Saturday, February 19, 2022

Hope in the Lord


The Lord in His Word not only exhorts His people to hope in the Him...
but also tells us that the Lord Himself will be the hope of His people. I found this so comforting to think on tonight. Everything else around us is so changeable, with causes for worry, fear, etc. that's so easy to get my eyes on, but our God is able to deliver us even in the midst of these things around us, and cause our hope to be in Him. 

"On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, 
All other ground is sinking sand." 

 "The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot."
-Psalm 16:5

 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
-Romans 15:13

 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
Psalms 31:24

"...Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the health of my countenance, and my God."
-Psalm 42:5b

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Beauty in the Winter

Winter is not my favorite time of year...but I've been learning more things to appreciate about it.  One of those things, is simply how much it makes me appreciate spring. (smile) 

I do love it when it snows! It is so white and clean, and looks especially pretty when 
it glitters in the sunlight. It is always amazing to think of just how many snowflakes there are 
on the ground each it snows, and how God designed each one so unique. 

O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. -Psalm 104:24

 I took a walk by one of our perennial flower beds the other day, and it made me look forward to when they're growing again! If you can't tell, spring is most definitely my favorite season. :) 

Speaking of spring, I have been excited to be starting lots of seeds recently! This year 
I am growing quite a few different flowers and herbs that I have never tried before. 
I'm looking forward to seeing how they do. 

Do any of the rest of you like to start seeds early indoors? 

The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in His works.
Psalm 104:31

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Then, Lord, shall I fully know...


"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich,
yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty 
might be rich." -2 Corinthians 8:9

2 Corinthians 5:17   Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

  2 Corinthians 5:18   And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

  2 Corinthians 5:19   To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

  2 Corinthians 5:20   Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

  2 Corinthians 5:21   For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

-2 Corinthians 5:17-21

"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin: that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."