The following ideas (edited by Alan Smith) are entitled
“All I Need To Know About Life I Learned From Trees”
** author unknown **
It’s important to have roots.
In today’s complex world, it pays to branch out.
If you really believe in something, don’t be afraid to go out on a limb.
Be flexible so you don’t break when a harsh wind blows.
Sometimes you have to shed your old bark in order to grow.
Grow where you’re planted.
It’s perfectly okay to be a late bloomer.
Avoid people who would like to cut you down.
Get all spruced up when you have a hot date.
If the party gets boring, just leaf.
You can’t hide your true colors as you approach the autumn of your life.
It’s more important to be honest than poplar.
Those are some good lessons.
They remind me of some other lessons taught in the very first Psalm:
Happy is the man that has not walked in the counsel of the wicked ones, and in the way of sinners has not stood, and in the seat of ridiculers has not sat. But his delight is in the law of Jehovah, and in his law he reads in an undertone day and night.
And he will certainly become like a tree planted by streams of water, that gives its own fruit in its season and the foliage of which does not wither, and everything he does will succeed.
The Psalmist says that a godly person is like a tree in three very important ways :
First, he is planted — he’s got his roots put down deep, he’s fortified, stable.
Second, he bears fruit — he develops godlike qualities in his character and life.
Third, he doesn’t wither — he is able to survive under all circumstances, even days of difficulty.
May your spiritual life take on the qualities of a tree planted by the rivers of water.
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God’s Love is not for sale and you can’t earn a ticket to Heaven
by works or good deeds or wealth or fame or human intellect.
God’s Love is like His Grace; Unconditional and Eternal!
We have His undeserved kindness and love no matter who or
what we are. Eventhough we’ve sinned and not a penny to our
name; He’s ever ready there to forgive us when we repent of
our sins truthfully and honestly from the heart.
God doesn’t measure or grade us according to our intellect
nor our good deeds nor our works and certainly not our
bank accounts but only through our love for Him; whether it
is genuine and whole-heartedly.
Be consistent in contact with Almighty God for He sits in the
Heavens above and that should be the key to remind ourselves
that we are on earth below. We are just mere mortals, kind of
like vapor that’s here one minute and gone in another. On that
note, we should strive not to be proud, arrogant or boastful at all.
Let us adopt a humble attitude and God will exalt us in due time.
“Forming light and creating darkness, making peace and creating calamity,
I, Jehovah, am doing all these things.” – Isaiah 45:7
Image Copyright John R Bell
Wait expectantly for His Miracles, Be in Awe of His Creation
of the whole Universe. Meditate on His Holy Words! God’s
words fills, nourishes, rejuvenates and refreshes our souls and
senses like mountain dew; it is His Love for us in the 66 books
of the Bible; it’s His loving letters of guidance to us. God’s love
for us in Christ Jesus keeps flowing like the river that never
runs dry if we ourselves never stop loving Him.
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any
double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and
spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes
of the heart.”
Even the Lord Byron in his quote, “I have drunk every cup of
pleasure, and I have quaffed every cup of fame, and yet alas,
I die of thirst!”; realized and lamented that his thirst can
only be quenched by the Living and One True God Jehovah
and His only Begotten Sinless Son, Jesus Christ, our Messiah.
Though he found pleasure, fame and fortune; he was still
empty and starving, he was craving for Almighty God’s love
which can be gotten only through Jesus, the Bread of Life,
the only Way and Truth to God.
“Jesus said to him: “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Image Copyright John R Bell
© keziah boey © April 25, 2012
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How far down the line will you travel ……………..
away from Almighty Omniscient Omnipresent Yahweh/Jehovah,
The One True Eternal and Everlasting God,
Creator and Ruler of all things?
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Doesn’t this prick your conscience? Just imagine, when your everyday is rolling along with your worldly commitments and so pressed for time that you’re neglecting God, your first priority because He’s your Creator, and not even feeling remorseful about it; God just as so much lift His finger and “unhinged” the earth from its place and it loses all gravity, what do you think will happen to you? Your body floats soullessly and inanimately into the dark vacuum space of the universe but where is your soul? Will you be praying, crying and pleading then for God to keep your soul albeit knowing in your heart it’s a bit too late?
Yes, that’s a question we should be asking ourselves every moment of everyday.
Truthfully and honestly, contemplate and ponder the path of your life, discern your ways of living and consider it whether it’s right and worthy in the eyes of God. Do remember, the narrow gate leads to heaven and the wide temptation gate of sin will set you onto a field of landmines that ultimately destroys your soul. Do not compromise your convictions, don’t desire nor seek momentary pleasures nor worldly profits which fades like the blades of grass. Those fame, fortune, prestige and accolades are here today but gone tomorrow, like the flower aptly named “morning glory” because they open and close the same day.
Seek earnestly and honor the Will of God Yahweh/Jehovah for His reward for you is your “name” in the Book of Life and a place in His Heavenly Kingdom. Do not tarry, guard your Heart and your Soul for His Eternal Son, our Messiah and Lord, Yeshua/Jesus is coming quickly!
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*** Believe in Him;
Trust in Him
and Love Him Completely ***
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God is the Soul Provider
His Gift to you is
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© keziah boey © – November 21, 2011
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