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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…🌼
Expressions of His Love with Tina Unsell Seamon
©2018/Tina Unsell Seamon

Written 7-21- 2018

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THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

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Put on the full Armor of God
So that you may withstand the evil day.
Resisting the powers of darkness who cannot tread
Against the believer who gives not one single inch or dismay.

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth.
Blessed are those who pursue
The breastplate of righteousness.
A life lived honorable to God is priceless.

With your feet fitted with preparation
That comes from the gospel of peace.
Above all, with shouts of a declaration
Temptations from the wicked will flee.

Take up your helmet of salvation.
The cross has made you free.
You are no longer under Satan’s obligation.
Jesus Christ has redeemed thee.

The sword of the spirit, the Word of God,
His gift we have received.
Blessed are the saints to inherit
The kingdom of God to all who believe.

The sword of the spirit, the Word of God,
Is our greatest weapon of defense.
Did you not know? Did you not hear?
That no evil forces can stand against.

It is by the sword of the spirit
That the enemy is crushed.
It is God who gives the victory.
His sword is what will deliver us.

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~ Verse of The Day ~

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”
‭‭- Ephesians‬ ‭6:12-14, 16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

~ A Prayer for Today ~

Heavenly Father, there is a war going on in the spiritual realms. There are foes who are continually fighting for our souls. Satan often uses humans to carry out his malicious schemes. Lord, we know that the battle is not against flesh and blood! Give us the strength to always stand firm. Lord, we need you, this is our daily battle cry! Lord, help us, to remain watchful and faithfully devoted to Christ who loves us and gave His life for us. Then, like Paul, we can say in that last hour, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” (‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬) In Jesus’ name. Amen

Love, By Tina… 🗡 📖
Expressions of His Love
©2019/Tina Unsell Seamon

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LETTERS FROM HOME

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I got a letter in the mail today
From a faraway place let’s just say.

It was addressed specifically to me.
I was very excited don’t you see.

I opened it and to my delight
There written in black and white.

A message from the God of grace
To tell me that He has prepared a place.

I’m sending you this letter from home
To remind you that you’re never alone.

Someday, you will look upon my face
And in the Holy place, we will finally embrace.

I’m waiting patiently for that special day
When I can answer all that you’ve prayed.

Do not be afraid when your heart is heavy
From the burdens of life that are scary.

When you don’t know what to do
I will carry and will deliver you.

Keep looking towards the cross!
I sent down my perfect Son to save the lost.

I’m sending this letter right along
To tell you to continue to stay strong.

And someday, you will take my hand.
We will walk together along the crystal white sands.

My child, I promise it won’t be too long
When we will read all the letters from home.

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– A Thought For Today ~

The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.
– St. Augustine of Hippo

~ Verse of The Day ~

“Ye are our epistle (letter) written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle (letter) of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”
– ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:2-3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Love, By Tina…📖
Expressions of His Love
© 2019 / Tina Unsell Seamon

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BOOK OF ROSES

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As I entered the room,
I turned to take a look.
And thereupon the table
Was a beautiful book.

Laying beside it was a lovely rose.
So supple, delicate and frail.
Through my window winds,
Oh so softly blow.
The fragrance filled the air.
I wondered who put it there.

I walked a little closer
To take a better look.
My eyes filled with joy
As I opened the book.

I held the book up high
As I looked at the title.
I smiled and started to cry
Realizing it was my bible.

There in black and white
Were the Words of God.
His manual given to us
To teach, instruct and guide.

So softly, I heard Him whisper.
My heart glistened and gleaned.
As I leaned in closer to listen,
His presence was felt but unseen.

Daughter, I love you dearly.
Yes, this is very true.
This is my love letter clearly
Written just for you.

My heart could not contain
The admiration I deeply felt.
His Love will forever remain.
In solace, before Him, I knelt.

Today, God gave me a rose.
A gentle expression of His love.
To show how He often bestows
His grace from heaven above.

With gratitude, the Bible I chose.
Word of God speak!
My blessed book of roses.
A true treasure to keep.

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~ Today’s Verse ~

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
‭‭- Isaiah‬ ‭40:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

~ A Prayer For Today ~

Heavenly Father, Your love for me is astounding. From the flowers in the field. Their beautiful fragrance fills the air. From the birds singing in the trees. Oh, how I love their sweet melodies. From the mountain tops high above the clouds. I can’t help, but wonder how far and wide your love abounds. From the oceans deep. Your love for me runs even deeper. Lord, of all the wonderful blessings you have given, my most valued treasure is Your Word. Help me, Father, to always cherish Your Word and keep it close to my heart. Your guidebook is essential to walking in communion with you. For without it, Your children would be lost. Help me, to continually apply scripture to my everyday life and living. So that I may know the right path to take when the storms of life begin to rage. Thank you, Father, for the gift of the Bible. Your inspired, infallible and authoritative written Word, is my most prized possession. As your humble servant, may I walk worthy of such a valuable gift. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

Love, By Tina…🌹
Expressions of His Love
© 2019/Tina Unsell Seamon

Artist: Still Life with Opening Roses by Anne Cotterill

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Devotion 3-16-19 -Lord, How Shall I Value Your Word?

Daily Prayer DevotionalLord, How Shall I Value Your Word?
Saturday, March 16, 2019 –
By Tina Unsell Seamon

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”
‭‭-Psalms‬ ‭19:7-8, 10‬ ‭

Lord, how shall I value Your Word?
Shall Your Perfect Truth be revealed?
Shall I desire it more than all the riches this world may offer?
Shall it bring peace and healing to my soul?
Shall I meditate on it night and day?
Shall I consider How profound, How wise, How wonderful Your thoughts are towards me?
Shall I consider the Mighty Works of Your hands?
Teach me Your ways, O LORD.
Train my heart and my mind to love Your Word-grant me the understanding and knowledge of Your Word and hold it close to my heart as the blessed treasure that it is.

~ A Thought For Today ~

As Christians we would never take the Bible for granted. Many might not often realize just how fortunate we are to live in a country where we are able to own a Bible or have access to one. There are many countries still today, where owning a Bible is dangerous and forbidden. We should always be thankful for the religious freedoms we so often take for granted. The Bible should always be our most treasured of all treasures.

– Love, By Tina…🌸
Expressions of His Love
©2018/Tina Unsell Seamon

Now It’s Your Turn How has the Word of God changed your life? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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God Bless! May you find rest in the unfathomable riches of His goodness and grace.

Love and Blessings, Tina ♡ ~