Psalm 34:4 “I sought the LORD, and HE answered me; HE delivered mefrom all my fears.” HIS Presence Answers! Present prayer asks forYOUR SPIRIT’srestocking;refilling our vesselsbefore the Dawn breaks. Present prayer insiststhat our knees be bent low…prostrate for HIS SPIRIT’srestoring of oil. As such, present prayeris doubtlessly answeredeach morning when sunrisefinds us…in YOUR WORD! As […]Read More HIS Presence Answers!
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!
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 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to GOD…and not to us!” Our “Empty” Pursuit! How great is our FATHER’sso gracious abundanceWHO moves without maliceand gives without price.WHO chooses us alwaysand never forsakes! HE granted our soulswithout measure nor summarybecause of Forever we […]Read More Our “Empty” Pursuit!
James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” Faith’s Sweetened Lemonade! What if — unsqueezed — a lemon is left?Where no juice is expressed from the pressures outside?Can it aid in producing a lemonade beverage if never its peel revealswhat’s inside? Yea, Faith is the same when we shelter.When […]Read More Faith’s Sweetened Lemonade!
Psalm 139:5 “YOU have enclosed me behind and before, and laid YOUR hand upon me.” Best Bound, Well Surrounded! LORD, leave this thorn within mewith this flesh of mine — still plagued;Lest forgetting — I continue in thoseways where Flesh has led! Oh GOD! Permit me thishaving “course-less” gone too oftenwithout YOUR guiding hand or […]Read More Best Bound, Well Surrounded!
1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong!” For This Last Mile! With the last ounceof Effort’s — allturns from liquidinto a gas… …where it’s burned asfuel — fully firedthen are we spentwholly for HIM. Up till that Timewe must press on —though pressures riseand pains increase. For […]Read More For This Last Mile!
Psalm 119:36 “Bend my heart toward YOUR instructions and not toward selfish gain!” Till Then! Bend the knee,Bend the back,Bend your will;Make the latterthe first toserve CHRIST! Choose to turn,Choose to bow,Choose HIM now;Make HIM LORDof your heart,soul and life! Run then set free,Run quickly, Friend!Run just in HIS steps!Chase the NAMEabove all NAMES…till then! […]Read More Till Then!
Romans 12:3b “…think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that GOD has assigned.” Followers Faithful! Hear JESUS, heed JESUSand no other voice.Turn the volume up highas you read through HIS WORD! Pray JESUS, Praise JESUS;lift up your voices…Preaching zealously, fearlessly,“Worship HIS NAME! Call JESUS, Claim JESUS;lift up your heartsong!Yea, presently serve […]Read More Followers Faithful
Romans 15:13 “May the GOD of Hope FILL you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in HIM, so that you may overflow with Hope by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT!” Re-Emptied’s Refilling! More “Less of me!”will increase withDevotion till “Lostwithin HIM!” is thissoul finally Found! Thus less “Less ofme” is just out […]Read More Re-Emptied’s Refilling!
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.” First Forfeiting Self! With the truth of the Gospels and sin, both confessing when wholly surrendered one’s will to GOD’s ways… …then comes waves of Completion instead of Contention […]Read More First Forfeiting Self!
1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 “Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good!” Comparatively Contrasting! A day without updates finds one’s Bible closed. Truth be told, even dusty, unmoving — unopened. Still, within many heartbeats of self proclaimed CHRISTians are such unturned pages found bound in GOD’s Book. Maybe flipped and skimmed through […]Read More Comparatively Contrasting!
Exodus 14:14 “The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” The Silent Type! When Solace runs into the strands of one’s silence, then captured is Fear where GOD’s chains restrain Worry! When steadfast one’s faith then this happening — frequent! And Freedom becomes most expectantly sealed! So let HIS consuming, […]Read More The Silent Type!
John 3:30 “HE must increase, but I must decrease!” The Measure FROM Man! Can one’s involvement and walkwith JEHOVAH be noticed byMeasure’s perception? Can their zeal be labeledas “highest” then…if absentof GODly comparison? Truth be told, Growth in CHRISTis shown surely…when sacrificedsteps follow HIS without question! Without Hesitation, delay nor complaint…so are those committed and […]Read More The Measure FROM Man!
