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!
Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.” Those Blessed Bonds! Confession proceedsForgiveness…and before both:admission of Sin. This Knowledge as suchbirths Regretin all who, to CHRIST,have submitted. Then freedom in JESUSwe have where HIS“chains” are gainedthrough surrender. Released to Constraintin HIS steps, unboundare we foundthen — rejoicing! […]Read More Those Blessed Bonds!
John 10:16 “And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear MY voice; and there will be one flock and one SHEPHERD…” At the Sheep Crossing! The peer of unsuspecting souls is sightless Faith — misguiding. GOD’s Way looks often darkened then to pilgrims […]Read More At The Sheep Crossing!
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 20:4 “The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.” Shaking the Comatose! Overwhelmed by the worship-filled chorus of bagpipes so was she who danced with Joy’s teardrops still streaming. Thus spinning they flew, as her arms swirled about her; this woman of worship whose name CHRIST […]Read More Shaking the Comatose!
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!
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!
Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your Light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you!” Reawaken the Redeemed! To those unbelieving, Life’s curtain is falling with such rapid force, it shall crack hardened ground. But given their lack of Faith’s understanding, they’ll stumble headlong till as shattered — they’re found. But GOD […]Read More Reawaken the Redeemed!
Hebrews 12:11 “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” With Reverence, Returning… Returning to Terra, to rest in HIS stable, so came I again to the Gate of Instruction; that paddock — secured —- where […]Read More With Reverence, Returning…
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!
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, MY peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” CHRIST’s Present Peace! Basking before HIM means those in the light of WHO CHRIST is…are at rest. Reclining in HIS presence, […]Read More CHRIST’s Present Peace!
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!
Philippians 2:15 “That you may be blameless and innocent, children of GOD without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, amongst whom you shine as lights in the world…” Seed Stretching! Lush green meadows hide their root structures beneath a vast, soil cover. Being fertile and fruitful so grows it’s expanse given […]Read More Seed Stretching!
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!
Luke 21:28 “ Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near!” THE Sign for Some! As the signs of HIS comingmerge with speed into oneand the great divide growseven greater; …then am I assured thatour SAVIOUR approacheswith rapture eternal…yetonly for some. Yes! The LORD […]Read More THE Sign for Some!
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!
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!
Psalms 36:9 “For with YOU is the fountain of life; In YOUR light we see light!” By HIS Breath Indwelling First witnessing birth, then aninfant expressions…with Sounds softly rising, thus drawnthese heartstrings. Bending low with Compassion filledwith Love’s reflections…so am I found speechless by Joy mysight brings. Now beholding Creation’s initialexhale, so the cry of […]Read More By HIS Breath Indwelling
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!