"Always- before the King of Kings- Bowing"- Chantel, via the willow


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The beginning for us all

I read the most awesome quote that I have to share. It said

" His death was not the end, It was the beginning for us all."


Such a poignant statement.

Remember the Cross, and remember the Empty grave.
-Chantel

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; -Isaiah 25:8

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Of Love

Suffering
long
Enduring
strong
Bearing
much
Kindly
touch
Faith-
ful
Against
the odds
Full of
Hope
Knowing
God.

- Chantel Lorayne, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pure in this world?


Psalms 119:9, 11, 15-16 NLT
How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Reflecting Waters

At least once a day I catch a reflection of myself in the mirror. Sometimes I look the way I think I look. Other times I'm surprised by what I see. When did I get a scratch on my cheek, for instance.  Or,  hmm, I'm starting to favor mom.
Sometimes I actually need a mirror, to help me get something out of my eye for example. If something feels not quite right on my face or shoulder,  or anywhere else on the body,   something
about visual confirmation helps me get a handle on the problem.
Again for example, I don't know why a child can fall,  scrape a knee and almost shake it off and keep going, but wait- they need a visual.  It's something about seeing that solidifies things for us. 

This is where the Word of God comes in.  James 1:23 compares hearing the Word and not putting it into action is like someone looking in a mirror at themself,  walking away, and right away forgetting what he looked like.

Further Ephesians 5:26 explains God's will for  believers to be cleansed with water by the washing of the Word. How fitting that the brass laver of the tabernacle was made from brass mirrors. That laver of cleansing became a mirror, placing those who used it face to face with the appearance of their spiritual state.
Looking in the Word of God helps us to see and know our spiritual countenance. Keeping in spiritual order, or addressing anything that is out of place,  can only be done by the Word of God.
What are you reflecting?

- Warmest thoughts and prayers,  Chantel