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Give God the Glory! Poems of Inspiration for Your Heart and Soul
by Christi D Anthony   

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Publisher:  Lulu ISBN-10:  9780557009220 Type: 


Copyright:  2008 ISBN-13:  9780557009220

Poetry Book with a twist

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A collection of fifteen inspiring poems that's entwined with the Word of God and Author's true life struggles. Empowering read to enlighen your thinking concerning your relationship with God. Be empowered to face every storm in your life, yet find the audacity to "Give God the Glory" in every circumstance in your life.


Chapter One


The first poem came to me about six years ago. I had loss my father and I was grieving,then my mother went into a depression. And it seemed like her health was failing fast. You see, my mother and father had been married for more than fifty years and it was hard for my mom to accept my father passing away. I could only imagine how my mom felt losing someone that was her friend, her companion, and her lover; someone that she had spent her entire life with. I say entire because my mother was seventeen and my father was nineteen when they got married. When my father passed away he was seventy-one years old, which sums up entire.
In these days people hardly stay married for more than fifty days, not less fifty years. This is a very sad but true statement. So for them to be married for more than fifty years and to share eight children together and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren is indeed a blessing. It was extremely hard for my mom to move on with her life and it looked as though my mom had lost all desires to live. Mom was a diabetic and she began to have complications from her diabetes. She was in and out of the hospital, and things got hectic for my family and for me. I don’t believe that any of us knew exactly what to think during that time. I remember speaking to a dear friend of mine about everything that was going on in my family. I was twenty-five years old at that time. I had explained to my friend that I had just loss my father and I could not experience losing another parent, I knew within my heart that I would not be able to cope with that again.My friend told me that I had to just lean on God and that I had to trust in Him. At that time I knew who God was because of the seed that my mom had planted in me at an early age, but I had strayed away from Church. Sure, I was going sometime, but not like I should’ve been going. But even in my time of being of the world, a night never passed without me getting on my knees and praying to God. As time moved along my mom got better. But later on that year my friend began to have problems in her family. Her mother had been in the hospital for months with congested heart failure, and her only sister had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Not only was she her only sister but she was also her twin sister. My friend began to get stressed, going back and forth to the hospital. Being on one floor at the hospital to see her mother and then going on another floor to see her sister. I too was still healing over the loss of my dad and my friend was heavy on my heart. One evening I was sitting in my living room watching television, all of a sudden the words came to me. I called my friend and left the poem on her answering machine. The name of this poem is called Trust; I wanted this to be the very first poem of my book because I’ve learned that in order to have a true relationship with God you must first trust Him. Not only must you trust him, but you also have to trust God with all of your heart. You can’t say, “Lord I trust you but,” saying but is not acceptable to God. You either trust him totally with your whole heart or you don’t trust him at all.

Here are the few lines that God gave me:


When things in life happen as they sometimes do
Just ask the Lord to carry you through
Everything will be much better in a little while
Just hold your head high and smile

See, when you build a relationship with God, you will understand that while you’re on this earth sometimes things are going to happen to you. Everything won’t always go how we want it to. But that’s not a problem because since I trust God I know that He will bring me through those circumstances. Knowing this, I know things will get better because I have a relationship with him. Thus, I don’t have to hold my head down dwelling on my situation like the devil wants me to. I can hold my head high and walk around with a smile on my face, because I know that God will take care of me, all I have to do is trust him.
Here’s the secret: When you know Whom you belong to, you can give God thanks and praise even in the midst of your storm. Then you can get up, and walk that thing out and say, “Thank you Lord! Things might not be going how I planned but Lord I thank you for giving me a peace of mind in the time of my troubles. And thank you God, because my finances might not be where I want them to be. But thank you for keeping a roof over my head and food on the table.” When you realize Whom God is, you don’t have time to mope and feel sorry for yourself. The word trust is such a little word with a big meaning. In (Proverbs 3:5-6) it says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” This is telling me that all I got to do is have 100% trust in God, and for me to quit trying to figure out why I am going through what I’m going through. Here’s more food for thought. Think about this: Then you have to make a lifestyle out of being a Christian, because in order for me to make known of Him in all my ways, it must be my way of living. And then God promises that He will direct your path. Thank you Lord, for the revelation. You don’t have to stay up all night, worrying yourself sick trying to figure things out. God says just trust Him and He will show you the way.Parents, your children driving you crazy. Trust God, and turn your children over to God and watch God turn them around. Husbands, your wife isn’t acting right, pray about it and watch God give her a more submissive spirit. Wives, your husband isn’t treating you right, take it to the King, and watch God place it on his heart and mind that he is your king, and you are his queen. Quit trying to fix your mess yourself and trust God to fix it for you. Will you trust Him?

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