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The Wonder of His Love

 

My child, when I look at you I sigh……

I see a broken world, an orphaned child

My rebellious one

Not knowing that I LOVE you

 

I see eyes filled with shame

Peeking through fig leaves

of futile efforts, futile dreams ….

and I long to cover you,

your vulnerable nakedness

with my Righteous Robe of Love

 

Ever since I formed you

I longed for just

the slightest stirring of affection

in your tender heart for me….

 

Since I created you

My Heart only perceived a little one..

a deceived one…

a broken one…. I

see naked fear lurking in your eyes

 

But…. I see wonder

the wonder of my love

waiting at the crossroads

of every heart….

 

I have a feast prepared

A Royal purple Robe

A betrothal ring

 

Do you feel my love

my outstretched arms

filled with longing gently

drawing you with

wordless wonder

into my Embrace

 

PAPPA XXXXX

 

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Why I love Jesus:

 

 

1. I love Jesus because He loves me.

I John 4:19: We love him, because he first loved us.

 

2. I love Him because He has answered my prayers.

Psalm 116:1: I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

 

3. I love Him because He gave His life to save me.

Romans 5:8-9: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

4. I love Him because He is God.

Colossians 2:9: For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

 

5. I love Him because, even though He is fully God, because He became a man He understands and sympathizes with my weakness and temptations.

Hebrews 2: 17-18: Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour [aid, help]them that are tempted.

 

 

6. I love Him because in Him we have wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

I Corinthians 1:30: But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

 

7. I love Him because in Him I have redemption.

Romans 3: 24-25: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God…

 

8. I love Him because He is the way, the truth, and the life, and through Him we can come to the Father.

John 14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

 

9. I love Him because there is no condemnation to those who are in Him.

Romans 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

10. I love Him because nothing can separate us from His love.

Romans 8:38-39: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

11. I love Him because He causes us to triumph.

II Corinthians 2:14: Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

 

12. I love Him because in Him all things are made new.

II Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

13. I love Him because through Him we are reconciled to God.

II Corinthians 5:18: And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ,

and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.

Ephesians 2:13: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

 

14. I love Him because he is my peace.

Ephesians 2:14: For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.

 

15. I love Him because by faith in Him I became a child of God.

Galatians 3:26: For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

 

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Hope


But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." ~ 1 Peter 3:15 ~ hope (hop), n., v., 5. to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence. 6. to believe or trust. Random House Dictionary
Hope is an essential part of life. Without it, people turn to suicide. It's good to reaffirm in our minds and hearts what hope is.
"Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope." ~ 1 Timothy 1:1 ~ In 1 Timothy, Paul states that Christ is our hope. Why is He our hope?
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." ~ Acts 4:12 ~
Without Christ, we have no hope. He is our everything.
"We might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast." ~ Hebrews 6:18-19 ~
Hope is "an anchor of the soul." Christ is described here as "both sure and steadfast." Let us not place our confidence in man or things. Let Christ be our hope.
"Rejoicing in hope." ~ Romans 12:12 ~
How do you get hope?
"Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have HOPE." ~ Romans 15:4 ~ "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." ~ Romans 10:17 ~ Read God's Word. Claim it for your own.
"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." ~ 1 Peter 3:15 ~ "With meekness and fear"

Judith Bronte





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Love, Obey and Cleave  (L.O.C.)

 

