Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mature Grain

This quote by Francis Frangipane is certainly an inspiring word for today. (You can read the entire article at frangipane.org

"Just as the farmer will not harvest without the grain becoming mature, so God is seeking a crop of Christ-followers that have reached spiritual maturity. God is after full stature not just full numbers. Take note: Jesus said, "when the crop permits," God puts in the sickle. The return of Christ isn’t about a certain “day or hour,” for it is the spiritual stature of the harvest that triggers the great unfolding of end-time events. You see, God is not looking at His watch; He's looking at His crop."
"The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and grows, how, he himself does not know. The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come" (Mark 4:26-29).

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mmmm...You smell good!

How are we known in Heaven? By our fragrance. Our simplest prayer is sweet incense rising before the very throne of God.

Let my prayer be accepted as sweet-smelling incense in your presence.
Psalm 141:2a God's Word

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On the Wings of a Dove

I am praying for Christians in Nepal
who are ministering to the many orphans
and displaced families.

When troubles surround us,
when evils come
The body grows weak
The spirit grows numb
When these things beset us,
God doesn't forget us
He sends us His love
On the wings of a dove.

On the wings of a snow-white dove
He sends His pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of a dove.

Nanci Griffith

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Garden in Bloom

Son Cameron sent me pics from the beautiful rose garden in Kansas City today.

For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Isaiah 61:11

Thursday, June 4, 2015

God's Way Is Perfect

For You will light my lamp;

The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
For by You I can run against a troop,
By my God I can leap over a wall.
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

Psalm 18:28-30