to pyjamas and entered the room. Unexpectedly, he talked about this to his dad. He questioned me what is “teeth”. Using my body language to ask him to sing the same tune as me. Upon reflecting this, the above poetry flowed out.
When I heard of Yoshiko’s story, “Play along” came and produced the acronym of PA, which stands for Public Announcement.
In your anger
Do not bang the door
In your anger
Do not hit
In your anger
Do not kick
In your rage
In your rage
In your rage
In your greed
In your greed
In your greed
In your jealousy
Bite your tongue
In your bitterness
Hold your hands and feet
In your wrath
Embrace God’s love
Dispel darkness from within
Don’t let the devil reign in your heart
Beware of sins knocking at your heart
By receiving Lord Jesus Christ
Letting the Holy Spirit to soften your heart
With God’s love all day
Living for Him
Letting His strength to be upon our weakness
Inspiration On: Wednesday, 10 July 2013 at 10:43am
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 11 July 2013 at 1:49am
This began with a guest staying in my house. Upon seeing my parents sat together in the kitchen, she banged the door (due to jealousy) then went out. Normally, she wouldn’t bang the door before my dad came. So I was thinking to add into the house rule, “In your anger, please do not bang the door.” Actually, this idea is inspired from Ephesians 4:22-32 (KJV), “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.“
Power of authority are given to
Bless our worship
Glorify our Father in heaven
Through hearts, minds, and strength
Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
John 12:28 (KJV)
Father, glorify Thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
John 17:1 (KJV)
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee
John 17:5 (KJV)
And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own Self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.
Inspiration On: Saturday, 6 June 2013 at 3:59pm to 4:15pm
As a mother with a given authority to take care a baby, use power wisely is important. Those three words only produced UPW thereby inserting ARD gives and increases its meaning. Oxford Advanced Learner’s dictionary defines upward as
- Pointing towards or facing a higher place
- Increasing in amount or price
Love is being open and vulnerable
Open to give love
Vulnerable to hurts and pains
Having patience to love and
Caring the needs of being loved
Bringing peace into fearful hearts
Longsuffering to fulfill His love
Full of kindness to the sinners
Goodness abounds the sinners
Gentle to bring hope and repentance
Self control to the receiver of love
When the sinner
Lives in darkness
Love is God’s care for
To solve our
Son of God
The Saviour of our souls
Instill joy into our needy hearts
Inspiration On: Sunday, 30 June 2013 from 2:09am to 2:09pm
When the painful moment occurred, I was enjoying my play with my three years son. We were playing his favourite kitchen toy set. Dashing into my brother’s room to offer a cup of coffee. Running to and fro. Putting the pans back onto the stove. A quiet brute force knocked onto the back of my spine playfully. Extremely painful. Enough to let tears well up in my eyes. My mother in law appeared and scolded him. Leading him to run towards my mother, but she rebuked him gently. Dashed into my mother’s room. Hiding behind the bed feeling guilty (I guess). Upon the pain was gone, my hands lost strength when I attempted to turn door knob. Waiting for a few minutes, my strength returned. I gently spoke to my mother in law to let the matter rest since he is still young.
Approaching my guilt-stricken hiding son behind the bed, he seemed hesitant to come out. Fearful of his predicament. Thank God for the understanding that he is still so young and the compassion He instilled upon me. Embracing my son, gently reason with him, and explain spine was the most sensitive part of the body. Nobody should hit such vulnerable section. No hitting spine and don’t let anybody to hit his. Finally, he came out and embraced me.
Upon reflecting this in the midnight, I realised love is open and vulnerable. More words flowed out as I revisited this poetry and remembered Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV), “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Is the soil of our hearts favourable for God’s seeds to grow and flourish?
Or do our inner hearts are inclined to sins favouring evil to flourish?
Who is the source of our inner living?
Who do we let to be the central of our inner living?
Our actions indirectly reflect our inner thoughts and lives
Is it the battle of our hearts and minds?
Battle between the best and worst life
Inspiration On: Saturday, 29 June 2013 from 12:16am to 3am
Whenever I think of my source of income, its acronym is SOI. There seems to have no meaning in it so inserting L is the best. It signifies the soil of our heart. The dictionary describes soil as
- The top layer of the earth’s surface, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with organic matter.
- A particular kind of earth or ground: sandy soil.
- Country; land: native soil.
- The agricultural life: a man of the soil.
- A place or condition favorable to growth; a breeding ground.
We worship an immense powerful God
The God who creates the entire universe
Take heart to those who
Fear the Lord
Inspiration On: Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 7:09pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 23 June 2013 at 12:49am
Initially, “Power of God” came then the idea of adding “behold” was reminded from the Bible. Since the acronym didn’t make a word, I wondered to change letter G to other letter. After much thought, C seemed the best letter since C stands for Creator.
Does control gives us power?
Can’t we respect each other’s decision if not harmful?
Can’t we respect each other’s boundary?
Most relationships fail due to
Exerting too much force
Crossing the boundaries
Manipulative hearts, attitudes and actions.
Inspiration On: Thursday, 13 June 2013 from 3:12pm to 10:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 15 June 2013 at 5:56pm
“Demands control” came to my mind when I was thinking the bullies. During my primary school, my classmates bullied me. I often felt why I was the one being bullied. Now, as I think back, I’m an Introvert and am very quiet. Is that the reason to bully me? Then “Depressed Character” spoke to my mind.
Inspiration On: Saturday, 8 June 2013 from 12:48am
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 13 June 2013 at 3pm
It was a great challenge to me to define the acronym of ‘assume’ began with, “Always Seeing Someone”. According to dictionary, assume means to accept without proof; to take upon oneself; to pretend to be. Assumption means the act of assuming; unverified belief. So assumptions are not the truth until we verify its validity.