When two people enter the state of matrimony, they make a mutual promise that customarily goes like this: "Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?" Of course, this part of the wedding ceremony centers upon the vows which the Bride makes, but it is upon this point I wish to address.
In Deuteronomy chapter thirty, verses nineteen and twenty, we find Moses exhorting Israel to follow after God: "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days." If the people choose life, that is, to follow after God as they know they ought, then their children will live, as will they themselves.
God chose Israel from among the nations, thus the name, "The Chosen People". Just as God chose Israel, so the groom in our make-believe wedding chose his future wife. Our couple must pledge to obey, love, and keep themselves for each other, forsaking all others. In the covenant Moses presented to Israel, God has already chosen them. Now, they must choose Him. They must Love, Obey, and Cleave to the Lord their God, and forsake their false gods and idols. I call this L.O.C., or, Love, Obey, and Cleave. All these ingredients are necessary for any marriage to work, whether it is in the literal sense, or in the spiritual sense.
A proper understanding of this awesome relationship God calls us into, is paramount for any Christian to maintain his or her walk in Christ. We must love HIM, obey HIM, and cleave to HIM, in order to receive His life.
This relationship is not one-sided, though. Christ requires L.O.C. from us, but this is only half of the wedding vow. If the bride accepts the groom, then the groom, in turn, accepts the bride. The Bible is bursting with loving promises and demonstrations of God's willingness to be a Husband to His people. In Jeremiah chapter thirty-one, verse thirty-two, the Lord identifies Himself as the Husband of Israel: "The covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which My covenant they brake, although I was an Husband unto them, saith the LORD." Israel was not faithful in her marital vows, for her Husband revealed that she had broken them. For any relationship to work, both must be faithful to their promises. "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3) The true Christian walks in tandem with Christ. Both are joined to each other by their promise to Love, Obey, and Cleave to each other, a.k.a., L.O.C.
Obedience to Christ is necessary for this covenant to be valid, for God made it one of the conditions of the union. However, there is a sense in which Christ promises to obey us, (we of course, being the weaker sex of this relationship, for Christ is the Groom and Head). Did Jesus not say, "Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it," (John 14:13-14), and, "Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and His Maker, Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands command ye Me" (Isaiah 45:11)? This is the level of confident access that the groom and bride have with each other. "Christ Jesus our Lord: In Whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him." (Ephesians 3:11-12)
Our life here on earth is as a drop in the endless ocean of eternity, for us to experience the fullness of Christ's faithfulness, love, mercy, grace, patience, holiness, truth, beauty, friendship, fellowship, companionship, and unmitigated contentment in the person of Christ. "Christ is all" (Colossians 3:11).
To all who would accept Christ's offer, remember, L.O.C.!

 Judith Bronte 



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Blow Upon My Garden 

 

 "Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my Beloved come into His garden, and eat His pleasant fruits."

~ Song of Solomon 4:16 ~

 

Her garden is an enclosed one. Its contents are of royal selection; camphire, spikenard, saffron, calamus, cinnamon, myrrh, aloes, trees of frankincense and plants of the chiefest spices; all this have been tenderly cultivated to the end-- that it might please her Beloved. The seeds planted, the ground watered, she is now yielding the fruits of His love.
"Awake," says she, "awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my Beloved come into His garden, and eat His pleasant fruits." (Song of Solomon 4:16) The smell of her fruits are carried upon the winds to her Beloved. And, as she desired, He comes and partakes of the harvest with her. "I am come into My garden, My sister, My spouse," He responds. "I have gathered My myrrh with My spice; I have eaten My honeycomb with My honey; I have drunk My wine with My milk." (Song of Solomon 5:1)
Her Beloved is pleased and satisfied with her fruit. She is not as the barren fig tree-- no, not she! "He [Jesus] was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if haply He might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves... And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." (Mark 11:12-14) When her Royal Beloved is hungry, He can be sure to search her boughs and find fruit.
When plants are disturbed and shaken they become the most fragrant. It is often so with Christians. When the winds of suffering disturb us, our fragrance becomes all the more pungent. Obedience and faith in time of trouble are sacrifices that God is well pleased with. "To obey is better than sacrifice." (1 Samuel 15:22) "Without faith it is impossible to please Him." (Hebrews 11:6) This perfume greets our Beloved's nose, and He draws nigh to us. "Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8) His presence is our reward.
Let every Christian who names the name of Christ, boldly say with the Shulamite, "Come, winds, come and blow upon my garden, that He Who planted me might partake of His pleasant fruits, for He is worthy."

 

"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." ~ Revelations 5:12 ~

Judith Bronte

 




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Imprints of Love

 

 "But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me."

