Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in HIM!” From Broken to Blessed 2X! A broken heart’sburden cannot belifted by hands… …as shattered hopesremain fractured whenall has been lost. So the only solution ISCHRIST as our SAVIORof WHOM we sing“Love lifted me!” Without human hands,Heaven’s […]
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Jeremiah 30:17 “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD!” Now’s Prayer of Faith! I would that YOU wouldand pray this prayers’ answercould be fully realized withHealing’s extreme. I would that YOU would!Then with a Word spokenall that has been hoped forwill rise within me! Yes, I would that […]
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John 9:7 “And HE said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.” Sent Forward! YOU once loved uslike we were then transformedus with YOUR presenceinto “who we are today!”…with YOUR love feltdrawing daily. Never leaving onebehind in the mudfrom which […]
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John 20:16a “JESUS said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to HIM, “Rabboni!” The Crossroads Difference! GOD completely changed my phrase “just as I am” to “who I was.” Else a surface level moment would have only been because…. …HE’d left me where HE found me. Then — indifferent — I’d have stayed. But! […]
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Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Perpetual Moving Days! How can we not be wholly moved by YOU when everything follows the script in YOUR WORD? Love’s elevation seen greatest at Calvary and Grief’s very depths; What extremes we observe! Yea, […]
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Revelation 21:4 “HE will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away!” Thank YOU, LORD! “All to JESUS I Surrender” A suffering childa mother heartbrokenThe spouse of a grandparentweeping alone.A father near deatha […]
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Luke 10:33 “But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.” You, Samaritan — Good! With unconfessed sins, so one remains “sinner” under label of Darkness, winningjust their Conviction.Those blatant, repeated and “winked at” in part which continue are such …that require Eviction! But don’t […]
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Habakkuk 3:18 “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the GOD of my salvation!” Now neither Victim nor Foe! Because of the failures of flesh and in light of the gains Self absorbs, so the victims whose trust was destroyed by Indifference have solely — by GOD — been restored! […]
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Romans 8:18 “I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us!” Glory! Presence Greater than Pain! “Complacent with Pain”means one’s numb to surroundingswith divergent, un-urgent,discouraging words. “Adjacent to Shame”then describes that connectionof someone unfeeling,unnervingly plain. Disturbingly foundfar too often than “never”,are those of the Body —in […]
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Proverbs 11:25 “The generous soul will be made rich, and those who water will be watered as well.” HIS Hospital Staff! My cry is “Be JESUS!” when wounded souls cry to remind me which course of reaction be mine… …because of the ropes that great sacrifice ties! So may we each follow HIS footprints! For […]
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Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the LORD always; again I will say, Rejoice!” Without Self Infliction! How deep our love for the FATHER when deepest our grief and despair…knowing only HIS heart can re-rescue our ownin these hours — so absent of Care! Not such as given by Evil whose every embrace proves this point!Rather solely […]
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1 John 4:19 “We love because HE first loved us!” Sharing Love First…with SIght! When you look in the eyes ofsomeone who’s silentwho can’t speak of their grief norwhy Pain fills their heart…then there’s draining of Hope.Both of theirs and your own…for you cannot share Comfort’s embrace. Thus our gaze in return feels bothhollow and […]
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1 Corinthians 6:20 “For you were bought with a price! So glorify GOD in your body!” The Glorious Exchange! Blessed Sacrifice,Holy Surrender.Sovereign Loss,and Faithful Forfeit. Such “Costs” ours — forexchanging Self’s Dross…to gain Glory’s Gold!Oh! What Privilege! As HIServant finding Hope in these trials, Whitney Devotional: Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, […]
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Psalm 92:12-13 “The righteous will flourish like the palm tree, they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our GOD!” Replanted in Glory’s Garden! (In Loving Memory of Barb Wyant) The flower pot sat emptied of all greenery, floral growing. Every […]
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Psalms 37:39 “But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: HE is their strength in the time of trouble!” Salvation is IN The LORD! From the time you left the door unlocked, this heart was sadly broken. Unprotected were your memories with your thoughts — in darkness — groping. Because both lock and […]
