IN HIS PRESENCE

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⛪️~ Sunday Blessings ~ ⛪️

Calm my anxious heart O Lord,

Quiet the unrest in my soul.

Come and be present with me,

That I may abide in your stillness,

So that I may dwell in your holiness.

– Love, By Tina..⛪️
Expressions of His Love with Tina Unsell Seamon
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Allow God To Use Your Weaknesses To Show His Strength

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Last week in my Christian Women’s Group, during my live broadcast, we discussed several ways of being a confident woman of God. I wanted to touch on one topic from that discussion.

Being a confident woman of God is recognizing your weaknesses and allowing God to strengthen you.

I admit, that in my own experience my weaknesses are very frustrating at times. In my life journey and walk with God, I have come to realize that my weaknesses are just a reminder of how important it is to trust God and depend solely on Him. And understand while they are not pleasant I’m allowing His light to shine through the cracks.

The Bible tells us that “God’s grace is sufficient for you and His Strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Read – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

If you have your Bible available, turn with me to 2 Corinthians- Chapter 12. Beginning with verse 7, The Apostle Paul is speaking about, ‘The Thorn in the flesh.’

I will be using my Expositor’s study Bible and have included the expository notes to give you a better understanding of each verse.

It reads as follows:

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the Revelations (presents the reason for the thorn in the flesh), there was given to me a thorn in the flesh (I think it was all the difficulties of 2 Cor. 11:23-27), the messenger of Satan to buffet me (an angel of Satan), lest I should be exalted above measure. (This has the Apostle concluding this sentence as it began.)

8. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. (The Apostle knew it was the Lord allowing this, but He didn’t understand why.)

9. And He said unto me (the Lord responded, but did not agree), My Grace is sufficient for you (speaks of enabling Grace, which is really the Goodness of God carried out by the Holy Spirit): for My Strength is made perfect in weakness. (All Believers are weak, but the Lord tends to make us weaker, with the intention being that we then depend solely upon Him, thereby, obtaining His Strength.) Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities (because of the end result), that the Power of Christ may rest upon me. (If Paul needed so humbling and painful an experience of what the carnal nature is, it is evident that all Christians need it. Whatever weakens, belittles, and humiliates that proud and willful nature should be regarded by the Believer as most worthwhile.)

10. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, In persecutions, in distresses for Christ sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong (then the strength of Christ can be exhibited through me, but only when I know I am weak).
– ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:7-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

If being a broken vessel for Christ’s sake is what it takes for me to proclaim the truth of the gospel; while letting HIS light shine THROUGH the cracks…Then Yes! I want to be used as His broken vessel, and as a channel of living waters. For when I am weak, I am made strong through Christ who strengthens me.

Need I say more – I believe that explains it all!
God is so good! Thank you, Lord!

– Love, By Tina…💛
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Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV 📖

Now It’s Your Turn How has the Strength of the Lord changed your life during those moments of weakness? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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Love and Blessings, Tina ♡ ~

Lord, In You We Find Rest

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Lord, In You we find rest.

Quiet our weary souls.

Teach us to sit still.

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Love, By Tina…💛

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Faith & Flowers

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Just as the sun and rain

nourishes the flowers of the field,

so does the Word of God to my soul.

Love, By Tina…💜
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Devotion May 25, 2019- The Joy of the Lord

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Daily Prayer DevotionalThe Joy of the Lord
Saturday, May 25, 2019 –
By Tina Unsell Seamon ©

“For the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
‭‭-Nehemiah‬ ‭8:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

LORD, sometimes my days seem so commonplace and I feel tired and worn.
Thoughts, often invade my mind that the days are forever unchanging.

Most days, finding it hard to experience any Joy, leaving me filled with lowness of spirit.

O, LORD, help me to earnestly seek to go about my days with a positive outlook on life.
Renew in me a new attitude of mind, soul and spirit.
Lord, direct my path and guide me in all Your ways.
May my conduct always reflect a lifestyle in the manner that is worthy of you.
Help me, Lord, to remember that life is a precious gift and that you ultimately hold the key to all Joy.
Lord, lift up Your countenance upon me and cover me in Your Peace, which can only come from you.
Remind me, Lord, that you are the Master planner of my life and it is ‘Your Joy’ that gives me strength.
O, Lord, I can joyfully rejoice; because it is You, that is rejoicing in me.
Amen.

• Scripture References:

Philippians 1:27; Numbers 6:26; Colossians 3:23; Ephesians 4:23;
Nehemiah 8:10; Proverbs 3:6

~ A Thought For Today ~

…for the JOY of the LORD, is the Joy that fills God’s heart.

When we are obedient to God, the Lord rejoices in us.
In return, we too will experience the Joy of the Lord,
and it will be our strength.

Remember, this is God’s Joy, which we are privileged to share.

– Love, By Tina…🌼
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Written 7-21- 2018

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Love and Blessings, Tina ♡ ~

The Father I Never Had

Artist: Morgan Weistling

 

There I am at the age of two
Playing with my doll as little girls do.

Sitting on the front porch with my mother.
Tear filled eyes that soak and cover
Her face reveals sadness like none other.

How could he leave?
It’s hard to believe.
He chose not to stay.
Oh, how my mother prayed!

God, help me to understand.
This was not your plan.
The love of my Father
I have wanted for so long.
What did I do wrong?

Seeing other daughters with their dads.
Oh, such a huge part of me was missing.
Something I never had was those
precious moments of reminiscin’.

Asking myself Why?
Doesn’t He love me?
Why wasn’t I the apple of his eye?
The pain of his absence I cannot deny.

What if he had stayed?
Would I be different?
So many times I’ve prayed.
And God would answer and say
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are not insignificant.

My earthly Father, no he wasn’t there.
The pain and hurt were so unfair.
In God, I found the strength and the love to bare.
The forgiveness in my heart I humbly share.

I’m grateful for the woman I have become.
I finally found my place in the ‘Son.’
I choose to live out His love
as the purpose of my life.
While reminding others that
His love will always suffice.

Whenever I start to feel sad.
I remember how He has carried me this far.
Never will He abandon me or leave a scar.
His love makes my spirit glad.
He’s the Father I never had.

– Love, By Tina…💗
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Artist: Morgan Weistling

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Gentle Flower

Artist: “Mothers Gentle Touch” by Sandra Kuck

There’s a beautiful flower
That stands among the fields.

In stillness, hour after hour,
It’s fragrance so pleasantly yields.

A sweetsmelling savour it often reveals.
Giving thanks, in prayer my mother kneels.

Like lovely pink petals of grace,
God’s love illuminates my mother’s face.

This gentle flower so faithful and true.
Mother, I am so grateful for you.

– Love, By Tina…🌷
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“And walk in love (be constantly ordering your behavior within the sphere of love), as Christ also hath loved us (presents the Apostle passing from Father to the Son as our example), and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. (Christ fulfilled all the symbolic Blood Offerings of the Levitical system [Heb. 10:8]. He fulfilled those by becoming an Offering for sin on the Cross. The ”sweetsmelling Savor” describes the atoning Sacrifice as accepted by God.)”
‭‭- Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

• Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV 📖

Artist: “Mothers Gentle Touch” by Sandra Kuck

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