Joy comes in the morning!

Shabbat shalom all!

I hope you all enjoyed your Passover celebration, and hopefully were able to join us or tune in this past weekend! I’ve collected quite a few photos from last week and this week, including some that Pam has taken on her morning and evening walks through the garden. There are also baby geese hanging out in the garden again! Pam and I were able to film them yesterday in the reflection garden, and I’ve included that video as well.

The dew on the roses from the rains last week was a precious thing to behold, and as I put together this post the Lord began speaking to me out of Exodus and Lamentation 3 –

22 How enduring is God’s loyal love;
    the Eternal has inexhaustible compassion.
23 Here they are, every morning, new!
    Your faithfulness, God, is as broad as the day.
24 Have courage, for the Eternal is all that I will need.
    My soul boasts, “Hope in God; just wait.”

Exodus 16 is where the Lord provided the Israelites with fresh manna, left behind by the morning dew. The Lord likened the manna to His grace and mercy as I meditated on it; His grace and mercy comes fresh and new with each new day, just like the morning dew. There is always enough for us to strengthen ourselves for the rest of the day, and we are refreshed every morning! Pam has always said to me, “everything always looks brighter in the morning,” and how true it is. As the day goes on, our flesh and worldly things can wear on us and cause us to wilt a little by the end of the day, but thank God that we can lie down in peace at night, and awaken to fresh grace and mercy in the morning!

Thank the Lord that we are never without the grace and mercy and provision that we need to thrive each day. We need only see the signs and wonders in nature for an illustration of His character and love for us!

Please enjoy these photos and video, and have a wonderful and blessed shabbat!

Tracey

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4 responses to this post.

  1. This is so Beutyful ! I enjoy very much as leaving in a building , my eyes get so joyful and goes to my soul. I could not live without Glory Zion. God Bless I love you

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  2. Posted by Penny Krevatas on April 30, 2016 at 2:47 am

    The garden is beautiful! I want to thank you so very much for allowing us to see it .
    It blessed me so much.
    Love you all

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  3. Posted by Cynthia Resendez on April 30, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Thank you for the Joy in the Morning post; I needed to read that today. Also, I wanted to share the following with you re the Garden. As I have observed (online) the Garden evolve and as it has been built, loved, nurtured and prayed over, some of my thoughts have been oh what a wonderful beautiful peaceful place to spend time with the Lord and observe His handiwork. But as I sat with many others in the Garden, some on blankets picnicking, some at tables, some strolling the Garden during the Passover celebration, I had this overwhelming feeling of Wonder and Awe at what I was seeing. The Body of Christ who had come together from all over the world to cross over, celebrate and fellowship were now communing together in the Garden! It was our family; like the cherry on top, the final piece that was added to the Garden that day and I thought “Wow, I wonder if this was part of the vision that Chuck and Pam had the whole time!! And, I was so excited for Pam and thought Oh, wow she must be so happy. I was breathless at the fullness of what I was seeing and the feelings I was experiencing in that moment. It was amazing!

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  4. Shalom. I receive that.

    “I walk in the garden alone,
    While the dew is still on the roses…”

    God bless you, Tracey, for your beautiful and valuable work, what you are communicating through it.

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