Revival

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Scripture Reference;

14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” 2Corinthians 4:14-16 KJV

 

My precious friend Deb is blogging again! I am so thankful.

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“Revive Us Again” by William P. Mackav

 

We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.

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Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

We praise Thee, O God!
For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night.

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All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain,
Who hath borne all our sins,
And hath cleansed every stain.

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All glory and praise
To the God of all grace,
Who hast brought us, and sought us,
And guided our ways.

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Revive us again;
Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.

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All His Benefits (Part 7Delight-Directed and Not so Delight-Directed Learning))

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Scripture reference;

Psalm 103

 1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

 4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

 7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

 10He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

 11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

 12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

 13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

 14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

 15As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

 16For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

 17But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

 18To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

 19The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

 20Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

 21Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

 22Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

 

“Have you ever heard of “Delight-Directed Learning”?  It is a technique sometimes used to help students learn. In a delight-directed study, a child’s interests are ignited and sustained in ways that increase his or her interest in studies. We learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences…”

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A Loving Pursuit: Part 31 ( Godly Sorrow)

“Godly sorrow–what a phrase! Have you known it? Have you caused it?

Have you caused it, then known it, and as a result, felt it?”

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Scripture reference;

Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.” James 5:11 KJV

“8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:8-9 KJV

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom…

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“N” Is For Nikko Blue Hydrangea

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These are Nikko Blue Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) that I have growing in my backyard. The ones in the bottom picture next to the pie are cuttings I took to decorate a table.

 

Scripture reference;

“17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  2 Corinthians 3:17-18 KJV

 

I have lots of hydrangeas. I planted them along the foundation of my house on both the north and the east sides. Their leaves get to be really big, and their flowers are like big pompoms. Some flower books call them mop heads. The blooms start out green, and then slowly turn white. Next they start to show blue margins on each blossom. Then the blossoms finally become blue. That blue gradually deepens. They remain like that for a long time.

Eventually (around the end of summer) they start to change color again. They become like reddish purple grapes and are dappled with mossy green and a shade of beige that is so pale that it’s almost white. Eventually they fade into a uniform shade of bronze. Hydrangeas, too, seem to be changed from glory to glory as the seasons progress.

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In this picture I made an autumn arrangement of hydrangeas, roses, and some stems from my privet shrubs that had little dark berries on them.

It is not difficult to grow these giant beauties. The two things they need are afternoon shade and plenty of water.

Christians are like hydrangeas. They progress through the seasons of life, and experience many kinds of weather, but they continue to look to Jesus as they study the Bible, and continually call out to Him in prayer. The Lord prizes us the same way I prize my hydrangeas.

 

“Nikko Blue” by  Theresa Anne Moore

 

When she makes herself at home

And sinks her feet in fertile loam

She quickly grows with leaps and bounds

In full array that beckons…astounds.

Predestined work she’ll gladly do.

We fondly call her “Nikko Blue”

 

 

This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).

Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.

If you are looking for a more in-depth devotion you may visit my companion blog, Moore To Ponder

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:
http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here: www.biblegateway.com   They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I” Is For Impatiens

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Impatiens walleriana
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Scripture reference;

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”  2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV

“9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 KJV

 

Busy Lizzie (Impatiens walleriana) is a sweet little flower who gladly brightens shady places with months of abundant blossoms in a number of colors.

She is a tender perennial that must be brought indoors when a frost is in the forecast, or else she will need to be treated as an annual and replaced the following year. Unlike annual vinca (or periwinkle) they like a little morning sun, but must be protected from the afternoon sun. They also need moist soil, and will wilt when they become dry. If your Impatiens have wilted give them a good watering, and then check on them in an hour or two. It is amazing how quickly they can respond.

“Impatiens” by Theresa Moore

I   n shady places we sometimes find

M  eloncholy states of mind

P   ensive musings that confound

A  bjection threatens to abound

T  hen when it is least expected 

I   llumination is projected

E  mancipation is effected

N  ew found friends came to your side

S  upplying warmth restoring pride*

 

* This pride should not be confused with the sinful, “haughty” pride that causes a person to think he or she is better than others. The pride to which I am referring is an awareness of worth; for a person to realize that he or she is valued and loved.

 

This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).

Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.

If you are looking for a more in-depth devotion you may visit my companion blog, Moore To Ponder

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:
http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here: www.biblegateway.com   They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!