Psalm 103:10 “HE does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities!” Our Unmerited Key! Since each is a sinner with stainsWith “rap sheets” foundadded to — dailyso the thoughts of one’sfreedom escapes us…because those intentions of Self— we know best. Why then would the LORD diefor me…WHO […]Read More Our Unmerited Key!
Hebrews 4:10 “For he who has entered HIS rest has himself also ceased from his works as GOD did from HIS.” Self’s Stoppage! Being worthy of Death and having earned Judgement…with even the slightest of sins… though uncounted our faults and unmeasured the guilt still we spotlessly stand in HIS Crimson! Give thee place for […]Read More Self’s Stoppage!
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!
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
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!”
Luke 23:34 “FATHER, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Forgiving the Scorn-caster! Scorn-casters mirror theStorm-chasers zeal in howquickly they rush to theCenter’s attention. Ever notice their speedto find fault-filled darkclouds and spew outtheir opinions on allwho “should” listen? Create they such weatherthen blame others for it;Such cycles they churnwhile acting […]Read More Forgiving the Scorn-caster!
James 1:6 “But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.” Healing Skeptics! The skeptics of CHRIST, in the lives of believers, skip over the works whichHE does through such hearts… …who reassure others that HE shall […]Read More Healing Skeptics!
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!
Romans 12:10 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor!” Sovereign Straw Selections! For Comparison’s sake, take a handful of straw. Weigh each piece as if equal…for so they appear. But how we address this mass measurement matters since some seem quite weighty whilst others feel light. So CHRIST’s Light makes […]Read More Sovereign Straw Selections!
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!
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 cleanses us from all sin.” Love’s Perfect Exchange! Extend hearts of fleshfor those yet fueled by stone…so the life of anothermight transform their own. Change “set […]Read More Love’s Perfect Exchange!
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!
2 Timothy 2:1 “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in CHRIST JESUS…” Grace like Rain! Sanctuary, Sanctuary;GOD, grant us Refugefrom Sin and from Selfwhich attack us within. Restraint yet Constraining;GOD, grant us “chains”to stay on THY paths whichattract us with Grace! For we never want freedfrom these bonds sewn byHAND, […]Read More Grace like Rain!
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!
Psalm 57:7 “My heart is steadfast, O GOD, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!” Sharing HIS Song and Shield!! With Anthems; great banners of praise, lifted upwards…”Go into the battle!” is heard though skies darkened. With Anthems rejoicing, HIS Armor surrounding, so into the struggle GOD’s children are pressing. […]Read More Sharing HIS Song and Shield!!
John 3:16 “For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whoever believes in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life.” iBelieve! Once Admission has surfaced, released from the soul and GOD’s sure Apprehension has grasped their attention… …then lockstep which follows as “Next!” in Conversion…is where someone’s heart […]Read More iBelieve!
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!
1 Timothy 1:17 “To the KING of ages, immortal, invisible, the only GOD, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen!” Returning to The KING! From the rose-coloredpetals of memories past,Distractions must ceaseas GOD draws our Attentions! Else what the world offersshall cloud this Hour’s threat!Then though one must bewatching, they won’t be. What blessing […]Read More Returning to The KING!
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!
Daniel 12:3 “And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteous- ness, like the stars forever and ever!” Drawing Directions! The darkest of each day precedes the Light of every Dawn and such shadows cannot stay nor remain — HIS Time — beyond. […]Read More Drawing Directions!
Jeremiah 17:14 “Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for YOU are the ONE I praise.” Providential Prescriptions! For normal behavior and regular health, one’s journey seems labored beset with disfavor. For that which once prospered those things which once worked are now altered by devilish […]Read More Providential Prescriptions!
Psalm 24:1 “A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.” Curing Claustrophobia! When the area neededexceeds what’s remainingthen one can be said tohave run out of space. “Out of real estate!” evenby every known standard.So where there’s no room;there’s an item —displaced. […]Read More Curing Claustrophobia!
Romans 13:22 “The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light!” Shedding Signs! “Order from Chaos”creating them bothis circular logicwith demons — entwined. Their end time attacksconfirm CHRIST’s appearingshall soon make themwitness HIS signs. Thus! At that […]Read More Shedding Signs!
Psalms 37:39 “But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: HE is their strength in the time of trouble!” Salvation is IN The LORD! From the time you left the door unlocked, this heart was sadly broken. Unprotected were your memories with your thoughts — in darkness — groping. Because both lock and […]Read More Salvation in IN The LORD!
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!
Hebrews 10:39 “But we are not like those who turn away from GOD to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved!” Saving Grace, Saving Faith! There’s little recourseand far fewer optionsfor rescuing flesh whento flesh someone runs. Like candles unlitin the darkness amidstso are arms made of clay…to those […]Read More Saving Grace, Saving Faith!
Joshua 23:8 “But you are to cling to the LORD your GOD, as you have done to this day!” Clinging to LIFE! The aroma of wall paper flowersis unlike the rose or the Lilly.Truthfully told, no fresh fragrance it holds…since all of its beauty was painted. Such one dimensional pictures indeed even if with raised […]Read More Clinging to LIFE!
1 Corinthians 16:14 “Let all that you do be done in love.” WORD Bound Life! There are thousands of wordsfilling all of the pages that fillseveral books. There are covers hard boundalso soft leather boundaries…that fill every shelf. So the summary is this: HIS WORDstands alone — perfect —just as HE inscribed! On each Chapter […]Read More WORD Bound Life!
1 Corinthians 3:9 “For we are GOD’s fellow workers. You are GOD’s field, GOD’s building!” Heavenly Threaded! Thank YOU for making, for wholly creating…YOUR servants commissioned with purpose. Yes! For directing their steps with such blessings which, upon us, have thusbeen poured out! By YOUR designing, our threads here entwining…reminds of YOUR favored intentions! Bound […]Read More Heavenly Threaded!
2 Corinthians 9:10 “Now the ONE supplying seed to the one sowing and bread for food will supply and will multiply your seed for sowing and will increase the fruits of your righteousness…” For Giving Seed! With wood green embroiderysurrounding the prairie,its gold-tinted grainswere encompassed. Thus by Forestry’s boundarysurrounding such fields…so this food which mansowed […]Read More For Giving Seed!