Psalm 51:12 “Restore to me the joy of YOUR salvation, and uphold me by YOUR generous SPIRIT.” Doubly Filled Within! So this is our story:“Cleansed is my wrong!”In order that purposefulworks HE designed… …would bring with our actionsthe greatest of songs.Hear now Thanksgiving’sheights from obedient lives! What extremes then of Joywhen Faith blends with movement; […]Read More Doubly Filled Within!
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your GOD. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with MY righteous right hand.’ HIS Righteous Right Hand! Memorial momentsand times ofremembrance helpsouls who reflect togive thanks. Through sorrows for Lossand Absencethey gaze…prayingfor that […]Read More HIS Righteous Right Hand!
Isaiah 58:10: “If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.” With The GARDENER’s Heart! What’s a three petaled rose or a daisy with four? Two options in view which some deem — incomplete. […]Read More With The GARDENER’s Heart!
Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” With Unfettered Praise! YOU’ve saved us from ourselves;no greater rescue known.As such, with Faith we waitknowing we are not our own! These steps are not for selfnor meant self centrically,for bent they are to Heaven;towards our SAVIOUR — THEE! Now zealous is […]Read More With Unfettered Praise!
John 17:4 “I glorified YOU on the earth, having accomplished the work which YOU have given ME to do.” work transitions! Beholding HIS face while holding HIS hand will happen at Rapture’s first instant. Therefore! This pause in between HIS set hour and now is our life — full of Purpose and worship. So the […]Read More work transitions!
Psalm 73:23 “Nevertheless, I am continually with YOU; YOU hold my right hand.” WHOSE versus whose! Complacent Conveniencestops ears and decisions.GOD’s sheep hear HIS voice,yet selectively listening… …some chose to obeyonly when it’s “best fitting”.Though warned of the danger,their steps remain “slipping.” But not those of Faith—“inconvenience” selecting —to serve at all timeswith obedient hearts. […]Read More WHOSE versus whose!
Isaiah 40:29 “HE gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might HE increases power!” Powerfully Extended! Constant in VictoryRelentless in LoveOvercoming, ourGOD is eternal. For us — in battles;within us — throughstruggles, unstoppablyKING, our REDEEMER. So rally your heart;and encourage theweak till HIS strengthoverwhelms you…and them! Amen and amen! Devotional: Psalm 10:17 […]Read More Powerfully Extended!
John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in ME, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without ME you can do nothing!” Protecting your Limbs! Those spirituallyshortened;by Self — amputees…disengage with HISSPIRIT and fall there —asleep. “Sleep walking” through battlesso they are at risk…of relinquishing footingand losing their […]Read More Protecting your Limbs!
Micah 6:8 “HE has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your GOD?” Built Up to Soar Straight! Please grant us thewords to ministerinwards… and shunseparate callswhich do not comefrom THEE. Yea, those that […]Read More Built Up to Soar Straight!
Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of GOD, as beloved children.” Universal and Eternal! So many languages escape us! Both their motives and intentions……are often lost within translation. Vaguely then, one’s heart is felt. How very shallow — Understanding which is limited profusely…unless we speak in “Common’s tongue”. Save this then…Confusion reigns. But within HIS HOLY […]Read More Universal and Eternal!
Jude 1:22 “And have mercy on those who doubt…” Dis-Courting Doubts! Without courting Worrynor trying to be fearless,one walks through THE WORD…and gains GOD’s resolve. What sweet transformationfrom Striving to Rest!What bondage surrendered…as Faith is expressed! Let HIM still you then;calming all your thought’s waves…for HE walks on the seas andalone grants us grace! So […]Read More Dis-Courting Doubts!
Acts 5:39 “But if it is of GOD, you cannot overthrow it — lest you even be found to fight against GOD!” Pulling Punches! Who can tackle battles which have yet to begin? Only those engaging wars on the fields within their mind. Fueled by imagination and one’s own elective Pride, so such strugglescome to […]Read More Pulling Punches!
Hebrews 4:10 “For he who has entered HIS rest has himself also ceased from his works as GOD did from HIS.” Self’s Stoppage! Being worthy of Death and having earned Judgement…with even the slightest of sins… though uncounted our faults and unmeasured the guilt still we spotlessly stand in HIS Crimson! Give thee place for […]Read More Self’s Stoppage!
2 Peter 1:11 “Then our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST will give you a glorious welcome into HIS kingdom that will last forever!” At the Door! We’ll take your mansionover Self’s and gladly throwaway these keys… …to have these dreamscome finally true and seeYOUR glory face-to-face. There at Heaven’s gate tomeet YOU standing withan opened […]Read More At the Door!
Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my ROCK and my REDEEMER!” Thought’s Spark! Smart enough Thoughtrebukes foolish wordsand stops errant actswhich could harm. Such wiser soulsengage every hour;whose prayers requestmore of YOU. Yet wisest leadboth daughters and sonsto think through […]Read More Thought’s Spark!
