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Welcome, Friends!

Welcome, Friends!

I’m Tina, Writer for Tina Unsell Seamon Blog.

Thank you for being here, sweet friend. I’m so grateful the Lord has brought us together!

I am so blessed that you are here, grab your Bibles and some coffee, and let’s have a conversation about our walk of Faith with Christ Jesus, Christian Motherhood, Christian Life & Living, Spiritual-Growth & Maturity , Marriage, Parenting, Christian Poetry and much much more…

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WILDFLOWER

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How did God know
That the wildflower
With soft bokeh
Would make
My heart long so?

It has awakened my soul
With a desire to become
As lovely and as whole.

The wildflower
Does not know
Of the splendour
For which it so
Elegantly beholds.

I wonder if I will
Ever become more.

Then softly,
He whispers;
In quietude I hear.

My beloved,
Thou are the loveliest
Of all the wildflowers
Amongst the fields.

Do you not know
How much my love
For you yields?

Just as the
Wildflower who
Does not realize
Its purpose
And beauty,
It is The Lord,
Whom reveals.

I will replace the
blanket of bokeh,
And cover you
In grace.

As your heart
Comes closer
Into focus,
It is then that
You will see.

That it was I who
Has created You
In beauty and in poem.

You were fashioned
Together, woven,
And spun by the
Work of My hands.
It was through me
That your life began.

Out of everything,
It is You that I have
Specifically created,
So that You will know
That I am the Lord,
Your God.

My love for You
Has faithfully shown
That You are the
Expression of my love.

The one who,
Out of all of creation,
It is You who
I deeply treasure.

The one in whom
I deeply cherish.

You are My Wildflower.

Love, Tina ~

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Walking With Jesus

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I wrote this poem in honor and in memory of my sweet sister in law –

Karon Dawn Mullis, who recently went home to be with the Lord.

~ April 17, 1964 – July 17, 2021 ~

Always in my heart. ♡~
.
.
.
Walking with Jesus,
Talking with Jesus,
Hand in hand
Along the glistening sands.

He is my Savior;
He is my friend,
The one I can depend.

Take my hand precious Lord;
Walk with me;
Talk with me.

Guide me along eternity’s path.
I surrender my all
To you; I am in awe.

My blessed Savior,
My Redeemer,
The Rock of my Salvation.

Walk with me Jesus
Hand in hand
Along the glistening sands.

The shore is just within my grasp.
I am finally free everlast.
Abounding in love,
my eternal home is at last
A dwelling place to cast
All my worries.
Fears and concerns
Now are just things of the past.

Just as the sun was rising
When once I beheld a splendid dream,
My heart began to beam.
Such beauty I could not imagine;
Heaven is just over the horizon.
.
.
.

Love You Always, Tina ♡

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Planted by Rivers of Living Water

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Favor fills
a heart that
pursues
righteousness.

Which proceeds
with resolve,
to abide
to dwell,
to meditate
day and night
in the Lord’s
statutes
in the manner of
Christ Jesus.

Well-watered
with roots
that grow deep,
and in due season
springs up,
flourishing,
giving life
to all who
believe in Him ―
The True Vine!

Forbearing and
with living intention
in proper time
yields a
harvest.

Holding fast
to the profession
of faith
in Jesus and
in His Holy Word,
hearts become
transformed.

For whosoever
continually drinks of
His Living Waters
will not dry up,
nor fade away
but so shall succeed
in increase.

― Inspired by Psalm‬ ‭1:1-3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; And in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth his fruit in his season; His leaf also shall not wither; And whatsoever he does shall prosper.”

Prayer For Today:

Lord, please help us to remain deeply rooted in unwavering and steadfast love for you, bearing fruit in each due season, and immovable when faced with adversity and those things that may dare to test our faith. Grant us favor, all the blessings and prosperity you have for us in the future. Help us, Lord, to remain focused on You, the giver of all spiritual increase. May we remain planted by Your Rivers of Living Water. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Love, Tina ~

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Peace Abounds

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Hands stretched out
longing to be
fully seen,
fully known,
fully loved.

Waves of sunlight
burst forth.

Sun rays embrace
like a comforting
blanket,

A softness covers
Thy yearning,

Thy souls desire.

A voice emerges
from beneath the
desert places.

With a force of authority
gentleness speaks,

“I am here.”

I am perfectly seen.
I am altogether known.
I am intimately loved.

Peace abounds!

Love, Tina ~

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Reconciled by Christ

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Thy sins 

were like a stain 

covered in the chaos 

of life’s elements that

corrode and decay,

not withstanding 

the unseen forces

that threaten to hinder

and carry away 

the love of thy heart,

the one who would 

show the way.

Turning from that 

which was wicked, 

treachery with 

its disguise 

of verity seeps in 

to attempt to 

pull down,

tear apart 

all that honesty 

has taught,

twisting all that is

honorable and true

into lies. 

From within, 

far beneath the soil

embedded and 

planted deep,

allegiance springs forth 

to proclaim

a firm foundation.

