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Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Years Theme Song



2013

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sometimes It's Hard to Feel Thankful





Sometimes It's Hard to Feel Thankful


Sometimes it's hard to feel thankful especially when we know injustice towards good has taken the lives of just people or when injustice has caused grief where happiness was flourishing,  but as Christians we know to fail to praise God would be like holding up a surrendering flag to the enemy.  I think of the actions of Job who did not surrender in his heart to Satan's temptation of  bitterness towards God.

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job had great loss, the death of his children in tragedy  and abandonment of his wife through the  great health problems that had befallen him.   He had no one, even his friends judged him wrongly and were not true friends, but yet Job blessed the Lord.  He did not surrender to bitterness towards God, but rather continued to believe in the goodness of God.  His faith was tried and He remained faithful.

God blessed Job after the worst tragedy of his life had become the past  and Job learned to live again.  God blessed Job more at the later part of His life than He had before tragedy hit his life.  God gave him another wife, more children and more riches.  He continued to trust God and to dream again after losing all His dreams.

Job is one of the greatest examples of praise to the Lord in scriptures... even through great suffering  He blessed the name of the Lord and did not curse the Lord God.  God was moved to bless Job more at the ending of his life than His beginning.

Short Devotional:
Susan Nikitenko

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Have You Ever Felt......?




Have You Ever Felt......?


Have you ever felt threatened in a way that someone has made it very hard to prove. You want to give people the benefit of the doubt because you could wrongly accuse someone. Anyway, if what was felt was true, I had to ask myself why would someone be threatening me and if they were threatening me what would I do?


I got to thinking, what if I was threatened to vote a certain way or threatened because I had some influence I was unaware of? Or what if I was being threatened because someone wanted to take something from me and I was in their way? Or someone had done something wrong and they felt they needed to get the upper hand on me in order to keep what they had done hidden?


Through the past years in raising my children I noticed in many of the television shows it gave the kids the know how on playing dirty tricks on their competition in order to outdo them. Lying, cheating, stealing, destroying their efforts.


Blackmail is also a way to frighten someone to back down in their efforts. I asked myself, what would I do if I felt someone was trying to blackmail me? First of all, I know, I've done some wrong things in my life and if someone was going to blackmail me, I would have to stand up and continue. If people can die for our country, I guess if I have to suffer embarrassment for my country that's the least I can do. I would stand up to make sure they would not get by with it for the sake of others.

My life is in God's hands and if God be for me, I'm in good standing.

Susan Nikitenko
November 7th, 2016


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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Show Me Your Will - Posters





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Friday, November 4, 2016

For All - Christmas Song - Audio




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My Daughter 






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Counting All Our Many Blessings






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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tears Story Of Abortion




Clinton Is For Abortion

Psalms 22:10
I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Just Begin Again Poster





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Just Begin Again




Just Begin Again


Where are you going?
What are you doing?
You're living your life;
At your own choosing.

Raindrops are falling;
Jesus is calling.
Stop drifting away;
Oh seek Him today.

The winds are churning.
A time of learning.
Troubled waters grow;
Teardrops falling flow.

The winds swirl around;
Because sin abounds.
Come back to Jesus;
In love He frees us.

His arms are greeting;
He hears your weeping.
He calms the great winds;
His love never ends.

One step and then two;
He'll walk beside you.
Just begin again;
Walking close to Him.

By: Susan Y Nikitenko
October 8th, 2011


 Proverbs 24:16
 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again:
but the wicked shall fall into mischief.




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Monday, October 24, 2016

As The Sun Shines Through



 Malachi  1:11  (Prophecy Of Jesus As A Pure Sacrifice)

For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.