Colossians 1:22 “In the body of HIS flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight…” Pictured: Perfect! Made aware of Sin’scontract withinwith Self’s signaturealways betraying… Yet the gloating ofdemons has endedbecause…the bloodof CHRIST JESUS isgracious! Yes, HIS love has beenwholly applied aseternal life’s cleansing,HIS Crimson… …for you and all […]Read More Pictured: Perfect!
Philippians 3:13 “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead…” To our GOD! Leaving the Lesser! I’ve had to leave my past behind and act like nothing happened while a thousand cheeks I turned because […]Read More Leaving the Lesser!
1 Corinthians 3:6-7 I have planted, Apollos watered; but GOD gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that waters; but GOD that gives the increase.” Built Just By! (A short sermon) Atop a large boulderuntouched by a chisel,extensively reaching inheight and by width…. sat a man whose […]Read More Built Just By! (A short sermon)
Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind toone another, tenderhearted,forgiving one another, as GODin CHRIST forgave you.” Self’s Re-assigned Burdens! The failure to forgiveadds weights to our walk.Resentment’s sarcasm“depresses” as well. Proud looks as if “betterthan”, wiser or smarter…expand then that gapbetween Heaven and Hell. So bend the heart fasterthan kneeling — most urgent!Make humble your thoughts;prefer others….not […]Read More Self’s Re-assigned Burdens!
Ephesians 4:15 “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into HIM WHO is the Head, into CHRIST…” Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply! Simplicity’s wordsboth brief and conciseare valuable toolsfor those learning. HIS message does notbring “baggage”, as such,nor for harsh repetitionwith Pride. So “simple” is best whenbeginning to trainyet […]Read More Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply!
2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach The WORD!Be ready in season and out of season.Convince, rebuke, exhort, with alllongsuffering and teaching!” The Willing Witness… Of HIS children am Ia most grateful “son”.Of CHRIST’s sheep inHIS pastures…forgiven. With daughters as wellso we seek The LORD…as our SHEPHERD WHOgives us provision! Eternal Life’s SOURCE,our SAVIOUR divine…by WHOSE stripes wegained […]Read More The Willing Witness…
John 6:35 “JESUS said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to ME will not hunger, and he who believes in ME will never thirst.” Giving HIS Bread of Grace! Do not forget GOD’s gift of gracebecause for sinners stumbling…HIS perfect power helps weakened faithand draws them from their troubles. With […]Read More Giving HIS Bread of Grace!
Colossians 3:12 “Put on then, as GOD’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…” With GOD’s own Gaze! Who overlooks their sinsyet analyzes others; unforgiving ofwhat CHRIST already has? Who stares with weights and measuresat their sisters and their brothers…and with every dawn begins suchwork — again? In truth, we […]Read More With GOD’s own Gaze!
Hebrews 11:1-2 “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.” Count HIM Faithful! Against Goliath did David in Faith— trust JEHOVAH.Against Pharaoh did Moses placefaith in HIM also.Against culture did Esther putFaith in GOD’s favor.And Mary, in Faith, […]Read More Count HIM Faithful!
Luke 9:23 “And HE said to all, “If anyone would come after ME, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow ME.” Serving CHRIST Alone! Our selfish ambition outside HIS — aligned…appears in lock step but its walk isn’t right. It serves as this says. “May Self seize every credit.” Yet […]Read More Serving CHRIST Alone!
1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are GOD’s temple and that GOD’s SPIRIT dwells in you?” Compelled by HIS Love! The SPIRIT’s indwelling is after acceptance. HE follows Belief, occupying the soul. External no longer but now inside breathing, so starts our transforming till Rapture begins! But failing to further one’s steps […]Read More
Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety in someone’s heart weighs them down, but a good word makes them glad!” Anxiety’s End! Consider the Anxious,Anxiety’s hosts…when under attacksense less of HIS peace. By default, distressingwhenever it comeswithout running to GODin THAT instant. Hesitation’s delaysthen cost us our comfortwhen trying to solvewhat only HE can! But when we repeat such“forgetting” […]Read More Anxiety’s End!
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with ME eye!” With Learning’s Seal! Looking back at the pastsometimes fades present progress.Yet just looking ahead leads somesouls to forget. Then returned are those lessonsonce learned, now repeated…because “surface level” wasthe deepest they went. And […]Read More With Learning’s Seal!
Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the LORD and HE will sustain you; HE will never let the righteous be shaken.” Suited Well! Without weapons of warfare or axes to grind; Without prideful resistance nor Anger’s replies… Thus HIS victory proclaim we with Zeal’s increasing. For — in character — walk we with CHRIST […]Read More Suited Well!
Proverbs 23:18 “Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off!” Pushing Back, Pressing Through! Drawing nearto THEE FATHERsincerely and often,Is not without struggle. Companionto our footprintscomes also detractors,both human and spirit. Oppressionconfronts usfrom each side of the veiland sometimes — increases. But YOU say“Come close to ME.Filter all that you […]Read More Pushing Back, Pressing Through!