Beloved Church as beautiful as the valleys and pastures are, ‘flowing with their lush grasses and the scent of wildflowers coming off the parries at sunset, or the gentle breezes tumbling softly off the top of ocean waves or as we look up at the snow-tipped mountains and the immense heavens, as stars twinkle in the night,
‘Or the beautiful moon, that cradles the earth, until the morning light, The soft coo-cooing of the doves as thy bed down for the night, or a precious newborn baby who coos as its hand reaches out to touch your face. How precious is a kitten that plays with a ball of yarn or a puppy that yawns as it falls over at the effort he just made!
There are so many blessings we have taken for granted, no matter our station in life, whether you believe in Jesus or not, we all have theses blessings before us and we're all free to accept or reject that God made them as his blessings! ‘As His children, we must finish all that he has placed on our plate, even the vegetables “trials and tribulations.” Because it is good for the us-his body and his kingdom…knowing that the best promises (deserts) are yet to come. "For eyes have not seen, or ears heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.” 1Cor. 2:9
Note: Most want their desert (blessings-apple) now and refuse their vegetables (trial and tribulations) so the body of Christ and the world has become out of balance, sick, full of excess and sin.
Note: This excerpt is in chapter 11 of my book.
The storms of life...Matt. 8: 23-27
I see the storms of life whipping and lashing out at me beating at the ship that I am in.
"...Then I remember that I am not alone..."
I walk over to the corner Jesus is asleep in, I lay down next to Him resting my head on His sholder trusting, believing in Him.
"Then He speaks to the storm...PEACE BE STILL, and know that I AM GOD." Ps. 46:10
Inspired by the Holy Spirit,
(Written by) E. C.