1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in love!” The Self-Reflective “Acceptance Speech!” What is Correction compared to Oppression? What comes from GOD versus crafted by others? The answer resides in HIS sovereign commission; in HIS purpose uniquely appointed. For some speak from fear and from stances — impatient. They don’t want to hear scripture coming to […]Read More The Self-Reflective “Acceptance Speech!”
Titus 2:13 “Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great GOD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST…” With Perpetual Motion! So many are asking,“Just when will HEcome for me? “ And HIS WORD replies,“Just when will you runTO ME? “ By engaging so manydistractions, the eyesof the heart then turnfrom pursuit. By […]Read More With Perpetual Motion!
Ephesians 5:16 “Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil!” Choosing by Doing! What’s free rarelycarries great valuelike a handful of gravelthat’s “gifted”. It’s meaningless,uselessand absent of wantunless there was aneed which existed. So measure bothgiving and taking;calculate costs foryour efforts and Time. Noting mostly howmuch is taken for Selfversus given […]Read More Choosing by Doing!
Acts 10:37 “Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that GOD does not show favoritism.” Loving at all Levels! The enemy of Better is the Good. Just below it, it rests with Complacency’s pillows. The foe of the Best then is Better. It too resides “less than” the one just […]Read More Loving at all Levels!
Isaiah 58:10 “If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday!” Stone Soup Prayers! The beginning of stone soup begins with…the stone. Then the heart of another brings something to add. With carrots, corn, […]Read More Stone Soup Prayers!
Hebrews 12:29 “For our GOD is a consuming fire!” With Flames of Faith! Loving like CHRISTequates to “Hate Sin!”There is NO middleground in between. All else, as such,detracts from GOD’struths…by WHOSE firethose lukewarm —consumed! Separate then yourSelf from Darknessas CHRIST’s spiritualflame-throwing torch! As HIServants sent to set the world on fire, propelled by HIS love, […]Read More With Flames of Faith!
Psalm 82:4 “Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked!” “…And then some!” None need to wearsinful burdens ofwhich they’verepented and turnedaway from. None must bearweights from whichthey relented sinceCHRIST bottles theirtears…and then some! So no matter Fault-Finders’ — reminding,CHRIST alone holdsthe last word ofJustice. “For all those whohave […]Read More “…And then some!”
Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices GOD is pleased.” “Pleasing” People! “Please!” intercedes for those struggling. Accompanying Prayer, so its words are most urgent. No thanks then is given to Flesh because GOD provides answersthrough Sovereignty’s filter. Then, with Zeal, cling to HIM […]Read More “Pleasing” People!
Hebrews 13:16 “But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices GOD is well pleased.” Serving your Time! A service with perfectlyparalleled lines,“starts” and “stops” looking like seamless, manicured signsthen suggest it’s a business conformed to mankind….as an organization GOD-less. For how shall HIS SPIRITjust “stop on a dime”…when HIS […]Read More Serving your Time!
Ephesians 6:18 “Praying at all times in the SPIRIT, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…” Interceding Servants! One must trust in the LORD with all of their heart. Relentlessly, endlessly seeking… For the GOD of Creation wants none shrinking back, thus draws […]Read More Interceding Servants!
Hosea 6:3 “Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD; HIS going out is sure as the Dawn; HE will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth!” Healing Rain! Whenever “dry cracks”our hearts notice…then for Rains’restoration we pray. For more than the mistswhich HE sends […]Read More Healing Rain!
2 Timothy 1:6a “For this reason I encourage you to fan into flame the gift of GOD…” With Encouraging Words of Fire! Grayish icicles hanging fromLife’s damaged gutterslike tinsel long faded,worn dark by the ages;so also seemed Hope’s best appearance… to flutter. Hearing audibly frozenresponses to heartache,still each victim — dismayedclung much greater to Grace…for […]Read More With Encouraging Words of Fire!
Proverbs 3:34 “Toward the scorners HE is scornful, but to the humble HE gives favor!” The Scorner’s Reward “Witnessing scorn” isexpected at timeswhen our words meetwith all the World’s Hatred. When mentioning JESUSis all that is needed;igniting demonic-filledhosts who explode. Inviting decisions to joinHIM WHO isn’t like themthen a critical crossroadappears. Choose Life or to […]Read More The Scorner’s Reward
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 […]Read More Passenger Seat Selections!
