Psalm 61:4 “I will make YOUR tent my resting-place for ever: I will keep myself under the cover of YOUR wings! Selah.” Our Resting Place! Selah! CHRIST’s sacrifice cleansed our faces. Thus spared Shame’s disgraces, Compassion excels. Without Self’s exception, HE mends all the Broken! So are we, by sovereign affections, made well! For Eternity’s […]Read More Our Resting Place! Selah!
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves.” For: Given Grace! Does knocking one down make another stand stand taller? Shall such sabotaged actions unhindered — prevail? Do their “Victories” proclaimed ever fade — overusing deplorable tactics? Please tell me they fail! So […]Read More For: Given Grace!
Psalm 105:4 “Seek the LORD and HIS strength; Seek HIS face continually!” By the Light of HIS Face! The powers of darkness slither through symbols, entwining themselves as though centers of Life. As the snake on the staff was uplifted by Moses, its usage — prolonged — then became idolized. Such icons and images steal […]Read More By the Light of HIS Face!
Philippians 3:12 “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because CHRIST JESUS has made me HIS own!” Future Facing Faith! Faith never blows in from the seashore though it does come from trails — wind swept. From invisible paths which GOD often […]Read More Future Facing Faith!
Romans 13:11 “Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed!” Uncompromisingly Faithful! A lone horse with empty saddlebags is like this generation. All supplies are spent on self without allegiance given CHRIST. With no want […]Read More Uncompromisingly Faithful!
1 Thessalonians 4:16 “For the LORD HIMSELF will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of GOD, and the dead in CHRIST will rise first.” Faith: Meet CHRIST! Like lightspeed, the darkness is being unveiled from its camouflaged corners of chaos. With rapid attacks bursting through […]Read More Faith: Meet CHRIST!
Psalm 147:3 “HE heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Righteous Road Restoration! Street paving efforts seem constant. Everywhere one might look bears a barrelled blockade, As such, new materials piled await to replace what had poorly been paved. By gazing around so I see that the same restorations are needed “en masse”…since countless […]Read More Righteous Road Restoration!
Acts 2:38 “Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the HOLY SPIRIT!” The Urgent Hour! Their sharpened fangs — long waiting — were unmuzzled then for war. Stabbing Darkness into Light’s triumphant presence, […]Read More The Urgent Hour!
Job 33:4 “The SPIRIT of GOD has made me, and the breath of the ALMIGHTY gives me life. Catching HIS Breaths! With a final lunge forward, still his sword met with steel. An opponent — his equal in Zeal and of strength. With each thrust and each parry, strategically balanced, yet all had been thwarted. […]Read More Catching HIS Breaths!
1 Corinthians 3:11 “For no man can lay a foundation other than the ONE which is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST!” Our “Net” Foundation! WIth another closed door which seemed hopelessly shut later proved to locked for our good. While losing the comforts of compromised living, there we learned to rely on our Base. Love’s […]Read More Our “Net” Foundation!
1 John 3:16 “By this we know what Love is: JESUS laid down HIS life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” With Sacrificial Sermons! The LORD is speaking with HIS child. HE asks what would they would sacrifice for HIM while still on earth. One-by-one, gifts and abilities […]Read More With Sacrificial Sermons!
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of GOD, and HIS righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Healing Ostriches! When the house is burning, In the coldest of winters Open doors “wasting heat” do not trouble those fleeing. When the flood waters rage In the rainiest seasons, none care for […]Read More Healing Ostriches!
1 John 5:21 “Little children, guard yourselves from idols.” As Broken Bereans! Idolized heroes even those of the Faith drag down countless souls from looking to CHRIST. Well meaning intentions still end with confusion by pointing above and then back to themselves. As such, Idol worship creates idle hands unwilling to turn Scriptures pages themselves. […]Read More As Broken Bereans!
Proverbs 16:11 “A just weight and balance are the LORD’S: all the weights of the bag are HIS work.” “Unevenly” Balanced! On the odd chance that Balance unevenly meets in hearts yet divided; between great extremes. On this road most unlikely in contrast, as such, does one find such achievement through sacrificed Love. Where wholeheartedly […]Read More “Unevenly” Balanced!
Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Engaging THIS Hour! At the end of a session, a meeting or test, where presented are curtains, the door or some exit, understood are such closings then as that last line… which […]Read More Engaging THIS Hour!
