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Transformation Garden – October 21, 2020

Todays 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 – October 20, 2020

Todays 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 see... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 19, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as, this is, a man in whom the spirit of... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 18, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Josephs master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the kings prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.Genesis 39: 20King James VersionEXPLORATIONWhen Youre in the Dumps or Dungeon Joseph Does Time in the SlammerGod did not say, Thou shalt not be tempted, thou... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 17, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement: And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 16, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And it came to pass after these things, that his masters wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.Genesis 39: 7King James VersionEXPLORATIONProsperity and Passion How to Get AheadWealth means power: the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade.Emma... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 15, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Now Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.Genesis 37: 3King James VersionEXPLORATIONFavoritism in Overdrive The Price of a Brother No family can hang out the sign, Nothing the matter here.Chinese ProverbIs there... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 14, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And he (Judah) turned unto her (Tamar) by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law.)Genesis 38: 16King James VersionEXPLORATIONLooks Can Be DeceivingSelfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 13, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And she (Tamar) put her widows garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she (Tamar) saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.  When... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 12, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.  And Er, Judahs firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.Genesis 38: 6,7King James VersionEXPLORATIONA Compassionate God A Dad Who Never forgets His GirlsMan may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 11, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had  hard labour.And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she (Rachel) called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 10, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:But Deborah Rebekahs nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.Genesis 35: 8King James VersionEXPLORATIONA Comforting God The Ties That BindNo affliction nor temptation, no guilt nor power of sin, no wounded spirit nor terrified conscience, should induce us to... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 9, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 8, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully.Genesis 34: 13King James VersionEXPLORATIONDeceit Spells DisasterNothing is so easy as to deceive oneself; for what we wish, we readily believe.DemosthenesWhat consequences have I seen in my life as a result of someone trying to deceive another person?Sir, dont... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 7, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.   And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.   And Shechem... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 6, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.Genesis 34:1King James VersionEXPLORATIONDinah: The Daughter Who DisobeyedOur actions disclose what goes on within us, just as fruit makes known a tree otherwise unknown to us.ThalassiosWhich actions in my life have... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 5, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son....And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.Genesis 30: 19,21King James VersionEXPLORATIONMothers and DaughtersAll daughters, even when most aggravated by their mothers, have a secret respect for them.  They believe perhaps that they can do everything better than... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 4, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.Genesis 33: 18King James VersionEXPLORATIONThree DsDisobedience, Deceit, and DeathObedience to God is always for our good and His glory.Author UnknownWhat comes to my... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 3, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Cast your burden on the Lord, releasing the weight of it, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be moved or made to slip and fall or to fail.Psalm 55: 22Amplified BibleOur Burden BearerThe little sharp vexationsAnd the briars that catch and fret,Why not take... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 2, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:We are assured and know that God, being a partner in their labor, all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose.Romans 8:28Amplified BibleThere is fullness of sympathy in our God.... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 1, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:One of the criminals who was suspended kept up a railing at Him, saying, Are you not the Christ (the Messiah)? Rescue Yourself and us from death.  But the other one reproved him saying, Do you not even fear God, seeing you yourself are under the same sentence of condemnation... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 30, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.Psalm 5: 11Amplified BibleI heard a robin singing... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 29, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:And their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall not sorrow or languish any more at all.Jeremiah 31: 12Amplified BibleTodays Study Text:Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told His disciples, Sit down here while I go over yonder and pray. And... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 28, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:You will weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you. And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide Himself any more,... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 27, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.Romans 8: 18King James VersionTodays Study Text:My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as You... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 26, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:God is our Refuge and Strength, mighty and impenetrable, a very present and well-proved help in trouble.Psalm 46: 1Amplified BibleI need an accurate view of God more than I need my problems solved.             Rory NolandTodays Study Text:And his (Johns) disciples came, and took up the... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 25, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:But the path of the just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more until it reaches its full strength and glory in the perfect day.Proverbs 4: 18Amplified BibleNothing resting in its own completenessCan have worth or beauty; but aloneBecause it leads and tends to... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 24, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I mediate on and talk of Your wondrous works. My life dissolves and weeps itself away for heaviness; raise me up and strengthen me according to the promises of Your Word.Psalm 119: 27, 28Amplified BibleWhen I am with Thee and... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 23, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:You will not abandon meYou will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.Psalm 16: 10-.11Amplified BibleLord, it is not life to live,If Thy presence Thou deny;Lord, if Thou Thy presence give,Tis no longer death to die.Source... Read more

Transformation Garden – September 22, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and worship and put their trust and their reliance in the Lord. Blessed is the one who makes the Lord his (her) refuge and trust, and turns not to the proud... Read more