1 Peter 4:10 “As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of GOD!” Transforming “Less Than” Zeal! A “Less than” voice with “More than” Volume is found in each believer. No “Greater than” a soul exists who GOD loves more than […]
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Jeremiah 10:23 “I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks…to direct his steps.” Beside or Behind! Retiring ChiefJustice positionsmust we of thesetitles assumed…which GOD neverappointed to us. Like “independent”,“self-made” or as “king”,so these labels nevergave HE. At least not tothose of HIS […]
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Psalms 90:12 “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Converting Thieves! Like the rustlers of old, “out West” bandits long gone, so those set upon stealing through life… …take the most from themselves. Robbing then what most matters, a life spent surrendered to CHRIST. So examine your heart […]
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Psalm 107:9 “For HE satisfies the thirsty and FILLS the hungry with good things.” At the Banqueting Table! Come to GOD’s WORD though crippled you feel; Sit in the seat of HIS favor. A prodigal who cannot run any more; yea! Linger with HIM in HIS love. Yes, wait at this banqueting table! Then be […]
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Psalm 119:160 “The sum of YOUR WORD is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.” Offcasting Opinions Surrendering all,so forfeit the sumof Opinion. Embracing HIS WORDso Truth is revealed— to study. What then we assumecreates Life’s shiftingsands…full of Doubts. So know HIS wordsgreatest while castingoff yours…to be certain. As HIServant thankfully reminded […]
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Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Collective Gatherings! Can an eye see what’s therefrom each angle imagined?Is it possible Sight could be“wholly achieved?” Where no questions remainwithout Clarity’s answers……is there such a vision inwhich to believe? Yes, solely in CHRIST cansuch faith become sight;Yes, only by […]
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Matthew 26:40 “Then HE came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with ME one hour?” Called out of Neutral! Unlike a truck backing up to atrailer, so CHRIST’s soon returndiffers greatly. Coming again is HE for thoseexpectant, whose vessels livevisibly — vibrant! By pressing towards […]
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Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through CHRIST WHO strengthens me!” Our Limitless LORD! To be pulled far beyondReality’s boundariesis their goal for us,drawn by the Darkness…to wait till we break beneathweights of Excess. Ever gaining but neverretaining GOD’s peaceso surpass we “that range”HE intended……till broken our framesthen need mended again. So whose voice […]
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Song of Solomon 2:1 “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” “Standing” with HIS Roses! Two viewing a flower bouquet. Two claim very different perspectives. One sees every petal’s most brilliant display while the other scene is less descriptive. So where one’s sight centers is crucial indeed. Else “beholding the […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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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Luke 1:37 “For no word from GOD will ever fail.” CHRISTmas Daily! When all of theornaments, tinseland presentsare left in storewindows still taggedwith Indifference… …then such are thethings for which nobuyer came. Though“marked Up andmarked Down”, withoutInterest they lay. Then attentions bestgiven are centeredin HIM whose greatstorehouse of Wisdomis ours…without price! So this CHRISTmasbuy nothing…and […]
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Ephesians 5:8 “For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the LORD. Walk as children of light!” Leather-Bound Lights! The antique nightlantern still shinesthrough these storms.Though these windsfeel relentless, thoughtempest each gust. Though the stingingof sleet seems topierce through ourbodies…Still! HE is ourRefuge and Beacon. Our paths filled byLIGHT, lead […]
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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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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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Psalm 96:3 “Declare HIS glory among the nations, HIS marvelous works among all the peoples!” Pass THIS Along! A flashover pointwell-defined is HIScoming…where farabove clouds, HEshall meet thosewithdrawn… …each soul highlylifted because of theRapture which shallbe inclusive of thoseHIS blood bought! Since that moment ispressing from futureto present…moreencouraging wordscannot ever bethought! So cling to HIS […]
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Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great GOD and a great KING above all gods…” How Great is HE! How firm aconnectionwhose powerhas lessenedto greatestdepend onthe SOURCEof all Life! How wise andsurrenderedthose brokenyet mendedwhose hopes —apprehendedhave been byThe CHRIST! How strong GOD’sfoundationon which HIScreation; Yes,we havebased on…secured tothis day! How great thenour GOD WHOby […]
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Colossians 4:2 “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving!” Our CONDUCTOR’s Cry! (“The Battle IS won!) When the echo returning comes not from our voices… nor are the words shared what we’d say as word choices; Then heard is Heav’ns Fabric! Yes calling upon HIM… as we stand in the gap so […]
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John 17:17 “Sanctify them by YOUR Truth. YOUR WORD…is Truth!” Simple Truth! Few question if GOD accepted CHRIST’s payment. Yet few believe Grace is sufficient, although Sovereign. So choose you to wholly believe all HE says! As HIServant unquestioningly standing just on HIS WORD, Whitney Devotional: 2 Samuel 7:28 “And now, O LORD GOD, YOU […]
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Psalms 107:29 “HE stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” With Storm Chasing Praises! (Happy Thanksgiving!) Giving thanks isdirected specificallyhighest… …to HIM WHO alonesits enthroned in theHeavens. Praising GOD and HISCHRIST is our callingand privilege… …so which delayswarrant our mutesubstitutions? Far too often graveSilence is used toreplace it. …and […]
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1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are GOD’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when HE appears we shall be like HIM, because we shall see HIM as HE is!” Fabric Transitions! When Heaven’s setfocus with Thought’stidal waves floodsone’s brain, then…won’t words flowin tandem? When withoutinterruption, CHRIST’sgaze […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]
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