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!
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!
2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from GOD and not from us!” + of HIM, – of me! Empty us fully, pour inYOUR best for us…and seal YOUR truths toour hearts ere we speak. For Truth minus Factis only opinion. But YOURWORD […]Read More + of HIM, – of me!
Romans 8:18 “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us!” The Value of our Scars Every souls’ advanced thoughts havebeen filled with reflectionsof pasts where their wisdomincreased after Loss. Meaning: Gains greatly valued cameonce trials were finished…and never met sooner nor heldwithout cost. What […]Read More The Value of our Scars
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!”
Isaiah 41:13 “For I the LORD your GOD will hold your right hand, saying to you, “Fear not; I will help you!” Reviewing Refill Requests! Best caring for othersisn’t bringing them wateror food if it lets them stayright where they are. For the voids of the worldare not worth refillingwhen doing so onlypermits greater scars. […]Read More Reviewing “Refill” Requests!
Luke 10:33 “But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.” You, Samaritan — Good! With unconfessed sins, so one remains “sinner” under label of Darkness, winningjust their Conviction.Those blatant, repeated and “winked at” in part which continue are such …that require Eviction! But don’t […]Read More You, Samaritan — Good!
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!
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 1:9 “Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted…” And the Last shall be! No matter one’s stance at its height; it’s not greater than Humble’s expression — prostrate. No matter our self- assessed strengths;they’re not stronger than CHRIST’s WHO set HIS Cross — straight! Now stand we in HIM […]Read More And the Last shall be!
James 4:6 “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “GOD opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Glance Casting Abstinence! When the weight of the world breaks the back of the Broken and when Healing seems distant like reaching the stars… When Hope from the hearts of each victim feels drained then […]Read More Glance Casting Abstinence!
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!
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!
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!
Proverbs 29:23 “One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.” With One Another… Being told to cut loose one’s heart attitude should — at the most — bea one-time request. If not selfless in prayer, believing in GOD…then shall others in contrast — still press. For Pride […]Read More With One Another!
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 […]Read More What If? / As If!
Matthew 11:30 “For MY yoke is easy and MY burden is light.” The Lightest Cross! Purge the pride within “I”which does not deny self.Cast it off as a snake whosemere presence means trouble. There! HIS Potters wheeltransforms and restores us!There! JESUS, with fire,removes human stubble. So again, here Todayburn those robes called“Self Righteous.” Abandon“intentions of […]Read More The Lightest Cross!
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!
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 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another!” The Warm and the Sweet! “Bitter” cold is both accurate and descriptive as opposed to “bitter” heat. “Blistering”, “fiery” and other such “adjectives” feel then as much better choices of words. But “bitter” […]Read More The Warm and The Sweet!
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!”
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!
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 […]Read More Removing The Clay from HIS Kiln!
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!
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!
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, […]Read More Correction’s Compassionate KING!
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!
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the LORD while HE may be found, call upon HIM while HE is near!” Before… The law of the Funnelis likened to Land…where one’s thoughts hit a wall;“out of real estate” — running. Just as swirling liquideventually falls…so the end of a linewill hit markers…unmoving. Thus encircling chaoswill reach an impassewhere no […]Read More Before…