1 Peter 2:21 “For to this you were called, because CHRIST also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in HIS footsteps…” Power (of GOD) Walking! Hell’s poisonous serpent shall poison us surely IF we be asleep — apathetically found. IF stagnant — unwary — uncaringly lukewarm; IF walking on fence […]Read More Power (of GOD) Walking!
Revelation 22:12 “Look, I am coming soon! MY reward is with ME, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.” Come Quickly, LORD! There’s a day coming soon when all failing flesh will crumble. There’s an hour soon arriving where this Life pays its due. There’s an instant nearly now […]Read More Come Quickly, LORD!
James 1:21 “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” The Engrafted WORD! To the unlearned and simple resembling, through grace is extended HIS knowledge so broad. To understand mysteries which once had been hidden; To be made as […]Read More The Engrafted WORD!
Full Flight Jackets! Once more the five foot, two inch, blond-haired professional of nearly 30 years, passed through the spacious length of Boeing’s 747-8I cabin. For this energetic, often intercontinental airline stewardess, this marked her third extended flight of the week. It was only the first Tuesday in June and for Lynn Chambers, her heaviest […]Read More Full Flight Jackets!
Psalms 27:13 “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living! Equal Expectations! Walking up the steps confronting — every fire of faithless Fear, bound solely for the WORD of GOD WHOSE NAME their souls revered; so those chosen for […]Read More Equal Expectations!
John 15:9 “Just as the FATHER has loved ME, I have also loved you; abide in MY love!” THE Root of Love! Without eternal love, few develop such within. Apart from gracious hearts, none can learn what isn’t given. With daily life untrained, one can’t taste graceful measures. Absent of Compassion then none know of […]Read More THE Root of Love!
2 Corinthians 4:6 “For GOD, WHO said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made HIS light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of GOD in the face of JESUS CHRIST.” Free Will Offerings! Preaching CHRIST is not a sales pitch as some perceive HIS message. It’s […]Read More Free Will Offerings!
John 3:30 “HE must increase; I must decrease!” More and Less! Engaging Faith, disabling Want… save more of CHRIST and less of self. Simplistic thoughts beyond profound… yet gained can be with no one else! Then More and Less combine for Peace… where HE inclines as Pride retreats. Thus Blessings rain as CHRIST — increasing […]Read More More and Less!
Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your FATHER in heaven.” Transition’s Point! May every good work which YOU planned for this pen be extended through ink upon canvas. May then I be emptied past Residue’s presence and dry by the […]Read More Transition’s Point!
Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of GOD in CHRIST JESUS!” Lower Deck Redemption! The aged schooner lay at anchor, buoyed by its long, wooden hull. Wallowing anxiously in place, it lumbered next to a large yet crumbling wood dock. There this weathered, two-masted vessel sat […]Read More Lower Deck Redemption!
Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of HIS grace.” Upon HIS Emerald Balance! We borrow against tomorrow using sins we choose today with deep debits against credits which get redder by the day. Such Interests then diminish all our efforts — inconsistently […]Read More
Acts 13:52 “And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the HOLY SPIRIT!” Upping Our Intake! (For More of YOUR SPIRIT!) Longing for more of YOUR SPIRIT, oh LORD; We are craving Outpouring‘s o’erflowing. Expectant beyond what this life has to offer…for Good without Fearful’s foreboding. So rekindle Faith’s flames by YOUR NAME […]Read More Upping Our Intake!
Song of Solomon 2:1-2 “”I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys.” “Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens.” With Blossoms of Crimson! Red flowers adorned the stone table before her…their fragrance as strong as the color they bore: Cut freshly and stripped of the thorns […]Read More With Blossoms of Crimson!
Romans 12:11 “Do not lack diligence in zeal; be fervent in the SPIRIT, serve the LORD!” The Forte’ of the Gentiles! Surging power propelled through his veins. Servant ink, then outpoured, filled these pages. With praise overflowing from him who bowed — broken, such Truths thus were penned — for the Ages. By the Ancient […]Read More The Forte’ of the Gentiles!
1 John 5:19 “We know that we are from GOD, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” Believing: Once for All! CHRIST is larger than life yet the world shows no interest. HE is brighter than bright but none give HIM their witness. Thus Darkness remains as its children dig […]Read More Believing: Once for All!