Philippians 3:13 “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead…” To our GOD! Leaving the Lesser! I’ve had to leave my past behind and act like nothing happened while a thousand cheeks I turned because […]Read More Leaving the Lesser!
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 […]Read More Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply!
John 6:35 “JESUS said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to ME will not hunger, and he who believes in ME will never thirst.” Giving HIS Bread of Grace! Do not forget GOD’s gift of gracebecause for sinners stumbling…HIS perfect power helps weakened faithand draws them from their troubles. With […]Read More Giving HIS Bread of Grace!
Colossians 3:12 “Put on then, as GOD’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…” With GOD’s own Gaze! Who overlooks their sinsyet analyzes others; unforgiving ofwhat CHRIST already has? Who stares with weights and measuresat their sisters and their brothers…and with every dawn begins suchwork — again? In truth, we […]Read More With GOD’s own Gaze!
Luke 9:23 “And HE said to all, “If anyone would come after ME, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow ME.” Serving CHRIST Alone! Our selfish ambition outside HIS — aligned…appears in lock step but its walk isn’t right. It serves as this says. “May Self seize every credit.” Yet […]Read More Serving CHRIST Alone!
Proverbs 23:18 “Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off!” Pushing Back, Pressing Through! Drawing nearto THEE FATHERsincerely and often,Is not without struggle. Companionto our footprintscomes also detractors,both human and spirit. Oppressionconfronts usfrom each side of the veiland sometimes — increases. But YOU say“Come close to ME.Filter all that you […]Read More Pushing Back, Pressing Through!
Matthew 5:12a “Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven…” The Upsides-Down Funnel! What we see endingis this life’s pretenseat the end of the funnelwhich GOD’s own hands formed. That rapturous instantappears as a sliver;microscopically measuredas if Breath were no more. But! It’s not final norfinished for us!There’s no first nor a […]Read More The Upsides-Down Funnel!
Isaiah 40:28 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting GOD, the CREATOR of the ends of the earth. HE does not faint or grow weary; HIS understanding is unsearchable!” Just by Looking Up! Since the sun, moon and stars follow patterns distinctly, we know that no random creator was […]Read More Just by Looking Up!
John 7:37 “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink!” Preaching under Water! Come to the Well, there lower your heart. Soak beneath living water; whilst drinking HIM in. There find The LORD; there drench […]Read More Preaching under Water!
Proverbs 4:25 “Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you!” Looking Past this Present Storm! There’s a storm before the Calm which must rage – anticipating. Then follows Heaven’s peaceful- ness as Night precedes the Day. There’s a hurricane ahead after which shall Stillness – reigning then consume hell’s darkened […]Read More Looking Past this Present Storm!
Psalms 14:1 “The fool says in his heart, “There is no GOD.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.” Refusal’s Rejection! Dissension’s Disease is a formidable illness found killing those stubbornly telling GOD “No!” Ignoring our LORD’s endless love so they languish… as fools found discarding HIS gift for […]Read More Refusal’s Rejection!
Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Yes, JESUS! The Perfect Positive! CHRIST’s blood needs no marker or naming convention. No label, no name tag nor title — unmentioned. For HE is WHO HE is; […]Read More The Perfect Positive!
James 5:8 “You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the LORD is at hand.” The “No Return!” Line With the last breath of physical Life in our lungs, so our very next inhale is titled — Eternal. Regardless of thought; with far less than a choice…will each soul cross to where […]Read More The “No Return!” Line
Acts 17:11 “Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true.” The Septuagint’s Anchor! Stories are often misleading; combining misguided word phrases on pages. Through the World’s printed papers then spinning such tales; their […]Read More The Septuagint’s Anchor!
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 : “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what GOD has prepared for those who love HIM — but GOD has revealed it to us by HIS SPIRIT!” The Funneling Effect! When the funnel of Life narrows downwards, it’s not as though Death can show us to […]Read More The Funneling Effect!
Titus 2:14 “…WHO gave HIMSELF for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for HIMSELF a people for HIS own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (Us also…HIS disciples!) The Surrendered Disciple! So one beginsby pressing into disciplinetheir senses. When held, their jewelmost priceless: Proved!Is CHRIST WHO rules.Then! Victory! With hearts well […]Read More The Surrendered Disciple!