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Psalm 118:8 “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man!” — the very center verse of the Bible! For Self’s Preservation! Hell’s attacks involve Corruption. to kill by theft til Destruction. Thus relentless their rabid goals are… to end every breath of a CHRISTian. Yet complying with its dark […]
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Joshua 23:8 “But you are to cling to the LORD your GOD, as you have done to this day!” Clinging to LIFE! The aroma of wall paper flowersis unlike the rose or the Lilly.Truthfully told, no fresh fragrance it holds…since all of its beauty was painted. Such one dimensional pictures indeed even if with raised […]
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Psalm 103:15 “As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.” Spanning the Grass! The LORD stands beforeas we cling beneath;At HIS feet — prostrate felled. Not in terror but awesince CHRIST knows our namesand claims us as HIS. What then need we more?in return, give your […]
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Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the LORD forgave you!” Freely Forgiven…Forever! Absolute Absolution (Completely forgiven) by GOD but not man;Oh! What contrast — ironic! When Creation refuses HIS crimson redemption, how backwards thethought that our clay shun HIS hands! […]
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Luke 9:23 “And HE said to them all, If any man will come after ME, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow ME.” HIS “Returning” Gift! We give out and then “In”until “Up” becomes “down”Likewise Liberty’s gift takesa hit…without CHRIST. There Surrender is forcedoften forfeiting Care…giving place to Resentmentwhere Faith […]
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Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also!” With & For Faith! When Life’s clockworks arepaused as a stopwatchdepressed as Unrest leavesthe Body suspended in Time; then aware of the SecondHand keenly becoming…so are we — at best! Even now,“left behind!” But not as though Rapture hadpassed us here standing!Instead! […]
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1 Peter 5;7 “Cast all your anxiety on HIM because HE cares for you!” “Letting Go” Timing! Road weary, battle scarred, “left for dead” — stranded, so are those laid low whose souls did not know CHRIST. Thus found without Hope or one chance for survival; their vessels — (devoid of our SAVIOUR) — despair. […]
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Psalm 19:11 “Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” Leaving NO one Behind! Going to battleWITHIN one’s own armytakes confident Faithor…the heart of a fool. For from it comes wordswhich aid self-infliction;In vain debates foundtill such souls stand alone. Yet! Those bold warriorsequipped by The SAVIOUR,march into their […]
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Luke 13:11 “And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.” The Un-Weighting! By Weights, heavy handed,so bend we…with Age.Our mental and physicalstatures thus yielding. Reflecting the pressuresof this fallen worldso increasingly harder towalk — it’s become. But […]
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Matthew 17:7 “But JESUS came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” HIS Blessed “Receiving!” Who pays the price when Sins’ charge has been earned; When Sympathy’s empathy cannot be served? Who then confesses their heart and both hands are the trio found guilty and due Reprimand? Where compatriot Eyes and the […]
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Galatians 5:13b “Rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Faithfully Following Through! When Health cannot remainas a “Given” one expects;when “Normal” ceases stayingonce one fewer years has left… So Faith “greater than” beforethen becomes with passing time!With Reliance on GOD’s healingmore…as moments seem to fly. Thus wait we on Redemption;Yea, for Transformation’s touch…Whilst our prayers […]
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Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to GOD.” The Empty Race! The goal of each CHRISTian vessel has an ultimate point of conclusion. Each dash is thus followed by calendar numbers whose end is a time stamp on Life. But those found […]
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Jeremiah 17:14 “Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for YOU are THE ONE I praise!” Re-Leased for Life! Through toils and troubles which try our soul’s patience; through Tragedy’s loss and the trials of Faith… …so we often re-question this lease upon Life where YOU sovereignly […]
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Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!” HIS Delivery Vessels! Empathy gives way to Transaction as the pace of Tragedy quickens. Fewer tears and less Time then are shared with those suffering. Such souls then thus starved for Redemption! How grieved every heart so afflicted; whose Anguish continues — unfettered! […]
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2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the LORD is faithful. HE will establish you and guard you against the evil one!” Reminders in Red! As an empty vessel with fractured frame, it’s still common to find Hesitation within. Such unwilling to carry whatever remains since the bulk has been lost of HIS blessings once held. Or so […]
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