The Tree of Life . . . Part 3 ~ and More Inspirational Bible Verses

’twas satan’s plan to watch us rot and laughed as we decayed

It was not something I could foresee or even knew could be for me

I thought all Christians were somehow . . . a slice of nature’s freaks

All so very prim and proper ~ not what I was used to having seen

Their lives all squeaky clean

oh, no!

That is so, so not for me!

. . . Or so I thought ~

I wanted life to be full of love and fun!

To be just like the world who drank, and smoked and lived to party on

That’s what I longed to be

thinking that life of fun would somehow set me free

Oh, how wrong was I . . .

That I now so clearly see

It was a painful path for me to take

as I was led astray

believing lies the devil spake

who joyed to see me flee

a life of comfort, and protective covering

from this he wanted me

to be his little toy in paw

to smack, and shake and beat

Oh, and how he did!

he beat me down into a pulp

taking my mind and soul

off to hell, well on my way

~ until that very special day!

My brother, Gerardo,

who is known as my HERO!

came to rescue me

from the pit of hell

of which I went off to so willingly

it was satan’s darkest plans I followed ignorantly

Sadly, there are so many others just like me

as if their boat had sunk to leave them lost at sea

He stretched forth his hand in love for me

and I took it ~ but not so freely

I’d slam the phone down in his ear

Smugly

Angrily

For I thought I knew the light from dark

And as I slammed that phone down in his ear

It was pride ~ eating away, and guiding me

I am so glad that he never chose to give up on me

On with his calls he went

Always so lovingly inviting me

To come with him to his new church . . .

For him and for his gift

of showing me the way

I am so forever grateful!

For if he hadn’t left the path of destruction
and turned his life around

I would not find my feet to touch the solid ground

the ground is firm

here to support

all of our miseries

to lift us on up to higher planes

of joy, and life abundantly!

For now it is my joy to see

what it is the Lord has so willingly

Lovingly and freely offered me!

It is a life that sometimes hurts

but in the end is glee

It’s with much hope I long to see

those who hurt to join with me

to get to know this Lord of mine

that took my hand and heart for all time

His name is Jesus Christ, you see

from birth He came to love you

just as He does me

There is not one that He can’t save

out from the snare of the demon king

He was with you yesterday

here with you today,

and His promises are forevermore

to be with you always

Oh, lost one, what is it that

sets you back from holding fast

to that which is so very rich in Truth?

Do not be one to go the way on that dark path

to end up satan’s ruse

For once you leave this world behind

there is no more to do . . . 

once you’re gone far from this place

who will it be you stare in the face?

will it be the one of fiery coals

or will you make Heaven your heart’s goal?

Oh, sweet one, with Love I seek

to see you long for Jesus~ to be His freak!

So, come with me and take my hand

join with me in this fine land

where neither moth nor rust corrupt

and spend eternity!

Let the leaves of your tree fall . . .

On to the land with ease

With the Love of our Lord and Saviour’s

Gentle Loving Breeze

~~

~God’s Gracie Girl~ ✿

♥ •.¸.•´♥ ¯`♥(❀◠‿◠)♥.¸¸.•´¯`•.♥

Genesis 3:22 ~ And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever . . .

Proverbs 3:18 ~ She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Proverbs 11:30 ~ The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Proverbs 13:12 ~ Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 

Job 14:7 ~ For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Revelation 2:7 ~ He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Revelation 22:2 ~ In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:14 ~ Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

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Foundation

What comes to your mind when you think of the word, “foundation”?

Is it the building of a new home—with a fresh mix of cement being poured into the newly, deeply dug ground as it sets the pace for a new abode?

If so, envision this newly set foundation in place, where your new home now sits—it is safe, secure, and quite sturdy.   It is solid.  ROCK SOLID.  Literally.

So, then . . . it is that same way for us with our Lord Christ Jesus in our hearts and in our lives. He is poured into our lives as the cement truck was appointed to be at your home at a specific hour on a certain day to pour into your deeply dug ground.  Mixing, pouring; mixing and pouring.

In our lives, we stumble, we fall, and we (hopefully) learn and grow from our mistakes and failures. We sin—constantly.  But the good Lord is always there for us, as a solid foundation for which we are to build our lives upon.

He gives us His word, the Good News, to assist us in our day-to-day travails as we plow through crashing waves, dangerous storms, and self-inflicted pain that comes to us through our own foolish, self-centered and sinful choices for our lives.

