- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On September 19, 2017
- 99 Comments
Every year on her birthday, I celebrate and admonish my niece, Ezinne, with a poem. In today’s poem, by God’s grace, I remind her of her blessed heritage and obligations to others as well. This is in light of my belief that the value of a person’s life is in their reverence for God and usefulness to others. Read and be blessed!
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE BLESSED!
The generation of the upright shall be blessed
That is the promise of God
They shall be head wherever they are placed
That is their heritage forever
And because that is who you are
I remind you on this special day
To never take “No” for an answer
To know that everything is possible
To constantly go for the best
To pursue your purpose to the hilt
‘Cause you will always be blessed
(Related: What is the Value of a Person’s Life?)
And since by grace your blessing is sure
Reach out to those who struggle
Share your goods with the poor
Tell the world of the Christ in you
Explain the difference He can make
How wrapped in Him is all they need
Theirs if the way of salvation they take
Live out His word so they can see
The gospel is the path to rest
Obedience to the Lord is peace
The faithful will always be blessed
Happy birthday, sweetie!
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2017
(Related: Happy Birthday, Dearest!)
“Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.”
“And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.”
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Isaiah 48:18, 22
“O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea: … There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.”
The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
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