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Monday, September 27, 2021

Meditation: Such Wondrous Love

God's love is perfect. It is complete, and overflows the heart with confidence and security. One cannot add or take away from the love of God. It never ceases, cannot be altered, neither improved upon. It's far-reaching and free to all.

We were created in the image and likeness of God, who is love. Everything he says and does, stems from love. The sin and transgression of Adam and Eve, resulted in grave and perpetual consequences throughout the generations of humanity. But in the fullness of time, Christ, the second Adam from above, who knew no sin, became sin for us, and bore the penalty in human flesh. 

The Apostle Paul prayed to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, "That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:16-21)

Such wondrous love! Enjoy, walk in, be surrounded by and infused with His unfailing love.


Bible Verses About Love

Thursday, April 25, 2019

More Than a Conqueror, Possessing the Promises of God Whose Possession We Are


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter:1-9)

After many great conquests by God's people led by Moses and Joshua (conquering entire lands and dispossessing mighty kings, and giving their lands as an inheritance to the children of God,) the Lord still had this to say to Joshua in his old age: "You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed." (Joshua 13:1)

Caleb was forty years old when Moses (at the commandment of God) sent him and eleven others to spy out the land of Canaan. It was a good and fruitful land; the cities were fortified and very large, and giants (descendants of Anak) were there. Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it." (Numbers 13:30) The men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we." (Numbers 13:31). They considered themselves grasshoppers in their own sight and in the sight of the giants. (Numbers 13:32 & 33)

Caleb at the age of eighty five and still strong, reminded Joshua of the promise Moses made to him concerning an inheritance he was to receive for wholly following the Lord. And so, Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb as an inheritance. (Joshua 14:6-15)

Arise faith and prayer warriors! Experience the power of God and the joy of His salvation from day to day. Take possession of all that Christ has wrought for us. He has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises. (2 Peter 1:3 & 4)

We have an eternal inheritance. Having believed the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation, we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:13 & 14)

Amen.


This post also appears at A Walk In The Garden Greetings.




Monday, November 5, 2018

The Longsuffering of Our Lord


Reflection:

Be steadfast in hope. According to the Lord's promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Let us continue to pray that His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The Lord is longsuffering, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Only the Lord can save us; what a Savior!




Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time Goes By

Devotional


How the years come and go. Each new year, we celebrate a new beginning. Excitement builds for all the things we hope to accomplish, but so often, we find ourselves procrastinating and before long, we close the book of blank pages. We are workers in God's vineyard, and our Master will require of us a reckoning of what we have done for His kingdom. He also cares about our desires and wants to fulfill them in accordance with His will and purpose for our lives. He's ready and willing to help us get back on track and make a difference in our world.



Time - The old saying that time waits for no man is absolutely true. Daybreak gives way to nightfall, and the hands on the clock keep moving. The days turn into months and the months into years. We celebrate birthdays and each new year brings us hope for a brighter future. That future is embodied in the will of God for our lives. Many times we make our plans for things that would satisfy us here and now, with little consideration as to how it fits into the eternal purpose of God.

We all want to feel useful in the hands of God. That our time spent on earth is used wisely for the greater good. We envision living a long and healthy life and accomplishing the goals we have set. For the child of God who believes in the finished work of Christ, our primary work is to do the will of God, just as Jesus stated of himself.

God has put desires into our hearts that He wants to fulfill. He invites us to ask of the Father anything in His name and He will do it. Again, this speaks of praying His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. It's not my will, but His.

Our God-given gifts and talents are intended to bring a blessing to those who would benefit from their use. God is honored as we exercise ourselves in them. Remember the Bible story of the servants who were entrusted with their master's goods and had to give a reckoning of their talents? The servant who hid his talent out of fear, received a scolding and confiscation of the single talent he had received.

Whatever we have been given of God, let us use it for His glory. Not comparing ourselves to others, for God has dispensed to each of us according to His will and purpose. Not being fearful, for the more we use the gift, God will bless it, for it is bringing Him much glory and praise. Amen.

Our life's journey is one of time on our way to eternity. While often beset by various trials and tribulations, our heavenly Father is with us. Rejoice! Our lives and times are truly in His hand. Let Him say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord." {Matthew 25:21}

-A Walk In The Garden Devotionals




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Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Prayer For Today

Heavenly Father, hear our prayer...

Lord God of heaven and earth,
there is none beside thee. Pour
out of your Spirit upon all flesh;
let your ways be known upon the
earth. Amen.


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