John 20:22 “And when HE had said this, HE breathed on them and said, “Receive the HOLY SPIRIT.” Wind Waiting! When the cool of the day overwhelms a soul and the waves of HIS SPIRIT flood through them… Then Surrender’s reward is to bask in HIS presence! What Joy without equal — with HIM! Thus […]Read More Wind Waiting!
Psalm 103:10 “HE does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities!” Our Unmerited Key! Since each is a sinner with stainsWith “rap sheets” foundadded to — dailyso the thoughts of one’sfreedom escapes us…because those intentions of Self— we know best. Why then would the LORD diefor me…WHO […]Read More Our Unmerited Key!
1 Peter 2:24 “WHO HIS OWN SELF bare our sins in HIS OWN body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.” Solely Purchased!! As a zero on the heroscale; a goose eggout of 10…when the judging of ourefforts done before asoul knew HIM…. […]Read More Solely Purchased!!
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your GOD. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with MY righteous right hand.’ HIS Righteous Right Hand! Memorial momentsand times ofremembrance helpsouls who reflect togive thanks. Through sorrows for Lossand Absencethey gaze…prayingfor that […]Read More HIS Righteous Right Hand!
Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind toone another, tenderhearted,forgiving one another, as GODin CHRIST forgave you.” Self’s Re-assigned Burdens! The failure to forgiveadds weights to our walk.Resentment’s sarcasm“depresses” as well. Proud looks as if “betterthan”, wiser or smarter…expand then that gapbetween Heaven and Hell. So bend the heart fasterthan kneeling — most urgent!Make humble your thoughts;prefer others….not […]Read More Self’s Re-assigned Burdens!
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!
Psalm 116:16 “O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. YOU have loosed my bonds!” With Broken Link Rejoicing! Who’s confessed unnumbered sinsand sincerely shown Repentance…who remains with spirit crushed asone forsaken? Who’s bent their knees and heartstogether as a regular display…whose darkness stayed with themalthough they said […]Read More With Broken Link Rejoicing!
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!
Galatians 5:1 “For freedom CHRIST has set us free; stand firm therefore, and DO NOT submit again to a yoke of slavery!” (The Law) Bound versus Boundless! Traditional prayer bound with Action’s routine often breeds false religion. With bulletin time tables processing souls, so no move of the SPIRIT “gets in”. Prayer’s rituals then reject […]Read More Bound versus Boundless!
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!
Romans 9:16 “So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on GOD WHO has mercy.” Saved from Self’s Strainings! Sin sometimes hits us with gravest of symptoms; it’s sickness re-pains us till Pride has been purged. Infectious within us; it’s stains brand us sinners thus Hopeless […]Read More Saved from Self’s Strainings!
1 Peter 1:13 “ Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of JESUS CHRIST.” Calvary’s Captives! Submitting to Selfis a worthless endeavor;one fraught and o’er filledwith the dangers of sin. Abandoning Hope then,by default, we fall to…when […]Read More Calvary’s Captives!
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are GOD’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when HE appears we shall be like him, because we shall see HIM as HE is. HIS Living Transitions! Only CHRIST’s resurrection from Death’s wretched tomb paved The WAY through HIS blood — […]Read More HIS Living Transitions!
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!
John 7:38 “He who believes in ME, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” Kneeling in The Water! In HIS words which matter, GOD constantly bathes us; Yea, under Life’s fountain of verses o’erflowing… …so found there our souls; over- come yet not drowning for CHRIST’s living water […]Read More Kneeling in The Water!
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!
Proverbs 8:13 “To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.” HIS Choice Chains! How Pride so entangles our lives with great ease! Its’ web lets none free save surrendering souls… …whose choice leaves behind what the Flesh holds so dear. Yet the “unchained” were not freed […]Read More HIS Choice Chains!
1 John 4:16 “And we have known and believed the love that GOD has to us. GOD is love; and they that dwell in love dwell in GOD, and GOD in them.” Oh! The Love of JESUS! How can I wonder if GOD’s hand supports me when breath fills these lungs and my heart beats […]Read More Oh! The Love of JESUS!
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!
1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from GOD, and whoever loves has been born of GOD and knows GOD.” With Faith into The Wind… Initial petitions; by those who do pray are those “Ready!” found…in all seasons. Not waiting for something nor someone to move…so they press in with […]Read More With Faith into the Wind…
Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” On Freedom’s Wings! Forgiveness begins by extending HIS pardon to Self’s own reflection. For without that debt paid, then one can’t mrror CHRIST WHOSE redemption forgave even me. So we each must start inward redeeming the […]Read More On Freedom’s Wings!
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!
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of CHRIST.” Upcoming Attractions! Yes LORD! I confess LORD…Pride’s cords are self centric. Yes LORD, I digress LORD…steps t’wards THEE have strayed. Yet LORD, my soul, LORD…yearns for YOU — most zealous.Thus “No!” must I say, LORD…to those — never called! Although my […]Read More Upcoming Attractions!
Galatians 5:1 “For freedom CHRIST has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery!” With Threads of Red, White and Blue! The American flag was born through extreme Adversity. Its’ woven beginnings are found rooted in unwanted conflict because Good was downtrodden and Justice was compromised. It’s […]Read More With Threads of Red, White and Blue!
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!
Psalm 62:5 “For GOD alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from HIM!” The Constant Craving! For liberty soon shall your captors plead, once CHRIST WHO is our MASTER speaks! Just by HIS words shall tables turn when HE returns to set things right! So with HIS Hallalujah fire, sing with […]Read More The Constant Craving!
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!
Philippians 1:9-10 “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of CHRIST…” Given: CALVARY! What blessed release; what relief brings our SAVIOUR! Though once crushed and defaced, yet […]Read More GIVEN: CALVARY!