See Deeper and Deeper

cactus
the Farmer’s cactus abloom.

Good Afternoon

Let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: …
let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee.–Psalm 5:11

What inexpressible joy for me,
to look up through the apple-blossoms and the fluttering leaves,
and to see God’s love there;
to listen to the thrush that has built his nest among them,
and to feel God’s love,
who cares for the birds,
in every note that swells his little throat;
to look beyond to the bright blue depths of the sky,
and feel they are a canopy of blessing,
–the roof of the house of my Father;
that if clouds pass over it,
it is the unchangeable light they veil;
that, even when the day itself passes,
I shall see that the night itself only unveils new worlds of light;
and to know that if I could unwrap fold after fold of God’s universe,
I should only unfold more and more blessing,
and see deeper and deeper
into the love which is at the heart of all.
ELIZABETH CHARLES

See God’s Love . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Today’s thought – Unfailing Love

apr30 002A side view of the cactus flower.
Happy birthday to the Farmer!

Good Morning

Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever. . .
As for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge.
Psalm 73:25-26,28  NASB

God is not only the answer to a thousand needs,
He is the answer to a thousand wants.
He is the fulfillment of our chief desire
in all of life.
For whether or not we’ve ever recognized it,
what we desire is unfailing love.
Oh, God, awake our souls to wee–
You are what we want,
not just what we need.
Yes, our life’s protection,
but also our heart’s affection.
Yes, our soul’s salvation,
but also our heart’s exhilaration.
Unfailing love.
A love that will not let me go!
Beth Noore

“Open my eyes and let me see”. . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

Today’s thought – The God Who Listens

apr22 004the Farmer’s cactus has such spectacular blooms
in comparison to the humble-looking plants.

Good Morning

“I love God because He listened to me.” Psalm 116:1

God knows everything and everybody;
and everything about everybody.
He knows even that which is yet unknown to anybody.
There is no thought, idea, invention, place, person, plan,
or purpose which He does not know all there is to know about.
Imagine, then, the wonder of His genuine attentiveness —
“He listened to me.”

Have you ever tried to say something important or
personal to someone who wasn’t listening?
Oh, sure, they held eye contact,
only occasionally glancing away at some passing distraction.
And they nodded at appropriate moments,
and even muttered a muted grunt while you were speaking.
But, despite their feigned interest,
the moment they get a chance to reply,
they either fire back some trite response
that has nothing whatsoever to do with what your were saying;
or, they quickly excuse themselves with some pressing need
that somehow suddenly came to their mind. Bye.
But God is not like this.
He listens.
Obviously, it is not for what He may learn —
for He already knows.
So why does He do it?
Because it gives Him pleasure —
the pleasure of seeing, hearing and enjoying our learning process,
and the passions that stir our hearts in life.
When you pray, therefore,
do it with the awareness that He is the God who listens,
and is delighted to do so.
Your words matter;
each one is carefully weighed by the Master of Words;
each phrase is turned over
and examined with artful care in His great heart.
And He appreciates with Fatherly pride
everything you think and say.
And, having listened to you,
He will also speak.
But here’s the question —
do we then listen to Him? Rylie

Am I listening . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Today’s thought – Who me?

apr19 002the Farmer’s cactus garden, one is a bloom!

Good Morning

Matthew 26:20-22
Now when the even was come,
he sat down with the twelve.
And as they did eat, he said,
Verily I say unto you,
that one of you shall betray me.
And they were exceeding sorrowful,
and began every one of them to say unto him,
Lord, is it I?

 
When our Lord said, “One of you will betray Me,”
thank God thous disciples had enough spirituality
that nobody said,
“Lord, it is he?”
Everyone of those disciples said,
“Lord, is it I?”
If they would not have so responded
there could not have been a Pentecost.
But because they were humble enough
to point the finger in their own direction
the Holy Spirit fell upon them. . . .
A. W. Toxer

Bow at the cross of Jesus . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

Sunday Bible Reading – Romans 8:35-39

sept 27 001Cactus in the Farmer’s cactus garden in bloom.
Cactus is a start from my mother.

Good Afternoon

Romans 8:35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution,
or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written,
For thy sake we are killed all the day long;
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay,
in all these things
we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded,
that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I am persuaded my God is more powerful than any of these things.
Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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