Friday, September 19, 2014

CONSIDER

Today’s Reading: Luke 12

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

Wild flowers grow on the wall of David's Citadel. This structure is part of the Old City walls of Jerusalem and is surrounded by what used to be a moat and angled walls. Built to strengthen a strategically weak point in the Old City's defenses, the citadel that stands today was constructed during the 2nd century BC and subsequently destroyed and rebuilt by, in succession, the Christian, Muslim, Mamluk, and Ottoman conquerors of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back 2,700 years, and is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Luke 12:8 & 12:27

Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God….Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 

Consider the lilies and confess Jesus. We should take the time to smell the roses. When we do, our delight in living will be obvious and infectious. With that joy manifested to others, our communication of Jesus will also be infectious. The saying is, “Better caught than taught”…the teaching will come later (hopefully you’ve encouraged others to check out this blog ). What a chapter this is! I’ve just read it twice. In today’s reading there are only three verses completely in black. There are 56 verses in red print, the words of Jesus. Just imagine, Jesus confessing our names, and then an angel writing them in the Book of Life (Luke 10:20).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, You are so very good. Forgive me for those times when I have selfishly kept You to myself, not sharing You with others. Please fill me so full of Your goodness that when I open my heart and wear it on the outside, I cannot hold back Your love for others. Your goodness and Your Word will flow out of me. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

It was March, 1978, when Reynold and Ron and I back-packed around Israel. At other times of year, most of the hills resemble a desert because of the lack of rain. However, we experienced little flowers everywhere. Just a little water and the flowers jump from the ground. We sat in the midst of the flowers on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho. What a glorious fragrance! We did as Jesus told us to “consider the lilies.” Also, as I’ve pointed out over the past few days, consider the reliability and historical accuracy of Scripture. We have in the Mishna, the minutes of the Jewish Sanhedrin, the arrest notice for Jesus, but no where is there a denial of the facts of His miraculous deeds. It is as historian Dr. Luke recorded it!!! “TRUTH!!!”

Yours for sharing joyously the best news ever,

David

P.S. Norma-Jean has her devotions late at night. That’s when she is most wide awake. I’m a morning person, and she is still sleeping as I type this. When she wakes I’ll say, “Happy Anniversary, Darling!” Today is our 56th. Here is a 56-year-old picture… I actually stayed awake until midnight last night reading stories to Norma-Jean which I had written about her over the years. At 12:01 a.m. this 78-year-old kissed his 75-year-old beautiful bride!!! God had a great idea. One man and one woman together as long as we both shall live.

 

56 thoughts on “Friday, September 19, 2014

  1. Happy anniversary David and Norma-jean!! Be blessed with many more wonderful years together. God bless you both and your family!

  2. Happy Anniversary David and Norma Jean! Wishing you many more years filled with health and strength and love of family!

    God bless you both!
    Elfie

  3. Happy Anniversary to such a wonderful couple! May God grant you many more years of health,strength and overflowing love for each other for God and for His people and of course your precious ever growing family. It is so interesting to see Norma Jeans beautiful face in the faces if some of your dear Grandchildren and great Grandchildren! Have a blessed day celebrating wonderful you down in the sunny place God has brought you too!

  4. Happy 56th Anniversary David & Norma Jean! What a blessing you both are! Many healthy, happy returns! May God continue to bless you both! Love you guys!

  5. Congratulations on your 56th anniversary David and Norma Jean
    May there be many more to come what a lovely couple you make
    It was nice thing to do reading your letters to Norma Jean I’m sure she
    loved to hear them God bless you

  6. Happy Anniversary David and Norma Jean May The Lord bless you with many more years.Love the blog each morning and keeping up with the Bible reading God is good to us in Canada We need to thank Him for this each day

    • Congrats! Same month & year for us. Same age too! Many blessings to you both & and thanks (great thanks) to God for your healing. Have a great anniversary day.

  7. Happy 56th Anniversary David and Norma-Jean.
    What a blessing you have been to me and so many others.
    Your walk with The Lord and your faithfulness to Him is such
    an encouragement to us all. Your daily blog with the Word of God
    is the first thing I read in the morning to set my sights in the right
    direction for the day. May God bless you for many years to come.
    Looking forward to our trip together in November.

  8. Many happy returns of the day, Pastor David and Norms Jewn, blessings for many more happy years together. Indeed God is good!

  9. Pastor David and Notma Jean: Many blessings today as you celebrate your anniversary. God has brought you both on a special journey, I pray that you will have many more years as you continue seeking and doing His will. What a handsome couple then and now. Have a wonderful day.