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 […]Read More Salvation in IN The LORD!
1 Peter 2:4 “And coming to HIM as to a living STONE which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of GOD…” Solidly Standing! Why we stand where we dois for various reasons. To choose our own freedoms — aligned with HIS steps. Those stances where satan despises our […]Read More Solidly Standing!
Exodus 14:13 “And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, STAND FIRM, and see the salvation of the LORD, which HE will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again!” Beloved! The enemies of this Flesh, those which rage in the Hour, you too…shall never see again! […]Read More Standing FIRM Salvation!
Proverbs 4:25 “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you!” Course Clarity! Those choices once made, your preferences — followed, for timeand times and then several more… …will one day collapse. As such, no connections will stay to engage with Intention. Therefore! The body — though willing — is errant…by […]Read More Course Clarity!
1 Corinthians 15:49 “Just as we have borne the image of the earthly, we will also bear the image of the Heavenly!” Day Four! The recklessness of our emotions can shatter the windows which others see through. The abandon of careless intentions as well can clutter the the sight of anotherin view. What we “see” […]Read More Day Four!
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 […]Read More Leaving NO one Behind!
Luke 18:1 “Now HE was telling them a parable to show that at ALL TIMES they ought to pray and not to lose heart…” With Prayers — Unceasing! Prayer room pleas with petitions “outside” join together in those with unceasing resolve! Zealous these souls with Faith their outpouring; Unmoved by the Darkness, relentlessly pressing! Steadfast […]Read More With Prayers — Unceasing!
1 Thessalonians 5:22 “Abstain from every form of evil!” The Greatest Draw! Lust as an excess is worthlessly cast as the ducks of a gambler would be. Matters then of the Heart are left solely to Chance within Darkness where no one should breathe. Such moments of Greed steal decades (and longer) of steps which […]Read More The Greatest Draw!
Philippians 3:14 “I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of GOD in CHRIST JESUS!” With Finishing Faith! Many runners engage on the pathways of life. Different points mark each soul, — intersecting — as such. Whether decades of service or far fewer days…still each has a beginning as well as […]Read More With Finishing Faith!
2 Corinthians 4:17 “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all!” HIS Season’s Greeters! Looking at weather vanes spinning frenetic…with Momentum’s crazed pace still increasing — unchecked. Watching numbers of souls running solely in circles…aware of the moment but NOT of this season. Yet warnings […]Read More HIS Season’s Greeters!
Revelation 14:12 “Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of GOD and their faith in JESUS!” Leaf-Blown Longings! Various leaves were within the grass resting. From the tree, their umbilical cords long had been severed. Thus green-colored faces had deepened to Tan…as they’d long been released into […]Read More Leaf- Blown Longings!
2 Corinthians 5:21 “HE made CHRIST WHO knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in HIM we would become the righteousness of GOD [that is, we would be made acceptable to HIM and placed in a right relationship with HIM by HIS gracious lovingkindness]!” Laid beside HIS Still Waters! The […]Read More Laid beside HIS Still Waters!
Matthew 18:16 “But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.” The Turning Over! Withdrawn from the corners of Darkness and spared from the Shadows of Sin; so again and again we find Grace within HIM! The […]Read More The Turning Over!
Ephesians 6:18 “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the SPIRIT, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints…” HIS “Choice” Vessels! A soulful petition from one amongst many with countless, in tandem, their prayers — uplifting. Yet this heart’s expression exceeded […]Read More HIS “Choice” Vessels!
Matthew 24:44 “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” The second hand hurries! The minute hand flies; the hour hand points to this moment… …where second hand thoughts and minutia abound; yet our focus must center on Time. For now we do well […]Read More This Waiting Moment!
1 Peter 2:16 “Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of GOD.” Freely Bound! Holding fast onto CHRIST makes one loosed from this world. In HIS chains we find freedom as children of GOD. In the bonds of HIS service, our hearts […]Read More Freely Bound!