Towering 

high above 

in fierce solidity 

and power, 

consecration is renewed. 

His Life blood 

poured out, 

Victory was won!

Weary souls 

can now find rest. 

The enemy 

has not prevailed. 

Christ has made us free

atop a hill called Calvary 

All of thy days, 

in adoration 

we shall praise 

and worship Thee. 

Inspired by Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”

Love, Tina ~

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The Temptations of Alcohol Consumption

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The subject of temptation has been stirring in my spirit so I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject.

Temptation can come in many forms, but for the topic of conversation today, I wanted to discuss the temptation of alcohol consumption.

I will be perfectly honest and ashamedly admit that in years past that part of me that walks in the flesh has fallen short of the Glory of God and allowed the whispers, lies and deceptions that the drinking of alcohol now and then is perfectly fine. 

Those deceitful whispers penetrate our minds causing what we believe to be justifiable thoughts that trick us into believing that our excuses are acceptable ones. 

Here are some examples of the excuses that you might begin telling yourself.

“It’s okay to only have one drink.”

“What harm will it do if I just let loose and enjoy myself?”

“I’m not hurting anyone. I’m just having a good time.” 

No harm, no foul, right!

Wrong! 

I firmly believe that at the moment of conversion you became a new creation. A new creation in Christ. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬) 

I’m speaking in regards to Christians who think that drinking alcohol is acceptable. 

When we allow ourselves to fall prey to the false narratives that drinking alcohol on certain occasions is fine, we are only deceiving ourselves. The truth and reality is the results of alcohol consumption are catastrophic. 

If you are truly born again and profess Jesus as Lord, but yet you fall short of that declaration you may assuredly begin to feel an overwhelming conviction of the wrong you just committed. Not only against all that you hold dear about your walk with Jesus, but the disobedience towards God is enough to cause you to feel such unbearable shame, regret, dishonor, and disgrace at your disloyalty to God. 

The only thing you know to do is fall down before God on your knees and repent, repent, repent crying, “Lord, please forgive me!”

In the discovery of these harsh realities and truths that come as a result of sin I understand that some may fail. And fail miserably. Some may bend to the veil of temptation. However, some may remain steadfast, unmovable, able to sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting, resisting the temptation to consume alcohol.

‭‭I love what 1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13 says: 

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

‭This verse means that the strength of the temptations we face will be proportionate to the strength God gives us to resist them.

I must profess that I love spending time with my family. Some of whom don’t confess Christianity. And some that do, but may not bear the fruit of their conversion. On those occasions when we do get together to celebrate a certain holiday, birthday, cookouts, etc. are rare and far between.

I want to be a part of their lives. Our families are so important to us and we all know that the family bond keeps us connected and filled with joy, love and togetherness. Family is a vital part of our lives. Where would we be without the love of our families? 

I thoroughly enjoy celebrating with my family and I look forward to making memories with them and treasuring all those precious moments we have with one another.

However, in my own personal experience there have been those moments and on particular occasions when I’m made unpleasantly aware that there will be alcoholic beverages offered and consumed at certain family gatherings. 

It’s a slippery slope some of us must all face where alcohol is concerned. Do we avoid our family altogether? Or do we try our best to be a part of our families lives, but ever be cautiously aware that we cannot and will not partake in or condone sinful behaviors? Consumption of alcohol being one of those sinful behaviors. 

The Word of God emphatically teaches separation from the world, but not isolation.  (2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:17

If you choose the latter, as a result of, and in the midst of everyone relaxing, enjoying themselves, and having a good time, you may be faced with and feel that uneasy notion-that temptation will unapologetically bring to the table by being in the presence of others drinking and perceiving what appears to be them just having a little fun. As if getting intoxicated is somehow justified as ‘fun.’ 

However, at the same time you must realize that getting drunk for the sake of having a good time is never a wise decision. 

One moment of what one may call “just having a little fun,” can bring with it dire consequences later. 

It’s sinful and should be avoided by all means necessary. 

Anything that alters your way of thinking is never going to end in a positive result. Period! 

If you don’t know your true identity in Christ this can oftentimes cause unwarranted feelings such as : 

  • Uncomfortable, awkward and somewhat an outcast.
  • Boring because of your refusal to take part in drinking alcohol.
  • Feeling indifferent.
  • Too religious.
  • Being labeled as a “Holy Roller.”

And the list goes on.

The comparison game begins to fester and you may begin to compare yourself to other friends or family members and instantly you are made to feel like you’re not good enough or that you don’t measure up?

The enemy starts to whisper these lies into your mind and temptation starts to rear its ugly head. 

In this disillusionment we have to remind ourselves that we live in a society where many people crave the approval and validation of others. 

But where does joining into these false expectations leave us? 

Does having that one drink make you feel worthy?

Does partying it up with everyone else fill you with a sense of belonging? Worthiness? Being a part of the crowd? 

No, I assure you it does not! 