As The Sun Shines Through

The last time I talked about sunflowers I told you how the sunflowers face the arising sun.  This time I want to talk about the reflection of the light from behind the sunflower as the sun is setting.  It's a most beautiful scene to see a field of sunflowers as the sun is setting in the distance.  We can enjoy seeing the sunflowers as the reflection shines from the back of its pedals.  
I am reminded that each setting of the sun is a reminder that Christ died and every arising of the sun  is a reminder that Christ arose from the dead.  All nature speaks of Christ and is a revelation of His majesty and power.  I believe God gave us nature to enjoy and to love, but not to worship.  Nature is another reason to praise Him, another way for us to explain to others  how loving God is and how He operates in our lives.  Every living thing, every moving power of nature and every rock formed all point back to God our creator.   
One of the things God expresses to us in scripture is to let our light shine.  He's talking about the light that He shines through us while we are trusting and living for Him.  We cannot shine the light that Christ is talking about until we have trusted in the death of Christ for us and also in His resurrection.   As I think about  the setting and the arising of the sun, I think of the beautiful  field full of sunflowers  lit up by the light of the sun.  
There are times in life as Christians we can feel alone even when there are many other  Christians around us.   There is one that we can always count on, one love we can always count on in life and in death.  See Christ can light up our lives even when the world seems so dark around us.  He can shine through us at our darkest moment.  Sometimes in our darkest moment is the very moment another sees the light shining from us the most.  
I think of Steven at his stoning, his darkest moment.  He never shined brighter than moment He cried out to God for those stoning him.  He never shined brighter than the moments his eyes looked up to heaven right before he died.   The Spirit of Christ shined from His life and also at his death.  
The bible teaches us, those without Christ are living in darkness and their eyes are blinded.  Once we know Christ, He comes into our hearts and lives and the light of Christ begins to shine from our lives as we follow Him.  As we look to the light of His Word, seek the light of truth and live in the light of His Word, Then His light reflects from us in a dark world.  Just as the light reflects across the horizon as night falls and lights up a sunflower field. 
Hopefully God will open your eyes this very day to the light He is shining for you.  God's desire is for you to come to the light.  The light is this,  Christ died for sinners like you and myself.  We didn't deserve it, nor could we ever repay it. It is a gift from heaven above, given in His sweet, sweet  love for all mankind.  He arose and now we know, He can bring light to our own hearts as we believe upon Him, as we trust Him as our Saviour, as the one who paid what we could not pay, the debt for our sin.
Let us look to the light as we seek Him each day and as we bow our heads each night to pray.  That others may see us shining in this dark, dark world and follow our Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. That they may find life in His marvelous light and be pulled from the powers of unrighteous night.
Won't you trust Him today?

Susan Y Nikitenko
October 24th, 2016
Sunflowers
Lesson/Devotional 



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Saturday, October 22, 2016

We Want to Know You More



We Want to Know You More

Lord, we look to you,  we want to know  you more.
Lord, we speak to you,  we want to serve you more.
Cleanse our hearts, purify our minds, heal our hurts;
Help us to be better,  not bitter in this world.

Each day has a yesterday of memories ;
Some with tears, because of hurtful years;
Some with joyfulness ,we're not comfortless.
Because you have come to live and dwell in us.

What love, what joy, can fill our hearts today;
Because you live, you heal, each hurt away.
When we forgive in love, just go on each day;
With each step a prayer along life's way.

We know we have power in you our Christ;
For in you we can shine forth your great light.
Bring us to where we need to be, dear Lord;
That our lives may be blessings, in this world.

Give us grace to believe, not be deceived;
By the subtlety that sin works to weave.
Keep our feet from stumbling  in the way;
Bless our efforts each and every day.

Susan Y Nikitenko
Prayer Song
October 22nd, 2016









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Our Now


Our Now

God has shown us many times, many ways ; 
That he is occupied with us, always on his mind.
He wants us to  direct our hearts his way;
By making Him the crucial part of our day.
By making Him our goal in both our life and soul;
By making Him our choice and His words our voice.
By making Him the tool with which we plow;
By making Him our strength, our joy, our now.