~ Isaiah 49:14 ~

 

Has God forsaken and forgotten us? Read what God replies to Zion's despair.

(See if you can discern which part of the Godhead is speaking.)
"Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands; thy walls are continually before Me." ~ Isaiah 49:15-16 ~
Hint: "Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not faithless, but believing." ~ John 20:27 ~
Ah! We so easily forget Him, but He cannot so easily forget us. Jesus has engraved us upon His hands in the form of nail prints. It was for us that He bore the cross. Our names are imprinted in His hands. Imagine for a moment that you had endured the cross and were left with scars in the palms of both hands. Every time you saw them you would remember. What does Jesus think of when He looks at those scars? "Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands". He thinks of us.
But Jesus does not stop there. "Thy walls are continually before me." What does it mean for someone's wall to be continually before one? It is the picture of someone on the outside, looking in. He is standing outside our walls, where we live, waiting for us to open the door and let Him in. He cannot forget us, so He continually stands outside our dwelling, and waits for us to repent. If you read Isaiah forty-nine in context, you will find that Israel has shut the door to their God, so He stands outside, wooing them to open the door.
Jesus: "Rise up, My love, My fair one, and come away" (Song 2:10). But what does the Bride reply?
Bride: "My Beloved is mine, and I am His: He feedeth among the lilies. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my Beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether" (Song 2:16-17). Confident that she can find Him when she wants Him, the Bride turns away her Beloved's plea to open the door.
Jesus: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne" (Revelations 3:20-21). To the backslidden, Jesus stands without; but, to those that "have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men" (Acts 24:16), Jesus abides within. They have opened the door to their Beloved, and He abides in them and with them. They eat with Him, and share the same throne with Him. Blessed union!
So now, when I am tempted to despair, and like Zion, say, "The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me," I hear the Lord's voice whisper, "Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands".

Judith Bronte

 


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Forever With Him  

 

"If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

~ John 14:3 ~

 

hat comfort Christ has laid out for us in His Holy Word! The blessed hope of Heaven is lovingly enfolded in these glorious words. The chief joy of a Christian is Christ; to be found in Him and with Him is our blessed goal. Consider this: Hell is hell because Christ is not there. Heaven is Heaven because Christ is there. There is no greater joy or blessing than to be with Christ. If the coffers of the earth were poured at the feet of a Christian, to be used to satisfy his soul with the bounty of the earth's enticements, they would dismally fail in comparison to the joy and bliss of abiding with Christ, for "this present time [is] not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." (Romans 8:18) In John chapter fourteen, Christ tells His disciples to "let not your heart be troubled". He then comforts them by telling of the bliss that awaits them in Heaven, i.e., "many mansions". But the true balm comes from where these mansions are located, "in My Father's house". To live "in My Father's house", is to live with Christ. This is perfectly displayed in verse nine of the same chapter: "he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father". Christ was telling His disciples that they would live with Him, forever!
Our great joy will not be in our prepared mansions, but in the Preparer Himself. For let us remember, that this same Preparer, "Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame," is the same Who "shall wipe away all tears from their eyes". Let us not take our Beloved Christ lightly! When you are distressed, turn your face toward Heaven, and apply the balm of this promise to your soul: "if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

"And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." ~ Matthew 28:20 ~

Judith Bronte


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Patience in Waiting

 

There are many times in life when you must wait for an answer. It requires faith and patience.

"Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the answer cometh, it is a tree of life" ~ Proverbs 13:12 ~.

When you wait, you are showing confidence in God.

"And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in Thee." ~ Psalm 39:7 ~

From my experience, there can also be the temptation to panic. By panicking instead of faith and confidence to God, we do him a great injustice and sin.

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." ~ 1 John 4:18 ~

Christ does not want us to abide in torment. Thank you Christ!

"The LORD will give strength unto His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace." ~ Psalm 29:11 ~

One of the reasons Christ came, was to enable us to serve Him without fear.