Psalms 25:4 “Show me YOUR ways, LORD, teach me YOUR paths.” Through Cloud-bound Impressions! Teach us follow YOUR footprints; transform us in every formed step. Facing forwards, compel our directions for Faith’s full increase! Yea, deny us our wandering Flesh. Prone then to leave HIM WHO bought us; The ONE WHO created our breath. Making […]Read More Through Cloud-bound Impressions!
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith!” With “Blinders” of Grace! Souls wish to be freed from past memories; from former things broken which still scar their hands. With a prayer for new flesh and a canvas unstained yet our mirrors still reflect […]Read More With “Blinders” of Grace!
Psalm 43:3 “Send out YOUR Light and YOUR Truth; let Them lead me; let Them bring me to YOUR holy hill and to YOUR dwelling!” Shining Beautifully Brighter! Though often fades Beauty, one’s faith must not follow since the LORD shall return for those souls keeping watch. To find us observant! For where Sovereignty reigns, […]Read More Shining Beautifully Brighter!
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Once Again — Heaven! We shall sing of YOUR excellent greatness; with our words filled exalting YOUR NAME! YOUR praise will be heard from our lips with each breath as before THEE our songs have […]Read More Once Again — Heaven!
Matthew 24:44 “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” The second hand hurries! The minute hand flies; the hour hand points to this moment… …where second hand thoughts and minutia abound; yet our focus must center on Time. For now we do well […]Read More This Waiting Moment!
1 Peter 2:16 “Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of GOD.” Freely Bound! Holding fast onto CHRIST makes one loosed from this world. In HIS chains we find freedom as children of GOD. In the bonds of HIS service, our hearts […]Read More Freely Bound!
Proverbs 21:2 “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.” Taking me to HIS Heart! Chosen to stand in the Gap then — for others; especially those whom the LORD chose — by heart. No, not by hand nor by Self’s own intention; Instead just those […]Read More Taking me to HIS Heart!
2 Samuel 7:28 “Now, O LORD GOD, YOU are GOD, and YOUR words are truth, and YOU have promised this good thing to YOUR servant.” Unquestionably Then! Why have Answers — so vague — met with Questions — direct? Why is Truth now cast down and replaced by Deceit? Where has Justice been banished and […]Read More Unquestionably Then!
Judges 10:16 “So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the LORD.. And HIS soul could no longer endure the misery of Israel.” WHOSE Soul! None other can purchase redemption for no one is righteous — not one. Besides! CHRIST our SAVIOUR and SHEPHERD we know because HE changed our hearts […]Read More WHOSE Soul!
Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah, LORD GOD! It is YOU WHO have made the heavens and the earth by YOUR great power and by YOUR outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for YOU!” The Impossible Con! When protection against otherforces — mislabeled,Deception then reigns withIntentions — misguided.How favorable thus one’s desired resultswhen their goal is — misstated?What […]Read More The Impossible Con!
Colossians 3:2 “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth!” The SIGHT WHO Matters! No earthly sight will exceed those ofGlory and no clay-sourced vision canCHRIST’s — overtake.No focus, no gaze, nor Self’sclaims shall be greater. Looking upwards to Heaven then findsthose which matter. Each “sight to behold” and our KING […]Read More The SIGHT WHO Matters!
Revelation 1:7 “Behold, HE is coming with clouds, and every eye will see HIM, even they who pierced HIM. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of HIM. Even so, Amen!” Through Swirling Clouds! Oh LORD such surrounding, encircling spirits whose driving compulsion comes solely from hell: these swirl with violence and […]Read More Through Swirling Clouds!
Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” The Great Unpacking! “Are you ready to meet Jesus?” was HIServant’s outcry, “…because I see your suitcases filled with this life.” “To the last bag, o’erwhelming, so are your possessions found stuffed in like gold which you hoard as obsessions.” And such […]Read More The Great Unpacking!
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen!” Beyond Borders! All that is heard and everything seen is still just a sliver… representing this Life. Far greater that realm which is beyond every sense granted Flesh! Exponentially so! And greatest its’ height is Heaven, our home… […]Read More Beyond Borders!