Hebrews 13:15 “Through HIM then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to GOD, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge HIS NAME!” Sacrificial Praise Definitions! Alleluia, Hallelujah; Give HIM praise — lifted highest! Forfeit all Pride till is heard your Thanksgiving. For ratios other than sacrificewholly…equate to a partialSurrender of Face. […]
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Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Perfectly Preceding! The gift which one appreciates mostis HIS answer to prayers never said. Though unvoiced and not prayed, yet HE moved to completely do what we cannot. Save ourselves. So extend your heart and […]
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Psalm 113:2 “Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forever!” With Endless Gratitude! While Unequal Gratitude some might choose to give… it must not be for praising HIM; WHO’s due our souls’ Thanksgiving! Instead it then be Flesh with sins — embellished… … whose thoughts exalt themselves to turn the […]
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2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the LORD is the SPIRIT, and where the SPIRIT of the LORD is, there is freedom! Freed by what’s Finished! By confessions to theNth degree will soulsso burdened —struggle. There weighted down,each guilty phrasebetrays them likenone other. Thus satan’s useof words we usedmake worse thosethings we’ve uttered. Reminding of pastindiscretions…untilwe begin […]
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Psalm 121:8 “The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore!” Waiting Up! Quietly sitting before the fire, the older woman slowly picked up an aged, cast iron poker and proceeded to stoke the coals nearly asleep before her. Sparks, startled by the sudden movement, then quickly rose up. As an […]
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Psalm 139:4 “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.” Taking Doors off their Hinges! The LORD JESUS CHRIST lives inside us, amen? And HE’s not just some optional room. Yet “placed” as a guest in utility storage, so some think HIS presence best “kept”. But as Solomon […]
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Isaiah 66:13: “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” “& Mother!” Honoring parents may notalways seem easy. As children,our views, often skewedwere from Truth. So with immature eyes,we assumed what is right…though Experience had notyet taught us. As such, someinstructions from GODwere still pending…since youth was ourbadge and Time’shands not yet […]
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Psalms 107:29 “HE stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” With Storm Chasing Praises! (Happy Thanksgiving!) Giving thanks isdirected specificallyhighest… …to HIM WHO alonesits enthroned in theHeavens. Praising GOD and HISCHRIST is our callingand privilege… …so which delayswarrant our mutesubstitutions? Far too often graveSilence is used toreplace it. …and […]
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Psalm 33:8 “Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of HIM!” Grafted-In Threading! Heaven’s Fabric’scomplete; evenseparate in sections…still connected inSPIRIT all over theearth. So that at HIS returnevery thread shall begathered whom HEsewed by hand forthe hour of Retrieval! Then those strandsremaining with Terror— unraveling […]
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Proverbs 12:18 “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Selectively Speaking! Worthless words spoken are those misdirected. They point others backwards or sideways at best. Such phrases — off target — then “miss the mark” wholly till spiritually errant, their end is a wreck. […]
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Psalm 62:5 “Rest in GOD alone, my soul, for my hope comes from HIM!” For Child-like Rest! Truth be told, theselast few years,she’d been lookingfor the first…back when Chaos hadno breath and herFaith was newlybirthed. To “when” as justa child, she’d relinquished“serving Self”…kneelingdown with Urgencyto give her lifeto “someone else”. Yea, to CHRIST WHOknew her […]
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1 Peter 1:18 “Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile waysinherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold…” Endlessly Credited! Buy gold without silverand goods withoutcredit. Invest everycell in your soul withour GOD! Through the faminesand drought, keepplanting — mostfaithful. Yea, trustevery harvest stillpending…to CHRIST. For the MASTER iscoming […]
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Jeremiah 17:14 “Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for YOU are the oneI praise!” “UN-Denting the Drywall!” There are set intersections where GOD chooses us to connect with HIS will. Even so, there are others which cross other lines…brought by numbers who pray! Through such […]
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1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as HE is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of JESUS, HIS SON, purifies us from all sin.” HIS Spotless Parchments! When someone peelsback the veneer fromoff of our pictures,then the spotless, whitepaper photographers use… …is no longer found […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Psalm 150:6 “Let everything thathas breath praise the LORD!Praise the LORD!” HIS Praise, One Voice! Hallelujah! Our Redeemer’slove comes through HISstripes — victorious;How glorious is HIS NAMEin all the earth! All glory to our GOD andKING WHOSE righteousways transform us.How great is HE WHOSEface we long to see! So on our knees with liftedhands, HIS […]
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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; […]
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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.” With The GARDENER’s Heart! What’s a three petaled rose or a daisy with four? Two options in view which some deem — incomplete. […]
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Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” With Unfettered Praise! YOU’ve saved us from ourselves;no greater rescue known.As such, with Faith we waitknowing we are not our own! These steps are not for selfnor meant self centrically,for bent they are to Heaven;towards our SAVIOUR — THEE! Now zealous is […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in GOD, believe also in ME!” Love’s Guarantee! If not for HIS calling uniquely — these vessels…then none could share Faith for quite deaf would we be. If not for GOD’s writing; HIS WORD known as Scripture…then none would know Hope. Rather, lifeless we’d seem. […]
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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; […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 — […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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