1 Corinthians 13:12a “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face…” On the Following Night! As kin to the bride, betrothed for almost one year, so Sarah, neared completion of her own bridesmaid’s dress. “It will be beautiful!”, she envisioned happily. For the merchants passing through had brought such a […]Read More On the Following Night!
Luke 19:10 “…for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Priority: One! Place no faith in numbers whichmanipulate flesh…whether likings or lovings nor all of the rest. For such tests are to try us, to spurnus to action which often conflicts with GOD’s purpose. For the one […]Read More Priority: One!
Isaiah 55:11 “So shall MY WORD be that goes out from MY mouth; it shall not return to ME empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Without Extras! YOU are my Provision when Flesh has failed and even more so, when it […]Read More Without Extras!
1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to GOD, WHO gives us the victory through our LORD JESUS CHRIST!” Shouting “Victory!” What a wonderfulpicture where HE’smoving behind us toclear paths ahead! Where found faithfulin prayer everyworshipping servantcries out to JESUS! For our struggles gainVictory when we kneelin HIS presence…thustrusting in GOD! So before Today’sconflicts; as HISherald, […]Read More Shouting “Victory!”
Romans 10:4: “CHRIST is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes!” Eternally Right-eous! This offense isn’t shared or assisted. So “I’m sorry; Forgive me; the blame is all mine.” The sum of these then bears Confession’s remorse without framing someone for my crimes. So no pointing of […]Read More Eternally Right-eous!
Proverbs 15:23 “A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!” Words Worth Mentioning! Whenever pours outour thoughts witha voice; always speaking —unceasingly flowing… then filter-lessphrases more oftenescape which — evensadder thosehearing — believe. “Filter up front!” thenwithout one regret.Without Hesitationor faithless delay! […]Read More Words Worth Mentioning!
Psalm 62:5 “For GOD alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from HIM” Covering one’s Mouth! Whenever one’s viewpoints on Scripture abruptly turn sideways or opposite what they once taught…then how should all others respond? Whether “stranger”” or “friend”, Comparison’s test, sets whatever is “new” in the spotlight. Then what’s known […]Read More Covering one’s Mouth!
James 4:8a “Draw near to GOD, and HE will draw near to you…” “Getting Lost”…in The LORD! Being found withCHRIST is “Lost well”in HIM…where deepestHIS Love neither endsnor begins. Since HE is eternal, sowe are secured…endlessly yearningand serving —relentless. By GOD’s compelling,“get lost” even furthestfrom all that HE’s not…to be closest to HIM! As HIServant […]Read More “Getting Lost”…in The LORD!
Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” With Unsharpened Branches! Razor blade arrows are often so crippling when satan deploys evil spirits against us. Even greater when known are they by human hearts which unconsciously slip to speak things […]Read More With Unsharpened Branches!
Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the LORD at all times; HIS praise shall continually be in my mouth!” FAR More Often! One speaks of work and another of Health. A third of the weather and then of themselves. Still others complaining bring Shame with their actions…and join with the countless whose speech is lukewarm. Even […]Read More FAR More Often!
Psalm 19:11 “Moreover, by them YOUR servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” The Warning Track! Understepping Sin’s boundaries means avoiding “The Line” which separates evil and good. Yes! GOD’s “set demarcation”, eternal and sovereign, which HE meant our souls to flee from! Ne’er intended for “walking” nor drawing the closest; yet […]Read More The Warning Track!
Titus 2:13 “Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great GOD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST…” With Perpetual Motion! So many are asking,“Just when will HEcome for me? “ And HIS WORD replies,“Just when will you runTO ME? “ By engaging so manydistractions, the eyesof the heart then turnfrom pursuit. By […]Read More With Perpetual Motion!
Ephesians 5:16 “Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil!” Choosing by Doing! What’s free rarelycarries great valuelike a handful of gravelthat’s “gifted”. It’s meaningless,uselessand absent of wantunless there was aneed which existed. So measure bothgiving and taking;calculate costs foryour efforts and Time. Noting mostly howmuch is taken for Selfversus given […]Read More Choosing by Doing!
Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh!” Rock Garden Reviews! A manicured gardenof flowers withkaleidoscope petals…is always a visual Joyto behold. GOD’s sun lights theirfaces each morningand they drink fromHIS raindrops. Howperfectly […]Read More Rock Garden Reviews!
Proverbs 12:18 “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Selectively Speaking! Worthless words spoken are those misdirected. They point others backwards or sideways at best. Such phrases — off target — then “miss the mark” wholly till spiritually errant, their end is a wreck. […]Read More Selectively Speaking!
Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of HIS grace!” Victoriously Shed! Diluting paint meansits coverage —diminished withEffectivenesslessened, undoneand unfinished. Would you then mixred ink into CHRIST’sperfect blood…as if it cleansed thesame as HIS crimsonstained love?! Shout “NO!” everyTime and with Zealrepresent…JESUSCHRIST WHO bledVictory […]Read More Victoriously Shed!
