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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword (04/08/10)

TITLE: We Simply Shout, "Amen!"
By Carol Penhorwood


Prayer defeats the enemy,
We know that still is true.
God's promises, His faithfulness,
At last come shining through.

So often worry fills the mind,
We reason it all out,
Until one day we realize
God's weapons it will rout.

With both feet standing on His Word,
We raise His banner high,
And clasp His promises of truth
When enemies draw nigh.

It is not ours to question,
The why, the how, and when,
But when our answer finally comes
We simply shout, “Amen.”

God's given every weapon,
A purpose for each one.
His words the sword we wield
And the enemy's undone.

His helmet of salvation
To guard our thoughts and minds,
The belt of truth we tighten,
By truth all lies it binds.

The breastplate of His righteousness
So morals are not blurred,
Held closely to our hearts
We stand upon His Word.

Our feet shod with His Gospel,
Firm footed we thus stand,
And faith we lift up as a shield,
All doubts and fear withstand.

God's written Word our sword,
We wield with truth and grace
To fight off all life's enemies
And mental darts we face.

Penned by the Holy Spirit,
God's Word still holds the key,
And standing firm upon this base
All enemies will flee.

It is not ours to question
The why, the how and when,
But when the answer finally comes,
We simply shout, “Amen!”

“Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day (of danger), and having done all (the crisis demands), to stand (firmly in your place).” Ephesians 6:13 (Amplified Bible)

Ephesians 6:11-18

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/16/10
I can't even begin to tell you how timely this poem is for me. It amazes me that God knew I would need your words at this exact moment. Thank you so much for listening to God and writing this much needed message. If nothing else, know I desperately needed to hear those words right now. God bless you.
Glynis Becker04/17/10
Such a wonderful message and so beautifully written. It flows so smoothly. Well done!
Sandra Eastridge04/17/10
I've lived it. I know God wins over and over again. God bless you for your insight. This is a powerful poem. Use it everywhere you can. People need its message. God bless you.
Brenda Shipman 04/17/10
Great truth here. My heart and mind shout "Amen!" to this beautiful poem.
Karen Pourbabaee 04/18/10
This poem holds the great truths of God's provision for His children...uplifting and well done!
Kate Oliver Webb 04/19/10
I've said it before: I'm not really a "poetry person" but this one really got me. I sometimes feel the poetry form hides the message, but that didn't happen here. This was absolutely right on target, and beautifully done. Clear message, comforting words, musical in form. Thank you!
Karlene Jacobsen04/19/10
LOVE this! The armor of God set to terrific rhythm. Well done!
Gerald Shuler 04/19/10
Let me simply shout "Amen!"
Mona Purvis04/19/10
I agree that this is so well written. A poem that flows well and offers much meat for thought. Full of truth. Very good job on this.

Patricia Herchenroether04/19/10
Amen! Amen! Amen! Excellent poetry, great job.
angelos2 wark04/20/10
I SHOUT AMEN! Well done. Great flow and what a message!
Loren T. Lowery04/20/10
So be it - that's what I learned Amen to mean - so be it. I could hear a melody behind this beautiful poem. Its truth is resonating with many who read it - a word in due season. Wonderful job!
Sarah Elisabeth 04/20/10
Amen! Very nicely done Carol :-)
Verna Cole Mitchell 04/20/10
Excellent interpretation of the Scripture verse with great meter and rhyme.
Ruth Stromquist04/20/10
Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. An encouraging word that we always need to refresh ourselves in. Good going!
Beth LaBuff 04/20/10
This has a profound and up-lifting message. Love the, "But when our answer finally comes We simply shout, 'Amen.'" I needed this tonight. Thanks, Carol.
harvestgal Ndaguba04/20/10
Beautiful and awesome reminder.