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A Kiss from Rose| August 15th

God does things with decency and in order. God is not messy. God is not disheveled. God is not of foolishness. So when you are looking for the tea, the mess, or the foolishness; know that is not of God. God is my lily in the valley. God is preparing a table for me in the presence of my enemies. God is restoring my soul. God is my way maker and a promise keeper. God is my light in dark places. God hides me when I need to be hidden. God revels me when I need to be seen. God orders my steps. God is of plenty and not lack. God shows His face through me. God will give you conviction when doing wrong. God is everlasting. When I declare and decree Psalm 23 over my life, He covers me. God grants my petitions.

When drama is present, there is a full room of participants. However, when someone is sharing the word, you can hear the words echoing off the walls. Nevertheless, the word says where are two or three gathered in my name, I am in the midst (Matthew 18:20). God did not say it had to be a full room. If one person is reading this today, know that God is in the midst, because I am reading with you.


Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything

3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2  a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3  a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4  a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5  a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6  a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7  a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8  a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

15 Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.[b]

16 And I saw something else under the sun:

In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice—wickedness was there.

17 I said to myself,

“God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.”

18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath[c]; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. 21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”

22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?


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