Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spiritual Sunday!

Hello Sweet Peoples,

This Spiritual Sunday I'm sharing something by Roy Lessin, I do hope it blesses you. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me, I really do appreciate all your sweet comments , God bless you!

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The Heart of God

In the eleventh chapter of Hosea, as God laments over His people's waywardness, we gain a marvelous insight into the heart of God. In verse four we read, "I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them." NKJV

There are five things we discover about God’s heart from the words of Hosea.

1. I drew them... Even when we are trying to pull away from God, He is drawing us back to Himself. God's heart does not push us away, ignore us, or block us from coming to Him. There is a cord of grace and kindness that is extended to us, a lifeline to His heart. God's desire for us is to be with Him, to know Him, and to be cared for by Him.

2. With gentle cords... God doesn't yank the cord He uses to draw us to Himself. He is patient with us. He waits for us to respond to His gentle tug upon our hearts. His does not attempt to overpower us; He comes to us meekly, peaceably and full of mercy.

3. With bands of love... The bands of God that He places around us are not made of rope to burn us, or iron to bruise us, or thorns to cut us; they are bands of love to hold us, to restore us, and to heal us. He tenderly longs to hold us as a father holds a child to his cheek.

4. I took the yoke from their neck... The heart of God wants to free us, not bind us. There is no freedom for us until His power releases us from all bondages, fears, and enslavements of sin. His Father's heart could never leave us helplessly yoked to any enemy of His love.

5. I stooped and fed them... What a picture of the heart of God -- the Almighty, the Creator, the One who is above all and over all, bends down to us like a father bends down to pick up a crying child. He bends down so we can see His tender look, His caring expression, and His soft smile. Then, as we find comfort and assurance, He lifts us--to meet our needs, to calm our fears, and to draw us ever nearer to His heart.

by Roy Lessin

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I'm so thankful to these two beautiful ladies Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays, each Sunday I have a lovely time visiting others who are evolved in Spritual Sundays and with each person I visit I'm inspired an uplifted.
Please take the time to visit all the wonderful people at Spiritual Sundays, but first grab a cuppa, get comfy and open your heart to be blessed.


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12 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Beautiful post, thank you for sharing that with us, and you have a beautiful Sunday!
♥ Teresa

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a beautiful post, Melly! Thank you for sharing this with us and have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lisa said...

What a tender picture Hosea paints of a loving God! Thanks Melly! I needed this post today!

enchanting cottage said...

This is a such a wonderful post! As I read it I'm thinking to myself how can people go on without having the Lord in thier hearts, how can they make it to the next day!
Thank-you for this great post,
Ginger

Mevely317 said...

Such a postive and uplifting message! I'm especially moved by that lovely picture... thank you for sharing!

Myra

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you for this uplifting message and remembering how gently the Lord cares for us.

Clif said...

Excellent points. Very uplifting. Thanks.

char72 said...

Wonderful thoughts on the heart of God. It is almost impossible for humans to comprehend. Your words helped express it. Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Ms.Daisy said...

Melly,
You have encouraged me to reread Hosea (I am reading through all the prophets) and especially those verses - they are so tender and sweet. Thanks for sharing them with us today.


Blessings,
Jean

Kathy said...

Wonderful reflections, Melly!
xo...Kathy

fairmaiden said...

I just came by from Miss Gracie's House. So nice to see your lovely heart and passion for Christ. Bless you this day. The book of Hosea is a favorite of mine.

miss gracies house said...

Isn't it awesome that HE draws us, HE feeds us and that HE stoops to us...just little, insignificant, sinful us.
Rene'