Susan Y  Nikitenko
Poem / Chorus 
October 22nd, 2016




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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Autumn's Song Is The Harvest Song




 Autumn's Song Is The Harvest Song

The garden leaves fall to the ground:
My face looks up while they fall down.
Without making one single sound;
Like flowers they lay all around.

Leaves whisking here and whipping there;
While Autumn winds sing Autumn's  song.
God's creatures they must sing along;
While they're gathering all day long.

The Summer  flowers are faded now;
The gardens need much love and care.
Winter knocks at the door of fall;
"Gather the Harvest!  Gather it All!"

Autumn's song is the harvest song;
Can you hear the warning winds?
Calling now for you to repent:
Before the Autumn season ends.

Jesus is coming to gather;
He calls to the wandering ones.
The winds of harvest are changing
The will of the Father be done.

O come reap the harvest of hope;
A bountiful harvest of love.
Jesus our Saviors is coming;
To take us to our home above.

"Gather the harvest Lord, gather it all;"
The trumpet of heaven leads this call.
The leaves are falling, heavens  calling;
"Gather the harvest , gather it all."

We've worked, we've sown and we've grown;
The garden is ready to glean.
And now winter cries out,  Prepare!
Jesus is very, very near.
Jesus is very, very near.
Winter cries out,  Prepare!


By Susan y Nikitenko
September 12th, 2011


 I Thessalonians  4:17
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

 Matthew 24:36
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.


 Mark 13:32
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.








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There Are No Simple Thank-Yous






There Are No Simple Thank-Yous


If I could tell you thank-you:
With words, just fabulous.
Not so simple, but with scolar;
Worth thousands of dollars.

I would talk to you all day;
Give thanks in an unusaul way.
Genuine, with my heart in line;
Because you have been so kind.

Thank-you, Thank-you, it's true;
My heart is thinking of you;
And ev'ry'thing  you've done;
Not just for me but ev'ry one.

Though my words are mostly simple;
My love for you is more than real;
I just want to let you know;
Just how you've made me feel.

There are no simple thank-yous;
When the thanks belongs to you;
It's hard to do them justice'
Because I'm inlove with you.

Thank-You



A Love Thank-You...Sweetest Day

Susan Y, Nikitenko
October 15th, 2016 ©
Written For Sweetest Day






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Saturday, October 15, 2016

When The Last Leaf Has Fallen





When The Last Leaf  Has Fallen


When the last leaf has fallen;
I will see my Saviors face.
We will talk face to face that day;
About His love and His grace.

When the last leaf has fallen
When my eyes have closed in death
I'll be with sweet, sweet Jesus;
And forever will be blessed.

When The last leaf has fallen;
And I'll tell this world good-bye.
I'll say hello to Jesus;
I'll know all the reasons why.

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We do not understand many things we 
have to go through here   BUT ONE 
DAY  when we see Jesus we 
will understand.


By: Susan Y Nikitenko
October 15th, 2011 


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Sunday, October 9, 2016

What Would Love Do?




What Would Love Do?
Part 1

   I asked my neighbor if she minded me telling this story about their garden.  I wasn't trying to make anything happen in order to come up with some good story,  as a matter fact I have never tried to make something  happen in order to come up with a good example.  I wanted her to know my motives were not selfish at all, but my motives were genuine.  
    
I noticed her husband poisoning the grass in their yard, but at that time I didn't know it was because he was planning on putting in a raised garden.  Then I noticed them planting the garden.  It was then that I realized he'd be planting food there. I became concerned whether or not it would be safe to eat.  I thought in my heart should I tell them what I think?  Then I decided I was just being a worry wart and that I should mind my own business.  They could of been using something, I was unaware of, to kill the grass that was safe and usable in a vegetable garden.
     
