Archive for the ‘Israel Prayer Garden’ Category

The Month of Nissan…

Shabbat Shalom, All!

This is our first fruits weekend for the month of Nissan which is linked with the tribe of Judah. I’ve put together a video of footage from all seasons from Judah in the garden. The month of Nissan/Judah is the beginning of Spring, and just as Judah goes first, you can see the first fruits of the new growth sprouting up in the garden! God’s design is just incredible – I love seeing how He linked the first month of the Hebrew calendar with the first signs of new life in creation. It is the month where the hope we have carried through the winter season to “spring up” in such a way that we can see the beginnings of the promise we have hoped and warred for! It is the month to praise and see the fruits of your labor coming forth!

Please enjoy this video and let it stir up a new song of praise and thanksgiving as you begin to see the work that He has been doing under the surface burst forth in a new way.

Be sure and tune in this Sunday for our First Fruits celebration service and hear Robert Heidler teach on the month of Nissan!

The webcast will be available here: http://www.gloryofzion.org/media/index.php

 

The garden is awakening!

Hello All!

The Garden is beginning to awaken as we move into spring, with beautiful new growth and the sounds of life as you walk through it. It is absolutely invigorating to walk through, and you can really see what God is doing in us, illustrated through the shifting season in the Garden. I was like a little kid again, running around taking pictures and video of everything I saw. It brings me such joy and hope to see such a picture of God’s perfect design, knowing that if He put so much thought, love, and beauty into nature, how much more does He put into us? It’s breathtaking.

Please enjoy this 10 minute walk through the garden, and the pictures as well!

Abundant blessings,

Tracey

More signs of spring… the almond tree is blooming!

Happy Monday All!

As we know, the almond tree blossom is the first sign of spring in Israel, and here are some pictures of the almond tree’s first blossoms, as well as a few more of the new life sprouting up. I’m so looking forward to the spring rains in March and the beautiful fragrance that will arise!

Blessings,

Tracey

Faith for the new…

Hello All!

The first signs of new life are popping up all over the garden. Part of faith is knowing that no matter what season you are in, no matter what circumstances you are facing, that God remains unchanged, today, yesterday, and forever. The natural seasons and cycles of life on earth are a great illustration of that. For example, even in winter when everything looks dead and lifeless, we can rest assured knowing that spring will bring new, vibrant life. We expect it, because it has always been that way, and will always be that way. The same is true of God, and we can always expect good and wonderful things from Him, because He is God.

Praise Him for the new seasons, and the new life they bring!

Blessings,

Tracey

Snow in the garden…

Shabbat Shalom, All!

I hope you all are staying warm! It is quite cold here in North Texas, and I ventured out (briefly!) into the garden while it was snowing to take some video and pictures. I apologize if the video is a little choppy and fast – like I said, I was very brief! It’s 21 degrees here and windy with some snow, and I am a wimp when it comes to the cold. I hope you all have a blessed and warm shabbat!

Blessings,

Tracey

 

Lights in the garden..

Shabbat Shalom All!

All of the lights are up and on in the garden, and it’s beautiful as always. Thank God for our team who works hard every year to light up the whole garden! We’re finally having some proper December weather here, and I spent a chilly evening in the garden taking some video to share with you all. I hope you all get a chance to come out and see the lights in person, but here is the video in the meantime for you to enjoy!

Blessings,

Tracey

 

Shifting Seasons..

Shabbat Shalom All!

Here are some photos from my walk through the garden today – the first chilly day we’ve had this season! Temperatures have been at a record high for this time of year, but it was finally starting to feel like fall today. The garden is still absolutely gorgeous; as Pam shared a couple of Sundays ago, it seems to be putting on its final show before winter comes! Please enjoy these photos and have a blessed and wonderful Shabbat/weekend!

Blessings,

Tracey