With All My Senses

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“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” Phil 3:10
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The Fellowship of Suffering ~ A Divine Exchange

Open my eyes to clearly see;
the path You took of humility.

Bend my ears to every sound;
Your silence cried out when beaten down.

Enhance my taste to every good
that joy in pain You understood.

Train my scent and oil my prayer –
a sweet smelling savor to break that snare.

Then full my arms to Thee embrace
as I fellowship in sufferings face to face.

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“Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest you be weary and faint in Your mind.” ~Hebrews 12:3

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Lord Jesus, thank You that You have made it possible for us to fully know You. We *want* to fully know you as you have fully known us – help us to take advantage of this gift. .

Help us, amidst all the distrations we have, to sit at Your feet and allow Your Spirit to show us wondrous things from Your words – things that our *own* eyes and ears cannot perceive. There, may Your glory transform us like the sun transforms the spring bud – opening it’s purpose. While open, move us, dear Lord, to spill all of value and “waste” it at Your feet, wiping it with our hair. .

May this fill the broken world with the fragrance of Your glory, and leave our fellow man with a wonder and a thirst that You are very ready to fill.

Because……….of You, and through You, and to You, are all things. And to You be the glory for ever. Amen.

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Phil. 3:12; Luke 10:39-42; 1 Corinthians 2:9,10; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 12:3; John 17:22, 23;Romans 11:36

A Palm And A Promise

As many waved palm braches today, did you know that the Bible says, “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree”? I love this because, interestingly,  the palm tree is considered an evergreen. It will flourish as long as the head remains intact and is not cut off The head of the palm IS it’s source, just as the Head of the church is Christ. .

What a fit emblem of the identity and condition of those that believe! “For in Scripture it says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame. Now to you who believe, this stone [Jesus] is precious.” (emphasis mine)

He became that Vital Head, not at the palm-and-praise entry into Jerusalem celebrated today; but rather when He was crucified, buried and rose. .

Dear friends, let’s believe it:

He is Precious, our Source of Life – our palm branch needs to be in Him.

. “Whosever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”

“‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!”

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(A Psalm sung during Passover and quoted in part as they waved the braches)

“Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it.

I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

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old love

I believe there is so much wisdom in these words and wanted to share it. I hope it blesses someone ❤

eunoia of us

where old love grows

take me there

even when the shadows cover up the vibrancy of the burning passion

i’ll still know it’s there

i’ll leave it to rest

and water it until the morning sunlight hits it once again

-like the sun, inspiration and passion come and go-

-this does not mean we shut the shades-

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it’s effortless to give up on what you love the most because you don’t “feel it” anymore. being IN love with something is the emotional high of love itself. its really a glorious thing. it’s the butterflies and the giggles and the (what seems to be) endless passion. that’s why we confuse it so much with love itself. but what happens when that goes away? we release it from ourselves, and search for it again elsewhere, constantly looking for that “high” in something or someone else. we find out it wasn’t love…

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Seasons of Hardship

There is something to be said about the phrase “go with the flow.” The words themselves conjure up the feeling of liberation, ease, and rest. ((I love how nature is a perfect picture of this.)) But how easy it is instead to allow the “flow” to wisk us into a place of fear, impending doom, and resistance.

Actually, when the flow of a dark season has entered my life, I think all of the above emotions have been in my mind at ONCE – wouldn’t you agree? And it is at those times that we have choices – often a continuous battle – as to which emotions we will feed or “go” with. God understands our deep grief and IN that, He wants us to still be free.

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~ Consider the lilies of the field they toil not neither do they spin. ~

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Go with this: God wants us to find rest and He wants to show us “great and mighty things” – let’s remember that. He wants us to lean fully upon His life {raft} as the troubled waters churn. And it is There, as we are leaning upon Him that we find the treasure of the trial we could only find if we were close enough and listening with our ear cupped close to His words.

~~  Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.  Jeremiah 33:3  ~~
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Are you facing a dark season in your life? Allow the season to run its course, knowing there will be a spring to your winter. Know that it is only under a dark hard ground that diamonds, rubies, amethyst, and emeralds are mined. Ask God to show you what the precious stones of your trial are – i.e. what is it that He may want you to see about yourself that you haven’t been able to see; what is it that He may want you to see about loving others more; what is it about Him (our TRUEST Treasure) that you may not understand, that could draw you nearer to Him?

Tell Him that you don’t want to miss the treasure/good He has for you in the hardship – whether you see it in time or in eternity.

~~  I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden wealth of secret places, So that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.  Is 45:3  ~~

“May the treasure of the trial form within me {and you} as {we} go.”

From the song, “Jesus Draw me Ever Nearer,” by Keith and Kristyn Getty.
May the words encourage your heart:

 

Stop and Rest

There isn’t anything you could do right now that would make Jesus Christ love you any more than He already does.

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“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness.”