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!
Psalm 63:7 “For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy!” Combining Choirs! DesiringGlory’s communionexpectantly waitingstill am I. Longing for breathflowing from Heaventhrough joy laden voicesPraise — singing! Purposed as such,here zealously knelt;continuing upwards— Thanksgiving! For HIS am Ifor union — designed,So press in towards CHRIST.join […]Read More Combining Choirs!
Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of GOD’s grace.” Seeing Red, Sharing Crimson! Watching their facesthrough grayscale filterssuppresses all colorand fades life’s displays. By black and white boundso there are no yellows,or greens nor one brown…much less any blues. Yet worst is […]Read More Seeing Red, Sharing Crimson!
Romans 6:4 “We were buried therefore with HIM by baptism into death, in order that, just as CHRIST was raised from the dead by the glory of the FATHER, we too might walk in newness of life!” For the Briefest of Times! The slow of GODly change engageswhen those we’ve placed to guide our choices… […]Read More For the Briefest of Times!
John 14:2 “In MY FATHER’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” When Your Room’s Ready! When is movement so rapid still found statuesque like flying in place, never gaining a step? When is standing one’s ground […]Read More When Your Room’s Ready!
1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” In that Hour! Yea, though I go through Life’svalleys with shadows, my heart knowsHIS voice and this soul hears myname. In waves reaching shore soHIS echoes revive me!From bondage recalled thenam I once again. From darknessand shame pulled […]Read More In that Hour!
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?”
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!
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!
1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses!” Un-Callousing Confessions! Is the crust of the earth any thicker than the callous caused by my confessions… …which too often repeat with […]Read More Un-Callousing Confessions!
John 1:1-2 “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD.HE was in the beginning with GOD.” Following Through, Following Truth! What soul would continue in red lettered footprints if only they led to the Cross and no further? What heart would keep beating in tune with […]Read More Following Through, Following Truth!
Psalm 63:8 “My soul clings to YOU; YOUR right hand upholds me!” Cling thee to CHRIST! Clinging to Life’s brightesttrappings breeds Loss.Lesser of CHRIST thenequates to Faith…lowered. Like a shield decreasing…permitting Strength’s theft;so shall earthly crutchessteal Hope more than help. Till bankrupt the soul thoughsurrounded by “things”;one will feel soon feelo’erwhelmed by “their” void. Thus […]Read More Cling thee to CHRIST!
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!
Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the LORD GOD, WHO is and WHO was and WHO is to come, The Almighty!” In that Measureless Moment! These days blend, uniting, togetheras one. No more…stand alone — separate — set apart — None! With blurred dotted lines, so they merge with each other.No […]Read More In that Measureless Moment!
1 Peter 2:21 “For to this you have been called, because CHRIST also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in HIS steps.” Posthaste! Known foreverTransforming soulsSo long awaitedEmbraced each day(Forgotten too)Our Risen SAVIOUR! Thus redeemingthose crimson boundwith Resurrection.So Calvary’s tombstill empty lays.What Truth! HE reigns! Though satan fight;though flesh […]Read More Posthaste!
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!
Micah 7:7 “Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the GOD of my salvation; my GOD will hear me!” — Glory to GOD! Still-Filled Sundays! An upcalling, catchingaway takes its listeners;No longer indwell theytheir Church’s four walls. Thus “Missing in Action!”,redrawn to the Heavensso are those believersexpectant — rewarded. But what […]Read More Still-Filled Sundays!
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!
Proverbs 28:13 “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” HALLELUJAH! IConfess! With eight letters plus a placeholder, so“I confess” is written…with a single space between these separate words equating to Submission. But what a gap it is! This giant chasm bound with action. Yet! If […]Read More IConfess!
Revelation 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and MY reward is with ME, to give to every one according to his work.” “Recompense Coming!” Recompense coming;the reward of those Wicked!Back upon them in full shallHE TURN all their sickness. Recompense comingfor GOD is not mocked.Every evil shall pay fortheir devilish thoughts! Recompense coming!Rejoice then! […]Read More “Recompense Coming!”
Psalm 119:105 “THY WORD is a lamp to my feet and a Light to my path!” The Clearest of Day Lines! How clear each division has quickly become! What once was just Gray as a shade — now has changed! Thus “hot or cold” feelings with “off or on” settings create in hearts darkened — […]Read More The Clearest of Day Lines!
John 1:45a “Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found HIM…!” First Following! Eager expectations filledboth Andrew and Nathaniel!However not for earthlysubstance nor for any other gain. Their lives in tandemspent — sought Messiahas their SAVIOUR! WhenHE came to them, theirhearts with overwhelmedwith greatest Joy! As the wisemen broughtHIM gifts because HE cameas […]Read More First Following!
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!
Psalm 31:24 “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!” CROSS-ing The End Zone! How close yet very distant seems the finish line of Rapture’s dreams! Such struggles now surrounding cloud YOUR face from being seen. Yet with this arm of Faith I shall stretch past the devil’s […]Read More CROSS-ing the End Zone!
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!
Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Distracted “Driving”! Signs everywheretelling us direction,speed; with warningsand more. Signs everywheregrabbing attentionsas we live — everyday. Signs everywherewithout captions!Our steps — affecting. But Signs everywherearen’t equally seen withthe biggest — ignored. Yet no earthly leador […]Read More Distracted “Driving!”
Psalms 27:14 “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and HE shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD!” With Knee-Reflex Actions! When unknown attackers assail this lifetime, causing levels of Fear or Concern — without answers… WHILE some on the sidelines respond with great laughter since they know the way to […]Read More With Knee-Reflex Actions!
Psalm 61:2 “From the end of the earth I will cry to YOU, When my heart is over- whelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I!” Highest North, Truest North! Go north, young man or maiden,journey upwards! Travel past thesights and sounds which are boundwithin Today. Beloved, so dearly, then continue going! […]Read More Highest North, Truest North!