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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Abundance (06/08/06)

TITLE: Abundance to a Christian
By Sue Dent
06/08/06


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To define the word abundance you must first consider this,
Is there anything I own that I really wouldn’t miss?

Are the things that I consider most important in my life
A true and real reflection of the life I have in Christ?

Abundance as defined in the age we live today
Assumes that we should keep, instead of give away.

Assumes that we should cherish all the things that we now own
Assumes that we should covet, should be proud of our fine home!

While others less abundant live a life far less than ours
And we smile as we pass them in our fine and fancy cars.

Yet abundance for the Christian can’t be measured, can be sold
Abundance for a Christian isn’t in the things we hold.

Abundance for a Christian is believing in His word,
Is believing that He conquered, is believing that he’s heard

Every prayer from our lips, from our hearts and from our soul
Will deliver us the riches in amounts that we can hold

Will not give us more than we need, will not give us more to bear
Will not ever let us slip from his tender loving care.

Abundance for a Christian is not measured quite the same
For abundance to a Christian is believing in His Name!

He came to give us life, and abundant life at that
But He didn’t mean to say that our wallets would be fat.

The life that He refers to, is the Greek word which is “Zoe”
And it means the principle of life in the spirit and the soul.

The things that can’t be seen, not the things of flesh and blood
A life that is eternal, full of grace and full of love.

To measure ones abundance as they like to do today,
Is simply not an option . . . for a Christian anyway!


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Rita Garcia06/15/06
You have painted a masterpiece of His love, mercy and grace. A life filled with His abundace. Beautiful!
dub W06/16/06
I always enjoyed matched couplets, thanks for posting.
Helen Paynter06/17/06
Excellent poem withw strong message. The meter was sport on, except, I think, for
the sixth couplet from the end 'Will not give us more...'Otherwise, fantastic.
Helen Paynter06/17/06
'sport on'??! I meant 'spot on'
Brenda Craig06/20/06
I loved this. Oh, how I need to be reminded. Let me see what can I let go of and who needs it. That is the question. Great job.
Sherry Wendling06/20/06
I like it, I like it! Good, tight rhyme and meter, with a heartfelt message!

Just for fun and to hook the reader in, you may want to try searching out all the words that repeat themselves and use a thesaurus to find interesting new ways of expressing the same thought. It'll jazz up your excellent verses even more!
Great job, Sue!
George Parler 06/20/06
Great job! Flowed beautifully. I wouldn't expected any thing less. Very nice.
Teri Wilson06/20/06
Who knew you wrote poetry? I didn't realize. This is very nice. Good job!
dub W06/21/06
Aren't matched couplets fun to write. Nicely done.
Jan Ackerson 06/21/06
Great job with the rhyme and the meter--I really liked the lively clip of the verses. The content was perhaps a bit predictable? I really like the fact that we get something different from you every week: poetry, fiction, personal accounts...you're a versitile and talented writer.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz06/21/06
Such artistry in words. You've done an incredible job. Loved it.
Floyd Jordan06/21/06
Ha Ha Ha! OUR God is more than enough, He shall supply ALL OUR needs, He is OUR El Shadai, He always looks out for US, Jehovah Jira (As in Je-hoe-vuh jI-ruh)! That is OUR God!
God made a covenant of increase with us! The devil works poverty and lack, that's what makes our wallets flat! PM me, OmniFool, on the boards for more info.