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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Time Is A Gentle Stream

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Time is a gentle stream.

I dare not to dream

Of holding on for far too long

For time is fleeting, 

Each breath ever ceasing

To grasp each passing season

Like dewdrops on roses.

Our lives were chosen.

For time is a gentle stream

That carries hope to another.

𝓛𝓸𝓿𝓮, 𝓣𝓲𝓷𝓪 … 💙

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THE JOY OF THE LORD

Daily Prayer Devotional
SATURDAY, February 20, 2021
By Tina Unsell Seamon

~ THE JOY OF THE LORD ~

“For the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
‭‭-Nehemiah‬ ‭8:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

LORD, sometimes my days seem so commonplace and I feel tired and worn.
Thoughts, often invade my mind that the days are forever unchanging. Most days, finding it hard to experience any Joy, leaving me filled with lowness of spirit.

O, LORD, help me to earnestly seek to go about my days with a positive outlook on life.
Renew in me a new attitude of mind, soul and spirit.
Lord, direct my path and guide me in all Your ways.
May my conduct always reflect a lifestyle in the manner that is worthy of you.
Help me, Lord, to remember that life is a precious gift and that you ultimately hold the key to all Joy.
Lord, lift up Your countenance upon me and cover me in Your Peace, which can only come from you.
Remind me, Lord, that you are the Master planner of my life and it is ‘Your Joy’ that gives me strength.
O, Lord, I can joyfully rejoice; because it is You, that is rejoicing in me.
Amen.

• Scripture References:

Philippians 1:27; Numbers 6:26; Colossians 3:23; Ephesians 4:23;
Nehemiah 8:10; Proverbs 3:6

~ A Thought For Today ~

…for the JOY of the LORD, is the Joy that fills God’s heart. When we are obedient to God, the Lord rejoices in us. In return, we too will experience the Joy of the Lord, and it will be our strength. Remember, this is God’s Joy, which we are privileged to share.

– Love, Tina

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PEARLS OF GRACE

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She listened
as the whispers
from deep within
escaped beneath
the tranquil waters
that flowed serenely
downstream
in reflection to
life’s journey.

Transcending
the limits of thought,
content, but unaware
of the presence of God,
His light begins
to pour in.

Effortlessly,
He begins
to awaken her
reminiscences
of all the untold
stories beating
within her fragile,
but beautifully
resilient, heart.

Once buried
underneath:
hurt, pain,
and grief
hidden,
never allowing
anyone to see
her deepest
darkest secrets,
now were
exposed.

Unrevealed
memories
begin to emerge,
bringing into fruition
living waters
that cross over life’s
stepping stones,
boundlessly
spring forth
into the light.

And without
hesitation the beauty
of surrender begins
to softly cover
like a warm
comforting blanket
over her burdened
and bruised heart
as glimpses
from her past
begin to manifest.

She becomes
consciously
aware of His
divine presence
that fills her spirit
with a peace
that surpasses
all understanding.

She begins
to realize that
amongst all the
unwanted hurt,
the suffering,
a multitude of
lived experiences,
the joyful,
and sorrowful
have led her here.

To this place.
To this moment.
To a time such as this.
Where God
has brought her.

To show her.
To teach her
to trust in Him,
and into the
knowledge
that the road
she has traveled
has brought
discernment,
enlightenment,
and an awakening
to truth –
the truth of who
she is.

His beloved daughter!

Deep within
the hardened shell,
now beginning to soften,
the essence of her
untold stories
begins to unfold
into poignant poetic
expressions
of something beautiful.

Alluring
to persuade
with words
those lessons
that she has learned,
that so eloquently
leave behind
traces of wisdom,
a certain essential
strength, and
faith in the One
who sustains her.

Through her
steadfast faith in God,
and an outlet
of expressive poetry,
she is finally learning
how to find grace-lined
strength to overcome
and to bring transformation
into her daily life and living.

It is because
of the beautiful whispers
from God He has
so graciously bestowed
upon her heart
that she desires
to share with others
a pearl of newfound wisdom
and understanding.

In everything we experience,
in everything that we hold within,
those deep sacred longings
of our souls
holds a story
that is just waiting
to unfold into
something beautiful.

As she listens
to the whispers from God,
mesmerized by
the coolness of the water
trickling alongside
the riverbank,
reflections of His love,
grace, and mercy
begins to illuminate.

It is here at water’s edge,
where His translucent light
began to shine through
the cracks, that she found
the blessings that flow
from being a broken vessel
and in becoming a channel
of living waters.

