This Sinner’s Praise!

1 John 3:1a “See what kind of love the FATHER has given to us, that we should be called children of GOD; and so we are!” This Sinner’s Praise! They say Love is bestwhen truly forgivingand always forgettingis par for the course. So it goes without sayingsince actions speak louderthat Now Is the Hour toshow […]

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Memory’s Assessment!

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. […]

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Window Shopping Encounters!

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. […]

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For the Briefest of Times!

Romans 6:4 “We were buried therefore with HIM by baptism into death, in order that, just as CHRIST was raised from the dead by the glory of the FATHER, we too might walk in newness of life!” For the Briefest of Times! The slow of GODly change engageswhen those we’ve placed to guide our choices… […]

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The Net Net of “Less than!”

Luke 14:33 “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be MY disciple.” The Net Net of “Less than!” Should one humblethemself with exceptionsoutstanding,then frail is their offeringfound in HIS eyes. Thus surrendered inpart with one half of a heart song.Though “longing for GOD”, theyinstead Compromise. Consequently, submitand […]

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Down to every Last Scar!

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, […]

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Whom The SPIRIT sets Free!

Psalms 51:12 “Restore unto me the joy of THY salvation; and uphold me with THY free SPIRIT!” Whom The SPIRIT sets Free! Without Self expression, we’d just betea kettles on life’s stove, building up pressure upon pressure. But with these written relief valves, these scripted releases, so HE keeps us going! Our AUTHOR and KING! […]

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+ of HIM, – of me!

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 […]

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Surrendering into “First!”

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 […]

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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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The Sin of Near Exclusivity!

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 […]

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Healing Skeptics!

James 1:6 “But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.” Healing Skeptics! The skeptics of CHRIST, in the lives of believers, skip over the works whichHE does through such hearts… …who reassure others that HE shall […]

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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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Doing This!

Psalm 103:1 “Bless the LORD, O my soul; all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME!” Doing This! Who can exhale and inhale within the same breath, even at the same time? Oh sing praise! Hallelujah! It is only those souls thanking GOD for the gift of HIS CHRIST! As a roar! From the […]

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What If? / As If!

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 […]

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For Lack of Knowledge

Hosea 4:6a “MY people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” For Lack of Knowledge! Keep his hands fromscribing error; yea,constrain her stepswith YOURS… …and forever changetheir actions whichcome from suchhearts of stone. Even bind theirwandering minds tothe thoughts foundin YOUR WORD. Yet well before this,oh, my FATHER, haveme know the lack —in me. As HIServant […]

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Still-Filled Sundays!

Micah 7:7 “Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the GOD of my salvation; my GOD will hear me!” — Glory to GOD! Still-Filled Sundays! An upcalling, catchingaway takes its listeners;No longer indwell theytheir Church’s four walls. Thus “Missing in Action!”,redrawn to the Heavensso are those believersexpectant — rewarded. But what […]

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Re-Emptied’s Refilling!

Romans 15:13 “May the GOD of Hope FILL you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in HIM, so that you may overflow with Hope by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT!” Re-Emptied’s Refilling! More “Less of me!”will increase withDevotion till “Lostwithin HIM!” is thissoul finally Found! Thus less “Less ofme” is just out […]

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iAdmit!

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD…” iAdmit! Before any change or transforming action; ere any move happens where broken one’s heart… …there is first Recognition;acknowledging Failure… beyond every shadow of Sin Flesh creates! There the soul becomes contrite, denying Self’s strength! This precedes then Belief and Confession! […]

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“Recompense Coming!”

Revelation 22:12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and MY reward is with ME, to give to every one according to his work.” “Recompense Coming!” Recompense coming;the reward of those Wicked!Back upon them in full shallHE TURN all their sickness. Recompense comingfor GOD is not mocked.Every evil shall pay fortheir devilish thoughts! Recompense coming!Rejoice then! […]

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First Forfeiting Self!

Luke 9:23 “And HE said to all, “If anyone would come after ME, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow ME.” First Forfeiting Self! With the truth of the Gospels and sin, both confessing when wholly surrendered one’s will to GOD’s ways… …then comes waves of Completion instead of Contention […]

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The 30% Apology?

Psalm 116:12 “What shall I render to the LORD for all HIS benefits toward me?” The 30% Apology? A 100% effort is always requested. In some cases even required…with Joy! As if every movement or action one takes must equate to the same expectation! But truly Confessions need heart-felt persistence; Apology’s metrics demand nothing less! […]

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Forfeiting Forward!

Matthew 16:24 “Then JESUS told HIS disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow ME!” Forfeiting Forward! From your heart flowsIncrease which cannotbe copied when at the helmHE WHO alone gives us Life. As such, only powerfrom Heaven’s CREATORcan fuel earthly footstepsto duplicate CHRIST’s. Yet […]

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