Jeremiah 10:23 “I know, O LORD, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks…to direct his steps.” Beside or Behind! Retiring ChiefJustice positionsmust we of thesetitles assumed…which GOD neverappointed to us. Like “independent”,“self-made” or as “king”,so these labels nevergave HE. At least not tothose of HIS […]
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Hebrews 12:29 “For our GOD is a consuming fire!” Igniting Lost Matchsticks! The world would have us pass a test to fit within its chains…just like the sides of any cup so our Faith might shackled be. Restrained and even silenced till Stagnation clouds our water…so they press until our temperatures lukewarm. But GOD! HIS […]
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Isaiah 35:4 “Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your GOD will come, HE will come with vengeance; with divine retribution HE will come to save you.” Extraneous Exercise! Relaxation and Restrequires the soulsurrender to stand,even perfectly still; Curtailing those movementscalled “mental gymnastics”,and settling down till HISfootprints they fill. So this […]
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Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with MY eye upon you.” Following HIS Heart! “Affectionate worship” versus “loving to worry” are much different passions. One is freely released whilst the other brings increase to bondage. Both are displayed and can also inspire; […]
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Isaiah 55:8 “For MY thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways MY ways, declares the LORD.” Delivering Through! CHRIST’s Love is abundantly tied with HIS Justice; found clearly defined by HIS SPIRIT’s inscriptions. Thus equal Affection and Fairness are giv’n with favor bestowed through Devotion’s displays. So know that HIS watchful and soul […]
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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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2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the LORD, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the LORD WHO is the SPIRIT.” CHRIST Changing Convictions! Through Sincerity’stears comesconfessions of sinwhose convictions lastlonger than hourglass sand. Internal assessments,with Honesty […]
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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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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 […]
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1 Peter 5:5b “and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Broken Progress! There’s a point where Progression — doesn’t. It’s an intersection called “Complete Brokenness.” But once having passed through it, Forward Movement begins again. Spiritually then, our […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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 […]
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Psalm 86:5 “For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you!” By HIS Good Graces! GOD is patientnot tardy nor late.HIS Justice is timelyjust as is HIS love. Consequently…HE is never mocked.Although claims somehave made,HE always pays back. Given this truthwhy test HIM, oh Flesh?HE shall […]
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1 Timothy 6:20a “O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust…” Guarding your Course! HIS voice speaks uniquely — compelling distinctly — propelling each forward. So! Reducing directions / diluting commands means far less to bystanders. For those otherwise called and differently gifted…can’t hear what one hears. So continue one must trusting JESUS’ words […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers…” Passenger Seat Selections! Passenger seatsunlike suits;anyone can get into…no matter their age. Regardless of sizeor of weight;from an infant to elder…Without cloth restraints. So wear we […]
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Isaiah 48:17 “Thus says the LORD, your REDEEMER, the HOLY ONE of Israel, “I am the LORD your GOD, WHO teaches you to profit, WHO leads you in the way you should go.” Contently Continue! Foolishly jealousof greener grass sides,Not knowing their spannor what each must suffer; …still go several souls,abandoning fieldsin which GOD placed […]
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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 […]
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Isaiah 43:18 “Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old.” In the “Here!” and “Now!” Past pastures are voidswhich are barren.“Things of old” are suchplaces, inactive of Life…Unless someonechooses to build onsuch landscapes.Then there one’s existencewill meet with Demise. For “things former” are for lessonslearned but not […]
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James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and HE will lift you up.” Bowing Lower, Lifted Higher! There’s no other option when failing completely than Total’s surrender. In the spiritual setting, then kneeling in Forfeit brings Victory’s Height! So Self! Quickly give all at the feet of the LORD and HE shall […]
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Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. HIS praise endures forever! Walking Wisest! Wisdom freely given yet not prized enough to keep… leaves one crippled by the loss of Understanding. Unmeasured and unchecked so their void, it stays unknown. Without knowledge […]
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Micah 6:8 “HE has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your GOD?” Built Up to Soar Straight! Please grant us thewords to ministerinwards… and shunseparate callswhich do not comefrom THEE. Yea, those that […]
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Ephesians 4:15 “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into HIM WHO is the Head, into CHRIST…” Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply! Simplicity’s wordsboth brief and conciseare valuable toolsfor those learning. HIS message does notbring “baggage”, as such,nor for harsh repetitionwith Pride. So “simple” is best whenbeginning to trainyet […]
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Revelation 1:1a “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which GOD gave HIM to show HIS servants — things which must shortly take place.” A Righteous Retrospective! Oh my GOD and KING….what Joy morning bringsfor YOUR voice in me sings,“I AM Coming!” Then falls the curtainthe final acts’ purposewith HE, “The most worthy!”returning. So looking aheadto rise […]
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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 […]
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Titus 2:1 “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” Sovereign Script Reminders! How quickly read are our opinions into others unaware;How quickly said are our assumptions without thinking. Absent of a sure restraint so often speaking …bound in Ignorance;therefore we base, on shifting sands, our errant actions! Yet tis sad we still […]
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