  10. Happy Anniversary to you David and Norma-Jean. You both have been a blessing to me and my family through the years. Love this sweet wedding picture of you two. May the Lord grant you a great day! Love and Prayers!

  11. Happy 56th anniversary and wonderful years of marriage and ministry together, dear David and Norma-Jean Mainse! God’s continued blessings to you for many more years to come! Your photo is stunning and you look even more fantastic, now–filled with the light of God’s love!

    Love the photo, today, and your story of traveling through Israel with your sons and experiencing the flowers, there! “I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys.” Song of Solomons 2:2

  12. My dear and exceptional brothers in Christ, David and Norma-Jean, congratulations and blessings for your 56th anniversary, “Feliz Aniversario”. May the faithfulness and witnessing of your wonderful married life continue becoming an inspiration for all married couples, so we can continue walking together in faith focused on our Lord Jesus, whose mercy for us endures forever.

  13. Love the pic of the flowers.. Thank you Reynold. What a special time you boys must have had hiking around Israel.
    Happy anniversary to you Rev. DM and your lovely wife of 56 years. May God bless you with many more years of harmony.
    The wedding pic is so beautiful.
    God bless.

  14. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! May The Lord continue to bless you both . You are very special people.
    Alvina Neufeld

  15. Happy 56th Anniversary pastor David and Norma-Jean. May The Lord continue to guide your steps and give you many more wonderful years ahead filled with the blessings you share with others.

    As you both have been faithful to Him in service, He has blessed you.

  16. You looked wonderful and you both still do. The glory of The Lord is upon you. Happy Anniversary and may you experience many more.

  17. Happy anniversary David and Norma Jean

    What blessed witnesses you have been for us all!
    I thank God for your healing David that this day could come.

    Your loving sister in Christ
    Marg

  18. Happy Anniversary David and Norma-Jean! What a beautiful couple and a blessing you are to all. Enjoy your special day together.
    God Bless you both.

  19. May God bless you both, and all your family, and all God’s family. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise him all creatures here below. Praise him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

  20. Congratulations on your Anniversary. Praying for many more anniversaries for you!

    Could you tell me why Ann Mainse’s Circle has gone off the air please?

  21. GOD’S BLESSING ON YOUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY,
    DAVID AND NORMA-JEAN, AS YOU CONTINUE TO REJOICE IN THE LORD TOGETHER AND IN EACH OTHER AS LONG AS YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE!!!
    On this day and always.

    Luke 12: 34 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

    Blessings and love to all!

  22. Happy Anniversary David & Norma-Jean! Thank you for your daily blog David with God’s scriptures and your wonderful words of inspiration and testimony. I have learned so much and pray that God continues to open my eyes to His truth.

  23. GOD IS GOOD

    Thank you Lord these two faithful servants of yours who hears your voice & obeys.

    Help us all to be as faithful.

  24. Happy 56th Anniversary Rev. David and Norma-Jean.
    What an inspiration both of you are walking hand in hand doing Gods work without ceasing .

    You looked fabulous 56 years ago but may I say that the Lords Light through your lifetime ministry together has made you even look more radiant and a beautiful couple to this day.
    Wishing you Gods blessing today and in all your future projects, all for His Glory, in Jesus Precious Name , Amen.

    xoxoxo Carole

  25. You two look so wonderful and so happy, I want to wish you both a very Happy Anniversary, may you have many more.. You look so good and I pray that your health will continue to get better…………..My husband and I are celebrating our 60th anniversary this weekend, we have 25 grandchildren and 6 great grands plus a few more coming. It should be a busy weekend.

  26. PRAISE THE LORD! MARRIED 56 YEARS CONGRATULATIONS AND YES ONE MAN ONE WOMAN TOGETHER IT TAKES WORKING WITH THE LORD AND EACH OTHER TO STAY TOGETHER AND THE SUPPORT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY AND OTHER CHRISTIANS I FEEL VERY BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO READ THE BLOG AND SHARE IN THE MEMORIES AND INSIGHTS OF DAVID MAINSE AND 100 HUNTLEY STREET YES, THANK YOU LORD, HUNTLEY STREET, THIS BLOG, DAVID MAINSE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE WITH THE HELP OF GOD CHANGED LIVES! AMEN AND AMEN

  27. Congratulations David and Norma-Jean on your 56th wedding anniversary. The light of your love shines out to inspire many others.

  28. I am doing the devotional and truly am blessed.
    Today is my husband and my anniiversary.
    It would have been 60 years together But he was called to heaven ayear and half ago.I do so miss him.

    Happy Anniversary to you both .–God bless you.

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