Man must not live on bread alone

A man has three distinct faculties.
It is a task to maintain balance in totality.
The body houses the soul.
and the spirit that never grows old.

Bread only satiates the body.
The mind and heart may be fixed on somebody.
These two comprise the soul.
Restless still, the spirit man is seeking control.

You could engage in activities,
that challenge your mental faculties.
You could be one of the blessed few,
surrounded by happiness and love too.

But have you been feeding your spirit?
It won't eat meat and rice or millet.
It constantly yearns for the Creator.
In the silence of your heart,
it will show you the right path.

The spirit is always willing,
to do all the right/good things.
But, the flesh is weak.
Constant attention it seeks.

Between knowledge and feelings, the soul...
is always trying to gain control.
The balance between these three,
reminds me of the Holy Trinity.

Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights.
Denying the flesh, He tamed it right.
That's what fasting does; it doesn't change the mind of God!
It teaches you to resist the flesh and look to the Lord.

When you stop looking at the physical realm,
don't let those negative thoughts overwhelm.
Then tame those emotions too.
Don't let your person be a wild zoo.

Let the spirit take over.
It has better composure.
On the Word of God, it feeds.
Each and every one is a potent seed.

(Inspired by Matthew 4:4) 
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It is my desire to study the four gospels. Writing poems helps me put some thought into it thereby making it fun to learn and remember. I was stuck on the book of Matthew for years and never really completed more than the first five chapters until I began writing ‘the Matthew Series‘. Now, I’m revising the contents of the book of Mathew by writing another series of poems titled ‘Inspired by Matthew‘. This one will not be as comprehensive as the Matthew Series and may not be in an orderly sequence. This particular poem is the fourth in the series. I hope you enjoy reading each piece as much as I did writing them.


  1. SMiles ‘Man’ Cannot
    Live on Bread Alone’
    That’s Why God
    Creates Mothers
    Before Man For
    True Babies Born
    In Mother’s Womb
    Then Sprinkled
    With Male Dust
    SMiLes Now i’m
    Sure Where ever
    ‘He’ Goes He Will
    Take You
    This is
    How Love
    Grows Flying
    From Nest Now
    Spreading Love’s
    Wings Do See Essence
    Of these Words Now
    In My
    Eyes Love Mine
    Now Yours too
    Still Breathing
    A Mother’s
    Love Never
    Dies in Thine Eyes😊🙏

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    1. Thank you Joesph🤗. Wow….2 years for 6 chapters….that would have been some really good intense stuff. I’m going to be bothering you when I have doubts ….I have about four questions on the book of Matthew🦧🤔🦧🤓… I know whom to trouble🤗😉😃😊

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  2. Beautiful poem and the perfect reminder to look to the things of God rather than depending on your feelings. I so needed this message. Lord, help me to eat up the things that will feed my soul! ❤ God bless you Ruelha. Keep shining. You're doing so great!

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    1. Thank you Tina. 😍🤗😍I needed this message too. I write to remind myself😅😉 …and hope to share some hope and faith in the process. Thank you soooooo much for your blessings, Tina😍🤗😍🤗😍😍. God bless you toooooo.
      And…..bon appetit!🥖📖🥐📖🥨📖🥯📖🍞📖

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      1. Oh definitely. Writing so reminds me to. Helps me to process all of my thoughts and feelings. If I didn’t I would explode from all the thoughts that pass through my brain. Bon apetit to you too! ❤

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            1. 🤩🤩😍🤩😍🤩😍🤩😍🤩😍
              Happy New Year JD.
              May this year bring you prosperity.
              Happiness and peace,
              To be blessed with these.
              Love in abundance.
              To conquer and make all others redundant.
              My angel of light.
              My daddy and guide.
              May you have good health.
              This is what 2021 will you be dealt.
              Love, hugs and kisses,
              Also for the Mrs.


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