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Feb 5 daily devotion
billizzy Send a Message
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Genesis 3:1-9

Certain places just feel like this first garden. Something about the lush vegetation, the time of day, or the sounds of nature all provoke an almost overwhelming longing in us to experience what Adam and Eve enjoyed every day ---- a walk with God.

What amazing fellowship they forfeited! What peace they lost! And yet, before we criticize them, remember how easily and how often we repeat their mistake. We make choices that draw us away from God. We experience overwhelming moments of His presence that we wish we could wrap up and keep; yet hours later we turn our backs on Him, trying to shut His gentle whisper out of our lives.

The power in our prayer life flows out of God's presence with us. It's not our power; it's His. We don't experience or witness that power if we insist on our agenda and our schedules. We have to plan and hold sacred the places and times when we meet God. The world we live in will take over our time and our hearts. But what we can hope for just as in the Garden is that God will come looking for us. I can only hope when He finds me that I am waiting expectantly; I am in prayer with HIM or ingulfed in HIS Word.I don't want Him to have to call out, "Where are you?" to me. What about you?

Hugs and Prayers
Izzy



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2/5/2018 4:07:19 AM
QuiltGram8 Send a Message
Illinois/Texas
Your message reminds me of the Hymn:

My mother-in-law always loved this one.

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.
Refrain:
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.
He speaks, and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.
I’d stay in the garden with Him,
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling


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2/5/2018 5:05:25 AM
Becca Send a Message
Mtns of NC
Izzy What a great devotional. I have often thought & wondered just how beautiful & lush was that Garden And to think God came & spoke to them.I pray I too am waiting expectantly, praying & ready to hear his voice.

Vel I love that hymn too. Becca
2/5/2018 12:46:11 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
California
I love that hymn Velda.

thanks for sticking it in my head.
2/5/2018 6:11:43 PM
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