Romans 15:4 “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” HIS Inscribed Boundaries! What lines lives keep crossingwhile wearing thick glassesso life appears vague; eachmisstep — a mistake… …when surely Intentionleapt over such “boundaries”!Thus ordered such Error,surpassing […]Read More HIS Inscribed Boundaries!
Luke 18:1 “Now HE was telling them a parable to show that at ALL TIMES they ought to pray and not to lose heart…” With Prayers — Unceasing! Prayer room pleas with petitions “outside” join together in those with unceasing resolve! Zealous these souls with Faith their outpouring; Unmoved by the Darkness, relentlessly pressing! Steadfast […]Read More With Prayers — Unceasing!
Matthew 12:30 “Whoever is not with ME is against ME, and whoever does not gather with ME scatters.” With Souls of the SAVIOUR! By closing the eyes, and stopping one’s ears;the heart then…is closed. By gathering “kin-folk”, (like-minded non-thinkers); their output is lesser than none. Consequently, indeed! No spiritual gain then comes from emptied jars. […]Read More With Souls of the SAVIOUR!
2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the LORD is faithful. HE will establish you and guard you against the evil one!” Reminders in Red! As an empty vessel with fractured frame, it’s still common to find Hesitation within. Such unwilling to carry whatever remains since the bulk has been lost of HIS blessings once held. Or so […]Read More Reminders in Red!
2 Corinthians 5:21 “HE made CHRIST WHO knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in HIM we would become the righteousness of GOD [that is, we would be made acceptable to HIM and placed in a right relationship with HIM by HIS gracious lovingkindness]!” Laid beside HIS Still Waters! The […]Read More Laid beside HIS Still Waters!
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in ME you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!” From the Heart of our KING! Redemptive versus Unforgiven; Sin’s status with two sides. Though dead to it, as Scripture states, we […]Read More From the Heart of our KING!
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Once Again — Heaven! We shall sing of YOUR excellent greatness; with our words filled exalting YOUR NAME! YOUR praise will be heard from our lips with each breath as before THEE our songs have […]Read More Once Again — Heaven!
Matthew 24:44 “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” The second hand hurries! The minute hand flies; the hour hand points to this moment… …where second hand thoughts and minutia abound; yet our focus must center on Time. For now we do well […]Read More This Waiting Moment!
Isaiah 61:10 “I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, my soul will exult in my GOD; For HE has clothed me with garments of salvation, HE has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Spotless Threads, Sovereign Robes! […]Read More Spotless Threads, Sovereign Robes!
Philippians 2:13 – For it is GOD WHO workS in you both to will and to do of HIS good pleasure.” Back Then —- and NOW! The reign of JESUS remains! Uninterrupted, HE moves per HIS schedule. Thus no “suddenly” happens “surprising”HIS steps. Yea, all things have transpiredas HE knew — before Time. So those […]Read More Back Then…and NOW!
Romans 1:12 “That is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith, both of you and me. Sovereignly Assigned Paintbrushes! As the strands of HIS fabric uniquely resewn, so become we combined with vast numbers of lives. Within every cross-section HE joins us with purpose… enhancing so many soul portraits each […]Read More Sovereignly Assigned Paintbrushes!
Hebrews 11:1 “Now Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen!” Secondary Sight! Do not forget the Fear of the LORD for the height of your Faith comes from greatest Remembrance. From souls which are wholly surrendered then comes the strength to soar highest…when Sight isn’t sought! So long […]Read More Secondary Sight!
Hebrews 9:14 “How much more shall the blood of CHRIST, WHO through the eternal SPIRIT offered HIMSELF without spot to GOD, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living GOD?” Red-Handed Redemption! With blood stains on blood stains yet covering our hands, from yesterday’s acts and this morning’s first thoughts… …so has calloused […]Read More Red-Handed Redemption!
Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” On Freedom’s Wings! Forgiveness begins by extending HIS pardon to Self’s own reflection. For without that debt paid, then one can’t mrror CHRIST WHOSE redemption forgave even me. So we each must start inward redeeming the […]Read More On Freedom’s Wings!
Matthew 16:24 “Then JESUS said to HIS disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after ME, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow ME.” Step by Step Surrender! Whenever Self chooses the path of Destruction, the debris field harms so much more than themselves. Thus whenever, without Reservation, one moves…the impact on […]Read More Step by Step Surrender!
