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 […]Read More Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply!
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 […]Read More A Righteous Retrospective!
2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Healing Gehazi’s! With Life’s belt slowly tightening,some eyes which are blindeddo not, as yet, see HIM. With its Chaos increasing,some’s faith — then decreasinghave turned their sights elsewhere, But our GOD returns gazesjust like with Gehazi’s. So!Hope […]Read More Healing Gehazi’s!
John 20:16a “JESUS said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to HIM, “Rabboni!” The Crossroads Difference! GOD completely changed my phrase “just as I am” to “who I was.” Else a surface level moment would have only been because…. …HE’d left me where HE found me. Then — indifferent — I’d have stayed. But! […]Read More The CrossRoads Difference!
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!
Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of GOD’s grace.” Seeing Red, Sharing Crimson! Watching their facesthrough grayscale filterssuppresses all colorand fades life’s displays. By black and white boundso there are no yellows,or greens nor one brown…much less any blues. Yet worst is […]Read More Seeing Red, Sharing Crimson!
Titus 2:1 “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” Sovereign Script Reminders! How quickly read are our opinions into others unaware;How quickly said are our assumptions without thinking. Absent of a sure restraint so often speaking …bound in Ignorance;therefore we base, on shifting sands, our errant actions! Yet tis sad we still […]Read More Sovereign Script Reminders!
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!
Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Perpetual Moving Days! How can we not be wholly moved by YOU when everything follows the script in YOUR WORD? Love’s elevation seen greatest at Calvary and Grief’s very depths; What extremes we observe! Yea, […]Read More Perpetual Moving Days!
Galatians 5:1 “For freedom CHRIST has set us free; stand firm therefore, and DO NOT submit again to a yoke of slavery!” (The Law) Bound versus Boundless! Traditional prayer bound with Action’s routine often breeds false religion. With bulletin time tables processing souls, so no move of the SPIRIT “gets in”. Prayer’s rituals then reject […]Read More Bound versus Boundless!
1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts honor CHRIST the LORD as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who ASKS you for a reason for the hope that is in you…” Ocean Reflections! If HE wereto come Today,would your scenery changeor stay the same? Would Eye’s sightbehold HIS faceor only yours…therein […]Read More Ocean Reflections!
Romans 12:17 “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.” Teaching HIS Justice for all! Seeking desperately, dailyand often in darkness,she picked up her searchwith ferocious intent. Every dawn and each sunrise — relentless pursuing,so seen “with a vengeance”were all of her steps. Then […]Read More Teaching HIS Justice for all!
Luke 15:11-32 “I’m waiting for you, MY Child!” The Unwritten Love Letter! Since your last message,so much time has passed.Still I wait for your voiceor a letter at least.But today it’s just textsor an email. But NONE of those came;thus Silence you gave.Still expectant I watched…although knowing the truth.And today, as before,no word did you […]Read More The Unwritten Love Letter!
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “So encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” The MASTER’s Measure! A house whose measurementsvary cannot stand whereno parallel lines canbe drawn. For floors would befound “angling down”.Being sloped till nonestand, so it’s usefulness— gone. Thus empty of thosewho would visitsuch structures arenever symmetricallysound. So must […]Read More The MASTER’s Measure!
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!
Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see GOD!” Home with HIS Heart! Supernaturally forged;transparently cleansedare hearts which believeJESUS CHRIST. Our SAVIOUR and HEALERby HIS NAME decreedthese facts…which arenot based on feelings. With HIS scriptural proof,then whom shall you serve;Creation or HE WHOSEheart formed it? Yea, choose you this Hourthe Heart […]Read More Home with HIS Heart!
Isaiah 1:18b “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will become like wool!” HIS Rekindled Reflections! Our lives are meant to magnify HIS;Each step thus reflectingCHRIST’s image within.Though blurred at times seeming,defocused and bleeding,still GOD’s hand — in need — arewe […]Read More HIS Rekindled Reflections!
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!”
1 Chronicles 16:11 “Seek the LORD and HIS strength; seek HIS presence continually!” THE Greatest of Three! Let’s talk but notabout you or menor these thingswhich are “seen.” Tis grander thus tospeak of HIS NAME.Yes! To press inupon — ELOHEIM. For short this hour!So let us be wise…giving HIM the “mosttime” of us three! As […]Read More THE Greatest of Three!
Psalm 123:1 “A Song of Ascents. To YOU I lift up my eyes, O YOU WHO are enthroned in the heavens!” HIS Victory draws Near! Relief’s destinationfollows War’s footprints.Yet when Conflict’s purposeis past Belief — skewed… …then Trojan Horse actionscontinue deceiving;misdirecting those watchingfrom WHO is the Truth. But these struggles CHRIST owns!Thus Darkness must scheme…demonically […]Read More HIS Victory draws Near!
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!
Job 27:4 “My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, nor will my tongue mutter deceit.” Quotation-ally Speaking! Our “mocking” sinsagainst the LORD. Our “mocking sins”cause HIM to grieve. Relenting then, choosing“Inaction”… …our words then — “in Action”shall praise HIM! As HIServant using my words andeach action to praise HIM, Whitney Devotional: Psalm 141:3 “Set a […]Read More Quotation-ally Speaking!
Titus 3:9 “But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.” Avoiding Dispassionate Debates! What’s Love got to do with “religious compassion” for how can “transactional care” replace CHRIST’s? How might “going through motions” achieve HIS affection? The Answer? They can’t…and they won’t. Despite this hard truth, […]Read More Avoiding Dispassionate Debates!
Psalm 63:3 “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you!” Reflecting our Soul’s Source! What man does to manneed not mirror sin forwe are not required tomimic its steps. So follow not closelythose many paths devilish,for what if no difference ’tweenyours and theirs — seem? See then each imagebefore you […]Read More Reflecting our Soul’s Source!
Psalm 77:12 “I will reflect on all YOU have done and meditate on YOUR actions!” Memories don’t negotiate.What happened can’t be changed.History’s threads — already woven —there remain. So whether brightly coloredthese reflections are…or nay,they cannot be reimagined— nor erased. Yet living in this present, thenlet us sew with Light…so when past these actions are,they’ll […]Read More Our Path’s Pre-Reflections!
John 20:31 “But these are written that you may believe that JESUS is The Messiah, the Son of GOD, and that by believing you may have life in HIS NAME!” First Love’s Renewal! HIS Love and affectionate, graceful Attention embraces those “CHRISTian”in name AND in deed. So because of GOD’s call heard regathering children, there […]Read More First Love’s Renewal!
Psalm 139:5 “YOU have enclosed me behind and before, and laid YOUR hand upon me.” Best Bound, Well Surrounded! LORD, leave this thorn within mewith this flesh of mine — still plagued;Lest forgetting — I continue in thoseways where Flesh has led! Oh GOD! Permit me thishaving “course-less” gone too oftenwithout YOUR guiding hand or […]Read More Best Bound, Well Surrounded!
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 […]Read More For This Last Mile!