Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Armed and dangerous... in praise, that is!

A gift from Kenton and Sonya Shaw – a fun gift with a serious point!
And, accompanied by an epic poem, no less... :-)
Read the poem below to get the point, and smile and ponder! :-)

Prologue: A life-foundation of praise

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand... Psalm 149:6

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel... Psalm 22:3

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15

By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother's womb. My praise shall be continually of You. Psalm 71:6

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1

My weapon

When someone moves from God’s country
To a deep and southern state
What is going to protect him?
And what will be his fate?

When Loy goes out in his backyard
To entertain some youth
Will it be hot dogs and burgers?
Or gators on the loose?

Well, if that should really happen
It would ruin all the fun
So here’s a “Ballistic Pistol”
To put them on the run.

If you would fail at all of this
And the snakes and gators prevail,
Remember what Sonya told you:
“Praise God,” that never fails!

So “whatever” may distress you
And try you o’er and o’er,
You’re going to end up on the top
By praising more and more.

But, laying all the jokes aside
And looking at what’s true
While you go out and follow God
We’ll miss and pray for you!!

Carefully and prayerfully written by Your friends, Kenton and Sonya Shaw

Loy’s note: Wow! I’m impressed and humbled… thank you so much, G.K. and Sonya – very well received and greatly appreciated. Thank you and God bless you! Please keep me in your prayers…


Liz Dawson said...

haha, cute poem.
But who ever said that the "deep south" wasn't God's country too?? I mean, it's pretty flippin sweet if I do say so myself :)
PS. I was talking to a friend th other day whose grandparents live not too far from where you're moving to. small world!
Have a great day!

Loy said...

lol, ok ok Liz!

I admit that the South is God's country too... and the Southwest, for that matter, lol. :-)

And, truly it is a small world! I'm finding that Florida isn't that far away after all, lol. I'll probably have more friends visiting me there than here, even, lol. Which is really neat!

God definitely has a sense of humor and He definitely has a BIG country, going from North to South to East to West and everywhere in between! :-)

Anonymous said...

hmmm, wow...check out that couch! Plaids and colors that haven't been seen in years - but the glasses are a perfect match.

Loy said...

lol, I like the glasses too... add a certain pizazz to the room... especially when I'm wearing them! I think I'll wear them my first Sunday just to impress everyone!!

Yep. A new Florida Boy to the bone: urbane, sophisticated, hip... and stylish too!