The “Cost” of Connection!

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 […]

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Well Woven!

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love GOD all things work (are woven) together for good, for those who are the Called… according to HIS purpose.” (KJV) Well Woven! HE owns the livestock,  all life and each hill. By HIS will and control,  HIS designs become  fabric! For HE threads and  HE […]

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Directly Drawn!

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 […]

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An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!”

Matthew 27:66 “So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.” An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!” “Merry CHRISTmas” is constant;it’s for every season; …each month full of days and thehours going with them! Yet! To the world, it’s compressedas one span… …of just 24 hours and then:Nothing more! […]

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Broken Progress!

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 […]

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Abandoning our “Tug of War!”

Proverbs 21:30 “There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD!”. Abandoning our “Tug of War!” CHRIST draws us to HIMyet the Flesh…many timeswill reverse this blessed course. Rejecting the disciplined walkthat HE taught so backwardswe press…into “lukewarm dross”. Given this Truth, then Surrender…to CHRIST as the wisest of choices. For the battle […]

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The Great Uplifting!

Proverbs 8:34 “Blessed are those who listen to ME, watching daily at MY doors, waiting at MY doorway.” The Great Uplifting! The Cross, oh lost soul— searching still, is atLove’s intersection…where bound is Doubt,Confusion and theplans of man’sIntentions. Yes there is where FirstLight was seen whenthese blind eyes HEopened. Oh howdivine are YOURdesigns as signs […]

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Legacy-leaving Levels!

Acts 22:15 “You will be HIS witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.” Legacy-leaving Levels! Leaves disconnectedresemble faint echoswhere Life flourishedonce yet now appearfaded. Without vibrant stems,so its greens becomegray. Decay quicklycomes to transformwhat seems waste. It’s GOD’s given truthsince each liferecycled will birth thenext seedling! Thusblessed are thesecircles. Refresh your […]

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Running LIGHT!

Philippians 3:20 “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a SAVIOUR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST!” Running LIGHT! GOD acts upon HISsovereign thoughtspre-planned beforeCreation. HIS choices daily dodisplay Life’s history —soon to come. So despite what mayseem “sudden” andregardless thingsobserved; GOD’s hands moveTime controlling thusthose things thatwill occur. So! No weapon formedagainst […]

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Swirling Upwards!

Matthew 28:20b “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Swirling Upwards! Every drain swirls by cascading downwards with liquid flows surging; their currents — increasing. In some such is found never stopping nor slowing…whose anchor is missing or worse yet, abandoned. So tug on your line, weary Traveler, […]

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Without Worldly Weights!

Psalm 68:19 “Blessed be the LORD, WHO daily lifts us up; GOD is our salvation. Selah!” Without Worldly Weights! Sins with graveDisregard andVelocity’s frequencyare bound to thosevisions — so clouded. Still repeating withApathy’s lukewarmindifference are thesewho please Self withsuch errors. Therefore cast off allsin with haste greaterthan running; rejectingMankind’s every interest! Because HIS work isfinished, […]

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Me < Second Fiddle!

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 […]

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Better than Coffee!

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  […]

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HIS Yes and Amen!

Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” HIS Yes and Amen! Have you ever grasped tightlythe wind with your hands?Has your heart held a thought which no other soul can? Since negative answers wegive for both queries…Since scars “speak” aheadof our voices — in theory… …then […]

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HIS Great Subtraction!

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 […]

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Contently Continue!

Isaiah 48:17 “Thus says the LORD, your REDEEMER, the HOLY ONE of Israel, “I am the LORD your GOD, WHO teaches you to profit, WHO leads you in the way you should go.” Contently Continue! Foolishly jealousof greener grass sides,Not knowing their spannor what each must suffer; …still go several souls,abandoning fieldsin which GOD placed […]

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The Wait-less Line!

Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” The Wait-less Line! At the doctor’s;with reasonsand symptoms to shareSitting patiently,waiting…our pains to explain. In the moment;over Time…so many beforein their officeswatchingthe hours crawl past. Then when we’re calledwe give thanks!But! Just for secondsthey try to relatewith us…until we’re […]

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Dis-Courting Doubts!

Jude 1:22 “And have mercy on those who doubt…” Dis-Courting Doubts! Without courting Worrynor trying to be fearless,one walks through THE WORD…and gains GOD’s resolve. What sweet transformationfrom Striving to Rest!What bondage surrendered…as Faith is expressed! Let HIM still you then;calming all your thought’s waves…for HE walks on the seas andalone grants us grace! So […]

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Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply!

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 […]

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A Righteous Retrospective!

Revelation 1:1a “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which GOD gave HIM to show HIS servants — things which must shortly take place.” A Righteous Retrospective! Oh my GOD and KING….what Joy morning bringsfor YOUR voice in me sings,“I AM Coming!” Then falls the curtainthe final acts’ purposewith HE, “The most worthy!”returning. So looking aheadto rise […]

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As The MASTER’s Self Portraits!

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 […]

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Rescue’s Ropes of Remembrance!

Hebrews 6:18 “Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for GOD to lie, we who have fled to take hold of The Hope set before us may be strongly encouraged! Rescue’s Ropes of Remembrance! Sometimes when Silence is anything but and resembles more closely Life’s volume turned down. When it’s still a […]

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Reviewing “Refill” Requests!

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. […]

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Passing the Past backwards!

Luke 17:32 “Remember Lot’s wife!” Passing the Past backwards! If one went back in Time,intending Corrections,fixing every mistake…only more would occur. For all the Good given,and saving of feelings;of unnumbered rescuesand words purely said… …they’d all surely vanish!Then! Where would we be?So don’t go back in Time;don’t unsave those Redeemed! Moving forward in union,let us […]

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Our “Empty” Pursuit!

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 […]

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Horseshoes and Stirrups!

Romans 12:11 “Not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the LORD…” Horseshoes and Stirrups! Again as a steed in HIS stable — remembering to when he was bound to GOD’s Gate in Youth’s days; …recalling the righteous restrictions once binding. With bent neck andknee, Self proceeded to pray. No shoes had I needed when […]

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Un-Callousing Confessions!

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 […]

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For This Last Mile!

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 […]

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Sent Other-ward!

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 […]

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