Do you ever have one of those moments where you feel like God is putting something on your mind, and then He confirms it in a way that gets your attention so much that it changes your physical posture? Last night I was thinking it would be interesting if palm trees are mentioned in the book of Psalms and that since the words look alike and sound alike, it would make for an interesting post and play on words. That's as far as it went in my mind, then I went to finish some laundry and get settled for bed.
Then . . . . this morning I had my quiet time (which is golden if you often have a loud household) and opened up for today's reading, the 24th of April. This New Living Translation of The One Year Bible always has a portion of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs in each daily reading, so imagine my how my mouth dropped when I got down to the bottom of the page, verse 12 of Psalms, after reading the OT and the NT parts.
But the godly will flourish like the palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted into the Lord's own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, "The Lord is just! He is my rock! There is nothing but goodness in him!"
After reading those words, I thought, Okay, I really need to post this today, it is too much of a coincidence that I am reading this after what I had been thinking last night. Then my thoughts went to what pictures to use. The only palm tree pictures that I could easily access for this quick post where from our spring break trip to Charleston, South Carolina where Scott, pictured below, is sounding the shofar at the Ravenel Bridge.
Just an hour later, I captured this shot off of East Bay Street down from Rainbow Row. I had never seen the clouds looking like fingers coming down towards the water or any surface for that matter. I used this picture of the palm tree and cropped and lightened it for the first picture used in this post.
Hope this encourages someone to dive in deep with God and let Him have your full attention.
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"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105 (ASV)
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4/24/2015 06:58:08 am
there are no coincidences with God :D
4/24/2015 11:19:59 am
Oh, this is beautiful! I'm so glad you discovered something like this and shared it with us. I used to live in CA and also the Marshall Islands. Palm trees are so majestic. Just beautiful! Blessings from "Espressos of Faith"!
4/25/2015 03:21:54 am
What a fun coincidence - as if God answered a prayer you didn't even think to pray!
4/26/2015 03:22:27 pm
I loved it. I used to help sell palm trees in South Florida for a tree nursery. Actually I was an admin. assistant. But those are resilient plants for sure! And I love the pic of your husband blowing the Shofar. :) Thanks for the encouragement!
4/27/2015 12:07:58 pm
LOVE THIS!!!! beautiful wording and writing ... thank you for posting this on my group ...
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