2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the LORD is the SPIRIT, and where the SPIRIT of the LORD is, there is freedom! Freed by what’s Finished! By confessions to theNth degree will soulsso burdened —struggle. There weighted down,each guilty phrasebetrays them likenone other. Thus satan’s useof words we usedmake worse thosethings we’ve uttered. Reminding of pastindiscretions…untilwe begin […]Read More Freed by what’s Finished!
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Living Likewise! Let us trust in the LORD and not onour souls… till relinquished the grasp on this flesh which we hold. Let us quickly submitthat our best is yet flawed… by exalting the NAME of our KING and […]Read More Living Likewise!
1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to GOD, WHO gives us the victory through our LORD JESUS CHRIST!” Unfailing Love! For sure protection, endless grace and sovereign will, our voices praise THEE. Blessings follow then because YOUR help for us exceeds amazing! So when difficulties drag us down — suggesting we’re defeated… …or when demons […]Read More Unfailing Love!
Luke 10:31 “Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.” Subtraction signs arepathways whileAddition’s look likebridges… One’s a street withseparate linescompared to crossingroads — connecting. To intersecting Iives,instead of passingby each other… …are we called asHE commissioned;sharing grace, asHIS additions. So […]Read More HIS Great Subtraction!
1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in love!” The Self-Reflective “Acceptance Speech!” What is Correction compared to Oppression? What comes from GOD versus crafted by others? The answer resides in HIS sovereign commission; in HIS purpose uniquely appointed. For some speak from fear and from stances — impatient. They don’t want to hear scripture coming to […]Read More The Self-Reflective “Acceptance Speech!”
Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, as CHRIST loved the church and gave HIMSELF up for her…” ONE-derful Love! My love shall flourish for you through the hardest times to breathe…and this heart for yours keeps beating even when you have no strength. My soul extends Surrender here supporting all your steps. This life’s investment […]Read More ONE-derful Love!
1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are GOD’s temple and that GOD’s SPIRIT dwells in you?” Compelled by HIS Love! The SPIRIT’s indwelling is after acceptance. HE follows Belief, occupying the soul. External no longer but now inside breathing, so starts our transforming till Rapture begins! But failing to further one’s steps […]Read More
Romans 10:4 “For CHRIST is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes! Hallelujah! Embracing Law’s AUTHOR and SAVIOUR! There’s reverence found in one’s solemn behavior where preference is given…(instead of “deferred”) …to The ONE due our praise! Yes to JESUS our SAVIOUR yet found are delays and undue hesitations. See those […]Read More Embracing Law’s AUTHOR and SAVIOUR!
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!
Luke 15:11-32 “I’m waiting for you, MY Child!” The Unwritten Love Letter! Since your last message,so much time has passed.Still I wait for your voiceor a letter at least.But today it’s just textsor an email. But NONE of those came;thus Silence you gave.Still expectant I watched…although knowing the truth.And today, as before,no word did you […]Read More The Unwritten Love Letter!
Proverbs 9:9 “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning!” Down to every Last Scar! Experience allows us to review something known which unnoticed still goes by those yet without scars. Like souls that have never been touched by HIS Love, […]Read More Down to every Last Scar!
Psalms 36:5 “YOUR love, oh LORD, reaches to the heavens, YOUR faithfulness to the skies!” Gaining Greatest! It’s Love’s application we callinto question.From there “set amounts”seem — defined.Affections deemed “great”have no slack nor “dead weight”whilst those “lesser” are boundto learn lessons. So THIS present age bearsselfish scars for myself,having tried for perfection butfailed. Plus wounds […]Read More Gaining Greatest!
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!”
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?”
Proverbs 11:25 “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Both Receive and Return! On those re-giving Self, shower reign drops of Mercy. Where seen is Surrender, grant Grace all the more. Thus I pray for my brothers and sisters who struggle; whose troubles are real yet who come […]Read More Both Receive and Return!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
John 20:31 “But these are written that you may believe that JESUS is The Messiah, the Son of GOD, and that by believing you may have life in HIS NAME!” First Love’s Renewal! HIS Love and affectionate, graceful Attention embraces those “CHRISTian”in name AND in deed. So because of GOD’s call heard regathering children, there […]Read More First Love’s Renewal!
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!
1 Peter 4:10 “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of GOD’s varied grace…” Sent Other-ward! Royalty’s Heightsacrificedfor our lives…Hallalujah! Love’s load wearingCross bearingGrace sharingSAVIOUR… is CHRIST soley!Ours — onlyanswer toprayer! So live holygive fully,love wholly —others! As HIServant surely sent in your service, Whitney Devotional: Matthew […]Read More Sent Other-ward!
Proverbs 27:19 “As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man!” Love’s Face — Forward! Buildings over the years change as my face has in the mirror. Once favorite stores have now become shells of what once was… …so often disguised with face lifts, hiding wrinkles and scarring. But one face […]Read More Love’s Face — Forward!
1 John 4:19 “We love because HE first loved us!” Sharing Love First…with SIght! When you look in the eyes ofsomeone who’s silentwho can’t speak of their grief norwhy Pain fills their heart…then there’s draining of Hope.Both of theirs and your own…for you cannot share Comfort’s embrace. Thus our gaze in return feels bothhollow and […]Read More Sharing Love First…with SIght!
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!
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!
Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the SPIRIT on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the LORD’s people.” Adding Volume! The prayers of saints are to GOD — sweet aromas. How savory they are to one’s ears — healing wounds… […]Read More Adding Volume!