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!
Revelation 1:1a “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which GOD gave HIM to show HIS servants — things which must shortly take place.” A Righteous Retrospective! Oh my GOD and KING….what Joy morning bringsfor YOUR voice in me sings,“I AM Coming!” Then falls the curtainthe final acts’ purposewith HE, “The most worthy!”returning. So looking aheadto rise […]Read More A Righteous Retrospective!
2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Healing Gehazi’s! With Life’s belt slowly tightening,some eyes which are blindeddo not, as yet, see HIM. With its Chaos increasing,some’s faith — then decreasinghave turned their sights elsewhere, But our GOD returns gazesjust like with Gehazi’s. So!Hope […]Read More Healing Gehazi’s!
Romans 10:4 “For CHRIST is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes! Hallelujah! Embracing Law’s AUTHOR and SAVIOUR! There’s reverence found in one’s solemn behavior where preference is given…(instead of “deferred”) …to The ONE due our praise! Yes to JESUS our SAVIOUR yet found are delays and undue hesitations. See those […]Read More Embracing Law’s AUTHOR and SAVIOUR!
1 Corinthians 15:49 “Just as we have borne the image of the earthly, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.” As The MASTER’s Self Portraits! The beauty of older age finds a CHRISTian more quickly discarding their own image …to more wholly embrace CHRIST’s. So to those younger than Self, hear these lines […]Read More As The MASTER’s Self Portraits!
Revelation 21:4 “HE will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away!” Thank YOU, LORD! “All to JESUS I Surrender” A suffering childa mother heartbrokenThe spouse of a grandparentweeping alone.A father near deatha […]Read More “All to JESUS I Surrender”
Psalm 123:1 “A Song of Ascents. To YOU I lift up my eyes, O YOU WHO are enthroned in the heavens!” HIS Victory draws Near! Relief’s destinationfollows War’s footprints.Yet when Conflict’s purposeis past Belief — skewed… …then Trojan Horse actionscontinue deceiving;misdirecting those watchingfrom WHO is the Truth. But these struggles CHRIST owns!Thus Darkness must scheme…demonically […]Read More HIS Victory draws Near!
Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of GOD, as beloved children!” Living, Words! Serve the LORD with gladness, not Despair…running quickly in HIS footprints without Fear. Ignore the urge to grieve for lengthy times and cast off those chains which claim to bind you there. So examine very closely whose reflection they will see for all […]Read More Living, Words!
Revelation 22:12 “And, behold, I come quickly; and MY reward is with ME, to give every man according as his work shall be!” With Morning Praise! We bow at YOUR feetand cling to THY hemas the I AM withouta beginning nor end. With Faith crushing Fearas psalms drown out Doubtso Hope shall arise with THYpower […]Read More With Morning Praise!
Psalm 59:12a “For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride.” The Sin of Near Exclusivity! As the fool’s evolution of progress from Nothing, forgetting the ONE WHO created their thoughts; Take they Praise’s great accolades “as if Self made” and ignore The Beginning …at which […]Read More The Sin of Near Exclusivity!
Romans 8:18 “I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us!” Glory! Presence Greater than Pain! “Complacent with Pain”means one’s numb to surroundingswith divergent, un-urgent,discouraging words. “Adjacent to Shame”then describes that connectionof someone unfeeling,unnervingly plain. Disturbingly foundfar too often than “never”,are those of the Body —in […]Read More Presence Greater than Pain!
Psalm 91:5 “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day…” GOD’s Guarantee! Dearest LORD, protect us from and heal us with those scripts prescribed… …which the world markets to us as what’s needed for our lives. As a Trojan horse deceiving so they seem and […]Read More GOD’s Guarantee!
Psalm 77:12 “I will reflect on all YOU have done and meditate on YOUR actions!” Memories don’t negotiate.What happened can’t be changed.History’s threads — already woven —there remain. So whether brightly coloredthese reflections are…or nay,they cannot be reimagined— nor erased. Yet living in this present, thenlet us sew with Light…so when past these actions are,they’ll […]Read More Our Path’s Pre-Reflections!
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!
Proverbs 30:7 “Two things I request of YOU (Deprive me not before I die): Two First Requests! How many souls withDeception — begin?Instead of with facts, theymove off-ward with Sin… Till, by Dark, consumed!As such, they pretendwhile fooling themselvesand…those who listen. So likewise — Treasure!Grant me just my lotfor soley YOUR willshall suffice, oh my […]Read More Two First Requests!
1 Chronicles 16:11 “Seek the LORD and HIS strength; seek HIS presence continually!” At Dawn’s First Light! Beginning the day,whether late or on schedule,requires proactive submission. First coming to CHRIST,with hearts which are listening,is far more important than speaking. Before requests making,Grade every petition with silencefirst pondering glory! For GOD’s story assignedneeds no words than […]Read More At Dawn’s First Light!
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!
James 1:19 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger…” Preemptive Communications! With one hand covering overmy mouth — intervening…So no speech nor one word canbe heard without speaking. Yet! Such little involvementis frequently witnessed…whenSelf first says these thoughtsand rejects wiser thinking. Save for all […]Read More Preemptive Communications!
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 3:12 “In WHOM we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in HIM!” Reflect the Breath of GOD! Giving upwards, arms stretching, DEFEATS Thought’s surrender…where “giving up” means hopeless Forfeit. Where greatest Loss joins to add burdens — unbridled. But GOD!HIS ways lift us…till soaring! So this offering raised applauds Victory — […]Read More Reflect the Breath of GOD!
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!
Psalm 103:1 “Bless the LORD, O my soul; all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME!” Doing This! Who can exhale and inhale within the same breath, even at the same time? Oh sing praise! Hallelujah! It is only those souls thanking GOD for the gift of HIS CHRIST! As a roar! From the […]Read More Doing This!
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!
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!
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!
Hosea 6:3b “As surely as the sun rises,HE will appear; HE will come to us likethe winter rains, like the spring rainsthat water the earth!” Expecting Spring’s SAVIOUR! The crisp winter airis upon us; from HISstorehouses blowingso sense we its chill. Bundled closely in layers,the children are playingas snowmen and snowforts appear. What joyful abandondisplayed! […]Read More Expecting Spring’s SAVIOUR!
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!
Matthew 20:26 “But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.” The Light in the Shadows! Leading by Kneeling till standing —prostrate…is HIS counter-intuitive way of progressing. Through thus comes HIS SPIRIT’s compelling as such! Breathed through humbled and contrite believers — with blessing! But […]Read More The Light in the Shadows!