Put Him First and Problems Disperse

Lessons can be learned from reading or through experiences of the past. In reading Genesis 20, a man named Abimelech took on an issue head-on. He confronted the issue, asked questions to understand, and took the necessary steps to solve it. Thoughts from this reading, inspired this poem.

Poetry streamlines thoughts, crystalizes ideas, and inspires to action. This poem takes some thoughts after reading Genesis 20 and offers some ideas in how to take on the challenges we all face in life:

Step Ahead

Life can be one big challenge
But with God we can manage
So let Him do the leading
Proceeding on what we are needing.

Having courage to make a stand
And following what He has planned.
Taking on Issues head-on;
Growth and discipline coming on.

Meeting with Him in prayer
Sitting at a favorite chair.
Meet with Him in every activity
Living each day with creativity.

With Him there is no limitation
So meet with Him in every conversation.
Meet with Him in every problem
So a solution begins to blossom.

Ready for the challenges
Living daily with proper balance
By going to the ONE
Who gave us His Son.

Let us stir each other up passionately
To boldly step ahead rationally;
Going directly to our every concern;
Confronting issues at every turn.

Asking questions to understand,
Taking the right steps hand-in-hand.
Remembering the suffering of the Lord
Looking forward…

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Put Him First and Problems Disperse

  1. So very beautiful and inspiring my brother! It brings a very large smile to life. Keep on praising God, and have an amazing day and week ahead! God bless!

  2. Mark Shields says:

    Thanks for your encouragement Wendell. Each day has challenges but going to God daily in prayer helps us to get ready for these challenges. God bless my brother!

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