Gifts for the King

Our sacrifice to God we bring, some to serve, and some to sing

Some to speak His holy word, some to do just what we’ve heard

Some to give our very best, serving others, their lives bless

Some to lead and some to teach, all for Christ the lost to reach

He’s made us all with gifts unique, to build the body, His face to seek

Disciples teaching as we go, love for God, the more to show

Examples of the God we love, destined for heaven, up above

There to serve before His throne, our ever glorious Cornerstone

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 17, 2017

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The Truth Blade

The daddy tells his little boy, be careful son, that’s not a toy

It’s sharp and you can hurt yourself, if you leave it on your shelf

A real man knows to handle this, with lots of prayer, just like your sis

The word is sharp, it’s blade is true, and it has no regard for you

The blade cuts deep, it’s healing touch, we want it not, but need it much

The Spirit’s power from sin does cleanse, it helps us see through holy lens

To live a holy, upright life, that’s pure and spotless in His sight

Thus your life is useful to, the One who gave His life for you

Son, beware to use this book, not just a glance or just a look

But drink it deeply every day, and God will then direct your way

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 15, 2017

I’ve Been Waiting

​When God is ready to use someone for His purposes

I’ve been waiting for this moment, a tool to use, here in My hand

To be willing for My will, following My one command

Willing, ready, for the moment, when the need arises there

Whenever there is opposition, be My tool then, if you dare

Change a heart and change a story, thus we will see good be done

Thus I would redeem a nation, if My people prayed as one

In all things to bring Me glory, for your good, I’m working now

Impossible, but I can do it, trust Me, for I know just how

It’s surprising what can happen, when I utter just a word

People think they have Me cornered, but I can fly just like a bird

Their little box cannot hold Me, the pot, it’s potter tries to mold

Watch me work and give Me glory, new mysteries I will unfold

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 15, 2017

Encouragement for Today

Be encouraged here today, God’s with you in many ways

His son is there to forgive sin, His Spirit He abides within

His grace is in His every word, He meets our need from what we’ve heard

The task God has for you this hour, will be infused with God’s own power

Obedience to His command, enables God to play His hand

Rejoice today! the victory’s won, all glory to the risen Son

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 11, 2017

The Look of Lust

​A critical look at lusts claim to provide satisfaction

God can see the secret place we’re hiding in behind the door

When lustful thoughts rule our heart, our consciences cry out no more

Abusing this, God’s joyful gift, our marriage vows they try to break

Relationships become an image, an idol of our self we make

On the edge of the abyss, the sirens sing their song of love

While God’s hand reaches down, and calls to us from up above

Satisfaction is so fleeting, when the source is just a myth

But there’s one you should be holding, where you’re known by who you’re with

The Father reads on every page, He knows our heart just like a book

Take discipline that He provides, He shapes our life with just a look

A look into the book of life, spend some time He’ll meet you there

Satisfaction you’ve been wanting, He has much that He will share

Contentment with His grace and healing, restores our heart just like before

Close this chapter, start a new one, hide behind that door no more

Relationships with one another, messy though they sometimes be

Shape our lives and give God glory, His handiwork we then will be

Our purpose is not found in pages, where we have to hide to look

But we have the words of life, that we can share from God’s own book

Be not ashamed to tell His story, draw the picture of God’s grace

Let them see God’s work within us, point them to His holy face.

