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!
Psalm 86:15 “But you, O LORD, are a GOD merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” The Love of a Lifeline! Unsteady pillars on shaky foundations, are souls trying to stand on the seas. Where Faith is suspect bound by cloudy intent, there they wallow beneath stormy skies. But […]Read More The Love of a Lifeline!
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!
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! […]Read More An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!”
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 […]Read More Abandoning our “Tug of War!”
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew yourself approved unto GOD, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing THE WORD of Truth.” THE WORD is Truth! Past confessionsof camouflagedWeakness and Pride…urge Death’s signaturestories be broughtback to Life… …WHEN recited arethings which rekindledead sins. Thenthose troubles againplague our senses. By words weighingas burdens, so […]Read More THE WORD is Truth!
Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your FATHER in heaven!” Turning Nays into Yeas! Shall naysayers turnupon their ownor scoffers mockthemselves as well… With fist-clenched,shaking cursescrowding pathwaysinto hell? With their darkenedwords dispersed byforce; such verbalshadows castingforth… Can light ignite thesedampened […]Read More Turning Nays into Yeas!
Isaiah 55:11 “So shall MY WORD be that goes out from MY mouth; it shall not return to ME empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Without Extras! YOU are my Provision when Flesh has failed and even more so, when it […]Read More Without Extras!
Romans 10:4: “CHRIST is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes!” Eternally Right-eous! This offense isn’t shared or assisted. So “I’m sorry; Forgive me; the blame is all mine.” The sum of these then bears Confession’s remorse without framing someone for my crimes. So no pointing of […]Read More Eternally Right-eous!
Psalm 119:10 “With my whole heart I have sought YOU; Oh, let me not wander from YOUR commandments!” When Contentment Contends! One roughly foughtbattle is also wageddaily. It’s foes areContentment: theWorld’s versusCHRIST’s…a fightthat will never beover till Heaven. Where the Flesh looksbehind, HIS SPIRITdraws upwards! Pushand pull; Tug of War…neither relenting.Yet such strugglescontinue for those“on […]Read More When Contentment Contends!
1 Chronicles 16:11 “Seek the LORD and HIS strength; seek HIS presence continually!” With the CONDUCTOR! Confess The Blood,Accept HIS cleansing…Dependent! Preach all the WORD;Praying and fasting…Surrendered! Marching in Faith;Uncompromising…Resilient! Soaring with CHRIST;Transformed spotlessly…Brilliant! As HIServant ever pressing onward until “wholly changed” on THAT Day by HIS Presence, Whitney Devotional: Hebrews 1:3a “HE is the […]Read More With the CONDUCTOR!
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!
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 […]Read More This Sinner’s Praise!
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. […]Read More Memory’s Assessment!
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. […]Read More Window Shopping Encounters!
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… […]Read More For the Briefest of Times!
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 […]Read More The Net Net of “Less than!”
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 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! […]Read More Whom The SPIRIT sets Free!
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!
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!”
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 […]Read More Our “Empty” Pursuit!
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 […]Read More Horseshoes and Stirrups!
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!
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 […]Read More Healing Skeptics!
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!
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 […]Read More Doing This!
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!
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 […]Read More For Lack of Knowledge
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 […]Read More Still-Filled Sundays!