May 23, 2013

where to find {everlasting} comfort

The Lord comforts. He has made my desert of sadness, fear and despair like a garden blossoming with His presence. He has not changed my path, but instead He has filled it with His peace and joy. May my voice always praise Him.

"For the Lord comforts Zion;
He comforts all her waste places
and makes her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the voice of song

Isaiah 51:3


May 4, 2013

seek continually {photo verse}

"Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His presence continually."
Psalm 105:4

A good read (click on the title to read in full): What does it mean to seek the Lord? by John Piper

His face—the brightness of his personal character—is hidden behind the curtain of our carnal desires. This condition is always ready to overtake us. That is why we are told to “seek his presence continually.” God calls us to enjoy continual consciousness of his supreme greatness and beauty and worth.

This happens through “seeking.” Continual seeking. But what does that mean practically? Both the Old and New Testaments say it is a “setting of the mind and heart” on God. It is the conscious fixing or focusing of our mind’s attention and our heart’s affection on God...

...This setting of the mind is the opposite of mental coasting. It is a conscious choice to direct the heart toward God. This is what Paul prays for the church: “May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thessalonians 3:5). It is a conscious effort on our part. But that effort to seek God is a gift from God.


May 1, 2013

he is like a tree...

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Lord, please help me - no matter what the season may hold - to stay firmly rooted in You.

Whether it be a time of plenty or a time of drought, I place my trust in You.

You are my hope.

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