Acts 5:29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey GOD rather than men.” With HIS Blood Bought Purpose! We have no strengthto turn this time, butGOD! BUT GOD —through CHRIST… …finds us longing forour risen LORD,expectantly awaiting! Yea! Our RighteousKING returning,WHOSE power —(evil spurning) …stems its tidalwaves! So JESUS’NAME […]Read More With HIS Blood Bought Purpose!
1 Corinthians 12:7 “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” The “Cost” of Connection! There are gains that our sensesprefer over others;for Fellowship’s Favor whichour SAVIOUR leads.For to draw nearest CHRISTin the midst of the Bodymeans we must reflect HIMwithout one restraint. Yea, without holding back, sowe […]Read More The “Cost” of Connection!
Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in HIM!” From Broken to Blessed 2X! A broken heart’sburden cannot belifted by hands… …as shattered hopesremain fractured whenall has been lost. So the only solution ISCHRIST as our SAVIORof WHOM we sing“Love lifted me!” Without human hands,Heaven’s […]Read More From Broken to Blessed!
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!
Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as GOD in CHRIST forgave you.” Sacrificially Fueled! May selfish Ambitionwith Unforgivenessbe daily extinguishedtill absent of flames. May all worldly fuelswhich propel thisflawed pairing thenquickly expire beforeevery Dawn! Then comesSurrender and Forfeitreplacing those twodarkened forces thatPride always feeds. Most assuredly then!Both Relief andRelease shall […]Read More Sacrificially Fueled!
Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the LORD, WHO daily lifts us up; GOD is our salvation. Selah!” Without Worldly Weights! Sins with graveDisregard andVelocity’s frequencyare bound to thosevisions — so clouded. Still repeating withApathy’s lukewarmindifference are thesewho please Self withsuch errors. Therefore cast off allsin with haste greaterthan running; rejectingMankind’s every interest! Because HIS work isfinished, […]Read More Without Worldly Weights!
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 82:4 “Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked!” “…And then some!” None need to wearsinful burdens ofwhich they’verepented and turnedaway from. None must bearweights from whichthey relented sinceCHRIST bottles theirtears…and then some! So no matter Fault-Finders’ — reminding,CHRIST alone holdsthe last word ofJustice. “For all those whohave […]Read More “…And then some!”
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 […]Read More Heaven’s Handoffs!
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!
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!
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
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, […]Read More Perpetual Moving Days!
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “So encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” The MASTER’s Measure! A house whose measurementsvary cannot stand whereno parallel lines canbe drawn. For floors would befound “angling down”.Being sloped till nonestand, so it’s usefulness— gone. Thus empty of thosewho would visitsuch structures arenever symmetricallysound. So must […]Read More The MASTER’s Measure!
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 […]Read More Surrendering into “First!”
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 […]Read More “Hide or Seek?”
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 […]Read More Both Receive and Return!
Luke 10:33 “But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.” You, Samaritan — Good! With unconfessed sins, so one remains “sinner” under label of Darkness, winningjust their Conviction.Those blatant, repeated and “winked at” in part which continue are such …that require Eviction! But don’t […]Read More You, Samaritan — Good!
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!
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 […]Read More For This Last Mile!
Proverbs 11:25 “The generous soul will be made rich, and those who water will be watered as well.” HIS Hospital Staff! My cry is “Be JESUS!” when wounded souls cry to remind me which course of reaction be mine… …because of the ropes that great sacrifice ties! So may we each follow HIS footprints! For […]Read More HIS Hospital Staff!
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 5:2 “And walk in love, as CHRIST loved us and gave HIMSELF up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to GOD!” What If? / As If! What if you weren’t inthe family of GOD?Meaning: Your lineage bearsnone of royal descent. What if you weren’t inHIS heart or HIS thoughts?Meaning: You were not drawn.(At […]Read More What If? / As If!
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!
Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of HIS grace…” Even w/ Edits & Deletes! When one’s thoughts drift to “paper” where each letter is inked on a “page” where erasing, one just hits “delete”… …so the screen that is used displays what […]Read More Even w/ Edits & Deletes!
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!
Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the SPIRIT on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the LORD’s people.” Adding Volume! The prayers of saints are to GOD — sweet aromas. How savory they are to one’s ears — healing wounds… […]Read More Adding Volume!
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 […]Read More First Forfeiting Self!
Proverbs 3:27 “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do so.” The Pace of HIS Pardons! If Forgiveness was a possession, would it become a collection in those without Grace? Would it rather be hoarded as though its whole value was […]Read More The Pace of HIS Pardons!
Psalm 136:26 “Give thanks to the GOD of heaven, for HIS steadfast love endures forever!” Found IN HIS Love! Since ‘tis YOU WHO decreedthat we love one anotherthen why have I failed?Why can’t I love myself? Maybe “tolerate” isthe description desiredsince heartfelt Affectionof “me” isn’t known. So perhaps the best wordand, in truth, the real […]Read More Found IN HIS Love!