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.
~ 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
— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …🌷
Click here: Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV
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!
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.
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.
~ 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
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. ✞
You know sometimes I beat myself up Trying to be the perfect writer. To have the perfect rhyme. To have the perfect poem. I can’t count the times that God has whispered to me… “You don’t have to be perfect… Just share what’s in your heart.”
It’s true! Writing isn’t about having the perfect line… The perfect phrase Or the perfect quote. It’s about what’s in my heart. And for me it’s more about what God has placed in my heart To share with others.
I don’t have to be perfect. I just have to be who God created me to be. And share the gifts He has given to me.
He knew me long before I was conceived. And He knows the plans He has for me. To inspire and lead others to Him, With the words He graciously bestows.
He knows I’m not perfect, And never will I be. But He knows my heart. A heart that longs to bring Others closer to Him.
And if my words touches one soul.. Then that’s a blessing. And I am blessed to be a blessing.
Sometimes life isn’t always kind. And I am certainly a-witness to that. So often times it’s a test of faith And I can with all honesty say that I haven’t always past the test. More often than not I fail miserably.
But God doesn’t expect us to always get it right. But He does expect us trust Him And to use the trails we face As a way to learn and grow. To become more dependent on Him And not ourselves. Easier said than done, right!
He is the strength we need That will get us through the circumstances of this life. We cannot run this race alone. We need God! I know I desperately do!
He is our rock. Our shelter from the storms. He is the one to run to when the waves get too turbulent to withstand. He is the one who will hold us up and keeps us from drowning.
If I have learned anything by trying to do things in my own strength, It is that I will always fail…Undoubtedly!
God will and has always been the power, The strength and the defense to our problems. We just need to learn to rely on Him.
Because I can tell you from experience… Without God in the midst of our situations We will most assuredly drown.
Hardships are inevitably a part of life, But with Jesus as our anchor We can withstand any storm.
Simply put, our anchor is Jesus Christ. He is our only salvation from sin — the anchor of our souls (Hebrews 6:19) that holds firm, especially when the storms of life threaten and when the enemy’s temptations blow hard against us.
About a year ago, on a blessed Sunday morning, I watched a sermon preached by Pastor J. Don George, on a message entitled, “I’ve Got A Reason To Preach.”
In listening to Pastor George message, he explained all the reasons why he preaches. I started to think about all the reasons why I write?
My mind started racing on all the reasons why I felt God has called me to write.
Was I writing because this was a gift given to me by God? Was I writing specifically for Him? Was I writing to glorify Him! Or was I writing for my own self-gratification, self-worth and desired accomplishments?
That sermon inspired me deeply. Here is my answer to the questions that I had asked myself.
The answer is simple. I write because I know God wants to use me as a vessel to spread His love to a lost and hurting world.
God didn’t give me the gift of writing so that I might be glorified, but rather that He might.
Oh yes, I silently wish in my heart that I could write as elegantly and gracefully as my favorite poet, “Helen Steiner Rice.”
I may not be gifted in the aspects that God gifted Helen, but nonetheless, God bestows certain individual gifts to each of His children.
And His purpose for those gifts given He only knows. My gifts are no different.
As I have explained previously on my Facebook ministry pages, as well as my web blog, I Write For Jesus!
I even wrote a piece of poetry in 2018 entitled, “FOR JESUS I WRITE.”
I write because God has uniquely gifted me to write.
God has given me the gift of words. I long to draw others closer to Him.
It is my deep desire to share that which invites us into truly knowing God’s heart.
God’s wisdom and His Word are transforming me as a person and as a writer.
Words are like whispers from God; softly spoken to my heart, so I must write.
Like all gifts from Him, I want to surrender writing for the benefit of God’s kingdom, a record for the next generation; as well, as for my own personal growth, testimony and journey.
A record of my walk with Christ and the journey He takes me on each and every day.
The lessons He teaches me through trials, heartache, and joys of life.
The challenges He sets before me through His Word and His leading.
To encourage and inspire as I am encouraged and Inspired.
To share what the Lord places in my heart and mind.
Much like you, because of Jesus, I have a story to tell…about God’s grace and provision in my life, so I write about what God has done.
There is power in my story.
“Let the redeemed of the Lord, tell their story!” ( Psalm 107:2)
It is my daily prayer that God will bless my words to become expressions of His goodness.
Today, and always, may He use me as His instrument to inspire and spread His love.
It is my hope for others to experience God’s Truth through, “Expressions of His Love.”
May you be challenged, convicted, and encouraged as He draws you into a closer relationship with Him.
These are just a few of my personal desires and the reasons why I write.
There is much more to my story, which is often revealed through my walk with Christ.
When sharing my writing and/or poetry here… it is always with a gentle and humble heart.
My intentions are pure.
Writing for me peacefully brings me to the place of grace. Where I can unashamedly express my heart…always with the hope that others will catch a glimpse of His.
All because of Jesus, I’ve got so many reasons to write.
You are always welcome to come along with me on my journey and I hope you find God speaks to you through what is written here and blesses you on your own walk of faith.
May you find rest in the unfathomable riches of His goodness and grace.
There is a purpose for your pain… Yes… no truer words ever spoken!
For much of my life I have experienced enormous suffering and pain. And I know I’m not alone in that. Many of us wear our scars like a badge of shame. And no matter how much we try we simply cannot not find that healing we all long for.
But.. for me there has been one constant truth during all my suffering. And that is that God loves me. That was as true yesterday as it still is today. He doesn’t see me with eyes of shame. When He looks at me He sees me. The beautiful person He fearfully and wonderfully created. He looks at me with love, compassion, mercy and grace.
What I have come to realize during my life journey is that during all the immense pain and heartache… He has been preparing me. All this time .. He has been.. Leading me. Guiding me. Strengthening me. Filling me with His wisdom. Giving me a spirit of discernment. Instructing me and teaching me how to live in obedience to His Word. Renewing my mind, soul and spirit with His Truth. Instilling in me a new found confidence that can only be found in Him, so that I am able to rise above the challenges and the struggles that I face. Freeing me from all guilt and shame. And showing me how to claim victory over my life.
And most importantly… Just simply loving me as His beloved daughter.
For I know my struggles aren’t without a purpose. God has a perfect plan for my life and for yours.
We need to learn how to recognize that through all the pain and suffering, there are lessons to be learned. And that often times, God is trying to teach us something within ourselves.
Remember to always stay true to your faith. Keep God and His Word close to your heart. Lean on Him for His strength and guidance. He will never fail you.
Learn from the storms in your life and decide to allow it to make you stronger, better and all the more wiser, not bitter for having to go through it. And in time you will realize…