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 Corinthians 12:7 “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” The “Cost” of Connection! There are gains that our sensesprefer over others;for Fellowship’s Favor whichour SAVIOUR leads.For to draw nearest CHRISTin the midst of the Bodymeans we must reflect HIMwithout one restraint. Yea, without holding back, sowe […]Read More The “Cost” of Connection!
2 Timothy 1:7 “For GOD gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” Praying for Conviction-less Captives! Bound by themselvesand chained withIntention…so captiveare countless —unbroken. Shackled and stayed,yet they fight everybond…unaware theirrelease is in hand. With Master Key in theform of GOD’s WORDstill its coversdiscovered are closed. Self imposed […]Read More Praying for Conviction-less Captives!
Matthew 11:15 “Whoever has an ear to hear, let him hear!” Personal Playlist Priorities! “Joy to the World!” is a gift few extend who are bound by the things of this Life. Rather! “Joy WITH the World!” is their echoing song louder heard than their worship of CHRIST. So let’s take off our headphones and […]Read More Personal Playlist Priorities!
2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is GOD breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” Assumption-less Priming Waiting for Silence to be shattered betrays one’s fears or their anger — most pressing. Aggressor or Victim mentality based; so some choose from just one or the other. Then traveling these to the […]Read More Assumption-less Priming
James 1:19 “My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger…” “Less Than!” Learning Know our prayerconnection with HIMWHO is sovereignstands — priceless. It’s a link we must dailymaintain at all costs. Since conversationsfound one-sidedbreed Silence… so Listening requiresour hearts to stopthinking. Then reading insteadwithout skimming […]Read More “Less Than!” Learning
Proverbs 4:25 “Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you!” Directly Drawn! A “race to the endzone is futile” whenever one runs empty handed.The finish line — fruitless — when someone’s direction is opposite of course completion. Yet countless, excessively erring, decide to remain in the darkness.Spinning their wheels; running […]Read More Directly Drawn!
John 8:47a “Whoever belongs to GOD hears the words of GOD…” Exclusively Listening! Stop talking ANDlistening to Self.Yea, refrain frominternal discussions.Entertain further noneof such babblingsand remain as onequietly held. For! Our voice canlead us astray…as both often andothers it sidetracks.Unable to soften theblow of our words,so what’s gotten aresteps — misplaced. Such consequencesthus avoid by […]Read More Exclusively Listening!
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!
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 5:8 “But GOD shows HIS love for us in that while we were still sinners, CHRIST died for us.” Truest Love’s Reflection! We can give without love but not love without giving…since drawn through HIS WORD we are shown righteous living. Reflecting HIS work which though finished keeps sharing…so too we push through…HIS compassion […]Read More Truest Love’s Reflection!
Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which CHRIST has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage!” Guiltlessly Gained! No, no one’s a herobut some try to be onein a world of victimswith whom we relateda title once claimed inour past, countless days. With relative actionsand […]Read More Guiltlessly Gained!
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 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!
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!
Proverbs 8:33 “Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.” Read These Instructions! Without invitation, Consequence still travels with us. Though absent of welcome it lurks at our sides — most expectant. Before we progress then what stands in our way? to prevent us? Such should be GOD’s warnings through Scripture outlined “Watch […]Read More Read These Instructions!
Romans 12:17 “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.” Teaching HIS Justice for all! Seeking desperately, dailyand often in darkness,she picked up her searchwith ferocious intent. Every dawn and each sunrise — relentless pursuing,so seen “with a vengeance”were all of her steps. Then […]Read More Teaching HIS Justice for all!
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!
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Upon HIS “Piece-Pairing” Paths… When your life’s puzzle piecesare found next to strangerssurrounded by faces whomyou’ve never seen… …then a tale of two paths, withits book covers opened,unfold words of Truth and of Consequence learned. So as friends of the […]Read More Upon HIS “Piece-Pairing” Paths…
Proverbs 8:7 “For my mouth will utter Truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.” Things GOD Never Said! “Be a scorn-casting CHRISTian; be lukewarmat best!Just show Love yet be quick with Self righteous offense!” “Be boastful and bold — as though your words are Truth;even speak for ME through the opinions of youth!” Yet […]Read More Things GOD NEVER Said!
Luke 23:34 “FATHER, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Forgiving the Scorn-caster! Scorn-casters mirror theStorm-chasers zeal in howquickly they rush to theCenter’s attention. Ever notice their speedto find fault-filled darkclouds and spew outtheir opinions on allwho “should” listen? Create they such weatherthen blame others for it;Such cycles they churnwhile acting […]Read More Forgiving the Scorn-caster!
Psalm 59:12a “For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride.” The Sin of Near Exclusivity! As the fool’s evolution of progress from Nothing, forgetting the ONE WHO created their thoughts; Take they Praise’s great accolades “as if Self made” and ignore The Beginning …at which […]Read More The Sin of Near Exclusivity!
1 Corinthians 11:1 “Be imitators of me, as I am of CHRIST.” (Paul the Apostle) Obeying The Speech Writer! Choosing a path which “isn’t mine” and words Self made which stutter… …would mean one has left those assigned by CHRIST to use another’s. Retrace then every step to HIS and find where Self — off […]Read More Obeying The Speech Writer!
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!
Titus 3:9 “But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.” Avoiding Dispassionate Debates! What’s Love got to do with “religious compassion” for how can “transactional care” replace CHRIST’s? How might “going through motions” achieve HIS affection? The Answer? They can’t…and they won’t. Despite this hard truth, […]Read More Avoiding Dispassionate Debates!
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!
James 1:19 “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” Obeying Traffic Signs! Steven Covey calls the interrupters as those who “listen only with the intent to respond”. So not really listening at all. The opposite is true of those […]Read More Obeying Traffic Signs!
Proverbs 30:7 “Two things I request of YOU (Deprive me not before I die): Two First Requests! How many souls withDeception — begin?Instead of with facts, theymove off-ward with Sin… Till, by Dark, consumed!As such, they pretendwhile fooling themselvesand…those who listen. So likewise — Treasure!Grant me just my lotfor soley YOUR willshall suffice, oh my […]Read More Two First Requests!
Matthew 18:20 “For where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I with them.” The (Re)Gathering Body! When shall our loved onesagain gather with us; whowill willingly come withoutPressure’s advance? Or how much Persecution isneeded — reminding —that we must drawn as HISfabric— together? Dwell in Unity, yea! Side-by-side,hand-in-hand…Lifting up one another […]Read More The (Re)Gathering Body!
Exodus 8:32 “But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also; neither would he let the people go.” Changing the Same! Are we intolerant of the lessons Pain teaches? Is it’s presence shunned quickly — no matter the hour? What of those warnings GOD sends as Discomfort— proposed? Are such moments defined just the same? […]Read More Changing the Same!