"That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear" ~ Luke 1:74 ~

This is a most blessed promise!

"And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever." ~ Isaiah 32:17 ~
"The LORD is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD." ~ Lamentations 3:25,26 ~

With these assurances, let us wait for the answer in love, in faith, in assurance.
May God bless you and keep you in the way you ought to go.

"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye." ~ Psalm 32:8 ~

Judith Bronte 

 



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How To Get God's Help


Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."

~ Jeremiah 6:16 ~


Everyone needs help from God, and He is willing to give it.
"God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early." ~ Psalm 46:5 ~
The surest way to get God's help is to claim the promises that He has so amply given in His Word. They are there to give us comfort and to give us hope. Imagine heaven as a ship, and from it hangs thousands of ropes, which are promises. All we have to do is grab on. The sea is like life. We are battered about this way and that, but God's promises are there to anchor us, to give us peace. When our time on earth is over, God will pull us in.
"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." ~ 2 Peter 1:4 ~
To get help, we must ask, (grab on). To endure, we must believe, (hold on). To escape this world (the sea), we must get help.
"Be not afraid, only believe." ~ Mark 5:36 ~
"Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." ~ Mark 9:23 ~
Christ has thrown out the lifelines, and by His mercy, grace, and those " exceeding great and precious promises", we will always have help, if we accept it.


In Love, Judith Bronte




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Laat je tranen maar vrij lopen, Wees maar niet groter dan je bent. Ik weet dat tussen vrees en hopen, je draagkracht zijn beperking kent.
Huil maar eens uit dat doet bevrijden van al wat je hebt opgekropt. Ik weet hoe vaak je zwaar moest lijden hoeveel je steeds hebt weggestopt.
Laat nu de spanning maar eens breken, Ik ben nabij, met hart en oor. Leg alles kind, wat je deed steken, gerust maar in mijn handen hoor.
Want samen dragen wij het lijden, van alle angst en zorg. En voor het drogen van de tranen sta Ik als Heiland borg.
Ik weet hoe zwaar de angst kan knellen, wat twijfel , zorg en spanning is. Hoe wanhoop vaak een mens kan vellen, en geen begrip vindt, een gemis.
Al voel jij je nog zo verlaten, Ik laat je kind, echt nooit alleen. En alles zullen wij bepraten, Ik sla mijn armen om je heen.
Spreek maar vrijuit van het benauwen, van al wat Ik in je opgen lees. Je kunt in alles Mij vertrouwen, Ik maak je vrij van angst en vrees.
De weg die jij niet zag, zal Ik wijzen, kom lach maar door je tranen heen. Ik leidt je naar een nieuwe toekomst, leg nu je armen maar om Mij heen.
Ik zal je leiden en je dragen, en weiden zoals een herder doet. In lichte en in donkere dagen Ik ben het die jouw leven voedt.
Maar ook het licht zal Ik voor je wezen, het schijnsel op je levenspad Ik ben immers uit de dood verrezen, voor ieder die te lijden had.
Hier is mijn hand, je kunt hem voelen, die altijd op je schouder rust. En op je hoofd leg Ik mijn zegen, en vree, die alle onrust sust.
Kom wees bevrijd, wij moeten verder, de weg die voor ons ligt is lang, Jij bent mijn schaap, Ik ben je Herder, weet als je struik'len mocht, Ik vang.
Je vriend,
Jezus

 













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Draw me close to you

Never let me go

I lay it all down again

To hear you say that I'm your friend

Help me find a way to

bring me back to you

Chorus:

You're all I want,

You're all I've ever needed

You're all I want,

Help me know you are near

You are my desire

No one else will do

Cause no one else Can take you place

To feel the warmth of Your embrace

Help me find a way to bring me back to you

Chorus:

You're all I want,

You're all I've ever needed

You're all I want,

Help me know you are near

 



 
 
 
 
 

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Zet mij als een zegel op Uw hart,
als een zegel op Uw arm;
want de liefde is sterk als de dood;
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