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 John 3:1a “See what kind of love the FATHER has given to us, that we should be called children of GOD; and so we are!” This Sinner’s Praise! They say Love is bestwhen truly forgivingand always forgettingis par for the course. So it goes without sayingsince actions speak louderthat Now Is the Hour toshow […]Read More This Sinner’s Praise!
Proverbs 8:33 “Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.” Read These Instructions! Without invitation, Consequence still travels with us. Though absent of welcome it lurks at our sides — most expectant. Before we progress then what stands in our way? to prevent us? Such should be GOD’s warnings through Scripture outlined “Watch […]Read More Read These Instructions!
Romans 6:4 “We were buried therefore with HIM by baptism into death, in order that, just as CHRIST was raised from the dead by the glory of the FATHER, we too might walk in newness of life!” For the Briefest of Times! The slow of GODly change engageswhen those we’ve placed to guide our choices… […]Read More For the Briefest of Times!
Galatians 5:1 “For freedom CHRIST has set us free; stand firm therefore, and DO NOT submit again to a yoke of slavery!” (The Law) Bound versus Boundless! Traditional prayer bound with Action’s routine often breeds false religion. With bulletin time tables processing souls, so no move of the SPIRIT “gets in”. Prayer’s rituals then reject […]Read More Bound versus Boundless!
John 14:2 “In MY FATHER’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” When Your Room’s Ready! When is movement so rapid still found statuesque like flying in place, never gaining a step? When is standing one’s ground […]Read More When Your Room’s Ready!
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 63:8 “My soul clings to YOU; YOUR right hand upholds me!” Cling thee to CHRIST! Clinging to Life’s brightesttrappings breeds Loss.Lesser of CHRIST thenequates to Faith…lowered. Like a shield decreasing…permitting Strength’s theft;so shall earthly crutchessteal Hope more than help. Till bankrupt the soul thoughsurrounded by “things”;one will feel soon feelo’erwhelmed by “their” void. Thus […]Read More Cling thee to CHRIST!
Titus 3:9 “But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.” Avoiding Dispassionate Debates! What’s Love got to do with “religious compassion” for how can “transactional care” replace CHRIST’s? How might “going through motions” achieve HIS affection? The Answer? They can’t…and they won’t. Despite this hard truth, […]Read More Avoiding Dispassionate Debates!
Proverbs 19:11 “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” Let Faith Revive! Insults, InjusticeOffense and Contemptbattle Fairness and Goodnesswith GOD’s Compliments. But! HIS Love conquers;GOD’s got the last wordthus each onslaught of Evilreceives its own curse. So turning both cheeksthough oft gaining Pain…finds our souls lookingupwards because all […]Read More Let Faith Revive!
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!
Job 34:21 “For HIS eyes are on the ways of a man, and HE sees all his steps!” With Sight Above! Man rattles his sabres;Flesh boasts of its powerwhile discarding the truththat this hour is GOD’s. YESHUA our SAVIOURcompleted HIS blueprintsbefore the first momentof Time had receded! Thus just as HE’s writtenso let us be […]Read More With Sight ABOVE!
Philippians 2:8 “And being found in appearance as a man, HE humbled HIMSELF and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” No Victim nor Foe! Daily putting down Pridewhich gets picked up too quickly,both attacker and victimare found within Self. So sure of our truths whichare separate from Scripturethere […]Read More No Victim nor Foe!
Exodus 8:32 “But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also; neither would he let the people go.” Changing the Same! Are we intolerant of the lessons Pain teaches? Is it’s presence shunned quickly — no matter the hour? What of those warnings GOD sends as Discomfort— proposed? Are such moments defined just the same? […]Read More Changing the Same!
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 […]Read More Sharing Love First…with SIght!
Ephesians 1:13 “In HIM you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the HOLY SPIRIT of promise…” The Clout of Faith! HIS righteous compellinghas brought us deliverance.What “Sealed to the Dayof Redemption!” is ours! GOD’s SPIRIT — mostHOLY — […]Read More The Clout of Faith!
Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.” Don’t Touch that Dial! Those knobs and each switchwhich he’d thought controlledLife…turned out later to movenothing more than themselves. Though spinning and flippingand pushing such buttons…no Peace held his heart nordid rest […]Read More Don’t Touch that Dial!
Genesis 12:1 “Then the LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country, your kindred, and your father’s household, and go to the land I will show you.” Just as Well! Head long asleep fallingwith book covers open;with a night light for readingnow resting as well. No pages found turningsince Slumber had woken…so there lay her Bible […]Read More Just as Well!
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!
James 4:7 “Surrender yourselves then to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you!” HIS Open Doors! Oh LORD, show us doors for escaping.Yea, open our eyes;Yea, help us realizethat each path filled with Error…has exits! For so it is written in Scripture.Flee evil each hour;flee steps which devouryour faith when Temptation arises! […]Read More HIS Open Doors!
Hosea 4:6a “MY people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” For Lack of Knowledge! Keep his hands fromscribing error; yea,constrain her stepswith YOURS… …and forever changetheir actions whichcome from suchhearts of stone. Even bind theirwandering minds tothe thoughts foundin YOUR WORD. Yet well before this,oh, my FATHER, haveme know the lack —in me. As HIServant […]Read More For Lack of Knowledge
Colossians 1:27 “To them GOD willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is CHRIST in you, the hope of glory!” Wholly Sacrificing! When CHRIST chose the Cross,no one physically joined HIM.The thieves had their ownand each one – hung on one. Yet! Just one […]Read More Wholly Sacrificing!
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” And Having Done All…STAND!! YOU came as Savior for those withoutworth at least in ourselves — brokendown by the cursed.Yea, YOU came as Savior for flesh undeserved — where our best isa rag […]Read More And Having Done All…Stand!
Matthew 11:30 “For MY yoke is easy and MY burden is light.” The Lightest Cross! Purge the pride within “I”which does not deny self.Cast it off as a snake whosemere presence means trouble. There! HIS Potters wheeltransforms and restores us!There! JESUS, with fire,removes human stubble. So again, here Todayburn those robes called“Self Righteous.” Abandon“intentions of […]Read More The Lightest Cross!
Proverbs 28:26 “Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered!” “The Fool” Full of Faith! When does Wisdom convert into Ignorance? When would someone down- grade what they know for a mystery… …when the Unknown so favored one seems to walk blindly? Who answers such […]Read More “The Fool” Full of Faith!
Ephesians 4:11 “And HE Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastorsand teachers…” Saint Equipment! Saint Equipping, a patronfelt burdened with Purpose.To preach expectations whichCHRIST gave to man. Saint Equipping, most zealous,then studied — inspired —to teach souls to wearHeaven’s armor of GOD. For this Hour, so pressing,matched up with […]Read More Saint Equipment!
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
Hebrews 6:17 “So when GOD desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of HIS purpose, HE guaranteed it with an oath…” From Changeable to Changeless! YOU have changed us from this outer shell till our hopes and desires have gained Ageless wisdom. Such only comes from YOUR great […]Read More From Changeable to Changeless!
Isaiah 26:3 “YOU will keep (those) in perfect peace, whose minds are stayed on YOU, because they trust in YOU!” With Such Peace! When Peace like a Riverattends to our souls andflows through our valleyswhere darkness may linger; by such revelations ofGOD am I strengthened!And why? ‘Tis since CHRISTis its AUTHOR…and mine! So HE offers […]Read More With Such Peace!
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!