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Isaiah 61:3

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“They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.” Isaiah 61:3, NIV. Small Beginnings A few years ago my mom gave me an acorn and said, “Do not despise small beginnings.” I have that acorn on my bookshelf and it serves as a reminder that growth takes time. In life, we will face astringent exposures from harsh storms that will pose a threat to our growth. Parts of our story may be damaged from components of time and unfortunate circumstances, but if you are rooted in God, you will stand strong. Psalm…

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3  Do you know those days that you want to give up? Life has taken another twist and you are blindsided once again with circumstances that are out of your control. Maybe there are days when your faith in the Lord surprises you, then other days you may crawl into bed, cover…

“To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified” Isaiah 61:3, New King James Version). I overheard a conversation between two ladies at church, both going through difficult times. One had battled her situation for several months, the other not as long. The “veteran” was advising her friend, “When things get really bad, I just begin to praise.” For her, putting on the…