28 May

Blessed are Beatitudes

Beatitudes are short forms of writing that present character traits of the Christian. In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ used beatitudes to teach. There are other examples used throughout the scriptures. David chose to use a number of beatitudes in the Psalms. Enjoy these eleven examples which are reminders of how rich and profitable is the Word of God.
Each beatitude is a sermon through its message.

Some of David’s beatitudes:
Blessed is he that fears the Lord. (Psalm 112:1)
Blessed is he that considers the poor. (Psalm 41:1)
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 33:12)
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven. (Psalm 32:1)
Blessed are they that dwell in the Lord’s House. (Psalm 84:4)
Blessed is the man whom Thou chastens, O Lord. (Psalm 94:12)
Blessed are they that put their trust in Him. (Psalm 2:12)
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in the Lord. (Psalm 34:8)
Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord. (Psalm 84:5)
Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, that seek Him with the whole heart. (Psalm 119:2)
Blessed is the man…whose delight is in the law of the Lord. (Psalm 1:1,2)

07 May

And God Created Mothers

Anna Reeves Jarvis was responsible for the first large-scale celebration of Mother’s Day in 1908, in Grafton, West Virginia, in honor of her mother, who had spent many years of her life working in public service. In 1912, Mother’s Day became an official holiday. Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May.

It has been said “that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” William Ross Wallace, 1865.

A godly mother is a blessing from head to toe:

  • Her mind is centered on the well-being of her family.
  • Her eyes are always open to the needs of others.
  • Her nose leads her in solving problems.
  • Her mouth speaks words of wisdom.
  • Her ears listen to the smallest need.
  • Her hands bring beauty as they serve.
  • Her feet walk in the path of duty and righteousness.

God bless “the hand that rocks the cradle.”

“Give her of the fruit of her hands and let her own works praise her in the gates.” (Proverbs 31:30)

Happy Mother’s Day!

05 May

The Greatness of God in Creation

Spring is the perfect time to see God’s beauty in abundance, which manifests His greatness. 

I saw God today
As the sun rose over the hill
And spread a curtain of gold
At the bidding of His will.

I saw God today
In a drop of crystal rain;
I heard Him in the song of birds
As I walked down a country lane.

I saw God today
In the sky so blue above;
I heard God in the voice of the gentle wind
Which whispered of His love.

I saw God today
In the innocent face of a child;
I heard God in the babbling creek
Which flowed in a rhythm mild.

I heard God speak today
In the wisdom of His Word
Of God’s creation plan
And how it all occurred.

I saw God today
In so many different ways,
And it caused my mind to ponder,
And it filled my heart with praise.

–Lola Harmon

“Lift up your eyes on high and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number:  He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might; for that He is strong in power, not one faileth” (Isaiah 40:26).

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