bright and fresh,
new life emerging,
bursting into bloom.
The first sight of spring flowers always feels this way for me! But I can also say that my soul has felt this same thrill over the past 2 weeks, reading report after report of something truly remarkable happening at Asbury University.
“an outpouring of the love of GOD”
“a palpable sense of the presence of GOD that caused me to weep”
“the love of JESUS like a tender touch”
“the LORD’s Name lifted high in humble, unending praise”
“hearts drawn to repentance and recommitment”
“time stood still, there was no where else I needed to be, no where else I wanted to be”
“I needed to hear from GOD, and as I stilled my heart in that place, that is exactly what happened”
”GOD is on the move – in hearts and in lives”
“the Lion of Judah’s roar is simple, unscripted, with no fanfare or flashy lights, but it is real, undeniable, and powerful!”
I can only rejoice as we watch events like this unfold, as we sense a new fire ignited in each of our hearts, a hunger to draw closer to the LORD and experience life-changing encounters with Him!
Today’s breakfast “psalm” shared a few simple verses about this bright HOPE that we hold: 🌿
𝘏𝘰𝘱𝘦 [𝘪𝘯 𝘏𝘪𝘮] 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵.
𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 … 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘥
𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘔𝘦.
𝘉𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋,
𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋.
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦,
𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶,
𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘏𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶.
𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋
𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘩.
𝘔𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭, 𝘸𝘢𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘎𝘖𝘋 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘏𝘪𝘮.
𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟓:𝟓 . 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟒𝟗:𝟐𝟑 . 𝐉𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟏𝟕:𝟕 . 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟐𝟔:𝟑-𝟒 . 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟔𝟐:𝟓-𝟔