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Downside up God

This is a poem I wrote that many have asked me to share. It is inspired by “The upside-Down Kingdom” by Cheryl Stinchcomb which appears in the new book “Disability in Ministry” by D Deuel and Nathan John.
It is a great book which I’ll be reviewing soon on the blog.

Downside up God
The world loves the healthy and strong,
but the Bible teaches that God gives strength to the weak.
The world loves the beautiful,
but the Bible says that God looks at the heart.
The world loves the athletic and fast ones,
but the Bible teaches that training in Godliness is of more value.

The world loves the happy and lucky,
but the Bible says God is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
The world loves the good and wise,
but the Bible teaches that no one is good and wisdom begins with the fear of God.
The world loves those who appear powerful and have it together,
but the Bible says to boast about our weaknesses so God’s power shines through us.

The world loves the comforts of life,
but the Bible says comfort others with the comfort you’ve received in your suffering.
The world loves money and thinks it will solve all our problems,
but the Bible teaches us to be content in every circumstance, with little or a lot.
The world loves to be in control
but the Bible says to surrender to a loving God

The world loves the powerful,
but the Bible says God blesses the meek.
The world loves to define our values,
but the Bible teaches that we are in the world but not of the world.
Choose today who you will serve,
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Mathew 5: 5, 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10, 1 Tim 4 :8, 1 Samuel 6:7, Phil 4:12, 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7, 2 Corinthians 12: 9 -10, 2 Corinthians 4, John 17:14-19, Joshua 24:15