God Bless You

What IS a blessing?  Well, the kind of blessings we’re talking about today are the invoking of God’s favor upon a person.  While I’m not big on the luck of the Irish, I love Irish blessings!  No country invokes God’s favor upon others quite like the Irish!

Since it’s just one day past St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to take this opportunity to invoke God’s favor upon you!  Fasten your seat belt…  here we go!

28 May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness— an abundance of grain and new wine.
29 May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.  – Genesis 27:28-29

Isn’t that a beautiful photograph?  It was taken by our friend and fellow poet, David Catherwood.

Is there a wedding in your future?  Here’s a beautiful marriage blessing:

OH…  written in the key of E…  ugh.  Good for a guitar player – difficult for a piano player.  LOL!  I could play it…  but I wouldn’t LIKE it.

Here’s a beautiful poem by Lucinda Berry Hill:

We are blessed by God and in turn we bless others.

Near Powerscourt Castle in Ireland

And last, but certainly not least – this beautiful Irish prayer.  I pray this for each of you!

I hope and pray you have a wonderful, blessed week!  🙂

GENESIS 8:22 ON 8/22

TL GENESIS 8 22 ON 8 22

As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.  – Genesis 8:22

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A promise from God along with a sign

 

We can rely on God to allow the seasons to keep going with no interruption as long as the earth endures.  God is so reliable and His promises are true!

Of course in this present day, we wonder why there have to be floods in some parts of the world while other parts seem to be burning up.  I don’t have answers to those questions, but I do keep the folks in those areas in my thoughts and prayers every day.  We just need to trust God’s sovereign wisdom in these situations.  I’m not omnipotent, but He is.

The rainbow in the sky after the rain is packed with promises and makes every Christian smile with a sense of contentment with their Creator.  I believe most of us take a moment to silently pray, thanking God for giving us another chance to be the people He wants us to be in Him.

We only want to please our Father and make Him smile.  When we see evidence of His promises in the rainbow, it makes us want to be better in our faith.  It makes us want to walk even closer to God.

I suppose we can also look at this scripture and be reminded of a time of sowing the precious seed of the Word, which at times brings about a harvest, gathering souls into it.  Then there is a winter season, cold, with things seeming withered and dead.  Then there are summer seasons, when everything looks smiling and cheerful.  But sometimes summer brings with it intense heat – which could represent the persecution of God’s people.  I pray He is pleased with what we do with this wonderful life He gave us.

HE IS PLEASED

We have God’s promise that the seasons will continue until the time when He will turn to Jesus and tell Him to return to earth to gather His own and bring them to Him.  I look forward to that time, don’t you?  🙂

 

GENESIS 8:21 ON 8/21

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The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.”  – Genesis 8:21

When Noah, his family and the animals got off the ark, Noah built an altar to praise God – and God was not angry with human kind anymore.   The anger at sin which had caused the flood was now over, and there was peace between heaven and earth.

As a sign of God’s remarkable promise to mankind, He gave us the rainbow.

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A promise from God along with a sign

I love the rainbow, don’t you?  When you see it, are you reminded of God’s promise to us?  His promise to keep loving us and not destroying the earth again is important.

The rainbow is really represents God’s covenant with His creation.  It’s in the sky after a storm to remind us that He will never again destroy His creation.  We should be most grateful that we’ve been spared and God desires to draw us unto Himself instead of do away with us.

HE IS FAITHFUL

He is hopeful that we will want to draw closer to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.  He sent Christ to earth to die on the cross – the lamb of God washes away the sins of the world.  We only have to believe and ask Jesus into our hearts and lives.

You don’t have to fix anything, just ask Jesus to come into your life and He will show you your sin and what needs fixing – and He will help you with it.  People can’t fix other people’s sin because we are not a higher power – but Christ can fix sin because He is THE Higher power!  He’s worthy of all our honor and praise.  🙂