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!
Psalm 5:3 “O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for YOU and watch!” With Blankets of Prayer! When awakening eachmorning, there are momentsmost treasured…where the blanket of Silenceexpectantly waits. Warmly resting atop everysoul who has wokenlike a shield for our prayers,so it comfortably aids. Word creations, […]Read More With Blankets of Prayer!
Psalm 116:16 “O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. YOU have loosed my bonds!” With Broken Link Rejoicing! Who’s confessed unnumbered sinsand sincerely shown Repentance…who remains with spirit crushed asone forsaken? Who’s bent their knees and heartstogether as a regular display…whose darkness stayed with themalthough they said […]Read More With Broken Link Rejoicing!
Matthew 5:12a “Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven…” The Upsides-Down Funnel! What we see endingis this life’s pretenseat the end of the funnelwhich GOD’s own hands formed. That rapturous instantappears as a sliver;microscopically measuredas if Breath were no more. But! It’s not final norfinished for us!There’s no first nor a […]Read More The Upsides-Down Funnel!