2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. To HIM be the glory both now and forever. Amen!” With Soul Comparison! Comparing sin is a relative task.By each of its hosts, observationsare made. Sadly, “better than you” is the default assessment which thoughtlessly — some apply […]
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Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied!” Next Stepping! Crawling, then walking;running, then soaring:sequential and linearpoints. Shown without shortcutor skipping a “step”…sofollows our spiritual growth. For thus HE designedour souls to progress…if just by that “step”every day. So! Forward movement,with eyes set onCHRIST; is the onlyacceptable […]
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Proverbs 27:2 “Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.” Me < Second Fiddle! Without standing here“indignant”, brashlyclaiming “unstained!”status; As the farthest onesfrom perfect; still wehave THE NAMEwhich matters! But what blessing willthat give us if CHRIST’splace we try to take? Where we give ourname the […]
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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 […]
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Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh!” Rock Garden Reviews! A manicured gardenof flowers withkaleidoscope petals…is always a visual Joyto behold. GOD’s sun lights theirfaces each morningand they drink fromHIS raindrops. Howperfectly […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Matthew 18:20 “For where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I with them.” The (Re)Gathering Body! When shall our loved onesagain gather with us; whowill willingly come withoutPressure’s advance? Or how much Persecution isneeded — reminding —that we must drawn as HISfabric— together? Dwell in Unity, yea! Side-by-side,hand-in-hand…Lifting up one another […]
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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? […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three have gathered together in MY NAME, I am there in their midst!” Bent Together! Our knees bear the scars of compliance enforced Thus are they calloused in completely in tandem. Where the LORD paused each journey HIServants were on to align them with HIS Way…again. Oh, the Joy […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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John 14:6 “JESUS said unto him, I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto the FATHER, but by ME!” Following our LEADER! Unaccepting of breaks save those fracturing Error; unwelcoming Sin in my Self who’s a carrier…so harsh must we be to what comes from hell’s lair! “Be Separate!” so […]
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Isaiah 64:8 “But now, O LORD, YOU are our FATHER; we are the clay, and YOU are our POTTER; we are all the work of YOUR hand.” Removing The Clay from HIS Kiln! Will you make it tomorrowoutstretched in HIS handsknowing which is GOD’s rescuefrom what are HIS plans? Designs then transformingwith Painful’s attachmentor if […]
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Psalm 92:12-13 “The righteous will flourish like the palm tree, they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our GOD!” Replanted in Glory’s Garden! (In Loving Memory of Barb Wyant) The flower pot sat emptied of all greenery, floral growing. Every […]
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John 3:30 “HE must increase, but I must decrease!” The Measure FROM Man! Can one’s involvement and walkwith JEHOVAH be noticed byMeasure’s perception? Can their zeal be labeledas “highest” then…if absentof GODly comparison? Truth be told, Growth in CHRISTis shown surely…when sacrificedsteps follow HIS without question! Without Hesitation, delay nor complaint…so are those committed and […]
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Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart withall vigilance, for from it flow the springsof life!” Transforming et. Al! By the elements weathered;Torn shingles, Worn figures,both changed over Time. Man designed for connectingas GOD did, our vessels…so none walk alone. But how faulty Man’s effortseven temporal his works…replacing “et Al”. All the others as well thencannot be […]
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Hebrews 12:6 “For those whom the LORD loves HE disciplines, and HE scourges every son (every one) whom HE receives.” Correction’s Compassionate KING! May HE bless your soul with sorrows till Conviction births your tears so no residue of Error does in any part — remain. For one’s silence breeds most errant and one’s ignorance, […]
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John 9:4 “I must work the works of HIM WHO sent ME while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.” To THEIR, THOSE and THEM! Ushered into an instant of Rapture; asone speechlessly staring, beholdingHIS gaze… Most zealous awaiting, this sight I beheld! Without boundaries found soaring in skies…set ablaze! […]
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Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is CHRIST, and to die is gain.” Provision by Subtraction! Contrary thinking supposes Addition creates the equation whose sum reveals blessing. Where provender given by GOD fills our souls; so we wrongly assume. And! As such are we guessing. Perhaps Definition will give us clear vision since Paul […]
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Psalm 103:15 “As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.” Spanning the Grass! The LORD stands beforeas we cling beneath;At HIS feet — prostrate felled. Not in terror but awesince CHRIST knows our namesand claims us as HIS. What then need we more?in return, give your […]
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