I guess a few weeks went by and the plants were growing.  Once again I was concerned the food might make them sick or kill them even.  I decided to look for information whether or not using "Round Up"  on the ground, when building a raise garden bed, was safe.  According to the information I read, using  poison like "Round Up" is not a safe thing to use when planting food.  I struggled with the idea of saying anything.  I didn't want to cause any problems with my neighbors.   

Then I had to ask myself, "What would love do?"  "Would love just keep silent, if  it meant something could hurt our neighbors?  The bible says, "Perfect love casteth out all fear."  I decided the right thing to do was to share my concerns with my neighbor, because love would warn them.
   
 When the opportunity came I asked my neighbor if I could ask her a question?  I made it clear that I wasn't trying to be a nosey neighbor, but the reason I was asking the question is because I care about them.  I was concerned for their health and well being.  I then proceeded to ask what kind of poison they used on the grass.  She told me they used Round Up.  I told her what I believed to be true, that the food might not be safe to eat.
    
I didn't have to tell them, but how could I live with myself knowing something could hurt them and not say anything.  To find out later that one of them or both of them were to become sick or die.  I would grieve miserably.  The same way spiritually, I could just stand by, never tell them that there is danger for the person who dies without Jesus.  That there is a heaven and a hell and we will go one of two places when we die.  There's no turning back then. 

Though these words might not be exactly the words that I used, this was pretty much the gist of what I said...  I asked if she would at least go online and check things out for herself and she said that she would. 

Colossians 1:28
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Susan Nikitenko
Devotional  Part 1
August 22nd, 2016 ©


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Looking Towards The Morning Sun - Devotional







Looking In Our Hearts Up To God

1 Peter 1:8
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Psalms 5:3

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.  (David may be bowing his head to pray but in his heart he's looking up.)


Looking Towards The Morning Sun - Devotional

Our new neighbors planted some sunflowers in their garden this year.  Some of them seem to be facing our house so I get to enjoy them.  I love sunflowers, I decorate my kitchen with roosters, chickens and sunflowers.

Most of the flowers I plant do not face one way, but there is one in my garden that does.  My neighbor's sunflowers face the morning sun, and my gladiolas do too.  My "glads" didn't do so well this year, but when they do they face the morning sun.  When I notice these flowers facing our house, I know it has nothing to do with our house, it has to do with what's behind us.  The sun is behind us.
Sometimes I see the sunflowers bowing their heads as though they are praying.. but we do not have to bow our heads to pray we can pray to the Lord where ever we are.   When we are looking towards Jesus in our hearts and following the light of his Word.  We will seek the Lord in prayer. 

Psalms 5:3 
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.  (David may be bowing his head to pray but in his heart he's looking up.)

The bible tells us to seek the Lord in the morning... When I see my "glads' facing the morning sun.  I remember I should be glad in the Lord.  Rejoicing and praising God as soon as possible and making my requests known is a very imporatant part of my day.   Maybe God gave us flowers that face one way to tell us something.  God created things the way they are for a reason.   Maybe these are reminders that Jesus is the only place to look.

The bible teaches us that Jesus - IS The WAY, The TRUTH, The LIFE.  and that no one can have a relationship with God without him.   There are many religions in this world but Jesus is the only WAY to heaven according to the bible.  God tells us not to worship other Gods because they are false and will lead you into  death everlasting.  Which is also called Hell.

I think it would be very strange to see a whole garden of sunflowers facing the sun, to see one turn it's back to the sun.  When people consider other religions, other than the Truth Of God's Word.  (They are looking the wrong WAY.)

Sometimes people are looking for happiness in lots of different places... some people go out and party, drinking alcohol, doing some drugs... anything their heart desires.  (They are looking the wrong WAY.)

The bible teaches that sin brings pleasure for a season and it does, but soon the heart becomes grieved, bitter and trapped.  Then you think God will never forgive you.  Real happiness is not found in those things.  It can bring an evil joy in your heart and also a love of sin,  But God has a holy joy for us that causes us to rejoice over Him... We rejoice over God's Son...He is where to LOOK.  He is the Way to joy unspeakable. 