Psalms 36:9 “For with YOU is the fountain of life; In YOUR light we see light!” By HIS Breath Indwelling First witnessing birth, then aninfant expressions…with Sounds softly rising, thus drawnthese heartstrings. Bending low with Compassion filledwith Love’s reflections…so am I found speechless by Joy mysight brings. Now beholding Creation’s initialexhale, so the cry of […]Read More By HIS Breath Indwelling
John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” Un-Comparative Crimson! The battle within against sin isn’t any small skirmish. Appearing on one hand as endless, still IN another, it’s an […]Read More Uncomparative Crimson!
Ephesians 3:20 “Now to HIM WHO is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to HIS power that is at work within us…” Those “Waves”! When the rivers of Grace flood over us fully, then the bridge-like connections of human design…are raised — even drawn — till their endpoints praise […]Read More Those “Waves”!
John 3:30 “HE must increase, but I must decrease…” Decreasing Before! Presupposing our portion be “greater” than “less” pretends that HIS part is dependent on ours. Thus flawed this assumption joins gravest of errors because it claims “Increase!” when “Decrease!” we must! Thus returning at present to kneel in HIS presence; then wholly surrendered we’ll […]Read More Decreasing Before!
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness!” Non-Working Devices! Do not let me fail THEEnor grant these desires;which favor my prideyet betray perfect Love. Do not let Self’s errorbe found — entertained;Do not permit this fools’requests then […]Read More Non-Working Devices!
Psalm 83:1 “Song, a Psalm of Asaph. O GOD, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O GOD, do not be still.” HIS Silent Voice Silence is…neither golden nor absent for it is a void as well as a substance. Even so, we more often experience it as the latter. Examination follows our […]Read More HIS Silent Voice
John 9:36 “Who is HE, Sir?” he replied. “Tell me so that I may believe in HIM.” Hastening the Hour! When we’re honest with self, HIS heart transforms ours… Till these tools of blunt force become feather pens. Therefore written upon, so we write within till CHRIST’s message of Grace is felt by the Blind. […]Read More Hastening the Hour!
1 Corinthians 3:11 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST.” Red ROCK Redemption! Red rose petals felled from the head of this flower; drifting down upon stones that lay scattered about… …seem reflections of blood drops my SAVIOUR had shed when this world (with its words) […]Read More Red ROCK Redemption!
Ephesians 1:5-6 “HE predestined us for adoption to HIMSELF as sons through JESUS CHRIST, according to the purpose of HIS will, 6 to the praise of HIS GLORIOUS GRACE, with which HE blessed us in the Beloved.” Grace > “fate”! Whenever Fate “twists”, who calls it — amazing? Is it more so than Grace from […]Read More Grace > “fate”!
Psalm 123:1 “A Song of Ascents. To YOU I lift up my eyes, O YOU WHO are enthroned in the heavens!” In the Instant BEFORE… Around the midnight hour, so a man with weathered clothes and calloused hands stood silently…as statuesque as the rustic, cottage church in the background. As well, in the full glow […]Read More In the Instant BEFORE…
Psalm 149:1 “Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, HIS praise in the assembly of the godly! Joining Glory’s Choir! Praise ye the LORD, every soul… Lift higher HIS banners; Raise highest HIS NAME! Join with the saints now in Glory! Unite with their voices; with zeal! Proclaim! BECAUSE! HE WHO promised […]Read More Rejoice, oh Choir!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the HOLY SPIRIT within you, whom you have from GOD? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify GOD in your body.” Temporary Housing ! Retreat to belief in JESUS CHRIST, our solid ROCK […]Read More Temporary Housing!
Psalm 105:2 “Sing to HIM, sing praise to HIM; tell of all HIS wonderful acts!” With Praise Songs Preceding! With “Thank YOU, LORD!” lifted, (my hands as companions), these eyes rose to Heaven; all meeting with CHRIST! For this days’ unveiling had brought with it — blessings! Thus speechless this voice was… rejoining bent knees! […]Read More With Praise Songs Preceding!
Matthew 21:9 “Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is HE who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!”” With Unfollowed Praise! Great praise comes from graciousness, flowing from vessels whose frames made of clay for HIS […]Read More With Unfollowed Praise!