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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Praise the Lord in the Day He Has Made




A Prayer

Thank You merciful God for each day—To walk with You and declare your praise! Fill our hearts and minds, with the wonder of your grace. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Inspiration For Our Daily Christian Walk: Rest in the LORD

Trusting in the Lord, we can have and enjoy blessed rest for the mind, spirit, soul and body. Believe in Him and enter in.


Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He will sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22)

You will keep him in perfect peace,whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3)

Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. (Luke 6:12)

The captive exile hastens, that he may be loosed, that he shall not die in the pit, and that his bread should not fail, but I am the LORD your God, who divided the sea whose waves roared. The LORD of hosts is His name. (Isaiah 51:14-15)

There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself  also ceased from his works as God did from His. (Hebrews 4:9-10)

And on the seventh day, God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. (Genesis 2:2)




Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Strength for the Journey

Regardless of what is happening in the world, those who know the true and living God, shall be strong and do exploits in His name.They shall take root downward and bear fruit upward. They shall flourish in the courts of Almighty God, whose hand is upon them. Praise His name forevermore!


Related Bible Readings: 1 Chronicles 16:11; Psalm 18:31-32; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 28: 6-9; Psalm 46; Psalm 59:17; Psalm 73:25-26;  Philippians 4:13; Nehemiah 8:10;  Isaiah 12:2; Isaiah 40:31; 1 Corinthians 15:57-58

A Prayer for Today:

Lord God in heaven,
You are our hope and our strength!
Our lives and times are in Your hands;
the sum of our years in Your book. We
long for You in a dry and thirsty land. Let
Your comforts delight our souls, even as we
wait upon You. Thank You for Your
mercy and grace that preserve,
and sustain us on the journey of life.
We give You all the praise! We worship
none but You! Amen.


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Celebrate Jesus' Victory Over the Grave

He rose triumphant over the grave! 

"Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." (John 10: 17,18)

All praise and thanks to the Father, who gave us His Son to reconcile us to Himself; and to Jesus who surrendered His will to the will of the Father; and to the Holy Spirit who raised Him from the dead.

"And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." (Romans 8:10,11)

Because He lives, we have this blessed, glorious hope. Rejoice!

"Behold, I show you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
(1 Corinthians 15:51-57)

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)

"And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'"
 Amen.
(Matthew 28:18-20)


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Today's Devotion: Rain From Heaven, Salvation in the Earth

Wednesday Greetings,

The Lord has commanded His salvation in the earth:

"Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together. I, the Lord, have created it." 

Seeing there was no justice, no righteous man or intercessor—His own arm brought salvation, and His own righteousness, it sustained Him. Praise God!

Scripture References: Isaiah 45:8Isaiah 59:14-16

In His Love,

A Walk In The Garden 
Hope & Encouragement for Life's Journey

Monday, March 29, 2021

A Prayer For Today


Thank You Lord, for all the beauty
in our lives, and the most beautiful
is You! Radiant in holiness, and
righteousness, in justice and mercy.
To You be glory, forevermore.
Amen.


Monday, March 1, 2021

Happy Monday Motivation

Each day is beautiful in its purity. A gift from God, to be exercised therein. To dispense acts of kindness and compassion. To stretch forth the hand and help others to stand tall. To find the beauty in the chaos. To treat others the way we'd want to be treated. To go the extra mile; to make known the love of God.
-
A Walk In The Garden




Thursday, February 4, 2021

Encouragement For Our Daily Christian Walk


Related Bible Readings: Isaiah 40:31; James 1:2-4; James 5:7 & 8; Psalm 37:1-8; Psalm 40:1-3; Psalm 62:5-8; Romans 12:12; Hebrews 12:1-3


Related Devotional: In The Waiting Room

Sunday, January 3, 2021

A New Year Has Begun


Greetings fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord. Grace and peace to you through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Thanks be to our great God who has preserved us to this day. A new year has begun, and we know not what the future holds, but we know Him who holds the future and each of us in His hands. We know Him who has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. Our lives and times are truly in His hands and we are secure in the bundle of the Lord.

We thank Him for the road we traveled in 2020. We thank Him for his faithfulness and His mercies. We thank Him for His strength and for being our fourth man in the fire during our past trials. We thank Him for making us to grow in His grace and the knowledge of Him and filling us with His unspeakable joy and peace!

We thank Him for the saints who have finished their earthly sojourn.As we continue on our journey, let us purpose to trust in Him who has begun a good work in us and will complete it. Knowing this, we look forward with hope and great expectation. He is charting our course and we need not fear wind or rain. We position ourselves on this new threshold to do the Father's business. We empty ourselves and leave behind those things that belong to yesterday. Do not be detained for excess baggage. This is a new day! Embrace the possibilities and the challenges. Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith!

All the best in 2021 by the grace and mercies of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

-A Walk In The Garden Devotionals

This letter of encouragement first appeared from A Walk In The Garden in our 2006 newsletter. It is relevant year after year. May you discover His perfect will for your life as you persevere in hope, faith and love. God bless you!

Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Greetings



What blessed hope we have through 
Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit! 


{Luke 1:26-33}

And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, "Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And behold, thou shall conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

{Matthew 1:18-20}

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost."

