For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth 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)
This season, we call spring, is rapidly approaching. Everyone that knows their seasons and wishes to have a harvest of abundance, must now focus on the desired results. The preparations of securing seed and a lot of hard work, will be the bill of fare. This season will wait for no man. In summer, it seems the earth does not cooperate with the desired results that spring offers. In spring, the earth seems to produce an energy that makes all the difference. We are currently in a "Holy Ghost season."
Beloved when you plant God's word into your heart, express the mannerisms of his love, pay your tithes, neglect not the assembling of yourselves together, are not ashamed of Jesus or his words, seek the Holy Ghost according to his instructions and are a part of his plan; you not only have the abundant seed, but the good soil also. God's Spirit will do the watery. Praise the Lord
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalm 136:1)
"For his mercy endureth for ever." The mercies of our God are beyond searching out. After receiving Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you may only possess a shallow understanding of the mercies of God.
In Psalm 136, there are 26 versus, each ending with, "his mercy endureth for ever." Its design was for the Levites or priests to sing the first part of each verse and then all the people would carry their burdens to Almighty God saying, "for his mercy endureth for ever." The nation of Israel came to realize the vast inexhaustible reservoir of God's mercies.
Jesus came that we might have life and life more abundantly. The same life that was manifested in Jesus is part of our heritage; a life that not only reveals the mercies of God, but extends their impact to others. One may ask, what are God's mercies?
Jesus said, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice." (Matthew 9:13) He chose to forgive; this imparting hope into the lives of others. Our Lord chose to serve and not to be served. Hopeless, brokenhearted and sick persons found God's mercies through our Lord's service.
Beloved, when you extend the mercies of God, as Jesus did, others will receive new hope and new life. Your heart will be filled with the love of God as you proclaim, "for his mercy endureth for ever!" Praise the Lord!
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. (Proverb 27:9)
Can you imagine that? Words having the same effect as the sweet savor of perfume. How wonderful the sense of smell is! When offered a fragrance that is agreeable with the recipient, a light sweet smile of pleasure seems to pass over one's countenance.
Many times I've observed at the fragrance counter in a department store, customers sampling a sniff of the different perfumes. Not all reactions seem to be favorable. The facial expressions tells it all. Knowing a choice must be made; a continued ongoing investigation eventually reveals a candidate.
Can you think of a better friend to take counsel with then our Lord Jesus Christ? Where do we find his sweet counsel so needed to rejoice our heart? The Bible! Father God has said that his word is a lamp to our feet, a light to our eye and it rejoiceth the heart! As we read God's word, the certainty of a sampling of the sweetness desired will arrive in our heart. Hearty council, so settling, that it will become part of our life. How do I know? Just take a look at the faces of God's children and you will see the perfume of heaven! Praise the Lord!
Humble yourself therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:6&7)
Ever since Father God created man, both male and female, his guiding hand has enlightened, guided and protected all seeking his touch. However, between God and man there lie many barriers.
Moses sat all day before the children of God; enlightening their troubles to the wisdom of God. (Exodus 18:13- 16) Because Moses possessed natural limitations; the Israelites had to wait in long lines. Sometimes days went by before they could bring their burdens before God's chosen. Many became discouraged, leaving the long lines to work out there troubles; void of God's wisdom and knowledge. This is not true for us, we have Jesus! Long lines are no longer a barrier. The Lord Jesus will immediately hear your petitions and prayers. He will lift the heavy burdens created by, "the cares of this world;" exalting you to heavenly places. For God resisteth the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Thank you God for your compassion love and mercies. Praise the Lord
Dr. Thomas Snyder