~ " The success of a sower is determined not by how much seed is in his bag, but by how much is in the ground." ~

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone has a very blessed Thanksgiving, and that as you spend this time with family and friends that you will remember the real reason for our joy!

"Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever."
Psalm 30:11-12

The thing that I am most thankful for this year, is the relationship that the Lord is growing each day between me and Him. I never knew that I could have so sweet a fellowship with the Lord as I have now!

Many, many blessings to you!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

The Bride of Christ

A friend of mine wrote this wonderful, thought provoking poem. I hope that it truly blesses your heart as much as it did mine.

~Bride of Christ~
"What does it mean to be the bride of Jesus Christ? I ponder this question and yet not one of my thoughts seems to complete the real meaning.

It's sacrifice. His goals become your goals. You serve Him with your whole heart, and you are ever waiting to be alone with Him again. It's seeing yourself as belonging to someone. You are not your own. You are taken by the Almighty God. His hand holds you, His eyes delight in your beauty and strength. Valued. Your innocence should shine brighter than all the stars in the sky. It's laying your life down for the purpose of your King. Your soul desires to please Him, no matter what the cost.

You live on a cloud of contentment. You desire nothing but more of the love from your Saviour. Breathing in His sweet love, grabbing hold of His everlasting forgiveness and His forever enduring grace. You make Him your daily agenda.You walk and you talk with Him all through out your day. Your Spirit is ever so connected with His Spirit of truth. His arms are always open. He is your treasure. You are His treasure. Nothing could be better than this except ruling with Him at His throne, where the sun shines for eternity." ~Kari 1 Corinthians 7:34
"There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband."

For you young, unmarried ladies I pray that you to see the importance of this time in your life. This is the time when you can give your all to the Lord; all of your time, energy, thoughts, and devotion to Him. To make Him your sole object. Are you making a suitable use of this time in your life?
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

~ Psalm 119:38

"Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear."

Are you "devoted" to serving the Lord and to being constantly aware of His presence in your life? Do your thoughts run to Him and His Word?