Wednesday, May 13, 2009

His Promises!

"My Beloved" by Kari Jobe
You're my beloved, You're my bride.
To sing over you is my delight. Come away with Me, my love.
Under My mercy came and wait, till we are standing face to face.
I see no stain on you, my child.
You're beautiful to Me, so beautiful to Me.
I sing over you My song of peace
Cast all your cares down at My feet
Come and find rest in Me.
I'll breathe My life inside of you
I'll bear you up on eagles' wings and hide you in the shadow of My strength.
I'll take you to my quiet waters
I'll restore your soul.
Come rest in Me and be made whole.

**There are times when life seems really hard, like nothing is going the way you saw it, and you don't know which way is up or down. During these times a song like "My Beloved" reminds me of what God thinks of me and wants for me! Along with the song I thought about these verses! They are such powerful promises that the Lord has for us! He is so AWESOME!!!!**

Song of Solomon 4:9 "You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes"

Isaiah 1:18 "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."

Song of Solomon 1:15 "How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful!"

Psalm 55:22 "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you"

Isaiah 40:31 "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. "

Psalm 23:2 "He lets me rest in green pastures, he leads me beside still water"

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Garden of Life

John 15:1-2 " I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that does not bear fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be more fruitful."
To cause a tree to be more productive people cut off the branches that are dead or not bearing fruit. Same as a garden, to help the plants in the garden grow people pull out the weeds.
In our lives as Christians there are "weeds" or "bad branches" that come into our lives. These can be alot of different things. They can even be things that on the outside look good. Think about those wild flowers and dandelions that are pretty to look at but deep down are destroying the other plants.
What in your life are the "weeds?" What does God need to pull out or cut off of your life? Pray for Him to reveal these things to you and to give you strength because weeds have strong roots. Allow Him that access into your life to take those things away so the good fruit and plants can grow and flourish!