Glenda Mills

A Heart of Hope


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You Need Never Be Alone

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Alone, I entered the garden
Where Jesus waited for me.
Alone, I sensed his presence…
The One who died for me.
Alone, I heard him whisper,

‘My child I’m alive…not dead!
Look at my scars,
Touch my hands,
Believe—It’s just as I said!
My body and blood was enough;
Atoning sacrifice for all sin.
Those who come to the Lamb of God
Need never doubt again.’

Now I’m never alone,
Christ is with me…Eternal Seed of God planted within.
Birthing new life, bringing new joy…
I’ve been born again.

The Hope of Easter is This: Those who look to Jesus, the Son of God need never
be alone. Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again that we might be born again. He waits
to spent time in the garden of our hearts. He promises to return again and take us home to live with him eternally.

Have you received the gift of eternal life Yet?

The invitation is still open…For God so loved He gave.

Reflections from John 20, Colossians 1:27, John 3: 2-16


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I Will Remember The Cross

Glenda Mills:

Hmmm….interesting how this blog I posted two years ago came up on my facebook page. Must need to post it again, since today is Palm Sunday and next week we celebrate the good news of Easter.

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I have always loved the Cross—Maybe because my father rocked all seven of us kids when we were babes, as He sang song after song about the Cross of Calvary.

I have always wanted to know the Savior who died on that cross so many years ago.

I have always loved to tell the Good News story….Beautiful from beginning to end…the Christ Child who was born to die so we might live eternally.

Fanny Crosby echoes the story of the life of our Savior in the song she wrote more than 100 years ago….A song that has stood the tests of time and is among the 8,000 she wrote during her lifetime.

Tell me the story of Jesus,

Write on my heart every word.

Tell me the story most precious,

Sweetest that ever was heard.

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Tell how the angels in chorus,

Sang as they welcomed His birth.

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Take Words With You

While taking my early morning walk, the phrase— take words with you, kept resonating in my mind. I needed to go back and look at the verse again. Sure it would take extra time but what better way of spending my morning to find fresh manna for the day?

I like the way the NIV started; Take words with you…but I chose the King James version because of the phrase …render calves of our lips.

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Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips—Hosea 2:14.

I had never seen the word calves used as a metaphor to describe the offering of our lips. Have you?

In my study I found the Hebrew word means Par– with the biblical use meaning young bull, steer, bullock. When I did the commentary study the correct meaning of the verse opened up.

“Literally Hosea 14:2  says;  for we will offer the calves of our lips. Since bull calves were often brought for sacrifice, the translators felt justified in putting it…for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
However, the more literal rendering shows just how plainly our words of praise, worship, confession, petition, or intercession can be a sacrifice before God.” Quote taken from www.DavidGusik.com.

My thoughts: Is not this the better sacrifice we can present before God? Can we make the decision to take the needed time to offer the Lord the first fruit of our lips…calves of our lips…to give Him our praise and worship, confession, petition and intercession? I believe Mary understood it to be so when she chose to sit at the feet of Jesus. She must have taken his words into the day as she greeted others and shared the nuggets of truth he spoke.

I am convicted and convinced if I am serious about spending time with the Lord before greeting my husband…there will be no Martha in me fussing in the kitchen…and I will have fresh manna and words to share with him and others  throughout the day. 

My Prayer:  Lord Jesus, remind me of the importance of spending time with you each day so I will be able to take your words with me whereever I go. 



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#God Proved His Love For You


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Made right with God by faith in Jesus—

Peace with God through the blood of His son,

A place to stand in undeserved privilege,

Waiting for the glory of His second return.

 

Easter Reflections from Romans 5


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How Do You Explain God’s Love

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Could we with ink the ocean fill

And were the skies of parchment made

Were every stalk on earth a quill

And every man a scribe by trade

To write the love of God above

Would drain the ocean dry

Nor could the scroll contain the whole

Though stretched from sky to sky

O Love of God, how rich and pure

How marvelous and strong

It shall forever more endure

The saints and angels song

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