Posted by: Glenda Mills | March 5, 2019

The Desert Rose

The desert rose, also known as the Rose of Sharon, takes root in the desert plains of Sharon. The small plant springs from an acid white and bitter root, yet is often used to make perfume.

How curious a thing that a beautiful fragrance could grow from such a bitter root.

The Shulamite mentioned in the Song of Songs must have surely known about this rose when she referred to herself as the Rose of Sharon. She goes on to say she is black, but lovely in the eyes of her beloved.

Many Bible scholars believe the love story between Solomon and his beloved is a picture of our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ lovingly pursuing His Church.

To our Lord, we are like this little flower in His hands, as He filters our sometimes bitter circumstances through fingers of love. Using all things for His redemptive purposes, our loving Shepherd walks with us through the dark valleys of our lives; and its right there in the valley that He restores our soul. 

No matter how acid or bitter our desert experience may be, a beautiful fragrance of love and forgiveness can flow from our hearts to others, even those who deeply hurt us.

No matter how empty or barren our life may seem at times, God promises to restore and replenish, so much so that even His choicest spiritual fruit will flower—often in the autumn years of our lives.

It is never too late to bloom where God plants you.

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice and shout for joy. They will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way. Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come with vengence; with divine retribution He will come to save you. Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 35: s.v.1-5.







Posted by: Glenda Mills | February 2, 2019

Back To The Garden

God said to Cain. “Why are you so angry and 
why has your countenance fallen? 
If you do well, will you not be accepted?” 
Cain didn’t listen to God’s counsel, nor did he 
overcome the sin that crouched at his door.
He did not master anger, so it mastered him
and he killed his brother. 
Read Genesis 4
………….

There was One who came to restore 
the hearts of the fallen;
back to the Father, and back to the Garden.
Jesus lived among us and showed us what God is like.
Son of God, son of man, 
Seeker of the lost, perfect sacrifice for our sin.
The Savior suffered and died for you and me
on a cruel cross called Calvary,
then rose again the third day, just as he said.

Here’s the good news! 
Jesus still comes seeking men and women,
lost boys, and girls outside the garden.
Desert dwellers, wilderness wanderers.
Prodigals and broken-hearted.
Misfits and castaways.
The helpless and hopeless.
guilty and ashamed.
You can be born again, redeemed, and restored
back to the Father and back to the Garden. 

Read John 3, Revelation 21, 22

Posted by: Glenda Mills | October 9, 2018

This Is His Time

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This is His time, purposed long ago.
When your ears are fully opened,
and second causes fade;

 you will see God in everything,
and give Him all your praise. 

This is His time, His purpose and plan.
When your heart is fully open,
His sovereign will embraced;
You will see God in everything
and give Him all your praise.

This is your time, to live, laugh and love.
When your eyes are fully opened,
to look upon His face;
you will see God in everything
and give Him all your praise.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Glenda Mills | September 22, 2018

Willing To Be Willing

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God’s will, not mine I said, 

as I laid my weary
head upon his breast.
I bring my struggles,
I bring my pain,
I bring my fears,
Lord make me whole again. 

Forget the past,
its hurts its pain.
Bring them to me,
the guilt, the shame
all nailed to the Cross,
that sets you free. 
The freedom to find new life in me. 

Rise to go forth in my strength alone, empowered by grace.
Willing to be willing….My will, not your own. 

Posted by: Glenda Mills | August 15, 2018

Too Difficult?

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When you feel stuck in your present circumstance….Some past event, hurt, or words that caused you pain; Get up and watch God birth a new morning,
then dare to say,
“Nothing is too difficult for the Lord”.

Watch the dark night break into
morning’s radiant light,
then dare to believe,
My way is seen by the God of the Universe.

Look up, laugh, and love.
Receive fresh morning’s grace
and proclaim…
“Nothing is too difficult for the Lord”. 

 He gives the choice;
Believe or doubt Him.
Accept or reject Him.
Live for self or Him.

He longs to breathe new hope into hearts
made ready to receive.
He will not disappoint the one who
looks for His promises through
the pages of His Word.
He will not abandon nor leave
the one whose heart is completely His.

He is all we will ever need.
He is all we will ever want.
He is the Great I Am
and will be what it takes to meet our needs.

Yield not to the lying voice of temptation.
Draw near. Be still and know,
Nothing is too difficult for the Lord.  

Ah Lord God! You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great
power and Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for you.
Jeremiah 32:17

The eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may
strongly support those whose heart
is completely His. 2 
Chronicles 16:9 

 

 

 

 

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