When all is said and done, at the end of the day, our search for approval and validation will only leave us feeling exhausted, unfulfilled, frustrated, unhappy, and worse off we feel as though we have betrayed God and ourselves! 

I know in the past I have had to ask myself these hard questions! 

And if you’re being truly honest, I’m sure you’ve been there too. 

So, what do we do when temptation rears its ugly head.

Let’s look at God’s Word.

Remember, your new & true identity. 

Remember who you are in Christ.

Make a decision to walk in your God-given identity!

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Here are some verses that might help you to understand your true identity in Christ. 

  • Hallelujah! You have been saved. Saved by the blood. Romans 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 5:24.
  • You have been forgiven of all sin. (Past, present & future) Ephesians 4:32; 1 John 1:9; Psalms 103:11-12. 
  • You’ve been reconciled. Which was made possible by what Jesus did at the Cross. 2 Corinthians 5: 18
  • You are a new creation in Christ. Everything given to us now by Christ is “new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Know that you are heard. Call and pray unto Him. God is listening! Jeremiah 29:12
  • Know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, just as you are. Psalm 139:14
  • You are blessed! Ephesians 1:3-5
  • You’re valued! God loves you and handpicked you. Jeremiah 31:3
  • You are victorious through Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15:57
  • You are loved! God so loved you that He sent His only son Jesus to die for you. John 3:16

Make a declaration to stand boldly upon these truths. 

God’s Word does not lie. He does not change. He is the same today, yesterday, and forever. 

Remember His promises! 

How can we sustain from temptation when temptation is all around us?

If possible avoid temptation at all cost. 

Stay in the Word! Fill your mind and spirit with the Biblical truth.

Pray! Ask God to strengthen your mind, body and spirit.

When placed in a compromising position, remember who you are and whose you are in Christ and remind the enemy that you are no longer a slave to those fleshly desires. 

Proclaim the victory that is yours through what Jesus Christ has done for you at Calvary’s Cross. 

I promise you the enemy, his lies, his deceptions, his accusations, the temptations will flee. In the name of Jesus’. 

Don’t be fooled into thinking that having one drink or only on special occasions is fine or acceptable because it’s absolutely not. 

As Christians, the Bible instructs us and we are called to “… come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch not the unclean thing; And I will receive you.” (2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬)

As stated, the Word of God emphatically teaches separation from the world, but not isolation.

1 John‬ ‭2:15-17 say this: 

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

‭‭‬God wants to do a new thing in your life! He wants to change the way you think about those things that He constitutes as sinful behaviors. It’s time to arise and shine from the untruthful, deceitful, trickery and malicious attacks in which the enemy has kept you. Rise to a new life in Christ Jesus. Isaiah 60:1.

God Bless You.

Love, Tina ~

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The Father I Never Had

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There I am at the age of two
Playing with my doll as little girls do,

Sitting on the front porch with my mother.
Tear filled eyes that soak and cover,
Her face reveals sadness like none other.

How could he leave?
It’s hard to believe.
He chose not to stay.
Oh, how my mother prayed!

God, help me to understand.
This was not your plan.
The love of my Father
I have wanted for so long.
What did I do wrong?

Seeing other daughters with their dads-
Oh, such a huge part of me was missing.
Something I never had was those
precious moments of reminiscin’.

Asking myself Why?
Doesn’t He love me?
Why wasn’t I the apple of his eye?
The pain of his absence I cannot deny.

What if he had stayed?
Would I be different?
So many times I’ve prayed.
And God would answer and say,
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are not insignificant.

My earthly Father, no he wasn’t there.
The pain and hurt were so unfair.
In God, I found the strength and the love to bear.
The forgiveness in my heart I humbly share.

I’m grateful for the woman I have become.
I finally found my place in the ‘Son.’
I choose to live out His love
as the purpose of my life,
While reminding others that
His love will always suffice.

Whenever I start to feel sad
I remember how He has carried me this far.
Never will He abandon me or leave a scar.
His love makes my spirit glad.
He’s the Father I never had.

Love, Tina ~

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Jesus Brought Me Out

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Jesus brought me out by His love
demonstrated at the Cross.

He reached down and rescued me
from the penalty of sin and death.

He pulled me up, out
from the deep, dark, and
horrifying pit, and set my feet
upon a Rock.

He has established my steps
from this day forward and
forevermore —
to keep me from sinking
deeper into the miry clay.

Faithfully I live this day,
every day —
eternally placing
my trust in God alone.

Saved and redeemed,
may I never try to extricate
myself by way of my own means
and strength but by way
of the Cross.

It is there that He brought me out.

Inspired by ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:2

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”

Love, Tina ~

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Pause On Purpose

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There is so much beauty in the world.

And most oftentimes in the busyness of the day,

we never take time to notice it.

Remember to…

Pause on purpose.

Just for a moment,

be still.

Notice the astounding beauty

that surrounds us.

Cherish it with gratitude,

for all of creation is a gift

from above

that is beautifully written by the hand of God.

God Bless You,

Tina ~

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