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!
Isaiah 40:1 “Comfort, yes, comfort MY people!” says your GOD!” The Second Hand’s Moment! In the clutches of Anguish, in Sorrowful’s chains, here again comes our voice bound with Yesterday’s tears. As before and once more Sufferings’ pressures assailing, yet Despair has no Victory! Defeat is not yours! For HIS transforming hands have not left […]Read More The Second Hand’s Moment!
Psalm 57:7 “My heart is steadfast, O GOD, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!” The Handmaiden’s Solo! Then stretching her arms upwards facing,great praises soon followed their leadtowards Heaven. Joy’s heights were expanding in tandem with Peacewhilst entwining her voice with eachother — again. For this handmaiden — driven! […]Read More The Handmaiden’s Solo!
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!
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in ME you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!” From the Heart of our KING! Redemptive versus Unforgiven; Sin’s status with two sides. Though dead to it, as Scripture states, we […]Read More From the Heart of our KING!
Luke 9:62 “JESUS said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of GOD.” Consistency’s Pursuit! Trying to retrofit your past into the present moment is only successful if it’s implementing an already established, and growing solid walk with CHRIST …into an even greater […]Read More Consistency’s Pursuit!
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established.” Discarding “Comfort”; Embracing CHRIST! The resistance which CHRISTians apply to their missions is rather confusing. Perplexing — at least. Why choosing a level called “surface” for study of GOD’s holy words is “head scratching” at best. Know this then that HIS […]Read More Discarding “Comfort”; Embracing CHRIST!
Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” Haste without Hate! As rubber bands stretching in Noon-Day’s extremes where Hate’s heat melts Love’s kindness, disfiguring hearts… …this dream of mine surges; Still! Onward — extending — expectant through all…as HE purposed us be! So though Life’s compassion seems waning — devolving; […]Read More Haste without Hate!
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 5:39 “But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” Cheek Turning Charity “Taking offense” from others is truly a most charitable act at its core. In contrast, “giving offense” is then its mirrored opposite, even rotten to […]Read More Cheek Turning Charity
Psalms 9:1-2 “I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart, I will recount all YOUR wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in YOU; I will sing praise to YOUR NAME, O Most HIGH!” Faith — Forward! With lifted trumpets and marching drums, with psalms of praise and songs resung,so come we, […]Read More Faith — Forward!
1 Corinthians 12:18 “But now [as things really are], GOD has placed and arranged the parts in the Body, each one of them, just as HE willed and saw FIT [with the best balance of function].” Fit In! When seeds grow togetherSide by side — entwined closelytheir sprouts will unite— becoming one stock. But when […]Read More “Fit In!”
Luke 5:31 “JESUS answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.” Loving Nineveh! The Well need no doctor. The Sick may not know. These then who dispense such “physician” distaste… …are such without CHRIST having none of Pain’s symptoms, till the Hour appointed […]Read More Loving Nineveh!
Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in MY NAME, I am there in the midst of them.” In Two’s Congregation! Where whispers attack and “nay-sayers” gather, where words which are evil are thinly disguised… …is found often the place where the broken yet steadfast become congregations of two — or much […]Read More In Two’s Congregation!
Hosea 10:12 “Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until HE comes and showers HIS righteousness on you!” Dew Driven JESUS, JESUS! Relenting of sin… are we found in tandem. To HIM, lifting praise! Repenting through Grace which […]Read More Dew Driven!
2 Corinthians 10:17 “But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the LORD.” The Pride of CHRIST! Pride is a coin double sided, two – faced. With Self esteem, it looks up yet with Greed it looks down. When humbled, it blesses; When not, it’s greed filled. When Godly, it’s gracious but unchecked, it’s loveless. […]Read More The Pride of CHRIST!
Psalm 85:13 “Righteousness will go before HIM to prepare the way for HIS steps!” HIS Way Makers! As John was created to forge forward CHRIST’s pathway, so too are we destined to preach of HIS steps. To speak well of HIS coming return from the Heavens, thus have we been purposed; the “road ahead” preaching. […]Read More HIS Way Makers!
Psalm 34;18 “The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit!” 2CJC! / Individual Renewals “To see JESUS CHRIST” requires an open heart, open ears and eyes, and an expectancy which draws one to seek HIM with daily zeal. “To see JESUS CHRIST” is an […]Read More Individual Renewals!
Psalm 18:28 “For it is YOU WHO light my lamp; the LORD my GOD lightens my darkness!” Those Souls! The beauty of the LORD is to darkness — repulsive. HIS grace filled aroma — a stench — to its senses. So those clothed with shadows: who loathe HIS glow’s presence… find — foul — every […]Read More Those Souls!