Open My Eyes: Psalm 119:18

Open my eyes so I can truly see the marvelous things in your law!

Psalm 119:18 (NET)

In the bible, there are many hidden wonders and inspiring stories. To understand and comprehend them, we need God to open our spiritually blind eyes, allowing us to perceive the greatness and depth in His word. To open our eyes so we can truly see, gain insight, and glean wisdom from the bible. To be able to meditate on and view glimpses of truth, and gain a new perspective on the marvelous things that God is saying to us.

Are your eyes opened so you can discern God’s word and message to you today?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, help us to grow in faith, and open our eyes to Your biblical wisdom. Teach us to meditate on Your word, and grow in insight and wisdom. Help us to immerse ourselves in Your ways, and have clear sight to follow Your path. As the bold and bright echinacea blossoms, petals radiate from the center, let us be bold and bright in compassion, love, and radiate Your light. In Jesus’ loving and holy name. Amen

While writing this post, the song “Open My Eyes” kept returning to mind. Here Fountainview Academy sings the hymn “Open My Eyes.”

I want to thank Dawn, Drawing Closer to Christ, for nominating me for the Whosoever Tag. I highly recommend Dawn’s blog it is inspiring, full of God’s love, and spirit-driven.

I believe in the power of prayer. Need prayer? I will be glad to pray for you. Leave a comment or message me on the contact page. 🌺

Right With God: Proverbs 11:28

28 He who trusts in his riches will fall, but those who are right with God will grow like a green leaf.

Proverbs 11:28 (NLV)

When you rely on riches and wealth rather than trust in God, you are like a leaf that withers and falls to the ground. When you trust in God and rely on His Word, you are building a treasure in heaven. You are rooted in Christ and flourish like a healthy tree, with deep roots, strong branches, and laden with healthy green leaves. Instead of worshiping temporary riches, flourish spiritually and be right with God.

28 A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.

Proverbs 11:28 (MSG)

Where is your treasure? Are you right with God, thriving, growing, and flourishing?

Prayer: Our heavenly and loving Father teach us to trust in You and Your Word. Help us to put our faith in You rather than worldly riches. Let us be right with you, set our hearts on You, and grow and flourish spiritually. Like the rose of Sharon’s display of vibrant bright flowers and healthy green leaves, let us be vibrant in our faith and display healthy spiritual growth. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen

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Transformed: Romans 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2 (NIV)

To be transformed is to respond to the grace of God, His mercy, His forgiveness, and to be changed. To be changed in how we think, and act, to renew our minds, to what is God’s will for us. To listen and conduct our lives in a Godly way instead of a worldly self-centered way. To determine what God’s purpose is for us, and discern His good, pleasing and perfect will.

Has your mind been transformed, renewed, from worldly ways to God’s purpose, His path?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for Your grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Help us to discern Your way, renew our minds, and transform our lives to fit Your good and perfect will. Teach us to use our lives for Your purpose and not just our own. As the flowers of the butterfly weed are transformed into beautiful dispersing seed pods, let us be transformed by You to show, and disperse Your goodness and Your way. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen

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Good Soil: Luke 8:15

The seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

Luke 8:15 (NIV)

How do we become noble, have a good heart, and become good soil? By reading God’s Word (the bible), keeping His Word, and obeying His Word. In Luke 8, Jesus is explaining what kind of soil we need to become to produce a good crop, much fruit. People with noble, honest, and good intentions hear God’s Word cling to it are good soil. The power, strength, compassion, and love of God flow through those who hear His Word retain it, with perseverance maintain it, and produce a fruitful crop.

Is your spiritual soil rocky, thorny, hard, impenetrable soil, or good soil?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, teach us to read, maintain, and follow Your Word. Lead us and teach us to have a noble and good heart. Help us to become good soil, and to produce much fruit. Like the lady slipper wildflower needs soil with a special fungus to grow, we need to follow God’s Word and have a good heart to produce good soil and grow spiritual fruit. Show us Your way. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen

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The Lord is My Strength and My Song. Exodus 15:2

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!

Exodus 15:2 (NLT)

 2 God is my strength, God is my song, and, yes! God is my salvation. This is the kind of God I have and I’m telling the world! This is the God of my father – I’m spreading the news far and wide! 

Exodus 15:2 (MSG)

Exodus 15:2 is known, as the song of Moses, the first song recorded in the Bible. It is the song that Moses and the people of Israel sang celebrating crossing the Red Sea and escaping the Egyptians. It is a holy song of worship and joy. Exalt Him for God, is my strength, God is my song, God is my foundation. Encouraging us to spread the good news, God is our strength and salvation. He loves us and is our refuge and our hope! Let us sing praises to Him!

Are you willing to boldly proclaim like Moses, God is my strength and my song?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for Your steadfast love and support. We are in awe of your forgiveness and grace to us. Help us to share Your Word and spread Your good news far and wide. Let us declare the Lord is my strength, my song, and my salvation. Like the bold color on the Rex begonia leaves, radiates outward, let us boldly proclaim Your goodness and radiate Your love. In Jesus’ holy and mighty name. Amen

If you would like prayer, I will be glad to pray for you. Please leave a comment or a message on my contact page. 🌺

Christ in Your Heart: Ephesians 3:17

Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.

