I'm a little late posting my Tuesday Treasure today. Haven't had time to schedule it in advance then slept wrong and hard last night so I hurt all over and my mind is fuzzy.
Oh well, that's life huh?
Today's treasure is music.
Pretty broad spectrum but let me tell you about a song that touched my heart and enlightened my mind to the awesome love and grace of God.
I've always been a Country music fan and had heard The Rose numerous times. In 1989 I recommitted my life to Christ and started listening to more Christian than Country music. Then one morning I had the radio on and this song came on and with every verse, a bible scripture or thought about God came to me and I sat down and wrote the following.....
Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender reed…“A bruised reed He will not break.”
Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your soul to bleed….Bible Conversion; a cutting or stripping away of old beliefs.
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless, aching need…"As the hind longs for running water, so my soul longs for thee oh God...”
I say love, it is a flower, and you its only seed…“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed…”
It’s the heart, afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance… David danced before the Lord.
It's the dream, afraid of waking, that never takes the chance…"Entrust your works unto the Lord and your plans will succeed."
It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give…“Love is not selfish…For God so loved the world He GAVE…!”
And the soul, afraid of dying, that never learns to live…"What shall a man give in exchange for his soul…For what is man profited if he should gain the whole world but lose his soul?” Or more accurately…“Let not your heart be anxious, for I am with you always, even unto the end of time.”
When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long…"I am going but I will not leave you alone. I will send you a comforter, a counselor to guide and help you.”
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong…. “God is love and he who dwells in love dwells with God. The meek shall inherit the earth…blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.”
Just remember in the winter (of darkness and sin)....Jesus died so that we might have life, He conquered sin and darkness…. “I came so that you might have life, in abundance, to the full, overflowing.”
Far beneath the bitter snows...How can something so beautiful, so pure, be so bitter and cold? God is light. He washes us clean with the shed blood of His Son so that we might be as pure as the snow.
Lies the seed, (of faith)...that with the sun's (Son's) love...in the spring... (season of new birth, new life)...becomes the rose (an attractive flower).
These truths have been fleshed out and is now published devotional which is available on Smashwords, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and in Ebook form at Deeper Shopping. The print version will be available soon too!
I hope you'll get a copy of this devotional and that it blesses you as much as it did me!
Music is the magical entry into the spirit world; the golden gate into the Kingdom of God. But we mustn’t be of the mindset that God only uses Christian music to reach out and touch our mind, heart and spirit. God uses any and every means available to speak to His children.
Our job is to be open and receptive.
In this devotional, Pamela S Thibodeaux shares how God opened her spirit to a deeper understanding of the abundance of His grace and mercy through the words of the song, The Rose sung by Country & Western artist Conway Twitty.
Pamela offers Seeds to Ponder and a prayer as she parallels the love of God and the Christian life to each verse of the song.
Until later take care and be blessed!