Sign of Spring, this is my daughters favorite flower "Tulip" thinking about spring time and flowers, gardens coming to life, trees budding , birds singing love songs to each other. Reminds me of being in God's Garden of life. You see we as Christians belong to the Garden of Hope, Faith, and Love. Life brings us season's to mold, shape and strengthen us as we grow in the Lord. The next time you are in your flower or vegetable garden , think on this has you turn up the soil to prepare it for the seeds, remember God turns up our heart, mind, and soul to prepare them for taking the seeds He wants to sow in us, to strengthen our walk, to help us heal from brokenness. To become more like Him.
Alicia Britt Chole says in her bible study book "Anonymous" --Recognize the riches in the uncelebrated seasons of your life....
God wants us to recognize the riches in our seasons of life, even the seasons that don't feel so good, that he is toiling our soil for great things. Deep in the roots are growing strong, and healthy through every trail we face, even good trails comfort us and shape us to push through the tough soil of life. How is your garden blooming?
Cup of Hope morning to you, April is already starting to fill up. With teenagers and school events plus youth events, then my ladies events and Lee's September Rain schedule our calendar fills up fast. We woke up this morning to no school, day off for the girls, Lee took today off to register his car, and few more appointments, and today is my normal clean up after weekend day. I try not to do any housecleaning on Sunday, sometimes I have to wash a load of laundry.
Yesterday our Pastor Jim spoke a Hope, from Romans 15:13
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Psalm 25: 1-7 "To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse. Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord. much more to read, I would suggest you grab a cup of coffee, and dive into this Psalm and enjoy.
Through our trails in life, hope in God helps us grow our faith in the one we believe in. God is our Great Hope, Aurthur, Foundation of Hope, Builder of our Hope, Finisher of Hope. God is all these things and more, learn to grow deeper in our God of Hope.
(song) everything rides on hope now everything rides on faith somehow when the world has broken me down your LOVE sets me free....
Please bear with me, I am having to start all over again, I accidentally deleted my last blog, under peggyleebaker.blogspot.com of Season's of Hope, and I could not get it back. But that is ok, God has a new blog for me and I know we all will be blessed. In the mean time, I did get to retrieved my creative blog over at http://creativescrapsbypeggylee.blogspot.com pop over and visit leave me a comment on this blog or the other blog. Can't wait to hear from you.. Peggy Lee