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Transformation Garden – August 9, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And he (Abram) went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.  And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 8, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her.  And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.Genesis 16: 2King James VersionEXPLORATIONA Bad Idea Gets Even Worse(Our God... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 7, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:The Lord is good to all....Psalm 145: 9King James VersionEXPLORATIONWhat Lives In Egypt Should Stay In EgyptOur God is GoodGoodness is something so simple: Always live for others, never to seek ones own advantage.Dag HammarskjldDo I strive to do good for the benefit of others in my life?INSPIRATIONIf we are... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 6, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?Genesis 18: 12King James VersionEXPLORATIONSarai: Never Too Old For PleasureWe should lay in a store of food, but never of pleasures; these should be gathered day by day.Ninon de LenclosWhat are... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 5, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And they said unto him (Abraham), Where is Sarah thy wife?  And he said, Behold, in the tent.  And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.  And Sarah heard it in the tent door,... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 4, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And the Lord appeared unto (Abram) in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 3, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.Proverbs 12: 19 King James VersionEXPLORATIONSarai: Theres No Such Thing as a Little White LieTruth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light.Ellis PetersDo... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 2, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fathers house, unto a land that I will shew thee.Genesis 12: 1King James VersionEXPLORATIONSarai: Life on the RoadLet the sweet hope that Thou art mine my path of life attend;Thy... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 1, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:When He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.Job 23: 10King James VersionTodays Study Text:And after six days Jesus taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. And His raiment became... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 31, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:I, even I, am He that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid.Isaiah 51: 12King James VersionTodays Study Text:And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them: and his face... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 30, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Todays Text of Encouragement:Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice: let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee, that Thou mayest be... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 29, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:There is none like unto Godwho rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in His excellence on the sky. The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and He shall thrust out the enemy from before Thee.Deuteronomy 33: 26, 27King James VersionTodays Study Text:1. And... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 28, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Thou most High.Psalm 9: 2K.J.V.Let us seek the grace of a cheerful heart, an even temper, sweetness, gentleness, and brightness of mind, as walking in His light, and by His grace. Let us pray... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 27, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:The eternal God is your refuge, and dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.Deuteronomy 33: 27Amplified BibleThou wilt in time experience that thou dost belong not only to this life, but also art capable of enjoying and beholding God and eternal things, to thy perfect contentment and rest. Thou... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 26, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will refresh your souls. Take My yoke upon you; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find relief and blessed quiet for your souls.Matthew 11: 28,... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 25, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Fear not, for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with my victorious right hand of rightness and... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 24, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Hope thou in God for I shall yet praise Him.Psalm 42: 5In hope against hope, I wait, Lord.Faced by some fast-barred hate, Lord.Hope never says, Too late, Lord,Therefore in Thee I hope.Hope though the night be long, Lord,Hope of a glowing dawn, Lord,Morning must break in song, Lord,For we are... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 23, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness and right standing with You. You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.Psalm 4: 1Amplified BibleThe devil may wall you roundBut he cannot... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 22, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His waysHappy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.Psalm 128: 1, 2The one misery of our life is self-will, the one secret of blessedness is the conquest over our own wills. To yield our will to... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 21, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Where is God, my Maker? Who gives songs of rejoicing in the night.Job 35: 10Amplified BibleSongs In The NightUnder every grief and pineRuns a joy with silken twine.Author UnknownMy songs have been the songs of the daylight,Of the sunshine of His face,Of the hours of blest communion,And the wonders of... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 20, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:I know the plans which I am planning for you, plans of welfare and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29: 11RotherhamThe love of God a perfect planIs planning now for thee,It holds a future and a hopeWhich yet thou canst not see.Though for a... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 19, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Fathers notice. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows.Matthew 10: 29-31Amplified BibleO God,... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 18, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Lord, where can I escape from Your spirit; or where  can I flee from Your presence?If I ascend to heaven You are there; if I make my bed in the grave, You are there also.If I spread out my wings towards the morning and dwell in the farthest parts of... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 17, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:But those who wait for the Lord, who hope in Him shall renew their strength, they shall lift their wings and mount up close to God as eagles mount up to the sun; they shall walk and not faint or become tired.Isaiah 40: 31Amplified BibleThe Wing-LifeThose who wait upon the... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 16, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art.Genesis 41: 39King James VersionEXPLORATIONThe Lord Was With Him For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.John DrydenWould... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 15, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.   And Pharaoh called Josephs name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On.Genesis 41: 44, 45King... Read more

Preparing the Garden – Encouragement Café – July 14

Preparing The Garden By Joan Walker HahnSo neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.  For we are co-workers in Gods service;... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 14, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:Then Judah came near unto (Joseph), and said, Oh my Lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lords ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh. Genesis 44: 18King James VersionEXPLORATIONThe Rotten Redeemed He (or she) is lifeless that... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 13, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50: 20King James VersionEXPLORATIONGod Meant It For Good Just as the body wears clothes and the flesh skin, and the bones flesh,... Read more

Transformation Garden – July 12, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy names sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31: 3King James VersionEXPLORATIONThe What and How of Gods Leading Lord, whatever this day may bring, Thy name be praised.Dietrich BonhoefferIn reviewing my life, what challenges have I faced and how did I... Read more