Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint


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Shoots of New Growth

This hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

IMG_1583.jpg.irisheartofhopeWe don’t have to leave our home these days for the world’s bad news to come crashing down upon us. Too much information . . . both good and bad . . . crowds our souls as we search the internet, scan the news and browse Facebook. Sometimes we just need to stop . . . pull back . . . and take a break from the world.

The best way I know of getting away from it all is to get up early and watch a new day dawn. Now with the changing of seasons, I love to take a walk and embrace the beauty of springtime.  Signs of new growth surround me and soon I’m down on my knees digging in the soil . . . pulling weeds . . . transplanting old plants . . . adding new ones.

In the same way,  Spring can ring eternal in our hearts when we take time to walk through the Word of God and embrace the promises found there. The eternal truths written down for us never lose their power to renew and refresh our minds. Give comfort when we grieve a loss…and cause new hope to arise in our hearts during times of stormy trials and winds of adversity.

There’s a hope rooted
down deep . . .
Deep in the soil of God’s love.
Winds of adversity
tests it . . .
Stormy trials try

to possess it . . .
But hope is rooted,
rooted down deep
in the soil of
God’s love.  

There’s a hope springing up
with shoots of

new growth.
Nothing can stop it—
Evil can’t thwart it.
Hope always
thrusts through

hardened soil,
softened by Spring’s rain.
Eternal hope . . .

Everlasting love.

Anchor of my soul,
birthed and
born again. (John 3:3-17)

Eternal Seed implanted . . .
catch the wind of the Spirit.
New life . . .
spring forth.

Awaken winter’s dead.
Heavenly showers fall—
rain flowers
upon my soul.


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Well-Spring of Water

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She never thought it would come to this. She had done what was asked, but with the wrong attitude. Now despised and misused, Hagar ran for her life.

The Bible tells us the Angel of the Lord found Sarai’s maid by a spring of water in the wilderness between Kadesh and Bered.

Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”

“Go back to your mistress and submit to her. I will multiply your descendants…”

The promise was not without cost. It would take courage to return and submit to the one who had abused her. Yet the encounter in the wilderness with The Living One overshadowed Hagar’s fears. And gave hope for her future.

“She called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are The God Who Sees; for she said, “Have  I also seen Him who sees me?”

The well was called Beer Lahai Roi meaning, Well of the One Who Lives and Sees Me. *

When you come to that desert place, remember there is One who lives and sees you.

Yes He sees you, knows your name, and understands you like no other. The same God who revealed himself to Hagar longs to fill the empty places of your heart and life with living water and living hope.

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” John 7: 37-38.

*Genesis 16

The road in the wilderness
led to the
Well of the Living One.
The One who saw my tears
and knows my name,
filled my thirst 
with rivers of living water,
and I will never be the same.

 

Love’s Sweet Song

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I’d rather walk

in the valley with Jesus

than on the mountain-top

without Him.

He gives a song

through long days and nights.

He sings loudly—

knitting hearts together

with sweet chords of love. View the pictures →

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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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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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