Hebrews 12:1a “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…” Heaven’s Roar! To HIM lift yourvoices; give JESUSall praise…Without Self’saddition…HIS NAMEcalling out! For HIS power comesfrom those cheeringus on;who’ve long gonebefore us…who ledwith such shouts! Hear then theroaring of Heaven —resurgent…encouraging us topress on withoutDoubt! As HIServant hearing the […]Read More Heaven’s Roar!
Song of Solomon 2:1 “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” “Standing” with HIS Roses! Two viewing a flower bouquet. Two claim very different perspectives. One sees every petal’s most brilliant display while the other scene is less descriptive. So where one’s sight centers is crucial indeed. Else “beholding the […]Read More “Standing” with HIS Roses!
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 […]Read More Living Likewise!
Proverbs 4:25 “Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you!” Directly Drawn! A “race to the endzone is futile” whenever one runs empty handed.The finish line — fruitless — when someone’s direction is opposite of course completion. Yet countless, excessively erring, decide to remain in the darkness.Spinning their wheels; running […]Read More Directly Drawn!
Matthew 27:66 “So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.” An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!” “Merry CHRISTmas” is constant;it’s for every season; …each month full of days and thehours going with them! Yet! To the world, it’s compressedas one span… …of just 24 hours and then:Nothing more! […]Read More An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!”
Romans 14:19 “So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” Internal Strengthening, External Building! Home but not yetso HIS SPIRIT within…both shelters andkeeps us till then. Hope’s expectationmeets JESUS, as suchwhile we wait for HISwinds of Redemption! So by GOD’s righteousgusts we are carried:by CHRIST’s finishedwork we are housed… …in […]Read More Internal Strengthening, External Building!
Hosea 12:6 “Therefore, return to your GOD, observe kindness and justice, and wait for your GOD continually.” HIS Compass Reminders! With signs of the pastconfronting theseeyes; with sins whichhave passedre-remembered… …no casual thoughtsshould enter ourminds when, byour LORD GOD,we’re corrected. With these reflections,Truth reigniting,relearning lessons…so are we — again. Thus with eachmemory, respond —humbly bent…because […]Read More HIS Compass Reminders!
1 Corinthians 1:9 “GOD is faithful, by WHOM you were called into the fellowship of HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST our LORD.” HIS Servants’ Title! What’s found in alabel, man-made…isan incomplete title;a vague definition. Although withintention inscribed,at best, they’re justpartially penned…as untruthful titles. But GOD shall givepermanent names;one day in Heaven —on stone…for all souls“Faithful and […]Read More HIS Servants’ Title!
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 […]Read More With Storm Chasing Praises! (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Psalm 86:5 “For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you!” By HIS Good Graces! GOD is patientnot tardy nor late.HIS Justice is timelyjust as is HIS love. Consequently…HE is never mocked.Although claims somehave made,HE always pays back. Given this truthwhy test HIM, oh Flesh?HE shall […]Read More By HIS Good Graces!
Psalm 126:5 “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” Tear’s Triumphant Transformations! No one’s earned this time YOU’ve given us ; undeserved is every breath. Without any pride while looking back, so we cry out regrets. Then YOU answered with compassion; every way and countless times; Saving us from death eternal […]Read More Tear’s Triumphant Transformations!
Luke 10:31 “Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.” Subtraction signs arepathways whileAddition’s look likebridges… One’s a street withseparate linescompared to crossingroads — connecting. To intersecting Iives,instead of passingby each other… …are we called asHE commissioned;sharing grace, asHIS additions. So […]Read More HIS Great Subtraction!
Psalm 95:1 “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” Born to Climb! Love’s Living Hopeonce breathed like us;CHRIST JESUSWHOSE example lives! What Joy divineGOD’s blessed lovewould call us “HISforgiven!” So worship in theSAVIOUR’s hands;reflecting HIM bylifting yours! Giving thanks withevery exhale,may we […]Read More Born to Climb!
