The Bible Changed My Life

I walked at first in darkness.

Then, I had no home.

The world I faced was heartless.

Lonely streets, I roamed.

I knew there was an answer

for the world’s distress,

but since I wasn’t taught with candor,

I was clueless nonetheless.

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At last I started searching

for a peace of mind.

Release from sorrow urgent,

I left all I knew behind.

A gentle knock resounded;

Truth had found my door.

In Bible pages founded,

Here was all I’m searching for.

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A study of these pages

reaffirmed my love

for God, whom I had sought for ages

in the heights above.

Now I know Bible teachings

as they were inspired.

For all of us the truth is reaching

if we don’t retire.

× Chanté Walker

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Love Shown by Deed

Where words are few,

your actions show

a heart of love-

the path you know.

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When what is heard

has failed to touch,

your actions show

true motives such.

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If love can’t be

received by voice,

perhaps it will

by verb and choice.

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Nonetheless, an action paints

a million words where words are faint.

× Chanté Walker

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“Little children, we should love, not in word or with the tongue, but in deed and truth.”—1 John 3:18.

Morning Songbirds

Whistling of tunes,

Melodies of June,

Nature’s timely band

From Jehovah’s hand.

Groups that chirp, galore

Solos, even more.

Morning songbirds sing;

In my ears, they pleasantly ring!

× Chanté Walker

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“For his invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship.”—Romans 1:20

Forgive Each Other

We Ought to be forgiving

Should a person do us wrong,

for We may know we’re living;

Who’s to say how long?

If Flaws bring us frustration,

We’ll be patient still.

If God himself does not forgive,

Tell me, then, who will?

so, As his little children,

We must imitate

such Patient love that he displays;

his Mercy we relate,

yes, We must be forgiving;

forgiven, then, we’ll be.

If we’re careful to forgive,

his Love abounds for you and me.

× Chanté Walker

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“Let the wicked man leave his way

And the evil man his thoughts;

Let him return to Jehovah, who will have mercy on him,

To our God, for he will forgive in a large way.”—Isaiah 55:7.

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“14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 whereas if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”—Matthew 6:14, 15.

Jehovah’s Mercy to David (1 Chronicles 17, 21)

I find it very comforting to know how merciful Jehovah is. Reading the Bible at 1 Chronicles 17, I found it interesting how he treated his servant David.

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David wanted to build a house for Jehovah. He did not allow it. It is noteworthy, however, that Jehovah did not just deny David’s request. He further went on to comfort David, saying that he was always with David already. (1 Chronicles 17:6) Throughout chapter 17, he also promised that he would continue to be with David and Israel, with his son Solomon. David then replies in gratitude. Just think, David and Jehovah God were actually having a conversation!

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That isn’t the only time Jehovah demonstrates his merciful attitude toward David in these chapters of the Chronicles. David wrecklessly took a count of the people of Israel, removing his sheer trust in Jehovah and trusting in himself. (1 Chronicles 21:1-3) Did Jehovah destroy David? No. In fact, after delivering just punishment to the Israelites, Jehovah cut his punishment short. Why?

“Moreover, the true God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; but as he was about to do so, Jehovah saw it and felt regret (ftn. “grieved”) over the calamity, and he said to the angel bringing destruction: ‘It is enough! Now let your hand drop.’ “—1 Chronicles 21:14.

Jehovah did not have to stop bringing destruction on Jerusalem. Here, we see that a beautiful display of his mercy and affection for David and the Israelites moved him to cease the destruction.

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Certainly, we can thank Jehovah for his mercy that he shows each and every human who draws close to him. (James 4:8) Does this not make it worth every effort we make to study and learn more about the God who loves and cares for us so much, Jehovah? (1 Peter 5:6, 7)

Imperfectly Perfect

When you feel lost and cold,

alone in deepest shadow,

when you start to cry

from inward thoughts, depression,

Just remember, Love,

that we are all imperfect.

Despite how imperfect you feel,

your love is perfect in my heart.

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When we disagree,

and there is disappointment,

Please don’t think at all

a rift will bring division.

We are both imperfect;

Not all times will we have bliss.

Until then, you’re my perfection,

We’ll learn, yet, to coexist.

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When you’re facing sadness,

tears roll down your cheeks,

Never feel abandoned,

Forgotten feathers in the wind,

For everyone’s imperfect

until the time to come.

In imperfection, you’re my perfect

Teammate, partner, companion,

Wife.

× Chanté Walker

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“But even if you did marry, you would commit no sin. …However, those who do will have tribulation in their flesh.”—1 Corinthians 7:28.

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“26 Be wrathful, but do not sin; do not let the sun set while you are still angry; 27 do not give the Devil an opportunity.”—Ephesians 4:26, 27.

Your Poetic Love

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Your eyes are the glitter of moonlight,
your smile, it’s constant glow.
Your kindness is a winter blanket,
your heart, pure like snow.
Your song is a symphony,
your words, poetic song.
Meager to you, they may be.
To me, your love’s lifelong.

Your written words are a novel;
read aloud, they speak,
flowing gently like a river
through a mountain’s peaks.
Your expressions ever deepen
as they touch my ears,
wider as if into oceans,
beautiful to hear.

Your love’s a massive tower,
strengthening emotions.
Your poetry, tranquil peace
amid a world’s commotion.
How stunning yet to see,
sweet to hear when you express
poetic love in verses few,
romantic nonetheless!

I listen ever closely
to your verses full of love,
of which our Father, Jehovah
gifted from the heights above.

× Chanté Walker

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(Song of Solomon/Canticles)