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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Blessed (10/11/12)

TITLE: The Blessed Bower
By Colin Swann


Divine Dove, I love being mentored by you. It's wonderful to be part of Father's family, and to be honoured to serve with you in promoting our lovely Jesus. Your patience in training me is beyond measure. When I falter and fail, you lift me up, and when harmed, your holy hands heals the hurt. How blessed I am for you to walk with me.

I love this garden bower where I can sit with you. It is bliss to commune together about the sweetness of the Saviour our wonderful Lord Jesus! Thank you for all your gifts that you bestow on me so that I can co-serve with you in glorifying the One who is worthy. I'm sorry for those times of failure I cannot cope without you I need you more than life itself.

Precious Saviour, I love you! You are my first love, the love above all earthly loves. May my fingers drip with the blessings of your sweetness and kindness. How blessed I am to be a part of the fellowship we enjoy within our family relationship. How precious to adore your loveliness day by day. To walk and talk with you is just beyond comprehension thank you!

My thankful heart is tinged with regret for what my fallen state cost you, and for the suffering required of you to redeem me. I will be forever grateful and will sing praise to you forever. Help me to be strong like you and be willing to lay down my life for others.

Wonderful, Wonderful Father, I adore you! The security I feel in you is like the nestling's comfort of a mother's soft feathered breast. You have upheld and borne me up so many times, like a parent eagle on the wing. Being a child in your family is to be blessed indeed: knowing that no-one can remove me from your favour or snatch me away from being part of our family.

You thrill me with your creativity: Your sense of humour in creating the ridiculous giraffe maybe a lesson for us to stick our necks out for our brother Jesus, who did just that for us. I love to see your steadfastness in the mountain range and your vast personality in the spread of the oceans. Father, I feel so safe in your loving hands.

Wonderful Father, Precious Saviour, Divine Dove thank you for inviting me to join with you as part of your family and to be in relationship with you. It is a great gift for a member of a fallen humanity to be lifted to a higher realm and become your child. Please accept my humble thanks, and my pledge to promote the worth of your wonderful Salvation.

O, Triune God, blessing and praise be to you forever and ever!

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Noel Mitaxa 10/20/12
This is true devotional material. I like how you bring it to a close with your "pledge to promote the worth of your wonderful Salvation," because also others need to discover the same devotion as we know.
Genia Gilbert10/21/12
This is a very devotional piece and gives glory to God for our blessedness. Good job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/22/12
This is lovely. I could just feel the passion in each word and as I read it I could feel my heart calling out in prayer as well. The only red ink I have is no spaces before or after the em dash. It should look like this--just two hyphens close together that many word processors will convert. :)You did a fantastic job of covering the topic in such a beautiful way. I'm sure God is rejoicing at your words as well.
Marie Hearty 10/22/12
Amazing. This is very unique and it touched my heart in many places. Thank you for writing this. It blessed me greatly. I love the part about the giraffe... that was cute.

God bless!
lynn gipson 10/23/12
Oh, mercy me, what a beautiful devotion to our Lord and Savior...you have truly blessed my day! Wonderful writing!
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/23/12
I share your beautiful praise prayer in my own heart.
Loren T. Lowery10/23/12
Beautifully stated. This leaves no room for mistake as to the writer's love for his creator. And, the reader is blessed to witness such devotion being expressed so well.
Allison Egley 10/23/12
I love this. It almost feels like an extended poem. I especially loved the part about the giraffes. I also have used giraffes as an example of God's sense of humor. :)
Hiram Claudio10/24/12
This is simply beautiful! I was so moved by how you expressed the relationship with each member of the Godhead and how personal and each interaction felt. This is truly ... a work of art!
Bea Edwards 10/24/12
Thank you for sharing your heart of devotion with us! thoughtful and creative at the same time.
C D Swanson 10/24/12
Lovely devotional entry. Moving and filled with love of our Lord. Thank you.

God bless~
Willena Flewelling 10/24/12
I had to smile at your reference to God's sense of humor. I haven't heard many people mention that before, but another great example is the duckbill platypus! And just think of all the "exceptions to the rule" in His creation. Mammals who live underwater, birds that can't fly, bumblebees who shouldn't be able to fly but do... Thank you for a beautiful tribute to our wonderful God.
Hiram Claudio10/25/12
Congrats on your 2nd place finish ... well done!
Noel Mitaxa 10/25/12
Congratulations on your 2nd placing. Well done.
Phee Paradise 10/25/12
I love the imagery in this. What a beautiful love song. Congratulations on your EC.
Lillian Rhoades 10/25/12
Colin, So glad for you. A beautiful article with so much imagery.