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Inspiration On: Monday, 13 January 2014 at 8:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 14 February 2014 at 9:42 pm

“Mass Protection” came as I think about God’s protection in our lives. Suddenly, this produced MP acronym, which stands for “Member of Parliament”. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

SiP

SiP

Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 29 October 2013 from 4:29am to 12:14am
Illustration Submission On: 4 November 2013 at 4pm

Hikari Yori
This acrostic idea came when I shredding paper. Since SP didn’t give any meaning, inserting “i” seemed suitable letter candidate than “a”. Sip gives the meaning of drinking and dwelling in Christ’s strength and protection. According to the free online dictionary, sip means
1. To drink in small quantities
2. A small quantity of liquid sipped

Tojiru Yoshiko
Upon thinking of sip and Yori’s idea, shield of faith verses inspired my poetry. Graphical design will help to illustrate this message better.

Tienny The
Designing the sip graphically challenged me. I feel to make the small letter “i” signify human’s frailty needing God’s grace and mercy. Then integrity will follow.

Bloodshed & Bloodbath

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Bloodbath on the land
The effect of war
Between two kings and/or presidents.
Shedding blood
For country issues.
Possessing other country
Protecting own country.

Bloodbath on the street
The effect of gang fights and gunfights
Between two leaders
Shedding blood
For territorial issues.
Possessing other territory
Protecting own land.

Bloodbath at the corner
The effects of catfights
Between two cats
Shedding blood
For territorial issues.
Possessing other territory
Protecting own land.

Bloodbath at houses
The effects of fights
Between two people
Shedding blood
For justice
For own family, friends, loved ones, assets and/or wealth.
Possessing those
Protecting those.

All in the name of
Possessions
And
Protections.


Inspiration On: Friday, 1 March 2013 at 8:36pm

The sight of bloodbath on land between two countries appeared in my mind. The war TV drama that I ever watched before is producing fruits of poetry.

Flying Knives

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Flying knives
Of hurtful knives
Knives stab into your heart
Heart bleeds
Bleeds in pain
As
Blood oozes
Out of
The wounds.

Beware knives
Knives of hurtful words
Knives from behind
Knives of
Office politics.
Knives from
Friends.
Knives from
The evil one
The devil
Our real enemy.
Seek God’s help
Taking refuge in Him
Through Christ
His Son.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 26 February 2013 at 12:40am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 4:22pm

The idea of flying knives came about whenever I think of office politics. Then the feeling of the knives is related to the evil one. All I can do is to ask for God’s protection and find refuge in Him.

Abandoned Babies Cry

Abandoned
Babies
Cry
Desperately
Everyday
For
God’s
Hearings and Help.
Internally
Juggling,
Kicking,
Living, and
Moaning in
Needing
Of
Physical and Psychological Protection
Quickly;
Redeeming them,
Soothing them, and
To let them
Understand
Vast
Wonderings that produce
Xylem to
Yield
Zest and Zeal of life.

Jesus loves the little children.
How important is your child’s future?
Do you want them to walk in the way of the Lord or lost forever?


Inspiration On: Sunday, 2 February 2013 at 7:44pm
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 18 February 2013 at 1:02am

Whenever I think of abandoned babies and see it from the newspaper, I feel that they have feelings. I hope to create the awareness that baby is innocent and in need of love from their parents and other people.

How Long

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As my feet land onto the floor
Either walking step by step or even
Rise from bed, chair, sofa…
The nerves of sprained rear ankle feet
Send signals of throbbing onto my brain.

Struggled to keep a calm demeanour, but
In my heart, I cried in agony
How long more will the pain last?
How long more will I reach home?
How long more will the bus reach?
How long more?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 16 June 2012 at 10:30pm
Revised On: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 at 12:25pm

A few days ago, my rear left ankle is aching. But I sprained my rear right ankle when I was bringing my toddler’s trolley to alight the bus. Then I met my husband after his office hour. Oh, the pain I’m trying to conceal from my husband not wanting to make my toddler’s outing to nothing. Bearing the pain while standing to wait for the coming bus, I thank God to get a seat with my helper carrying my toddler. The long journey really exhausted me especially my aching ankles longing for my bed.

As I search from the Bible the phrase “How Long” mentions:

1.

Longing for God’s protectionJob 19:1-3 (NIV)Then Job replied: “How longwill you torment me and crush me with words? Ten times now you have reproached me; shamelessly you attack me.

Job 29:1-3(NIV)

Job continued his discourse: “How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness!

Revelation 6:10 (NIV)

They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?”

 

2.

God’s longing for us to stop being stubborn and end ourselves in ruin pathsPsalm 4:1-3 (NIV)Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How longwill you love delusions and seek false gods? Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.

Proverbs 1:21-23 (NIV)

On top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.

Proverbs 6:9-10 (NIV)

How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest.

