Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I wanted to take this time to thank each any every one of you for your gifts of love and support shown to me on my blog. Your warm prayers and encouragement as well as Likes and Follows have meant a lot to me since I came to WordPress. I’ve been blogging almost a year now but it has been trying, yet greatly fruitful as I have been sowing seeds and reaping a harvest full of blessings from God and through you.
I want you to know that nothing you have written to me or shared though your own posts have been overlooked or taken for granted regardless if I have commented or not. You’ve spoken into my life and it has stretched me even more to step outside of myself and to touch the lives of others. Thank you.
What an amazing and wonderful God we serve! Praise his name!!
The gifts you have blessed me with as well as my family means so very much. Words really can never express my gratitude. I honestly pray for you all when you come to mind and I ask the Lord to bless you, watch over and protect you and your loved ones, to give you the strength, words, wisdom, knowledge, a stedfast foot and deep roots among other things to prosper you with His abundance as you go forth into the world being the hands and feet, to be that beacon of light unto others, to be a living example of Christ reaching out and sowing seeds of righteousness so that many lost in this world would walk up out of darkness into the great freedom, love, presence and salvation of the King! Be blessed in all you do!
There’s no greater gift (s) you can give me than what you’ve shown thus far. Much love from the Lord from my heart to yours……
The Vine and the Branches
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[k] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
The Relationship of Believers to Each Other
12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17This is my command: Love each other. ( John15:1-17 NIV )
Your sister in Christ,
I am grateful for you. Many times I had logged on to your blog and everytime I am a better person after I leave. Continue to let God use you.
Your message has touched me deep. Thank you….. for without God I could not do any of this. It’s a blessing to my soul to read such kind and deep words knowing that you have been touched. All praise to the Father for giving me such things to share with you. I will continue to let the Lord use me. God bless you greatly. (( hugs ))
This is so sweet, Terra. You also are a wonderful gift to me and I know to many others! The way the Lord made you is wonderful and beautiful. Thank you for being who He made you to be and sharing your heart with us 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family.
😉 Thank you for such sweet words my dear friend. I am grateful to the Lord for bringing special people into my life like you. I couldn’t see myself being selfish and not the way the He designed me to be. It makes me happy knowing I am doing something right that all glory and honor goes to Him. Merry Christmas to you too!!
You seem to have a very prayerful, humble, and thankful spirit. May you continue to grow in this way. It’s a blessing to read your blog.
Thanks LindaLou. I appreciate it. I pray that I do continue to grow this way and it stays with me too. God had been faithful and loving to me and I can’t see myself being selfish with such blessings he’s given me to share with others. God bless you!
Blessins Terra. Thanks Be to God!
Thanks Shenine! Blessings to you too! God bless 😉
I love what you wrote here. Very encouraging. You have amazing words of wisdom 😀 Stay blessed in all that you do.
Thank you so much. I can only give credit to the Lord for imparting wisdom to me. I am very grateful. I appreicate your kindness.