Ephesians 3:17  (NLT)

When we trust in Christ, He will make a home in our hearts. With our open hearts, we can view others with God’s love, forgiveness, and acceptance. With Christ in our hearts, love abounds. Allowing us to be rooted, firmly established, like a tree in the soil, our roots ground us in God’s wonderful love, keeping us strong.

Do you trust in the Lord? Has Christ made a home in your heart?

Prayer: Lord, open our eyes and our hearts to You. Help us to grow in faith, to trust in Christ, and let Him dwell in our hearts. Let us be firmly rooted in Your Word and Your love. Fill us, with Your kindness, compassion, and strength, to move forward in Your love. Like the caladiums stems and roots keep the heart shape leaves upright, let our hearts be open, and the roots in God’s love carry us on an upright Christ-like path. In Jesus’ loving and holy name. Amen

Wonders in Your Word: Psalm 119:18

Psalm 119:18 The Passion Translation (TPT) 18 Open my eyes to see the miracle-wonders hidden in your word.

David is asking God to open his eyes to let him perceive, be enlightened, and understand God’s Word. He wanted the glorious wonders of the Scriptures to be revealed. Let us also open our eyes to the miracles and marvels, while striving for deeper understanding, and the spiritual wisdom found in God’s Word. Let us discern the wonders in the Word and be illuminated by its truth.

Have you asked the Lord to open your eyes to see and perceive the wonders of the Bible?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your guidance and Your forgiveness. Help us to read and understand Your Word. Open our eyes to Your teachings and to marvel at the wonders found within the Bible. Like our eyes appreciate and dwell on the beauty of an opening rosebud, teach us to open our eyes to dwell on, and appreciate the miracle-wonders hidden in Your Word. In Jesus’ loving and holy name. Amen

Lord in Your Heart: 1Peter 3:15

But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.

1 Peter 3:15 (NET)

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)

When we revere Christ as Lord in our hearts, we honor Him and give Him glory. We acknowledge Him as our God, our protector, and our hope. With actions, confidence, and strength, our hope is visible to others. Which causes people to inquire, from where our hope comes? With patience and respect, we explain, our hope comes from the Lord!

In your actions and deeds, are you exhibiting Christ as Lord in your heart?

Prayer: Our heavenly Father, we thank and praise you for the hope you give us. Help us to open our hearts to You, and our actions to show You, Lord, in our hearts. As the open lily blossom shines in the sun and reflects the shadows of its stamens, let our hearts shine with Your love, and our actions shadow and reflect Christ. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen

Rely on the Lord: Psalm 27:14

Rely on the LORD! Be strong and confident! Rely on the LORD!

Psalm 27:14 (NET) a psalm of David

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (NIV)

Psalm 27:14 (NIV)

Being patient and waiting are not favorite pastimes of mine. However, in troubling times, it is important to be patient and rely on God. Rely means to depend on with full trust or confidence. Life can seem overwhelming, confusing, and frightening, but we can be confident and depend on God. With faith and patient endurance, we wait on the Lord, and He strengthens our hearts and guides us. Yes, as David did, we also can rely on the Lord and be strong and confident!

When you are concerned and overwhelmed, where do you find your strength? Do you rely on the Lord?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for your blessing and guidance. Help us to grow in faith and learn to rely on You. Teach us to be patient, and strong. Like the flowers of the azalea, rely on You for sunlight, and water, teach us to rely on You and grow in confidence, and strength. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen

A special thank you to MRS. T’S CORNER for nominating me for Ten of My Favorite Feelings and HERRY CHIC COUNSELS for nominating me for 10 Things That Make Me Happy. 🌸 Both of the blogs are favorites of mine, and they make me happy. 😊  I will do a few answers for each.

Some of my Favorite feelings are the peace of the Lord, security in God’s love, the happiness of singing praise, the warm friendship of friends and family, and joy of nature around me.🌺🌼🌳

A few things that make me happy are children laughing, puppies, flowers, books (of all kinds), clouds in blue skies, and ice cream! 🍦🐶🌸🌺🌼

Light a Lamp: Psalm 18:28

You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness.

Psalm 18:28 (NLT)

When the world seems dark and dreary, we can look to God for illumination. He will light a lamp for us, to remedy discouragement and darkness around us, and illuminate our path. Christ and the light of His countenance will enlighten us, leading us out of the darkness and into the light. He will transmit His light to us, imparting understanding, love, and peace.

Where do you need Jesus’ to light a lamp and illuminate darkness?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for the light you bring into our world. Help us to turn to you when darkness approaches. Shine a light on our discouragement and fear, and revive our spirit. We ask you to light a lamp and enlighten our path. Like the trillium plant flower is illuminated and glows in the sun, illuminate us and let us glow with Christs’ love toward one another. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen