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Proverbs 10:17-21 with poetry

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An anonymous poetry speaks to me during my devotion time. It is about a wise owl. It points to the book of proverbs 10:17-21. “He who restrains his lips is wise,” verse 11 is the emphasize of the whole verse.

Lord, grants us wisdom when to restrain our lips. Restrain our lips at the right time. May we be a good listener. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Root

Root

Do we run out of time doing the work that is pleasing to our Lord?

Or do we run out of time chasing after vanity?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 29 June 2013 from 12:01am to 2:43am

I have been running out of time to juggle in ministry, finding work and family. So tentatively, those four words produce the acronym of root. The dictionary defines root as
1. To grow roots or a root.
2. To become firmly established, settled, or entrenched.
3. To come into existence; originate.

Hi

Hi

Do we earn money through honest means?
There are many honest work to earn income honestly
Living honestly as living sacrifice to our Lord
To love our Lord through honest living
And to expedite His kingdom come
Through our lives

Proverbs 11:1 (NIV)
The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with Him. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

Proverbs 16:10-12 (NIV)
The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice. Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of His making. Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

Proverbs 20:22-24 (NIV)
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and He will avenge you. The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him. A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 29 June 2013 from 12:29am to 1:35am

I have been looking for projects to earn my income honestly. Unexpectedly, “ih” acronym is produced. However, I reversed its acronym to make it more meaningful. Then I checked from the dictionary where ‘hi’ is the abbreviation of: Hawaii, high intensity, and humidity index. Hi is used to express greeting and to refer to hey. Hey is used to attract attention or to express surprise, appreciation, wonder, or pleasure. Then the words “hey I’m here” seems perfect.

Hazy Smell

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Buildings, trees and roads are blurry
Haze envelops the white blue sky
Sky is foggy with smelly haze
Hazy surges from the smoke
Smoke of burnt flames
Flaming the leafs
Leafs grown on
The trees
F
L
O
W
N
From the
Neighbouring countries
Affecting the weather
Weather affect the people
People to get allergy and sickness
Sickness tend to spread to other people
Unless actions are taken to stop
This smelly foggy haze from
Affecting the environment
In turn this will also
Affect the one
Who cause
This


Inspiration On: Monday, 17 June 2013 at 6:16pm
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 12am

This poetry began with, “hazy” and “surge”. Gradually, as the haze was increasing and came out of the news, more inspirations flowed out. Then I was reminded of Proverbs 28:10 where its context is between verse 9 to 11 speaking, “If anyone turns a deaf ear to My instruction, even their prayers are detestable. Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance. The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.

Age

Age

How do we perceive age?
Where do we find counsel?
Who is the counsellor of our life?
When do we seek counsel?
Who have been caring for us since young?
What do we do towards our aged parents?

~ Hikari Yori

Parents care their newborn babies
Parents provide their children
Loving them unconditionally
Parents are God’s gift to children
Children are God’s gift to parents

~ Tojiru Yoshiko

Proverbs 16:31 (NIV)
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 20:29 (NIV)
The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.


Inspiration On: Monday, 10 June 2013 at 5:20pm
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 11 June 2013 at 12:16am

Hikari Yori
All along I have deep respect for the old age people due to their wisdom. “Accomplishment Growth” words are the mark of older people so it was a challenge to define E as the mark of Age acronym. Later on, “Experience” knocked onto my head when I was thinking about my experience in the resume. According to dictionary, age means
1. The length of time that one has existed; duration of life: 23 years of age.
2. One of the stages of life

Tojiru Yoshiko
In today’s society, I realised the old home age is increasing in number. More children choose to leave their old aged parents into old folks home. A very sad sight. Most senior positions in corporate world are people with a certain age and experience. When they reached the peak, they were given long holiday. Is that how we treat the aged?

Missed Which Boat

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Wedding bells ring
Missed the career boat
New family caregiver
Problems with mother in law
Lifelong struggle of either finance and love or abuse
If husband’s contribution loses existence, wife ends as job seeker and
child care
Best to have partner around

Career minded
Missed the wedding boat
Parents caregiver
Problems in finding partner
Lifelong struggle of loneliness
If parents lose existence, loneliness creeps in
Best to have parents around

Which boat to miss?
Which path to tread?
A dilemma
A dilemma

Can’t we choose both?
To provide for children
Can’t we choose both?
Just like in Proverbs 31
To provide for the family
In case of rainy days


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 29 May 2013 at 11:40pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 31 May 2013 at 4:44pm

According to my observation, the women are always in a dilemma position. Either path seems imperfect. Each path has its own risk. The reason to use “lose existence” instead of “disappear” will give a stronger word. It can mean loses job, pass away or divorce.

Clog

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Clog

What is clogging our life from moving forward?
Is our sin obstructing us from seeing the Truth?
Does our selfishness obstructing us from God’s salvation?


Inspiration On: Friday, 3 May 2013 at 12:35pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 6 May 2013 at 12:52am

Inspired from Proverbs 11:6b “But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.” Clog seemed the perfect word. According to free dictionary, clog in noun means an obstruction or hindrance; A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement; A heavy, usually wooden-soled shoe.