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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
2 Peter 3:8 “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the LORD one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” NOT…on Time! When “another day older” is described as a year’s passage…we call that ironic. But when one day is labeled as a thousand years passing…that’s […]Read More NOT…on Time!
Luke 10:31 “Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.” Subtraction signs arepathways whileAddition’s look likebridges… One’s a street withseparate linescompared to crossingroads — connecting. To intersecting Iives,instead of passingby each other… …are we called asHE commissioned;sharing grace, asHIS additions. So […]Read More HIS Great Subtraction!
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!
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!
Matthew 6:3 “But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing…” RE-lentless & RE-Silent! Good works and greatdeeds, no matter theirdepths and regardlessthe needs… …must yet remain silent.Clothed quietly — all —without praise, accoladesor recalls. For such are GOD’s giftsfor us to walk in […]Read More RE-lentless & RE-Silent!
Matthew 20:28 “Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give HIS life as a ransom for many.” Through CHRIST, Crossing Over! Confessing Sin withoutits focus,Never dwelling on suchfeatures…is a slippery slopewhere we invoke HIS NAMEto get beyond it. On Guilt’s terrain we loseour footingwhen attempting solocrossings.Often […]Read More Through CHRIST, Crossing Over!
2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach The WORD!Be ready in season and out of season.Convince, rebuke, exhort, with alllongsuffering and teaching!” The Willing Witness… Of HIS children am Ia most grateful “son”.Of CHRIST’s sheep inHIS pastures…forgiven. With daughters as wellso we seek The LORD…as our SHEPHERD WHOgives us provision! Eternal Life’s SOURCE,our SAVIOUR divine…by WHOSE stripes wegained […]Read More The Willing Witness…
1 Samuel 12:24 “Only fear the LORD and serve HIM faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things HE has done for you.” Ahead of Time! Well done,Oh Good and faithful son!Yes! Good and faithful daughter….Enter in through Heaven’s gates,oh righteous ones! Yea, come…The battle has been won!Feel MY rest embrace your soulsand […]Read More Ahead of Time!
James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” With “Do-ing!” Faith Behold! Here we stand ineffectually speaking to those in our camp and to every observer. Inattentively listening, yet such fill the pews, every car and each home where they’re acting— with fervor! In work places too, thus surrounding […]Read More With “Do-ing!” Faith
Psalm 63:7 “For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy!” Combining Choirs! DesiringGlory’s communionexpectantly waitingstill am I. Longing for breathflowing from Heaventhrough joy laden voicesPraise — singing! Purposed as such,here zealously knelt;continuing upwards— Thanksgiving! For HIS am Ifor union — designed,So press in towards CHRIST.join […]Read More Combining Choirs!
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!
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!
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Upon HIS “Piece-Pairing” Paths… When your life’s puzzle piecesare found next to strangerssurrounded by faces whomyou’ve never seen… …then a tale of two paths, withits book covers opened,unfold words of Truth and of Consequence learned. So as friends of the […]Read More Upon HIS “Piece-Pairing” Paths…
2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to GOD…and not to us!” Our “Empty” Pursuit! How great is our FATHER’sso gracious abundanceWHO moves without maliceand gives without price.WHO chooses us alwaysand never forsakes! HE granted our soulswithout measure nor summarybecause of Forever we […]Read More Our “Empty” Pursuit!
James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” Faith’s Sweetened Lemonade! What if — unsqueezed — a lemon is left?Where no juice is expressed from the pressures outside?Can it aid in producing a lemonade beverage if never its peel revealswhat’s inside? Yea, Faith is the same when we shelter.When […]Read More Faith’s Sweetened Lemonade!
Mark 16:15 “And HE said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation!” Reflect The KING’s Calling! Each voice cries aloudyet listen we alsoto ONE deep within us;WHOSE NAME calls our own! WHO draws HIS offspringwith Never’s withdrawal…securely assigningour souls to Heav’ns home! So shout to the LORD;return […]Read More Reflect The KING’s Calling!
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!
Psalm 145:3 “Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; HIS greatness no one can fathom.” HIS Powerful Praise! Powerful Joy with Bench pressing Gladness…tears veils of darkness;and fuels great Compassion. Fueling heart lifting actions, so thoughts of GOD flourish; dispelling Life’s shadows through Praise song expressions. Where Psalms sung most zealous o’erwhelm the […]Read More HIS Powerful Praise!
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!
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!
Romans 10:1 “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to GOD for them is that they may be saved!” Fervently Forward; Transforming Residue! If I look at the residue of “left behind”, it tells stories of triumph and tales of grief. Both Laughter and Sadness leave trails of Remembrance and whichever lives memorably strongest — “wins”. […]Read More Fervently Forward; Transforming Residue!
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!
John 9:4 “I must work the works of HIM WHO sent ME while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.” To THEIR, THOSE and THEM! Ushered into an instant of Rapture; asone speechlessly staring, beholdingHIS gaze… Most zealous awaiting, this sight I beheld! Without boundaries found soaring in skies…set ablaze! […]Read More To THEIR, THOSE and THEM!
Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also!” With & For Faith! When Life’s clockworks arepaused as a stopwatchdepressed as Unrest leavesthe Body suspended in Time; then aware of the SecondHand keenly becoming…so are we — at best! Even now,“left behind!” But not as though Rapture hadpassed us here standing!Instead! […]Read More With & For Faith!
1 Timothy 2:1 “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men…” With Intercessory’s Intent! To those who’ve alreadybeen praying,and to others who’ve sacrificedgreater than they…is this heartfelt expression mostzealously mentioned!With Gratitude’s excess —this day. All my valleys and trialsnow past…had became sobecause — […]Read More With Intercessory’s Intent!