Psalms 55:4 “Behold, GOD is my helper; the LORD is the upholder of my life!” Accomplishment’s Anchor! With HIS SPIRIT’sempowered presenceindwelling eachsurrendered soul… …then divinelypurposed actionsare “impossiblyaccomplished”. For greatest HEresides in me; withstrength beyond thisearthly realm. Far past the limitsFlesh employs, isCHRIST in me…theHope of Glory! So quit all “selfsufficient” talk;Stop every phraseexcluding HIM! Cease […]Read More Accomplishment’s Anchor!
Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Attached at the Heart! What’s most often stolenand who is to blame…isn’t questioned. Such crimes are not facelessor painless and yet!It’s our Self — caughtred-handed — again. Stealing […]Read More Attached at the Heart!
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 […]Read More HIS Spotless Parchments!
2 Timothy 1:6a “For this reason I encourage you to fan into flame the gift of GOD…” With Encouraging Words of Fire! Grayish icicles hanging fromLife’s damaged gutterslike tinsel long faded,worn dark by the ages;so also seemed Hope’s best appearance… to flutter. Hearing audibly frozenresponses to heartache,still each victim — dismayedclung much greater to Grace…for […]Read More With Encouraging Words of Fire!
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Built for…Ever! Would we lose sin — attractiveor find it — instead?Should our paychecks seemhigh or not worth cashing in? Funny thing is it’s payments,when greatly increased,cost us more than we thoughtand sets Hope out of reach. But GOD! Hallelujah! ByCHRIST’s […]Read More Built for…Ever!
Psalm 63:7 “For YOU have been my help, and in the shadow of YOUR wings I sing for joy!” Inside Love’s Refuge! When Life’s overwhelmingwaves have swelled to towero’er and our footing hasbeen swept away…then whoshall save our vessels? When prayers seem unansweredwith Hope appearing fadedand the hands of Man have failed again, so call […]Read More Inside Love’s Refuge!
Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIM blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of GOD’s grace!” In Crimson’s Eternal Lettering! Scribing in ink versuswriting in pencil…shows Difference! With one — permanentthinking andtemporal — the otherWhat contrast! Thank we GOD then,that crimson CHRIST shedfor our sins…every one! With Forever’s mindsetand […]Read More In Crimson’s Eternal Lettering!
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; […]Read More Doubly Filled Within!
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your GOD. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with MY righteous right hand.’ HIS Righteous Right Hand! Memorial momentsand times ofremembrance helpsouls who reflect togive thanks. Through sorrows for Lossand Absencethey gaze…prayingfor that […]Read More HIS Righteous Right Hand!
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.” With The GARDENER’s Heart! What’s a three petaled rose or a daisy with four? Two options in view which some deem — incomplete. […]Read More With The GARDENER’s Heart!
John 17:4 “I glorified YOU on the earth, having accomplished the work which YOU have given ME to do.” work transitions! Beholding HIS face while holding HIS hand will happen at Rapture’s first instant. Therefore! This pause in between HIS set hour and now is our life — full of Purpose and worship. So the […]Read More work transitions!
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 […]Read More Powerfully Extended!
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!
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 […]Read More Ahead of Time!
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 […]Read More With “Do-ing!” Faith
Psalm 63:7 “For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy!” Combining Choirs! DesiringGlory’s communionexpectantly waitingstill am I. Longing for breathflowing from Heaventhrough joy laden voicesPraise — singing! Purposed as such,here zealously knelt;continuing upwards— Thanksgiving! For HIS am Ifor union — designed,So press in towards CHRIST.join […]Read More Combining Choirs!
Philippians 3:14 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.” Memory’s Assessment! Repenting of wasted times and opportunitiesSelf squanders….can with frequency become a chain as well when someone wanders; where “moving forwards” moments are transferred to such Regrets.There is found a backwards pattern in one’s steps. […]Read More Memory’s Assessment!