Friday, May 2, 2014

3 things about Spring

1. New life outside invigorates most of us on the inside. Don't you love walking past those greening trees and spring blooms? We open the doors to let clean warm air invigorate our houses and our souls. We may examine our values, plan fresh goals, and move forward with renewed hope.
Life on a tray for Easter chicks
2. God promised seasons as a sign of his faithfulness and his presence. "He has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy." Acts 14:17 NIV

A hellebore in our woods

3. New growth is beautiful. Today granddaughter Kinsey and I walked through the neighborhood, admiring flowers. Even the spruces had new cones on their tips, glowing above the brown cones tucked into last year's growth. God created a world that renews itself year by year. Do you feel a season of refreshing and new growth like I do? What lies ahead for you?

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*Know that all lives are mine. Ezekiel 18:4 ESV

*For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,  who purchased our freedom  and forgave our sins.

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see-such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.

Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on Earth by means of Christ's blood on the cross. Colossians 1:13-20 NLT

*God desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4 ESV

*Rejoice always. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 ESV

Moravian Prayer: Gracious God, as we live in this world of rapid changes and various issues, we can become discouraged about our Christian journey. Inspire us to be exceedingly joyful about our work, our ministry, and our passion to do your will. Amen.

God of guidance, may we put our trust in you. May you guide our paths when we meet temptations. We wish to be people of your spirit. Amen.

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