POETRY by Avis Corley Porter…Enemy or Friend
THE DEVIL IS YOUR ENEMY BUT JESUS IS YOUR FRIEND
Peter warns, Satan is the worst enemy of man
But for us to resist is in God’s written plan.
Each day he is stalking as a lion his prey
He’s a deceitful liar; no matter what he may say.
In love with the world, he wants us to fall
Enticements of the flesh and eyes, he dangles before all.
We can resist with the help of God , our Friend,
He will always be with us to the very end.
Be sober, be vigilant with all our might
Exercise care, use caution, put Satan to flight.
The whole armour of God we must always wear,
Obedience and faithfulness will reward us with a home over there.
–Avis Corley Porter
(Re-typed from Gospel Light Publishing Company, Box 38, Delight, Arkansas 71940; subscription available)
BEST RECIPE FOR A GOOD LIFE
by Avis Corley Porter
If you want a long life and see good days,
We must tame our tongue and mend our ways;
Control our lips that they speak no guile
While being honest, not deceitful all the while;
Resist evil and from it turn,
Do good, seek peace, days will be fun;
We should go about doing much good,
Always follow Jesus’ example as we should,
Do what you can for your fellow man,
To obey the divine commands is God’s plan
The Lord sees the righteous with His watchful eyes,
If we do what He says, we’ll gain the heavenly prize.
(via The Gospel Light magazine, September, 2006)
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
by Avis Corley Porter
“Today no bad memories will come into my head,
I will not relive deeds done nor words said.
The Lord has blessed me with this special day,
Happiness, joy and peace shall come my way.
To family and friends I will a blessing be,
I want my life for Christ the world to see.
My life should be salt, light and leaven,
Obedience and faithfulness will reward me in Heaven.”
January 1, 2007 NEWEST SECTION OF THIS SITE.
Just spoke with sister Avis on May 11, 2006. This page will soon be underway. She was enthused about the possibility of encouraging anyone via poetry she has written.
One of the finest authors of poetry of our generation lives in Thaxton, Mississippi, named Avis Corley Porter. Be looking for some of her poems to be on this page. The spiritual values of her poems do more than warm the heart. s/webmaster