Ephesians 4:27 “And give no opportunity to the devil!” Derailing the devil! GOD’s commissions each soul given CHRIST. HE continues to draw us through HIS narrow gate. As such, “on our own” we are not left to wander for the Scriptures — most HOLY — direct us. Through the halls of each verse found within…there […]
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Proverbs 27:19 “As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.” Exclusively Loving! Correct without vengeance and want without lust. Sacrifically give with a heart after GOD. Choose HIS wisdom only and to HIM submit. Solely love as our SAVIOUR and walk as HE did. THEN! Seek we HIS face […]
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Jeremiah 10:23 “I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks…to direct his steps.” Beside or Behind! Retiring ChiefJustice positionsmust we of thesetitles assumed…which GOD neverappointed to us. Like “independent”,“self-made” or as “king”,so these labels nevergave HE. At least not tothose of HIS […]
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Psalm 107:9 “For HE satisfies the thirsty and FILLS the hungry with good things.” At the Banqueting Table! Come to GOD’s WORD though crippled you feel; Sit in the seat of HIS favor. A prodigal who cannot run any more; yea! Linger with HIM in HIS love. Yes, wait at this banqueting table! Then be […]
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James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Living Likewise! Let us trust in the LORD and not onour souls… till relinquished the grasp on this flesh which we hold. Let us quickly submitthat our best is yet flawed… by exalting the NAME of our KING and […]
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Psalm 66:17 “I cried out to HIM with my mouth; HIS praise was on my tongue!” “Close” Calls! The closest one feels to their CREATOR is at those junctions where HE intercedes. Where failed are steps which Flesh has authored. Then! Glory to GOD, HE moves with HIS grace! Saving the broken and humbly contrite, […]
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2 Corinthians 6:17 “Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the LORD…” Drawn Out! Glory to GOD, ever Highest;Glory to HIM — beyondevery compare!History points to HIS WORDto confirm it, as such…Lift GOD’s glory and praisewith your prayers! Yes! HE is coming as promised,bringing saints whom HE drewhome before us.Reunited […]
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Psalms 107:29 “HE stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” With Storm Chasing Praises! (Happy Thanksgiving!) Giving thanks isdirected specificallyhighest… …to HIM WHO alonesits enthroned in theHeavens. Praising GOD and HISCHRIST is our callingand privilege… …so which delayswarrant our mutesubstitutions? Far too often graveSilence is used toreplace it. …and […]
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Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!” Better than Coffee! Since the hunger of our lives cannot be satisfied by Self, it stands to reason that our only SOURCE is JESUS. Communion, though a wafer with a thimble full of liquid… is the grandest feast […]
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Matthew 7:14 “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Tightrope Transformations!! Lines drawn,tightropes walked,isn’t being “lukewarm”. It’s straight;HIS set path!So narrow…by design. But GODdrew our hearts tostep out of the boat! To leaveSelf’s comfortsand follow HIM only. Because!GOD’s treasureis found out […]
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Matthew 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of GOD.’” Through The Bible! When first reading scripture, just after conversion…the pages were daunting. The big picture only was all we could capture…on top of YOUR mountain. But as the […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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! […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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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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 […]
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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! […]
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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 […]
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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” […]
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