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From Bible Teacher, Author, Pastor Kenneth L. Birks

The Voice of the Sentry

Christian Poetry, Inspirational Devotional Biblical Poetry

On the Horizon Empowered Living

Christian Biblically oriented inspirational poetry intended to encourage, build faith, draw believers into more of a love for God's Word, and describe how the anointing of the Holy Spirit affects our lives to do great exploits for God and His purposes.

The Voice of the Sentry
by Kenneth L. Birks


Coming into this world naked, as babes, we enter with innocence.
Seeing and perceiving all, we look on in wonder with dissonance.
Perceptions formed by others, we fill with assumptions and confusion.
Caught in webs of meaningless existence, we cry out in desperation.
Lost in confusion and anxiety, we grope about hoping for a ray of light.

Amid blindness gripping the soul, we hope in the dark of the night.
Amid all that clutters, a still small voice speaks with such difference.
Questioning its source, we investigate its origin and significance.
Speaking with such warmth amid turmoil and unease, we question.
With hearts of expectation, we wait in anticipation with discretion.

Waiting for that moment of stillness, we stand with hearing ears.
Oh, that it could be captured – that brief moment with such peace.
As a beam of light, we see and hear again the voice pointing to a path.
With hearing ears, the voice beckons to the path ahead, so near.
Eyes riveted, the light rests on something blocking the path ahead.

Eyes and ears focused, a cross is seen blocking the path’s entry.
Speaking softly with such clarity, the sentry explains its purpose.
With eyes of understanding opened; it’s embraced wholeheartedly.
Tasting the sweetness from the sentry’s voice, entrance is gained,
With peace from obedience that floods, other voices are silenced.

Embracing a cross symbolizing humility and suffering, we proceed.
Carrying it everywhere we go, the sentry’s voice, we now trust.
Oh, the thrill of adventures as He leads us onward, filled with joy.
Filled with confidence, unafraid of what's ahead, we reach to attain.
Surprisingly, all burdens and the cares that weighed down are lifted.

No longer a sentry, but a friend, He walks alongside as we discover.
Now assisting, He removes the cross’ weight by bearing our sins.
Continuing to whisper, He says, “Cast all of your cares upon Me.”
No longer lost in confusion, His cross daily, we willingly embrace.
Knowing His voice leads to adventures of faith we breathe deeply.

Daily committing to Him, He leads so completely into His purposes.
Filled with love, peace, and joy; He daily loads with benefits.
No longer lost in meaningless existence, there's no need to pretend.
No longer groping about in the dark, the path grows lighter and lighter.
Giving thanksgiving, we breathe in deeply, His presence, so sweetly.

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Poems included in the Index
Empowered Living

1.   Empowered by the Holy Spirit

2.   Delighting in God's Presence

3.   Triumphant Living Discovered

4.   Standing Frim Amid Hostility

5.   From Fear to Strength and Courage

6.   Treasured Stones Found

7.    Looking Down from Heaven Above

8.   Quickend for Spiritual Labor

9.   Breaking Free, Empowered to Run Freely

10.  On the Horizon: Great and Strong

11.  Come and Drink

12.  Shifting Paradigms

13.  Sensory Overload

14.  The Voice of the Sentry

15.  Embracing the Mighty Wind


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The devotionals in this book are designed to enhance your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in all aspects of your walk. They’re meant to draw you into a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit and the Word of God work together to conform you into the image of Christ. As you look at the “Table of Contents,” you will notice the book encompasses a wide range of subjects spanning most aspects of our walk with the Lord. The aspect that separates this book from other devotionals is that each devotional ends with a biblically inspired poem that encapsulates the essence of the devotional.
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