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 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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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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