WATER MY LOVE

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WATER MY LOVE

I’m sorry, forgive me
I know I’ve hurt you
The current has taken you
I’m fighting the waves
To get you back
The rose is wilting
I can’t get through it’s thorns
The seeds I threw
Fell on rocky ground
And now the only sound
There is silence found
Your thorns the color red
Your body wilted
The cross now empty
So is the tomb
Jesus You Rose
Forgive me, then
Water my love

FOUND A WILTED ROSE

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I was found, but a wilted rose
My thorns I carried, apposed
The ability to love
The pricks of lies
Love was disguised
My thorns became a barrier
To the truth I would come to know
Thorns made to protect, wisdom to wear
became my inner pain to bare
The figure I saw, came holding in His hands
A shear greater than my thorns
Removing the wilted, then came a rose
His mercy and favor shown
By the wings of a dove
This was my encounter with love
My thorns, covered by His thorns
Found a wilted rose

The call of Full Of Roses Inspirationals from the beginning has been to clip away wilted roses and plant more roses until life is full of roses. The second poem I ever wrote Full Of Roses. My passion is to share the new heart Christ gave me and now expresses His love. The thorns of a rose can really hurt even as we grow in Christ our thorns still hurt ourselves when we choose not to trust, and others when we allow our hearts to be formed by this world rather than by Him.

Proverbs 24:31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.

Isaiah 7:25 As for all the hills once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns; they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run.

Jeremiah 4:3 This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: “Break up your unplowed ground and do not sow among thorns.

Matthew 13:22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.

Matthew 27:29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.

Song of Songs 2:2 [ He ] Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women.

HIS LIFE IN ME BRING

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HIS LIFE IN ME BRINGS

I sit here petals wilting
by the winters frost
Snow melting as if all is lost
A light moving, removing the shade
My bud falls and there it lays
Dead and barren as to convey
My heart unable to relay
The newness coming
The full sun shines upon
A new bud begins to shout
Glory to the king
New life today he brings
Today death brings new life
I’ve blossomed, I sing
What a beautiful thing
His life in me brings

ROSE OF SHARON

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Song of Songs 2 New International Version (NIV)

2 I am a rose[b] of Sharon,
a lily of the valleys.
2 Like a lily among thorns
is my darling among the young women.
3 Like an apple[c] tree among the trees of the forest
is my beloved among the young men.
I delight to sit in his shade,
and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
4 Let him lead me to the banquet hall,
and let his banner over me be love.
5 Strengthen me with raisins,
refresh me with apples,
for I am faint with love.
6 His left arm is under my head,
and his right arm embraces me.
7 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
until it so desires.
8 Listen! My beloved!
Look! Here he comes,
leaping across the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Look! There he stands behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
peering through the lattice.
10 My beloved spoke and said to me,
“Arise, my darling,
my beautiful one, come with me.
11 See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
12 Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling;
my beautiful one, come with me.”
14 My dove in the clefts of the rock,
in the hiding places on the mountainside,
show me your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.
15 Catch for us the foxes,
the little foxes
that ruin the vineyards,
our vineyards that are in bloom.
16 My beloved is mine and I am his;
he browses among the lilies.
17 Until the day breaks
and the shadows flee,
turn, my beloved,
and be like a gazelle
or like a young stag
on the rugged hills.[d]

I read this and I hear a love story, But when I look deeper, I see God speaking through these two people. I see these two as God displaying Himself through them as His love poured out to Israel and or to us. When I read this, I remove the two and replace them with myself and God. I see God revealing His love and character through this godly display of love communicated through their love for each other as Gods love for us. If you go back and read it a second time you will see what I mean.

Each of us can do this and I believe it will be as powerful for you as it was for me. It became personalized. Several of my rose poems came from this passage. In my poem (Full Of Roses) I wrote “I found the most beautiful Rose one day” referring Jesus to the Rose Because I believe He is calling Himself “The Rose Of Sharon” in this passage. The reason I believe this is because Sharon was a real place. Sharon is and was the promise land as is all of Israel. It is a picture of “The Garden Of Eden” Joshua and Caleb entered the promise land and it took the two of them to carry back one vine of grapes because they were so large and fruitful.

If you could picture walking in the desert, climbing a Hill, getting to the top and seeing to the other side, and what was on the other side was more glorious than you could imagine. What you would find is Sharon. The grass itself was greener than any other grass. The fruit trees were Huge and the fruit on them also. The Roses were like no other rose found anywhere, a perfect rose, and this is the rose God is referring Himself too! Even the people were Giants. As the Israelite were walking towards the promise land of Israel and they walked through the Desert of Paran into Cannon. Just like our lives the desert is always right before the promise!