With steadfast faith,
it was here that
she learned to embrace
the whispers of God
and her untold stories
that beautifully unfolds
into His pearls of grace.

𝓛𝓸𝓿𝓮, 𝓣𝓲𝓷𝓪 …💛

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A SOUL IS SET FREE

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With cries
of regret
the memory
invades.

Beckoning
to allude with
taunting
thoughts.

Haunting
pulls from
strings
that tie,
bind, and
knot.

Standing
amidst
the stigma,
struggling
to break free
from the chains
that imprison
and intertwine.

Exhausted,
the storm
rages within.
It cannot be
silenced —
Will this torment
ever end?

All at once,
you see it.
Amongst
the once
concealing
fog.

The Cross
revealed.
A message
sent from
God.

It is Jesus.
Our Blessed
Hope and our Shield.

The Savior.
The One
whose
life-saving
blood was
poured out.
at Calvary.

He who gives
grace-lined
strength
reaches out
His hand and
softly whispers,

“Peace Be Still!”

A mighty
wind rushes in —
gentle waves
of grace cover
and cleanse.

Like grains
of sand of a
time replaced
the memory
that once
enslaved
begins
to fade

The storm
ceases to exist.
By His nail-scared hands
Forgiveness engraved.

Redemption
covered in
in grace.
The past
now erased.

No longer
bound by sin,
the hearts
silent plea
embraced.

Once blinded
and could not see
A new creation
steps forth —

In Christ
declared worthy;
Amazing Grace,
all fears
are relieved.

Enfolded in
sacrificial love
He comforts,
restores,
and forgives Thee.

A soul is set free.

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~ Relevant Verses for Meditation ~

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
‭‭- 2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
‭‭- John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”
‭‭- Hebrews‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
‭‭- 1 John‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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Through prayer, invite Jesus into your heart to become your personal Lord and Savior.

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
‭‭- Romans‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
‭‭- Romans‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …❤️

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GENTLE FLOWER

Mother’s Day Poem

A Mother’s Day Poem

Happy Mother’s Day!

There’s a beautiful flower
That stands among the fields.

In stillness, hour after hour,
Its fragrance so pleasantly yields.

A sweetsmelling savour it often reveals.
Giving thanks, in prayer my mother kneels.

Like lovely pink petals of grace,
God’s love illuminates my mother’s face.

This gentle flower so faithful and true.
Mother, I am so grateful for you.

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~ Today’s Verse ~

“And walk in love (be constantly ordering your behavior within the sphere of love), as Christ also hath loved us (presents the Apostle passing from Father to the Son as our example), and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.(Christ fulfilled all the symbolic Blood Offerings of the Levitical system [Heb. 10:8]. He fulfilled those by becoming an Offering for sin on the Cross. The ”sweetsmelling Savor” describes the atoning Sacrifice as accepted by God.)”
‭‭- Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …🌷

Click here: Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV

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WHERE I FIND HIM

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I find Him in the whistling of the wind
And the gentle wrestling of the trees.
How lovely it is,
To watch the falling leaves
Swirling so gently to the ground.
They don’t make a sound.

I find Him on rainy days.
I love the sound of rain.
The raindrops play
Such a sweet refrain,
With its songs
Of deep tranquil melodies,
I feel born again.

I find Him in blue skies.
The heavens declare His glory!
The Work of His hands;
His creation I cannot deny,
Where beauty and bounty reside.

I find Him in the rising of the sun.
In each new morning dawn,
Brings with it another opportunity
To point others towards the ‘Son,’
While showing gratitude and thankfulness,
For all that He has done.

I find Him in sunsets.
A beautiful sunset never fails,
To remind me of God’s glory.
They’re God’s signature on the sky,
And His awe-inspiring message of love,
Written by His finger to tell of His story.

I find Him in each season’s change.
And so, it is with Him;
He tenderly brings;
He is re-creating me
And making me new,
In Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring.

I find Him in those moments of solitude,
He is my quiet retreat;
My soul finds its rest in Him,
Whenever we meet.

I find Him in the book of scriptures.
His Word is Truth.
It’s His love letters I often read
that always reminds me to just believe.

I find Him in music.
Jesus is my heart song.
He is the reason why I sing.
Come, Holy Spirit,
Have your way in me.

I find Him in my writing.
He is my sole inspiration.
The one I love,
With profound admiration.

I find Him in laughter.
His Joy is my strength.
In Him, I find content.
He is my happily ever after.

