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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Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory
Romans 5:2 (NLV)
By accepting Christ into our lives, we have become pardoned offenders. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we have been reconciled with God Our Father. Through faith, we have become true believers, able to experience the undeserved privilege of the grace of God. We stand in His grace, praising Him, rejoicing in the confidence of sharing God’s glory.
“We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand-out in the wide-open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise”
Romans 5:2b (The Message Bible)
Are you joyfully praising God and looking forward to sharing God’s glory?
Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your love and forgiveness. Help us to grow in faith and confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing Your glory. As the bold and bright crabapple blossoms brighten spring days, let us be bold in our faith and bright with joy and confidence. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen
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3 See what amazing love the Father has given us! Because of it, we are called children of God. And that’s what we really are! The world doesn’t know us because it didn’t know him.
1 John 3:1 (NIRV)
What amazing love God our Father has given us. His love for us is unconditional, forgiving, compassionate, and patient. In the completeness of His love and care, He has called us children of God. As children of God, we walk in faith and exhibit our likeness to God by showing His love to others. We were ransomed by Jesus, saved by His blood. The world does not know us because it never knew or accepted Christ or God’s word.
How do we show the world that we are children of God?
Prayer: Our loving Father, we thank You for your forgiveness and grace. We are blessed to be known as children of God, loved by our Heavenly Father. Teach us to walk in faith, live in hope, and follow Your path for us. Let us love one another and share Your compassion. Like the brightly “robed” open blossoms of the lilies, let us be robed in Your truth and open-hearted to others. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen
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As for me, I will sing about your strength; I will praise your loyal love in the morning. For you are my refuge and my place of shelter when I face trouble.
Psalm 59:16 (NET)
Psalm 59 was written by David, it is a prayer for delivery and protection from his enemies. In verse 16, the psalm becomes a song of assurance, praising the Lord for His past mercies and grace, exhibiting David’s confidence in God. Like David, let us remember, to proclaim/sing, of God’s strength, protection, and His loyal love for us. God is our refuge, a place of shelter in times of trouble, and our strength. Let us remember to give thanks praising the Lord for His loyal love every morning, afternoon, and evening.
When doubt and fear trouble your mind, do you take time to praise the Lord for His loyal love?
Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we praise you for your love, forgiveness, and protection. Help us to grow in faith to trust You, rely on Your Strength, and remember your past mercies. Lord, we thank you for being our refuge and place of shelter when we face trouble. We praise You for Your loyal love and compassion. Like the petunias bright stripes radiate from the center of the blossom, let us radiate Your loyal love from our heart center to those around us. In Jesus’ loving and holy name. Amen
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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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1Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 5:1 (NASB)
We are justified by faith, made righteous by God. This was made possible by the atonement of our sins by Jesus Christ. Through which we became reconciled with God. The love of Jesus Christ, our faith, and by the grace of God, we are righteous (set right with Him), giving us peace with God.
Are there times where your self-direction takes you away for God’s way and peace with God?
Prayer: Our loving Heavenly Father, we thank you for Your grace and forgiveness. Teach us to grow in faith, embrace Your way, and follow Your path. We thank you for the blessing of Jesus atonement, which opened the door for us, to be set right and feel peace with You. Like the white beach rose is lit and glows in the sun’s rays, let our path be lit by Your light and our day’s glowing in peace with God. In Jesus’ loving and holy name. Amen
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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
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11 Light is spread like seed for those who are right and good, and joy for the pure in heart.
Psalm 97:11 (NLV)
Light is sown for the right and good (righteous), along their life’s path. Being right and good is the quality of being and doing right in the eyes of God. Christ the light of the world, illuminates our way step by step and guides our feet. Hearts controlled by the Holy Spirit, the pure in heart, lead to the path of light that produces comfort and a harvest joy. Lord, we thank You for illuminating our path and Your forgiveness, love, and mercy.
Where is their darkness in your world? Where is illumination by the right and good needed?
Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your love and forgiveness. Teach us to be right and good and illuminate our path with Your light. Help us to be pure in heart, and experience the joy that following Christ brings. As the calibrachoa flowers bring brightness and joy to us, let us be right and good spreading light, love, and joy to others. In Jesus’ holy and mighty name. Amen
But as it is written, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” 10 But God has revealed those things to us by his Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (ISV)
Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians, was sharing the wonders of God. God provides for those who love Him, things beyond our comprehension. He forgives our sins, He loves us with unconditional love, and He sacrificed His Son to redeem us. Through the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, God reveals and helps us to understand spiritual things. The Holy Spirit allows us to believe things that we can’t physically observe. When we are open and listen to the Holy Spirit, He will guide us to all truth.
When you are confused, do you stop and listen to the Holy Spirit’s direction? What has the Holy Spirit revealed to you?
Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we are in awe of your miraculous works and grateful for You giving us the Holy Spirit as our helper. We thank you for the Holy Spirit’s help and guidance when we are weak or confused, and when we are overwhelmed His intercession for us in prayer. As the petunia blossoms are bright and open, help us to keep our hearts open to the Holy Spirit to reveal and understand Your teachings. In Jesus’, loving and holy name. Amen
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