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Poems of Faith From the Beach 11

Timothy is a Christian who enjoys creating visual art and writing. He has a B.S. in Psychology.

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Faith Is a Verb

Faith is not meant to be stagnant or put in a box and kept hidden. Faith needs to be exercised in order to grow. Which means faith in God is a verb, an action word. We must use our faith in order to grow in our faith. These poems are all written about a certain aspect of living a faithful life. My hope and prayer is it these poems made touch your heart just a little or brighten up your day just a little.

Fruits of the Spirit

Love is the glue which holds a life together

Joy will make a life feel light as a feather

Peace is what a settled life heartily knows

Patience is what a centered life shows

Kindness is what a giving heart passes on

Goodness, the rock a changed life is built upon

Faithfulness is a sure heart which believes

Gentleness, softness in what the heart conceives

Self - Control is a stillness in all life’s situations

Author’s Note

A poem which was inspired of course buy a recent reading of the Fruits of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-23.

A God Moment

God moments

Those things in life

Which happen in a blink

God moments

Those things in life

Which cause you to think

God is still here

He is still in control

He still answers prayers

Watches over our soul

Author’s Note

A poem which came from my wife and I looking at each other one day when something happened in our lives. We both said at the same time. “Wow a God moment.” John 5:17, “But Jesus replied, ‘My Father is always working, and so am I.’” (NLT)

In Times Like These

It’s times like these

I need to speak the words of God

It’s times like these

I need to think the thoughts of God

It’s time like these

I need to feel the love of God

It’s times like these

I need to know He can lead me through

Times like these


I’ll keep his love locked in my heart

To help me deal with a world

That seeks to tear me apart

In times like these I can face the future

And not be afraid

His love will hold fast

As long as you remain faithful


It’s times like these

I need to speak the words of God

It’s times like these

I need to think the thoughts of God

It’s time like these

I need to feel the love of god

It’s times like these

I need to know He can lead me through

Times like these

Authors note:

This is a poem that I wrote a few years ago when I was having some troubled times in my life. I recently looked at this poem and felt it was relevant to what we’re going through now.

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Jesus Still Came

Jesus knew the darkness

Of our hearts

He knew what things were hidden

Deep within our souls

Yet Jesus still came


He still came for you,

He still came for me

He still came to set us free


He didn’t turn aside

He didn’t look the other way

He didn’t say there’s no way


Jesus still came

Author’s Note

A poem about how Jesus came because He loved us all. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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Pray

Clasped my shaking hands together

And I began to pray

At first the words would not come

I didn’t know what to say

After all God knew every truth and

He knew every lie

I had accumulated over the

Years of my life

How could God accept me for the

Person I am

But I knew in my heart god could

Change me, as only he can

So the words poured forth from

The deepest well of my soul

Words that cleansed my spirit,

With God’s grace made me whole

I felt all my burdens lifted

There was warmth deep within

God had done something for me

I couldn’t, he took away my sin


I wanted to laugh

I wanted to cry

I wanted to sing

The Lord had opened my eyes

I had finally found the answer

I always had the question for

That in surrendering

The victory is won, it is sure

Author’s Note

A poem about what it feels like when you turn your life over to God. There is a sense of relief and freedom from all the burdens which you once had in your life.

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Plain Brown Wrapper

Don’t want to be no show off

Or march in my own parade

To me that would be wrong

It would be a big charade

I don’t wantta’ take any credit

For which god deserves

I’m happy behind the scenes

doin’ what i can to serve

God is the artist on His

Canvas He paints

Whom am I to sign his artwork

No way I can’t


Wanna live my life in

A plain brown wrapper

Let others see you

Not me

A plain brown wrapper

To cover over my deeds

So god shines through

Each day they see


Don’t give me the glory

Don’t want any of the fame

Just wanna pick up the torch

And carry god’s flame


Wanna live my life in

A plain brown wrapper

Other seeing you

Not me

A plain brown wrapper

To cover over my deeds

So god shines through

Each day they see

Author’s Note

A poem which shows the need to give God the glory for all He does for us. Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” ESV

Jesus

Jesus

Jesus

Jesus

I come to you with simple words

To offer up my heartfelt thankfulness

And to praise you for all you’ve done

To take my life from eternal darkness

To one of true love livin with the Son

Where I can spend my days in peace

Walking on street paved with gold

As I’m singing songs of joy and praise

In a place where I’ll never grow old

Jesus

Jesus

Jesus

Author’s Note

Just a small poem dedicated to thanking Jesus for all He has done for us.

Adjust Your Vision

See the Lord

High and lifted up

Seated on his throne

Don’t push past number one


Living life horizontally

See things as they are

Trying to do good works

Trying to get far


Wait, stop

Adjust your vision

Dare to lift your eyes

See the Lord on high

Seated on His throne

Don’t push past number one


See the world through

The lenses of his love

Live life vertically

Focused on heaven above

That way your vision

Will remain clear

No longer blurred

by things down here


Wait, stop

Adjust your vision

Dare to lift your eyes

See the Lord on high

Seated on His throne

Don’t push past number one

Author’s Note

A poem dedicated to the idea of when you come to Jesus you start seeing the world in a different way.

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

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