I find Him in beloved friends
Who pray more for me
Than I pray for myself.
They are always there
With help or support
And believe along with me
When my faith is weak,
And often offer comfort
On those dark nights
When I cannot sleep.

My friends are blessed gifts sent from God,
Who continuously uplift and guide.
My friendships are true treasures
That I will cherish forever.

I find Him in the arms of my children,
Wrapped lovingly around my neck.
They are precious gifts
I never did expect.
His blessed rewards.
How can He love me this much?
How can I ever thank Him enough?
By, bringing them up in the way they should go,
And when they are old they will know;
That Jesus is Lord.

I find Him in His love,
Proven by His nail-scarred hands.
I will go and tell of it
Across the land.
That Jesus is our blessed Savior;
Sent down from the heavens above.
He hung on a cross to prove His love.

I find Him when I was blinded,
And could not see.
He reached out His hand for me,
Whispering precious daughter
I have redeemed thee.

I find Him in the many blessings,
He so graciously bestows.
How can I express my gratitude?
A debt of service to Him I owe.

I find Him in all things.
The invisible and the seen.
I adore Him.
He is my Everything.
Joy to my Heart He brings.
He is Enough.
I need no other thing.

My Beautiful Jesus!
Oh, how I love you,
My Lord and Savior.
Keeper of my heart.
My love for You
Will never depart.

I find Him
And He finds me.
Forever and Always,
I will praise Thee!
Today, and for all eternity!

– Love, By Tina…🗝💙

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WHISPERS IN THE WIND

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Listen to the whispers in the wind…
So softly it speaks
Breathing calm and peace to my soul
Filling my spirit with the tranquility of its gentle breeze
Reminding me of heaven and all its glories untold
In complete awe and joyful wonder
Of such beauty that someday I will reverently behold
Serenely resting in His essence
As I stand before Him in His presence.

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …💜

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SPRINGTIME HAS COME

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Springtime has come
The rains are gone at last.
Draw near to me says, the Lord.
The winters have passed.

Springtime has come
The Kingdom Age begins
And trials and tribulations end.
Flowers blossom and bloom
And fill the earth,
Bringing with them
renewal and rebirth.

Springtime has come
The turtle dove is heard.
A time for singing is at hand
As life springs forth
Far across the land.

Springtime has come
The fig trees show her green
With tender vines of grapes.
Purified, restored and clean
His children He will not forsake.

Springtime has come
Come away with me, Oh Israel!
Can you hear His voice declare?
It will be a time of great peace and joy.
Arise, my love, mine so fair.

A lovely fragrance fills the air
The second coming of the Lord is near.
Israel has cast thy love to His utmost sum,
The Springtime has come.

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~ Verse Of The Day ~

“For, lo, The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; (the shepherd is telling his betrothed that hindrances such as the rains are now “over and gone”; he is attempting to draw her near.) The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. (“turtle” should read “turtle dove”; the entirety of this Passage speaks of the beginning of the great Kingdom Age; the “winter” [signifying terrible war and tribulation] is past, now “flowers appear on the Earth”); The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. (This speaks of the coming of the Lord [Mat. 24:28-31]. At that time, the Lord will bid Israel to come to Him, which she will. Zechariah, as possibly no other Prophet, spoke of this moment [ Zech. 13:8-9].)
– ‭‭Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:11-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …🌷

Click here: Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV

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FOR JESUS I WRITE

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FOR JESUS I WRITE 🖊 ✝️

For Him, I Write.
With the gift of words,
He softly whispers
Gentle expressions of His love,
Divine inspirations
so graciously bestowed
upon me from up above.

To Him, I Write.
From the depths of my soul,
Holy Spirit breathe on thee
Truth that pours like rain.
I am blessed again and again;
His Word comes alive in me.
It is Christ who dwells within.

About Him, I Write.
Of the unfathomable riches of
His goodness and grace,
His mercy endures forever,
No man can ever erase.
Of His blood poured out on Calvary’s cross,
God’s great redemption plan for sin,
Bringing salvation to all men
For whosoever will.

I write with adoration and praise;
His love makes me more than brave.
My faith has been made complete
By the Work of His Holy Spirit
Dwelling within me.
I was once blind, but now I see;
I am drawn to forever worship Thee.

Jesus is the keeper of my heart;
I knew from the very start.
My Blessed Savior, My King,
My Friend, He is my Everything.
My Beloved, For You, I write..
My Chosen One in whom My soul delights. ✞

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 … 💜

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