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 4:32 “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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Job 33:4 “The Spirit of GOD has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life!” CHRIST’s Life Lines! With needle like syringes in search of fresh nectar, so bees circle flowers — awaiting their turn. Compelled by the MASTER and not their like queen, so their buzzing is purposed — thus transporting […]Read More CHRIST’s Life Lines!
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!
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!
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!
Ephesians 6:18 “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the SPIRIT, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints…” HIS “Choice” Vessels! A soulful petition from one amongst many with countless, in tandem, their prayers — uplifting. Yet this heart’s expression exceeded […]Read More HIS “Choice” Vessels!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!” Birthing Preparations! HIS nail scarred hands, the empty tomb. Birthed HE for us new life which we soon shall embrace! These proving grounds, a […]Read More Birthing Preparations!
Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your FATHER WHO is in heaven.” Lamp Lighting Lemming Leaders! When thousands are dying of the billions near death; one cannot help wondering why — as lemmings — most seem. Following […]Read More Lamp Lighting Lemmimg Leaders!
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 34:15 “The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and HIS ears toward…their cry!” Faith’s Rallying Cry! (For this Hour!) “Surrendered strength” happensif craved — Sin’s embraces;where compromised stepscreate Weaklings — so Faithless. Beneath camouflage then…such souls surge — pretentious.Deceived and deceiving,with hatred — near endless. Yet stand strong, oh Church;rediscover your FATHERWHOSE […]Read More Faith’s Rallying Cry!
Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD your GOD is in your midst, a victorious warrior. HE will exult over you with joy, HE will be quiet in HIS love, HE will rejoice over you with shouts of joy!” With Both Hands and Whole Heart! The “Forsaking all others!” command filters Dross… the extras, the demons, those little […]Read More With Both Hands and Whole Heart!
Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast to the hope we profess, for HE WHO has promised…IS Faithful!” Just as HE Promised! As a fire which melts; as Ice next to flames. so HIS presence transforms every pain in this life. To know then the “Why?” such discomforts still rage; this then the “Day’s question” if […]Read More Just as HE Promised!