1 Peter 4:17 “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of GOD: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of GOD? Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing What confusion ariseswhen comes inDeception.When satan sendsmessengers, actingas light. What harm anddissension heconstantly […]Read More Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing
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!
Psalm 139:4 “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.” Taking Doors off their Hinges! The LORD JESUS CHRIST lives inside us, amen? And HE’s not just some optional room. Yet “placed” as a guest in utility storage, so some think HIS presence best “kept”. But as Solomon […]Read More Taking Doors off their Hinges!
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!
John 1:7 “The same (John) came for a witness, to bear witness of The Light, that all men through HIM might believe.” Living Answers! Who’s meant to cling above to GOD with purposed love; by HIS intent? Who’s been designed to soar — unchained as those HE saved — to wholly live? Then surely drawn […]Read More Living Answers!
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 […]Read More Me < Second Fiddle!
Proverbs 27:19 “As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects man.” See Through Servants! Are disguisesapproved whencloaked is the heart? How much camouflagehiding the Truthwill one use? How much less ofGOD’s light will beclearly observed? Yea, what else will bewitnessed…sufficientlyGray? So the point of thislesson cries out, “Beye separate! As such, […]Read More See Through Servants!
Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Contritions’ “Empty-Handed” Gifts! Begin each fervent prayer on behalfof one another with Intercessions’ zealous presence…with Compassionfrom the LORD. Start humbly with Intention and with brokenness of spirit.Use Contritions’ “empty-handed”gifts to bless HIServants ‘round you. Therefore rise upon your knees; lift your face […]Read More Contritions’ “Empty-Handed” Gifts!
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!
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!
Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of GOD, as beloved children!” Living, Words! Serve the LORD with gladness, not Despair…running quickly in HIS footprints without Fear. Ignore the urge to grieve for lengthy times and cast off those chains which claim to bind you there. So examine very closely whose reflection they will see for all […]Read More Living, Words!
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!
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 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!
Romans 12:10 “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor!” Sovereign Straw Selections! For Comparison’s sake, take a handful of straw. Weigh each piece as if equal…for so they appear. But how we address this mass measurement matters since some seem quite weighty whilst others feel light. So CHRIST’s Light makes […]Read More Sovereign Straw Selections!
James 1:19 “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” Obeying Traffic Signs! Steven Covey calls the interrupters as those who “listen only with the intent to respond”. So not really listening at all. The opposite is true of those […]Read More Obeying Traffic Signs!
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 […]Read More Sent Other-ward!
Proverbs 27:19 “As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man!” Love’s Face — Forward! Buildings over the years change as my face has in the mirror. Once favorite stores have now become shells of what once was… …so often disguised with face lifts, hiding wrinkles and scarring. But one face […]Read More Love’s Face — Forward!
Psalm 139:14 “I praise YOU, for Iam fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are YOUR works; mysoul knows it very well!” HIS One-off! Snowflakes falling aswind-blown creations,like wintery leaves; eachunique swirling down… …and lace-sewn by Hand!Oh, what wondrous scenery!Cascading white falls madefrom ice dust designs! Oh, what art – microscopicwith intricate patterns…as latticework – meltingon tongues and […]Read More HIS One-off!
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
Romans 15:4 “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” HIS Inscribed Boundaries! What lines lives keep crossingwhile wearing thick glassesso life appears vague; eachmisstep — a mistake… …when surely Intentionleapt over such “boundaries”!Thus ordered such Error,surpassing […]Read More HIS Inscribed Boundaries!
1 Corinthians 13:1 “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” With Compassion, Like CHRIST! Love is for giving; not hoarding or trading.It must not be bartered, exchanged or transferred. For such terms describe a transaction of kind. As […]Read More With Compassion, Like CHRIST!
Psalm 92:12-13 “The righteous will flourish like the palm tree, they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our GOD!” Replanted in Glory’s Garden! (In Loving Memory of Barb Wyant) The flower pot sat emptied of all greenery, floral growing. Every […]Read More Replanted in Glory’s Garden!
1 Corinthians 11:1 “Follow my example, as I follow the example of CHRIST!” As Shards for the SAVIOUR! Pressed against windowswith backs against walls, soare those found serving asglass…yea! Transparent! With LIGHT from the LORDso filled are our panes;as panels thus glowing,enlightening the Lost! Yes! Using those crackedand every one — flawed!For through us, HIS […]Read More As Shards for The SAVIOUR!
Hebrews 10:39 “But we are not like those who turn away from GOD to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved!” Saving Grace, Saving Faith! There’s little recourseand far fewer optionsfor rescuing flesh whento flesh someone runs. Like candles unlitin the darkness amidstso are arms made of clay…to those […]Read More Saving Grace, Saving Faith!
Proverbs 4:25 “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you!” Course Clarity! Those choices once made, your preferences — followed, for timeand times and then several more… …will one day collapse. As such, no connections will stay to engage with Intention. Therefore! The body — though willing — is errant…by […]Read More Course Clarity!
Galatians 5:13b “Rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Faithfully Following Through! When Health cannot remainas a “Given” one expects;when “Normal” ceases stayingonce one fewer years has left… So Faith “greater than” beforethen becomes with passing time!With Reliance on GOD’s healingmore…as moments seem to fly. Thus wait we on Redemption;Yea, for Transformation’s touch…Whilst our prayers […]Read More Faithfully Following Through!
Matthew 11:30 “For MY yoke is easy and MY burden is light.” The Master’s Measures! Praise the LORD of the Harvest, both sowing and reaping each day Life progresses. How great is HIS NAME! Praise your HEALER, most sovereign, removing and giving; WHOSE movements assure every burden is measured. As such, not too great that […]Read More The MASTER’s Measures!
Hebrews 9:14 “How much more, then, will the blood of CHRIST, WHO through the eternal SPIRIT offered himself unblemished to GOD, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living GOD!” Checking for HIS Pulse! With new birth, rebirth and still born positions, so spiritual “life” has its […]Read More Checking for HIS Pulse!