The Very First Post On This Blog

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We Know

The post you are about to read was the very first content published on this blog. As I said in the post before this one, this blog just turned two years old.

To further commemorate the milestone, I am reposting the pioneer post here for you to read. It was initially published when there were no followers on this Blog. That tells me that you may not have seen it yet.

Now that I have you, kindly indulge me as I present to you, “We Know,” the very first and oldest post on this blog. I guarantee you will find something useful in it.

We Know

We know we have potentials,
But we are not doing enough to develop them.
What is the use of a vibrant energy,
That remains buried and untapped?

We know the future is bright,
But we keep living in the past!
How can we ever enter and enjoy the future,
If we don’t ever leave the past behind?

We know our lives could be better,
But we hesitate to do things to improve on them.
Why are we waiting and delaying?
The room of improvement is never filled up!

We know we are not so perfect,
But we fail to work on our weaknesses!
Can a dirty china become clean,
If it has not been washed at all?

We know we don’t like to be criticised,
But we never cease from doing it to others.
What makes us think we would be likeable?
When our words ache like pain?

We know we like being appreciated,
But we think other’s don’t deserve the same.
If we want appreciation to come around,
We ought to start giving it first to others.

We know we ought to make more progress in life,
But we fear to take the first steps forward.
How can we get to where we want to be,
If we don’t put one foot in front of the other?

We know we crave for love and forgiveness,
But we ourselves are never generous with such.
How can we be so very surprised?
That we don’t get loved and forgiven by others as we want?

We know we crave respect and admiration from others,
But we are less concerned about our self-respect.
Why then are we so bothered that we don’t get so respected,
As much as we think we deserve?

Best friends forever
Best friends forever

We know how good it feels to be welcomed,
But we don’t always spread our hands to welcome others.
Yet we wonder why people don’t always warm up to us,
Like the insect to the nectar in a flower.

We know we are not without blemish,
But we are always quick to cast the stone on others
Why don’t we treat other people
As we want to be treated?

We know Rome was not built in day,
But we cry and worry over every little slip.
With our heart filled with so many worries,
How can we enjoy a deep sleep at night?

We know we shouldn’t go to bed when the roof is on fire,
But we pretend it’s just a little flick of flame.
Why then do we wonder and cry aloud,
When all we have is turned to ashes?

We know every seed produces after its own kind,
But some of us are those who sow corn and expect a harvest of potatoes.
Who would be ever so disappointed,
As much as someone like that would be?

We know we should say ‘I am sorry’ sometimes,
But our pride keeps us from saying it.
Doesn’t it matter to us that our friends and family are hurt,
When we fail to say “I am sorry, please forgive me?”

We know it’s good for us to give.
But we hoard the things we ought to share.
Have we forgotten the Master’s rule:
“Give and it shall be given to you?”

We know we should give thanks in all things,
But we say all things are not okay to give thanks, so we complain.
Are we now wiser than the Master,
Who said, “give thanks in all things?”

 

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17 thoughts on “The Very First Post On This Blog

  1. Lady Jay February 22, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    “Can a dirty china become clean, If it has not been washed at all?” Hallelujah! Thank you, God, for the blood of Jesus that makes us clean. Beautiful poetry Victor!!!

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    • VictorsCorner February 22, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes indeed, the blog of Jesus purifies us.

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  2. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus February 25, 2017 / 12:27 am

    Thank you Victor for sharing your very first Post and yes I missed it and it is True The Blood of Jesus purifies us from all our past Sins and sets are free so we don’t continue to Sin but instead we Aim to be Perfected in Love putting our Carnal Flesh to death that causes us to Sin. Wow I found a lot of Scriptures that confirms these Truths there are more but I’m sure you will be as Blessed by these verses as I am Victor, God tells us “Many” not just a few will be Purified and made White…. How good is that!

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the Truth, everyone who Sins is a slave to Sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the Family but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed.

    Romans 6:18-20 Being then made free from Sin, ye became the servants of Righteousness.

    1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to Sin because God’s seed remains in him he cannot go on Sinning because he has been Born of God.

    1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God Sins but He who was Born of God keeps him and the evil one does not touch him.

    1 John 3: 1-11 ( 6-7 ) Whosoever abideth in Him Sinneth not: whosoever Sinneth hath not seen Him neither known Him. Little children let no Man deceive you he that doeth Righteousness is Righteous, even as He is Righteous.

    1 John 2:28-29 And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. If ye know that He is Righteous ye know that every one that doeth Righteousness is Born of Him.

    Romans 8 :12-15 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation but it is not to the Sinful nature to live according to it or if you live according to the Sinful nature you will die but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

    Romans 6 :1- 2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in Sin that grace may abound? God forbid how shall we that are dead to Sin live any longer therein?

