“Father God, thank You for letting us be not too highly, always enough. Highly belongs to Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Enough belongs to us. Thank You for the inspiration for this sonnet, Father God, when I read Your Word, “For I say, through the Grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith” (Romans 12:3). Interesting the word, “soberly,” in that verse, for I spent a large majority of my life NOT sober. But look what You did, God! I’m sober NOW and I’ll be sober FOREVER for Homestretch by the Grace of God! And a sobering thought is it when we realize it was by Your Grace, Father God, and the measure of faith afforded to each individual by You that saved a wretch like me….and us. And a sobering thought is it when we ditch being right and being tough (ego) and put on The Armor of Jesus (Spirit) by Being Blessed and Being Bright. Shine our Armor, Father God, for the battle is on and the Victory is Yours! That chimp in the picture is doing what BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals do. They BOTH look up and they BOTH praise Your Name, Father God. “Let every creature praise His Holy Name for ever and ever” (Psalm 145:21). EVERY creature, as in BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals, looks up to praise You but not too highly, for BOTH always enough! I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Homestretch Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in me God-given enough and enough my God-given gifts and talents for God’s Too-Highly Glory this daily leavened [Jesus is Right!] bread.”)

The lesson is to not think yourself “too,”

not “too” much of yourself above the rest.

Who you are as enough will have to do.

Enough your gifts and talents for God best.

My lesson is to not think about me,

to think about God’s Grace that saved me, wretch.

I was enough to be one thought worthy.

I am enough to be one for Homestretch.

“You’re right! Not too highly, always enough,”

says Jesus. “But I want you blessed, not right.

Ego always says, ‘be right and be tough.’

Spirit always says, ‘Be Blessed and Be Bright.'”

Puffing ourselves up (ego) is “handcuff.”

“Hands free!” Not too highly, always enough.

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  1. Only thinking of yourself doesn’t work. It’s the guaranteed path to misery. Think of others and do for others, like Jesus.


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