Garden of Grace

Still Waiting on My Beloved!

Garden of Grace

"I will make her desert like the garden of the Lord" (Isaiah 51:3)
 
"Ye are God's garden" (1 Cor. 3:9)

"I have come into My garden... I have gathered My myrhh with My spice" (Song of Solomon 5:1)

 

Welcome

This page is dedicated to the Lover of My Soul,
My beloved. His Name is Jesus! The Truth, the Light and the Way! He is the song of my heart! My one and only desire! He alone causes melodies to spring forth from my heart! He alone has captured my heart with His intoxicating Love! Oh Precious Jesus, Pour forth Your sweet fragrance upon these pages! Consume each one that enters here with Your sweet aroma! Capture their hearts with a New and Vibrant Passion for You!

YOU ARE THE LIGHT THAT LIGHTS MY PATH. FOR WHEN I DO NOT KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO YOU SHOW ME THE WAY. YOU KEEP MY FEET FROM STUMBLING. YOU HOLD ME WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS! SURELY YOU SHALL KEEP ME AND PRESERVE ME UNTIL THE DAY OF YOUR COMING! HOW GLORIOUS ARE YOUR WAYS, O LORD. THEY ARE TOO MARVELOUS FOR ME!


Living Water

 

 

Come to the Fountain and Drink Living Water

 

“And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’
And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’
And let him who thirsts come.
Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.”
Revelation 22:17

  

Whoever drinks the water from the well will get thirsty again;
But anyone who drinks the living water that Jesus gives
Will never be thirsty again:
The water that Jesus gives 
Will turn into a spring inside welling up to eternal life. 

 

Servant of Grace

 

 

A servant of God does not live to please self but to please only God, as Jesus Christ did (Rom. 15:1-3; Phil. 2:7-8; Matt. 20:26-28). A servant of God is one who serves others in need, for God, and in so doing, imitates God daily (Matt. 19:21; Col. 3:17; 1 John 3:17-18; Luke 6:36; Eph. 5:1).


God is glorified by good works done for His glory. This is how you let your light shine (Matt. 5:16). People notice you because you are so peculiar and unusual (Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:12)!

A servant of God does not serve the flesh (Rom. 6:4-13). God’s servant lives to the Spirit daily and thus puts the evil desires of the flesh to death (Gal. 5:16, 19-21; 1 Peter 3:18; Rom. 8:12-14). God is the Spirit, and constantly living to please God by serving others is how you worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).

A true servant of God visits people in hospitals and gives clothing to those he knows need it. He is always ready to help those who are needy. He helps those who need food by providing what they need (Eph. 4:28). If anyone needs lodging, God’s servant takes care of the need (Matt. 25:33-40). God’s servant has a humble attitude when serving these people, as Abraham and Lot did (Gen. 17:3; 18:2). A servant of God lifts people’s spirits with his words of love, hope and joy (Heb. 10:24; 1 Thess. 5:11; Eph. 4:29). A servant of God spreads good will with his words.

A servant of God does all his good works in the name of Jesus Christ, as he has been commanded to do by Jesus Christ (Col. 3:17). A servant of God keeps God’s word by practicing righteousness (1 John 3:7; 2:29). This is how he practices his faith, and it works because it is a faith of works (James 2:14-26). The person who does not practice righteousness daily is not a servant of God (Rom. 10:5-6, 10; 1 John 3:10). Are you a servant of God as defined by God’s word? Will you become one?

 

God's Garden of Love

 

 
A place for us to truly listen to word of God,
to take a moment of rest,
to encourage one onother.
If you need a word of encouragement,
just walk in the Rose Garden of God.
 
 
 

God is like a gardener and we are like his garden.
 God wants us to grow spiritually.
In order to grow plants need sunlight and water.
In order to grow spiritually we need to spend time in the presence of God and be filled with the spirit.
The light is like the presence of God
Being watered is like being filled with the Holy Spirit.
Without spending time in God's presence
and being filled with the spirit we wither
and die like a plant without water or sunlight.
 
 

 

 

 We are each a special flower in His garden of delights.

Each of us are special and have a special fragrance that radiates out.

He has designed each of us in His own special way.

He delights in each one of us and would pick anyone of us to be his own.

We are His special garden of delights

 

 God's Garden


God looked around His garden
and He found an empty place.

He then looked down upon this earth
and He saw your tired face.

He put His arms around you
and lifted you to rest.

God's garden must be beautiful.
He only takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering.
He knew you were in pain.

He knew that you would never
get well on earth again.

He saw that the road was getting rough
and the hills were hard to climb.

So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered
"Peace Be Thine."

It broke our hearts to lose you
but you didn't go alone.

For part of us went with you
the day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories.
Your love is still our guide.

And though we cannot see you
you are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same.

But as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.

@Author unknown
 
 
 

His Wating Bride

 

 

 

Intimacy With Jesus                           

"For many are called, but few are chosen." Matt 22:14. 

There are two groups in the Song of Solomon who are interested in the Bridegroom; the Bride, and the Daughters of Jerusalem. Both are "called," but only the Bride is "chosen" as there is a noticeable difference in their comments about the one to whom they relate. 

The Bride is seen as being intensely in love, and she gave an intimate description of the one she loves. She has a single eye, and seeks only the Bridegroom. 
    
    "His mouth is most sweet: yea, He is altogether lovely. This is my 
      beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem." SS 5:16. 

The daughters of Jerusalem had been given the same opportunity to respond. 

    "I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my 
      beloved, that you tell Him, that I am sick of love." SS 5:8. 

There is a difference between being in love, and just loving someone. The Bride prefers a honeymoon relationship, as she longs  to be with the Bridegroom. However, when questioned, the Daughters  said, 

    "What is your beloved more than another beloved, 
      that you so charge us?" SS 5:9b. 

They prefer a casual friendship, and considered the Lord to be merely "another beloved." These daughters are seeking many things, and therefore, they have no desire to be with the Lord.  They do not have a "single eye" - "what is He more than another." 

The Bride, therefore, was chosen, because she seeks an intimate relationship with her love, and desires to be alone with Him - "tell Him that I am sick of (deeply in) love." 

    "Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, 
      leaning upon her beloved?" SS 8:5. 

For us to have an intimate relationship with Jesus, we must be willing to spend much time alone with Him, and find satisfaction in being in His presence. The daughters of Jerusalem are satisfied with a religious service "about" the Lord, and with all the "things" that He can provide for them, rather than seeking an intimate relationship with the Lord. 

Unfortunately, today, all too many "Christians" can be compared to the Daughters of Jerusalem, rather than to the Bride. 


For those of us who truly seek the Lord Himself, it is satisfying to know that when we rest in His presence, and commune with Him, we are among the chosen.

 

Intimacy With Jesus by Patricia Thomas