Beauty for Ashes – Isaiah 61:3

Purple Tulips
By A.P.

To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord , that He may be glorified.”
Isaiah 61:3 NKJV


Thanks Giving – Look – Hope – Food – Psalms 145

Since it is easy to say: I am thankful for _______, and move on, could trials assist our focus — deepen our gratitude?

“The eyes of all look to You in hope; You give them their food as they need it. When You open Your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭145:15-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

While writing down a list of trials and pondering each, the above verses found me. Continue reading “Thanks Giving – Look – Hope – Food – Psalms 145”

Willing to be Used

Willing spider used by God displays cross
By: AP — Willingly Fortified
Willing spider close up photo
By: AP

“Get up and prepare for action. Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say. Do not be afraid of them, or I will make you look foolish in the front of them. For see, today I have made you strong like a fortified city that cannot be captured, like an iron pillar or a bronze wall. You will stand against the whole land— the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah. They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭1:17-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬ – Bible

Foolish?                 OR                  Fortified!

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Jeremiah 7:22-23

“When I led your ancestors out of Egypt, it was not burnt offerings and sacrifices I wanted from them. This is what I told them: ‘Obey me, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. Do everything as I say, and all will be well!’”
‭‭Go to the verse! ‭‬‬- Bible

God wants your heart — not just mere actions!