Faith Messages to build your faith

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Simple Beauties that We See

The simple beauties that we see
Reflective of God's majesty
Like little lilies bathed in white
That open to the morning light

Or great majestic Autumn hues
In which it seems our God infused
The colors that reflect a life
Of beauty born amidst the strife

That changes from a living green
To browns and grays with hands unseen
As dormant lies the seed once sown
Until its growing season's known

Are simple lessons we might learn
Of life and how its seasons turn
From birth that holds God's mystery
To golden hues of majesty

For even death as we know now
That lies to rest both stem and bow
Will soon be clothed in purity
When winters robe of white we see

But there will come a time my friend
When seasons of this type will end
And lessons from the seasons learned
Will with eternity be turned

Into a constant spring of green
Where flowers bloom and nature sings
The glories of our God and King
Who made this world and everything

That speaks of love and glory bright
That flows from endless realms of light
Reflective of His majesty
Restored to what was meant to be

For God has not designed that we
Should simply live til death we see
But made us for eternity
In holiness and burden free

Until the man and his dear wife
Believed the one who took their life
When they believed the serpents lie
That they would live and never die

So for this God prepared that we
Might learn as we could yearly see
His plan to restore life again
To those who put their trust in Him

So do not fear as death will bring
Its temporary halt to things
But trust in what God promised you
If you will sin and self subdue

And walk in faith with head held high
Accept the rest if you must die
And know this with all certainty
That God bought your eternity

When Jesus died to pay the price
And that His blood would here suffice
To make you whole from sin set free
And dwell with Him eternally

Luke 12:27,28; Ecclesiastes 3:1 

& 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

November 13/15

    Father, as I look to You each day, may my eyes be opened to see the beauty all around me.

     Cause me to view Your creation with wonder and amazement at Your creativity and generosity in providing it all for me.
     Remind me that there is new life waiting to spring forth, both in the earth, as well as in my own soul.
     I ask for my heart to be restored daily, that I will be able to be intimate with You, my Savior and my God.
    I ask this in Your precious name, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Micah 6:8 "He shewed thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

Today’s quote: Dr. Charles F. Stanley - "The Holy Spirit is our power source, He indwells every believer in Christ, transforming character, revealing truth, and enabling obedience to God. Our Creator wants us to know Him. Isn't that amazing? He invites us to enjoy an intimate relationship with Him. Every day we have the privilege of opening His Word and speaking with our loving God. He's waiting for you..." (Taken from p. 36 of IN TOUCH magazine, Daily Readings for Devoted Living / Nov. 2015).

Some thoughts today:  It's up to us to explore the ability of the Holy Spirit to change us in our walk with God. When we're trapped in some habits, and find it's impossible to stop them, cry out to the Holy Spirit for His help. He will turn your ashes into beauty.

Are you going nowhere? accomplishing nothing? God can use an unlikely person to minister to you with God's words of direction, as most likely they'll have "been there, done that," and have gotten the victory.    

~ If you visit a church where folks are praising God in the heavenly languages, stick around, as God will show you what is taking place. When eternity invades your heart, nothing else will satisfy you.                  

22nd- Sunday evening’s post:  The Power of One Single Act         James H. Cagle
24th- Tuesday's post:  #116 The Pitfall of Lack of Personal Intercession          C. Peter Wagner
26th- Thursday's post:  #117 The Pitfall of Unguided Prayer           C. Peter Wagner
28th- Saturday's post:  Loved, loved, loved!!
Lisa Buffaloe

A popular post:   The Treasure of Friendship Mary Southerland relates "to admit my need of a friend seemed 
like a weakness instead of the precious gift God created it 
to be. Friendship is the springboard to every other love..." 

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