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!
2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach The WORD!Be ready in season and out of season.Convince, rebuke, exhort, with alllongsuffering and teaching!” The Willing Witness… Of HIS children am Ia most grateful “son”.Of CHRIST’s sheep inHIS pastures…forgiven. With daughters as wellso we seek The LORD…as our SHEPHERD WHOgives us provision! Eternal Life’s SOURCE,our SAVIOUR divine…by WHOSE stripes wegained […]Read More The Willing Witness…
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!
2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Healing Gehazi’s! With Life’s belt slowly tightening,some eyes which are blindeddo not, as yet, see HIM. With its Chaos increasing,some’s faith — then decreasinghave turned their sights elsewhere, But our GOD returns gazesjust like with Gehazi’s. So!Hope […]Read More Healing Gehazi’s!
1 Samuel 12:24 “Only fear the LORD and serve HIM faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things HE has done for you.” Ahead of Time! Well done,Oh Good and faithful son!Yes! Good and faithful daughter….Enter in through Heaven’s gates,oh righteous ones! Yea, come…The battle has been won!Feel MY rest embrace your soulsand […]Read More Ahead of Time!
John 20:16a “JESUS said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to HIM, “Rabboni!” The Crossroads Difference! GOD completely changed my phrase “just as I am” to “who I was.” Else a surface level moment would have only been because…. …HE’d left me where HE found me. Then — indifferent — I’d have stayed. But! […]Read More The CrossRoads Difference!
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!
Matthew 11:29 “Take MY yoke upon you and learn from ME, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Living “On!” Hope’s deferred timing isfound lengthy and straining.It’s experience often drainsreservoirs dry. Parched then Patience andHope when such spans stretch— Extensive. Some giving up both…then resign. But […]Read More Living “On!”
Philippians 3:14 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.” Memory’s Assessment! Repenting of wasted times and opportunitiesSelf squanders….can with frequency become a chain as well when someone wanders; where “moving forwards” moments are transferred to such Regrets.There is found a backwards pattern in one’s steps. […]Read More Memory’s Assessment!
Hebrews 13:5a “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.” Window Shopping Encounters! In the downtown of a country setting, two men were to meet within an upscale store. Looking through the thick glass door window so we see the splendor and variety of expensive men’s suits and accessories. […]Read More Window Shopping Encounters!
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!
1 Corinthians 15:49 “Just as we have borne the image of the earthly, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.” As The MASTER’s Self Portraits! The beauty of older age finds a CHRISTian more quickly discarding their own image …to more wholly embrace CHRIST’s. So to those younger than Self, hear these lines […]Read More As The MASTER’s Self Portraits!
Exodus 15:6 “YOUR right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, YOUR right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.” Knowing WHO holds them! These cards dealt to usbear both sovereignty’smarkingsand those from thedarkness surrounding. Life’s table then spinsand the next card we getcannot stop such attacksas would harm us. So those valueless numberscombine for defeatsince the […]Read More Knowing WHO holds them!
Psalms 96:4 “For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; HE is to be feared above all gods!” With “BUT GOD!” Boldness! It is well with our soulsthough these bodies still tremble.GOD remains in controlyet how often we question! So we stumble at timeswhen Distress comes to mindeven long before “battle”is mentioned. “But […]Read More With “BUT GOD!” Boldness!
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 12:22 “Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal faithfully are HIS delight!” GOD’s Infallible WORD! Deliver us from “Good”which is evil disguisingitself to pretend otherwise. Protect us from “Blessings”,redefined by “progressives”who truly speak nothing but lies. For the “popular” newsviews unholy Injusticeas just the alliance it needs. Peapods’ pairing […]Read More GOD’s Infallible WORD!
Psalms 51:12 “Restore unto me the joy of THY salvation; and uphold me with THY free SPIRIT!” Whom The SPIRIT sets Free! Without Self expression, we’d just betea kettles on life’s stove, building up pressure upon pressure. But with these written relief valves, these scripted releases, so HE keeps us going! Our AUTHOR and KING! […]Read More Whom The SPIRIT sets Free!
Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see GOD!” Home with HIS Heart! Supernaturally forged;transparently cleansedare hearts which believeJESUS CHRIST. Our SAVIOUR and HEALERby HIS NAME decreedthese facts…which arenot based on feelings. With HIS scriptural proof,then whom shall you serve;Creation or HE WHOSEheart formed it? Yea, choose you this Hourthe Heart […]Read More Home with HIS Heart!
2 Corinthians 5:21 “For our sake HE made HIM to be sin WHO knew no sin, so that in HIM we might become the righteousness of GOD!” Hallelujah! Sovereignly Tailored! Generous LORD, our Gracious Redeemer, we bow down our hearts, drawing nigh to THY throne. In YOUR presence is Joy which o’erwhelms us right now […]Read More Sovereignly Tailored!
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?”
Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of GOD, as beloved children!” Living, Words! Serve the LORD with gladness, not Despair…running quickly in HIS footprints without Fear. Ignore the urge to grieve for lengthy times and cast off those chains which claim to bind you there. So examine very closely whose reflection they will see for all […]Read More Living, Words!
2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to GOD…and not to us!” Our “Empty” Pursuit! How great is our FATHER’sso gracious abundanceWHO moves without maliceand gives without price.WHO chooses us alwaysand never forsakes! HE granted our soulswithout measure nor summarybecause of Forever we […]Read More Our “Empty” Pursuit!
Psalm 91:5 “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day…” GOD’s Guarantee! Dearest LORD, protect us from and heal us with those scripts prescribed… …which the world markets to us as what’s needed for our lives. As a Trojan horse deceiving so they seem and […]Read More GOD’s Guarantee!
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!
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 77:12 “I will reflect on all YOU have done and meditate on YOUR actions!” Memories don’t negotiate.What happened can’t be changed.History’s threads — already woven —there remain. So whether brightly coloredthese reflections are…or nay,they cannot be reimagined— nor erased. Yet living in this present, thenlet us sew with Light…so when past these actions are,they’ll […]Read More Our Path’s Pre-Reflections!
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!