Wednesday’s Words

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Mountain of Peace

I am beyond excited about this post - it features the beautiful photography of Theresa Flaminio. I met Theresa on Instagram where her amazing images captured me. (I am in love with her photos of wild horses) For anyone who doesn't believe you can form real friendships through social media, you are wrong. Theresa has become a treasured friend and I'm excited to share her talent of capturing God's creation. I've included a link to her Instagram at the bottom…

Lose to Gain

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes from faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith Philippians 3:8-9 Success. Financial security. Home ownership.…

Abide

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15:15 Apart from the vine, I can do nothing. Remain. Be still. Listen and follow. I cannot grow or bear fruit disconnected. Continue and persevere. He strengthens me. Fear not. [bctt tweet="With God all things are possible." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] Let me not become weary. The harvest is coming. Patient endurance. In my weakness, He is strong. Constant prayer. Blessed are those who remain steadfast. Steadfast in Christ. Suffering produces…

Serenity Now

And she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7 In the push and pull of the Christmas season, I long for quiet and calm. To sit at the Savior’s feet and experience the hush of a stable bathed in starlight. I long for tasks to stop ticking through my head like a CNN banner. For quality over quantity.…

A Child is Born

All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 7:11-12 Perfect love. Rock of salvation. His body and blood Heaven’s bridge. I need not fear. Behold and be loved. Inequity removed. Robes for rags. Come, let us adore Him. He…

Weak Made Strong

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27 Grafted then drafted. Soldier of light. Sword of truth. Shield of faith. Grow in grace. Strength and power. The Spirit He gives isn’t timid. There is power in His Love and Name. In my weakness He is strong. Glory revealed. God, our Father, heals, transforms, provides, protects, loves without limits or condition.…

Love Endures

Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. John 16:22 O Lord my God, I cry to you for help. The night stretches long but morning will come. Your promise preserves my life. You are my portion, my salvation and grace. You delight in Your people and remember sin no more. Deliver and rescue. Stronghold. Shield and refuge. I trust Your Holy Name. Your…

Kingdom Keys

Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them, ‘The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” Luke 17:20-21 The kingdom of Heaven has come near – it’s here. A portable palace contained in a King. A kingdom not of this world. Holy Spirit, Holy ground. Righteousness, peace…

Consuming Fire

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12:28-29 Jesus, Mediator, Redeemer, Savior, King. Righteous made perfect through blood. Grace and gratitude. Once aliens, now heirs. Far away, brought near. He is my peace. Barrier destroyed. Veil torn. Wall of hostility demolished. Jesus’ body reconciled me and you and them through the cross. Made a way where…

My Shield

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Psalm 3:3 I call out to the Lord and He answers me from His Holy mountain. If God is for me, who can be against me? I am pressed but not crushed. Persecuted but not abandoned. Struck down but not destroyed. Clothed with power from on high. God’s child. Christ’s friend. United with the Lord. Salt and light. Free from condemnation. Citizen of…