 1Peter 1:8 
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:  (Looking To Him In Our Hearts.)  

What if God's people were sunflowers?  We would go to church on Sunday to look to God in our hearts.  Looking at a preacher not because He's the preacher, but because He's speaking for the God who is behind Him.  We are looking toward the Son of God.  To lead us and direct our path.  In agreement all looking  the same direction in unity.  But sometimes one or two might be looking the wrong way, maybe out in left field or something.

I remember something from years ago my daughter had shared with me.  My daughter and her friend were out driving and they went out the wrong exit  while leaving a store.  A foreign lady rolled down her window and with broken English said these words, " Yourlll, going, the wrllllong way!"   For weeks for some reason, I have no idea why, we would repeat what she said with the same accent.  " Yourlll, going, the wrllllong way!"

Hopefully our motives as Christians are first to please God, looking to be led by God, and longing to be used by God.  The only way for that to be a reality is to be going the right way.  
There are those that have never looked Jesus' way.  They only see what they have been taught and blind to the Truth.  They are going the Wong Way.  Our prayer today is that they will (Look towards the SON)...the Son of God.  The hope of salvation to all who will believe and accept that Jesus is the only way of salvation.   He is the WAY.



Susan Y Nikitenko
August 18th, 2016 ©



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And Such Were Some Of You - Devotional




 And Such Were Some Of You

Have you ever heard the bible story about Saul in the new testament?  Saul believed himself to be righteous in living for God as he went about persecuting and killing Christians.  He was a religious man, a Pharisee who had the authority of the Sanhedrin to persecute anyone who  did not uphold their beliefs.  The Christians feared  him and fled at his appearing , but something happened one day that changed  Saul's whole life.  
There was  great persecution against the Christians.  In fear they  scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.  Saul went house to house threatening to kill Christians and persecuting families throwing them into prison.  This was very soon after the stoning of Steven who was stoned to death,  but prayed for those stoning him.   
Christians must have been praying for their deliverance and help from God because God himself confronted Saul on the road to Damascus.  It was the day that Saul's life was changed forever.  Saul believed He was serving God, but instead He was working against God.  Saul was deceived into a wrong religion.  He needed to know Jesus.  Saul was blinded to truth already and  God also blinded him physically  on the road to Damascus.  We are all blinded to truth until God opens our eyes.  Many people believe they serve God and know God but, they are not alive to God. They are still dead in their trespasses and sins.   See Saul (Paul)  thought  He was doing the work of the Lord, but instead He was serving Satan in the name of God.  God was merciful to his children and also to Saul.  
God spoke directly to Saul and asked him why He was persecuting Him.   

Acts  9:4   And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

 He needed to understand that He was wrong and hurting Christ by hurting his people.  Saul was blinded and needed to be lead by the hand.  
Saul believed God and prayed. Then God sent Him Ananias, who was a Man of God.   Ananias called Saul brother, which means He became part of the family of God.  Saul's eyes were opened spiritually to God for the very first time.  He was still blinded physically but his eyes were spiritually opened to the truth of Christ.  Ananias was there to pray over Saul , to restore his site and that Saul would be filled with the Holy Ghost.  Saul became a preacher of God that day.
Saul had problems at first being accepted by Christians because they feared him.  He was known for persecuting Christians.  Many people are known for something before they become faithful to Christ but, because of God's great  forgiveness we are given a new start .  Saul was accepted and forgiven  and was received into the family of Christ.  He became a great hero of the faith that we read about in the scriptures.  God has changed the life of many who once were fooled by false religions or ideas that kept them blind to God and his love.  
We are all guilty of sin and if we remain without Christ, we will be held accountable for our sins.  The payment for sin is death, meaning an eternal death, an eternity in hell.  God does not want that for anyone.  He desires that all people be saved.  
We become righteous in God's sight when we accept Christ.  See true belief will give birth to good works and a desire to please God with our lives.  
In the following verses I especially want you to take notice of verse 11 where it says, " And such were some of you".   