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 15, 2017

Restoring Love

Today you stand up straight and tall, together tearing down the wall

Forgiveness poured on every brick, which out the door you both will kick

And buried in the deepest sea, together now, you both can see

Offenses can hurt more with time, but that’s decided in your mind

Release and let them go to God, He will accept them with a nod

These all were paid for on the cross, His awesome price was not our loss

Ask God to help you act in love, be ever gentle, as a dove

God’s blessing is this mate you have, use His word, apply the salve

Restore to God, the One you trust, on Him rely, each day we must

Daily growing in God’s word, rejoicing in the truth we’ve heard

Restore the love you had that day, your bride came down the isle that way

Enraptured was your heart with her, you knew how to make her purr

Restore your family, help them know, God’s power to change and make things grow

God’s power in you, yes they will see, the dad that God made you to be

Restore your church, and help them seek, for God gives power to the meek

Lead them all to forsake sin, seeking, praising, serving Him

By Justin Ogden

http://www.thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 11, 2017 

I Am Here

God’s message to a church that’s waiting for a pastor


Here I Am, I have not left, no, I would not leave you bereft 

~ Isa 6:1; Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5 ~

Your doubting heart has brought you fear, use eyes of faith to see Me here

~ Philippians 2:14; 2 Kings 6:11 ~

My work continues as before, but you are needing something more 

~ Philippians 1:6; Proverbs 29:18 ~

The mouthpiece that I have for you, he is prepared, not overdue 

~ Exodus 4:16; Jeremiah 2:2; John 13:7 ~

I’m waiting for your eyes to be, with fixed attention set on Me 

~ Psalms 16:8; Hebrews 12:2 ~

Look to Me and not to him, your true connection is within 

~ Zechariah 4:6; John 15:4 ~

Close your eyes and look inside, do you see these sins that hide 

~ Psalms 119:59; Lamentations 3:40 ~

Remove this mess, no sin may lurk, then through you My hand will work 

~ Matthew 7:5; Ephesians 4:6 ~

Cleanse your minds and tongues today, the King is here, prepare His way 

~ 2 Corinthians 7:1; Malachi 3:1 ~

Align your heart within My will, listen for My voice, it’s still 

~ Deuteronomy 23:14; 1 Kings 19:12 ~

My word will flow to them that seek, My kingdom is held by the meek 

~ Acts 13:44; Psalms 37:11 ~

Your life reflects My character, be sure it’s right and always fair 

~ 2 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 5:1 ~

By Justin Ogden

thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 10, 2017

Sermon Rhymes

God’s word comes to a needy man, with nothing prepped to speak, he can

It fills the mind when needs arise, and pain has brought tears to our eyes

The sermon is here in these lines, in these words that comes to mind

Based on doctrine, given in love, reflect the heart of God above

A unique way to hear God’s voice, we listen as we make the choice

In our mind the rhyming word, echoes with God’s call we’ve heard

Poetry from God today, the gift He gave, it’s writ His way

God’s word will fill the empty soul, heal, forgive and make it whole

Accept the gift you’ve heard today, God’s word directs and shows the way

By Justin Ogden

thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 9, 2017

The Preacher’s Gift

The preacher’s gift is God’s own Word, which you have heard here in this place 

He’s no control to change your life, but beckons you to seek God’s face

The power resides within the Word, the God who made the land and see

Though high and holy, lifted up, He reaches down to you and me

Through words of grace, and warning too, the hearers feel the preacher’s heart

Obedience to God’s command is how they will fulfill their part

He’s hard at work reaching the lost, returning them into the fold

Disciple-making is his call, teach them to be, faithful and bold

Spawning leaders coming after, through his ministry they’ve grown

Share the load and speak in measure, for God’s words are not your own

The power in the living Word, spoken by God’s chosen man

Hearts can change and turn the tide, bring God’s blessing on their land 

Always ere, the preacher is, an empty vessel to be filled

Used by God to bring His message, the fallow ground His word will till

God’s word affects the preacher’s heart, before the message is begun 

And through his voice He speaks to those, who are waiting to be won

Always relying on the Word that God gives him while we wait

Words have power in the kingdom, they will win over hell’s gate

God’s hand is moving through the message, reborn hearts will hear His call

Grace received and strongholds broken, they will come and give their all

Never glory to the speaker, words flow through a willing heart

Glory only to the Father, as His body does each part

Seeking God for all the answers that are needed every day

For the needs of all the searching that he meets along the way

Turn not to the right or left, straight upon the path you’ll stay

Walking humbly with the Master, follow faithful every day

Within His will I’ll be compliant, seeking what He ere might do

With just one heart completely given to do His will and work it through

Walk with me on this adventure, give your life to this pursuit

Joy in service you can’t fathom, life with God is just a hoot!

By Justin Ogden

thewordinrhyme.wordpress.com

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 8, 2017

Touch Me Dad

So here I am, this awkward me, just trying unsuccessfully

to figure out who I’m to be, and nail this down so I can see 

this life is filled with trouble here, won’t get my way, that seems so clear

What will I do, where will I go? which direction? I don’t know

I’m relying on you now, to sort this out and tell me now

My life’s pursuit, to please my dad, I always try, it makes me  glad

it’s always tough, sometimes I fall, then he lifts me up so tall

there are times I need your hand, but not to force, not to command

I need to know I’m loved by you, your loving touch says that you do

when you hold me by your side, it fills a need I have inside

Oh touch me dad, please touch me now; I’m not sure why, I’m not sure how

your hand on me just calms me down, it gets my feet back on the ground

helps me know there’s someone who, knows just what I’ve been going through

can help me to become the man, that deep inside I think I can

I set my life to be like you, I choose the things you chose to do

Touch me dad, I need your love, I need acceptance from above

together time that we can spend, along the road, advice to lend

talk of stuff that guys discuss, and time that’s spent just being us

you call me by my own knickname, I got when we all played that game

there’s more to love than just receiving, in God’s love I’m now believing

Teach me dad, your wisdom tell, the secret of God’s power that fell

upon your life, God’s guiding hand, protecting us right where we stand

how to walk through valleys dark, and spread the light with just a spark

impacting lives that knew us well, the gospel story you did tell

how speaking words of Jesus’ life, will help us stop the spread of strif


Hear me dad, I need to know, how you can tell which way to go

how you know just what to say, that shows my mind the truth, the way

be close to me, I need to hear, your laughter that’s so loud and clear

makes my problems seem so small, from my shoulders now they fall

your voice of wisdom, sets me free, from all the traps where I would be

Heal me dad, I need your power, this has been my darkest hour

I don’t know now how to start, repair this damage to my heart

suffering has changed my view, shown me more and made me new

obedience, its own reward, moving forward, walking toward

learn again to follow you, do all the things I see you do 

Lead me dad, I’ll follow close, I’ll do the things that you do most

I’ll follow in your footsteps dear, and when you’re old I’ll hold you near

we’ll daily stop to thank the Lord, recite again His holy word

I watch you bow, I hear you pray, I see God’s love in you today

I’ll carry forward all you’ve taught, and preserve the truth you’ve sought

By Justin Ogden

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright June 19, 2016

Response to someone who asked whether the dad in the poem referred to an earthly or heavenly father:

I wrote the words down as they came, either way it’s still the same

The words have power to touch our hearts, that doesn’t come from our own smarts

The power of our father’s touch, has changed both of our lives so much

These words I give into your hand, to lead you to God’s promised land

My hand I offer as a guide, I’ll walk here with you, right beside

By Justin Ogden

justwords@videomemoriespro.com

Copyright July 8, 2017