{Luke 2:7-14}

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"

Reflection

Unlike the stories we read about in everyday life and are soon forgotten, or the news we discard as old news, the story of the entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into the world never grows old in our hearts.

The Christmas season is unlike any other celebrated on earth. Even those who have not experienced new birth, find themselves caught up in the joyful atmosphere and are giving glory to God.

God Himself in human flesh—born of a virgin—to save the souls of men. This prophecy and miracle cannot be fathomed by the human mind, but the born-again experience is real for all who have had an encounter with the true and living God and His Spirit that raises us from death to life, from darkness to light. Praise the Lord, our Emmanuel!

In His time, God brought to pass His perfect plan for the redemption of souls and restoration of broken lives. Before the foundation of the earth, He set in motion His divine purpose for you, me and the world. Receive the hope and blessed peace that He alone can give. Be filled with His unspeakable joy... be filled with His Spirit!

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.


Peace and goodwill to all, this Christmas season and always... In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.



Thursday, October 15, 2020

To Be Firmly Established, Trust In The Lord

Related Bible Readings: Psalm 16:8; Isaiah 7:7-8; Isaiah 26:3-4; Matthew 7:24-27; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Ephesians 3:16-21; Jude 1:24 




Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A Call to Salvation



Messengers of God's Grace
And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there, save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me, but none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. (Acts 20:22-24)

Bible Verses About Love

(Luke 10:27)
You shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

(John 3:16, 17)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

A Prayer
Lord God, You are gracious and merciful, longsuffering and kind. As You brought me to the fold, bring others, Savior, I pray. Amen.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Rejoice With Thanksgiving in the Presence of the Lord


Rejoice with thanksgiving in the presence of the Lord. Glory in His holy name. For indeed, the Lord is good; His mercy endureth forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34)

From David's Song of Thanksgiving, which he first delivered into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, on the day the ark was brought to Jerusalem, to the place he had prepared for it.

Praise God forevermore!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Inspiration For Our Daily Christian Walk


Keep believing, keep trusting, keep relying on the Lord Your God. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Draw Near to God, Behold His Majesty!

Take delight in the Lord, seek His face forevermore. "The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and His righteousness endureth forever." (Psalm 111:2 & 3) 



A Prayer:

Give us a hunger and a thirst to do Your will, Lord God; to seek Your face forevermore. All Your works are done in truth; righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. You are all wise and powerful, and we worship none but You. Instruct our hearts to do that which is good and pleasing in Your sight. Let Your ways be known upon the earth. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Inspiration For Our Daily Christian Walk

Glory to God whose workmanship we are in Christ Jesus!



Related Bible Reading:

Isaiah 61:3, John Chapter 15, Ephesians Chapter  2, Psalm 138:8, Philippians 1:6


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Inspiration For Our Daily Christian Walk


You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is 
fullness of joy; at Your right hand, 
are pleasures forevermore.
(Psalm 16:11)






Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Inspiration For Our Daily Christian Walk


When we put our trust in the Lord, we will experience the fullness of His peace in our hearts and minds. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith; He's the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Knowing He loves and cares for us, we can joyfully live one day at a time. Thank You faithful Savior and Friend. Amen.

Related Bible Reading:

Isaiah 26:3 & 4; Psalm 20:7; 1 Chronicles 5:18-20; Proverbs 3:5 & 6; Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:6-8 




Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Blessed Easter! Christ Arose Triumphant


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who raised Him up triumphant from the dead, and has given Him a name above all names, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.

Thanks be to God for the hope we have in Christ Jesus, that we too shall be raised, yes, this mortal shall put on immortality and shall be forever with the Lord.


Praise God! We are justified by faith in the Son of God, who humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Amen.


Bible Readings:


John Chapter 20; 1 Corinthians Chapter 15; Philippians 2:5-12; Romans Chapter 5



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Friday, April 10, 2020

Saved By Grace

Thanks be to God for His amazing grace! He gave us a Deliverer to save us from our sins and the penalty thereof, through the sacrificial offering of His Son as the perfect Lamb of God. How deep and wide is His love for humanity, whom He created in His image and likeness. Such love cannot be measured; it's boundless and free. If you don't know Him, His arms are open wide. Come as you are.

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Amen.



Related Bible Reading: John 3:16-21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:4-10


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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Inspiration For Our Daily Christian Walk


Put on your beautiful garment of praise and magnify the Lord God Almighty! Let us exalt His name together; for the Lord is good and worthy of honor and praise, from the rising of the sun, until the going down of the same.

Our Redeemer is the Great Shepherd and Keeper of our souls. In the presence of the King of glory, there is fullness of joy; at His right hand, pleasures forevermore.

"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice." (Philippians 4:4)


Monday, March 30, 2020

Let Zion Rejoice!

The Lord God our King, is in the midst of His people and makes the place of His feet glorious. He takes great delight in those who hearken unto Him, who follow righteousness, that seek the Lord. "For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody." (Isaiah 51:3)



Related Bible Reading:

Isaiah 60:13; Isaiah 61; Psalm 48; Psalm 87; Hebrews 12:22-25; Isaiah 51 in its entirety, Ezekiel 43


Saturday, March 21, 2020

God of All Comfort is Near


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort
those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which
we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings
of Christ abound in us, so our consolation
also abounds through Christ.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

The Lord be with you!


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