    2 Timothy 2:19-21 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And let every one that nameth the Name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver but also of wood and of earth and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified and meet for the Master’s use and prepared unto every good work.

    2 Timothy 4:1- 4 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and His Kingdom; Preach the word be instant in season, out of season reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears; For the grace of God that bringeth Salvation hath appeared to all Men Teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works. These things speak and exhort and rebuke with all Authority. Let no man despise thee.(KJV)

    Romans 6:5-7 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection. Knowing this that our old man is crucified with Him that the body of Sin might be destroyed that henceforth we should not serve Sin. For he that is dead is freed from Sin.

    John 8:11 She said, No man Lord. And Jesus said unto her Neither do I condemn thee go and Sin no more.

    Romans 8: 8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.

    Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto Sin but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    1 John 2:4-6 He that saith I know Him and keepeth not His Commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word in him verily is the Love of God perfected hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk even as He walked.

    Ephesians 4:23-24 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind and that ye put on the new man which after God is created in Righteousness and true Holiness.

    1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made Perfect that we may have boldness in the day of judgment because as He is so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love but Perfect Love casteth out fear because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made Perfect in Love. We Love Him because He first Loved us.

    2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit Perfecting Holiness in the fear of God.

    Titus 2:13-15 Looking for that blessed Hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works. These things speak and exhort and rebuke with all Authority. Let no man despise thee.

    Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ who is your life appears then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death therefore whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these the wrath of God is coming.

    1 Peter 1:21-23 . Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the Truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned Love of the brethren see that ye Love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being Born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the Word of God which liveth and abideth for ever.

    1 Thessalonians 5:22-24 Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.

    Daniel 12:10 Many shall be Purified and made White and tried but the wicked shall do wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand but the wise shall understand.

    2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be Perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in Peace and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.

    Christian Love Always -Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner March 13, 2017 / 2:08 am

      I am happy you found this post, Anne. It escaped everyone when it was first published, simply because I didn’t have followers on this blog then. As I said in the intro to the post, I had to repost it as part of posts celebratiing two years of writing this blog.

      You are right Anne: The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all our sins. Without it we would not have been acceptable to God. Thank you for the supporting Scriptures.

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      • Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus March 13, 2017 / 2:11 pm

        Yes Jesus’ Blood does cleanse from all our Past sins Victor and we are than set free from the Slavery of Sin, we put our Carnal Flesh to Death and Aim to be Perfected in Love as the Scripture I shared confirms, yes we work out our Salvation not meaning work for it, God knows those who are His and not one of us will be lost.

        Blessings – Anne.

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        • VictorsCorner March 13, 2017 / 3:20 pm

          Yes you are right. God knows those who are His. The Spirit also bears witness in our hearts that we are His.fd

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    • VictorsCorner March 12, 2017 / 12:24 am

      Really? I thought I had fully caught up with responding to all çomments. I will crosscheck and revert. Thanks.

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      • VictorsCorner March 13, 2017 / 2:18 am

        Update: I have seen the omitted comment I had not responded to. But I have done the needful now. Thanks for the observation.

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    • VictorsCorner March 12, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Hello Anne, I have gone through my comments again. I feel like I have responded to all çomments. If there is any of yours you haven’t seen my response to, kindly specify to enable me do the needful. Thanks for caring.

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  3. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus March 13, 2017 / 1:43 am

    Can’t you see my Comment Above Victor which does not have a personal response from you and there has been others. As I shared on your Post about following Bloggers, I do not accept just a Like as a response to my Comments and will stop Commenting if that is what is given as a reply, a Thank you or yes even a correction with Scripture is better than a Like that means nothing personal. To me Blogging is a Conversation but not a one sided Conversation.

    Blessings – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner March 13, 2017 / 2:15 am

      Oh oh Anne, I have seen it now and have responded to it as well. Kindly note that the omission was not deliberate. Be assured that I am committed to responding to everyone who leaves a comment on my post, especially you.

      I agree with you that blogging should be a conservation and I am very much open to that idea. So we will keep it that way. In other words, I would not want you to stop commenting on my post because you have always thrown up some insteresting perspectives that I like, especially with the supporting scriptures you always provided for me and my readers.

      Thank you Anne for being there.

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      • Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus March 13, 2017 / 2:21 pm

        I want you to know Victor and please never forget it, I respect you very much as a Godly Man with a Loving and Caring and Kind Heart. You are a very dear Blogging Friend, my Last Post will let you know what Friendship means to me but let me assure I never run out on my Friends apart from The Lord who is always first, they are my Top Priority including you.

        Victor my Christian Brother, I Love you in Christ Jesus and that is forever- Anne.

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        • VictorsCorner March 13, 2017 / 3:26 pm

          Thanks for the reassurance Anne. I love you with the Lord of the Lord.
          You are one true friend I have met on this my blogging journey. Remain blessed in Jesus name.

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