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Verses & Flowers: Courage to be Devoted

Holy Father, thank You for today
For drawing me to You.
Thank You for the love You give
And for everything You do.

You are so good to us
You provide us with everything.
You show us how to live
With Jesus as our King.

I know today was meant for me
Because You placed me here in time.
I'm not an accident
You made this world with me in mind.

Keep us safe and free from trouble.
Direct my path and order my steps.
Show me where You want to go
Whose life You want to help.

I'm in Your hands.
All that concerns me as well.
Give me the words to speak
Your Good News I will tell.

I am not afraid to follow You
I'm happy to obey.
May all who I encounter
Feel Your love today.

by C. Mosley

During meditation time this morning, I find myself flowing in verse that express my devotion and courage. The flower is called edelweiss. According to Almanac.com this flower represents courage and devotion. If you are a fan of the Sound of Music, you will recall the serenade to this flower by the von Trapp family. This flower grows in adverse conditions. They bloom and grow in the Swiss Alps where the temperatures can be  frigid and the terrain is rocky.

We are also called to grow in adverse conditions when we choose to follow Christ. People may reject us and freeze us out and we may have to face difficult times because of our faith. But God is always with us. His love causes us to bloom and grow. The more we focus on Him, the braver we get and the more devoted we are because we know we are safe in His hands.

May you bloom and grow as you follow Him today.

Psalm 86

 

 

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A Love Letter to the Beloved

I have not forgotten you
You matter to Me.
I’m waiting to show love to all
To set you free.

I’m waiting for you to turn around
To see what’s before you.
I’m waiting for your heart to open
For what I desire to do.

My love is deeper than you know.
It’s wider than your imagination.
I loved you before you were born
From the beginning of creation.

Come find me, I’m waiting.
You are not too far away.
I’m yours for the asking.
Come find me today.

I love you.

 

You are Beloved Music

 

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Flowers & Verses 3: Begin Again

Almanac.com says the yellow rose symbolizes joy, friendship, and the promise of a new beginning. Everyday is a new beginning, but we often lack joy, valuable friendships, and we long to truly have a fresh start.

God offers us joy, friendship, and a new beginning every day because He love us. He says to us through Jeremiah 31 that He loves us with an everlasting love. He promises to make His people happy again and give us a fresh start.

Today walk in confidence that your fresh start began when you woke up and the God who loves you deeply is with you every moment.

Come to Love

Jeremiah 31

 

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Help Me Stand Tall

Grief is a strange inspiration, but today it is just that.

Tomorrow we will say “until we meet again” to a very sweet and loving family member who left us very suddenly. As I think about how my family is grieving, I am also thinking of the families in the UK where terror is falling like rain on them. It would be easy to lock ourselves away and give up if we succumb to sorrow, fear, and despair.

Instead, let’s choose to stand tall. To you who are grieving and are afraid of the terror, I pray that you will find comfort in this prayer that helped me through a dark time in my life. I pray that you will find the courage to stand tall.

In times of trials and testing,
Lord, help me stand tall.
When the way seems cloudy and my enemy's infesting,
Help me stand tall.
When I cannot seem to find victory and I feel despair,
Help me stand tall.
When I fall on my face beneath my burdens and care,
Help me stand tall.
When my focus grows dim and my enemy says, "Give in",
Help me stand tall.
When my heart is heavy and I feel discouraged within,
Help me stand tall. 

Lord, help me stand on Your truth.
That you are with me forever.
That I am not alone.
That nothing can separate me from Your love.
And You are not done.

Help me stand tall.
Isaiah 41 10
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Flowers & Verses 2: You are Free to Live

The blue iris is said to symbolize hope. The butterfly is also a symbol of hope. Many people miss out on a wonderful future because they are stuck in the past.

Free to Live

Don’t let your past hurts, mistakes, and failures stifle your joy today. Forgive yourself and others so you can enjoy the gift of a hope-filled life.

 

Romans 6:6 (NIRV) 
 We know that what we used to be was nailed to the cross with Him.

 

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Flowers and Verses 1

Giving flowers is a great way to express your thoughts to the people you care about.

This morning I wanted to give flowers to my followers and  discovered peonies can represent Happy Life. So here’s wishing you a happy life…..

Thinking of you.
Wishing you well.
Praying that peace
And love overtake you!

Peony flowers

Philippians 1:3  – I thank my God for you every time I think of you!