Hebrews 12:1a “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…” Heaven’s Roar! To HIM lift yourvoices; give JESUSall praise…Without Self’saddition…HIS NAMEcalling out! For HIS power comesfrom those cheeringus on;who’ve long gonebefore us…who ledwith such shouts! Hear then theroaring of Heaven —resurgent…encouraging us topress on withoutDoubt! As HIServant hearing the […]Read More Heaven’s Roar!
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 […]Read More “Standing” with HIS Roses!
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!
Psalm 121:8 “The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore!” Waiting Up! Quietly sitting before the fire, the older woman slowly picked up an aged, cast iron poker and proceeded to stoke the coals nearly asleep before her. Sparks, startled by the sudden movement, then quickly rose up. As an […]Read More Waiting Up!
James 1:19 “My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger…” “Less Than!” Learning Know our prayerconnection with HIMWHO is sovereignstands — priceless. It’s a link we must dailymaintain at all costs. Since conversationsfound one-sidedbreed Silence… so Listening requiresour hearts to stopthinking. Then reading insteadwithout skimming […]Read More “Less Than!” Learning
John 1:29 “The next day he saw JESUS coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the LAMB of GOD, WHO takes away the sin of the world! Our Selfless Strength! Which zealot strives tofurther “fall short”;doubling down ontheir spiritual gap? To hurry past Futilewith Injury’s insults?Who chooses sopointless a path? Yet such sin,unconfessed, somerelive, still attemptingto […]Read More Our Selfless Strength!
Psalm 59:16 “But I will sing of YOUR power; Yes, I will sing aloud of YOUR mercy in the morning; for YOUhave been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble!” By HIS Dawn’s Early Light! This breath and suchtrembling join deeplywithin me. At last!Now approaches theDawn. Another day’s passageof time births a […]Read More By HIS Dawn’s Early Light!
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 […]Read More Directly Drawn!
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 […]Read More CHRISTmas Daily!
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 […]Read More Leather-Bound Lights!
Psalms 141:3 “Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Tongue Control! Comparatively saidand differentlyrhymed, so “armedcontrol” challengesmimic the tongue’s . “Words matter” astaking and giving itcan…to destroy orencourage someone. So choose you thisday those wordsCHRIST would havesaid…so that Lifewill flow forth fromyour Tongue! As HIServant reminded to […]Read More Tongue Control!
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!”
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 […]Read More The Great Uplifting!
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!
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 […]Read More Pass THIS Along!
Psalm 34:4 “I sought the LORD, and HE answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” Righteous JUDGE, Victorious KING! Let no weapon“forming against us”continue; let nonefollow through whenthe targets areCHRISTians. Bind back thosedemonically raging indarkness…whosestretch from Hell’sshadows — vindictivelychristened! Therefore! Break alltheir spirits whichpresently curse. Yes,shatter assignments;confusing their words! Greatly fracture eachfang; gravely […]Read More Righteous JUDGE, Victorious KING!
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Proactively Pressing down the Mountain! Often pausingdisplays to “theRighteous”, let usresend steps tothe Lost… …from the mountain-top heights to HISservice. Yea, fromWorship to Prayer,kneeling down. From our handslifted high to claspedtightly, so let us withhaste changepositions! For the difference,unlike lifting […]Read More Proactively Pressing down the Mountain!
Psalm 69:30 “I will praise the NAME of GOD with a song; I will magnify HIM…with thanksgiving!” The Perfect Pronoun! Confessing sins of pronouns Pride…(of Me, Myself and stubborn I) is not some simple exercise that’s done with selfish greed. Instead let’s trust the ONE WHOSE NAME took all our wretched, guilty shame! Let us […]Read More The Perfect Pronoun!
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!
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 […]Read More Our CONDUCTOR’s Cry! (“The Battle IS won!)
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 […]Read More Simple Truth!
1 Corinthians 1:9 “GOD is faithful, by WHOM you were called into the fellowship of HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST our LORD.” HIS Servants’ Title! What’s found in alabel, man-made…isan incomplete title;a vague definition. Although withintention inscribed,at best, they’re justpartially penned…as untruthful titles. But GOD shall givepermanent names;one day in Heaven —on stone…for all souls“Faithful and […]Read More HIS Servants’ Title!
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 […]Read More With Storm Chasing Praises! (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Psalm 29:4 “The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty!” HIS Victory’s Voice! Narrowing streets,closing of doors…heightening Fear,Chaos released. Tightening chains,camouflaged stepsfreedoms curtailed,cut and dismissed. Or so we’re toldsuch darkened lies,spun without Truthby its father… …who knows us not!But GOD WHO doestells of bright streetsand opening doors! […]Read More HIS Victory’s Voice!
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 […]Read More Fabric Transitions!
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 […]Read More Legacy-leaving Levels!
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 […]Read More Running LIGHT!
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, […]Read More Swirling Upwards!
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!