His word tells us that He will never leave us, nor forsake us . . . what a great scripture, what a great comfort.  It’s a scripture (Hebrews 13:5-6) so commonly thrown about in our “Christianese”, but do you actually feel it? Do you actually feel His presence with you, through all your troubles? Can you even begin to grasp the concept that He is always there to keep you on sturdy ground?  I remember a troubling time in my life (which one!) wherein I was struggling so hard to stay afloat atop the rumbling waters as I came under brutal constant attack from the enemy, and the Lord gave me these scripture verses seven times in as many days.  Imagine that! The Creator of our universe, and the creator of each and every one of us, longing to reach me through His solid foundation—His Word.  Tears streamed down my cheeks while standing in an aisle at Barnes and Noble.  I was in disbelief. I looked around me—I was the only one in the aisle, but I wanted to run through the store to let everyone know how He had just taken time out of His busy schedule to visit with me, and bring joy to my spirit.  I had just been given this verse for the seventh time in seven days!  No way!  I was in shock, awe, and gleeful surprise! Wow!  Immense levels of JOY rushed through my soul.  I couldn’t wait to tell the world how He’d visited me, or should I say how He was with me, not only at Barnes and Noble, but with me in my storm. It was then and there, at Barnes and Noble, that this scripture came to life for me.  How on earth could I doubt His love for me, and His wanting me to be sure I knew that I’d be safe in His arms, in any storm!  He was with me all along.  Even though I thought I was all alone.  He was there with me.  He was then, and He is still.

He has proven Himself strong and mighty on my behalf, and has always come to my defense—even when I didn’t deserve His loving grace or His tender mercy.  He is the solid foundation upon which I lay my cares of this world.  He is the foundation mixed and poured into my very core, making me stronger and stronger, and more solid throughout.  I will not crumble under life’s circumstances, nor will my foundation crack, for He is MY ROCK.

I lean on Him when raging storms blow winds so strong, a tempest so fierce, that it makes me feel as if I would be blown away and tossled, but I’m not.  He is with me.  I am in His grip.  I am still standing.  Just like a tall building in downtown Chicago—carefully designed and engineered to sustain any wind or storm.  While it may sway in the high winds, it will never crack in half, or topple over.  Nor will I not crack in half, or topple—nooooooo, for He is my Rock!  He is my firm foundation!  With Him I will not be moved!

STORMS WILL COME DOWN ~ WAVES WILL CRASH ROUND – but we are safe in His arms.

Please take a moment to click on the link here below, listen intently to the words of this song, watch the beautiful video, and let it sink in to your soul.

This is a song by Plumb . . . In My Arms

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=DGPPZLNX

Storms . . . they hit each and every one of us.

We can rest assured knowing we are safe.

The enemy comes in like a flood

  • That enemy who comes in like a flood, and various others; and because of the rapidity and force of them, and their overflowing and overwhelming nature: now there are paths through which the people of God pass: their way lies through them to eternal glory; and though they are of some continuance, yet have an end, as paths have; and having a good guide, and sufficient strength given them, they wade through them safely; for they do not and shall not “overflow” them, so as to cause their faith utterly to fail, or to separate them from the love of God, or so as to destroy them; for though they come nigh them, and upon them, and may greatly affect and distress them, yet shall not hurt them, but turn to their advantage; for their God is with them, to sympathize with them, to comfort and revive them, to teach and instruct them by their afflictions, and to sanctify them to them, as well as to support and bear them up under them, and to deliver out of them.

The Bible tells us in Isaiah 43:2 . . .and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee

  • It is rendered, ‘In the beginning, when you passed through the Red Sea, my word was your aid. Pharaoh and Egypt, who were mighty like the waters of a river, were not able to prevail against you. And when thou didst go among a people who were formidable like fire, they could not prevail against you, and the kingdoms which were strong like flame could not consume you.’ It is, however, to be understood rather as a promise pertaining to the future; though the language is mainly derived, undoubtedly, from God’s protecting them in their perils in former times.

Psalm 16:8 I shall not be shaken . . . why? Because he is at my right hand.  He is underneath me, my safety net, set before me, he guards my back, He is my sun and shield (Psalm 84:11)

Psalm 62:6  He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved

2 Timothy 2:19 God’s solid foundation stands firm,

sealed with this inscription:

“The Lord knows those who are his”

Are you sure you are His?

Let Him be the concrete and foundation of your life.

Stand firm!

~gracie~

Thus says the Lord God,
“Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation
in Zion, a stone, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation:
“Whoever believes will not be in haste.”
~ Isaiah 28:16 ~