Just like planting seeds to start a garden, the promise is true. What we plant is what we will reap. My husband knows this principle well as it applies to the garden. In previous years when preparing for a garden, he does not simply plant a small variety of seeds, no he plants expecting a huge harvest! Partly he realizes that only a certain amount of seeds will make it to be a large plant, but he also realizes the promise in the Bible of sowing and reaping.
Author Archives: Melanie Talevski
Strength in Surrender
When we come to the place that we realize we are not able to fix a situation, a person, in our own might, it is humbling and also can be very helpless feeling and anxious producing. But friend, we have the ultimate strength of God on our side when we surrender in prayer.
The Precious Blood of Christ
We have an enemy who would love to render us ineffective, powerless, distracted. No! We will not stand by and be stolen from. We are to apply, even plead, this blood of the Lamb over our lives in His authority (Matthew 28:18-20). We are to proclaim it no matter what storm rages in our lives. We must know and believe deep down, without a doubt, that God’s protection is there for us, whether we feel it or not.
We, friends, are brought close by the blood of the Lamb. If we belong to Christ, if we have accepted Him as Savior and have confessed our sin, He completely covers us. Completely hides us. Keeps us safe.
More Than Meets the Eye
Don’t let your eyes deceive you. What is going on in the natural and what you can see with your physical eyes is not the ultimate truth. “Fix your eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:18).
He Goes Before
We must remember, He Goes Before Us. He’s the Leader. When we focus on this truth, all the heaviness we have been carrying shifts away. All the “leading” and planning, and organizing, and failing… it all falls to the side. We are reminded of HIS GREATNESS. His Lordship. His plan. His purpose.
Life & Light To All He Brings
Upon His wondrous birth there was IMMEDIATE LIFE & LIGHT available for all mankind. No matter how dark, cold or dreary it is, there is LIGHT & LIFE available to those who chose Him as Savior and Lord.
My God, Savior, King & Friend
Let’s be like the shepherds, who left all they had and relentlessly ran to meet the newborn King. Let’s be like the kings, who left home and comfort to search for the new King. Nothing mattered more to them. Let’s ask God to reveal the depth of what Jesus is to us. Jesus is the gift that we so desperately need! It’s the perfect time to fully accept Him as God, Savior, King and Friend.
Prepare Him Room
I always remember the church Christmas play I was assigned the role of the “Innkeeper’s Wife”. Innkeeper’s wife?! I thought. What an unimportant role. She wasn’t even mentioned in the Bible, maybe didn’t even exist. I wasn’t even the main innkeeper himself, but just the lowly wife! Little did I know the lesson I’d learn that Christmas…
Further Up, Further In
The Holy Spirit is whispering to each of our hearts “come further up, come further in”- come dwell on the promises He has given us in His Word! Will we–yes, even in the midst of Christmas busyness, activities and preparations galore, answer His call? He beckons each of us. Oh how he desires to reveal His promises to us and strengthen us daily.