Psalm 104:28 “When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.” With the Speed of LIGHT! Little kindnesses,small charities,being willingly…inconvenienced. These symbols displaysuch selfless hearts,repeatedly bentin HIS service. Going unnoticed,giving their best“straying” from thespotlights…daily, always. So those like-minded;living like CHRISTembrace HIS returns,not the […]Read More With the Speed of LIGHT!
Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine; for your LIGHT has come and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you!” Clear Mirror Polishing! Pray that sinners andSaints would embrace…and neither would“hide from” each other. Give grace to thoseliving in areas — gray;intervening for theywho are Stubborn. For those “doublingdown”, even more so…intercede with greatZeal and speed. […]Read More Clear Mirror Polishing!
1 Chronicles 16:11 “Seek the LORD and HIS strength; seek HIS presence continually!” Up Interceding! Praying Belieffor greater, not lesseraligns someone’s feetwith HIS steps. Absent of such,without Interventioncomes faithless, one’swalk, on their own. Call then on HIMconfessions outpoured;To be wholly filledwith Faith’s heights. In order that, thatplace you once stoodis now where your heartcries for […]Read More Up Interceding
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!
Proverbs 11:25 “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.” The GARDENER’s Produce! With Morning’s Dawn weset aside these fruits ofSelf — as compost… …since they rarely lastfor good just as theywould when in the SPIRIT. HIS fruits then flow fromgiftings found outpouredupon GOD’s children… while the […]Read More The GARDENER’s Produce!
Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of CHRIST.” Aiming the Aimless! So those focusing upwardsyet bound to Reflection…whose “backwards glance gazes”seem filled with abandon…. such lack of HIS passionand forward advancement.Thus often delayed are theychained to Inaction. So look to those journeysahead as HIServants!Most of all in this Hoursince the […]Read More Aiming the Aimless!
Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to GOD.” Heaven’s Handoffs! Passing scripture to saints from one heart to another doesn’t mean that the end point is reached. The number of audience members then isn’t constrained by the range of how far we […]Read More Heaven’s Handoffs!
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!
Psalm 51:12 “Restore to me the joy of YOUR salvation, and uphold me by YOUR generous SPIRIT.” Doubly Filled Within! So this is our story:“Cleansed is my wrong!”In order that purposefulworks HE designed… …would bring with our actionsthe greatest of songs.Hear now Thanksgiving’sheights from obedient lives! What extremes then of Joywhen Faith blends with movement; […]Read More Doubly Filled Within!
John 17:4 “I glorified YOU on the earth, having accomplished the work which YOU have given ME to do.” work transitions! Beholding HIS face while holding HIS hand will happen at Rapture’s first instant. Therefore! This pause in between HIS set hour and now is our life — full of Purpose and worship. So the […]Read More work transitions!
Isaiah 40:29 “HE gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might HE increases power!” Powerfully Extended! Constant in VictoryRelentless in LoveOvercoming, ourGOD is eternal. For us — in battles;within us — throughstruggles, unstoppablyKING, our REDEEMER. So rally your heart;and encourage theweak till HIS strengthoverwhelms you…and them! Amen and amen! Devotional: Psalm 10:17 […]Read More Powerfully Extended!
Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of GOD, as beloved children.” Universal and Eternal! So many languages escape us! Both their motives and intentions……are often lost within translation. Vaguely then, one’s heart is felt. How very shallow — Understanding which is limited profusely…unless we speak in “Common’s tongue”. Save this then…Confusion reigns. But within HIS HOLY […]Read More Universal and Eternal!
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!
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!
Proverbs 15:33 “The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility.” Clear ye the Way! Without Goodness or Rightness, Self’s pride is defenseless with sword made of plastic and shield — cardboard pressed. Without Righteousness leading, our egos expanding, drawn are we to war — unequipped and ill-fated. So […]Read More Clear ye the Way!
Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in MY NAME, there am I among them.” HIS “Stone Soup” Creations! Soup often hosts all manner of gardens joining vegetables, grains and meat. Thus creating… …such flavors, aromas and excellent tastes which unite in each kettle on cast iron stoves. Or whatever container that cooks […]Read More HIS “Stone Soup” Creations!