Grand, Glorious!

Song of Solomon 2:1 “I AM the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys!” Grand, Glorious! Have you paused to  take notice of clear  flower vases…when  colorless, lifeless and  empty they rest?  When as vessels,  inactive, transparently  standing, they wait in  Life’s background —  expectantly blessed. For CHRIST’s purpose  indwelling will fill them […]

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Loving at all Levels!

Acts 10:37 “Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that GOD does not show favoritism.” Loving at all Levels! The enemy of Better is the Good. Just below it, it rests with Complacency’s pillows. The foe of the Best then is Better. It too resides “less than” the one just […]

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Stone Soup Prayers!

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!” Stone Soup Prayers! The beginning of stone soup begins with…the stone.  Then the heart of another brings something to add.  With carrots, corn, […]

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Rising Always!

Psalm 143:8 “Let me hear in the morning of YOUR steadfast love, for in YOU I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to YOU I lift up my soul!” Rising Always! Who will rise and be a seeker,compelled to go much deeper, tofind the ONE WHO saved themwhen “so lost” was […]

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“Pleasing” People!

Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices GOD is pleased.” “Pleasing” People! “Please!” intercedes for those struggling. Accompanying Prayer, so its words are most urgent. No thanks then is given to Flesh because GOD provides answersthrough Sovereignty’s filter. Then, with Zeal, cling to HIM […]

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HIS Spotless Parchments!

1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as HE is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of JESUS, HIS SON, purifies us from all sin.” HIS Spotless Parchments! When someone peelsback the veneer fromoff of our pictures,then the spotless, whitepaper photographers use… …is no longer found […]

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The GARDENER’s Produce!

Proverbs 11:25 “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.” The GARDENER’s Produce! With Morning’s Dawn weset aside these fruits ofSelf — as compost… …since they rarely lastfor good just as theywould when in the SPIRIT. HIS fruits then flow fromgiftings found outpouredupon GOD’s children… while the […]

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Heaven’s Handoffs!

Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to GOD.” Heaven’s Handoffs! Passing scripture to saints from one heart to another doesn’t mean that the end point is reached. The number of audience members then isn’t  constrained by the range of how far we […]

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Doubly Filled Within!

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; […]

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Powerfully Extended!

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 […]

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Ahead of Time!

1 Samuel 12:24 “Only fear the LORD and serve HIM faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things HE has done for you.” Ahead of Time! Well done,Oh Good and faithful son!Yes! Good and faithful daughter….Enter in through Heaven’s gates,oh righteous ones! Yea, come…The battle has been won!Feel MY rest embrace your soulsand […]

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With “Do-ing!” Faith

James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” With “Do-ing!” Faith Behold! Here we stand ineffectually speaking to those in our camp and to every observer. Inattentively listening, yet such fill the pews, every car and each home where they’re acting— with fervor! In work places too, thus surrounding […]

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Window Shopping Encounters!

Hebrews 13:5a “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.” Window Shopping Encounters! In the downtown of a country setting, two men were to meet within an upscale store. Looking through the thick glass door window so we see the splendor and variety of expensive men’s suits and accessories. […]

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Perpetual Moving Days!

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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Surrendering into “First!”

Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Surrendering into “First!” When “being right” becomes wrongfor our lives — without question;where the scars on our heartsare still waiting to heal… When “the win” we assumed wouldcome with our expressions,in fact, brings no blessing norgrander appeal… Then our wounds […]

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Reviewing “Refill” Requests!

Isaiah 41:13 “For I the LORD your GOD will hold your right hand, saying to you, “Fear not; I will help you!” Reviewing Refill Requests! Best caring for othersisn’t bringing them wateror food if it lets them stayright where they are. For the voids of the worldare not worth refillingwhen doing so onlypermits greater scars. […]

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“Hide or Seek?”

Matthew 10:7 “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand!” “Hide or Seek?” A vault is a leap or a stronghold;a certain move forwardor bound within place.Yet without any context, noneknow the intentsave whoever made this word mentioned. Then people took note once such detailwas further explained. Yet they still“picked […]

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Both Receive and Return!

Proverbs 11:25 “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Both Receive and Return! On those re-giving Self, shower reign drops of Mercy. Where seen is Surrender, grant Grace all the more. Thus I pray for my brothers and sisters who struggle; whose troubles are real yet who come […]

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Our “Empty” Pursuit!

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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