Sunday September 15, 2019:
Blessings to you my dearly beloved brothers. Upon the rays of the rising sun, this morning, before the sheet was removed from my shoulders, and feet touched the floor, I gave God thanks for another day and for you. I used the “TRIP” process this morning which I learned in Sunday school from a beloved and great advocate of the Bible, who is also a high school principal. It starts by giving Thanksgiving (T) to God for His blessings. Repentance (R) for any offenses committed. Intercession (I) for worldwide humanity; and Petition (P) for my spiritual needs, nothing temporal only spiritual. The “TRIP” acronym is easy to follow and keep the mind on track. Use it sometimes.
Philippians 4:6 states, we should not be anxious about anything, especially with our petitions to God. Our spiritual requests should strengthen our faith, qualities, and give God the glory, as stated in I Kings 3: 5-9. Today, I ask God to strengthen you with His grace and love, for you to be successful in all your endeavors, and for you to give Him the glory. Ephesians I: 16-18, states…the Father of Glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; enlighten your eyes; and give you riches and glory of His inheritance. Therefore, do not neglect to mention His name in your prayers unto Him with sincerity. I pray that with God you will stay (Exodus 14:14). He will guide and strengthen you day by day (Nehemiah 8:10). This is not a question of May? Remember He is the Potter and we are the clay (Isaiah 64:8). Therefore, from the creator, please don’t sway or stray (Proverb 18:10).
I pray that you will stay in His care. Your burdens He will bear (1 Peter 5: 6-7). He is always there, that I can declare. Pray for those who are unfair and those who are also fair. Take a walk in the open air, feel his presence, don’t just sit at home in a chair, He is everywhere (Psalm 139:7-12). The both of you were meant to be a pair. Do not despair, He will handle your affairs (2 Timothy 1:7).
May His perpetual light continue to shine upon you, your family members and loved one form generation to generation. Break the shackles of evil and walk free, in His grace, love and care.
Biography of Joseph S. Spence, Sr.
Joseph S. Spence, Sr., has authored seven poetry books, and invented the “Epulaeryu Poetry, Linking Pin Sonnet, and Seventh Heaven,” poetic forms. His writings have appeared globally in forums such as: journals, anthologies, magazines, ezines, the U. S. Army, newspapers, et al. He retired from the U.S. Army as an officer, and was given the name “Apollo,” the Greek mythical god of poetry and music, by his military comrades for appreciation of his poems. He has taught at Bryant and Stratton University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, the American Baptist College, Wisconsin, and is a Goodwill Ambassador for Arkansas, USA. He has electrified audience around the world with his inspirational poetic words, and has received many poetry awards including: Noble Star for Literature 12/2018, Living Legend of the 21st Century 5/2019, International Peace Award 7/2019 (India); Literary Gold Badge 5/2109 and Ambassador De Literature 6/2109 (Oman); Gold Medal of Honor 5/2109 (Nigeria), Poetry Ambassador Medal, Independent Poet Laureate, Who’s Who in Poetry, Numerous Editor’s Choice Awards (USA); and Poetry Bard (UK). He is a professional book reviewer who has reviewed and posted over 50-book reviews in various mediums. He has membership in various global scholastic honor societies, served as poet-in-residence for Saint Andrews Scottish Society, and is a member of the Scottish poetry bard, Robert Burns Club, Milwaukee. He is the chief advisor to the founder, Shiju H. Pallithazheth, of the largest worldwide poetry forum, “Motivational Strips,” which is dedicated to uplifting humanity with inspirational poetic words. His poems have been published in the following languages: Chinese, French, Polish, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Jamiekan Patwa/Patois, Scottish Gaelic, Nigerian Yoruba, Bengali, Assam, and Hindi. He studied English Literature, Creative Writing, Africology, and Poetry at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, loves historical poems based on his worldwide travels, and resides in Wisconsin, USA.