Acts 5:29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey GOD rather than men.” With HIS Blood Bought Purpose! We have no strengthto turn this time, butGOD! BUT GOD —through CHRIST… …finds us longing forour risen LORD,expectantly awaiting! Yea! Our RighteousKING returning,WHOSE power —(evil spurning) …stems its tidalwaves! So JESUS’NAME […]Read More With HIS Blood Bought Purpose!
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!
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Living Likewise! Let us trust in the LORD and not onour souls… till relinquished the grasp on this flesh which we hold. Let us quickly submitthat our best is yet flawed… by exalting the NAME of our KING and […]Read More Living Likewise!
John 8:32 “And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free!” The Freedom of Truth! Glorious freedom isours within JESUSWHOSE sacrificedraws us to “Oneand the same!” To do as HE didwithout Apathy’sdoubts and to presson the more ingreat Faith! So know that ourflights soar thehighest in CHRISTwhen we sacrificefully — unchained. […]Read More The Freedom of Truth!
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!
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” Building Up By! Since CHRIST lifts up, our flesh must shut down…every thought of contempt and self loathing. Both outwardly focused and that of ourselves…so repentance frees all from such “clothing.” For HIS righteousness solely is threaded in […]Read More Building Up By!
Psalm 66:17 “I cried out to HIM with my mouth; HIS praise was on my tongue!” “Close” Calls! The closest one feels to their CREATOR is at those junctions where HE intercedes. Where failed are steps which Flesh has authored. Then! Glory to GOD, HE moves with HIS grace! Saving the broken and humbly contrite, […]Read More “Close” Calls!
John 14:15 “If you love ME, you will keep MY commandments.” Guiltless with GOD! Guilt by association is far from exact. It’s not always true “just because”. But spiritually speaking, near Apathy’s doors, one is NOT excused IF they linger. Thus justly measured by GOD are those lax, whose appetite longs for “lukewarm”. Who’ve made […]Read More Guiltless with GOD!
Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in HIM!” From Broken to Blessed 2X! A broken heart’sburden cannot belifted by hands… …as shattered hopesremain fractured whenall has been lost. So the only solution ISCHRIST as our SAVIORof WHOM we sing“Love lifted me!” Without human hands,Heaven’s […]Read More From Broken to Blessed!
Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love GOD all things work (are woven) together for good, for those who are the Called… according to HIS purpose.” (KJV) Well Woven! HE owns the livestock, all life and each hill. By HIS will and control, HIS designs become fabric! For HE threads and HE […]Read More Well Woven!
Matthew 11:15 “Whoever has an ear to hear, let him hear!” Personal Playlist Priorities! “Joy to the World!” is a gift few extend who are bound by the things of this Life. Rather! “Joy WITH the World!” is their echoing song louder heard than their worship of CHRIST. So let’s take off our headphones and […]Read More Personal Playlist Priorities!
2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is GOD breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” Assumption-less Priming Waiting for Silence to be shattered betrays one’s fears or their anger — most pressing. Aggressor or Victim mentality based; so some choose from just one or the other. Then traveling these to the […]Read More Assumption-less Priming
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!
Matthew 27:66 “So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.” An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!” “Merry CHRISTmas” is constant;it’s for every season; …each month full of days and thehours going with them! Yet! To the world, it’s compressedas one span… …of just 24 hours and then:Nothing more! […]Read More An “Every Day Calendar CHRISTmas!”
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 […]Read More Broken Progress!
Romans 14:19 “So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” Internal Strengthening, External Building! Home but not yetso HIS SPIRIT within…both shelters andkeeps us till then. Hope’s expectationmeets JESUS, as suchwhile we wait for HISwinds of Redemption! So by GOD’s righteousgusts we are carried:by CHRIST’s finishedwork we are housed… …in […]Read More Internal Strengthening, External Building!
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!
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 […]Read More Taking Doors off their Hinges!
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!”
Isaiah 66:13: “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” “& Mother!” Honoring parents may notalways seem easy. As children,our views, often skewedwere from Truth. So with immature eyes,we assumed what is right…though Experience had notyet taught us. As such, someinstructions from GODwere still pending…since youth was ourbadge and Time’shands not yet […]Read More “& Mother!”
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!
John 10:3 “To HIM the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear HIS voice, and HE calls HIS own sheep by name and leads them out!” The Soundest Expectation! Help for turning down noise and shutting off Thoughts are frequent requests up to GOD being lifted. To silence all noise being heard in the void, for this […]Read More The Soundest Expectation!
Revelation 22:13 “I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End!” Our “Prior” Praise! Grant we finisheverything started;may All’s completionjoin with us! For YOUR fulfillmentof every promisebrings peace throughScripture to thesehearts! Well before our timeYOU set each stepwhich we would walkin…in YOUR NAME. With no greaterpurpose for […]Read More Our “Prior” Praise!
Matthew 24:11 “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.” NOT of HIM! Another pretense,a false flag “messiah”…whose wonders and signsare not CHRIST’s. For HE does not come onthe earth in this manner.Thus he who in Israelstands…is a fraud. So Egypt’s magicians(deceiving by demons)…could duplicate justa few works. Moved by devils andspiritual darknessso […]Read More NOT of HIM!