Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Book Excerpt # 18 "Homeowner"

41. Homeowner

God’s Holy Spirit within me transformed a spirit that was void of life into a true home. I want to provide a place for him to rest. He wants me to be at rest.

He brings the seeds for our garden that will grow his fruit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5: 22-23a).

With his help, I can be vigilant to notice anything that will disturb our sacred soil. Thieves are ever ready to break in and rip out the seeds that have taken root and are growing. These weeds of sin, doubt, fear, and self-pity are only a few potential home-wreckers. They need to be thwarted so that the garden thrives. 

Blooms appear. 

Bouquets from our home can then be shared with others.

Lynn L. Severance. “Seeking the Light of God's Comforter When Challenges Dim Our View”.  Redemption Press. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Book Excerpt #17 "Putting the New in New"

4. Putting the “New” in New

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. 
(Isaiah 43: 19)

God sees all of my days from their beginning until their ending. His bringing each day to me is what is new. Sometimes there are joys. Other times obstacles emerge. He flows with his grace and with me, either through them or around them. He is with me. I am not to be waiting for him to arrive. Obstacles are an opportunity for his strength to be manifested. His faithfulness is foremost in my thoughts if I stop and remember He has been with me in the past, continues to dwell with me in the present, and He will lead me into tomorrow.

Lynn L. Severance. Seeking the Light of God's Comforter When Challenges Dim Our View. 4. Putting the "New" in New"   Redemption Press.