Jeremiah 4:13-15 (NIV)

Look! He advances like the clouds, his chariots come like a whirlwind, his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! We are ruined! Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts? A voice is announcing from Dan, proclaiming disaster from the hills of Ephraim.

Jeremiah 4:20-22 (NIV)

Disaster follows disaster; the whole land lies in ruins. In an instant my tents are destroyed, my shelter in a moment. How long must I see the battle standard and hear the sound of the trumpet? “My people are fools; they do not know Me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.”

Jeremiah 12:3-5 (NIV)

Yet you know me, Lord; you see me and test my thoughts about you. Drag them off like sheep to be butchered! Set them apart for the day of slaughter! How long will the land lie parched and the grass in every field be withered? Because those who live in it are wicked, the animals and birds have perished. Moreover, the people are saying, “He will not see what happens to us.”

Jeremiah 13:26-27 (NIV)

I will pull up your skirts over your face that your shame may be seen — your adulteries and lustful neighings, your shameless prostitution! I have seen your detestable acts on the hills and in the fields. Woe to you, Jerusalem! How long will you be unclean?”

Jeremiah 23:25-27 (NIV)

“I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, ‘I had a dream! I had a dream!’ How long will this continue in the hearts of these lying prophets, who prophesy the delusions of their own minds? They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship.

Jeremiah 31:21-23 (NIV)

“Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns. How long will you wander, unfaithful Daughter Israel? The Lord will create a new thing on earth— the woman will return to[a] the man.” This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity, the people in the land of Judah and in its towns will once again use these words: ‘The Lord bless you, you prosperous city, you sacred mountain.’

 

3.

Seeking God’s refuge and redemptionPsalm 6:2-4 (NIV)Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.

Psalm 13:1-3 (NIV)

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death.

Psalm 35:16-18 (NIV)

Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked; they gnashed their teeth at me. How long, Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions. I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you.

Psalm 62:2-4 (NIV)

Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down— this leaning wall, this tottering fence? Surely they intend to topple me from my lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse.

Psalm 119:83-85 (NIV)

Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees. How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors? The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary to your law.

Daniel 8:12-14 (NIV)

Because of rebellion, the Lord’s people[a] and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground. Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled —the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfoot of the Lord’s people?” He said to me, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.”

Daniel 12:5-7 (NIV)

Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?” The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed. ”

Hosea 8:4-6 (NIV)

They set up kings without My consent; they choose princes without My approval. With their silver and gold they make idols for themselves to their own destruction. Samaria, throw out your calf-idol! My anger burns against them. How long will they be incapable of purity? They are fromIsrael! This calf—a metalworker has made it; it is not God. It will be broken in pieces, that calf ofSamaria.

Habakkuk 1:1-3 (NIV)

The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. How long, Lord, must I call for help, but You do not listen? Or cry out to You, “Violence!” but You do not save? Why do You make me look at injustice? Why do You tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.

Habakkuk 2:5-7 (NIV)

Indeed, wine betrays him; he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples. “Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, “‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?’ Will not your creditors suddenly arise? Will they not wake up and make you tremble? Then you will become their prey.

Zechariah 1:11-13 (NIV)

And they reported to the angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtle trees, “We have gone throughout the earth and found the whole world at rest and in peace.” Then the angel of the Lord said, “Lord Almighty, how long will You withhold mercy fromJerusalem and from the towns ofJudah, which You have been angry with these seventy years?” So the Lord spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Matthew 17:16-18 (NIV)

I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.” “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.

Luke 13:33-35 (NIV)

In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

4.

Longing for God’s guidance and His WordPsalm 119:39-41 (NIV)Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good. How I long for Your precepts! In Your righteousness preserve my life. May Your unfailing love come to me, Lord, Your salvation, according to Your promise

 

Dark of the Night

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In the dark of the night
My soul ponders
Ponders about life
Life’s uncertainties
Uncertain about what the future hold.
Holding onto something tangible

But there is more than life
More than what is seen.
Faith, hope, and love are what
I need most in this life.

What can I do in the midst of my busyness?
Now is night
In the dark of the night
All I can do is to
Attune my soul with
The Lord on High
Seeking His will
Seeking His face
Seeking His approval
Seeking His favour
Seeking His love
Seeking His voice and guidance
Seeking His strength
Seeking His wisdom
Seeking His protection
Hoping in Him
To enable me to finish
My life well.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 03 September 2011

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:) Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. Ecclesiastes 8:15-17 (KJV)

The above scripture resonates in my heart as I go through everyday life busy with my baby, tidying house, spending time with my family and even catching up with my friends. Seems that everyday is always busy.

Nowadays, the source of my inspiration comes from the book of Psalms where the Psalmist hope in God and in His Word during the night, which can be seen from Psalm 119:147-149 (CEB), “I meet the predawn light and cry for help. I wait for your promise. My eyes encounter each hour of the night as I think about your word. Listen to my voice, according to your faithful love. LORD, make me live again, according to your justice.”