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Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems
From Bible Teacher, Pastor Kenneth L. Birks

The Voice

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The Voice, Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems

Biblical Poetry
Early in 2017, I felt prompted by the Lord to start writing Biblically oriented poetry that is intended to encourage, build faith and draw believers into more of a love for God's Word. This is something I've never attempted before, but felt very drawn to it by the Lord. In obedience to Him, I have sensed a whole new realm of God's grace as I have begun to write in this way. I hope you enjoy them.


The Voice

By Ken L. Birks


We come into this world naked and innocent as babes.

We see and perceive all that is around us with great wonder.

Perceptions of reality formed by those around us bring acumen with confusion.

Lost in confusion we grope about in blindness hoping for a ray of light.

Caught in a web of meaningless existence, we cry out in desperation.

Is there hope for blindness that grips the soul in hopelessness in the dark of the night?


A still small voice whispers in the midst of all the sounds that clutter.

What is this voice? Where did it come from? What was it that I heard?

Oh that I could capture it once again – that brief moment with such peace!

I will await to listen and seize it when the wind blows with such sweetness, spurred.


The voice in the wind will surely speak again as I wait with anticipation.

Here it is, coming with a beam of light pointing me to a new path to pursue

As I follow, the voice becomes stronger giving direction to the path forward

The light focuses on something blocking the path ahead. What is it?

With eyes focused, a cross stands in the way I must follow, so true

The voice speaks with such clarity explaining the meaning of the cross.

With realization and understanding, I now embrace it before moving onward.


Having tasted of the sweetness that comes from obeying the voice, I trust.

The peace that comes from obedience now floods my soul as other voices are hushed.

How can I not embrace something that I know represents pain, humiliation and suffering.

In His voice I now trust as I embrace this cross and carry it everywhere I go.

With confidence and assurance, unafraid of what's ahead, forward I thrust.


To my surprise, all burdens and the cares that weighed me down are lifted.

Added to the weight of the cross, the One it represents has taken them.

The cross seems weightless, though the weight of my sin and shame are now added.

He whom it represents walks beside me bearing the brunt of the weight, now acquitted.

He continues to whisper in my ear, “Follow Me and cast all of your cares upon Me.”


No longer lost in confusion, I willingly embrace His cross daily, so freely.

Knowing this voice within leads me to daily adventures of faith and love, I breathe deeply.

The peace and joy that floods my soul is worth the cost of becoming His friend.

As I commit to Him daily, my thoughts are His thoughts as He leads me so completely.

His plans and purposes are now mine as my thoughts plan my ways to blend.

No longer lost in a web of meaningless existence, there is no need to pretend.

I give Him praise and thanksgiving as I deeply breathe in His presence, so sweet.


This poem describes how God's voice leads and guides us into great adventures of faith.


Current Poems

1.   Looking Out My Window - January 30, 2017

2.   On the Horizon - February 10, 2017

3.  The Goodness of God - February 23, 2017

4.   Authority From on High - March 4, 2017

5.   Grace that Leads - March 6, 2017

6.   The Peace of God - March 11, 2017

7.   The Voice - March 16, 2017

8.   You are Always There - March 21, 2017

9.   Caught in Pursuit of a Lost Soul - March 23, 2017

10.  Standing at the Crossroads - March 24, 2017

11.  You Alone - March 27, 2017

12.  Clearing the Clutter - March 29, 2017

13.  Journey Into the Invisible Realm - March 31

14.  Knowing God - April 9, 2017


Click on the titles above to view each poem


The Journey by Ken BirksThe Journey:
Discovering the Invisible Path

By Kenneth L. Birks

The goal of this book is to give you, as a Christian, a glimpse into the path God has purposed for your life and to help you seize your destiny and purpose. In doing so, you will be able to live the role created for you. Whether you are just starting out on your journey, anywhere in the middle, or have become detoured and lost your way, this practical guidebook will help shine the light on the invisible path that not only leads to God’s goodness and experiencing His kingdom within, but also to the greatest adventure of your life.

Comment: The Journey is your GPS for the Bible. The problem is solved. The riddle is deciphered. Like a trusted guide, Ken makes complex concepts simple and masterfully unpacks the Bible’s greatest mysteries. He provides a sure foundation upon which to build a lifetime of insight.—Francis Anfuso

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