2 Timothy 2:2 “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” Three for the Crossroads! In summary, HE knows of all of our needs: HE threads them together with sovereign solutions. Priority given is then to those pressing…according […]
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Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that HE WHO began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of JESUS CHRIST.” The Heart of Reflection! Glory to GOD in the highest with every intention and great expectation! Without waver, all glory is HIS…so freed from exceptions, HIS praises […]
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Psalm 119:105 “YOUR WORD is a Lamp to my feet and a Light to my path.” A Question of Lenses! There’s a lens which theworld looks through daily…and one other whoseMAKER is CHRIST. Side by side in thislife — both observing;so Perceptions gain lifeand opinions…are born. Reformed are thesethen into glasses…wornto view our surroundingsand take […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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