Now look deeper into this passage. I believe God is speaking to those who are Lost and who have came to the saving knowledge of His grace and deep love for them. 3 Like an apple[c] tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. Do you know how many places in the bible God refers to us as trees? It is as If God is speaking to both men and women differently in how it is written. 2 Like a lily among thorn is my darling among the young women.

Here, if you are a male and have come to Christ and you are now changing and becoming fruitful here is what He is saying to you. 3 Like an apple[c] tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade,and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

And to the female that has come to Christ possibly delivered from addiction 2 Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women.

4 Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love. What is the banquet? It’s the wedding feast with Christ!
How excited He is that you are saved! He longs to lead you to the banquet, the banquet of yours and His love story. Can you see it? He is using These two to express His heart and love for us, as we begin to enter the understanding of His true heart towards us, ultimately it took Him to the cross so that we could come to the banquet!

10 My beloved spoke and said to me,“Arise, my darling,my beautiful one, come with me.
11 See! The winter is past;the rains are over and gone.
12 Flowers appear on the earth;the season of singing has come,the cooing of dovesis heard in our land.
13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;the blossoming vines spread their fragrance Arise, come, my darling;

Can you remember the desert experience? Arise”, the winter is past; the rains are over and gone. The season of singing has come!!!!

13 The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.” You have come to the light of truth, your life is becoming fruitful and the Lord is full of Joy about you, just like in the story of the prodigal son. The lord is excited about your future, now that you believe!! Now that you look to Him, follow Him, and are now ready to fight the good fight of the call of God!! As He says “come with me”!!!!

14 My dove in the clefts of the rock,in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice;for your voice is sweet,and your face is lovely.

Listen to his gentle voice as we find ourselves having a cliff experience, the feeling as if we are going to fall at any moment, or we are climbing the mountains of life and then we realize He is there the whole time without a worry, calling to us with His gentle voice saying ” show me your face, let me hear your voice;for your voice is sweet,and your face is lovely”. Just call to me! I am here!! What a wonderful savior!

He then ends with 16 My beloved is mine and I am his;

turn, my beloved,
and be like a gazelle
or like a young stag
on the rugged hills. Turn, that is our call, to turn towards Him!!

God bless you I hope you were as blessed by this as I was! His banner over us is love!!!!!!

COURAGE

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Joshua 1:9

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9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

The greatest example of courage is what Jesus Christ modeled for us. To lay down ones life for another. Sacrifice, the denial of self.

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: an act of offering to a deity something precious; especially : the killing of a victim on an altar
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: something offered in sacrifice
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a : destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else

b : something given up or lost <the sacrifices made by parents>

John 10:18

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18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”

As Jesus talks about His life purpose I realize this is the calling, everything centers here. All of the mysteries of life find its purpose here in one laying down their life for another.

John 12:24

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24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

Think about this, when you plant a seed, it actually dies before it produces life. This is the ministry and call of Jesus and from Him to us.

Matthew 10:39

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39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

This apply s to everything, think about when you get discouraged or feel like a failure and you have internal battles in your heart about what is right and what is wrong, and what you should do to change the results of your choices.Those feeling are connected to the flesh by the spirit producing conviction. The spirit knows it ‘s goal and will work on your heart until you submit to the spirit. The flesh desires pride and ownership of our hearts. the flesh wants to be first, the flesh is selfish, self righteous, greedy. The lust of self-will. The path of holiness is found by offering your life to Christ. allowing the spiritual seed of your body to die so that it will find it’s life in Christ. One day our physical bodies will die and if we die in Christ He says the dead seed of our bodies will produce life eternal. The seed of a sinful mans body glorified by God in death.

John 3

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Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”[d]

Flesh and spirit do not go together, one must replace the other. The flesh must die for the spirit to live. This is what Jesus modeled. This is why we love and respect Him above anything else. An all powerful King of the universe humbled himself, died to Himself, came to earth as a defenseless baby, so that we would know how wide, how deep His love is for us! Courage, His name is Courage, and I pray this very morning that we together will find courage to walk in love, dieing to ourselves that we might find life!

Proverbs 21:21

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21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity[a] and honor.

May the Lord fill your spirit with truth and your heart with divine love. May He stamp your heart with courage.

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