Friday, July 5, 2013

Word of the Day: Vivification

I came across this wonderful word in a recent Spurgeon devotional- vivification.

Course, I had to look it up-  from


verb (used with object), viv·i·fied, viv·i·fy·ing.
to give life to; animate; quicken.
to enliven; brighten; sharpen.
Not sure about you- but I could use some brightening in my days. 
This very thing is the work of the Holy Spirit, given to us upon our confession of trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord. 
If you are a Believer- The Brightner of your day, He who can enliven you, give you life... He is already present with you.  Go to Him.  Seek Him in His Word (too foggy to read-  check out  and listen to Scripture through their audio option).  Seek Him through meditation on His Word, and in prayer.  
Even if you don't 'feel like He's there'- He is.  Enter His gates with thanksgiving, Give Him praise-Some days are harder to praise Him than others, He knows that; that is why it is called 'sacrifice of praise' from time to time.   
Even if you can only think of one thing to praise Him for (like salvation!),  praise Him over and over again for it...  call out His names, His attributes, praise Him for who He is--  like "Holy, Holy, Holy"
Your circumstances may not change- but your perspective/perception will begin to change.  This change is from the will be enlivened, brightened, quickened. 
John 20:31
but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
Romans 6:4
Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
2 Corinthians 3:6
who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
PS- here are a couple boquets for you to enjoy, I thought of you as I picked them.  They are peonies, their scent is similar to roses. 
Sometimes I post pictures on Instagram- in hopes to bring a day brightner picture to my Lyme battle buddies-  If you have Instagram- check out  #lymesurvivorthriver

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