Living Abundantly — Becoming the Oil and the Wine

Life is not about barely getting by and trying to make ends meet.

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The perfect spouse


The perfect spouse

He goes with her through fire

He gives her gifts exceedingly

He gave His very life for her

Died for her

He never slumbers nor sleeps

He keeps watch over her

He protects and provides for her supernaturally

What a spouse

The perfect spouse


He is faithful to her

He waits on her patiently

He woes her daily

To come away with Him

Even when He sees her wander off

Destructed by the things of this world

He waits for her, fights for her

He endows her with gifts

So that through her, He may reach out to the lost ones

the lost sheep that  belong to Him

Through His imperfect bride

Surely if He can love her

He can love anyone  who is seeking and searching for Him

searching for love and  peace

He is her peace, her shalom

His words to me concerning her are, “encourage her.”

What a spouse

The perfect spouse

He is

Her savior

Her Lord

Her healer

Her provider

Her defender

Her bridegroom

Her shalom

Her all

© Catherine Maina 2018


One man

John 11:49-50 (ESV)

But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.”

One man dies for all

in order for a nation not to perish

This man is both a gift and a sacrifice

A holy man

In essence this man represents the human race

An Adam or one who Paul refers to as the second Adam

One who John calls the Lamb of God and one who Abraham calls God’s provision

A man born for one purpose only

To die for a nation

Yet by dying for one nation, one people

He died for all nations

Because all suffered from the same disease

The disease of sin

One sacrifice to save souls from destruction

We must acknowledge Him, He gave His life for the salvation of all

One man the second Adam

© Catherine Maina 2018

John 12:24 (ESV)

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

John 12:27 (ESV)

“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour.








redeemed, restored and received

John 10:28 (NASB)

and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.

Oh how much  hope I find  in knowing

That no one can snatch me away

From the Father’s care

I am His

I believe in His son

I have been redeemed, restored and received

Nothing can separate us from His love

No need to fear

No need to watch my back

In the presence of my enemies

I belong to God

Surely, He will watch over me and rescue me in times of danger

No one can snatch me away from His presence

Praise God

Thank you Jesus

John 10:27-30  (NASB)

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.”