Thursday, February 4, 2016

Desert Rose

Even in the most barren & harsh land, you may bloom like a desert rose!

Recently my spirit was stirred to share a few quotes, thoughts, SCRIPTURES, & videos that will help me to grow into a better person no matter what circumstances are around me so I may walk in that which I was created to do! 

“We are GOD’s workmanship, created in CHRIST JESUS to do good works, which HE prepared in advance for us to do.” — EPHESIANS 2:10

We all have purposes we don't know about & we must desire to discover them!

“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.” — PROVERBS 20:5

I hope & pray that my life will be so filled with the LORD’s presence that others may feel safe & refreshed.

“Each one will be like a shelter from the wind & refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert & the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.” — ISAIAH 32:2

“Sometimes I go to GOD & say, GOD, if YOU never answer another prayer while I live on this earth, I will still worship YOU as long as I live & in the ages to come for what YOU have done already. GOD’s already put me so far in debt that if I were to live one million millenniums I couldn’t pay HIM for what He’s done for me.” A.W. Tozer 

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." — Jim Elliot, One of 5 missionaries that were killed by the Auca AKA Waodani Indians.

Edward McCully, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Peter Fleming, & Roger Youderian were speared to death on Palm Beach in the jungle of Ecuador in 1956.

"FATHER make me a crisis man. Bring those I come into contact with to decision. Make me not a milepost on a single road. Make me a fork, that men must choose one way or the other when facing CHRIST in me." — Jim Elliot

“You have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living & enduring word of GOD.” — 1 PETER 1:23

“We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of GOD, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.” — Brother Lawrence

“Give generously to them & do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your GOD will bless you in all your work & in everything you put your hand to.” — DEUTERONOMY 15:10

“We love because HE first loved us.” — 1 JOHN 4:19

“The groans of the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help. But God charges no one with wrongdoing.” — JOB 24:12

“GOD is spirit, & HIS worshippers must worship in the SPIRIT & in truth.” — JOHN 4:24

“Exalt the LORD our GOD & worship at HIS footstool; HE is holy.” — PSALM 99:5

“The ADVOCATE, the HOLY SPIRIT, whom the FATHER will send in MY name, will teach you all things & will remind you of everything I have said to you.” — JOHN 14:26

“Brothers & sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that JESUS died & rose again, & so we believe that GOD will bring with JESUS those who have fallen asleep in HIM. According to the LORD’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the LORD, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the LORD HIMSELF will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel & with the trumpet call of GOD, & the dead in CHRIST will rise first. After that, we who are still alive & are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air. And so we will be with the LORD for ever.” — 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-17

“HE is your praise; HE is your GOD, who performed for you those great & awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.” — DEUTERONOMY 10:21

“Exalt the LORD our GOD & worship at HIS holy mountain, for the LORD our GOD is holy.” — PSALM 99:9

“It doesn't matter what you did or where you matters where you are and what you're doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and NEVER let anyone shut you up!” — Steve Maraboli

“May the GOD of hope fill you with all joy & peace as you trust in HIM, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT.” — ROMANS 15:13

Sometimes, the LORD seems to be silent in the midst of tragedies & when we don't understand that, we still need to cry out to HIM in prayer!

“GOD, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O GOD.” — PSALM 83

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the LORD’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to GOD.” — 2 CORINTHIANS 9:12

“You're not broken beyond repair there is hope. There is a GOD who knows all the pain you endure & will heal, protect & rejuvenate you.” — Pauline Seaport

This next song/video has been a prayer of mine for many years when I feel so far from being who the LORD wants me to be!

May the LORD help my life to be full of HIS life!

"But thanks be to GOD, who always leads us as captives in CHRIST's triumphal procession & uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of HIM everywhere. For we are to GOD the pleasing aroma of CHRIST among those who are being saved & those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?" — 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14-16

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