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!
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!
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!
Habakuk 2:2 “Then the LORD answered me and said, “Write down the vision and inscribe it clearly on tablets, so that one who reads it may run.” Delivery Confirmation! Passing Heresay is one thing. Passing messages along by “word of mouth” does not ensure delivery, let alone impact. But writing, editing, rehearsing and GIVING a […]Read More Delivery Confirmation!
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!
Psalm 107:20a “HE sent HIS WORD and healed them…” HIS Healing Infusions! Medicines “left behind” create questions. At times, since their value may worthless now seem. When those who once took them — now with HIM; so what further use is there for their prescriptions? But! Such benefits still can bring health to our souls […]Read More HIS Healing Infusions!
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!
Psalm 121:1-2 “I will lift up my eyes to the hills — from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, WHO made heaven and earth.” From The Hills! The mountainous landscape slowly and lazily stretched out towards her. By its clover-covered arms and flowing strands of edelweiss hair, so fixated her eyes […]Read More From the Hills!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Psalm 133:1 “A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” With HIS Thought Leaders! With each grain of sand risingtill the Hour glass empties…so Joy joins — ascending —those saints of “like Faith”… …whose hopes — highest andgreatest — rose already with JESUS!So their thoughts […]Read More With HIS Thought Leaders!
Luke 9:23 “And HE said to them all, If any man will come after ME, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow ME.” HIS “Returning” Gift! We give out and then “In”until “Up” becomes “down”Likewise Liberty’s gift takesa hit…without CHRIST. There Surrender is forcedoften forfeiting Care…giving place to Resentmentwhere Faith […]Read More HIS Returning Gift!
Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also!” With & For Faith! When Life’s clockworks arepaused as a stopwatchdepressed as Unrest leavesthe Body suspended in Time; then aware of the SecondHand keenly becoming…so are we — at best! Even now,“left behind!” But not as though Rapture hadpassed us here standing!Instead! […]Read More With & For Faith!
Psalm 139:16 “YOU saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in YOUR book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed!” Uniquely & Lovingly Tailored! When people trade things from one to another; When bartered are goods or bought from a seller… …then sometimes Confusion exchanges […]Read More Uniquely & Lovingly Tailored!
Psalm 19:11 “Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” Leaving NO one Behind! Going to battleWITHIN one’s own armytakes confident Faithor…the heart of a fool. For from it comes wordswhich aid self-infliction;In vain debates foundtill such souls stand alone. Yet! Those bold warriorsequipped by The SAVIOUR,march into their […]Read More Leaving NO one Behind!
Luke 18:1 “Now HE was telling them a parable to show that at ALL TIMES they ought to pray and not to lose heart…” With Prayers — Unceasing! Prayer room pleas with petitions “outside” join together in those with unceasing resolve! Zealous these souls with Faith their outpouring; Unmoved by the Darkness, relentlessly pressing! Steadfast […]Read More With Prayers — Unceasing!
Psalm 121:8 – The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore!” Our Omnipresent Optometrist! MASTER, oh MASTER! Awake! We are sinking! The ship has been battered; the storm rages on! MASTER, LORD JESUS; Speak peace to YOUR children! Such waves crash against us; As such, comes our plea! Calm and […]Read More Our Omnipresent Optometrist!
Galatians 5:13b “Rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Faithfully Following Through! When Health cannot remainas a “Given” one expects;when “Normal” ceases stayingonce one fewer years has left… So Faith “greater than” beforethen becomes with passing time!With Reliance on GOD’s healingmore…as moments seem to fly. Thus wait we on Redemption;Yea, for Transformation’s touch…Whilst our prayers […]Read More Faithfully Following Through!
Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to GOD.” The Empty Race! The goal of each CHRISTian vessel has an ultimate point of conclusion. Each dash is thus followed by calendar numbers whose end is a time stamp on Life. But those found […]Read More The Empty Race!
1 Thessalonians 5:25 “Brothers, pray for us!” (And equally, sisters!) THIS versus that! Everyday walking by Life’s many shelves, and wondering (while “shopping”) what needs must be met… …most often, those things that our Self has requested are those on the list which our hands always get. Yet as strangers, both Giving and Sharing, more […]Read More THIS! Versus that…