Saturday, January 18, 2014
THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY
My Thoughts for Sunday, remind me of the many years we served in the ministry, and I had a weekly article in our Church Newsletter. Many of those came from my personal devotions in my Vineyard. (for any new readers ~ my Vineyard was a corner of my living room where I met with the Lord early each morning. A verse in Song of Songs 7:12 talks about meeting the Lord early in the morning to receive His love so I called it my Vineyard.
In our little home now, I've found a little spot on the end of the couch in the morning sun. You can have a "Vineyard" anywhere.
Do you ever feel like a tiny flower on a huge mountain side? Is life sometimes overwhelming? I too face these things and so we pray:
"O Lord, my strength amounts to nothing. I am like a tiny flower planted on the side of a mountain, facing into treacherous winds. But Your love fills me with the power to live as You did: to bloom like a rose among the thorns of human callousness, to shed petals of compassion though they may be crushed beneath the soul of human betrayal. Your love draws my roots down deep into the soil of Who You are so that I can blossom with new life that is not my own, but Yours. I love You. Amen"
Do you have a "personal" spot where you spend time on your spiritual journey?
Taken from the Maranatha Worship Bible ~Song of Songs 2:1-2