This is photographic beauty.
To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
There is in the return of Spring always the joy of new life to be witnessed in my section of the earth. I am aware that in other parts of our world there is also perhaps now the hint of colder and more challenging times ahead.
In our humanity we should try to find beauty in every facet of life in His created reality.
Spring always reminds me that when you KNOW and have accepted and walk with the Saviour…..you are ‘Born Again’. You spiritually now belong to a different Kingdom. You are free to soar above the restrictions of societal or seasonal restrictions and live a quality life.
BUT, ever earthbound until you journey home to Him, you have to accept with inner PEACE climatic and age or health related difficult circumstances.
Rejoice wherever you are on 1st September 2021.
Enjoy Spring if it is in your realm but hold fast to your Lord and Saviour in whatever Season or time you live.
Work to love in this day and find beauty and His Presence in and through it all.
He died and rose again to bring ABUNDANT LIFE and Hope of eternity to all who love HIM.
Blessings! Peace! Joy!
Have you ever been tempted to read or scroll to the end of a book?
You know the ending is good, but you would like to skip through the details.
This is not what our Christ Life is about. Yes, we must be secure in our Salvation. We need to KNOW our destination.
But, reading of the Bible enforces the Truth that each individual life must live out in fullness…. each separate page to reveal the FULL story.
We must walk one day at a time with OUR SAVIOUR – holding on to HIM, yet the Word ever will challenge that this Path of Life will not always be smooth.
There was a Gethsemane for Jesus and the agony of the Cross to fulfill God’s Highest Purpose. The end of His Story was RESURRECTION. For ALL HUMANITY who follow HIM. That is THE PROMISE.
He left His Spirit ……..He has promised to never leave us or forsake us
Let’s walk on.
May He continue to add pages to our life’s story. It will never end until our final breath here leads to Eternity. THERE.
Don’t flip to the end…….Keep looking up…….sow the beauty and Joy of this CHRIST-Life to Others,,,,,,,,,,,,
Help them find the PATH you KNOW.
ROMANS 8:24 if we hope for what we do not see then we eagerly wait for it with PERSEVERANCE.
IN 2021 a small timber church stands in remote hilly country in Texas U.S.A.
Long ago people argued that they wanted more land cleared – they wanted a larger, greater statement of Christian Faith in their midst. Even powerful people wanted to give massive sums of money to erect this building.
The Pastor had been adamant. ‘The facility was to be built adequate, strong as a place of worship with limited land clearance.
A Place where GOD is to be God in our midst.
Through the years, bushfires raged, Mountain winds howled through the timbers. That small timber church with its simple wooden cross still sits on a remote hillside.
Looking upwards, worshippers then, and now, with often hordes of visitors with picnic hampers, get their most powerful lesson from the sky.
A pair of bald eagles build a massive nest on the highest Pine at the edge of church land. (Every year)
Generations of adults and children who stop to worship also get a graphic SERMON ON LIFE.
Parent birds – Protection, nurture, provision, comfort, teaching. Under massive wings, shelter and then the lessons on ‘How to fly’.
God is God in this small place. A constant Message to the humans.
The example above continues to proclaim.
I AM FATHER TO ALL MY REDEEMED CHILDREN.
LET ME BE GOD!
I have given My Life so you can soar with abundant life, John 10:10b.
Prayer has always been an important part of my life.
Relationship was, and I pray always will be, the natural communication between an adopted child and a Heavenly Father.
I love corporate prayer. Together we strengthen and join in powerful faith as a faith community.
Since 2001, the natural world has been spiralling out of human control. Dominoes continue to fall and this natural world goes from crisis to crisis. Is God in CONTROL?
What more will happen? Is He perhaps still saying ‘Listen to ME! Are the Coronavirus and the tragedy of Afghanistan part of His Kingdom Focus that the salvation of all human souls can come to pass?
He will continue to lead us to pray THAT ALL HUMANITY WILL COME.
Those delivered from Islam who are refugees in foreign countries, how will they NOW hear the Gospel?
As an individual may His Spirit be set FREE as I look heavenward and allow Him to lead and guide my prayers.
MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME.
This is our sure and certain HOPE.
Roms:18 For I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory which shall be revealed in us.
19.For the earnest expectations of the whole creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the children of God.
20. For creation was subjected to futility not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in HOPE .
21. because Creation itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
(Allowing God to be in CONTROL of all our prayer life. NOW ………. That is spiritual FREEDOM) for all.
Native Wildflowers Grow in a forest gully.
Discovered after harvesting of pine forest and purging fire. Beauty burst forth.
There is not a tint that paints the rose,
Or decks the lily fair,
Or marks the humblest flower which grows
But God has placed it there………
There’s not a place on earth’s vast round
In oceans deep or air….
Where love and beauty are not found
For God is EVERYWHERE.
In places dark, grim full of grief and care-
When hearts look for HIM, His Love and Beauty
will be found
In ALL things and THROUGH ALL things HE is
E V E R Y W H E R E
(anon penned this first stanza the second is my comment)
Romans 8 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear but you received the Spirit of Adoption to whom we cry out ‘Abba Father’.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit HIMSELF bears witness with our Spirit that we are children of God.
Roms; 8:17 If children then ‘heirs’ with Christ if indeed we suffer with Him that we may also be glorified together.
The eighth Chapter of Romans contains powerful teaching.
Imagine holding on like a child to the Hand of the Almighty during the Valleys of your own earthly journey.
I personally am still in a learning phase.
Standing and holding on always entails confession of failures and knowing God’s Forgiveness and the need to snuggle back under the Canopy of His GRACE
What a wonderful Position is ours. Ever mindful of His Absolute Holiness yet knowing the Cross has won for us this position of relationship.
Have a rich and blessed week ahead. Thankfulness and Praise.
On the back of a tissue box I read the following short story.
Dolly Parton entered a Dolly Parton look alike contest. (for fun)
She did not even get a place or a mention.
She made the comment.
‘ In this celebrity business all anyone cares about is externals not about the ‘inside’
Thank God He is in the business of building
HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM.
HE doers not worry about our mortal flesh which will pass away but HE SEES and KNOWS our hearts.
Change our hearts, O lord, Make us ever true. CHANGE OUR HEARTS O LORD Make Them MORE LIKE
We all fall. Maybe by reaching for a goal or a dream God has not placed in HIS plan for our lives,
Illness, accident, circumstances we may feel we have been knocked over.
Coronavirus causes many to live different lives to what they had planned.
Christ says. RISE UP! STAND! ‘ Be made whole again.
Take My Hand. Be made whole again’ In My Name.
Proverbs 24.6 Though the righteous fall seven times they rise again.
In Jesus Christ seven is His Perfect number. of completion.
In HIM may we all rise up again and again to stand in Praise and Worship but ever with confession and repentance.
LONGING FOR HIS ULTIMATE Higher Purposes for our world and for all of us.
A HOLY HUSH!
IN QUIETNESS AND CONFIDENCE SHALL BE YOUR STRENGTH Isa 30: 15b.