1Corinthians 6:9-11
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Saul was a violent man who had killed Christians
The Christians didn't believe Saul was saved  and they had to be persuaded to accept him into the family of God.  They had to forgive someone who hurt their families and friends.  They prayed and made a decision to forgive.  They did forgive him and He became a great leader of righteousness.


Are you someone who thinks God wouldn't forgive someone like you, someone who wants to know if your trusting in the right things, believing the right things?  Maybe this is your wakeup call.  Saul had a wakeup call and He believed and became a great man of God.  He was given a new name.  Paul, the Apostle of Christ.

Are you someone who has not continued in the faith of Christ, someone who has wandered away from right living.  You're a believer, but you've messed up.  If you were truly his child, He will not leave you alone, He will not let you live at peace with your sin, He will chasten you until you are sorrowful over what sin does.  He chastens those he loves.  He spanks us so to speak, only sometimes worse than that.  It all depends on what it takes to get you home.  It may be a gentle reminder or a near death, a wake up call.  See if you were once his child you are always his child.  He will never leave us nor forsake us. We are sealed until the day of redemption, Once you are born into the family of God, you don't get aborted, The only thing that blots you out of the book of life.  Is the rejection of Christ, because it's what Christ did that saved us and it's what he did for us that keeps us saved.


Devotional: Susan Y. Nikitenko ©
October 9th, 2016
Acts Chapter 9

 2Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.




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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Choose To Forgive - Blue




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Choose To Forgive



Choose To Forgive


The beautiful flowers of summer;
Bow to the frost of the night.
Life is drawn from each poised pedal;
They fall lifeless with no fight.

The frost of the night, like bitterness;
Chills a warm heart that was free.
It takes a hold and will make you old;
And you'll lose your liberty.

To give in to tempting bitterness;
Is to say goodbye to joy.
And saying hello, to suffering;
Trapped by satan's planned out ploy.

Choose to forgive, choose to forgive;
Jesus forgave you and still forgives.
Choose to be free in His liberty;
Choose to forgive, then  joyfully live.



By: Susan y Nikitenko
October 14th 2011


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I Love You, I Love You




I Love You, I Love You



Oh  my Lord, Oh my God;
You are so wonderful;
And worthy to be praised.

You are most glorious;
 In your bright holiness;
Oh Great Ancient of days.

I humbly bow my heart;
In subjection to you;
Because you are worthy.

My King,  I come before you;
In a deep felt heart song;
Of love filled poetry.

Thank-you, oh thank you Lord.
I’m  so undeserving;
Of your bless-ed  pardon.

For without your great love;
Salvation would not be.
All men would be undone.

I love you, I love you;
Praise you forevermore;
For your mercy to men.

I love you, I love you;
Help me to love you more.
Forgive me of my sin.


Susan Y Nikitenko
2010

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hear My Prayers





Hear My Prayers



Hear my prayers.
Hear my praising.
Hear my voice, Lord;
In song a raising.

About your goodness;
About your glory;
About forever;
About loves story.

Hear the music;
In my heart play.
Hear rejoicing;
In you all day.

Because you're faithful;
Because you're worthy;
Because you're lovely;
And filled with mercy.

Hear my prayers.
Hear my heart sing.
Hear my desire;
For you my King.

You are more precious;
Than beautiful stones;
In you my Jesus;
I'm never alone.

Hear my prayers.
Hear my praising.
Hear my voice, Lord;
In song a raising.

About your goodness;
About your glory;
About forever;
And your love for me.

Because you are God;
The King Of kings.
The Lord of all Lords;
Who owns everything.

You are more precious;
Than beautiful stones;
In you my Jesus;
I'm never alone.

By:   Susan Y Nikitenko
October 23rd 2011 ©
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October 1st 2016 ©





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