God's Days, #96
Poetry of Christian FaithMarch 23, 2023
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God's Days, #96

96, 10-6, SHOW  NOTES & COPYRIGHTS,  (Scheduled 3/23/2023)


Today we are going to follow up on Dave’s suggestion to read a specific poem.  This poem has one of my favorite titles, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrowday.  Sometimes I like to play with words and even make my own words.  Yesterday, today and tomorrow are all days of our lives.  And no, I have not watched this soap opera on tv.   I’m not sure how clean I would be after watching an episode.

Ok, enough, I’ll get to reading.  Our first poem is found in Living in God’s Rhyme on page 157.


As I write this it is today.

I wrote the one for yesterday

Sometime earlier today.

You will read this tomorrowday.

Yeah, it sounds nonsensical.

Maybe it’s like something from 

A long lost, thankfully, musical

Whose tunes you cannot hum.

For some that is the total sum

Of a week of days ever so weak;

There was yesterday’s yesterday

And then tomorrowday’s tomorrowday.

But we must remember the times

When writing of the week’s rhymes

That spellcheck continues to tell us we that we are wronger

With those red squiggly lines under words that are stronger.

(Writers comment: Man versus machine, God always wins.)

One day tomorrowday will be yesterday.

We cannot worry about whatever day

We find ourselves living in

Whether we lose or we win.

As we face each day we must pray,

Pray aloud that God removes the cloud

Of doubt so we may shout

For the world to hear that we have no fear.

Yes, we will have our coffee,

We will have the lives we live,

But these things become small

When we answer God’s call.

Yesterday I wrote, and today I write

As I will tomorrowday write,

“All I need today is a little Dr. Pepper

And a whole lot of Jesus”

Pray that we may

Stay with him always,

That what we say

May reflect the way

He has saved us,

God’s Son, Jesus.


Not much to say.  It’s how my mind works.  Crazy, I know; the voices in my head are constantly telling me so.

Let’s see what I wrote some other day.  This is found on page 53 of Living In God’s Rhyme.


The first day of the week,

We worship him in church

As comfort in our lives we seek

Before out the doors we lurch.

Tomorrow begins the weak days,

Those days when we can easily forget

What on Sunday he did say.

As we step in the puddles our feet are wet.

It is me

In the mirror

I do see.

In the morning

There is a warning

In the prayer said

That all I need

Is his word to heed

And I will be led

My soul will be fed

And then I open the door

To the world that wants more.

Each and every day I see

A reflection in the mirror.

But there are so many about

As our lives we live out

That have not heard 

Us speak of his word.

We must care,

We must share,

Let them know

As we sow

The seeds

That will feed

More than five thousand,

More than loaves and fish,

More than they could ever wish

In years beyond a thousand.

We can lead them to eternity.

Away from God’s enmity,

So that when it does arrive

Sudden Day they will survive.


As I was putting together the show notes, this thought fell into  my mind: Every day I pray that I follow God’s way.  What can go wrong as I sing a song of praise to the One He did raise

We’ll end the poetry with one more from Living In God’s Rhyme.  This one is on page 58.


Not an unusual day,

But I’m glad it’s over.

There’s not a lot to say

Except the day lost its way

About a third into its hours.

Thankfully it didn’t turn sour.

Driving home, seeing the clouds

And thinking, as usual, aloud,

With the threat of rain

There were patches of blue.

There were more than a few.

It made me think of a refrain

From a song 

From a time long

Beyond the past,

Time that did not last

But is reborn every day

As to the Lord I pray.

Today when I looked at the sky

I knew there was a reason why,

I finally was glad

For the day I had,

Before I saw the blue,

Before I once more knew

That God is always there,

That he always does care.

When I am otherwise 

Occupied with my time,

When I feel the seas rise,

At the end of the day

He always finds a way 

To share with me his rhyme.

There is beauty in every day

And at the right time

He shows me the way,

Every day, all of the time.


When the day starts to lead me astray, God shows me the way.

My final thought about todays poems is, Pray, always.  God is there in prayer.

As we come to the end of today’s podcast, let us pray.

Dear Heavenly Father we come to you in prayer as we end today’s podcast.  Dave and I thank You for leading us through the day and into tomorrow.  We thank You for all you have led us to and through.

We pray for our listeners and viewers; for their needs, healing and the salvation of those who have not yet accepted the gift of Your grace by faith. 

We pray, Lord, for this world in which we live.  Father, as Christians lead us to proclaiming the gospel where ever we are.  May we do so in a loving  way.  Lead us to the truth of the days we are living in.  

Dear Lord, prepare us and our listeners and viewers for the coming week.  We pray that it is You we live for and You who leads us.  As we walk with you  this week, may it be Your hand clasped around our hand so we may feel the grasp of Your love.

And this week may we remember the words from 2 Corinthians, 12:9; 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, 

my power is perfect in weakness.”

At the beginning and at the end

And every moment in between,

May our strength be for His strength

So His perfection may be seen.

(from God Still Rhymes, Concluding Prayer)

We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior and Redeemer.

Amen                                                                                                                                           (2/26/23)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         If you give

Him the times

As you live

His word rhymes

 And don’t forget, “We are the Kings kids and you will never get rid of us for we are His with Jesus.”



Living In God’s Rhyme ©2018 by Tim Carter

God Still Rhymes ©2019 by Tim Carter

God’s Rhyme ©2019 by Tim Carter

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