Psalms 55:4 “Behold, GOD is my helper; the LORD is the upholder of my life!” Accomplishment’s Anchor! With HIS SPIRIT’sempowered presenceindwelling eachsurrendered soul… …then divinelypurposed actionsare “impossiblyaccomplished”. For greatest HEresides in me; withstrength beyond thisearthly realm. Far past the limitsFlesh employs, isCHRIST in me…theHope of Glory! So quit all “selfsufficient” talk;Stop every phraseexcluding HIM! Cease […]Read More Accomplishment’s Anchor!
Psalm 62:5 “Rest in GOD alone, my soul, for my hope comes from HIM!” For Child-like Rest! Truth be told, theselast few years,she’d been lookingfor the first…back when Chaos hadno breath and herFaith was newlybirthed. To “when” as justa child, she’d relinquished“serving Self”…kneelingdown with Urgencyto give her lifeto “someone else”. Yea, to CHRIST WHOknew her […]Read More For Child-like Rest!
Hebrews 12:29 “For our GOD is a consuming fire!” By Love’s Fires, Ignited! Taking HIM at HIS WORD, forgiving ourselves for all Doubt;All the while watching HISSovereign advance…so standwe in Faith — given Sight. But when in the Darkness,summoned to fully Faithful be…even called to be steadfast through trials…so plant we our feet in HIS […]Read More By Love’s Fires, Ignited!
Matthew 5:37 “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” Coming to Terms! “Politically Correct”comes with Prideand Contemptwhich attempt tocontain raging fires. With pretentious conceitfan they flames of Deceitwhich bring no one relieffrom each blaze. So! Cast off Definitionswhich burn as descriptionsof […]Read More Coming to Terms!
1 Chronicles 16:11 “Seek the LORD and HIS strength; seek HIS presence continually!” With the CONDUCTOR! Confess The Blood,Accept HIS cleansing…Dependent! Preach all the WORD;Praying and fasting…Surrendered! Marching in Faith;Uncompromising…Resilient! Soaring with CHRIST;Transformed spotlessly…Brilliant! As HIServant ever pressing onward until “wholly changed” on THAT Day by HIS Presence, Whitney Devotional: Hebrews 1:3a “HE is the […]Read More With the CONDUCTOR!
1 John 5:4 “For everyone born of GOD overcomes the world. This is the Victory that has overcome the world, even our faith!” “Over and Out” LIGHT! “Out-weathering” storm clouds and all which they hold…where thunderous Lightning and Rain touch our souls… …stand those wide awake and aware in this Season; expecting these skies to […]Read More “Over and Out” LIGHT!
Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY WORDS shall not pass away!” Why, more than CHRIST, are our scribblings believed? Why is HIS WORD discounted while man’s is uplifted? Writing with flaws which given errant perspectives, how then, as Creation, can we author Truth? Only HIS SPIRIT, most holy — inscripting… inks […]Read More Choosing WORDS!
Hebrews 13:16 “But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices GOD is well pleased.” Serving your Time! A service with perfectlyparalleled lines,“starts” and “stops” looking like seamless, manicured signsthen suggest it’s a business conformed to mankind….as an organization GOD-less. For how shall HIS SPIRITjust “stop on a dime”…when HIS […]Read More Serving your Time!
Matthew 16:25 “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for MY sake will find it!” So! Spiritually Then… The value of verse, of biblical blessings, comes through vessels remaining on the “verge of collapse”. Where Self’s surrender is daily and certain; just permitting the slightest of “non-sovereign” speeches. […]Read More So! Spiritually Then…
Isaiah 26:3 “YOU keep them in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on YOU, because they trust in YOU.” With Tunnel Vision! There’s still splendor in HIS presence gained when Life’s in disarray;In those moments where theChaos rises long before the day. There’s still heights of Heaven’s rapture in the midst of every stormHow much […]Read More With Tunnel Vision!
Psalm 39:7 “And now, O LORD, for what do I wait? my hope is in YOU!” Awaiting Hope’s Height! Deepest emotion flows from broken wells. From fragmented cisterns and reservoirs — fractured. Else all is contained in one’s battle-scarred heart with unreleased depths yet unharmed and un-raptured. Therefore — together GOD has allied us; till […]Read More Awaiting Hope’s Height!
Lamentations 3:25 “The LORD is good to those who wait for HIM, to the soul who seeks HIM!” Thoughtlessly Blessed! “Not thinking” at times has a jarring effect. Not that flawed are such steps but when “Silence is deafening”… …then felt is GOD’s presence in no way compared to this earthly dimension. Instead… we’re consumed! […]Read More Thoughtlessly Blessed!
Psalm 33:18 “Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear HIM, on those who hope in HIS steadfast love…” The Gaze of GOD! Unable to see throughLife’s telescope’s cap,so absence of visionattends us. Escaped then the sight whichHIS lens would have brought,had we taken ourselves“out of view”. Thus urgently pressingis this present […]Read More The Gaze of GOD!