I Will Not Be Silenced . . .

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Someday I may be forcibly forbidden to write or speak of  Yeshua-Jesus, my Messiah, the One who redeemed me from the shameful darkness of sin by giving His life for mine. But though my words be removed as though my tongue were cut out, my thoughts will continue to be on Him; my eyes will reveal God’s Mercy; my lips will smile and convey His Love; my hands will show His kindness; my arms will hold and give His tender comfort; my feet will walk in His ways and lead others down the narrow path that leads to eternal Life! Even in death, should my life be taken, all I have done in His Name will remain to proclaim His greatness, His power, His glory, His love, His forgiveness, His promises. You Cannot silence me . . . You Will Never Silence Him!

Double Sundogs reveal God's Grace

Accepting the Unexpected

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No matter how much we plan and design and scheme and manipulate our gardens, sometimes things just spring up and make themselves at home. Usually they are called weeds, and we put on our battle gear and go to war until they are eliminated from our rows of perfect produce. That is, if we are diligent and catch them before they take over!!
And then there are unexpected visitors who delight us with their presence, and we haven’t the heart to evict them. This year our wild Oswego Tea, sometimes called Monarda or Bee Balm, made such an appearance, and I wasn’t about to pull it out…so it grew up beside my Purple Cone flower bed and thrived. Most likely I’ll transplant it next year, but it did no harm and graced my garden with a myriad of blooms…much to the approval of my hummingbirds!
There are times in our lives when the unexpected happens, and we have to make a choice to either accept it as a blessing, or to fight it and hope it goes away. The tricky part is discerning what is the better course for the situation and for us, and that comes through prayer and faith in the Lord’s leading. Listening to His voice and searching out His Word makes it easier to distinguish between the nuisance of “weeds” in the gardens of our lives, or the blessings of “blossoms”!
In His Love,