DON’T YOU EVER WALK ALONE! (POEM)
It’s that time of year again when I celebrate a special young woman, my niece, Ezinne. As believers, the Lord Jesus should be our closest friend. Still, a crucial nourishment for our growth in life is the relationships we build with other people. Our zeal to worship should not preclude this lest we become malformed and suffer from avoidable physical and psychological issues. This is the theme of my birthday poem for her this year.
Love you, sweetie! You’ll always be and have the best in life in Jesus’ name. Have a fantastic birthday!!! ????????❤️
(Related: You Will Always Be Blessed-Poem)
DONT YOU EVER WALK ALONE!
As you turn thirteen today
A vibrant life for you I pray
A life enriched with people known
A life that never walks alone
Walk with God to pick your friends
Form strong bonds that nothing rends
With young, old, rich and poor
Male, female, and every colour
Friends will spur and cheer you on
Push you when your strength is gone
Friends will help you keep it real
When by grace you become a big deal
Never think faith is all you need
True, the Lord should take the lead
But we function best when we connect
With folks like us that He selects
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2019
(Related: Birthday Wishes …)
“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” – Proverbs 27:17 (KJV)
“He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.” – Job 6:14 (ESV)
“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17 (KJV)
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.” – Proverbs 27:6, 9 (ESV)
“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.” – Proverbs 12:26 (NKJV)
“12. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” – John 15:12-15 (KJV)
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers
New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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