As today is the first day of Spring, and March is nearing a close, I figured I should write a new post!!
Life has been so busy for me... filled with ups and downs, laughs and tears, goodness and struggles. But through everything, God is wonderful, and His mercies endure forever. I praise Him for the happy times, but I thank Him for the sad times as well. Because in every situation, pleasant or bitter, I know He uses it for His purposes. All things work together for the good of those who love Him, and every good and perfect gift is from the Lord. What a comfort that has been to me recently!!
So anyway... Happy Spring everybody!!! As a new season arrives for us in this world, it reminds me of all the different seasons we have come through, and will go through, in our own lives. Whether you are going through a difficult season right now, or a beautiful season, just remember to hold on to hope, peace, and joy, no matter what. We should have hope in the promises of God, peace that He knows what He is doing and that the treasures He has waiting for us are worth waiting to see someday, and joy... because we are commanded to consider it ALL joy.
James 1:2-3 (NKJV)
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJV)
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.
Praise God and enjoy this new season! Both in the Springtime, and in whatever present time you are in with your own personal life. God has a purpose for this "Springtime" under heaven. Be encouraged and have faith in the Love of our Heavenly Father!
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And now I would like to share a poem that I had saved on my computer. I wrote it last year :)
The Meaning of a virtuous woman
A beautiful white Lilly, always trying to remain pure,
A loving dove, ready to show kindness and compassion for to bad things cure,
An obedient servant, trying forever to remain faithful to her master,
A struggling soul, never ending in her fight against the evil tester;
These are of which describe a true woman desiring virtue.
To be a woman whose truths and graces never end,
Is to anxiously be ready for whenever God might call to send,
Is a fervent prayer and plea for an enemy’s soul,
It is a life to live and a heart to guard in commitment to your role;
It is to be a daughter of God filled with wisdom and willingness.
A rocker meant to cuddle close her children at night,
A fresh smile to send her husband off at dawns first light,
Eager hands to prepare a meal for her family each day,
Wisdom and encouragement with kind words to say;
Are the tools needed to be a devoted woman of Christ.
A gown of solid knowledge edged with humble lace,
Shoes fitting perfectly as to lead a straight and sure pace,
A flowing crown of rich locks to show the beauty God gave,
And above all, the words that adorn her tongue to heartache save,
These are of which a godly woman is to be clothed.
Smiles in which reflections cause her eyes to shine,
Laughter that brushes her cheeks to make them rosy and fine,
Words of wisdom and kindness decorating her lips to attraction,
Love for her Heavenly Father brightening her face above a fraction,
This is what makes a most lovely face ever longed to be seen.
A woman of virtue and honesty and love,
Is a gift of a wonderful and awesome power above,
Her heart is filled with a desire to serve and to obey,
Her soul is not easily fallen to the ground and left there to lay,
This is what I believe to be a woman, one that loves and honors the Lord Almighty.