Acts 5:29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey GOD rather than men.” With HIS Blood Bought Purpose! We have no strengthto turn this time, butGOD! BUT GOD —through CHRIST… …finds us longing forour risen LORD,expectantly awaiting! Yea! Our RighteousKING returning,WHOSE power —(evil spurning) …stems its tidalwaves! So JESUS’NAME […]Read More With HIS Blood Bought Purpose!
1 Peter 4:17 “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of GOD: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of GOD? Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing What confusion ariseswhen comes inDeception.When satan sendsmessengers, actingas light. What harm anddissension heconstantly […]Read More Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing
John 14:15 “If you love ME, you will keep MY commandments.” Guiltless with GOD! Guilt by association is far from exact. It’s not always true “just because”. But spiritually speaking, near Apathy’s doors, one is NOT excused IF they linger. Thus justly measured by GOD are those lax, whose appetite longs for “lukewarm”. Who’ve made […]Read More Guiltless with GOD!
1 Peter 5:5b “and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Broken Progress! There’s a point where Progression — doesn’t. It’s an intersection called “Complete Brokenness.” But once having passed through it, Forward Movement begins again. Spiritually then, our […]Read More Broken Progress!
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are GOD’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when HE appears we shall be like HIM, because we shall see HIM as HE is!” Fabric Transitions! When Heaven’s setfocus with Thought’stidal waves floodsone’s brain, then…won’t words flowin tandem? When withoutinterruption, CHRIST’sgaze […]Read More Fabric Transitions!
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 […]Read More Me < Second Fiddle!
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!” Better than Coffee! Since the hunger of our lives cannot be satisfied by Self, it stands to reason that our only SOURCE is JESUS. Communion, though a wafer with a thimble full of liquid… is the grandest feast […]Read More Better than Coffee!
Proverbs 13:10 ”Where there is strife, there is pride, but Wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Pride’s Un-dwelling Unconvinced by sin’s memories which insistently press,so we’re NOT our past scars sinceour wounds CHRIST dispensed. Cleansing souls upon Calvary, as such, we are flawless!Stained solely by crimson so…. HIS verdict is “Faultless!” Then no […]Read More Pride’s Un-dwelling
Psalm 86:5 “For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you!” By HIS Good Graces! GOD is patientnot tardy nor late.HIS Justice is timelyjust as is HIS love. Consequently…HE is never mocked.Although claims somehave made,HE always pays back. Given this truthwhy test HIM, oh Flesh?HE shall […]Read More By HIS Good Graces!
John 3:30 “HE must increase, but I must decrease!” Moving Day Zeal! Every day’sAnticipationshould be spent— downsizing. Taking lesswhile giving greater;getting down to basics. Mindful thenof ROCK beneath us;our firm foundation— CHRIST! So “MovingDay!” is every daywith “less of Self”— in tow. Till finally, whenThe LORD returns,we shall be as…HE is! Yea, we WILL be […]Read More Moving Day Zeal!
Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer!” Lift HIM up! Oh, how great is theLORD, sing HISpraises! With Thanksgivingand Joy, with bothheart and your voice,lift HIS NAME! Though the enemysteal, sing HIS praises! Though he try todestroy both yourhopes and your voice,keep the Faith! THE LORD shallrestore you, giveHIM […]Read More Lift HIM up!
Luke 1:53 “HE has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich HE has sent away empty.” The Most of These! When JESUS reignedis questioned byBelieving-Lesshearts which are blind. Vision-Less soulsbound by Contempt,Still sightlesslyspeak offenses. Knowledge-Less thenwith Disbelief,still argue they…“GOD rules nothing!” Yet Arrogance can’tovercome the Truthof HIS WORD,CHRIST the SON! So be found […]Read More The Most of These!
James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and HE will lift you up.” Bowing Lower, Lifted Higher! There’s no other option when failing completely than Total’s surrender. In the spiritual setting, then kneeling in Forfeit brings Victory’s Height! So Self! Quickly give all at the feet of the LORD and HE shall […]Read More Bowing Lower, Lifted Higher!
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!